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- Jan 29, 2014
Something prompted this, no doubt, not Kim Jung-un’s idea which only leaves China.
I would say that it might be Russia's current aggressiveness that actually prompted the sudden switch in attitude. Remember that Russia controls a narrow patch of land to the N.E of the country, Khasan.Something prompted this, no doubt, not Kim Jung-un’s idea which only leaves China.
JongUn (given name) Kim (family name), is no master of the universe to the outside world, however he is a leader and an icon to his people. We may not understand him or get Jucheism that makes the DPRK different from the rest of the world, however we do need to give credit to (Marshall)JongUn and (President) JaeInI doubt that China would allow Russia to take that port, at least not allow Russia to keep it, China doesn't want the US attacking N. Korea and the word has come down that Kim Jung must give up all nuclear weapons or the US will take action, so China ordered Kim Jung to come for a visit, 1st time ever IINM where he got the word on what to do, Trump has forced change, be it bad or good he is moving the ball.
A reunified Korea and an end to the N. Korean nuclear program sounds good, but the situation will have to be watched forever because S. Korea is an industrial dynamo and could construct nukes if they were so inclined, only the US presence prevents it.
I think it all comes down to China not wanting the US to attack N. Korea because China wants to be in control and if the US were to get set up in the North, China would not like that.
@ Alaskan, Yes Kim Jung doesn't want this, he is master of his universe, the top of his heap and a nasty little bastard, but he fears China and hopefully he will surrender all nuclear materials, or the US will have to take action. I think it was the threat of a trade war that motivated China to lean on Kim Jung as well as the promise of action if the nukes are not surrendered, we will see what happens next.
What? We have had armed forces in South Korea since the 1950s. We still have 28,500 solders, sailors and airmen stationed there. And the trade war is something that Trump has had to back down from as it only hurts businesses in the US. Trade wars never work for the intended purposes. Once China started attaching tariffs to commodities exported by the US, the $hit hit the fan.
hmm, well I agree that all the factors must come together to bring this moment to the forefront. The current series of events have been started by ROK and the DPRK alone. Remember that the US still needs to sign the Treaty of Panmunjeom to bring a full closure to the conflict. I sure hope that nothing happens to compromise this. Both sides of the border need peace and a final solution to the ~65 years of conflict status.There you go again, shifting light from the issue and spotlighting the mere hypothetical I used to make the real point.
Do I think President Trump can cure all disease, end world hunger and usher in global peace.....well let's just say completing all 3 of those things is unlikely, but my point was " IF " President Trump did do these 3 things you paul would still find fault, credit others regardless of their true contributions and malign our Supreme Commander as a mental midget who got lucky, that was my point as if you did not understand it.
At 14:34 local time, North Korean coastal artillery batteries on Mudo, and a recently redeployed 122-mm MRL at Kaemori, in North Korea's Hwanghae Province, opened fire on the island of Yeonpyeong. The bombardment took place in two waves, from 14:34 to 14:55 and again from 15:10 to 15:41. Many of the shells landed on a military camp, but others hit the island's principal settlement, destroying numerous homes and shops, and starting fires. About 108 shells were fired total, according to a North Korean defector who had served in an artillery battery.
Three of the six K9 Thunder 155mm guns stationed on Yeonpyong returned fire, while two were damaged and one blocked by a dud shell. South Korean artillery fired 80 shells in total. Initially, the South Koreans targeted barracks and command structures on Mudo, but began firing at the MRL at Kaemori about thirteen minutes later.
South Korean KF-16 and F-15K jets were also scrambled to the area, though they did not engage North Korean targets. South Korean counterstrikes ended at 16:42. It was the first artillery battle to take place between North and South Korea since the 1970s and was seen as one of the most serious attacks by the North on the South since the 1953 Armistice.
With power on Yeonpyeong knocked out and several fires breaking out as a result of the North Korean shelling, the South Korean military ordered civilians to evacuate to bunkers.
Yes, I heard this too. I saw a detailed explanation by KBS and YTN news and the other side on DPRK KCTV.Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea reportedly have been relocated ahead of the upcoming planned summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Trump on Wednesday night tweeted that "the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay tuned!"
North Korea moves 3 detained Americans to hotel, reports say; Trump says 'Stay tuned!' | Fox News