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Wow, have you heard? NORTH KOREA READY TO "BLOW UP" THE U.S.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588342,00.html?test=latestnews

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's army said Monday it is ready to "blow up" South Korea and the U.S., hours after the allies kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang has slammed as a rehearsal for attack.

South Korea and the U.S. — which normally dismiss such threats as rhetoric — began 11 days of drills across South Korea on Monday morning to rehearse how the U.S. would deploy in time of emergency on the Korean peninsula.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That would require Obama growing a set Lori..or begging Michele to allow him to borrow them.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:04 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • The U.S. and South Korea argue the drills — which include live firing by U.S. Marines, aerial attack drills and urban warfare training — are purely defensive. North Korea claims they amount to attack preparations and has demanded they be canceled.

    The North's People's Army issued a statement Monday, warning the drills created a tense situation and that its troops are "fully ready" to "blow up" the allies once the order is issued.

    The North also put all its soldiers and reservists on high alert to "mercilessly crush the aggressors" should they encroach upon the North's territory even slightly, said the statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • The communist country has issued similar rhetoric in the days leading up the drills. On Sunday, it said it would bolster its nuclear capability and break off dialogue with the U.S. in response to the drills.

    South Korea's military has been closely monitoring Pyongyang's maneuvers but hasn't seen any signs of suspicious activities by North Korean troops, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said earlier Monday.

    "We see it as (North Korea's) stereotype denouncement," Defense Ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae told reporters.

    About 20 anti-U.S. activists held a peaceful protest near a joint drill command center south of Seoul on Monday, chanting slogans such as "Stop war rehearsal."

    About 18,000 American soldiers and an undisclosed number of South Korean troops are taking part in the drills, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, according to U.S. and South Korean militaries.

    The training comes as the U.S. and other regional powers are pu
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • pushing for the North to rejoin international disarmament talks on ending its atomic weapons program in return for aid. The North quit the six-nation weapons talks and conducted its second nuclear test last year, drawing tighter U.N. sanctions.

    The North has demanded a lifting of the sanctions and peace talks with the U.S. on formally ending the Korean War before it returns to the negotiations. The U.S. and South Korea have responded that the North must first return to the disarmament talks and make progress on denuclearization.

    The U.S. stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • OP--You left out...


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    "18,000 American soldiers and an undisclosed number of South Korean troops are taking part in the drills"


    "the U.S. and other regional powers are pushing for the North to rejoin international disarmament talks on ending its atomic weapons program in return for aid."


    "The North has demanded a lifting of the sanctions and peace talks with the U.S. on formally ending the Korean War before it returns to the negotiations. The U.S. and South Korea have responded that the North must first return to the disarmament talks and make progress on denuclearization. The U.S. stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea."


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    Sounds like same ol' same ol'  "much ado about nothing!"  Besides, our trained military could beat their military hands-down!!!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:07 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Ya, this is like the 10th time they've done this in the last few years. (Actually it's probably been more.) It's hard to take them seriously anymore.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 5:07 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • OP: I posted the article. I am sorry if I miscopied. I did not leave anything out intentionally.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • OP: Hmm...

    Sounds like same ol' same ol' "much ado about nothing!" Besides, our trained military could beat their military hands-down!!!

    If I remember correctly we LOST this war the first time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • We didn't lose it. It was a stale mate. Both sides agreed to a "permanent" cease fire.


    I have believed for quite some time now that the next BIG war would not start in the middle east but in Korea or with China.

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:19 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • It was more like a "mutual cease fire" with both sides claiming victory. This is likely why North Korea is sending up this latest round of threats to "officially end the Korean War." (last paragraph of original post) Because we basically ended the war with a mutual cease fire, in which both sides claimed victory.  We also didn't have the atomic bomb at the time...if North Korea was TRULY serious, I have no doubt we could "end things" rather quickly this time around! :o)


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    "Although an armistice was signed in 1953 between the United Nations, the US, China and North Korea, South Korea refused to sign, leaving the two Koreas separate to this day."


    LINK

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:22 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

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