North Korea threatens to end armistice

#1
Not yet seen elsewhere...

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice - CNN.com

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to slap new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
The North's military said it will also cut off direct phone links with South Korea at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, Yonhap said, citing North Korea's news outlet.
Probably just Kim Jong Un big-timing. Still, interesting times.
 
#2
N. Korea would be in for a kicking from S. Korea/US in the south and the PRC in the north wouldn't be too impressed, either, so I think there would be a good kicking from there, too.

Sounds like a lose/lose scenario for Kim Jong Junior.
 
#3
If they cut the phone lines to the outside world little Kim will surely feel even more "ronery"...



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#4
Obviously running out of rice and oil again.

Ignoring the North Koreans is the best tactic. If you react to them throwing their toys out of the pram, it just encourages them to do it again.

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#5
He's just sounding off as his a bit ronery.
 
#6
Is it his birthday or some other anniversary, they do seem to do this when it their is any celebration on the horizon……bit of a look at me, look at me…..PLEASE LOOK AT ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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#8
Playing Devils Advocate though, if I was a dirt poor country feeding my citizens propaganda, lies and not much else, but I was armed with Nukes, is it essentially a wise move to shut down my back-channel deals and money laundering, thus depriving the Lords and Masters of more Cake to have and eat?

When the contradictory-socialists at the top lose their 'fringe benefits', they might just turn around and go "**** it" and press the big, fat red button.
 
#9
They can sever the phone lines because they have sat phones and a developing mobile network to actually communicate.

That's like us falling out with the US and cutting the telegram cables under Porthcurno beach as a gesture of ill-will.
 
#15
I would wager that if North Korea did make a serious threat they'd find themselves becoming China's newest province pretty sharpish
 
#16
I would imagine china is now going mental at N.K atm and possibly thinking its time they sent there own army in to take out the mad feckers.
This is going to be an interesting week at the UN.

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In my mind (and that is quite simple) I would think that the Chinese are best placed (geographically, culturally, politically etc wise) the only ones who could helpfully intervene militarily, if that were needed at all that is. Should the US/S. Korea try i think it would spark a bad reaction from China.

How to get them onside with this idea though? Whatever you say and however you say it it will likely seem an alarming escalation.

After all in the new world order (China being is a trade nation) it would seem to be in their interests that N. Korea (or anyone else for that matter) do not launch nukes, or having the US/S. Korea left to deal with the matter somehow.
 

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The question is how much real understanding of the would outside of North Korea Kim-Il Fattie really has. If he understands that the US/South Korea are vastly more powerful than his failed state, then sanity will prevail. The goal of every dictator is to stay in power, not get removed by a military superpower.

If he's been brought up in a totally unrealistic/cut off from the real world environment and he really thinks North Korea is a world power, things could get interesting.

The only thing that might save him from the US giving him a major league kicking is that the Chinese may not want a graphic demonstration of US military power so close to their borders - it might reduce their ability to cow neighbouring states if the Chines are shown up as not yet being a global military power.

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I think the next step is going to be a full war its the only logical step to take. The S.K/U.S/CHN and most likely the rest of the world will need to take them down. Finger on the big red button of a mad man next door to you must be msking china sweat and with them kinda coming out there shell with trading and getting more powerful they have a hell of a lot too lose, never mind the potential fall out of a few nukes giving there population some new fingers and toes.
That is the tool to keep china onside....trade and not having a mushroom cloud sitting next to there border but I would think an arrangement on them little islands with japan with sharing of assets. ??
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The question is how much real understanding of the would outside of North Korea Kim-Il Fattie really has. If he understands that the US/South Korea are vastly more powerful than his failed state, then sanity will prevail. The goal of every dictator is to stay in power, not get removed by a military superpower.

If he's been brought up in a totally unrealistic/cut off from the real world environment and he really thinks North Korea is a world power, things could get interesting.

The only thing that might save him from the US giving him a major league kicking is that the Chinese may not want a graphic demonstration of US military power so close to their borders - it might reduce their ability to cow neighbouring states if the Chines are shown up as not yet being a global military power.

Wordsmith
The question is also how much power within NK Kim Junior really has. He has been living abroad (a boarding school in Switzerland) and has seen a bit of the world, so he might have some idea about the reaction of the rest of the world, but what about his generals and the top brass within the NK communist party? They might actually believe their own lies, and don´t mind the rest of the population, which has absolutely no say in this matter at all (though from what I´ve heard, they are increasingly better informed about what is going on abroad, mainly via contacts with China).

I wonder if there would be a realistic chance of taking out the NK leadership, or at least the top military, without turn ing the rest of the country into glass and then to rebuild their society?
 
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The question is how much real understanding of the would outside of North Korea Kim-Il Fattie really has. If he understands that the US/South Korea are vastly more powerful than his failed state, then sanity will prevail. The goal of every dictator is to stay in power, not get removed by a military superpower.

If he's been brought up in a totally unrealistic/cut off from the real world environment and he really thinks North Korea is a world power, things could get interesting.

The only thing that might save him from the US giving him a major league kicking is that the Chinese may not want a graphic demonstration of US military power so close to their borders - it might reduce their ability to cow neighbouring states if the Chines are shown up as not yet being a global military power.

Wordsmith
As with all fawning dictatorships /mega police states , Fatboy is probably only being told what he wants to hear , so will not exactly be getting the true picture .
That said , if it does kick off , I wonder if the N Korean army will be as fanatical as portrayed , or whether they will jack as soon as their battalion commissars are killed ?
 

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