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North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:12 am
by Magritte
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... l-law.html
North Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his front-line troops to "be ready for a war," according to South Korean media reports.
This sounds baaaad... Miles, what's the mood in China about this? Just more posturing from Pyongyang or is it getting real?

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:28 pm
by mdsimpson92
Magritte wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... l-law.html
North Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his front-line troops to "be ready for a war," according to South Korean media reports.
This sounds baaaad... Miles, what's the mood in China about this? Just more posturing from Pyongyang or is it getting real?
If they are being serious I'm going to feel particularly sorry for them when the South Koreans wipes the floor with them. However, maybe I will postpone my trip to South Korea just in case. I'm currently betting on just playing the crazy card. Mao used to do stuff like this all the time saying (paraphrase) "I would look forward to a nuclear war, even if 400 million of us die we will have another 400 million to claim the world" or something to that effect.

China wouldn't tolerate such actions. If North Korea makes the first aggressive action, no way in hell would they support them. The Chinese views the North Korean kind of like that cousin that nobody likes. Their an embarrassment to the family and you would rather not claim them, but they are still family. That and if NK ever collapsed the humanitarian crisis would spill into Manchuria which would cause all sorts of destabilization.

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:01 pm
by Magritte
Phew. Well I doubt SK would make the first move. So that's a relief.

Disappointing but not unexpected to see more of the same old from Junior.

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:10 am
by mdsimpson92
Magritte wrote:Phew. Well I doubt SK would make the first move. So that's a relief.

Disappointing but not unexpected to see more of the same old from Junior.
Fingers Crossed.

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:30 pm
by Metacrock
gee I thought they were always under martial law!

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:50 am
by mdsimpson92
Yeah, I was kind of confused by that. What would be the difference. I guess the people are controlled more directly by the military rather than the civilian sector, except they're more a military with a state than a state with a military (kind of like early prussia)

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:53 am
by mdsimpson92
New news, China is about this close to telling NK to screw themselves, at least the people in the street, the government obviously has to be more pragmatic.

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 am
by fleetmouse
Oh lawdy, now they're threatening Japan. I hope China reins them in. I think that's the only force that could manage it diplomatically.

The crazy little fucks.

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:52 pm
by mdsimpson92

Re: North Korea 'under martial law'

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:32 am
by Metacrock
mdsimpson92 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn95Md3IrRE

Here's this gem from them.

now they threaten nuclear war. Will China curb them for us? Will they sit back while we kick their asses?