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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 8th, 2013 at 2:25 am

North Korea Cuts Panmunjom Hot Line

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This was a pretty predictable response to the recently announced UN sanctions:

SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Friday that it will sever its emergency hot line with Seoul and nullify non-aggression agreements between the two countries, amid escalating tensions over the North’s nuclear test last month.

“The DPRK abrogates all agreements on nonaggressions reached between the North and the South,” the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), a propaganda organ against the South, said in an English statement carried by the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). “The DPRK close the Panmunjom liaison channel between the North and the South.” [Yonhap]

Do not be surprised if in the next few months they do something to test President Park Geun-hye along the NLL or DMZ.

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  • Leon LaPorte
    4:39 am on March 8th, 2013 1

    *scratches nuts*

    …orders a beer. :roll:

  • Jimbob
    4:43 am on March 8th, 2013 2

    Meh, who gives a damn? They’re in no position to do absolutely anything. They would get crushed in less time than it takes me to read a Harry Potter book…

  • guitard
    5:07 am on March 8th, 2013 3

    The title should be re-written to say:

    North Korea Cuts Panmunjom Hot Line – For The Umpteenth Time

  • Chris In Dallas
    8:06 am on March 8th, 2013 4

    3: Yeah, its not like this hasn’t happened a couple times before.

    I think GI Korea is right about the NorKs brewing up some drama to get a rise out of President Park.

  • Asawa
    3:02 pm on March 8th, 2013 5

    Do female presidents get a rise out of anything? Maybe a twitch :)

  • Onezime
    5:02 pm on March 8th, 2013 6

    They were trying to intimidate the UN by claiming they would start a war, so I’m not surprised they pull that one. They accomplish two things: they don’t escalate things as they had threatened (which would have resulted in them getting pounded) and they get to save face by appearing as if they are actually turning things up a notch.

  • JoeC
    10:02 pm on March 8th, 2013 7

    Stephen Colbert retaliates against North Korea’s dream attack on the USA. :cool:

  • Flunky Brewster
    12:32 am on March 9th, 2013 8

    No more Batphone? So Commissioner Gordon will have to use the Bat Signal if he wants to summon the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder.

  • Mongoose
    3:43 am on March 9th, 2013 9

    I think the North Koreans are serious enough. Until now, the Chinese leadership never backed away from their Pyongyang counterparts. Chinese never partook in a U.N. Sanction against the North Korea. Chinese have done it this time. Norks will strike once the money noose tightens around their neck. I suppose they would want their first attacks have an impact on the South so ROK would not be able to retaliate against it. This time: it would have to be Seoul.

  • Mongoose
    3:49 am on March 9th, 2013 10

    For those of you in the States, Yongsan Garrison is still located right in the middle of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, which is only about 60 miles from the DMZ’s closest point to the South Korean capital. There is an outstanding 10- lane freeway going straight to the DMZ from Seoul. It wouldn’t take much time for NKs’ Armored columns to roll down on the highway into the heart of Seoul.

  • Mongoose
    3:58 am on March 9th, 2013 11

    I remember seeing Mel Gibson’s “We were solders” on DVD. There was a call sign named “Broker Arrow” being a code name for Kamikaze bombing on your own position in event of it being overrun by a Vietnamese forces.

    The U.S. may have to do the same because probable confusion ensuing the NK’s attack would be an epic proportion. Everyone will be in a close quarter combat mode. It won’t be like Iraq or Afghanistan.

    I don’t think the U.S. Public would swallow such gruesome and high number of deaths of their soldiers in such a short period unlike they have seen since the Vietnam War.

  • Mongoose
    4:01 am on March 9th, 2013 12

    “Broken Arrow”

  • Flunky Brewster
    4:05 am on March 9th, 2013 13

  • Flunky Brewster
    4:08 am on March 9th, 2013 14

    10- Nobody, and I mean nobody travels quickly on that highway. Have you ever seen the traffic move on any of those highways around Seoul? Good luck bringing your Big Wheels down from the North.

  • Eric
    4:15 am on March 9th, 2013 15

    That would become another Highway of Death.

  • Eric
    4:22 am on March 9th, 2013 16

    Imagine millions of people trying to flee Seoul, it would be total devastation.

  • Mongoose
    4:24 am on March 9th, 2013 17

    #14, Nobody would take his car on a freeway when the war is on. South Korean MPs would block the private vehicles from operating in any of the major road.

    Seoul isn’t Los Angeles.

  • Mongoose
    4:27 am on March 9th, 2013 18

    In 1950, people fleeing on the Han River Bridge got blown away to pieces when they were climbing over the steel covering. ROK Army blew the bridge to prevent NKs from crossing the Han River. It was a bad move because a ROK Division was trapped in Seoul to be captured and slaughtered by NKs.


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