by Scott Creighton
(UPDATE: South Korea “accidentally” fired an artillery round and hit the south side of the DMZ. (report at the end of the article))
(UPDATE 2: Pretty soon anything goes in the propaganda wars as journalists have been “asked’ to leave Yeonpyeong Island. Everything we hear about what happens will be from “unnamed military sources” (ie the Marine commander who vowed to kill 2,000 North Koreans)…)
A few days after the South Korean marines staged a phony march in which they sent marines into the streets to “protest” for war against North Korea, the marine commander “vowed” to kill two thousand North Koreans at a service held for the two marines killed in the recent artillery exchange in and around Yeonpyeong Island…
“… The South Korean marines commander vowed unspecified “thousand-fold” retaliation at the funeral, as the country geared up for joint military maneuvers with the U.S.”
The naval operations are “no more than an attempt to find a pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost,” North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said, warning that the drills “are putting the Korean Peninsula at a state of ultra-emergency.” CNN
The voice of reason is China as President Peace Prize starts an inflammatory war-games exercise just a few miles off the coast of North Korea. While China calls for emergency peace talks, Obama’s war puppet in South Korea thumbs his nose at the suggestion.
“The U.S. and South Korea launched joint war games Sunday as a top official from North Korea’s ally China met South Korea’s president in a bid to calm tensions…”
But already there appear to be claims from the South Korean military that there is artillery fire coming from the North. But those claims appear to be just more propaganda…
“Hours after the drills began, residents of the South Korean island targeted by last week’s barrage were ordered to evacuate to shelters after the military heard fresh artillery fire north of the disputed western sea border. None of the rounds landed on the island, and authorities later lifted the evacuation order.”
“China called Sunday for an emergency meeting of the six major powers involved in talks about the Korean peninsula.
Top diplomats from the six nations need to meet soon to “maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and ease the tension” in the region, Beijing’s special representative for the region, Wu Dawei, said Sunday.
South Korea said Sunday it did not think the time was right for a resumption of the Six-Party talks… ” CNN
The U.S. and their puppet regime in South Korea seem to want a full-scale conflict more than anything else. This has been evident since Hillary Clinton went down in May of this year and turned the tragic accident of the PCC Cheonan into a North Korean attack. Most of the world understands what really happened in the Yellow Sea on March 26th but thanks to the complicit media in the U.S., most here still do not.
The same can be said about this current crisis – most understand that the South Koreans, after being asked by the North not too, staged a highly inflammatory “invasion drill” just off the coast of North Korea and then started lobbing artillery rounds into the territorial waters off the coast of North Korea.
Parading the memories of the two dead civilians as if they were the victims of 9/11, the South Korean military and PR agents of the puppet regime have been lambasting the North Koreans for “firing into civilian areas” and killing civilians.. which apparently is more than they can take.
Like everything else about this recent demolition of the Sunshine process, that is also a bold-faced lie…
“Two civilians were found dead Wednesday on a front-line South Korean island devastated by a North Korean artillery attack, the first civilian deaths recorded from the bombing, the coast guard said.
Marines and police found the bodies at a construction site of a marine corps base on Yeonpyeong Island, the coast guard said.” Yonhap News
The North Koreans had offered to turn over all their nuclear material for a 3rd party country to do its enrichment for them… and the UN is about to meet on Dec. 6th to try to find a way to help the starving people in North Korea in a way that is not tied to some political agenda of the West…
All of that, and suddenly, out of the blue, we have South Korea’s puppet regime committing acts of war against the North while the propagandists do everything they can to make it look like the North is responsible for it all.
North Korea has reportedly told the U.S. that it would be willing to effectively dismantle its nuclear weapons program if the U.S. agrees to pledge that it has “no hostile intent” toward the Pyongyang regime.
The Washington Post says Leon Sigal, the director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council, was told by Pyongyang officials during a trip to the communist state that the North would be willing to transfer all of its spent nuclear fuel rods to a third country. KBS World
The following is from a report on the Dec. 6th UN high level North Korean policy meeting scheduled to take place.
Stated goals among others -
- launch a new public relations campaign with aid-giving countries to rekindle their enthusiasm for giving money to North Korea, including “donor briefings,” “targeted visits” to aid-giving capitals, and sponsorship of an aid-giving “donors tour” of North Korea next year.
–tap new forms of assistance such as grants and loans for humanitarian and development purposes that, the document contends, are allowed under ongoing U.N. economic sanctions against the regime;
– conduct on a regular basis dialogue, and in particular high level interaction, between DPRK and other member states concerned (sounds like rekindling the Sunshine Policy)
– consider the amelioration of the humanitarian situation in the DPRK to be the most pressing immediate priority for the UN system, with a particular focus on the needs of children, mothers, sick, elderly, and persons with disabilities as the most vulnerable segment of the population.
– make a sustained effort to decouple humanitarian assistance to the DPRK from political and security considerations; more actively engage with other donors, media, and other stakeholders through inter alia common messages.
Just when there looks to be a sensible plan to stabilize the region leave it to President Peace Prize to pour gasoline on the fire.
If this erupts into WWIII, then Barack Obama should be held directly responsible.
“South Korea mistakenly fired an artillery shell toward the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday afternoon and soon sent a message to North Korea that the firing was accidental, military officials said.
… An army artillery unit in the border town of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, mistakenly fired a 155mm towed howitzer while on training, they said. The shell landed some 14 kilometers north of the army base, on a hill on the South Korean side of the DMZ, they said.” Yonhap News
“The South Korean defense ministry is urging journalists to leave the island voluntarily because of the instability, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Seoul said Sunday. The ministry expects most journalists to leave Sunday night.” CNN