North Korea threats are being directed toward South Korea once again

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Asia
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Yup Kimmy is up to it again. He must need money. I remember being in history class and my teacher said to me “North Korea is broke and fears a revolution, so what the leader does to keep the money flowing in (foreign aid from US) is bitch, moan and threaten and Bill Clinton cuts a check and says How Much?!”

By MarketWatch

TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) — North Korea is threatening an attack on South Korea, with the communist state accusing its neighbor over a leafleting campaign and delivery of food and other goods via balloons, Sunday media reports say

The renewed tensions between the Koreas come a day before the U.S. and South Korea begin 11 days of joint military exercises, the reports say. North Korea says those exercises are a prelude to an invasion.

The North accused South Korean activists of sending balloons with leaflets and DVDs that criticize the communist government.

Wire services reported that South Korea’s military has been sending to North Korea food, medicine and radios along with leaflets about democracy protests in Egypt.

North Korea said it would fire on and destroy South Korean border towns if the leafleting persists, reports say.

The past year has seen a couple of incidents that strained the countries’ already testy relationship.

Last March, a South Korean navy ship was sunk, killing 46 sailors. That attack was attributed to North Korea, which denied responsibility. And in November, North Korean artillery attacked a South Korean island, killing four people. And earlier this month, the two sides failed to agree on a framework for further disarmament talks.

On Saturday, The New York Times reported that North Koreans are struggling through another frigid winter with only sparse supplies of food and fuel. At the same time, the government of Kim Jong-il shows no sign of loosening its political grip or opening up the economy, the Times reported.

  1. [ US, Russia launch nuclear arms reduction pact US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a landmark nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia on Saturday, a showpiece of Washington’s “reset” of ties with its former Cold War enemy.

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