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(BBC)   North Korea has shut down the Kaesong complex   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 287
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2013-04-02 11:54:07 PM
This is hardly a blip to South Korea. But it is an incredibly damaging thing for the North to do to itself; losing  the currency it was generating, and the business.   When their people eventually rise up against their government, it is going to be more bloody than anything seen in the last 100 years, I promise.
 
2013-04-02 11:55:48 PM
YOU PAY NOW
 
2013-04-02 11:56:21 PM
"Well, bye."
 
2013-04-02 11:57:20 PM
Best Korea is probably planning on holding those workers 'for their own safety' for a few days, just in case.

South Korea would find it in their best interest to shut the complex down once they get all of their people out of there.

Poor little Kim, what's an aspiring dictator to do these days?
 
2013-04-02 11:57:24 PM

valar_morghulis: YOU PAY NOW


What happened to you valar? You used to be cool.
 
2013-04-02 11:57:35 PM
EVELYBODY PANIC!
 
2013-04-02 11:58:33 PM
Well...this ain't good.
 
2013-04-02 11:59:10 PM
No more ChocoPies?  That should bring the regime down if nothing else.

/ To be fair, they're dangerously addictive
 
2013-04-03 12:00:15 AM

mr lawson: Well...this ain't good.


Pretty much.  How far will they go is the next question.
 
2013-04-03 12:00:28 AM
Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.
 
2013-04-03 12:00:37 AM
If they were really serious, they would've held the South Korean workers hostage.
 
2013-04-03 12:00:54 AM
good idea. If there are two things North Korea doesn't need they're revenue and elevator shoes
 
2013-04-03 12:01:21 AM
Sadly, it seems as if Un is hell bent on getting his arse kicked.  Hopefully he wakes up prior to crossing the line of no return... Unfortunately I am not very optimistic.
 
2013-04-03 12:02:07 AM
Another day in the DPRK...
 
2013-04-03 12:02:36 AM

BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.


meh. They've closed it down multiple times before.
 
2013-04-03 12:02:45 AM
For a moment I thought this was a nuclear facility. No such luck I suppose.

This is a pretty long string of provocations. Is Kim Jong-un just trying to prove that he's more hardcore than his dad?
 
2013-04-03 12:02:50 AM
Ahem... Slaves. The people in the Kaesong complex are slaves.
 
2013-04-03 12:03:16 AM
Welp.  There really isn't anything else they can do now aside from actually opening fire.
 
2013-04-03 12:04:19 AM
I would kill for a chocopie right now.
 
2013-04-03 12:04:31 AM
I guess those late night phone calls to Lindsey Lohan asking for help in his decision making are really starting to pay off.
 
2013-04-03 12:04:32 AM
I think part of the problem is that Lil Kim wants more of a reaction than he's getting.  When you cry wolf so often, the world just goes "Meh" and you lose face to your own leadership.
 
2013-04-03 12:04:32 AM

jpo2269: Sadly, it seems as if Un is hell bent on getting his arse kicked.  Hopefully he wakes up prior to crossing the line of no return... Unfortunately I am not very optimistic.


Maybe that's the point.

Maybe he doesn't want to be Dear Leader, but the real powers in the country need their figure head to continue to live like kings.
 
2013-04-03 12:05:34 AM
For the life of me, I don't understand why any South Korean would enter North Korean controlled territory.  You KNOW there's a chance of being killed or held hostage.

Officials have also confirmed that the USS John McCain, an Aegis-class destroyer capable of intercepting missiles, has been positioned off the Korean peninsula.

Man, pet peeve of mine.  There's no such thing as an Aegis-class destroyer.  Aegis is a system, not a ship class.
 
2013-04-03 12:06:34 AM

BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.


I was one of them, and now I'm interested.  This is where attention belongs; it's where the money is.
 
2013-04-03 12:07:08 AM

Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why any South Korean would enter North Korean controlled territory.  You KNOW there's a chance of being killed or held hostage.

Officials have also confirmed that the USS John McCain, an Aegis-class destroyer capable of intercepting missiles, has been positioned off the Korean peninsula.

Man, pet peeve of mine.  There's no such thing as an Aegis-class destroyer.  Aegis is a system, not a ship class.


You have your pet peeves, I have mine.  To Aegis own.
 
2013-04-03 12:08:07 AM
You know what would be ironic?

If the John McCain docked in Vietnam.
 
2013-04-03 12:08:33 AM

ontariolightning: BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.

meh. They've closed it down multiple times before.


Yeah, this.  The North Koreans are assholes, but they're not suicidal.  They'll just continue to bluster and threaten, like a bully in an empty schoolyard.  But also like a bully, they won't throw a punch against anyone who could ever possibly fight back.

I do wonder, though - if they did attack South Korea, what would happen?  Judging by our wars since WII, the U.S. isn't exactly known for winning.  My guess is we'd declare war and then try not to hurt anyone.  Again.
 
2013-04-03 12:08:43 AM
The Kaesong zone, which is a money-maker for the North, is seen as a key barometer of inter-Korean relations.

Coincidentally in the sidebar, Kim explains his rationale
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2013-04-03 12:08:44 AM

Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why any South Korean would enter North Korean controlled territory.  You KNOW there's a chance of being killed or held hostage.

Officials have also confirmed that the USS John McCain, an Aegis-class destroyer capable of intercepting missiles, has been positioned off the Korean peninsula.

Man, pet peeve of mine.  There's no such thing as an Aegis-class destroyer.  Aegis is a system, not a ship class.


I got a bigger problem with naming a ship after John McCain

/that sucker is gonna get captured for sure
 
2013-04-03 12:09:21 AM
I am still not convinced that this is anything more than Un throwing a crying fit. But if this continues then things may get hairy soon.
 
2013-04-03 12:09:33 AM
Un, don't make us send Bill Clinton over there. Again. You know what happened last time.
 
2013-04-03 12:09:35 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I think part of the problem is that Lil Kim wants more of a reaction than he's getting.  When you cry wolf so often, the world just goes "Meh" and you lose face to your own leadership.


So far the response has been, "Do you really want to play this game?"  Sending in B-2's is a pretty clear message that if he's really a new leader he better act like one, and soon.
 
2013-04-03 12:11:02 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I do wonder, though - if they did attack South Korea, what would happen?  Judging by our wars since WII, the U.S. isn't exactly known for winning.  My guess is we'd declare war and then try not to hurt anyone.  Again.


Does China really want to risk triggering WW3, or do they want to send us a bill for helping them "nation build" North Korea?
 
2013-04-03 12:11:37 AM

meat0918: jpo2269: Sadly, it seems as if Un is hell bent on getting his arse kicked.  Hopefully he wakes up prior to crossing the line of no return... Unfortunately I am not very optimistic.

Maybe that's the point.

Maybe he doesn't want to be Dear Leader, but the real powers in the country need their figure head to continue to live like kings.


That's very possible.  Or maybe the military are fed up with the dynasty and are taking advantage of his youth by "advising" him to do stupid stuff.  They could be hoping someone will intervene, whoop Kimmy boy's ass & leave a nice power vacuum for them to fill; I bet they're envious of the lifestyles of their equivalents over in China?
 
2013-04-03 12:11:56 AM
So it's on?
 
2013-04-03 12:13:17 AM

davidphogan: Does China really want to risk triggering WW3, or do they want to send us a bill for helping them "nation build" North Korea?


Wait...  This might not be a bad idea.  The US gets cheap Chinese labor, the Chinese get employment without building more empty skyscrapers, the South Koreans get a kind-of reunified peninsula (minus all those the Chinese need to borrow), North Korea gets rebuilt from scratch, and if we really want to we can tack on a good 5-10 year war with China to thin out the ranks of healthy young males on both sides and get the economy out of this funk.

Since I'm over 30, I'm not sure if this is a terrible idea or a good one.
 
2013-04-03 12:14:20 AM

davidphogan: Benevolent Misanthrope: I do wonder, though - if they did attack South Korea, what would happen?  Judging by our wars since WII, the U.S. isn't exactly known for winning.  My guess is we'd declare war and then try not to hurt anyone.  Again.

Does China really want to risk triggering WW3, or do they want to send us a bill for helping them "nation build" North Korea?


Maybe that's the underlying theme here. We kind of assume that military action would end in a unification of Korea, but may very well end with a new Best Korea controlled by PRC
 
2013-04-03 12:15:01 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why any South Korean would enter North Korean controlled territory.  You KNOW there's a chance of being killed or held hostage.

Officials have also confirmed that the USS John McCain, an Aegis-class destroyer capable of intercepting missiles, has been positioned off the Korean peninsula.

Man, pet peeve of mine.  There's no such thing as an Aegis-class destroyer.  Aegis is a system, not a ship class.

I got a bigger problem with naming a ship after John McCain

/that sucker is gonna get captured for sure


It's named after his dad, I think.
 
2013-04-03 12:15:29 AM

BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.


Haha, yeah the NK Specialist Brit on NPR was saying he wasn't at all worried as long as Kaesong, and there was no way it was going to close.  Oops.
 
2013-04-03 12:17:55 AM
wow I miss that song ... "and the Kaesongs go rolling along"

/too old?
 
2013-04-03 12:19:06 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why any South Korean would enter North Korean controlled territory.  You KNOW there's a chance of being killed or held hostage.

Officials have also confirmed that the USS John McCain, an Aegis-class destroyer capable of intercepting missiles, has been positioned off the Korean peninsula.

Man, pet peeve of mine.  There's no such thing as an Aegis-class destroyer.  Aegis is a system, not a ship class.

I got a bigger problem with naming a ship after John McCain

/that sucker is gonna get captured for sure

It's named after his dad, I think.


That would make more sense, seeing as how they don't typically name ships after live, sitting office holders

/not nearly as funny, though
//looking for a deal on a good used sarcasm detector?
 
2013-04-03 12:19:15 AM

Brontes: BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.

Haha, yeah the NK Specialist Brit on NPR was saying he wasn't at all worried as long as Kaesong, and there was no way it was going to close.  Oops.


Yeah, I was listening to that not 6 hours ago.  Amusing in one sense, worrying in another...
 
2013-04-03 12:19:18 AM
Hey, we might actually have a ballgame, folks.
 
2013-04-03 12:19:36 AM

hardinparamedic: You know what would be ironic?

If the John McCain docked in Vietnam.


I'd rather see him do the Harlem Shake.
 
2013-04-03 12:19:39 AM
Yep.

Brontes: BolloxReader: Weren't there people saying that as long as this complex was going, there wasn't anything to worry about?
I think the game just got interesting.

Haha, yeah the NK Specialist Brit on NPR was saying he wasn't at all worried as long as Kaesong, and there was no way it was going to close.  Oops.


Yep. Just heard that today too. The line was something like, "Well they could do things like hold SK's hostage... but as long as they aren't doing that I think we can sleep pretty soundly at night."

well... about that...
 
2013-04-03 12:19:57 AM
Nobody has actually died yet, though. There was the shelling of that island a while back, and the torpedoing of that submarine (back during the reign of Kim Jong-il.)
 
2013-04-03 12:21:05 AM
Thanks, Rodman.
 
2013-04-03 12:21:59 AM
As long as they don't close down the K-Y Jelly factory things should be ok.
 
2013-04-03 12:22:30 AM

ACunningPlan: meat0918: jpo2269: Sadly, it seems as if Un is hell bent on getting his arse kicked.  Hopefully he wakes up prior to crossing the line of no return... Unfortunately I am not very optimistic.

Maybe that's the point.

Maybe he doesn't want to be Dear Leader, but the real powers in the country need their figure head to continue to live like kings.

That's very possible.  Or maybe the military are fed up with the dynasty and are taking advantage of his youth by "advising" him to do stupid stuff.  They could be hoping someone will intervene, whoop Kimmy boy's ass & leave a nice power vacuum for them to fill; I bet they're envious of the lifestyles of their equivalents over in China?


I've been telling everyone this.... chubby kim is being led with a lot of bowing and scraping right into a big pile of poop.
 
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2013-04-03 12:23:09 AM
Oh, l'il kim, what will you think of next. You scamp, you.

Now STFU before you really get hurt.
 
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