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(NBC News)   North Korea sends an 'inspection team' to PyeongChang ahead of the 2018 Games. The inspectors have been well-received, showcasing in-depth knowledge of boathouse colors and fantastic reflexes   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
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2018-01-22 09:25:25 PM  
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WE ARE HERE TO INSPECT.
(meanwhile, back in Best Korea)
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2018-01-23 01:45:19 AM  
Golf clap, subby (you magnificent bastard)

/Gregor, Vincent, Deirdre and Seamus unavailable for comment.
//"What's in the case?"
 
2018-01-23 02:03:07 AM  

Calvin Butterball: Golf clap, subby (you magnificent bastard)


Any chase scene that goes by the spot where Princess Di died is of note...
 
2018-01-23 02:11:42 AM  
Is that a Ronin reference?

/I don't get the context but I appreciate a good Ronin reference
 
2018-01-23 02:19:57 AM  
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2018-01-23 03:44:30 AM  

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Their soldiers look like death camp survivors in that first pic..

The irony of that pig of a  dictator staring at a bunch of dead pigs hanging there is palpable.
You can almost hear the wheels turning in the tallest guy with the notepad's head...Here this
fat farker stands, looking at dead pigs, and my soldiers are picking up the dropped kernels of
wheat out of the fields so they don't starve to death..
 
2018-01-23 04:16:16 AM  
From a competent country, I'd suggest they might be some sort of cell. With NK, I'd think more likely to defect.
 
2018-01-23 05:19:31 AM  
The North is sending a 550-member delegation to the games that also includes cheerleaders, artists and Taekwando players

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They have to give you the gold medal if nobody else shows up to compete.
 
2018-01-23 05:40:20 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: From a competent country, I'd suggest they might be some sort of cell. With NK, I'd think more likely to defect.


Defecting from NK sucks when your family will pay the price.

They're probably all from the elite anyway.
 
2018-01-23 06:26:58 AM  
Would be hilarious if they just never came back to NK since this is a national news story and would make NK look very bad
 
2018-01-23 09:04:04 AM  

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Is it me or does the corn look shooped? Either that or perspective, they look ginormous
 
2018-01-23 09:41:27 AM  

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Netflix is currently pushing that movie. After "the line", I couldn't help but say "You do! You totally do."
 
2018-01-23 10:03:49 AM  

Calvin Butterball: Golf clap, subby (you magnificent bastard)

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//"What's in the case?"


" I don't remember. That's the second thing they teach you. "
 
2018-01-23 10:18:34 AM  

Snapper Carr: Is that a Ronin reference?

/I don't get the context


Draw it again.

Draw it again.
 
2018-01-23 10:39:33 AM  
Ronin car chase > Bullitt.

In fact, Bullitt sucked ass, actually.
 
2018-01-23 10:44:10 AM  
If North Korea goes through and sends a team to the Games, there's going to be a lot of student led protests.
 
2018-01-23 10:52:08 AM  
There. Is. No. Boathouse. At. Hereford.
 
2018-01-23 11:19:28 AM  
I want to see a US vs NK ice hockey match in these olympics.
 
2018-01-23 11:20:38 AM  
I don't know why, but I feel like North Korea is going to try and pull something during the Olympics. They don't seem like the, "Oh, we're just going to play nicey-nicey with South Korea and the rest of the world for no good reason" types. Not sure what, but I feel like they're going to try and pull ... something.

/takes off tinfoil hat
 
2018-01-23 11:25:51 AM  

baorao: The North is sending a 550-member delegation to the games that also includes cheerleaders, artists and Taekwando players

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it's their demo team, there has surprisingly increased co-operation between the SK and NK taekwondo branches, they are working towards a unified team. South Korea is largely World Taekwondo Federation (they have the ruling body in SK the Kukikwon and that is the style of TKD that is done at the Olympics) North Korea does the International Taekwondo Federation which is very different from the WTF style. Both styles are practiced all over the world with various sub groups and splinter groups and variations.
 
2018-01-23 11:41:14 AM  
This sounds like the set-up for a Tom Clancy novel -- waiting for the "Delegation" to blow themselves up during the opening ceremony - assassinate / kidnap  athletes they come in contact with - infect people with some type of manufactured plague that spreads across the world - (insert your idea here).
 
2018-01-23 12:57:00 PM  
North Korea isn't going to try anything during the games; for them this is all about appearances, and perhaps the performance art aspect.  The "inspectors" are probably just going ahead of time to bug the rooms to ensure the participants aren't tempted to make an escape.

Now where did I place my tinfoil cap . . . .
 
2018-01-23 02:00:10 PM  

Ms. Hushpuppy: The "inspectors" are probably just going ahead of time to bug the rooms to ensure the participants aren't tempted to make an escape.


They probably wouldn't need to bug the rooms. "Now, you keep this on your person at all times. How's your little sister doing? Getting good grades, we understand. We hope she keeps on doing well and stays safe."

Combine that with some omnipresent minders for every athlete, and things will stay on track. I doubt they'll have any orphan with no living family on the team. Last thing they want is somebody with nothing to lose who has a high profile going to the South for any reason.
 
2018-01-23 04:43:38 PM  
Best Korea guards after crossing over to inspect, the first thing that I thought of was the scene from the movie 1941 where the woman swimmer was caught on the periscope. The guy points and screams HOLLYWOOD !!!
 
2018-01-23 06:33:47 PM  
What terrifies me the most about North Korea is the recent defections. Both had Anthrax antibodies. Look up Anthrax, and find out the odds of natural immunity. Summer Olympics are coming...
 
2018-01-23 06:46:24 PM  

Bluenosed Baker: What terrifies me the most about North Korea is the recent defections. Both had Anthrax antibodies. Look up Anthrax, and find out the odds of natural immunity. Summer Olympics are coming...


Well good, that gives us 2+ years to prepare.

In seriousness, though, I wouldn't sweat it. North Korea almost always acts in direct self-interest. They would gain absolutely nothing in a "spite attack" like that, and would instead solidify world consensus against them, if not outright retaliation.
 
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