The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Embassies STAYING PUT (?) in North Korea despite tension” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-asks-embassies-consider-moving-diplomats-022658803–business.html).
“Staff at embassies in North Korea appeared to be REMAINING IN PLACE on Saturday (April 6, 2013). DESPITE AN APPEAL BY (?) authorities in Pyongyang for diplomats to consider leaving because of HEIGHTENED TENSION after weeks of BELLICOSE (aggressive) EXCHANGES“. “despite an appeal by?” So NORTH KOREA cares about others? This is the latest North Korean CIRCUS.
“North Korean authorities told diplomatic missions they COULD NOT guarantee their safety from next Wednesday (April 10, 2013) – after declaring that CONFLICT WAS INEVITABLE amid joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises due to last until the end of the month (April, 2013)”. NORTH KOREA is concerned about others’ “safety” while “declaring that conflict was inevitable?” This is another CIRCUS.
“Whatever the atmosphere in Pyongyang, the rain-soaked South Korean capital, Seoul, was calm. Traffic moved normally through the city center, busy with Saturday shoppers”.
“South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a government official as saying diplomats were disregarding the suggestion they might leave the country”. According to the unidentified official, “We DON’T believe there’s any foreign mission about to leave Pyongyang. Most foreign governments view the North Korean message as a way of RATCHETING UP tension on the Korean peninsula” or “ratcheting up” THE RHETORIC which again is typical of the North Koreans or the North Korean REGIME. Let’s also note that the South Korean official was “unidentified” because of the obvious SENSITIVITY of the situation. North Korea, like SYRIA and IRAN, seems to be threatening EVERYONE these days.
“China’s Xinhua news agency on Friday (April 11, 2013) had quoted the North’s Foreign Ministry as saying the issue was no longer whether but WHEN a war would break out”, with the Chinese FULLY SUPPORTING/SUPPORTIVE OF North Korea, THE ONLY country to do so.
“Most countries saw the appeal to the missions as little more than STRIDENT RHETORIC after weeks of threatening to launch a nuclear strike on the United States and declarations of war against the South”.
“But Russia said it was “SERIOUSLY studying” the request”. So Russia is pro-ASSAD and anti-NORTH KOREA?
“A South Korean government official expressed BEWILDERMENT“. According to this “official, who asked not to be identified”, “IT’S HARD TO DEFINE what is its REAL intention“. This is precisely what North Korea wants to do. It wants to stay/remain “hard to define”. Also this “South Korean official asked not to be identified” again FOR HIS OWN SECURITY. “But it might have INTENSIFIED these threats to strengthen the regime internally or to respond to the international community”. Is NORTH KOREA “(responding) to the international community” or is “the international community (responding) to North Korea?” This is another tit-for-tat case/another case of “We think they made us mad; they think we made them mad and here we go” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“The United Nations said its humanitarian workers remained active across North Korea. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, however, remained “DEEPLY concerned” about TENSIONS, HEIGHTENED since the imposition of U.N. sanctions against the North for its third nuclear arms test in February (2013)”. These “deep concerns” are LEGIT.
“Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated Beijing’s calls for DIALOGUE (?) to resolve the tensions in a phone call with Ban”. Will “dialogue” with NORTH KOREA be productive? According to a statement on the ministry’s website…,quoting Wang”, “We OPPOSE PROVOCATIVE words and actions from ANY party in the region and DO NOT allow TROUBLE-MAKING on China’s doorstep“. This is typical Chinese rhetoric. In fact, the Chinese believe that the United States is “making trouble” as far as the SENKAKU ISLANDS are concerned.
“North Korea’s government daily newspaper said tension remained high because the United States was “waging MADCUP nuclear war maneuvers“. THE NORTH KOREAN REGIME is “mad”. More specifically, “in a commentary”, the Minju Joson said: “This is AIMED AT IGNITING A NUCLEAR WAR against it (the United States) through a pre-emptive strike“. North Korea seems to be “(aiming) at” EVERYONE. “The prevailing situation proves that a new war, A NUCLEAR WAR, IS IMMINENT on the peninsula“. This is obviously THE BIGGEST concern.
“A television documentary broadcast on Friday (March 5, 2013) quoted North Korean leader Kim as saying, during a provincial tour last month (February/March, 2013), that the country needed to “ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE the quality of our ARTILLERY and SHELLS to ensure a rapid pre-emptive attack on OUR ENEMIES“, (i.e. THE REST OF THE WORLD).
“Internet site 38 North, which specializes in North Korean affairs, cited the reappointment of REFORMER (?) Pak Pong Ju as prime minister, the limited titles given to top military and security officials and the naming of A WOMAN to a senior party post“. Of course, in CONSERVATIVE societies (e.g. KOREA and CHINA), women are supposed to STAY HOME GET PREGNANT and RAISE KIDS.
“38 North commentator Michael Madden wrote” “These personnel appointments MAKE A GREAT DEAL OF SENSE in the context of Pyongyang’s declarations … that its economic policy will be modified by introducing systemic reforms while also CONTINUING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS” obviously. “(They) appear to be important steps in moving key economic development products and production away from the control of the military to the party and government“.
“Shares slid on Friday (April 5, 2013), but analysts said much of the decline was linked to the Bank of Japan’s monetary easing policies and one analyst said further major falls were UNLIKELY“. REALLY?
Finally, according to Ko Seunghee, “a market analyst at SK Securities”, “In a sense, for now, the yen is of GREATER concern than the North Korea risk“. REALLY? This is an interesting INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “There is a sense that the KOSPI (index) WILL NOT fall sharply or drop below the 1,900 level UNLESS BIG news about North Korea breaks out“. Again, everyone is watching to see what happens on Wednesday, April 10, 2013″.
These are simply the latest North Korean ANTICS.