Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A little bit about the North Korean incident

In case you haven't heard, North Korea fired shots at South Korea yesterday, killing 2 soldiers and injuring about 20 others (including civilians). Oddly enough, people here don't seem overly concerned about it. I do hope that something actually gets done to the Norks this time though... they keep doing crazy shit, killing South Koreans, and they just get a slap on the wrist. I know President Lee (of S. Korea) wants to fight back in a big way, but apparently the rest of the world wants him to chill out. As far as I'm concerned, let me get on a plane outta here and then he can blow the shit out of the N. Korean dictatorship.

Did you know that during the 1970's, North Korean soldiers dug several tunnels under the DMZ as a means to one day attack the South? Four of the tunnels were discovered, but it's believed that there could be more out there. Some of them were wide enough to move tanks through them! They all started about 1-2km from the DMZ, and extend pretty close to Seoul. Anyway, I decided today that it could be a little scary if there ARE still some tunnels out there. Crossing my fingers that Kim Jeong-Il has forgotten about them!

Anyway, I'm not really that worried. Hopefully, if this thing escalates then the US Embassy will send me a nice little e-mail alert. Besides, look how tough these South Korean soldiers look:

The line between the 2 Koreas goes right down the center of this table
The US soldier was our personal guard
We may or may not have gotten a picture of a North Korean soldier (my camera may or may not have incredible zoom), however I'm pretty sure that I'm not allowed to post such an alleged picture.

Alright, I'm going to end this here because I don't want to mix weight loss with North Korea talk, so check ya laterz.


Rachel said...

Glad you are OK...I think it always sounds worse on the news than in reality. Are you celebrating Thanksgiving in Korea?

Anonymous said...

Wha? I came here for the serious foreign policy discussion. I feel cheated!

In all seriousness, stay safe. That lil' guy up North is insane.

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Yes, please stay safe.. I've been thinking about you since this whole incident started. They're NUTS up there!

Please have a terrific Thanksgiving!

Rachel said...

If he had forgotten about the tunnels, way to remind him! 5 months (minus a few days) and you can be back on American soil again! <3 Rae

Pamela E. Williams said...

I definitely thought about you when this news broke. I'm glad to know you are ok.

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