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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:14 AM

Russia Reportedly Moving Military Equipment Toward North Korean Border

Source: Radio Free Europe



Russia is reported to be moving heavy military equipment toward its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States.

Local media in Russia's Far East say residents have witnessed large military convoys traveling by train and road toward the North Korean border since the weekend.

A video carried on local news site DVHab.ru shows a train carrying heavy military equipment, including Tor surface-to-air missile systems, traveling through Khabarovsk purportedly in the direction of Vladivostok, which is 160 kilometers from the border.

“This is the third train of equipment we’ve seen since this morning,” a man can be heard saying in Russian. The website says local residents are in a "panic" about the possibility of fallout from a nuclear bomb reaching Russia.

Read more: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-reported-moving-military-equipment-missiles-helicopters-toward-north-korean-border/28443562.html

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Reply Russia Reportedly Moving Military Equipment Toward North Korean Border (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 OP
cstanleytech Apr 2017 #1
dbackjon Apr 2017 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #15
xor Apr 2017 #16
dchill Apr 2017 #2
cstanleytech Apr 2017 #3
dchill Apr 2017 #4
cstanleytech Apr 2017 #17
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #6
applegrove Apr 2017 #5
Ghost Dog Apr 2017 #7
tanyev Apr 2017 #8
Ghost Dog Apr 2017 #9
Javaman Apr 2017 #10
Greensix1 Apr 2017 #11
DK504 Apr 2017 #13
DK504 Apr 2017 #14
Firestorm49 Apr 2017 #18
YOHABLO Apr 2017 #19
Aristus Apr 2017 #20
EarthFirst Apr 22 #21
bathroommonkey76 Apr 22 #22

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:17 AM

1. When did Russia defeat China?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:37 AM

12. ??

Russia and North Korea share a very small border

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:57 AM

15. I remembered this one, because it was on Jeopardy.

It was Final Jeopardy. I didn't get it.

Fikkle Fame: Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy: World Capitals

by VJ · March 13, 2014

The Final Jeopardy question (3/13/2014), in the category “World Capitals” was:

At 4,000 miles, the farthest apart capitals of bordering countries are these 2 cities, one on a peninsula.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT ARE MOSCOW AND PYONGYANG?

“Russia and North Korea share a 17 km border along the Tumen River. The border was created when Russia gained the territory of Outer Manchuria from China in the treaties of Aigun and Beijing in 1858 and 1860.” (North Korea-Russia border)

“There is a direct sleeping-car between Moscow and Pyongyang in North Korea twice a month provided by the North Korean Railways, and in addition there are two direct Russian sleeping-cars 4 times a month from Moscow to the North Korean border at Tumangan, with an onward connection to Pyongyang.” (Train Travel to North Korea)


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:32 PM

16. I remember this from playing Hearts of Iron II

It's a lot easier to go through Korean/Russian border to capture the Vladivostok naval base than to attempt a naval invasion of Vladivostok.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:18 AM

2. Oh, joy.

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Response to dchill (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:20 AM

3. Double joy since to do this Russia had to break a world record in conquering China. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:23 AM

4. Check your map of Asia.

Russia DOES have a very small border with North Korea. Real deal.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:37 PM

17. Thats what I get for posting after taking sleeping medication lol

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:28 AM

6. They do border NK.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:27 AM

5. As if using and extending the war in Syria did not give them enough

leverage. Please let it be peaceful.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:08 AM

7. Hmm. The final sentence in the OP appears to have now been excised

from the rferl report...

The city of Vladivostok is close to the DPRK frontier.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:10 AM

8. I wonder how all the commenters I saw on Hillary's Facebook posts during the campaign

that were so concerned she was going to get us into World War III are feeling now?

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:18 AM

9. Beijing is not taking any chances:

Beijing is not taking any chances: U.S. officials said on Thursday there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness by China, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons. At the same time a Kremlin spokesman declined to comment on media reports that Russia was moving military hardware and troops toward the border with North Korea, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.

U.S. and South Korean officials have been saying for weeks that the North could soon stage another nuclear test in violation of United Nations sanctions, something both the United States and China have warned against. That test could likely take place on April 25, when North Korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army, an important anniversary that comes at the end of major winter military drills, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said.

As Reuters reports, top envoys from the United States, South Korea and Japan on North Korea are due to meet on Tuesday, South Korea's foreign ministry said, to "discuss plans to rein in North Korea's additional high-strength provocations, to maximize pressure on the North, and to ensure China's constructive role in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue".

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/south-korea-heightened-alert-north-prepares-major-army-event

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:52 AM

10. Russia wants north Korea back.

I wonder how china feels about them suddenly showing up.

interesting times.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:36 AM

11. WW3

 

Right-wing Christians want World War 3 to start as soon as possible. That way they can all die and MAYBE go to heaven. This is why they would welcome the end of humanity. It's why they don't care about global warming. It's why they watch Fox pushing for a Civil War in America. They all want the same thing, to die and prove their faith is real. They don't care about their children's lives, yours, or mine. They care about a ridiculous religion based on myths, lies and superstitions from two thousand years ago. If the World can end in their lifetimes they will be completely happy, they think. Every one of them is NUTS.

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Response to Greensix1 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:49 AM

13. They can go to Syria and get bombed to hell and back.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:52 AM

14. Hey! Lookie Ma!!! Another proxy war in North Korea.

Tillerson will want to lift the sanctions on USSR, I mean, Russia...oh wait, he already does.

Looks like the Orange Maggot doesn't understand weather patters or wind direction. And yet another to tighten the sanctions so they can't make any money on thier oil.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:19 PM

18. Irony of the military parade.

Well isn't this ironic. I just saw a video on FB this morning of a train hauling hundreds of army tanks on flat bed cars through Denver. Anybody want to guess what it is that we don't know? Oh, I'm sure it's nothing.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:58 PM

19. This is what the Trump administration will bring us: War War and more War

Because they do not have the finesse and intelligence in diplomacy to damp the fires down. This would not be happening with a Clinton administration, not even a Sanders administration. There are things that I cannot say now on DU because of the consequences. But use your imagination.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:00 PM

20. Shit. Putin and Trump are like two brothers in a sitcom, testing the borders

of their duct-tape-divided bedroom.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 12:02 PM

21. While tensions in the region are greatly strained currently...

among many players in the region; there is an element of capitalizing on the headlines & current events by Russia/Putin.

It's political theatre at it's most daring...

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 02:26 PM

22. Russia and China are protecting their borders to keep

North Korean refugees out- At least that's the way I see it.

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