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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:02 AM Yesterday

Warning shots from South as NK soldiers cross border

Source: BBC

7 hours ago

South Korean soldiers fired warning shots after North Korean troops crossed the border by mistake, Seoul's military said on Tuesday. The incident at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on Sunday comes as tensions continue to rise between the two Koreas.

A small group of North Korean soldiers carrying field tools including pickaxes entered South Korea at 12:30 local time (05:30 GMT), Seoul's military said. They were among 20 who were in the border area at that time. They retreated immediately after the South Koreans fired the warning shots.

In recent weeks, the North has flown hundreds of rubbish-filled balloons to border towns in the South. Seoul has responded by broadcasting propaganda and K-pop music to the North using loudspeakers. Activists have also flown propaganda balloons into the North.

There was no notable movement from the North in the DMZ after its troops retreated on Sunday, Seoul's military said.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c511ve3051po

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Warning shots from South as NK soldiers cross border (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Yesterday OP
I used to think there's no way this NK bullshit can last. maxsolomon Yesterday #1
It's very sad a society of people will not revolt Mysterian Yesterday #2
history is replete with examples lapfog_1 Yesterday #3


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2. It's very sad a society of people will not revolt
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 12:00 PM

against an insane dictatorship.

Russia and NK have lessened my opinion of the human species.


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3. history is replete with examples
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 04:06 PM

most people want to just live their lives and pretend the King, Pharaoh, Emperor, Dictator, Chairman, Clan Leader, Premier, and now (sadly) President will simply not pick on them. It takes them by surprise that the Dear Leader always, always needs a scapegoat for when things go badly.

You would think they would learn from history... but they don't. Not to mention that revolution is very rarely successful... and usually happens after the fall of the Emperor, King, etc... and usually followed by the installation in a few days to few years with another Dictator or Dear Leader.

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