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    Just KJ trying to drive a wedge between SK and USA. The sanctions must be starting to bite. Reunification is as likely as Buriramboy and seekingasylum sitting down together for tea and scones while discussing the merits of Brexit.

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    ^ Fruit scones or plain scones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Just KJ trying to drive a wedge between SK and USA
    There is a wedge between the Koreas, driven by who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    driven by who?
    Just five days before Japan surrendered, US officials Dean Rusk and Charles Bonesteel were given the task of delineating the US occupation zone in East Asia.

    Without consulting any Koreans, they arbitrarily decided to cut Korea roughly in half along the 38th parallel of latitude, ensuring that the capital city of Seoul would be in the American section. Rusk and Bonesteel's choice was enshrined in General Order No. 1, America's guidelines for administering Japan in the aftermath of the war.

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    Is it a jam wedge or a chutney wedge?

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    I think there is a great chance that North and South Korea will one day reunite.

    They have so much in common, apart from the short fat dictator and his cronies.

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    They will never reunite! Not in my lifetime, although there was a very good video of a North Korea/South Korea breakdance off at the DMZ... Let me find it.

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    I love this.... had a blog when I lived in South Korea and posted this on my blog.


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    South Korea has a unification budget. Seems they are serious about unification with the north.



    Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North's delegation - BBC News



    Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North's delegation


    South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics. The 2.86bn Korean won ($2.64m, £1.9m) will come from the South's unification ministry budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    South Korea has a unification budget. Seems they are serious about unification with the north.



    Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North's delegation - BBC News



    Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North's delegation


    South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics. The 2.86bn Korean won ($2.64m, £1.9m) will come from the South's unification ministry budget.
    Why don't those NK arseholes pay for it themselves.

    Oh....they're broke for the most part.

    And SK can use this as a weak bargaining chip while NK has nukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    There is a wedge between the Koreas, driven by who?
    By the people who never won yet another war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    By the people who never won yet another war?
    Not entirely true: what about Granada, Panama, and perhaps few more (that I cannot find on the map)?

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    Hardly breaking news?



    North Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons and will freeze its nuclear and missile programmes if it begins direct talks with the US, in a dramatic easing of tensions after a visit by senior South Korean politicians, officials said on Tuesday.


    'They'll think I'm a traitor': North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut
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    The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will also meet his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, in late April in the first summit of its kind in more than a decade, Moon’s office said. The two leaders will hold talks at Panmunjom on the highly militarised border.

    North Korea pledged to not use conventional or nuclear weapons against its neighbour, despite frequent threats from Pyongyang. The two sides have remained in a technical state of war since the 1950-53 Korean war.

    “The North side clearly affirmed its commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and said it would have no reason to possess nuclear weapons should the safety of its regime be guaranteed and military threats against North Korea removed,” a South Korean presidential spokesman said, according to the Yonhap news agency.

    “The South and the North have agreed to set up a hotline between their leaders to allow close consultations and a reduction of military tension, while also agreeing to hold the first phone conversation before the third South-North summit.”

    The development was welcomed in the US. Donald Trump tweeted: “Possible


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    Same ol routine innit

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    Sure is. North wanting the "saftey of it's regime" hardly equals reunification.

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    I don't think it can't happen without the PRC and the US coming to some kind of agreement about US forces stationed on the penisula. Pretty sure China doesn't want F15s sitting at the border

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    ^Perhaps it's waited on somebody who will advise: "Mr. Putin, tear down the wall"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I would have thought a person living there 4 years would at least know the Blue House is the residence if the SK President and nowhere near the DMZ.

    Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise. - Thomas Gray
    Real knowlege is to know the extent of ones ignorance - Confucius

    But do carry on.
    I’m too lazy for such eloquent put downs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    but there will never be true peace.. as long as I'm alive.. or I will eat my words.
    Nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound
    or I will eat my words.
    Steamed or fried?



    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    easing of tensions
    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    the US
    Deep State Daddy Warbuck$ will be along shortly to disabuse them of this notion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^Perhaps it's waited on somebody who will advise: "Mr. Putin, tear down the wall"...
    Or will it be shouted from North to South?
    "Mr. Trump, tear down the wall"

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    There'll always be a wall somewhere or another....

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