November 28th, 2010
02:10 PM ET

North Korea slams U.S.-South Korea military drills

South Korea and the United States started joint military exercises Sunday, U.S. Forces Korea spokesman David Oten told CNN, prompting a furious response from North Korea.

The naval operations are "no more than an attempt to find a pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost," North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said, warning that the drills "are putting the Korean Peninsula at a state of ultra-emergency."

North Korea warned of unpredictable "consequences" if the United States sends an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea for the military maneuvers.

The divided peninsula, tense at the best of times, has been near the boiling point since Tuesday, when North Korea shelled a South Korean island, killing four people.

China called Sunday for an emergency meeting of the six major powers involved in talks about the Korean peninsula.

Top diplomats from the six nations need to meet soon to "maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and ease the tension" in the region, Beijing's special representative for the region, Wu Dawei, said Sunday.

South Korea said Sunday it did not think the time was right for a resumption of the Six-Party talks, then added that its comment was not a response to China's call for an emergency meeting, which Seoul said it would "bear in mind."

But Seoul was extremely cautious about the proposal, given what it called the North's "military provocation," and recent nuclear moves.

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  1. Protoman

    That's Dr.Bad Renae, or are you Dr.Bad!!?

    November 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karen Sanzs

    You are just a coward behind a computer! Grandisimo hijo de diez mil putas! Google that estupido!!! dr. s .tu.pi.do.

    November 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Renae

    I'm talking about Dr.Bad's disgusting language yes.

    November 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MoMo

    Dr. Bad is a nastie ash muncher and ball gobbler who has never even seen a c.u.n.t

    November 29, 2010 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. MoMo

    Dr. Bad, do you like apples? Huh!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. asSaSInge

    China is behind all these. It's very well-planned, the wikileaks, the attacks of NK to SK, the timing of the two mentioned with the US-SK war games. All of the things mentioned are planned to demolish the US's image to its own countrymen, to the UN and to the world.

    China was successful in crippling US economy through flooding their junks in every market of every nations of the world causing the latter to owe the former thrillions of dollars. But China knew that they could never win a military war against US fairly and Squarely because of US superiority in terms of weapons, war tactics and also of its allies in UN.

    That's why China with it's allies of invaders are working overtime, utilizing each and every dirty tactics that they have.

    They already knew about US plan of holding military exercise in SK. They're making NK as sacrificial lamb stirring the latter to attack the SK before the planned US-SK war games and intensifies the attacks as the the war games push through. To provoke US and push it to make reckless move against NK.

    They are funding wikilieaks for black propaganda in all accounts, they startng now by so called leaks giving US the role of a war criminal. And together with other china funded websites, they will intensify the black propaganda during the war specially when US would make such reckless move against NK.

    China also funded politician on their campaign during the recent election and was able to install most of them in the US congressional seats. Their role is to protect the interest of those websites and to oppose any US government's actions to deal with any situation.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    @Assange(above)..."China with it's allies of invaders" you say? Does China have over 1000 foreign military bases like the US does? Where are the countries China occupies? As far as China's "invasions" being of the economic variety, there is not one Chinaman holding a gun to your head and forcing you to shop at Wal-Mart now is there.

    November 29, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. asSaSInge

    @ phil..I was referring to Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and others. Yeah you maybe right, US has military bases almost everywhere but they're there to help and protect the country and not to invade it. Look Phil, I tell you there are many countries that China wanted to invade and those countries will never stand a chance against millions of China military forces. Only that China knows that US with its allies in UN will certainly go against its way.

    For your question "where are the countries China occupies?" I tell you just wait and see when China's plans against US (that I fervently that would never happen) will succeed an you will see those weak countries falls helplessly one-by-one on China's hand. That's if (NK's or Iran's Nuke will not fall upon you and your family) you still live to witness it.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Protoman

    @phil: It's correct that one of China's repeated goals is to expand their empire. They still view themselves as the great dragon empire and over a billion people need growing room. The world would be dumb to ignore that. I would pull out every manufacturing job and cancel every contract with China, so they can't afford to do anything that threatens the region. As for Wal-Mart: Every major store chain sells goods made elsewhere. Look at every tag on your shirt, shoes, TV, toaster and everything else. If you didn't buy them at Wal-Mart that doesn't make you a good little American. Wal-Mart buys so much product at once that they get it at a discount, so they pass the savings on to customers. The new Ford Fiesta is made in Brazil at a time when Ford should be looking out for the home team. Very few consumer goods are made here, hence the lack of jobs.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. capitalism

    Great we have money to waste on wars but we have no money to provide tax breaks for working middle class.

    November 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. capitalism

    Great,cut out child tax and mortages to working middle class,to pay for koreas mess,none of usa business

    November 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
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