Korean tensions high as U.N. meets
December 19th, 2010
10:03 AM ET

Korean tensions high as U.N. meets

As the U.N. Security Council prepared to convene Sunday morning to hold an emergency session concerning tensions on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea reiterated that it will go forward with live-fire military drills this week.

The drills will take place Monday or Tuesday in the Yellow Sea off Yeonpyeong Island, the state-run Yonhap news agency reported, citing a military official. Tensions between the two Koreas have been high since the North fired upon the island last month, killing two marines and two civilians.

"The planned firing drill is part of the usual exercises conducted by our troops based on Yeonpyeong Island. The drill can be justifiable, as it will occur within our territorial waters," the official said.

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  1. Fred Bartkowski

    North Korea. No need for tensions to be high. We will not attack you.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
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      December 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred Bartkowski

    We only invade and occupy weak or poor countries with no or fake weapons of mass destruction.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fred Bartkowski

    Our neocon policy aligns perfectly with the Doctrine of one of our great warriors, Colon Powell.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fred Bartkowski

    Overwhelming force would give us only one choice in this case.
    Mutually Assured Destruction. This is an undesirable option.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Fred Bartkowski

    Please feal free to make a list of demands you wish to be granted. We are here to help! Anything you want is yours. We just want the planet to survive.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fred Bartkowski

    Consider the facts. Our conventional forces are a quarter the size of yours. And though our military is staffed by many brave and resourceful patriots.
    They are also spread a little thin and in some cases openly gay.
    Many of our troops, while flush now, were economically challenged when they enlisted.
    And many just wanted to see the world or be an army of one and get money for college.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fred Bartkowski

    So just relax. We are scared sh'tless and will give you whatever you want.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fred Bartkowski

    And China. You better start paying your workers more.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. termlimits

    WOW! Fred's talking to himself again.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Now Fred, gay people are as American as cherry pie. America needs to have a gay bragade. They can take on N. Korea easily. There are special army tactics. Then we send China our American Unions. We get all the mineral rights from Afganistan. Then we invade the sewer country of Mexico and confiscate the billions in cash from the drug cartels. We keep all illegals but tax them to death and cut all services. There, US budget problem solved for the next 10 years.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. Fred Bartkowski

    Plus we have a lot in common with you. We force the poorest among us to work their whole life for the nothing.
    We give every advantage to the gilded class.
    But here is where you could learn from us. We use tv and an army of lobbyists working for uber-wealthy to covince people they are free and exceptional. Any problems that arise we blame on unemployed or illegal imigrants.
    Blaming the victim was a useful tactic in the Reagan regiom so
    we know it will work now.
    Plus we have gods in the form of sports figures and royalty in the guise of hollywood actors. And this distraction could be yours as well if you work with us.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Fred Bartkowski

    Its only bad if I answer myself. Otherwise its just a solilique.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michael V. Caldwell

    "It's Never Too Late To Turn Things Around & Lead Your Country, Your Children's Future By Good Example Not Bad Example"

    "NEVER ALLOW IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS OF A FEW... EFFECT RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS OF THE MANY"

    "ROAD TO PEACE" (film short story)

    Opening Scene: (filmed in black & white, silent film)

    We see an old Soldier walking down a dirt road with a machine gun under his arm
    and carrying his young son on his shoulders.

    The young boy and his father are dressed in their combat clothing and the boy
    also has a machine gun gun tucked under his arm, suddenly they stop.

    (our camera pans to a person sitting on a large rock on the side of the road)

    We see the back of this person only, the person is wearing a black hooded robe
    with their hood raised up.

    (we pan back to the old soldier and his son)

    The old soldier places his son on the road then pushes him in the direction
    of the hooded stranger.

    The young boy walks cautiously up to the stranger with his gun drawn upwards
    as he gets closer we notice the person is small in stature then the boy points
    the gun at the back of the strangers head.

    The stranger turns around slowly then we see it is a young girl, the girl is
    the same age as the boy.

    The young girl places a daisy in the barrel of the boy's gun.

    (at that instant our film changes to color and remains in color)

    Next, we see they young boy standing there with a blank look on his face he then
    drops the gun on the ground, the gun vanishes and where the gun was we see
    three books there instead.

    The boy picks up the books curiously, then turns and looks in the direction
    where his father was with an astonishment look.

    (we show a close-up on boys face then we pan our camera to the father)

    The boy's father is now standing there dressed in a white shirt and slacks and
    holding sets of plans tucked under his arm in the place of a gun.

    (we pan back to boy and girl)

    We see the boy standing there dressed in the same attire as his father, with
    three books tucked under his arm in place of his gun staring at the girl that is
    still sitting on the rock, the girl has long curly brown hair and is now wearing
    white clothing, she also has three books sitting next to her.

    Closing Scene:

    We see the backs of all three of them walking down the road towards the setting
    sun, the boy and the girl are holding hands both of them carrying three books
    tucked under their arms.

    The father has three sets of building plans tucked under his arm and is walking
    with his head up high..

    Fade Out End...Or Beginning Of A Brighter Future For Our World..

    Written By Michael V. Caldwell

    December 19, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Fred Bartkowski

    No disagreement. Takes plenty of courage to be openly gay, military or no. Lame attempt at humor. I apologize.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Fred Bartkowski

    Very nice Michael but why three books? What do they mean?

    December 19, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
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