March 6th, 2012
10:23 AM ET

North Korea holds live-fire drills in sight of South Korean island

New video broadcast on North Korean television shows a military unit carrying out live-fire drills in sight of a South Korean island.

The military exercises this week on the southwestern coast of North Korea were close to the disputed maritime border.

State television, KRT, also shows tanks repositioning and an artillery machine being prepared, overlooking waters that have seen a number of violent incidents over the years. North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island in November 2010, killing four South Koreans, claiming it was responding to a South Korean military drill in the area.

Fiery rhetoric accompanied the military actions. Deputy commander Li Gum-chol said, "We will turn Seoul into a sea of flames by our strong and cruel artillery firepower, which cannot be compared to our artillery shelling on Yeonpyeong Island. We are training hard, concentrating on revenge to shock Lee Myung-bak's traitorous group and the military warmongers in South Korea."

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Me no likee you, S, Korean and Amelican G.I. We make big guns go BOOM BOOM, We make big noise, you be big time scaredy. Then you no mess with us.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nicki

    LMAO... I'm actually SINGING your post!

    meeee nooo... LIKE YOU (loud and short)
    daaa da... dada get it?

    March 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nicki

    @ bobcat (in a hat) ©, above post meant for you.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    Didn't Obama just make a "Deal" with these lunatics? Play Nice for Food?

    March 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. marky mark

    It's easy to be dismissive of people that are a long way from home and starving....that doesn't lessen the pain of them having to live there whether they are "playing nice" or not. People are hungry and they deserve our sympathy, not smart aleck remarks andjokes..

    March 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TvNyC

    Okay here's the real deal politic newbies. North Korea is mad at the South Korea because South K. Became allies with USA. The problem is now they can get their food from China they don't need USA for food aid. All the resources they have have been spent on power. They dont care to be rich, they want to impress China so they can comquer the world with them. Same thing with Iran, the only USA ally really in the middle happens to be Israel. They should all just forgive each other and shake hands and do good business. This is why the world economy outlook should be lacking. Although if world powers make peace with these rich (wealthy/nuclear) countries (North Korea, Iran) than the world economic outlook would be better than ezpected. It is that time of the era where its make or break. It is 2012, and nerves are running high. Time is kicking. I just think WWIII may begin within a week. It may rather be a short war. We shall see.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @tvnyc: i think we just missed it.. did you hear something?

      March 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    ooooboy!! People starving because a fat ruthless dictator they think is God will NEVER have my respect unless they rise up against the machine. Anything N.Korea gets in the way of food aid goes right to the military!!

    March 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. marky mark

    Oh so they should starve because they don't wanna get shot. Yeah boy. Blase and dismissive. What a combo. I'll bet you consider yourself a christian, right? LMAO!

    March 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ marky mark, the whole point is they DONT starve, and thats mainly because South Korea has been supplying them with food for years! But instead of showing grati-tude they just keep threatening them!

    March 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    @marky, Why don't you just go on over there and help them out? What's stopping you? Oh, that's right, the dictator doesn't let outsiders in there. The people think the outsiders are evil. You can't help people who don't want to be helped. Like you apparently.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • marky mark

      scanner, was that supposed to be an insult? "like you apparently"? weak. as all of your arguments have been tonight. you're a pompous windbag, whose sense of superiority is only surpassed by your vapidity. please so yourself a favor and short circuit yourself, because you truly need to get a grip on your sense of the grandiose.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And if their is starving going on its their own government doing it to their citizens. The food is being supplied but not necessarily distributed in the manner it was intended. And thats how its been for decades.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    @tvnyc, Enlighten us some more o wise one. Just who are these 5? Is this all your own little world? Then your mommy and daddy must be 2 of them.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    My guesses:

    Vladimir Putin
    Bill Gates
    Chuck Barris
    Jesus Christ

    March 7, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. TvNyC

    I cant tell you that. Thats a world secret. God bless us all.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    Oh, somebody picked up a dictionary, almost scarey!! 😀

    March 7, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
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