April 3rd, 2013
04:30 AM ET

N. Korea sparks crisis at industrial complex

North Korea on Wednesday stirred up fresh unease in Northeast Asia, blocking hundreds of South Korean workers from entering a joint industrial complex that serves as an important symbol of cooperation between the two countries.

The move comes a day after Pyongyang announced plans to restart a nuclear reactor it shut down five years ago and follows weeks of bombastic threats against the United States and South Korea from the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un, and his government.

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  1. The Prophet

    NK needs to go to war with somebody to reduce its population

    April 3, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Prophet! You should be ashamed of yourself! These are human beings. Also, a nations citizens are not always in agreement with its countries stance.

      April 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Prophet

    Wars are part of a human structure and will be with us even into the Star Trek and beyond

    April 3, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Prophet

    Humans including leaders, have an undeniable frenzy condition which it's part a genetic composition , no matter of the level of education frenzy cannot be suppressed eradicated nor can it be controlled, medications can affect the serotonin creating other unknown side effects that when acted upon it can be catastrophic. The best phycologists spent a whole life trying to understand the psyche thence treat it and perhaps eradicate the evil from our psychology.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Well@The Prophet
    So therapy,medications and perhaps a period of evaluation in a specialized clinic should be made mandatory for those seeking public office come next election.
    What say you folks?

    April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      With the way they have been acting this might be a good plan.

      April 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
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      April 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    In the meantime those serving in the Congress should immediately be put on this regimen.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Another warship & a radarship is on its way to the Peninsula.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    China needs to get a leash and muzzle on this mad dawg of theirs. It's a shame when you have to euthanize any animal, but when that animal starts biting people, you don't have much choice.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Prophet

    @saywhat its more complicated then that, humans are anarchical in nature , rule and order only buys time.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    We are pushing this rabid animal into a corner. Never a good idea. As I said yesterday, we are putting him in a position of losing face and this, to them, is a fate as bad as death. This could be the hot button.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      have to agree. It's like playing chicken right now.

      April 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Well then lets resign ourselves to "what will be will be".
    World perhaps is past any remedial measures, past decade and what the powers are upto is diagnostic.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Pingpongyang is a habitual liar. US sats see what kind of toilet paper he uses.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    @Jeff Frank
    Well there is the answer folks. Lets splash the sat pics of his toilet paper all over and that would shut him up.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      As long as we are just talking about the chubby ones toilet paper and not him taking a dump. What a horrible and scary image.

      April 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Why bother spending tax dollars on those military exercises, sending nuclear bombers & warships to scare him off??

    April 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Que Sera Sera does seem very fitting at this time saywhat. We have no control over what our illustrious leaders say is best for us. But we have two choices. We can choose to sit around and wring our hands in despair, or we can continue to live our lives with our friends and loved ones. We also have no knowledge of when our own end will come.
    It is better to consider what could be, instead of what might be.

    April 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    I agree @ bobcat, and our government is pushing aint they? Ive heard more than once, when your country is in financial stress the only way out is war. I dont believe it but the older generation sure does.

    April 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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