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North Korea threatens to respond to anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets with a 'shower of shells'

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Shower of shells? What - sea shells?

You sold/bartered all your artillery shells to the Russians...

Send just one shell southward and one Trident nuclear sub will send you back 20 nuclear missiles each armed with eight warheads per missile and 160 targets in nK would disappear...and that's just one sub - the US has 14...

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By “shells” they mean “biological waste”.

Besides, they aren’t going to waste a bunch of moldy unreliable shells when there are Russians willing to pay for them in oil and USD (not Rubles).

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Threatening a nuclear attack in complete disproportion to a conventional response to a provocation that is illegal by any interpretation of international law.

It's this pro-war unipolar mentality, ongoing bully-boy provocations and blatant double standards from these types that have got the world to this point (not to mention the current whitewashing of their warcrimes).

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JJEToday 05:13 pm JST

Threatening a nuclear attack in complete disproportion to a conventional response to a provocation that is illegal by any interpretation of international law.

It's this pro-war unipolar mentality, ongoing bully-boy provocations and blatant double standards from these types that have got the world to this point (not to mention the current whitewashing of their warcrimes).

Yes it is terrible what the Russia/China/NK axis gets up to.

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Launching anything over recognized Internationally recognized borders is illegal. This is hardly the first warning and I imagine they will raise it in the correct forums at the UN. That will serve as a legal precursor for any necessary preventative action by NK.

This has echoes of the Brothers to the Rescue shoot-down in 1994 which saw Cuba respond to ongoing hostile provocations after a series of warnings. Several parallels including repeated warnings being ignored, flagrant arrogance and blatant hypocrisy when it comes to borders.

They have been warned and the consequences will belong to SK. The offenders need to be held accountable one way or the other.

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As South Korea has nato standard artillery, outranking the ancient soviet based and mainly towed artillery the NK forces have in fixed positions, counter battery fire could rapidly silence them. A point that should be politely pointed out to them and then leave them to continue frothing impotently at the mouth as usual.

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Outranking = out ranging.

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Fear of leaflets.

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Launching anything over recognized Internationally recognized borders is illegal. This is hardly the first warning and I imagine they will raise it in the correct forums at the UN. That will serve as a legal precursor for any necessary preventative action by NK.

Really? So all those Chinese spy balloons were illegal? What about when NK launches missiles over Japan? That would be illegal too. Good to know.

Shells are not a proportional response. Leaflets dropped over SK would be proportional.

NK has nuclear arms, as they clearly wanted. They are playing with the big boys now. If they startup the war that was never actually ended from the 1950s, it will be finished.

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quote: North Korea is extremely sensitive about any outside attempt to undermine Kim’s authoritarian leadership.

All the more reason to do it. Include some food, medication, vegetable seeds, kpop and kdrama.

That shameful law banning the balloons supported a dictator.

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@lincolnman

You sold/bartered all your artillery shells to the Russians...

North Korea has a stockpile of 10 million shells and they only shipped 1 million to Russia, still got 9 million left.

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You sold/bartered all your artillery shells to the Russians...

North Korea has a stockpile of 10 million shells and they only shipped 1 million to Russia, still got 9 million left.

The ones that don't work...

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GBR48, totally agree (not totalitarian agree of course :) ).

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