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    North Korea Just Kidnap Two American Journalists?

    March 20, 2009

    The Associated Press reports that North Korea “detained” two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee from Al Gore’s Current TV, for filming the border region.

    It looks, however, like the reporters were “detained” for shooting film of North Korea from the Chinese side of the border. They were in China interviewing refugees who fled North Korea. North Korean military and police officers don’t have jurisdiction in China. If they crossed the border and grabbed two American journalists, those journalists weren’t “detained.” They were kidnapped.


    N Korea Kidnapped two Americans from China.

    Isn't that an act of war?

    N. Korea is blackmailing USA

    with its tiny nukes.

    N. Korea is bluffing,

    old arms, WWII era,old amo, no technology.

    No Internet, starving people.

    N Korea has kidnapped Americans

    and Japanese before.

    They kiddnaped an American ship

    from International waters.

    USS Pueblo.

    N.Korea is flaunting its criminal

    actions, blacking mailing USA

    with its nuke.

    A super power?

    What will Iran do after

    they test a nuke?

    This criminal regime continues

    its rampage with impunity.

    Maybe its time to kick N. Korea's

    ass, and free it's people from a tyrannical

    regime and starvation?

    Does Obama have the intestinal fortitude

    to confont and stop N. Korea?

    We have a kidnapper, murderer running

    wild on the International stage,

    and USA does nothing.



    Atrocities Against American 

    Pows In Korean War - 


    The North Korean and Chinese Communist armies were guilty of the following war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against American personnel during the conflict in Korea from June 25, 1950, until July 27, 1953: 

    • a. Murder;
    • b. Attempted murder;
    • c. Malicious and aggravated assaults;
    • d. Various acts of torture, i.e., perforating flesh of prisoners with heated bamboo spears, burning prisoners with lighted cigarettes and inserting a can opener into a prisoner's open wound'
    • e. Starvation;
    • f. Deliberate policy of fostering starvation;
    • g. Experimental medical operations;
    • h. Coerced Communist indoctrination;
    • i. Bayonetting



    The Axe Murder Incident (Korean판문점 도끼 살인 사건) was the killing of two United States Army officers by North Korean soldiers on August 18, 1976 in the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which forms the de facto border between North and South Korea. The killings and the response three days later (Operation Paul Bunyan) heightened tensions between North and South Korea as well as their respective allies, the People's Republic of China and the United States.

    The incident is also known as the Hatchet Incident and the Poplar Tree Incident because the object of the conflict was a poplar tree standing in the JSA.

    Initial trimming

    On August 18, 1976, a group of five Korean Service Corps (KSC) personnel escorted by a UNC security team consisting of the Joint Security Force (JSF) Company Commander (Captain Arthur Bonifas), his South Korean (ROK) Army counterpart, Captain Kim, the platoon leader of the current platoon in the area (1st Lt. Mark Barrett), and 11 enlisted personnel, both American and South Korean, went into the JSA to trim the tree as previously scheduled with the KPA delegation. The two captains did not wear sidearms, as members of the Joint Security Area were limited to only five armed officers and 30 armed enlisted personnel at a time. However, there were mattocks in the back of the 2½ ton truck. The KSC workers had the axes they brought to prune the tree branches. The tree had been scheduled to be trimmed seven days earlier, but rain had forced the work to be rescheduled.

    After trimming began, 15 to 16 KPA soldiers appeared, commanded by Senior Lt. Pak Chul, whom the UNC soldiers had previously nicknamed "Lt. Bulldog" due to a history of confrontations.[1][2] Pak and his subordinates appeared to observe the trimming without concern for approximately 15 minutes, until he abruptly told the UNC to cease the activity stating the tree could not be trimmed "because Kim Il sung personally planted it and nourished it and it’s growing under this supervision."[3] Capt. Bonifas ordered the detail to continue, and turned his back on "Lt. Bulldog". While this verbal communication is undocumented, it seems plausible, in that Kim Il Sung was often portrayed by the North Korean Communist Partypropagandists as being responsible for almost everything in North Korea.[4][5]

    [edit]The attack

    After being ignored by Capt. Bonifas, Pak Chul sent a runner across the Bridge of No Return. Within minutes a North Korean guard truck crossed the bridge and approximately 20 more North Korean guards disembarked carrying crowbars and clubs. Pak Chul again demanded that the tree trimming stop, and when Capt. Bonifas again turned his back on him, Pak Chul removed his watch, carefully wrapped it in a handkerchief, placed it in his pocket, and then shouted "Kill them!" as he swung a karate chop to the back of Capt. Bonifas' neck[6]. Using axes dropped by the tree-trimmers, the KPA forces attacked the two U.S. soldiers, Capt. Bonifas and Lt. Barrett, and wounded all but one of the UNC guards.[7][1]

    While Capt. Bonifas died instantly, Lt. Barrett jumped a low wall which led into a 15 ft. (4½ m) deep tree-filled depression. The depression was not visible from the road. The entire fight lasted for only about 20–30 seconds before the UNC Force managed to disperse the KPA guards and place Capt. Bonifas' body in their truck.[6] However, there was no sign of Lt. Barrett and the two UNC guards at OP#5 could not spot him.

    They did, however, observe the KPA guards grab (by the heels) approximately 5 members of their own force and drag them back across the bridge. They also observed the KPA guards at KPA#8 (along the UNC emergency egress road) exhibiting strange behaviour, in that one guard would take an axe and go down into the depression for a couple of minutes and then come back up and hand the axe to another guard who would repeat the process. This went on for approximately 90 minutes until the UNC guards at OP#5 were informed that Lt. Barrett was missing, at which time they informed their superiors about the KPA activity in the depression. A search and rescue squad was quickly dispatched and found Lt. Barrett having been attacked with the axe by the North Koreans.[8]

    A helicopter on a training mission was also sent to the location (its crew issued yellow armbands and .45 automatics) and used for a medevac, but Barrett did not survive.



    And N. Korea is exporting nuclear and missile technology to


    USA allowing N. Korea to get away with these things

    impunes America's reputation and encourages others.

    A shameful mark on America's reputation.

    If someone were to stike N. Korea HARD,  they would have little counter response left, and would be a clear message to Iran.It maybe safer and eaiser to hit N.Korea than Iran.

    Suggested nane for the operation against N.Korea : "LIGHTING CRUSH".

    Suggest other names in comments.



    A corporal witnessed the attack from OP#5 and recorded the incident with a movie camera.

    The Tree

    There wasn't a good historical vid on the USS Pueblo:

    N Korean Foreign Ministry Statement

    Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement as regards the UNSC's threat to put additional sanctions against the DPRK, terming its successful nuclear test a violation of the UNSC Resolution 1718.

    At present, some countries were shocked at the news of the DPRK's second nuclear test. But an exceptional act has its exceptional reason. The recent nuclear test conducted by the DPRK is the 2054th one on the earth. The five permanent members of the UNSC have conducted 99.99 percent of all the nuclear tests.

    This resolution fabricated by the hypocrites has immediately invited a total rejection by the DPRK and we still do not recognize such resolution.

    The UNSC has committed such unprecedented crime as the wanton infringement upon the right of a sovereign state to explore outer space for peaceful purposes and, instead of repenting of it, it is proactive in its outcry to cover up its crime.

    There is a limit to our patience.

    In the final analysis, they mean small countries should obey big countries.

    we solemnly demanded that the UNSC make an apology for its crime of having seriously encroached upon the sovereignty of a sovereign state in gross violation of the Space Treaty and that it withdraw all its previously-crafted, unfair resolutions and decisions.

    As long as the UNSC fails to respond to the DPRK's just demand, the DPRK will not recognize any resolution and decision of the UNSC in the future, too.

    The end of the Cold War worldwide works only between big powers, but a Cold War still persists on the Korean Peninsula.

    Any hostile act by the UNSC immediately means the abrogation of the Armistice Agreement.

    Here's the most interesting statement:

    The U.S. is keen on using a catchphrase "Carrot and stick."

    It would be better for the "Donkey" of the U.S. Democratic Party to lick the carrot. ...

    Some speculation that there is a sexual reference to the original statement...


    Will the donkey lick the carrot? G.

    A USA "Lighting Crush" force.




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