N. Korea Gangsterdom

23 Nov



Photo taken from Yonhap News Agency

It’s always a treat when I’m able to get breaking news from Facebook.

Looks like North Korea has gone gangster again as local news organizations are reporting that Kim Jong Il and his cronies have fired  rounds of artillery onto the S. Korean Island of Yeonpueong near the highly disputed border.

According to S. Korea’s YTN television, at least two people have been injured, with one S. Korean soldier having been killed.

Yonhap News Agency, citing a spokesman for S. Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff, says S. Korea has since returned fire with some 80 rounds of artillery and has scrambled fighter jets to the island.

None of this is good, but I guess it’s pleasing to read that at least the S. Korean military aren’t acting like a bunch of pussies when it comes to retaliation, especially considering N. Korea has developed a new uranium enrichment plant which the U.S. is doing nothing about, aside from what it always does: “talking” about the possibility of more U.N. sanctions.

The big question: Should expats (here on teaching contracts or otherwise) be concerned?

Fuck if I know. Popular K-blogger Robert Koehler over at the Marmot’s Hole, usually claims that he couldn’t give two shits about the North’s actions. Judging from random Facebook and Twitter banter, some seem a bit concerned while others seem content with posting links about it and poking fun at yet another N. Korea provocation. If you really care to read it (an no doubt bore the shit out of yourself in the process) here are some initial reactions from supposed N. Korean  experts regarding the attack.

Me? I picked up a jug of beer and a can of  sour cream & onion Pringles on my way home from work. I plan on taking in an episode of Deadwood while reports continue to roll in.

Don’t worry though. If shit gets serious, I’ll be sure to duck under my dinner table while covering my head with both hands.


Kimchi Dreadlocks


2 Responses to “N. Korea Gangsterdom”

  1. Nombuso November 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM #

    Actual comment from my sis back home. “Go to thebombsite and tweetpic” lol!

    • Kimchi Dreadlocks November 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM #

      For that reason, I’m glad I no longer have access to mobile twitter.

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