Sunday, June 14, 2009

A land threatened in its peace...

"A land threatened in its peace and unity. This people has, in fact, become separated and divided. It has borne the weight and the bloody trial of a fratricidal war, and still today, great is the danger which threatens its tranquility and peace."

-Our Lady to Father Gobbi, Seoul, Korea, October 31, 1996.

My father served as a Tank Commander in Korea. He always believed that Korea would once again become a threat to world peace. And I agreed with him. There is more at work here than sabre-rattling. There is a spiritual component. Will North Korea be permitted to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon as part of a chastisement?

Photo taken in 1952 by Camille "Joe" Melanson and showing North Korean women (prisoners of war) being sent to internment camps. Many of these women would cut their wrists and write in blood on the train windows.

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Sanctus Belle said...

They look strangely happy for prisoners of war on their way to internment camps.

I don't now from where America's chastisement will come, but I fear it is well deserved. Our society has become so perverted, so very far from God. God help us..

Ted Loiseau said...

I was struck by that fact too. But few of us in this country have a firm understanding of just how fanatical the North Koreans can be. They view their leader as "god on earth" just as the Japanese viewed Hirohito as their "god."

Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that, "We must be very careful we don't send any wrong signals." He added, "The North Koreans have a very good, well-equipped, fanatical army. They could attack at a moment's notice."

During the Korean War, North Korean soldiers would charge in vast human waves which were just as suicidal as the Japanese as they fought to keep their hold on various islands such as Iwo Jima.

Eric Levan said...

North Korea may fire a missile toward Hawaii

Associated Press:

"SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.

The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers), would be launched from North Korea's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan's top-selling newspaper. It cited an analysis by the Japanese Defense Ministry and intelligence gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

The missile launch could come between July 4 and 8, the paper said.

While the newspaper speculated the Taepodong-2 could fly over Japan and toward Hawaii, it said the missile would not be able to hit Hawaii's main islands, which are about 4,500 miles (7,200 kilometers) from the Korean peninsula.

A spokesman for the Japanese Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report. South Korea's Defense Ministry and the National Intelligence Service — the country's main spy agency — said they could not confirm it.

Tension on the divided Korean peninsula has spiked since the North conducted its second nuclear test on May 25 in defiance of repeated international warnings. The regime declared Saturday it would bolster its nuclear programs and threatened war in protest of U.N. sanctions taken for the nuclear test..."

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