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#1 IMO this another worrisome sign among many lately that CHINA is getting ready to drop most of its historical preference/policy ala "Soft Power/Diplomacy", + instead BEGIN USING THE POWER OF THE PLA TO MILITARILY ENFORCE + PROTECT ITS TERRITORIAL CLAIMS VEE THE "FIRST ISLAND CHAIN".
IMO "MARSHAL" = here means more "Marshal" of the North Korean military forces of the Chinese PLA, N-O-T "Marshal" of the [sovereign] North Korean People's Army, by and for the same.
* TOPIX > [Asia Times] JAPAN TESTS CHINA'S EAST FLANK.
* SAME, WORLD NEWS > PHILIPPINES WARY OF CHINESE FISHING BOATS NEAR SPRATLYS. New fishing fleet includes PRC Admin = "Reinforcement" Ship + new armed Fisheries Patrol Ship.
* SAME > [Analyst Greg Poling = CSIS] CHINA RISKS ISOLATION IFF IT OCCUPIES SPRATLYS [or attacks Philippines + other Nations wid competing claims to SCS].
* SAME > PHILIPPINES: CHINA BECOMING "MORE AGGRESSIVE" IN SOUTH CHINA SEA.
* SAME > TOKYO [Metro Govt] BID TO SURVEY SENKAKUS IN WORKS.
RELATED SAME = TOKYO [Metro Govt] WILL FIGHT FOR SENKAKUS; + TOKYO [Metro Govt] SEEKS PERMISSION [from Central-National Govt] TO LAND ON SENKAKUS.
* SAME > JAPAN WANTS CHINA INFORMED OF SENKAKUS PLAN ACCURATELY, i.e. that the proposed nationalization of the disputed Senkakus [Chinia = Daoyus] under Nippon = Japan State Ownership is a DOMESTIC/SOVEREIGN JAPANESE MATTER, N-O-T a Diplomatic or Bilateral, etc. matter between it + China or Other.
* SAME > US THINK-TANK URGES FASTER WORK [between US + Japan] ON MOVING OKINAWA MARINES TO GUAM, + constructing MilFacs here.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-19 00:49||
#2 Mr. Chol had better make sure his will is in order.
Posted by gorb 2012-07-19 07:45||
#3 Also promoted to "Holder of Largest Pair in Nation".
Posted by Charles 2012-07-19 08:42||
#4 Promotion to 6-star general is next. Next higher post is "Colonel of the Urinal".
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-07-19 09:02||
#5 FREEREPUBLIC Artic claims a deadly firefight broke out when an attempt was made to remove newly sacked Gen. Ri Yong Ho from his office - up to 25-30 DPRK Soldiers were repor killed in the shootout???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-19 23:17||