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Michael van der Galien

North Korea Sends 50,000 Troops to Border

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Posted on May 5 2010 6:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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From the looks of it, things could get ugly very quickly between the two Koreas. The Telegraph reports that the North has “completed deployment of about 50,000 special forces along the border with South Korea.” This development comes amid high tensions over the sinking of a Seoul warship by the North Korean navy.

South Korean experts believe the North wants the troops to infiltrate the South when war breaks out between them. “The threat that North Korea may infiltrate special forces for limited warfare has become real,” an unidentified senior government official told Yonhap news agency.

While the North is always preparing to continue the war that began 60 years ago, mostly in an attempt to bully the South into giving them something they desperately need, they could very well mean it this time around.

What do the North Korean Stalinists want? What’s their goal? What do they want the South Korea and the West to give them? Or isn’t this about us, but about themselves? Is this connected to some kind of an internal power struggle between rivaling factions? Or… So many questions, so few answers.

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