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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Obama scans tense Korean DMZ, North mourns Kim Jong-il

The article link contains a photo of Obama viewing North Korea through his binoculars while standing in South Korea behind bullet proof glass. Besides being a hilarious propaganda photo opt that screams "I'm here to protect all you South Koreans from North Korea", he's also warning North Korea about a nuclear stand-off.  Another war?
CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea (Reuters) - President Barack Obama peered across South Korea's tense border with the North on Sunday in a show of solidarity with U.S. ally Seoul and a message of resolve to Pyongyang's new young ruler in his country's nuclear standoff with the West. Arriving on the eve of a global summit on nuclear security hosted by South Korea, Obama flew by helicopter to a U.S. base on the edge of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as a solemn North Korea came to a halt to mark the 100th day after "dear leader" Kim Jong-il's death. "You guys are at freedom's frontier," Obama told about 50 troops crammed into the Camp Bonifas mess at one of the world's most heavily fortified frontiers....Obama's tour, which followed in the footsteps of White House predecessors and bristled with Cold War symbolism, came amid rising concern over a planned North Korean rocket launch next month that threatens to derail a deal to resume U.S. food aid.
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