>WW4 File: South Koreans stage country’s largest-ever mass evacuation drill, prepare for possible attacks by North Korea

>Pictured here: Obeying a government-organized air raid drill, motorists in Seoul abandon their vehicles near Hannam Bridge, don gas masks, and flee to emergency shelters, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
News Updates

– North Korea vows “stronger retaliation,” deadlier than November 23 artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island, if South proceeds with live-fire drills in the Yellow Sea. (source)

– Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns SK live-fire drills, beginning December 18, could spark “uncontrollable clash” with North. (source)

– Gen. Burwell B. Bell III, commander of US forces in the Republic of Korea between 2006 and 2008, stated in a recent interview: “The situation is near a point where South Korea is going to strike out at North Korea, where we could see an uncontrolled escalation.” (source)

– On Wednesday, reports the AP, “South Koreans stopped their cars, donned gas masks and ducked into underground shelters today in the country’s biggest-ever evacuation drill — a government attempt to prepare traditionally indifferent citizens for possible new attacks by North Korea.” (source)

– New Mexico’s Governor Bill Richardson, on his way to visit NK, was scheduled to stop in Beijing on Thursday. Richardson, reports the source above, “has often acted as a diplomatic troubleshooter and has made regular visits to North Korea.”

One response to “>WW4 File: South Koreans stage country’s largest-ever mass evacuation drill, prepare for possible attacks by North Korea

  1. mah29001 December 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    >It seems like Russia is now demanding that the South Koreans stop their military exercises. It seems the Kremlin and their Beijing counterparts are trying a last ditch effort to save Crazy Kim's regime.

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