N. Korea Cuts Military Hotline, Warns of War 'at Any Moment'
Move may strand hundreds on wrong side of border
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2013 4:56 AM CDT
Updated Mar 27, 2013 5:36 AM CDT
A North Korean man walks past propaganda posters in Pyongyang today.   (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

(Newser) – Pyongyang, declaring that "under the situation where a war may break out at any moment, there is no need to keep North-South military communications," has cut another key hotline to the South, CNN reports. The "dialogue channel" Pyongyang has cut is used daily as South Korean workers cross the border to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a joint economic zone on the north side of the border, and around 900 workers from the South may now be stranded, the AP reports. The only remaining communications link between the Koreas is an aviation hotline.

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1492
Mar 28, 2013 10:32 PM CDT
Unfortunately, war appears imminent. 1942
kawahchan
Mar 28, 2013 11:06 AM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Our Republican ex- President Ronald Reagan had not, and did not like to fire one single shot, no ! he really didn't in Reagan's foreign policy. The US-North Korea Non-Aggression Treaty is our Republican goal for United Nations Security Council. In IRIS III under the South Korean President Park Geun-hye, there is a North Korea's high-ranked General Officer and his family will be destroyed by American Republican CIA and South Korea's NSS; only one Army General from N. Korea's Workers' Party's PLA Army who command the big guns. The North Korea's "Prince Regent" is still alive in IRIS III.
BCS
Mar 27, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
Who in their right mind would cross into North Korea willingly. Now they're stranded in the north. Whoops! As for the threats, I call bullshit. I find it hard to believe that no one has advised furor chubby face that he would not have a country to run if he fired a single shot towards Americans. Even if his own generals are to afraid to tell him, I'm sure someone from China might have clued him in. If he is that dumb, he could very well spark a world war if China gets chippy about boarder destruction. On one hand, I don't want to see any innocent North Korean citizens harmed, on the other I imagine those that survive the destruction of the current regime would enjoy a much higher quality of life, but there are so many variables to the outcome, that it's almost impossible to predict. The CIA could be useful and patriotic for once and poison this POS.