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    Default Re: What does "Asymmetric units" mean? Should "Seoul" here be "Pyongyang"?

    The context of reading the news, in general, will help you to see that the article cited is an outlier, or is erroneous, or is a side-show:

    BBC News - 'No plans to withdraw' UK diplomats from North Korea

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    Default Re: What does "Asymmetric units" mean? Should "Seoul" here be "Pyongyang"?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The context of reading the news, in general, will help you to see that the article cited is an outlier, or is erroneous, or is a side-show:

    BBC News - 'No plans to withdraw' UK diplomats from North Korea
    Maybe, but ems and I were working on the article itself. There is no evidence in that article that 'Seoul' was a mistake.

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    Default Re: What does "Asymmetric units" mean? Should "Seoul" here be "Pyongyang"?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The context of reading the news, in general, will help you to see that the article cited is an outlier, or is erroneous, or is a side-show:

    BBC News - 'No plans to withdraw' UK diplomats from North Korea
    It's probably seen as odd, but I tend not to watch/read/listen to the news as much as other people - mainly because it's just too damn depressing most of the time! However, as someone pointed out on a quiz show the other night, as far as the North Korea story goes, if they fire a nuclear missile and everyone dies, then it's all over anyway and if they don't fire a nuclear missile, then it wasn't a story!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What does "Asymmetric units" mean? Should "Seoul" here be "Pyongyang"?

    I think it's Seoul too- they warned the embassies in Pyongyang first, then warned foreigners in South Korea- tourists, people working in Seoul second, trying to ramp up the tension and maybe deter some tourists.

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    Default Re: What does "Asymmetric units" mean? Should "Seoul" here be "Pyongyang"?

    Looks like we are heading back towards my original thought on this.
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