brace yourself - this could get very ugly - very fast
North Korea ordered a wartime mobilisation of its troops and citizens hours before the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution condemning Pyongyang for testing missiles, a South Korean daily reported on Wednesday.Between this and Israel's insanity in the Middle East, it could get very ugly, very fast.
It was the first time in 13 years North Korean authorities had issued such an order, the JoongAng Ilbo cited a senior South Korean intelligence official as saying.
North Korea ordered its troops back to barracks, rolled out camouflage to disguise its military and security assets and restricted civilian travel, the paper reported the source as saying.* * *
The last time North Korea ordered such an alert came in 1993 during a tense situation over its nuclear weapons programme, the paper said.