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    'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    A North Korean submarine's torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship on 26 March causing the loss of 46 sailors, an international report has found.

    Investigators said they had discovered part of the torpedo on the sea floor and it carried lettering that matched a North Korean design.

    Pyongyang rejected the claim as a "fabrication", South Korea's Yonhap agency reported.

    It said the North threatened war if sanctions were imposed by the South.

    But South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to take "stern action" against the North.

    The White House described the sinking of the ship as an "act of aggression" by North Korea that challenged peace.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the report was "deeply troubling".

    The Cheonan went down near the disputed inter-Korean maritime border, raising tension between the two nations, which technically remain at war.

    The shattered wreck of the 1,200-tonne gunboat was later winched to the surface, in two pieces, for examination.
    BBC News - 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report


    This is some serious **** the repercussions could be dire, I mean it's not as if they could go to war... could they? Highly doubt it, but this has serious implications not only on South Korea but for you in the US too.

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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    wow. That's just scary.
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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    It is the Norths way of saying, look we need more aid.

    And you know what?

    US Politicians are just stupid enough to give that aid.

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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    There is no way that the U.S. government or the ROK would go to war over this.

    Firstly, this sort of stuff has been happening for years. Take the Pueblo, or the DPRK's tunnel under the DMZ in 1978, for instance.

    Secondly, everyone realises that civilian casualties would be immense. The huge destabilisation that would come from removing the current North Korean regime would be an absolute nightmare for all parties involved. The North might be crazy enough to start a war, but that's unlikely, and the West certainly isn't. Which is why the U.S. has to try to pacify this puerile regime through the lure of more foreign aid.

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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
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    This is some serious **** the repercussions could be dire, I mean it's not as if they could go to war... could they? Highly doubt it, but this has serious implications not only on South Korea but for you in the US too.
    It's possible that they would go to war but in this case they will probably just increase military spending and be on a higher guard. You're right, it could have an impact on people in the U.S. since we like to fight other people's wars. That is, if they someday go to war with the north.
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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    Now, this is something really to go to war for. It's time to kill that little bastard.

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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Now, this is something really to go to war for. It's time to kill that little bastard.
    id rather just have him taken out without a war.. id like to think that covert/cloak and dagger operations are still occuring..

    *just breathe... hold... pull.. bug out and go get medal for service to humanity*

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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    This is why President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. needs to rescind the executive order from the Carter years that forbids targeted assassination of heads of state. Kim Jung-Il needs a hole in his head.
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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    I don't understand how South Korea can not retaliate militarily here. It makes them look very weak if they don't.


    Could you imagine if this had happened to the U.S, Great Britain etc.? The North threatening all out war if the South retaliates and then the South doing nothing will inevitably lead to more threats and blackmail by force.

    I'm by no means a warmonger, and understand the consequences if war were to break out in Korea. I just don't know how a country can let the death of 46 servicemen occur without repercussions.

    Is there any word as to whether there is a national outcry, or call to arms over this?
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    Re: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    I don't understand how South Korea can not retaliate militarily here. It makes them look very weak if they don't.
    At the very least I hope reaffirms to the people of South Korea just how big a threat to them North Korea is. I've heard that some South Koreans seem to believe that the country could be happily re-united if not for the presence of the US military.


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