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    North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack | The Australian

    NORTH Korea fired artillery shells onto a South Korean border island today, causing casualties and prompting an exchange of fire with southern troops, officials and reports said.

    The firing came after North Korea's disclosure of an apparently operational uranium enrichment program - a second potential way of building a nuclear bomb - which is causing serious alarm for the United States and its allies.

    Some 50 North Korean shells landed on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong near the tense Yellow Sea border, causing some injuries and damage to dozens of houses, YTN television reported.
    This is quite a disturbing turn of events, though it's good news no-one was killed. Seems that NK is trying to destabilise the peninsula.

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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Unfortunately, there were deaths. According to YLE, two confirmed deaths among SK marines. So far, no info on possible civilian deaths.

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    My translation of part of the news. Google translate can help with the rest, no english version up yet.

    Two South Korean soldiers have been killed and several wounded by North Korean artillery fire, Yonhap news agency says. According to South Korea, North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells on Tuesday at the South Korean border island. South Korea says they have replied to the fire. North Korea states that South Korea started the exchange.
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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Isn't the thread title kind of backwards?
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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Isn't the thread title kind of backwards?
    I have to say, for once I think you're right American

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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I have to say, for once I think you're right American
    Exactly. MSNBC did nearly the same thing in the other thread when they slipped in the word "Reportedly" as if maybe NK didn't actually fire on the south.


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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    That language is used all the time by news outlets likely when getting info from second hand sources. They likely don't have a man in SK.

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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    That language is used all the time by news outlets likely when getting info from second hand sources. They likely don't have a man in SK.

    That's hard to believe. In any case, wording of headlines has long been a tell of the liberal media.


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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

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    That's hard to believe.
    It's okay you're just uninformed, US news outlets have had shrinking foreign correspondencies for a very long time. They likely rely on alot of second hand stuff when it comes to reports like this. But it's cool you're watching your tv for 'patterns' of the liberal media and stuff.

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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    The DPRK killed 42 ROK sailors when it sank the Cheonam earlier this year with complete impunity. NK wants America and SK to pay tribute as when Clinton and Bush were in the Oval Office. NK will kill more people until Obama comes hat in hand back to the Six Party Talks. NK might even detonate a third test explosion.

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    Re: North Korea on high alert after South Korean attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The DPRK killed 42 ROK sailors when it sank the Cheonam earlier this year with complete impunity. NK wants America and SK to pay tribute as when Clinton and Bush were in the Oval Office. NK will kill more people until Obama comes hat in hand back to the Six Party Talks. NK might even detonate a third test explosion.
    So what do you do when a child throws a temper tantrum?
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