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Old 11-23-2010, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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URGENT NEWS! N.Korea attacks S.Korea

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North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea, officials say.

Dozens of the shells landed on a South Korean island, from which plumes of smoke are rising. At least four soldiers are said to have been hurt.

South Korea has issued its highest non-wartime alert in response.

Correspondents say this is one of the most serious incidents between the two since the Korean War in the 1950s.

Top leaders are meeting in an underground bunker in Seoul over the incident, Reuters news agency reported.

The incident comes days after North Korea revealed it had a modern uranium enrichment plant - potentially giving it a second route to a nuclear weapon.

Earlier, the US ruled out more denuclearisation talks while Pyongyang continued to work on the facility.

'Illegal firing'
South Korean officials said artillery rounds landed on Yeonpyeong island, near the disputed inter-Korean maritime border to the west of the Korean Peninsula.


"A North Korean artillery unit staged an illegal firing provocation at 1434 PM (0534 GMT) and South Korean troops fired back immediately in self-defence," a defence ministry spokesman told AFP.

A resident on the island told the agency that dozens of houses were damaged, while television pictures reportedly showed plumes of smoke rising above the island.

"Houses and mountains are on fire and people are evacuating. You can't see very well because of plumes of smoke," a witness on the island told YTN television station.

"People are frightened to death and shelling continues as we speak," the witness said.

South Korea had deployed fighter jets to the island, Yonhap news agency said.

This western maritime border has been the scene of numerous clashes between the two Koreas in the past.

In March, a South Korean warship went down near the border with the loss of 46 lives.

International investigators say a North Korean torpedo sank the ship, although Pyongyang denies any role in the incident.

Since then relations between the two neighbours - who have not signed a peace treaty since the 1950-53 Korean War - have been very tense.
shit just got real boys.. get your war faces on.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't lock myself in the root cellar quite yet, doesn't seem too much out of the ordinary:
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26 March: South Korean warship, Cheonan, sinks, killing 46 sailors

20 May: Panel says a North Korean torpedo sank the ship; Pyongyang denies involvement

July-September: South Korea and US hold military exercises; US places more sanctions on Pyongyang

29 October: Troops from North and South Korea exchange fire across the land border
After all they've been at war officially for the last 60 years, so I guess they have to shoot a few rounds from time to time to keep up the impression, or they might as well go ahead and sign that peace treaty.

Nobody really feel that tempted to attack a country that's got nothing except for a huge army. And I guess the NK know that they wouldn't be able to support that army for very long either if they went to war.

Also I wonder if China really would have NK's back if they went to war now. Sure the Chinese are still totalitarian, but they don't seem very communistic anymore, and they make a hell of a lot more money trading with the west than with NK. And deep inside I think even the Chinese think the NK regime is a bit too weird (although it's always good to have someone who is even crazier than yourself for people to compare with).
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm seriously terrified of North Korea.
Those bastards will nuke the world one day, I tell you.


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Old 11-23-2010, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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North Korea is a terrifying country indeed.

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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NK is gonna be the start of something way bigger then what they want. The only reason nobody has went in to spank their asses is because of their nukes. They know as soon as they let one go its game ova
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i say we just nuke there nuke base, but paint the iraq flag on the plane
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Another kink in this is China NK's big brother..........But we have our cuz Japan to scare them. Just the threat of us letting SK and Japan lose is enough to stop them
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I wouldn't lock myself in the root cellar quite yet, doesn't seem too much out of the ordinary:

After all they've been at war officially for the last 60 years, so I guess they have to shoot a few rounds from time to time to keep up the impression, or they might as well go ahead and sign that peace treaty.

Nobody really feel that tempted to attack a country that's got nothing except for a huge army. And I guess the NK know that they wouldn't be able to support that army for very long either if they went to war.

Also I wonder if China really would have NK's back if they went to war now. Sure the Chinese are still totalitarian, but they don't seem very communistic anymore, and they make a hell of a lot more money trading with the west than with NK. And deep inside I think even the Chinese think the NK regime is a bit too weird (although it's always good to have someone who is even crazier than yourself for people to compare with).
China seems to be focused on $$$ than wars atm. I dont see them backing NK at all. They have no real reason to either.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's gonna turn into mother****ing world war 3.

I'm gonna have to start building my nuclear bunker.
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