North Korea has long succeeded in committing crimes ranging from kidnapping to murder with little consequence as the West tries to avoid a full-out war in Asia. That may get increasingly difficult after both South Korean and U.S. officials confirmed that North Korea likely sank the warship Cheonan (Pohang-class corvette) with a torpedo.
Experts believe that North Korea used a torpedo to produce a close-range, external explosion that sank the vessel with a “bubble jet.”
Forty sailors are confirmed dead and six crew members are still missing.
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12 thoughts on “Flashpoint? Evidence Points to a North Korean Torpedo as Cause of Warship Sinking”
“North Korea has long succeeded in committing crimes ranging from kidnapping to murder with little consequence as the West tries to avoid a full-out war in Asia.”
The US will not be out done in anyway. Those nasty ones will be punished.
where was the ship when it was sunk?
MOMCOM is just a reminder to call your mother on Mother’s Day …
Woosty’s still a Cat
Beats me so I googled it and here’s what I got:
“Mobile Mine Countermeasures Command”
Which means nothing to me so I’m going to re-ask your question
I’d like more information before agreeing to any overt action by the United State’s military.
“A North Korean torpedo attack was the most likely cause for the sinking of a South Korean warship last month, according to a U.S. military official.
The United States believes the ship was sunk by the blast of an underwater explosion, but that the explosive device itself did not come in contact with the hull of the South Korean ship, the official said. This is the same conclusion expressed by South Korean military officials.
The U.S. Navy has an investigative team assisting the South Koreans.
The U.S. official declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter and due to the fact neither South Korea or the United States has publicly discussed any potential response.”
Unnamed sources make me nervous. If one isn’t willing to have one’s name attached to one’s words then I’m going to doubt the validity of what one is saying.
NONE OF OUR FREAKING BUSINESS.
Get out of So. Korea as soon as things settle down.
Oh wait, only Ron Paul the republican would do that. The democrats are escalating and provoking war all over the world, as usual.
I don’t know why that icon is appearing on my posts, btw.
Hm… an anonymous leak from a US official… this story can totally be corroborated, right?
Let’s not be too hasty in jumping to conclusions because a ship was sunk in foreign seas. This kind of reminds me of:
– Gulf of Tonkin incident
– Sinking of the USS Maine
– Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
Our leaders don’t always tell us the complete truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to sinking ships. In fact, history shows they have a penchant for propagating outright falsehoods.
Are we still MOMCOM to South Korea, or after fifty years has MOMCOM produced offspring who can feign for themselves?
Arianna Huffington and Bill Maher have begun to point out that there is a link between our war spending and our economic woes.
40 dead because of an act of war by a saber-rattling madman who taunts the US of his intention to acquire nuclear weapons and actually tests missiles to deliver them to US shores.
Sounds like a justification for a strategic assassination to me.
If that isn’t an act of war I don’t know what is. It’s a tricky situation, a retaliatory response could cause escalation, whereas appeasement could result in more attacks or worse.
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