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Originally posted by SmittyPuffs
Nothing's going to happen. It never does.
The North Koreans are just a bunch of skinny attention whores jumping around with fire crackers and flags trying to get some attention.
The patrol ship, named Cheonan, sank near the country's northernmost island of Baekryeong after an unidentified explosion in the back of the ship made a hole in the bottom of it, local media reported citing military officials. Another South Korean naval ship fired at an unspecified object northward in a following action.
President Lee Myung-bak held a second consecutive emergency meeting with security officials early Saturday, following a late- night emergency meeting convened immediately after the news hit home.
"The President instructed the Armed Forces authorities to do all they can to rescue as many survivors as possible. At the same time, he said the authorities concerned should find out what exactly transpired in the incident in a speedy and thorough manner, considering all possibilities," presidential office Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye told reporters earlier in the day.
As the coast guard is put on the highest alert, all public officers in the country are also put on standby during the weekend at an instruction of Prime Minister Chung Un-chan for possible emergency situations in the wake of the incident.
No fatalities have been reported yet. Thirteen crew members have been hospitalized for injuries but they are not in a critical condition, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC)
Full Coverage Special Report from South Korean TV News in English
SEOUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Friday's Navy ship sinking might be caused by mine explosion, South Korean media YTN quoted Cheong Wa Dae sources as saying on Saturday.
General of the South Korean Navy Lee Ki-shik said later Friday that the 1,200-ton warship Cheonan went down after the unexplained explosion ripped a hole in the ship's bottom.
Originally posted by ressiv
Originally posted by john124
reply to post by overextended1
Yeah, didn't you realize that every sophisticated ship fires on flocks of birds quite frequently.
In a paranoid state, I can imagine a ship firing on a cloud, but with its smaller guns, not cruise missiles or nuclear warheads.
hopefully the flock of birds were not placed in an animal protecting program....if so the sinking of the ZK vessel was justice....
serious...the vessel went probery under by there own stupidety....violatating borders...ore accident aboard the ship itself...
ofcourse the ZK/US gov's will take the best advances of the issue....
[edit on 27-3-2010 by ressiv]
[edit on 27-3-2010 by ressiv]
Experts speculate on largely three possible causes for the explosion of the 1,200-ton patrol ship Cheonan on Friday -- an explosion within the ship due to internal defects or malfunctioning, accidental collision with a reef or other objects, or an attack from an outside force.
The possibility of an internal cause such as an explosion of parts near the rear bottom of the vessel where the explosion ripped a hole appears to be very low, according to an expert.
Originally posted by djvexd
This isn't an act of war as a state of war has existed for 50+ years between the North and South. This is just another in a long line of tragic skirmishes between the 2 navies.
I think a war is needed