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South Korea's Lee vows to root out navy sinking culprit

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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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South Korea's Lee vows to root out navy sinking culprit


www.reuters.com

A tearful South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vowed on Monday to find out what caused last month's deadly navy ship sinking, but avoided direct references to neighboring North Korea, which many believe was the culprit.

The reclusive North at the weekend denied it had anything to do with the sinking of the Cheonan navy corvette, near a disputed sea border on the long-divided peninsula. It accused Lee of using the incident to try to drum up support for his ruling party in local elections in June
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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Not often you see a leader become emotional like this, but I'm not too surprised at the North's response and I hope it was an accident, rather than an actual attempt to start a war.

It still could be an old mine, and only tests will say for sure. If tests conclude it's a torpedo attack, then it'll be interesting to see how far S.Korea go....


Analysts say if Pyongyang is shown to have torpedoed the ship, a version already raised as a possibility by the defense minister, there is little South Korea itself can do, aware that a military response is more likely to hurt its own economy and bolster the North's iron ruler Kim Jong-il at home.


Just how many deaths are the South willing to let go for the greater good of their country's future?

China might benefit from a war on the peninsula, if there's other culprits besides N.Korea to consider.

www.reuters.com
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[edit on 18-4-2010 by john124]



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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I swear something is bound to happen somewhere (Not specifically this incident). This world is in absolute chaos, seems like every region is undergoing tensions that can result in full blown war.



posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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from that pic I saw on SK TV of the ship being raised.
There was no torpedo hole on the starboard side
or front of that ship that I could see. I couldn't see
the port side or rear.

A Corvette is designed to hunt subs and has
all the gear necessary to do that.

Why would this Corvette not have seen the
enemy sub on sonar?

OR

seen the incoming torpedo?

Let's also remember not long ago a US Sub
ran aground on a reef cuz the sonar operator
was listening to his IPod instead of the sonar.
Could this have happened again ????

Or was there an equipment malfunction
as claimed by numerous sailors aboard
this vessel months before this incident?

It could have been multiple reasons why
this happened.

Though none of it makes a whole lot of sense,
like something out of the twilight zone.



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