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HAVANA: US navy commandos sank a South Korean warship in March in order to blame North Korea, raise tensions and convince Japan to keep US forces in Okinawa, Cuban former president Fidel Castro wrote in an editorial on Friday.
Castro, who based his information on press reports, blasted Washington's "cynicism" and "lack of scruples" in the incident.
Russian Expert Doubts about "Results of Investigation" Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) — Konstantin Asmolov, senior researcher at the Center for Korean Studies of the Far Eastern Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, expressed strong doubts about the south Korean authorities' assertion concerning the case of the warship sinking, when interviewed by a reporter of Moskovskii Komsomolets, according to NTV of Russia on May 31.
He said: The "conclusion" made by the south Korean side is arousing very strong distrust among people in south Korea and other parts of the world. Both Russia and China do not believe this "conclusion" at all. There are a lot of doubts about the "conclusion" as "evidence" and facts do not match the circumstances fabricated by the south Korean side.
For example, why did the case claim the lives of seamen only, without taking the life of a single officer?
Why wasn't there anyone who had his eardrum split or fractured among the victims? This is the general phenomenon which can be observed when a warship is hit by a torpedo.
What is marked on the propelling body of the torpedo was written with a felt-tip pen in the writing style common in the south, not in the "north Korean writing style." Why?
Originally posted by Erasurehead
Fidel Castro said it so it must be true
Fidel is about as credible as little Kim over there in North Korea. The South Koreans are long time friends and allies. The US would not sink one of their ships. It makes no sense at all.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has announced his resignation after just eight months in office.
It comes after he broke an election pledge to move an unpopular US military base away from the island of Okinawa.
"The President is committed to maintaining excellent cooperation with the new Japanese government and will work closely together with Prime Minister Kan on bilateral, regional and global issues."
Actually, China didn't remain silent. They specifically said that they did not believe that North Korea sank the ship.
Speaking at the talks, Mr Wen said avoiding conflict between the Koreas was "most urgent", but did not apportion blame for the sinking. China fears N Korea "The urgent task for the moment is to properly handle the serious impact caused by the Cheonan incident, gradually defuse tensions over it and avoid possible conflicts," he said. "China will continue to work with every country through aggressive negotiations and co-operation to fulfil our mission of maintaining peace and stability in the region."
Originally posted by Erasurehead
reply to post by ElijahWan
Yes, I am familiar with false flag attacks. This was not one of them. The US has nothing to gain by getting involved with another armed conflict with North Korea. Our military is already stretched to the limit. The idea that America would do this just to keep a military base in Japan is laughable.
Originally posted by theability
My two cents:
The USA gains nothing by sinking South Koreas' ships.