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First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean

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posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean


Original Source AP


Dozens of land mines have washed up on South Korean shores in recent days, apparently swept from North Korea by torrential rains. One killed a man and wounded another, the military said Sunday.

Two men discovered two mines in wooden boxes floating in a river while they were fishing near the border with North Korea on Saturday night, according to an officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

One mine exploded while they were carrying it home, killing one of the men immediately, said the official on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. The other man was seriously wounded and was
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[edit on 8/1/2010 by semperfortis]




posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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All i have to say is how will Skorea respond to this? Would they use this as the beginning to attack? Or well they let this slide...seems very interesting to me and i cant wait to see how this is going to unfold. IMO I think Nkorea set this up for the drills that us and Skorea were doing. Nkorea and Skorea tensions just seem to keep rising and rising until it ends with a war that is no good.

AP News

(visit the link for the full news article)

Edit to change link to original source

[edit on 8/1/2010 by semperfortis]



posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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[edit on 31-7-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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I am wondering why the mines were in wooden boxes.

Is it normal practise to use these devices in this fashion?

I first thought they'd probably slipped of a boat during transport, rather than deployed in wooden boxes, unless of course, someone wanted the locals to be taking them home.

The snippet does say "apparently swept from North Korea by torrential rains", this may not be the case.

The worst in me thinks maybe SK/US could have floated the boxes up the river to throw another log in the fire, but this also may not be the case.




posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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Well its not as if they were cute toy looking yellow things that attract children only to blow their limbs off like unexploded US cluster bomb droplets



posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Nothing will arise from this.

Seriously...



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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LMAO now why would you pick up a mine and carry it home? it just doesn't add up. it's unfortunate but i can't help but to laugh picturing grown adult picking up landmines and carrying it home where their wife and kids are...it's just ridiculous.

and WTH are they doing fishing by the border, its like us going to arizona and fishing where the cartels are running a muck. it doesn't make any sense.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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It does seem to have e pre-meditated ring to it though, since landmines (or any explosive for that matter) need to be armed before they will explode. They won't just explode by carrying them home if unarmed.

Why put armed landmines in a box to begin with? Let alone how they turned up floating down a river.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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Once, I and one other guy were assigned to clean up some old storage rooms of my high school and we found two land mines there, aside from other bizarre, unexplainable and out-of-place items. The first thought was to take it home and like, you know, have them. But the long forgotten feeling of common sense somehow kicked in and through my above-80 IQ I wisely calculated that it was best we leave them there.
That said, I understand why would those two men want to take them home, but they apparently didn't qualify for the ability to use mystical powers of common sense, in their current incarnation at least.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 06:42 AM
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Boy oh boy, reading the whole article would help!

The man who picked up the mine, as the article says, probably didn't know it was a mine.

The mines came from the border between the two countries and probably have been there since the 50's.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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In wooden boxes?

Since the 50's..seriously?



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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A total of 35 such mines have been swept to South Korea since Saturday, apparently riding rapids triggered by heavy rains in the North, according to the Defense Ministry.

Later Sunday, South Korea sent a message urging North Korea to take appropriate measures preventing land mines from being washed downstream to the south, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The two Koreas are still technically at war because their 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Their 155-mile-long (250-kilometer-long) border is strewn with mines.


www.msnbc.msn.com...

so no theres no "World War 3".. Just a random rain storm!
No need for paranoia

Move on nothing to see here.

[edit on 1-8-2010 by AtruthGuy]



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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I dont think that those mines would have kept in wooden, boxes floating along, for 60 years.

surely the wood would have rotted away wouldnt it?




[edit on 1-8-2010 by MR BOB]



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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Don't you arm the mines where you want them, somewhere in the field?? Just wondering why live mines would be floating around or down river in a wooden box.
As usual, something does not add up



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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war is not going to happen over this period. War is not going to happen unless North Korea sends invasion forces over the 38th parallel. There have been just countless naval skirmishes and not one of them has triggered world war III. So keep your pants on because South Korea is not going to start a war over something as stupid as this.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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Not to nitpick, but the headline from AP is "Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean" not "First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean."



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by 33Levels
 

Not to nitpick, but the headline from AP is "Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean" not "First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean."


he knows that...Anything wrong with over dramatizing everything?



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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It's against the TAC for breaking news. In addition? I'd say the sinking of their ship might well have been the "First attack on SKorea."



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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I hope this ends up not starting anything. Cmon in these times we need to forget war and try peace. We need to think before we leap. A leap of faith is not going to solve anything, we as human beings need to control our destinies and make choices. Choices that lead to a future of living and not barely survival. We need to solve our issues with open dialogue and not these clandestine operations that seem to undermine the constitution, with their very actions, they are supposedly upholding. " Be the change you want in the world" means "each one teach one" and " lead by example" shares a common connection as well. In the bigger picture aliens and conspiracy theories in general further confuse the issues we are confronted with daily and provide a wonderful distraction from us policing our governments. With our votes and undeniable presence violent upheaval can be averted and can help reset our way of life to liberty. Violence in these times will lead to an END GAME.



posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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South Korea will soon, say the warship was hit by a sea mine just you wait
Hillary Clinton is a true idiot




North Korea placed some 3,000 sea mines in the region during the 1950-53 Korean War, which it brought in from the Soviet Union.



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