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Why Did North Korea Bomb South Korea?

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posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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None of these answers make any sense. It is rediculous to think N Korea would bomb an island just to show its might. I think they think that island was theirs. Maybe it is. Anyone else have a plausible theory?




posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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My theory is that Kim Jong Il is a effin quack job. What more do you need?

MOTF!



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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I was lead to believe the reason was due to the military exercises South Korea had been performing- they had been doing it in an area of water that is hotly contested between the two; South Korea believe it to belong to them, however, North Korea contest this and see it as their own. But in reality, who knows, North Korea are hardly reknowned for being open with the rest of the world, anything could have been going on behind the scenes.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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Here's what Benjamin Fulford has to say about it, he has a blog you can pay 8 bucks a month for, it's very worth the price and he generally covers the real reason behind current events and has many different sources, this paragraph is what you can see for free.


Last week’s North Korean artillery barrage against South Korea was a response to the arrest of Yamaguchi gumi Yakuza syndicate number two Kiyoshi Takayama. Takayama was a senior North Korean agent in Japan and his arrest was part of the dismantling of the North Korean spy network in Japan. The arrest also marks a fundamental change in the secret Japanese government and is part of a comprehensive defeat for the Federal Reserve Board crime syndicate and their proxies. The Feds have responded by trying to start a war in the Korean Peninsula. They are also threatening to seize Japanese owned-factories in North America, starting with Toyota and Honda.


Of course there are other reasons, but it's certainly because of the American Illuminati and all their war games over there, like the suspicious sinking of the SK ship which NK for once didn't admit to, and above all, to provoke those factions within certain countries like China, Russia, Japan, and India who are in their final moves to root out the monsters. So they decided to start some provocation over there, there's also a good chance that Pakistan may be next, especially with that recent Christmas Tree bomber. None of this will be allowed to get to all out war, it's just to inspire fear among the World to help prolong the inevitable collapse of the current system. This collapse will certainly happen by Jan 30th and likely before then, it may be bad for a few days or a week and a couple, but things will change rapidly for the good.

To sum it all up, the reason why they attacked: Double-Sided Sabrerattling.
edit on 30-11-2010 by SincerelySarcastic because: Those Muslim Extremist sure hate the Christmas Holiday, you'd think that they'd support the highest suicide rate of the year.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by earthdude
ph.answers.yahoo.com...

None of these answers make any sense. It is rediculous to think N Korea would bomb an island just to show its might. I think they think that island was theirs. Maybe it is. Anyone else have a plausible theory?



What the MSM is not reporting is that S. Korea fired first, while taking part in a military exercise (with the US, I think) and claims that SK violated its border. See RT news video:

www.infowars.com...

Here's an interesting analysis of the situation. Would you be surprised to see that US provided N. Korea with it's nuclear capability, with a little bit of help from Cheney?

real-agenda.com...



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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1st off, you cannot use Yahoo Answers as a source of any kind...
2ndly, no one knows EXACTLY what's going on in the upper ranks of the NK's administration...
3rd, the island, if you look at a map, is in NW yellow sea which basically, by geographics, should be owned by NK..

But the last one doesn't matter, because US has Hawaii

edit on 30-11-2010 by CanadianDream420 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
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My theory is that Kim Jong Il is a effin quack job. What more do you need?

MOTF!


Supplied with nuclear capability by the Clinton/Bush/Cheney geniuses.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by earthdude
ph.answers.yahoo.com...

None of these answers make any sense. It is rediculous to think N Korea would bomb an island just to show its might. I think they think that island was theirs. Maybe it is. Anyone else have a plausible theory?


Considering that Kim Jong "I'm ill" and his freak look alike successor son had just very recently visited the artillery position that fired upon the island, it is quite possible that it was related to the change of command currently taking place in N. Korea. Kim Jong has chosen one of his spawn to take over the reigns of power and perhaps saw fit to break him in on the whole psycho regime antics program.

Who knows though, China is their puppet master and could have orchestrated the whole thing. North Korea is a tough one to figure out.

I've trained extensively with the ROK's. The ROK Marines are a pretty cool bunch of guys. They are no different than we are, from an average Joe point of view.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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here's a thought; [my dad needs to see that i am not week i order you to fire!] but un sir we have to move our guns can't you see there aim. I said fire, or do you wish punishment? You heard un fire! that is my take on this, little un, er il un i mean ill un, wants to show daddy il, that is ill he is not week. That or they just got itch trigger finger.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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In order to support everyone's knee jerk hatred of the US, many of you actually end up justifying the murderous actions of N. Korea. It's amazing how many brainwashed leftist tools we have in the English speaking world. Soviet era infiltration and propaganda is still working its magic today. US military = bad, socialism = good. Unilateral disarmament = fantastic, Moral degeneracy = good, Enemies of US = good. Read some more George Orwell to get deprogrammed please. I'd start with Animal Farm.

Fulford is a complete wack job by the way. He was the one who claims that the notorious murderous Yakuza are the good guys and are battling the NWO. Shortly thereafter he had a nice warm and friendly meeting with David Rockefeller and they gushed about how Fulfords dad was a good friend of the Rockefellers. Prior to this he was having weird occultic dreams. He also is a rabid Christ hater.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 04:09 AM
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I just would like to know if you are being *wink wink* sincerely sarcastic *wink wink* with that entire post?

The leader is a megalomaniac nut job to say the least. Watch the documentary inside North Korea to see what Im talking about.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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I highly doubt China wants to rock the boat now they see what a prospering economy can bring them. It would benfit them greatly to have a peaceful backyard.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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Some good theories, but I think the world is in the dark about the real reasons. I would love for one reporter, of all the reporters in the world to say " We don't know why this happened but we are trying to find out" People are so afraid of stating that they are ignorant on a subject, especially reporters. I really doubt that any leader, no matter how mentally disturbed, would do this just to show he can blow things up. The entire world is ready to fight against him. Does anybody have Kim Jon's email addy? I would like to ask him myself.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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Everyone is going to have a different answer for it, however, I've been to Korea a few times and have learned a thing or two while there.

First, the attack on the South Korean island is very uncharacteristic of North Korea. Most of their targets in the past have been military in nature. To understand why, you would probably have to see the DMZ, and it would be a good idea to watch this 14-segment documentary (yeah, 14 segments is a bit ridiculous, I know). www.youtube.com...

North Korea is brought up under the teachings that the rest of the world is jealous of Korea and its bounty. Under these teachings - the rest of the world would invade at the drop of a hat, were it not for the military might and excellent leadership of her people's leaders. The South Koreans are seen as their family that has been corrupted by the rest of the world, and that it is one day the destiny of North Korea to re-unite the peninsula under the purity of North Korea.

Exactly how many people believe all of that by time they reach adulthood is anyone's guess.

In any case - both sides have avoided even military casualties until recent. Several years ago, there was an exchange of fire between two ships, and a few North Koreans were killed in the incident. The South felt so bad about the killing of people they still feel as family that a monument was erected.

Here' the important bit of what I have to say:

While some people will classify North Korea's shelling of that island as a retaliation to live-fire exercises being carried out by South Korea, the simple problem with this logic is that the 'retaliation' occurred hours later, and targeted a completely unrelated area inhabited largely by civilians. North Korea incurred no damage and was never once threatened or would have appeared threatened. Typical response to an artillery strike is what is known as counter-battery fire - the rounds fired are tracked through 3d space by radars and their point of origin computed with a high degree of accuracy, and available batteries fire upon this location. Even if North Korea completely lacks functioning systems of this nature, these exercises done by South Korea are nothing new and generally take place in the same area time and time again, at regular intervals.

This would lead me to believe that North Korea's strike was not in retaliation to exercises conducted by the South, but intended to correspond to those exercises in an attempt to portray the South Koreans as antagonistic.

That is classic North Korean M.O. - make some noise, blow some stuff up, get free stuff from six-party talks.

There are, however, some considerable differences this time around. Civilians were killed. A populated area was attacked as opposed to a military target (such as a ship - most of the skirmishes between the two nations have happened on the seas). This is very new, and very different.

This radical departure from the average antics to come from North Korea coincides with a change of command on the horizon for Korea, with the third son of Kim Jong Il to be officially handed the reigns. While 28 years old, he is being branded as 30 years old in the North Korean media - a sign that he is being groomed to appear powerful and capable of leading the nation, and potentially an indication of what kind of actions we can see him taking. He is very likely to take a very strong and abrupt stance on things, and being young - be idealistic to the point of irrationality.

It is possible that he does, indeed, want to initiate a war in the hope of unifying Korea before his father passes away (a dream the present 'Great Leader' had, but never realized, with regards to his father - perhaps because he realized the insanity involved in making the attempt).

Until recently, the leader of North Korea seemed content to be lauded as a deity and have his pick of grade-school girls. There is something to be said for a dictator being content to be god of his little corner of the world and not have much ambition. However, it appears the successor is far less content with that lifestyle and could destabilize the region.

As for why they would order that island attacked? There could be any number of reasons - it was less damaging than if North Korea struck at, say, Seoul, and was somewhat less likely to garner a military response from South Korea by comparison to an attack on the mainland.

It could also have been meant to trigger a full retaliation and make the North look like the victims to those who would back it ("we only fired a hundred rounds at this island and killed a few people - they responded with twice as many on our mainland and we had no choice but to retaliate.")

It's really difficult to logically deduce the full reasoning of a North Korean dictator. I can say, though, that whatever the exact reasons are, they are almost certainly linked with the succession of power and the strike was intended to coincide with both the artillery exercises done by South Korea and the present Naval exercises. That is classic North Korean "rattle the saber during the exercises and act like the rest of the world is picking on you."

The choice to shell the island as opposed to the open ocean or something similar to what they have done in the past is likely related to the succession of power as well - but, exactly why is something that we will probably never know for certain.
edit on 1-12-2010 by Aim64C because: Added link to documentary series that was missing.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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So, the media lied to me again. It was a retaliatroy attack. Why do they give me misinformation, who is paying them? Anybody know where I can get real news?



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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The media has never really lied about anything regarding this. The problem is that Korea is rather far removed from our culture, and the entire nature of the divide of that country and the reasons war looms over it are completely lost to the average American.

There's just no way to sum up the history of Korea in a thirty-second news blurb designed to accommodate the average lackluster attention span we seem to have.

North Korea is, for all intents and purposes, completely dysfunctional. Take me quite literally when I say there is nothing good about that country and the way it is run. The people there are more difficult to judge - whether they really believe their own government or just go along with it because they don't really see a point in not going along with it is not really clear - due in a large part to the black-out state the country exists in.

These two countries existed as a single country for thousands of years with very deeply rooted family ties (part of the Asian cultures that we have a hard time understanding - but it should be noted that your family name comes before your first name; which means you are classed by your family before you are classed as an individual). It's something us mutts and drifters in the western world don't really get - just how strong and important those ties are.

The aftermath of World War II split the country apart as the Cold War between the Soviets and U.S. began. Russia was racing to claim Japanese occupied territory and the U.S. moving to counter. Having been invaded, raped, and pillaged by the Japanese, the Korean peninsula was in Russia's sights as they began to cement their hold on what would later become North Korea.

When the Japanese surrendered to the U.S. - it put a halt to Soviet expansion on the Asian continent, at least directly. The agreement was made that the U.S. would take what the Soviet's hadn't acquired of Korea under its wing - and the Soviets would do what they will with what was now their territory.

For the first time in modern history - Korea was divided - and it didn't take the North long, straining under the post-war conditions, to plot and invade the South with support from China and Soviet training forces. Hence the Korean War - which, quite literally, destroyed every modern settlement, and then some.

North Korea has always been antagonistic, and the line of succession in that country (the infamous "Kim" family... though there are a -ton- of people with the last name Kim in Korea) has always been obsessed with doing what they failed to do back in the 50s with the war to re-unite Korea. Of course - they want to do things their way. The South Koreans would rather live under the influences they have been - apparently they like cell phones and the internet... who'da thunk?

There's no mistake - South Koreans are generally rather upset with what they see as a corruption of their family in the North... but both sides live in fear that a million soldiers are going to come charging across the DMZ. South Korea has large concrete and steel blocks designed with explosive charges to shear their supports and drop them in the way of tunnels and other important infrastructure to impede an advance by the North. They cover massive protective walls with billboards to make it look less militaristic - but if you look with even a mildly trained or informed eye - you can see where those people have rebuilt, knowing the North will invade again, much like the Japanese build knowing the next earthquake is coming.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Thanks for the info. I still see the media villifying leaders who are less of a villan than the ones doing the villifying. The media left out the fact that South Korea attacked first. This is what I call a lie. The media lies so much that I support whoever they are against.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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South Korea didn't attack anyone. At any given time, they are drilling their soldiers or having some kind of live-fire exercise. North Korea just chooses a time and place to cause a scene and cites whatever South Korea is currently doing as some kind of instigation.

It's the same rinse-lather-repeat cycle we've seen since the 50s out of North Korea.

North Korean leaders tend to have a rather low opinion of the average human intelligence - part of being raised in a world where people worship you, I suppose. They honestly believe they can drum up international condemnation of South Korea by doing this sort of thing. ... Apparently there is some merit to their strategy.



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