Skip to comments.**U.S.S. PUEBLO (NOW IN NORTH KOREA) SHOWN ON N. KOREAN TV YESTERDAY (Video Stream Here)**
Posted on 11/21/2004 8:51:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
Here (by URL listed below and by direct link, above) is the North Korean TV news in prime time for November 20, 2004 (local time). It contains an interesting, short report of a minor African delegation paying a visit that day to the seized U.S.S. Pueblo , captured by Communist North Korea in 1968 and now relocated by the enemy to a tourist spot on the Taedong River in the capital city of Pyongyang.
Foreigners in North Korea are often taken to this American ship to see the damage to the craft from the attack, the interior of the ship, special communications rooms, the signed "confessions" of U.S. crew, etc., and of course to receive a hefty dose of DPRK propaganda.
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NOTE: FAST FORWARD AFTER FULL LOADING, TO THE 17:35 MINUTE MARK. YOU CAN SEE IT UNTIL THE 18:35 MARK.
The communist North Korean TV video report showing the USS Pueblo yesterday, lasts one minute:
heads up folks
You can probably ask them by e mail, but I doubt you will get a reply.
Tree bark cooking parties definitely have fallen out of style.
OH OH look who on Little Kim backyardddd
Rackk US Navyyyyy
Amazing to see a regieme waste so much money on keeping the old tub afloat when within the last decade they twice nearly met their demise from starvation,...and only saved by US charity.
You do realize that once uopn a time an Ambassador from a communist East Bloc nation (some 10 or so years ago?) told the North Koreans, it was his opinion they should knock off all the Kim dynasty idolotry, and melt down some of their huge Kim il Sung statues made of gold, and reinvest that money into paying off their Soviet debts and developing their infrastructure. He was recalled to his country upon protest by the Norkors.
Just to save the USS Pueblo would be enough reason to invade NK and kick Mr. Ronery's @ss.
Either that or a cruise missile to put it out of its misery.
NK and Iran have been on my s-list for a long time.
Stay safe in Tokyo.
dont worry, it is coming
It would seem to be another goad at the US. Pay up or else we'll make more nukes and sell same to terrorists. A glass parking lot over there would be nice.
Witness the mighty North Korean Navy!!! Fear them!!!
0647Z Not even a day or so. No link. no contact.
We could augment their exhibit with a live demonstration of a MOAB on Chia Pet's palace.
by Skip Schumacher
The USS PUEBLO, which was captured by the North Koreans in 1968, was the first U.S. Navy ship to be hi-jacked on the high seas by a foreign military force in over 150 years. To date, the capture has resulted in no reprisals against the North Koreans; no military action was taken at the time, or at any later date. This lack of military response guarantees the Pueblos place in history as a watershed event in our national conscience.
...to understand the context of its mission, one simply has to be aware of the fate of the USS LIBERTY, a much larger ship on a similar mission, which was badly damaged by the Israelis a mere seven months before the Pueblo itself was hi-jacked. The Liberty lost 34 men during their battle (the Pueblo lost one), but managed to keep their ship afloat and meekly make it back to port.
Pueblo Incident: Attacked by North Korean Military Forces
The USS PUEBLO's first operational mission was conceived by the and was tasked through the Naval Security Group Command. This first mission was primarily a period for training and testing. With no current information available on hostile activities by North Korean forces, the officer in charge at US CINCPACFLT assigned the mission a risk assessment of minimal. All attempts by PUEBLO's commanding officer to upgrade this assessment to hazardous were rebuffed.
Like the USS LIBERTY AGTR-5, PUEBLO operated under the assumtion that help would be available if needed. The US 7th Fleet, US Forces Korea, and the US 5th Air Force, Fuchu, Japan were informed of PUEBLOs mission, but because of the minimal risk assessment, the US Navy made no specific requests for support. The tasking for similar USS BANNER missions had been rated as hazardous, and fighter aircraft had been made available on a strip alert status and 2 US Navy destroyers had maintained station within 50 miles of BANNER. When 5th Air Force personnel questioned the lack of request for strip alert status for PUEBLOs mission, they were verbally informed that they would not be needed.
In addition to the lack of ready protection, the US Navy maintained the same communications procedures and methods for the PUEBLO mission as LIBERTY had operated under during her fateful mission of June 1967. The PUEBLO's inability to establish reliable communications with a higher command authority would be a similar repeat of the problems that contributed to the lack of help for LIBERTY. Unfortunately, it appears nothing was learned from the LIBERTY incident.
Link up and running but I zoned out to Mr. hairdo @ 3 min. Why can't they have a N. Korean Laurie Dhue host it?
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