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N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible(or torpedo?)
AP ^ | 08/07/06 | KWANG-TAE KIM

Posted on 08/07/2006 4:43:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible

By KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer

1 hour, 36 minutes ago

North Korea claimed it has captured an unmanned U.S. submersible and put it on display in Pyongyang, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday. The U.S. dismissed the report.

The small vessel was captured during a reconnaissance mission in waters off North Korea's eastern city of Hamhung, said the Choson Sinbo newspaper, which is published by a pro-North Korean association linked to the Pyongyang government.

The newspaper report on its Web site, which is monitored in Seoul, was accompanied by a picture purported to be of the black torpedo-shaped U.S. vessel. There were no further details as to when or how North Korea obtained it.

A spokesman for the U.S. military in South Korea, David Oten, dismissed the report.

"We have nothing unaccounted for and there is no way for us to verify that this is a U.S. vessel," Oten said.

Last September, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il instructed officials to put the captured vessel on public display next to the spy ship USS Pueblo, which the communist regime seized along with its crew of 82 in 1968, the newspaper said. The crew was released after 11 months.

The Pueblo, moored to the bank of the Taedong River in Pyongyang, is now the site of tours to inspire anti-U.S. sentiment among the country's 23 million people. Some 1,500 North Koreans made daily visits to the Pueblo during a recent month-long, anti-U.S. rally period, said the newspaper.

Despite repeated U.S. assurances that it has no intention of attacking the North, the communist country frequently claims that Washington seeks to invade it and that the U.S. is driving tensions on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.

The North recently raised regional tensions by test-launching seven missiles, including a new long-range model believed capable of reaching the U.S. that failed shortly after takeoff.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 200608; 20060806; capture; display; hamhung; maritimesecurity; nk; nkorea; northkorea; submarine; submersible; torpedo; unmanned; us; usn; usspueblo
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The alleged captured submersible

It looks like a torpedo.

Any Navy types out there who can identify this object?

1 posted on 08/07/2006 4:43:13 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 08/07/2006 4:43:47 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"We have nothing unaccounted for and there is no way for us to verify that this is a U.S. vessel," Oten said.




But he apparently doesn't deny that we have them operating in the area. Hmmmm...


3 posted on 08/07/2006 4:45:43 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Now that I think of it, it makes no sense. If we had unmanned submerisibles operating in the area, they would be designed to self destruct rather than be captured.


4 posted on 08/07/2006 4:47:46 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Wouldn't it literally be the "bomb" if it was actually a cleverly disguised nuke torpedo. One with a delayed timer on it.
It looks like a recon torp, but I am no expert.


5 posted on 08/07/2006 4:49:58 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It doesn't look like any of these....


6 posted on 08/07/2006 4:53:38 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Some 1,500 North Koreans made daily visits to the Pueblo during a recent month-long, anti-U.S. rally period, and the government had its hands full preventing visitors from trying to eat everything in sight, said the newspaper.

There. Fixed.

7 posted on 08/07/2006 4:56:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro (What's a "Proportionate Response" to Asymmetrical Warfare?)
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To: Eye of Unk

"It looks like a recon torp, but I am no expert."

Perhaps you could enlighten us with just a little experience on what a 'recon torp' might be.

I think you're chatting, advisedly speaking, through your hat.


8 posted on 08/07/2006 5:00:59 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: martin_fierro
Some 1,500 North Koreans made daily visits to the Pueblo during a recent month-long, anti-U.S. rally period, and the government had its hands full preventing visitors from trying to eat everything in sight, said the newspaper.

There. Fixed.

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Almost, but not quite:

"Some 1,500 North Koreans -- lured by the promise of a steamed dumpling each -- made daily visits to the Pueblo during a recent month-long, anti-U.S. rally period, and the government had its hands full preventing visitors from trying to eat everything in sight, said the newspaper.

There we go! Now its fixed.

9 posted on 08/07/2006 5:03:42 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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Reporter: What kind of torpedo is it?

Johnny: Oh, it's a big pretty black torpedo with curly fins, a flat nose, propellers, and it just looks like a big ....

10 posted on 08/07/2006 5:15:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (What's a "Proportionate Response" to Asymmetrical Warfare?)
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Oh, that's what happened to our 'DOOMSDAY' torpedo. Hope they don't try and open it!


11 posted on 08/07/2006 5:22:37 AM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If it were a recon torpedo I would think the first thing the N. Koreans would have done was try to get into the thing to see how it works. If they did that they would be displaying the scientific instruments they took from it as proof of what the thing was.

Just an opinion ---not a fact.


12 posted on 08/07/2006 5:26:44 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: dhuffman@awod.com

bttt


13 posted on 08/07/2006 5:38:41 AM PDT by xone
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To: TigerLikesRooster

14 posted on 08/07/2006 5:43:22 AM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: Doohickey; judicial meanz; submarinerswife; PogySailor; chasio649; gobucks; Bottom_Gun; Dog Gone; ..
What do you think?


15 posted on 08/07/2006 6:02:17 AM PDT by SmithL (The fact that they can't find Hoffa is proof that he never existed.)
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To: SmithL

It would be "interesting" to see how long that "concrete" and cut stone and grout around the display case have been in place.


16 posted on 08/07/2006 6:04:56 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lining up for dumplings at the Pueblo!!

"Hey! Where's the kochujan you promised??"

17 posted on 08/07/2006 6:14:10 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I will never understand how we let North Korea get away with this.


19 posted on 08/07/2006 6:46:48 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: SmithL

Kim Jong-Il: "We captured it. The big rong missre. But it's ticking and we don't know why."


20 posted on 08/07/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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