Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: South Korean Ship Goes Down, Gold Soaring
Posted on 03/26/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by blam
CONFIRMED: South Korean Ship Goes Down, Gold Soaring
Mar. 26, 2010, 11:29 AM
Update 2: According to YONHAP news agency, 104 sailors were on board and only 58 have been accounted for.
Update: And now WSJ says a Korean ship went down near the border, probably due to a torpedo.
Original post: Check out gold! Rumor going around has to do with hostilities between the Koreas.
This comes the same day comments from North Korean media about Kim Jon Il wanting to drop a nuke on the west, so you can see why folks are jittery.
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So is it official? Did North Korea just ‘declare’ war on South Korea with this act?
If N Korea had anything to do with this...........here we go folks.
“probably due to a torpedo.”
There are a lot of russian fighter/bomber planes up there recently sure it was not a plane attack?
They have been at war I think. A formal truce was never signed.
We’ll need tougher sanctions_Hillary Clinton
Meanwhile Barry Obama looks over a menu of snacks available for this evenings basketball games.
Oh jeez, hope this is military exercise message traffic being mixed up with the real thing
How frickin’ long do we coddle terrorists and despots?
Correct. Cease fire and nothing else.
This may get real interesting with the lout we have in power here.
They had better get the Pacific Fleet over there/in the area ASAP.
Until the current admin stops inviting them over for a sleepover?
If the North invades the South, Barry will call on the South to exercise restraint.
"Interesting" is certainly one way to put it.....
Anyone else not exactly inspired with confidence in our current CIC should this thing go hot?
I mean a battle group and not one or two ships.
Had a conservative president been sitting in the Oval Office, I doubt the N Korea would have attacked. Knowing that this president is, in essence, a Marxist and in concert with their ideology, Communists believe they’re in the drivers seat now.
The Lord is in my drivers seat, and I hope he’s yours as well. May He have mercy.
Unfortunately for this nation another 2 years, 9 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.
No, he’ll recommend the South surrender immediately.
Yes, CNN confirms as well.
Folks, the NKs are betting on Obama flinching...they might be right.
Please...you people...It’s not official until OUR Dear Leader says so. Besides it’s their business and we don’t need to be Europe to protest and say bad things about us again????/s
We have no confidence among our friends under this lout. So...that about spells it no?
South Korean Navy Reportedly Shoots at Unidentified Ships Near North Korea
The South Korean navy reportedly shot at unidentified ships near North Korea and is investigating whether a sinking ship in its navy was hit with a torpedo near the maritime border with the communist North.
The South Korean navy has reportedly fired shots at unidentified ships in the direction of North Korea as it investigates whether a sinking vessel in its fleet was struck by a torpedo Friday.
Military officials said the 1,200-ton ship Cheonan was patrolling in waters south of the maritime border with North Korea when an explosion occurred at the stern of the ship, which carries a crew of 104 sailors, KBS World Radio reported.
South Korean broadcaster SBS said many of the sailors were feared dead, as the country's president, Lee Myung-Bak, called an emergency meeting of security-related ministers.
Twenty-four sailors have been rescued from the vessel, officials told the Korea Herald, and navy ships and helicopters continue to circle in an attempt to save more crew members, KBS World Radio reported.
There was no word on the cause of the explosion or any casualties, but officials did not rule out the possibility of an attack from North Korea.
South Korea's YTN TV network said the government was investigating whether the explosion was caused by a torpedo attack from the North, and KBS reported news that the another South Korean ship fired at unidentified vessels while patrolling nearby waters
Testing the lack of leadership in this country.
LOL Soaring alright! From 1095 to 1105! WOW!!!!!!!!
The sinking is a big deal, but "Sea of fire"-type shrieks from the DPRK make for a weird kind of morning ritual for those nuts --sort of you and me stretching out, or making some toast and coffee.
The sinking is a big deal. This is their way of demanding money. My guess is that the latest bag of loot from the PRC was substantially lighter than the DPRK's had been expecting.
Next step: They start proliferating LIKE CRAZY, while Obama talks realllllly sternly and does NOTHING. Then SK will begin major new efforts towards SDI & inquires about heavier AEGIS purchases. And Japan will announce stepped-up dev of their own advanced stealth aircraft.
Then a major arms race in Asia speeds up and all Taiwanese begin to sweat.
I certainly don’t have any doubt. Why would they?
No, Obama will take the opportunity to attack S. Korea himself.
The 2 countries are still technically at war.
“Anyone else not exactly inspired with confidence in our current CIC should this thing go hot?”
Say good bye to South Korea and all of our troops stationed there.
If I’m reading the gold chart correctly, it turned on a dime the very instant (1345 GMT / 0945 NY) that this happened. It’s now over the magic $1100 level and appears to have already “tested” $1100 for support. “They” can slam it ten bucks in ten minutes though as we see regularly.
Joe Biden was just a year late with his prediction
The maoist touted his reduction in nuclear arms as a lesson for North Korea and Iran to dismantle their nukes too.
We are setting an example, says the terrorists’ best friend.
Paging Obama!....Paging Obama!
Let’s see how his community organizing skills handle this!
Joy. Tonkin redux. Let’s see all the facts before we start the draft.
No test required.....it’s been proven, unfortunately, over and over again, under this adm..............
civil unrest at home....world war 3 starting abroad...martial law declared against american citizens....all elections suspended....hmmmm.....any thoughts folks...
GLD is only up 1.18% for the day.
And if anyone doubted that the plunge protection team was playing in the stock market.........notice the market is holding steady in the face of this act of war against South Korea.
Plus, this will work to get everybody's attention off the health care bills.
We have our own war to fight right here at home.
Are those actual photos? Or are they from another sinking?
If actual, this isnt gonna be good.