Skip to comments.N. Korean Reconnaissance Planes Flew Near the Site of Sinking (Right After the Incident)
Posted on 03/28/2010 8:44:44 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korean Reconnaissance Planes Flew Near the Site of Sinking
Right after the Navy ship went down, N. Korean reconnaissance planes flew down near NLL, we have learned.
This raises more questions in light of military's explanation that (another SK) frigate fired warning shots at flying birds.
Lee Geun-woo reporting:
After the sinking of Navy ship 'Cheonan,' (S. Korean) JCS said that they did not see any unusual movement from N. Korean military.
We interpret this as meaning that their radar did not spot any N. Korean war planes, Navy ships, or submarines near the area in question.
However, we have learned that (SK's) air defense radar detected a squadron of reconnaissance planes from N. Korean Air Force flying down near NLL after the incident.
Normally, no (NK flight) training is done at late night, and it is suspected that they were on an emergency reconnaissance mission.
They might have wanted to take a close look after the ship exploded, followed by flares being detonated (over the sky) for rescue operation, and another frigate firing anti-aircraft guns.
However, there is still something unusual about this.
The squadron of N. Korean reconnaissance planes did not take off from Hwanghae province closest to the site of incident but from Pyong-an Province(located up north.)
If they wanted to monitor the developing crisis, why did the planes bother to fly from Pyong-an Province, which is far away?
This is a question which we cannot seem to answer.
This may challenge the JCS's announcement that, an hour after the sinking, Navy ship 'Sokcho's' radar detected flying objects and fired warning shots, only to learn that they were a flock of birds.
Military sources say that firing shots are only allowed in the case of imminent danger, and it is unlikely that a flock of birds were the ones.
It is possible that 'Sokcho' fired at not birds but N. Korean reconnaissance planes.
If this is the case, we need to investigate when and why their plane went down to the area of Baek-Ryong Island(the site of incident) from Pyong-an Province.
Lee Geun-woo from KBS reporting.
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This is out of Kommunist Broadcasting System (KBS) though, right? Have they turned over a new leaf what with the new ROK Administration last year?
Shooting at birds with expensive ammo sounds silly.
MBC still remains as bastion of pinkos and reds. You know, pinkos with N. Korean characteristics
The maoist in our White House says there is nothing to see here.
Kindly move on.
a) What happens when nations like Iraq act the fool, i.e., they get whooped the heck out like oafs!
b) What happens when nations like North Korea and Pakistan act the fool, i.e., they either get fuel oil and in cases of straight kidnapping and acts that would be interpreted as acerbic, confrontational and/or war get excuses instead (N.Korea), or get F-16s and US military aid (Pakistan).
If I was mad Ahmadenijad I would infact increase my nuclear weapons program, because the moment I get it then I do not have to worry as much about the West anymore.
It is a classic Pavlovian experiment.
Admire their handiwork
My guess is a bottom or pressure mine, placed there by either a submarine or covert surface vessel. When a pressure mine goes off underneath a vessel, hydrostatic shock drives the explosion’s full force, focused like a fist, right into the hull’s midsection. Chances are, if there was one, there is still more planted. Expect to see a lot of ROK naval activity there, as well as heightened air and naval patrols.
That and that damned “OhMyNews”, too, correct? Not to mention YTN? I am only really comfortable with Chosen Ilbo and Independent these days. Maybe Joongang Ilbo on a good day.