Skip to comments.Breaking: North Korea Fires Artillery at South, Killing 1
Posted on 11/23/2010 1:42:43 AM PST by FTJM
North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. At least one South Korean marine was killed and 13 wounded, the military said.
The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim that it has a new uranium enrichment facility and just six weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unveiled his youngest son Kim Jong Un as his heir apparent.
One South Korean marine was killed, three were seriously wounded and 10 slightly wounded, a Joint Chiefs of Staff official said.
YTN TV said several houses were on fire and shells were still falling on Yeonpyeong island, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of the coast. The station broadcast pictures of thick columns of black smoke rising from the island, which has a population of 1,200 to 1,300.
President Lee Myung-bak ordered officials to "sternly respond" to North Korea's action but also called on officials to make sure that the "situation would not escalate," according to a presidential official. He asked not to be identified, citing the issue's sensitivity.
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>They are sending an emergency supply of basketballs and chocolates as we speak.
.. or Hilary, not much differnce
Situation that could lead to regional war, nuclear war, even world war.
They learned this trick from the ChiComs 50 years ago.
If the US does NOT help its ROK allies....Look for:
EVERYONE to be emboldened to attack allies of NATO/US. OBAMA YOU PIECE OF SHIT WIMP!
You'll see Iran burn off a low yield nuke.
You'll see Iranian Republican Guard in Afghanistan killing NATO and US troops.
You'll see Indonesia and India (foes of China) backing away from SEATO/US and cozying up with China.
You'll see more brushfire wars in Central Africa, esp. Kenya/Congo with more and more AlQueda types proping up.
You'll see Yemen export terrorism into more brazen attacks.
You'll probably see Syria/Lebanon attack Israel with tacit support from other Arab countries. Hell, even Turkey might get involved.
Russia may take the REST of Georgia or other CIS states.
You'll see FARC and other narco-commie forces make strides and gains in South America.
GAWD....the list is endless....our wet paper sack president is AWOL, probably on a cocaine high while our allies are getting SHELLED.....Does it make you feel better that Chewbacca, the mother in law, Biden, Pelosi, Axlerod or Valarie Jarrett are the ones answering the phone?
It’s baby Kim consolidating control.
Good thing we are protecting South Korea’s border instead of our own.