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Breaking: North Korea Fires Artillery at South, Killing 1
AP via FOX News ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: artillery; fires; island; killing; korea; nkorea; northkorea; skorea; south; southkorea; yeonpyeong

1 posted on 11/23/2010 1:42:49 AM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Thanks for the info but it is hardly breaking since yours is at least the 4th report I’ve seen on this. The North must be pissed off about something, don’t you think?


2 posted on 11/23/2010 1:45:08 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

They need money.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 1:46:02 AM PST by FTJM
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To: calex59; FTJM

It’s only breaking news if you are in the White House. The White House seems to have fallen asleep at the switch.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 1:47:07 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

They are sending an emergency supply of basketballs and chocolates as we speak.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 1:49:56 AM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM
There was no immediate comment from the White House and State Department

That's because it's way past Bammy's bedtime.

6 posted on 11/23/2010 1:52:46 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: FTJM

Just flew out of Seoul Sunday Night. Looks like I got out just in time!


7 posted on 11/23/2010 1:57:30 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

The WH we have today is always asleep at the switch. I assume that when Bozo figures out how to blame this on the south he will respond.


8 posted on 11/23/2010 2:00:11 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

This is right up his alley. He’s pretty much dropped his domestic agenda and has been focusing on his foreign agenda ever since the midterm election shellacking the Democrats got.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 2:03:41 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: calex59

They are pissed that naval exegeses are being held in disputed waters where they have already sunk a SK warship - the disputed waters were the result of the cease fire agreement to end the Korean War which the NK says no longer exists as far as they are concerned from the last incident.

It is simply a pissing match, with South Korea ending up with egg on its face with the death of one of their marines.

The South Korean people and government do not want this spat to escalate, they have even indicated they will not go to the UN - they would like to forget this ever happened.


10 posted on 11/23/2010 2:08:00 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: FTJM

Don’t worry the Obama Administration will do nothing. Even if a nuke was tossed. What to expect is the Obama administration to get on their hands and knees and kiss Kim Jong Mentally Ill’s boots. Don’t expect anything more. Now of course Obama will talk tough on TV, but don’t expect anything.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 2:09:22 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

“Let me be clear...” followed by a vague set of statements.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 2:10:59 AM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM

LOL! Don’t forget the teleprompters! I am sure the next time Obama meets this freak in North Korea he will bow too.


13 posted on 11/23/2010 2:15:19 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

But, but, but it’s the custom!


14 posted on 11/23/2010 2:16:58 AM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Bingo! I’m sure all his rat buddies in the media and press will defend him too.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 2:27:48 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: FTJM

Thanks for posting...


16 posted on 11/23/2010 2:29:45 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sprite518

“What to expect is the Obama administration to get on their hands and knees and kiss Kim Jong Mentally Ill’s boots.”

I don’t think he wears boots. He wears those shoes with lifts. At other times, when not out in public, he wears tiny dancing shoes. You saw him wear boots?


17 posted on 11/23/2010 2:33:25 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: FTJM

Who do you think is pulling North Korea’s strings? Maybe Red China? And Why?


18 posted on 11/23/2010 2:39:29 AM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: FTJM
Here are a couple of excerpts on the newswire where I work.

The White House and China are expressing concern after North Korea fired artillery shells at a South Korean island early today, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and putting the nation on high alert.

The move elicited concern from several nations, including China, which is the closest thing the isolated nation of North Korea currently has to an ally. The White House issued a statement strongly condemning the attack and warning the nation to stop its, quote, "belligerent action." The White House added that it is in close contact with South Korea and is "firmly committed" to defending the nation

In addition WTAE-TV (ABC, Pittsburgh) reports that the South HAS returned fire.

19 posted on 11/23/2010 2:42:02 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: BiggieLittle

That’s right he wears shoes. Well that will not stop Obama from still kissing his feet.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 2:44:44 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: FTJM

>They are sending an emergency supply of basketballs and chocolates as we speak.

.. or Hilary, not much differnce


21 posted on 11/23/2010 2:52:07 AM PST by SF_Redux
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To: prisoner6

Situation that could lead to regional war, nuclear war, even world war.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 2:52:59 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: prisoner6
The White House and China are expressing concern after North Korea fired artillery shells at a South Korean island early today,...

They learned this trick from the ChiComs 50 years ago.

23 posted on 11/23/2010 3:43:36 AM PST by Roccus (Quondo Omni Flunkus Mortati)
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To: FTJM

Worth watching.


24 posted on 11/23/2010 3:44:45 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: FTJM
NK fires on SK.....SK retaliates....limited to moderate conflaguration on the Korean peninsula.

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?

25 posted on 11/23/2010 4:09:51 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Sprite518
" Bingo! I’m sure all his rat buddies in the media and press will defend him too. "

And compare him with the statesmanship and resolve of Reagan... huge barf alert.
26 posted on 11/23/2010 4:09:55 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: steveab

It’s baby Kim consolidating control.


27 posted on 11/23/2010 4:16:34 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: FTJM

Good thing we are protecting South Korea’s border instead of our own.


28 posted on 11/23/2010 5:48:56 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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