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North Korea blasts South; Island ablaze, U.N. emergency session 'in work'
Foxnews.com ^ | November 23, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/23/2010 6:05:05 AM PST by Celtic Cross

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea bombarded a South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, setting buildings ablaze and killing at least two marines and injuring 16 others after warning the South to halt military drills in the area, South Korean officials said.

South Korea said it returned fire and scrambled fighter jets in response, and said the "inhumane" attack on civilian areas violated the 1953 armistice halting the Korean War. The two sides technically remain at war because a peace treaty was never negotiated.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; attack; korea; obamasfault; un
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To: Celtic Cross; All

Why does this not make me warm and fuzzy....


2 posted on 11/23/2010 6:07:35 AM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: Celtic Cross

Whoof. Not exactly what our powder-keg world needs, right now.

Any idea how common this sort of thing is? Is this rare, or are there skirmishes like this often?


3 posted on 11/23/2010 6:09:44 AM PST by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Bush did it.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 6:10:36 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: KevinDavis

I say 2 marines dead equals N korea nuked..pop em, screw China..


5 posted on 11/23/2010 6:10:40 AM PST by aces
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To: aces

I agree...although they are not far from the ‘stone age’ culturally...I say we bomb them all the way back to the ‘stone age’.

I guess that is terrible of me...but if N. Korea would just mind its own business, live and let live...I would not think such thoughts.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 6:13:18 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Celtic Cross

Even as we speak, Obama is standing in front of a full-length mirror...practicing his bowing.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 6:16:15 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: paladinan
I think there are minor incidents all the time, but rarely are the NK’s so boldfaced about it.
8 posted on 11/23/2010 6:17:04 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: All

Time to go Roman on them. “for every soldier that is killed we will destroy one city in return” I see two NK cities as potential smoking holes...


9 posted on 11/23/2010 6:17:04 AM PST by Afisra
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To: Celtic Cross

Barry’s ticked—somebody woke him up at 3 am for this.


10 posted on 11/23/2010 6:17:35 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: aces

Marines? Like U.S. Marines?

If this is so, I don’t see how this isn’t an act of war.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 6:18:35 AM PST by TSgt (On 11/08/2010 at 0421 my life changed forever. I became a father.)
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To: jazminerose

QUICK! send Hillary!™!!!!


12 posted on 11/23/2010 6:19:15 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 672 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Sad how being born in North Korea sets you back 100 years....


13 posted on 11/23/2010 6:20:18 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: paladinan

No. This sh*t happens when we project weakness.

Never happen under Reagan or Bush...

just another one of the downsides of electing a democrat.

I’m sure Obama is writing his apology speech right now...


14 posted on 11/23/2010 6:20:31 AM PST by t-dude
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To: Celtic Cross

Obama’s on top of this. He’s on the phone right now telling the ROK President not to criticize Obama on TV.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 6:20:47 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Celtic Cross
From: www.stratfor.com


16 posted on 11/23/2010 6:20:50 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Celtic Cross

It’s 3AM, Hussein.


17 posted on 11/23/2010 6:21:05 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: TSgt

They were ROK(Republis of Korea)Marines, not US Marines.


18 posted on 11/23/2010 6:22:04 AM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: TSgt

Doesn’t say whether it was ROK Marines or US Marines.

In any event, the Norks kill a few US military from time to time and have ever since 1953.

We do nothing.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 6:22:04 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 672 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Afisra

I think you’re forgetting who is in the White house...


20 posted on 11/23/2010 6:22:47 AM PST by t-dude
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To: Afisra

I think you’re forgetting who is in the White house...


21 posted on 11/23/2010 6:22:54 AM PST by t-dude
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To: struggle

At least 100 years. I hear tell that people are on the menu regularly in NK.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 6:23:06 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: TSgt

S Korean Marines.


23 posted on 11/23/2010 6:24:16 AM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: aces
I say 2 marines dead equals N korea nuked..pop em, screw China..

Good luck. Not with Obama at the helm. No way. Not a chance. South Korea will be lucky if Obama does little more than a Monty Python skit:

"Stop or I'll say Stop again!"
24 posted on 11/23/2010 6:24:43 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: jazminerose

Yeah, he had finally managed to drift off to sleep on the floor when some inconsiderate staffer came to tell him about this.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 6:24:43 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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Just a point of clarification.

They are technically still at war because they operate under a truce.

It is not that the peace was not negotiated, it is because a treaty has never formally been signed.

Just like we are technically not at war with terrorists because the Congress never declared a state of war.

Neither “technical” situation matters much, as dead soldiers are dead soldiers.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 6:25:15 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Odumbo was not woken up for this he slept in and the WH had a spokesman speak on his behalf Here is the text of the speech

Ummmmmmm Uhhhhhh, Ahhhhhh, Ummmmmm, and Uhhhhh. That is it Folks.

remember that is the Charlie brown Teacher version 3.0.

Odumbo has specific orders do not wake me up unless something significant happens - republicans die enmass, sarah palin is in airplane accident or Bristol Palin is kicked off DWTS. other than those three issues I repeat do not wake me for anything.


27 posted on 11/23/2010 6:25:22 AM PST by hondact200 ( Obama is Nuckin Futs!!!)
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To: paladinan
Any idea how common this sort of thing is? Is this rare, or are there skirmishes like this often?

Well, if you remember, NK sunk a SK ship a few months ago.

Korea tensions over claims that warship was sunk by torpedo
28 posted on 11/23/2010 6:26:59 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Celtic Cross

29 posted on 11/23/2010 6:27:04 AM PST by PLD
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To: paladinan
Is this rare, or are there skirmishes like this often?

Not including trading shots pretty much daily across the DMZ, just this year the Norks have sunk a South Korean warship and now killed two Marines in an unprovoked attack on an island in South Korea. Oh, also announced this week: they now have over 2000 modern centrifuges for enriching uranium to weapons grade level. Up until a few days ago it was thought that the Norks only had a plutonium program, or at least that is what the Obamalamadingdong Administration is saying......

30 posted on 11/23/2010 6:29:47 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Celtic Cross
The United Nations Security Council could hold an emergency meeting in the next day or two over the attack, saying "It's in the works for either today or tomorrow. We are for it and planning is ongoing," Reuters reports.

UPDATE:

However, the United Nations Security Council will probably put off holding the emergency meeting until after the American Thanksgiving holidays. A UNSC spokesman mentions...

"Out of respect, we hesitate to intrude on Thanksgiving, one of America's most important holidays. We feel confident that the celebration of freedom and giving in America far outweighs this minor disturbance in the Koreas. And then, we should probably consider that Christmas is not too far around the corner. Not to mention New Years Eve/Day. With all of this occuring in the near future, it could be as late as next year before we actually get to having a meeting concerning the...ur...what were we talking about again?"

31 posted on 11/23/2010 6:34:32 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: KevinDavis

South Korea just announced that if they are attacked again, they will really get mad.


32 posted on 11/23/2010 6:36:45 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: KevinDavis

Because you know like I do that our leadership is weak?


33 posted on 11/23/2010 6:38:43 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Celtic Cross; paladinan

Fox just called this the most aggressive act in 50 years, at least I think that’s what they said (I was in the other room).


34 posted on 11/23/2010 6:40:55 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: null and void
Yes, actually it does very specifically state that they were "South Korean Marines."

Reading is fundamental.
35 posted on 11/23/2010 6:45:43 AM PST by Sudetenland (TSA - Theatrical Security Affectation)
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To: Afisra

36 posted on 11/23/2010 6:45:43 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: KevinDavis

“Never before in mankind has the malice of the wicked been outweighed by the complacency of the virtuous.” Winston Churchill 1945 speaking about how preventable WW II was.


37 posted on 11/23/2010 6:49:50 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I know you are right..


38 posted on 11/23/2010 6:50:39 AM PST by aces
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To: BenLurkin

When the going gets tough, the fluff go golfing.


39 posted on 11/23/2010 6:51:31 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Sudetenland

Read the whole article before posting?

You jest!


40 posted on 11/23/2010 6:53:51 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 672 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: paladinan

Very rare that they actually send shells across, Maybe I am forgetful, but I think in my Lifetime, I am 55,one or two accounts of a rifle shot, never remember the sinking of a south Korean warship, there was the taking of a spy ship many years ago, but that I think was Russia, but to shell the base for operating in national waters, should require at least an attempt to decapitate N, Korea’s leadership.


41 posted on 11/23/2010 6:54:36 AM PST by aces
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To: moovova; All

So let me get this straight.... There is a potential crisis developing overseas, but since a holiday is coming up, they are going to wait??? Look I’m for all celebrating holidays as the next guy, but I think trying to defuse a crisis from getting worse is more important imho...


42 posted on 11/23/2010 7:01:34 AM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: brytlea; All

and the UN is a overpriced debating club..


43 posted on 11/23/2010 7:03:13 AM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: KevinDavis
"...but since a holiday is coming up, they are going to wait???..."

Sorry, the UPDATE was a joke...I shoulda included < cynicism on/off > prompts...

44 posted on 11/23/2010 7:08:41 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: KevinDavis
This ain't 1950. Obama is not Truman and the UN leadership is non existent.
45 posted on 11/23/2010 7:14:34 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: KevinDavis
This ain't 1950. Obama is not Truman and the UN leadership is non existent.
46 posted on 11/23/2010 7:14:43 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: null and void

yeah, what a joke.


47 posted on 11/23/2010 7:15:49 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: Celtic Cross

If you can sink a SK warship and murder 47 of its sailors why wouldn’t you think yoy could fire artillery with impunity. Nobody in powe today has the will or the balls to stand up to these communist animals.


48 posted on 11/23/2010 7:18:02 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: moovova
I shoulda included < cynicism on/off > prompts...

There's a cynicism off command?

Who knew???

49 posted on 11/23/2010 7:19:37 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 672 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TSgt

ROK Marines may, and I say MAY have a tougher boot camp than US Marines do.


50 posted on 11/23/2010 7:24:22 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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