[New York Times, 8 minutes ago] WAR!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Makenshi, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    North and South Korea Exchange Fire, Killing Two



    Smoke rose from South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island after North Korea reportedly fired hundreds of rounds of artillery from its stronghold on the west coast.

    By MARK McDONALD
    Published: November 23, 2010

    SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured, said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry.

    The South Korean military went to “crisis status,” and fighter planes were put on alert but did not take off.

    South Korean artillery units returned fire after the North’s shells struck South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island at 2:34 p.m., said Mr. Kwon, adding that the North also fired numerous rounds into the Yellow Sea. Television footage showed large plumes of black smoke spiraling from the island, and news reports said dozens of houses were on fire.

    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/world/asia/24korea.html?_r=1&hp
     
  2. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Let me guess - the North denies everything and blames someone else.
     
  3. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    North Korea is retarded.

    Also this isn't war - not yet, anyway. Now its just an initial exchange of hostilities that may just go away.

    But if this does turn into an actual war, North Korea's fucked.

    They're saying the South Koreans shot first.
     
  4. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40329269/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

    has some useful quotations.

    It's just posturing I bet, if there is a war and NK invades the South the US and friends will push them back to the border without much trouble, just like the 50's. And hopefully stop there as opposed to the mistake of invading the North.
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well I doubt North Korea has much allies left. Even the Chinese dont agree with them that strongly anymore seeing as how N-Koreas polistics is a danger to their economical growth. Beeing to radical regarding your neighbours is usualy never a good thing. Not that South Korea was a lot better about that in the past (they hate each other pretty much equaliy) but they have been doing better so far. But I am not that educated regarding South Koreas history.

    The people of N-Korea have no access to anything that is outside of their nation which is at least different to the South.

    If North Korea really starts a war and gets pushed back I doubt they will receive this time any help from China.

    So yeah, they are in any way fucked with a war.

    I dont know it but I assume they just need something for their propaganda regarding the west and capltalistic enemy to keep their own population on its toes. So what would be better then some attack ? Who cares if you started it. But ... so far we dont know exactly "who" started it first this time. Doesnt look like a full war anyway its not like this would be the first time something like that happened.

    I am asking my self if the SOuth and North will ever be in peace again. I mean they have a situation similar to Germany after 1945 and more important with the Wall which seperated Berlin and the frontier of the GDR which seperated it from the rest of Germany. But here you had many holes, people visiting each other sometimes and some even political interaction. All this is not really present with South and North Korea. If those borders there ever fall the nation will face some huge problems. Much more then Germany ever had with its reunion. We can now probably not even imagine it yet.
     
  6. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Could it be...?

    http://www.theastralworld.com/prophecies/babavanga.php
    Superstitious bullshit, probably. :)

    Hopefully.
     
  7. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Yess! We're gona be here for the fall guys! I think when the first bombs drop I'll celebrate by taking a wife.
     
  8. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Post apocalypse without power armor will not be as badass as we'd expect...
     
  9. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    963
    Sep 3, 2010
    This is all over /x/ (paranormal board on 4chan).

    It's very creepy, but barring any other hostilities, I don't see a war starting (unless N. Korea decides to be a dick, in which case, they will lose)
     
  10. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Yes, very creepy that one of the thousands of end of the world predictions got the start of one of many wars right.
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    not all, there is one with the huge hidden invisible planet no one can see which will hit earth in 2012. Nibiru or something.
     
  12. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Phase I is complete, now

    Release the stock footage!


    North Korea broadcasts propaganda response to Yeonpyeong Island shelling
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    Starship Troopers this ain't. Looks like Katyushas, T-34s and MIGs circa 1950...

    Where's that a-hole MacArthur when we need him?
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    What. The. Fuck

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLGKqwRB4Ik[/youtube]
     
  14. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Oh shit, our plans to steal their babies, saw open their heads and bind their women to water buffalos has been revealed!

    Who can refute that evidence!

    Let me guess - Joe Dresnok himself posed for those paintings.

    I told you mang, when it rains in N. Korea they blame America. It's a great way to distract people from how inept your own regime is.
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    quite interesting when you consider that Northkorea is geting most of its food in form of relief goods from the "enemies" it hates. Meaning USA and Japan. Wihtout the western world Northkorea would be no more.
     
  16. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    I don't know if it's the start of many wars, I doubt this will elevate, war would have been declared already if this were the case (but I could be wrong, I'm not an expert on this stuff)

    Yep and that's why North Korea is not a threat, because all we have to do is cut them off and they'll be doing anything to get back on our good side.

    North Korea is a whinny little brat that needs to be put on a timeout unless they want a beating.
     
  17. Thomas de Aynesworth

    Thomas de Aynesworth Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    488
    Nov 9, 2010
    I wonder what Juche North Korea will do with all the Westernized hipster boys with Hello Kitty backpacks and life-size pillows with anime women screened on them?
     
  18. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Pretty standard war propaganda, really. Well, normal for non-modern Western war propaganda anyway.
     
  19. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    :D
     
  20. Thomas de Aynesworth

    Thomas de Aynesworth Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    488
    Nov 9, 2010
    What a joker, this guy.