North Korea attacks South Korea

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  1. North Korea opens artillery barrage on South Korean Island

    Just breaking on BBC, but civilians and military injured in a bombardment of up to 200 shells from the North. South Korea has retaliated with artillery and has scrambled fighters......

    BBC News - Artillery fire on Korean border
  2. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Just what we need, another oddjob nation throwing their weight about.

    Is there a 'reason' for this? Nuclear inspectors, Sanctions, the usual sor tof thing that encourages the NKs to go batshit insane?
  3. According to BBC R4 news South Koreans were exercising troops on this island in the past few days, maybe thats what has sparked the attack, but nothing concrete as to the reasons behind North Korea opening hostilities at this time.
  4. Just in time for Christmas as well the pricks. Oh well will make for more interesting news than the Royal Wedding.
  5. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    seoul is asking for nukes to be based on the peninsular again!!
  6. Seoul should be careful what they wish for, North Korea could deliver a couple of them.........
  7. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Probably not. Being able to build them / building them / weaponising them / delivering them are all ver different things, and I don't think that Mr Kim's posse have got that far along the progress line yet. That's not to say that they could not (and would not) fit one into a container, or a vessel of some sort, and transport it in slow time to a S Korea port - or San Francisco, or Kyoto, come to that.
  8. They never left...

    Why the hell NK started this nonsense is anyone's guess but chances are that starting a general conflict wasn't their intent. Problem with such actions of course is that they can get out of control far too easily.
  9. Is there oil under Yeonpyeong Island?
  10. Could well be an officer who's been a little bit too well indoctrined about hating the South.
  11. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    strange way of drilling for it!

    its like a four year old having a tantrum to get attention, they should shut off all aid and build a big wall around the place or agree with china to let them keep it if they want to sort it out
  12. Doubt it... the NKPA does not engender decision making by it's officers. Could be some internal politics... an attempt to create a crisis to derail the crowning of Kim Jong Il's brat as it were. Doesn't matter now... the ROK is just as aggressive as the North and far more capable. They would of kicked off Korea Part Two long ago if we didn't keep them on a short leash. We used to joke that our function as scouts at Camp Greaves was to make sure the ROKs stayed on their side of the DMZ more than monitoring the North. Hopefully the situation is defuzed quickly as we really have enough on our plateat the moment.
  13. Do we have any INDEPENDENT evidence that the North started it and were unprovoked?

    All I've read is lots of spokesmen from the South laying blame. Can we be really sure that the South didn't trigger this?

    Anybody who served in Bosnia will now how difficult it is to get to the bottom of who started it, and whether there was a provoking trigger, as all parties happily blame the other.
  14. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    NK are due a bit of a discrete slap for sinking the boat, so perhaps something did start in the South first . . . .
  15. South Korean defence minister is saying that they have got exercises on at the moment and that the North Koreans are possibly registering their "objection"... Maybe they just thought the OpFor wasn't trying hard enough?
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