|April 8th, 2010, 06:00 PM||#1|
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North Korean missile attack on South Korean warship threatens to re ignite Korean War
Obama Orders ‘Immediate Stand-Down’ After Deadly North Korean Attack
By Sorcha Faal, March 28, 2010
Note: Western reports show that North Korea has been preparing for this attack since last summer when it began training its Silkworm missile crews for a naval engagement along the Northern Limit Line with the South Korean Navy.
Upon the Cheonan’s sinking, its sister warship Daecheon (PCC-777) also patrolling these waters obliterated the North Korean shore battery that had fired the Silkworm missile with sustained artillery fire, after which no further hostilities were reported.
South Korea in following Obama’s orders not to escalate tensions in this already volatile region is reporting to its people that the Cheonan’s sinking remains ‘mysterious’ and that the artillery fired by the Daecheon was not directed at North Korea, but was ‘mistakenly’ directed at a flock of birds.
Important to note about this conflict are its origins from the aftermath of World War II when upon the Empire of Japan’s surrender (who ruled over the Korean peoples since 1910) the Korean Peninsula was torn in two between its southern half backed by the West and its northern part by Communist Chinese and Russian forces.
Open conflict between the West and East on the Korean Peninsula began on June 25, 1950 when communist backed northern forces invaded the south and nearly succeeded in capturing the entire country. The North’s plan, however, was thwarted when United Nations forces (mostly Americans) led by US General Douglas MacArthur carried out a successful sea invasion of South Korea’s third largest city Incheon on September 15, 1950.
So successful was General MacArthur’s war strategy that by late October, 1950, his forces had nearly totally annihilated the North Korean troops opposing him and were nearing the Korean Peninsula’s border with Communist China.
So enraged was MacArthur against President Truman that rumors swirled that the World War II hero general was going to disobey his President’s orders and nuke Chinese forces anyway, and which when heard by Truman caused him to fire one of the arguably most famous generals in the history of the United States.
By the summer of 1953 both the West and East knew that without the use of nuclear weapons the war could not be won by either side so on July 27th an Armistice Agreement between the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and the Commander of the Chinese People's volunteers was signed ceasing open hostilities, but not ending the war which continues to this very day.
Important to note is that then South Korean President Syngman Rhee refused to sign the Armistice Agreement brokered between the West and East and, also, to this very day South Korea remains at war with its Communist Northern neighbor.
North Korea’s reason for launching this latest attack upon the South, these reports continue, was its growing anger over reports that the United States and South Korea were preparing to destabilize and then bring down their communist regime, and which this past week US Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp in testifying before the American Congress warned of the need for “urgent preparation” for the sudden regime collapse of North Korea’s government and military structure.
Former President Bush, on the other hand, had no qualms about calling North Korea what it in fact is, a terror state, when on January 29, 2002 in what is now called his “Axis of Evil” speech before the US Congress he named them along with Iraq and Iran as the three most dangerous Nations on Earth.
Since Obama’s taking office though, what was to Bush the “Axis of Evil” appears to be the new American Presidents “Trio of Buddies” as he continues to protect the Iranians while they construct an atomic bomb, Iraq has essentially become a protectorate of the Iranians, and now North Korea is allowed to attack US allies at will with no fear of retaliation…all occurring at the same time that he has turned his back on one of the United States most stalwart allies, Israel.
To what America has become there can no longer be any doubt, as aside from Obama’s refusing to listen to his own people suffering under the cruel communist regime being erected all around them, Americas once stalwart allies are now being cast aside too.
And to those Americans not believing what is happening to them under their “change” President they should pay closer attention; such as when this past week Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro declared that the passage of Obama’s health care reform was “a miracle” and a major victory for Obama's presidency.. At least Fidel knows a fellow communist dictator when he sees one, too bad the American people can’t see it too.
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|May 7th, 2010, 03:42 PM||#3|
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South Korea vows to retaliate over warship sinking
BBC News - South Korea vows to retaliate over warship sinking
South Korea's defence minister Kim Tae-young, promised punitive action against those responsible for the deaths of 46 sailors on board the ROK warship Cheonan, which sank after a close range blast split it in two on 26 March 2010.
The vessel has been salvaged from the sea bed and Mr Kim said officials were scrutinizing pieces of aluminum, a key material in making a torpedo, that were picked up from the disaster area.
North and South Korea are still technically at war, since the 1950-53 conflict ended without a peace treaty, over the years there have been several naval clashes off the west coast of the peninsula, in the area where the Cheonan went down.
Probe concludes torpedo sank South Korea ship: report | Reuters
Update: Probe concludes torpedo sank South Korea ship!
Traces of explosives used in torpedoes were found on several parts of the sunken ship, as well as pieces of composite metal used in such weapons, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said quoting a senior government official.
North Korea has denied involvement and accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's government of trying to use the incident for political gains ahead of local elections in June.
Reporting by Jack Kim; editing by Jon Herskovitz and Sanjeev Miglani
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