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bunkerratt
04-24-2010, 07:30 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_korea_ship http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Foehammer-1
04-25-2010, 06:20 AM
"The way a hatch (near where the ship split in two) had been thrown off its hinge indicates there had been a very strong external impact," Yonhap quoted an unidentified military official as saying, adding weight to the torpedo theory.


Hmmm, can't that happen due to shock when the ship hit the bottom, where the bottom buckled upwards, transmitted through the water inside a ship, and found a weakest link, which was the hatch?

Unless I'm misunderstanding the picture, due to lack of photos of the area...

Kaleun1961
04-25-2010, 06:11 PM
What can South Korea do? There is no way Uncle Sam wants to get involved in another war, and the North knows it. The South will be told not to retaliate. America has Changed too much and is now too weak to take on all the world at once.

AndyJWest
04-25-2010, 07:22 PM
Humm, not convinced...

Should we necessarily believe that an 'an unidentified military official' is going to give an impartial version, or put a spin on it? If they'd hit a rock it would be nice to blame the North Koreans instead. Given the ongoing hostility between north and south, I'd not put it past the North Koreans to be behind this, but I'd like to see some real evidence first. In any case, wouldn't a mine be just as likely to be responsible as a torpedo? Maybe even one that had broken loose? I can certainly remember hearing about mines from WWII turning up on the beaches of southern England in the 1960s, if not later, so it may not even have been a recent one - just a thought.

Celeon999
04-26-2010, 02:48 AM
A mine is still a possibility, either one from Korean war or a modern one placed there as retaliation for the north's losses in the naval clashes that happened over the years.

But it would require far more than sinking a ship to make the Koreans consider a new war with each other.

In such a war , there is really nothing to win for them. The Korean war of 1950-1953 devastated the entire country.

Effectively all major cities were destroyed, millions of dead , the most of them being civilians and after each side almost had entire Korea under its control at two points during the war, the frontline ended up pretty much where it was in the beginning.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Korean_war_1950-1953.gif

P.S : Celeon and the Dear Leader assure you that the north is undefeatable anyway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

PhantomKira
04-29-2010, 09:09 PM
P.S : Celeon and the Dear Leader assure you that the north is undefeatable anyway

With the Red Big Brother looking over their shoulder, anyway.

Celeon999
04-30-2010, 06:04 AM
That and because North Korea replaced traffic lights with sexy traffic ladies throughout PyongYang http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif


She looks as if she likes to give orders....propably also in a more private atmosphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YVIBawHaQY&NR=1) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Who would even think of not following her instructions ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif


They are everywhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbQ7QRndcA&feature=related) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Foehammer-1
04-30-2010, 09:02 AM
Wow.

"We, robot, tell you go. We, robot, tell you stop. We, robot, say move along. We, robot, say stop filming. We, robot, say prepare to be disassembled"

PhantomKira
04-30-2010, 07:20 PM
Can't imagine what her neck must feel like after a shift. Stiff as heck, I'd think.

Kaleun1961
04-30-2010, 07:28 PM
They probably all have black belts in Tae Kwon Do. I read somewhere that the NK border guards must meet strict physical requirements: at least six feet tall [not quite so easy to come by in Asian countries] and have a black belt in TKD. I guess that is to make them more intimidating and help to maintain North Korea's badass reputation.

My TKD instructor during the 70's was a South Korean and hard as steel. Before he came to Canada he instructed American soldiers who had to do border duty along the DMZ. Apparently, the above mentioned NK border guards began handing out some asswhuppins on American soldiers, so the U.S. decided to train their own soldiers in Korean martial arts. I watched him smash stacks of bricks with his forehead and chop bricks in half that were not braced, merely standing up in another person's hand. His younger brother was also an instructor in his club and was very agile, like Bruce Lee. He used to jump upside down from a standing position, smash upward with his feet and break in half stacks of boards being held by a student sitting on another one's shoulders. With instructors like that, you don't goof off in class. I was about 14 at the time; the senior instructor had told me to do a certain punching routine until he came back. He goes off to take a phone call and is gone for a few minutes. I soon get bored and let my eyes get drawn to a sparring match between two other students. I stood there watching with my hands on my hips when whammo! He came out of nowhere and chopped me one in the solar plexus/sternum area and I dropped like a sack of potatoes. He stood over me and admonished me, "When I tell you to do something, you do it until I tell you to stop." He was sort of like Mr. Miyagi, only mean like a junkyard dog when he wanted to be.

"Kaleun-san! Wax on! Wax off! Don't forget to breathe."

Celeon999
05-01-2010, 12:25 PM
In North Korea, you can meet pretty traffic lady when driving North Korean car ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmhTKDqrEDo&feature=related)

Its the Hiuhjxwaxi !*#!

.....Sorry....

...i was sneezing and my hand went over the keyboard ...what i wanted to say is that this is the Pyeonghwa Huiparam ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Pyeonghwa_Hwiparam.jpg

Translating the name into german results in either "whistle" or "green onion". Not really sure about that though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The rest of the world knows it under the name Fiat Siena. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thats actually much better than what we had back in the east and really cheap (just $5000) but i doubt that many North Koreans can afford one.

PhantomKira
05-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Lovely pink seats! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif