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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 12:07 PM
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32. A flock of birds?
Were tensions sky high or did we have a trigger happy Captain or....?

I'm not that well versed in naval combat or even naval vessels, but it just strikes me as kind of ridiculous that a flock of birds could be mistaken as a dangerous enemy.
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  -S.Korean ship sinking with 100 on board, North attack suspected pampango  Mar-26-10 09:53 AM   #0 
  - gulf of tonkin nt  msongs   Mar-26-10 09:55 AM   #1 
  - no. no one wants war with north korea.  Teaser   Mar-26-10 09:58 AM   #3 
  - I tend to disagree with you. I believe the Right very much wants a "war"  Winterblues   Mar-26-10 10:43 AM   #16 
     - oh, some of their crazies do  Teaser   Mar-26-10 07:07 PM   #50 
     - The Right might want a war with them, but the Military does not  jmowreader   Mar-27-10 09:54 AM   #63 
        - But they don't have technology  treestar   Mar-27-10 12:09 PM   #69 
  - No, Gulf of Tonkin was fictional.  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-26-10 10:06 AM   #4 
  - Too bad the article has so little information. Anyone know of good streaming SK English news....  Poll_Blind   Mar-26-10 09:56 AM   #2 
  - Don't know that, but here's an update from the Washington Post.  pampango   Mar-26-10 10:14 AM   #7 
  - Just google...  hayu_lol   Mar-26-10 10:17 AM   #9 
     - Do you think the SK ships were trying to intercept the Iranian-bound NK vessel?  Adsos Letter   Mar-26-10 11:35 AM   #25 
        - Who knows but I bet every sub fielded by N Korea  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 12:54 PM   #43 
  - This is scary  UndertheOcean   Mar-26-10 10:10 AM   #5 
  - technically, an act of war,  mahatmakanejeeves   Mar-26-10 10:15 AM   #8 
  - I agree, deeply concerning. nt  ZombieHorde   Mar-26-10 10:27 AM   #12 
  - Crap.  crim son   Mar-26-10 10:12 AM   #6 
  - There are a very large number of US troops  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 10:19 AM   #10 
     - Then we should get them home  whats_a_zip   Mar-26-10 10:33 AM   #13 
     - Unfortunately, it would become our fight.  Akoto   Mar-26-10 10:41 AM   #14 
        - What obligation?  whats_a_zip   Mar-26-10 10:42 AM   #15 
           - You can't be serious.  Akoto   Mar-26-10 10:45 AM   #18 
              - So you do want to die for South Korea?  whats_a_zip   Mar-26-10 10:49 AM   #19 
                 - You have no Idea  cowman   Mar-26-10 11:23 AM   #23 
                 - NK has massive artillary aimed directly at Seoul. My In-laws are in Seoul.  yodermon   Mar-26-10 11:55 AM   #28 
                 - Are you 12?  proteus_lives   Mar-26-10 12:32 PM   #37 
                 - I know the U.S. has a lengthy HISTORY of aggressive imperialism,  ronnie624   Mar-27-10 12:23 AM   #55 
                    - Actually, it' Japan, China, Russia, North Korea.  proteus_lives   Mar-27-10 03:29 AM   #62 
                    - And then, out of a sense of genuine altruism and global responsibility,  ronnie624   Mar-27-10 11:55 AM   #67 
                       - Do you really think we should have let South Korea be overwhelmed?  proteus_lives   Mar-27-10 01:15 PM   #72 
                          - I don't know.  ronnie624   Mar-27-10 01:32 PM   #73 
                             - What are you talking about?  proteus_lives   Mar-27-10 01:36 PM   #74 
                    - NATO, you mean nato right?  Pavulon   Mar-27-10 10:05 AM   #64 
                       - Yeah, that's the ticket, NATO did it.  ronnie624   Mar-27-10 11:59 AM   #68 
                          - 10 years is not immediate. This aint chavez friend  Pavulon   Mar-27-10 12:32 PM   #70 
                             - The division of Korea  ronnie624   Mar-27-10 12:45 PM   #71 
                                - Opposed because they did want to live in a communist state?  Pavulon   Mar-28-10 01:53 PM   #77 
                 - No but there are plenty who are ready to kill for it.  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 12:48 PM   #39 
                 - "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country....  citizen snips   Mar-26-10 12:50 PM   #41 
     - Have our troops been killing people?  crim son   Mar-26-10 12:17 PM   #33 
        - He was referring to Ohio class sub as a "nation killer"  Statistical   Mar-27-10 12:29 AM   #56 
  - I'm sure cooler heads will prevail, right?  AngryAmish   Mar-26-10 10:22 AM   #11 
  - I'm not so sure.  nc4bo   Mar-26-10 10:44 AM   #17 
  - I,m trying to recall the last time an event of this magnitutde occurred there...  Adsos Letter   Mar-26-10 11:34 AM   #24 
     - January 23, 1968, NK captured the U.S.S. Pueblo  GreenStormCloud   Mar-26-10 02:39 PM   #45 
  - Historically, they do scrap a bit then cool off. The stakes are pretty high otherwise.n/t  Poll_Blind   Mar-26-10 10:51 AM   #20 
  - I've read a couple of reports on Google news that the ship has sunk  IScreamSundays   Mar-26-10 11:04 AM   #21 
  - Yeah, there's a bit of confusion also about how many SK ships were involved (1 or 2).n/t  Poll_Blind   Mar-26-10 11:10 AM   #22 
  - There are some serious wing-nuts commenting on that site.  Uncle Joe   Mar-27-10 11:01 AM   #66 
  - So are the 104 people dead? Were they saved?  superconnected   Mar-26-10 11:39 AM   #26 
  - I was just looking at AP news; sounds like they have rescued almost 60 crew at this point  Adsos Letter   Mar-26-10 11:45 AM   #27 
     - Thank you, that's the new's I really want to hear on this one, at this point.  superconnected   Mar-26-10 04:00 PM   #47 
  - UPDATE  Adsos Letter   Mar-26-10 11:59 AM   #29 
  - A flock of birds?  davidthegnome   Mar-26-10 12:07 PM   #32 
  - They might have showed up as a radar return. A big enough group of birds...  Poll_Blind   Mar-26-10 12:19 PM   #34 
     - That makes sense  davidthegnome   Mar-26-10 12:23 PM   #36 
     - even if the flock was big enough to cause a blip, certainly it wasn't  Blue_Tires   Mar-27-10 12:21 AM   #54 
        - Targets beyond visual can never be identified foe.  Statistical   Mar-27-10 12:32 AM   #57 
  - Was a weather balloon and Venus involved as well?  Phoonzang   Mar-26-10 02:51 PM   #46 
  - This is one reason why we should NEVER have been in Iraq!  ColesCountyDem   Mar-26-10 12:02 PM   #30 
  - There are resources available to deal with this  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 12:50 PM   #40 
     - Perhaps, but perhaps not.  ColesCountyDem   Mar-26-10 04:24 PM   #48 
        - No, no matter what they do they will loose.  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 06:34 PM   #49 
        - I never said they wouldn't lose.  ColesCountyDem   Mar-27-10 12:04 AM   #53 
        - The troops in South Korea are essentially a speed bump  Statistical   Mar-27-10 12:36 AM   #58 
  - Let's hope this is an accident or misunderstanding  davidthegnome   Mar-26-10 12:04 PM   #31 
  - Dammit. This is a horrible devlopment. Another link:  tekisui   Mar-26-10 12:20 PM   #35 
  - Don't worry about this  CLANG   Mar-26-10 12:39 PM   #38 
  - Game theory relies on both parties being sane  Pavulon   Mar-26-10 12:52 PM   #42 
  - Of course it's possible, but not very likely  CLANG   Mar-26-10 01:37 PM   #44 
  - I think for the 40+ who already died it has already gotten out of hand. n/t  Statistical   Mar-27-10 12:38 AM   #59 
  - AP: SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 46 missing (10 pm)  Snazzy   Mar-26-10 09:07 PM   #51 
  - NKorea threatens 'nuclear strikes' on SKorea, US (6am Friday)  Snazzy   Mar-26-10 09:18 PM   #52 
  - ... But by dawn, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said they could not conclude that the reclusive  struggle4progress   Mar-27-10 12:39 AM   #60 
  - 'U.S. has no evidence on N.K.'s involvement'  struggle4progress   Mar-27-10 12:41 AM   #61 
  - Sounds pretty reasonable. Best to be sure.. Norks already threatening  Pavulon   Mar-27-10 10:09 AM   #65 
     - Did you fashion that term yourself? "Norks"?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-10 04:47 PM   #75 
        - It's a british term for North Koreans.  CLANG   Mar-27-10 09:08 PM   #76 
        - NORth + Korea  Pavulon   Mar-28-10 01:56 PM   #78 
  - god i hope this doesn't mean war  tedk_355   Mar-29-10 01:47 PM   #79 

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