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[release][b]North Korea artillery fire hits South island[/b] (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return of fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said. A witness said residents of the island of Yeonpyeong, off the west coast of the peninsula near a disputed maritime border, had been evacuated. Yonhap news agency said four South Korean soldiers had been wounded in the shelling, the biggest attack in years. YTN television quoted a witness as saying 60 to 70 houses were on fire after the shelling and TV footage showed plumes of smoke coming from the island. It said a South Korean fighter jet had been deployed to the west coast after the shelling. "Houses and mountains are on fire and people are evacuating. You can't see very well because of plumes of smoke," a witness on the island told YTN. "People are frightened to death and shelling continues as we speak," the witness said. News of the exchange of fire sent the won tumbling in offshore markets with the 1-month won down in NDF trading. The impact was felt internationally, with U.S. 10-year Treasury futures rising and the Japanese yen falling. South Korea's military confirmed the exchange of firing, without providing more details. The attack comes just as a U.S. envoy is traveling to the region after revelations that the North is moving ahead with uranium enrichment, a possible second path to manufacture material for atomic weapons. [url=http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AM0YS20101123]Source[/url][/release] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfg3EgKaOgY[/media] Updates: [release] [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:43 AM GMT[/b] - South Korean fighter jet deployed to west coast island after shelling [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:45 AM GMT[/b] - at least 200 shells hit island [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM GMT[/b] - S.Korea top presidential aides meeting in underground bunker at presidential compound [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:53 AM GMT[/b] - South Korea warns stronger response if North continues provocations [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:10 AM GMT[/b] - S.Korea's military sends message to north to stop artillery fire [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:12 AM GMT[/b] - Witness says residents fleeing S.Korean island by fishing boats [b]Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM GMT[/b] - South Korean military confirms one South Korean marine killed, three in serious condition [b]Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:37 AM GMT[/b] - South Korea police find bodies of civilians after North Korea attack [b]Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:46 AM GMT[/b] - N.Korea says South's actions driving peninsula "to the brink of war" [b]Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 12:24 AM GMT[/b] - [img]http://gyazo.com/86dfc0fe8a096f319cd27f7f4251c564.png[/img] [b]Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 3:36 AM GMT[/b] - North Korea warns of more retaliatory attacks for new south "provocations" [b]Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 3:36 AM GMT[/b] - North Korea rejects talks proposal from U.S. forces in South Korea, says South Korean government [b]Saturday, November 27, 2010 at X:XX AM GMT[/b] - China sends officials to Seoul to try to stop the military drills from occuring [b]Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:30 PM GMT[/b] - U.S.-South Korea military exercises have begun [b]Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 1:49 AM GMT[/b] - Japan spots Chinese vessels near disputed islands [b]Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:39 AM GMT[/b] - North Korea places surface-to-surface missiles on Yellow Sea launch pads [b]Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:39 AM GMT[/b] - South Korea orders residents of Yeonpyeong Island evacuated to shelters [/release] [img]http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4134/19917475.png[/img] [QUOTE=DOG-GY;26240668]The updates are coming fast on twitter so everyone should follow this [url]http://twitter.com/reuters[/url] Also on WSJ [url]http://twitter.com/WSJ[/url] and [url]http://twitter.com/BreakingNews[/url][/QUOTE]
Shit just got real. [media]http://vocaroo.com/?media=vjafLB3343ktlb4RS[/media]
And then nothing else happend.
[QUOTE=CertainDOOM;26240533]And then nothing else happend.[/QUOTE] You idiot, it's happening now. Also, update. :siren: S. Korean fighter jet deployed.
Oh Kim, you're so silly.
I wonder if this will be another dick waving session, or an actual beginning toward a Korean conflict.
So the mortars were fired just now?
Normally I'd say that nothing would happen but they actually did some serious damage.
[QUOTE=CertainDOOM;26240533]And then nothing else happend.[/QUOTE] DehEHEHEHEHEHE I WONDER [QUOTE=BANNED USER;26240575]I wonder if this will be another dick waving session, or an actual beginning toward a Korean conflict.[/QUOTE] This isn't dick waving, this is walking up to them and slapping them with it.
Does this mean World War III is about to happen?
[img]http://www.red-october.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/vanga2.jpg[/img]
Looks like the North is trying to remain the most dominant and best Korea of them all. Why not send a bomb to show them who's the boss? But in all seriousness, Hope everyone in S. Korea is doing well. It's kinda bullshit when your just about to go home and all of a sudden your house blows up right as you get out the car.
Baba Vanga was right?
Another update, at least 200 shells hit island.
200 shells? Thats like a full barrage 4x
Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck I don't want to die a virgin. :tinfoil:
Any moment now, "BREAKING NEWS: NORTH KOREAN TANKS STORM OVER DMZ"
Ugh WWIII is not going to come from a Korean conflict. NK has like, no actual strategic allies, just economic. China and Russia would back the fuck out if the DPRK did anything seriously stupid, and with only one country being the aggressor, it's hard to have a worldwide conflict.
Read it as "west korea" Made me sad, korea is so great I was anticipating another one to grace the world with it's majesty.
[QUOTE=Xen Tricks;26240644]Ugh WWIII is not going to come from a Korean conflict. NK has like, no actual strategic allies, just economic. China and Russia would back the fuck out if the DPRK did anything seriously stupid, and with only one country being the aggressor, it's hard to have a worldwide conflict.[/QUOTE] space nazis
Oh shit.
[QUOTE=meepugh;26240617]Baba Vanga was right?[/QUOTE] That was my thought.
Here we go again with the Koreas.
Oh man, waiting for an update!
The updates are coming fast on twitter so everyone should follow this [url]http://twitter.com/reuters[/url] Also on WSJ [url]http://twitter.com/WSJ[/url] and [url]http://twitter.com/BreakingNews[/url]
Shit, I'm gonna get drafted..
History unfolding right now? I'm sorry auntie I had to stay up tonight, but theres a war going on. Can't wait to see the look on her face.
No no no no no no no no no i live like just a hundred miles away from this shit, I'm really hoping nothing happens.
I'm joining the army next year. This is perfect timing for shit to go down. :devil:
[QUOTE=Dark Descent;26240673]Shit, I'm gonna get drafted..[/QUOTE] Yes America is going to re-instate the draft for a fight against the DPRK. Jesus, you people e: Really? Dumb? What, do you think we're going to make a massive land assault against them?
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