- Sep 1, 2009
It's live, just kicked off 30 minutes ago. South Korean F16 jets are scrambling. Reported on Sky.
It'll probably just fizzle out, damn it. Wouldn't be surprised if Bri Cowen-Il had something to do with it to distract the media attention.South Korea Says North Korea Fired Artillery Onto An Island And Into The Sea | World News | Sky News
Just saw that.
This can either escalate or fizzle out to nothing. It'll be hard to tell what's going on or who started it through the fog of war
Meh, these low intensity tit for tat skirmishes are frequent enough here. Norks are probably trying to provoke something, but South Koreans love Samsung, Karaoke and Starcraft too much to risk being drawn into a proper ruckus with KJI. I'll start panicking when my neighbours are scrambling off with their uniforms on (a lot of them are reservists)Is that you Brian? No, no...there are no negotiations with the IMF.
I have no recollection of this. Did it get covered, or was X-Factor dominating the news cycle that day? If so, this is just round 3 or 4 in a medium term pissing contest, in which case, maybe not as critical to the future of the planet as might be thought.North and South Korea have fought three bloody skirmishes near the maritime border in recent years, most recently in November 2009.
This. Just heard through a friend of a friend on base that US forces in Korea haven't even been called to alert for this. Back to online games and soju 화이팅!Meh. It's a skirmish, these things happen. When a city is attacked or people cross borders then there's a real issue. There's nothing to indicate this isn't a localised incident.