The Following are some comments from viewers:
I thought this sounded fishy from the start.
It's another trumped up Golf of Tonkin incident. Considering
that the north has nukes, this is crazy.
I would like to see our intrepid reporter check
out the 6 May Reuters story in which a Yonhap story, citing
an unidentified senior South Korean source, discusses a topic
I have seen nowhere else:
"The metallic debris and chemical residue
appear to be consistent with a type of torpedo made in Germany,
indicating the North may have been trying to disguise its
involvement by avoiding arms made by allies China and Russia,
Yonhap quoted the official as saying."
Why did someone high up in the South Korean
government tell the South Korean media that the torpedo was
identified as of German make? The North Koreans have none
in their inventory--though they could have acquired some,
no doubt. But could they be fired from a NK submarine? Interestingly,
the entire South Korean submarine component is composed of
German-made submarines, Type 214s and Type 209s. Wonder if
the South Koreans could have somehow inadvertently hit their
own ship and then tried to cover it up.
Can you say....Gulf of Tonkin.
And even if the facts are as stated, I wonder
if the americans would have responded any differently if
some unfriendly naval power was conducting naval exercises
within disputed american territorial waters.
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