Thursday, May 20, 2010

North Korean Torpedo Sinks Ship

So an international report "Investigation Result on the Sinking of the ROKS "Cheonan" by The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group declared that it was a North Korean torpedo that sank the South Korean ship on March 26th killing 46 sailors. That report can be found here.

Basically, they go through, in a very detailed manner, how everything points to the North Koreans having fired one of their torpedos at the South Korean ship "Cheonan" and sunk it "due to a shockwave and bubble effect produced by an underwater torpedo explosion". 

Their final conclusion was that:
"Based on all such relevant facts and classified analysis, we have reached the clear conclusion that ROKS "Cheonan" was sunk as the result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea. The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine. There is no other plausible explanation"

The whole story can be found at the BBC website

Personally, I wonder if it has anything to do with North Korea's "naval firing exercises" that they warned South Korea about in February...

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