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    South Korea opens fire on Passenger Jet

    South Korean troops fired at a passenger jet flying from China with 119 people on board after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft, amid increasingly fraught relations on the divided peninsula.

    File picture shows a Boeing 747 passenger jet from South Korean airline Asiana. South Korean troops fired at a Asiana passenger jet with 119 people on board after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft, a Marine Corps spokesman said Saturday

    Soldiers manning a guard post on Gyodong island, just 1.7 kilometres (one mile) south of the North Korean coast, fired their K-2 rifles on Friday towards the plane, descending as it approached Seoul's Incheon International Airport.

    Ties between the two Koreas are at their lowest ebb in more than a decade after Pyongyang announced late last month it was breaking all contacts with the South's conservative government.

    The plane from South Korea's Asiana airline was flying southeast over Jumun island, 12 kilometres south of Gyodong, towards Incheon.

    "The firing continued about 10 minutes but the plane was too far off the rifle's range and it did not receive any damage," Yonhap news agency quoted a Marine Corps official as saying.

    "When the plane appeared over Jumun island, soldiers mistook it as a North Korean military aircraft and fired."

    A Marine Corps spokesman told AFP the report was correct but declined to give further details.

    South Korean soldiers had been alerted to possible provocative acts by North Korea amid simmering cross-border tensions.

    After a few months of relative calm, the North since late May has been using harsher rhetoric against the South's conservative government -- describing it as a US puppet bent on fuelling confrontation.

    An aviation controller told AFP that the Asiana flight from China, with 119 people including crew members and passengers on board, was following a normal route.

    "It was flying normally. It did not deviate from its normal route," the controller said.

    An Asiana spokesman said the plane was not in danger as it was too far away from the military guard post.

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    Korea is part of Asia Harry

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    look like South Korean soldiers are as much retarded as North Korean soldiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    North Korea opens fire on Passenger Jet
    Which is it? North or South?

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    Don't they have anti aircraft missiles


    # Harry,how do you rename your links ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Korea is part of Asia Harry
    Ah, mea culpa Mid (I even remember the frigging link this time!).

    How do you move it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    How do you move it?
    don't sweat it , however if you are quick you can probably still edit the title .

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    Watched a thing on ANN news this morning. People fleeing from north to south via Thailand.

    The women, they claimed, whore themselves after getting into China, pay up 30K USD to the pimp Chinese fuckers, and then save enough to get to Laos, then get the boat and jump off at Chiang Saen and start hiking until the Thais pick them up and hand them over to the south.

    Pretty gruelling journey by the looks of it, going into Laos on foot over the mountains. They were all pretty camera shy and no mention how the blokes they filmed made the dosh to bribe the stinky Chinese fucks.

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    30K US they say, that's gotta be a good few years whoring in some Chinese backwater to pay that off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Don't they have anti aircraft missiles


    # Harry,how do you rename your links ?
    Type the text of the link.

    Highlight it with your mouse.

    Click the "Link" button.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Which is it? North or South?
    Thanks, Harry...
    Wouldn't put it past either one of the numbskulls...
    Must be another election coming up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    Watched a thing on ANN news this morning. People fleeing from north to south via Thailand.


    Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 17 Jun 2011

    Thousands of North Korean refugees, desperate to find new lives, undertake arduous journey by foot to find shelter in South Korea.

    But many of them are intercepted in Thailand.


    While South Korea has offered to pay to take care of the migrants, Thailand fears this will encourage more North Koreans to leave.

    Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from Chaing Saen in northern Thailand



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    That's the one Mid. Couldn't be arsed finding it but I did post a bunch of pics yesterday.

    My mistake Al Jazeera not Asian News.

    EDIT: Though 'ANN' could be Al Jaz News Network or Asian News Network.

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