North Korea's Scientific Findings on the Cheonan Tragedy
North Korea purportedly sent a triumphalist message written in the Korean alphabet (Hangeul) several weeks ago -- though delivery took a bit of time, as we finally see from the above image -- but the North denies having sent any message at all and has even offered to send an expert technical team to investigate the findings:
North Korea on Thursday denied that it was behind the attack on a South Korean warship that sank near their border in March, saying it would dispatch an "inspection group" to verify South Korea's conclusion that Pyongyang is to blame.Or so reports Korea Herald's news writer Kim So-hyun, relaying the denial and concomitant offer in "N.K. denies attack, threatens 'all-out war'" (May 20, 2010) -- and we should certainly trust a state willing to go to war over the findings of an arguably biased international committee.
I, however, am privy to even more up-to-date news, for I know already what the North's findings will be after it conducts its thorough-going analysis of all the data:
North Korean Investigation Team:I posted this advance report over at The Marmot's Hole as soon as I learned precisely what the North's statement of its findings would be. Readers' approval of my post ranks it at an all-time high for any comment posted there by me, so I have to infer from this that nearly everyone accepts North Korea's conclusions.
"We confirm the presence of Hangeul on one of the torpedo fragments and affirm that this conclusively demonstrates that the torpedo orginated in the puppet state to the south and that the Cheonan explosion was therefore ordered by the imperialist beasts who pull the puppet strings that move the traitorous fingers that squeeze the terrible triggers that fire the vicious guns that blast the peaceful land that raise the clouds of dust that block the rays of sun . . . in our scientific opinion, of course."
At least, I hope so, since their position sounds so plausible . . .