July 9th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

U.N. condemns sinking of South Korean warship

The United Nations formally condemned Friday the sinking of a South Korean warship in March but made no mention of North Korea, which has been found culpable in the attack.

"The Security Council deplores the attack," the Security Council statement said, urging "appropriate and peaceful measures to be taken against those responsible for the incident aimed at the peaceful settlement of the issue."

Post by:
Filed under: North Korea • United Nations • World
soundoff (174 Responses)
  1. Steve

    I'm certain that the responsible parties are EXTREMELY concerned about condemnation by the eUnuch Nations.
    Something that is worth substantially less than the ink on the paper.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TheMissingSock

    The U.N is only a joke thanks in no small part to the good ole abusers of the world... the USA!
    USA you have ruined the UN! Veto power abuses abound you everywhere in there, unwarraranted and unfair protection of Isreal in the UN is a prime example, usually through further veto power abuses. That is why the world now has no respect or consideration for the UN... you ruined it by turning into your own little show stage. Now everyone thinks the UN is ineffective "unless" the USA is onboard... thus ruining it for the ENTIRE WORLD outside of your police state/jail state "land of the free".
    Canada is the only land of freedom that truly exists in North America.... and its the UN founder and inventor... look it up, a Canadian won the Peace Prize for it WAY back then... didn't take long for the USA to go ahead and ruin another good thing for the world though now did it?

    July 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • G. Fox

      yes. we did. now lets see waht canada is gonna do about it....

      July 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GJ

    I think the time has come to just attack North Korea or drop an a-bomb on them. We are being embarrassed and provoked by North Korea-all of us around the world. If a fight is what they want, then a beating is what they should get. End this "peaceful resolution" nonsense.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jim

    The UN proves its worthlessness once again. DPRK commits an act of war and the UN doesn't have the guts to even mention the perpetrators by name? If this would have happened 50 years ago the UN would have done away with North Korea–not to say that solution would work today, but letting a tyrannical regime to get away with stuff like this sets a very bad precedent. Seriously, what kind of action would North Korea need to take before an appropriate response is levied? I'm sure they're working on more "attacks" right now. I say at the very least North Korea should be denied the use of its submarines.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lombard

    It's actually very logical why South Korea can't "take care of business". As you're all aware, North Korea has nothing to lose! The "Dear Leader" doesn't think like a normal person who actually cares about the welfare of those he is leading. The entirety of the North Korean non-nuke batteries (explosive, chemical, biological) will all reach South Korea. You basically have a third world country bordering a first world country, which is in fact concerned about the welfare and future of its citizens. All it would take is a few missiles to reach Seoul (or Suwan, Paju, etc.) and the South Koreans would suffer many fatalities and a huge blow to its economy.

    So, of course Kim Jeong Il thumbs his nose at the rest of us! He knows that he basically holds South Korea and her economy hostage. So what if his miltary and citizens suffer, he would be happy to realize the destruction of his stated enemy which he views as nothing but a puppet of the US.

    Even though the US no longer makes televisions or many other electronic products, many of our companies are suppliers to the Korean companies (Intel, Micron, etc) and any major disruption to their economy would have a strong ripple on our economy as well.

    It's extremely frustrating to watch that clown in Pyongyong, but as long as he's contained there, the better off we are. I wish I had an answer, but an attack on NK would only result in most of the suffering being felt in SK.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • G. Fox

      we could always pay china to do it. we already owe them a rather large number in USD, so whats a few more billion? besides, they probably wouldn't mind lowering their population anyway. do they still have the 1 child law there?

      July 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cam

      LOL Fox I'm with you on this one. Pay the Chinese!!

      July 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    To TheMissingSock- Well you sound like a well adjusted rational person. Rather than respo0nd to your ignorant rant (not to mention your spelling and uneduated grammar) let me simply say that you are a nitwit. So much so in fact that I nominate you asa new "Earth Ambassador" You need to immediately contact NASA (another USA creation) and demand to be aboard the next space launch. Then, by virtue of your status, you can be jettisoned into space to preach your drivel to all the cosmos! Oh, and by the way, I am not from the US but certainly know that country to be the biggest force for good the world has ever seen. And that you are a fool.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheMissingSock

      Greatest Force for good? Like How? Greatest force that gives the illusion to "look" like its for good.... perhaps...

      Would the Iraqis think so? Would Vietnam? How about Iran in the 50's.... or Iran now? How about most of the middle east outside of Israel? Was it good for them? How about practically all of South America in the decades past... how did the US treat them? What about when the US officer cut the line for North and South Korea to be formed... was the US good for them too? I could go on... for days....
      What do you perceive the USA has done thats good for the world? I'm not talking about things that were good that came "from" the US... but what has it ever done for the world that didn't involve its own selfish interests?
      My spelling and grammer, I didn't see anything wrong, but I post fast, looking around I don't think most people here worry about that...

      July 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lombard

    G. Fox: You're forgetting that NK and China are at the very least, political allies. Also, China isn't about to risk her economy and one Chinese life in North Korea. If the Bahamas were giving Mexico a hard time, would you want the US to go and take care of the Bahamas?

    July 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • G. Fox

      sarcasm man... just a shot at US debt and chinese policy lol

      July 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Legion

      Well the Chinese would probably help it's ally of North Korea so the U.S. doesn't have control of the entire peninsula which to China would be a threat now if N. Korea wanted to use a Nuclear Weapon this would change everything.

      July 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Legion

    "Well someone sunk this warship with a torpedo" -UN
    "That's nice who did it?"-World
    "Uhhhh who knows"

    well if i believe correctly a torpedo comes from the enemy and who's South Korea's big enemy North Korea is the UN seriously scared of little North Korea, how about we Americans handle this one again for you UN. We start by sending in the USS George Washington then send the Marines there's are diplomacy for North Korea.
    The UN is one big joke after another.

    July 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7