Ferry sinking: Koreans attack politicians



A relative (R) of a passenger on board a capsized ferry hits a South Korean government official (L-name unavailable) as the official briefs the rescue situation at a gym in Jindo




South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won (C) is hit by a water bottle thrown by families of missing passengers in the sinking of the ferry Sewol during his consolation visit to their shelter at a gym on Jindo Island




Lee Joon-Seok (C), captain of the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank at sea off Jindo, is investigated at Mokpo police station in Mokpo

Distraught parents shout down S Korea president



17 April 2014, 17:59

Jindo - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced on Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

Park's security detail looked decidedly nervous as emotions boiled over, with distraught parents screaming at the president and other officials standing with her on a stage in the auditorium in Jindo island.

"What are you doing when people are dying! Time is running out!" one woman shouted as Park tried to speak.

Clearly moved by the despair of the relatives, Park found herself in an unusually vulnerable position for any head of state, engaging in a lengthy question and answer session with a volatile crowd.

Fury at rescue efforts

Much of the anger was focused on the head of the South Korean coastguard, Kim Suk-Kyoon, with relatives insisting not enough was being done to find survivors more than 30 hours after the ferry sank on Wednesday morning.

When Kim countered that there were 550 divers involved in the search effort, he was immediately drowned out by jeering and booing, with one furious parent shouting: "But none of them are actually in the water!"

Park tried to calm the mood down, and promised that no effort would be spared in the rescue and recovery process.

"You must be so worried, unable to sleep at all last night," she said. "Never lose hope and please wait for the news of rescue."

'Every second is critical'

But some parents responded by shouting they were being kept out of the loop, and only being fed scraps of information.

"I think we should make more efforts to make sure that families know every single detail of what's going on," Park said, turning to the other officials and drawing applauses from the crowd.

"This is a matter of trust with the relatives. We will do our best to rescue the last single person," Park added.

Earlier, the president had taken a boat to the rescue site where she urged divers to press on, despite the exceedingly dangerous conditions, with strong currents and almost zero visibility.

"Time is running out. Please hurry," she told the members of one dive team. "If there are survivors, every minute and second is critical."

- AFP







Family members of missing passengers on the South Korean ferry Sewol jostle with coastguard and police officers as they demand the immediate restart of the search operation, at a port where family members of missing passengers have gathered in Jindo on April 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

They look Mexican Phone Post 3.0

Why do skinny Koreans have fat people faces Phone Post 3.0

it's the kimchi

If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.

damn... they handle the shit out of their politicians

in the US they would all be dead

unclephilly - If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.

they sunk the Navy ship and the South did nothing in return


most recently the South Korea president talked about unification and the North called her a bitch

so I really doubt the south would do anything even if the North was caught red handed


North Korea has launched a vicious, misogynist tirade against the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, after she gave a speech on reunification in Germany.

While the North's propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of the attack – the latest salvo is titled: "We accuse Park the bitch" – is more unusual.

The three-part series, which ran in the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday, describes her as a lunatic, idiot and "cold-blooded animal". But it also stresses the fact she has never married or had children and claims she "jabbers like a little girl", in a string of insults presented as quotes from ordinary North Koreans. The subtitle of one piece reads: "Old cat groaning in her sickbed".

Perhaps to emphasis the youth of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, it also describes her as a dotard who is "well over 60". Kim took power when his father Kim Jong-il died at the age of 70.

unclephilly - If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.
No they won't. Phone Post 3.0

North Korea couldn't carry South Korea's jock strap. Phone Post 3.0

my heart goes out to those parents....man, I can't imagine

KingOfFighters - Why do skinny Koreans have fat people faces Phone Post 3.0

Too much sticky rice

beerbelly - 
unclephilly - If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.
No they won't. Phone Post 3.0

Yeah south korea is literally fearful of the North.

Their largest population in seoul, their economic hub is probably their closest city to the border, and the leader of North Korea is absolutely insane.

Regardless of your military strength, that kind of a war wouldn't be good for anybody.

hubris - 
unclephilly - If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.

they sunk the Navy ship and the South did nothing in return


most recently the South Korea president talked about unification and the North called her a bitch

so I really doubt the south would do anything even if the North was caught red handed


North Korea has launched a vicious, misogynist tirade against the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, after she gave a speech on reunification in Germany.

While the North's propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of the attack – the latest salvo is titled: "We accuse Park the bitch" – is more unusual.

The three-part series, which ran in the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday, describes her as a lunatic, idiot and "cold-blooded animal". But it also stresses the fact she has never married or had children and claims she "jabbers like a little girl", in a string of insults presented as quotes from ordinary North Koreans. The subtitle of one piece reads: "Old cat groaning in her sickbed".

Perhaps to emphasis the youth of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, it also describes her as a dotard who is "well over 60". Kim took power when his father Kim Jong-il died at the age of 70.

NOrth Korea is a puppet regime of the west.. as is South korea.

North korea is funded through Japan all with US state dept approval.

the world is not strange than you imagine, it's stranger than you CAN IMAGINE

EVILYOSHIDA - 
hubris - 
unclephilly - If this turns out to be some Sabotage from a North Korean spy or sapper...expect South Korea to bomb the living shit out or North Korea.

they sunk the Navy ship and the South did nothing in return


most recently the South Korea president talked about unification and the North called her a bitch

so I really doubt the south would do anything even if the North was caught red handed


North Korea has launched a vicious, misogynist tirade against the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, after she gave a speech on reunification in Germany.

While the North's propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of the attack – the latest salvo is titled: "We accuse Park the bitch" – is more unusual.

The three-part series, which ran in the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday, describes her as a lunatic, idiot and "cold-blooded animal". But it also stresses the fact she has never married or had children and claims she "jabbers like a little girl", in a string of insults presented as quotes from ordinary North Koreans. The subtitle of one piece reads: "Old cat groaning in her sickbed".

Perhaps to emphasis the youth of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, it also describes her as a dotard who is "well over 60". Kim took power when his father Kim Jong-il died at the age of 70.

NOrth Korea is a puppet regime of the west.. as is South korea.

North korea is funded through Japan all with US state dept approval.

the world is not strange than you imagine, it's stranger than you CAN IMAGINE


Your idiocy knows no bounds. How do you remember to breathe??



P.S. It wasn't the North (which EY has seen from over the border and therefore how he knows that it's not really as bad as it's made out to be). It was plain old dipshittery. IIRC, they had the boat loaded with 3 times its rated capacity and it was improperly loaded to boot. And the person at the helm was a 26 yr old rookie.