Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Phil Flynn: Crude Oil Is Shell Shocked

North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean Island is raising fears of a global catastrophe and the impact on oil might be dramatic. Overnight in what is being called the most aggressive attack since the Korean War Cease fire back in 1953 North Korea's shelling of South Korea is shaking up global commodity markets. Oil prices are falling with traders seeking safe haven in the US dollar as they wait and try to figure out just what the heck is behind North Korea's aggressive action. North Korea, without provocation, decided to shell a South Korean Island and as reported by the New York Times.

“North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean Island near the countries’ disputed maritime border. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured", said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry. Reuters News reported, “South Korea has warned North Korea it would “sternly retaliate” to any further provocations. There may be a lot of reasons for North Korea’s action. Perhaps it is because their secret nuclear weapons facility was exposed. That led to reports that South Korea’s defense minister saying that South Korea might again might hoist......Read the entire article.


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