The two Koreas are already at war, so I doubt this would be considered an act of war, yet it certainly is an escalation that calls for a retaliation.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Yes, well as much as some of you appear to want to believe that North Korea is backed by China, is going to take over South Korea and start WW3, I suspect you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. And likely, have never been to South Korea or know anything about it. If you do a little research and stick your head out every once and a while, you'll find that this sort of thing happens regularly on the Korean peninsula.
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I refuse to believe that people this stupid exist! I refuse!
Last edited by Animus; 11-23-10 at 06:26 AM.
This is the kind of provocation North Korea has often carried out when its pressure/blackmail/extortion tactics don't yield it the desired benefits. In the wake of this act of naked aggression, it is imperative that South Korea, the U.S. and other countries refrain from increasing assistance to North Korea. Until the North Korean regime begins to understand that neither extortion efforts nor military aggression will produce benefits, it will not likely change its behavior.
Now if we were to left tomorrow South Korea would still be there the day after, but you bet that China and North Korea would begin moving against the ROK. First it would be new diplomatic talks to discuss the changed security situation with North Korea and/or China maybe demanding concessions from the South. Then slowly and slowly they want more and more until its war or South Korea just gives in completely.
BBC Report and linked video
We recently had the sinking by North Korea of a South Korean warship and now this. If NK fired first then a firm and quick response - possibly military - is needed.
We need cool heads right now but also firm action in response. Apparently NK is claiming it didn't fire first so a quick and accurate clarification is needed. What shouldn't happen is the International Community brushing the evidence off or ignoring such provocative action (as they did with the SK warship).
Equally in the light of this - "On Saturday, it emerged that North Korea had also shown off to an American scientist what it claimed was a new uranium enrichment facility," we need to establish whether the two events are linked. NK may need "educating" on the correct ways to raise international spotlights and to have its voice heard.