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A New War???

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It’s been nearly a month since the Cheonan was sunk off the coast of Korea and speculation continues as to what was exactly the cause. Immediate speculation was that it was a North Korean attack on the South’s navy, and I tend to agree.

The linked article sums things up more than I can (and in a much better way).

Averting a Second Korean War

Despite all that’s going on, I still maintain that Korea is safe and I enjoy living here. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of these investigations, as I think it really is time to lock down North Korea and end the Kim regime. What I’d like to know is how are these events being played out in your local media?

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Written by Steve Miller

April 21, 2010 at 5:00 am

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  1. It’s definitely being watched here. Japan has a phobia about North Korea and watches every single test missile, every single item that comes out of that region, whether or not it directly affects Japan or not. As you know, they are still at odds with North Korea ever since Kim admitted that they kidnapped several Japanese nationals to train them for spy usage and sent 5 of them home a few years ago.

    jy

    April 21, 2010 at 7:06 am

    • Thanks for posting this. We get a lot of play here in the news (of course), but public statements run a wide spectrum. US media is so biased, that it’s really hard to get a good picture of what’s really going on. Thanks JY!

      Steve

      April 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

  2. Even if it turns out that NK attacked SK navy,(which I strongly believe it was) US and South Koreans won’t take any actions against NK any time soon because it’s going to directly affect world ecomy and US can’t afford to have another war at this time. Japan always monitors NK very closely not because they are going to be targeted by NK but because they need a good reason to get their military force back.

    Joseph

    April 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    • It will be very interesting to see what happens next. I know the US won’t want to enter another conflict, but I don’t think Lee can do anything short of respond in some military fashion.

      Steve

      April 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    • I agree. South Korea won’t start another war with the North, even if they did sink the ship. It would be more costly than it’s worth for the South Koreans to start a second Korean War. If it is found that the North Koreans had a hand in sinking the ship, the South will just have to swallow their pride and let it go. At the most they might step up patrols, and have a few small skirmishes with the North.

      Maurice

      April 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

      • They aren’t going to let it go. That would be far worse, both domestically and abroad. There will most certainly be action taken on this, but I doubt it will be a full-scale war.

        Steve

        April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

        • Well full-scale war was what I was thinking of. There are other options, skirmishes, special operations infiltrations, further sanctions, etc.

          Maurice

          April 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm


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