Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Did Korean War II start last night?

There are two potential regional nuclear wars brewing in the world - North Korea vs South Korea, and India vs Pakistan. We had hoped the unthinkable horror of a true nuclear war would act as deterrents to actual war. It appears we may have been wrong. Now the question hangs in the air - will America abandon her ally at this moment of crisis? Or will we all be spared by a sudden outbreak of sanity in North Korea?

North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one person, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South's military went on top alert...The shooting started bushfires at several places in the hills, he told AFP by phone after fleeing the island by ferry for the mainland port of Incheon.
"Frightened villagers rushed to nearby shelters while others were busy running away and crowded the port to escape," Woo said, adding about 1,500-1,700 civilians live on the island.
"When I walked out, the whole village was on fire," another villager was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying. "I'm at the evacuation site with other villagers and I am scared to death."


Anonymous said...

It will escalate into more attacks northkorea will only get more aggressive and short of war the whole area will be on tippy toes especially if you throw in the mix U.S. Talks and the China factor and not least the transition of the next leader of northkorea! Explosive times ahead.

CRCHAIR said...

I hope we don't go to war, but I don't think China would get involved this time. Economically, the Chinese have no current interest in the being on the opposite side of war from the US.

quizwedge said...

My recollection is that North Korea often will do things to provoke war with South Korea, but not enough to escalate to a full war.

As for China, their reason for getting involved is to not have to take care of North Korean refuges. They have an issue, like us, with people trying to get into their country for a better life.

George said...

We begin bombing the Evil Empire in 1 hour. What would President Regan have done? We can not and will not live in fear. Top Gun