underlankers (underlankers) wrote in talk_politics,


I'm hoping that this:

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North's deadly shelling of a South Korean island.

The South's naval live-fire drills are scheduled to run Monday through Friday at 27 sites. The regularly scheduled exercises are getting special attention following a North Korean artillery attack on front-line Yeonpyeong Island that killed two South Korean marines and two civilians.

The Nov. 23 artillery barrage, the North's first assault to target a civilian area since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, began after the North said South Korea first fired artillery toward its territorial waters. South Korea says it fired shells southward, not toward North Korea, as part of routine exercises.

is just posturing. If a war, period, breaks out on the peninsula Seoul will be destroyed and then there'll be no "maybe" on the prospect of a global Double-Dip. And if war breaks out in a week or two the casualties over a decade of war in both Iraq and Afghanistan will be equalled, full-stop. North Korea is not Iraq, it's not going to fold if such a war should begin immediately. While this war has never technically ended by international legal standards, North Korea's actions as of late have been a lot more paranoid and thuggish than usual. My opinion remains that it's to solidify Lil' Kim as the next ruler. Your thoughts?

Tags: north korea, war
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