North Korea Will Not Be Ignored
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned Sunday that South Korea’s confrontational policies may trigger a war on the divided peninsula, a message coming two days after the communist country vowed to abandon all peace agreements with its southern neighbor.
Relations between the two Koreas have been strained since conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office nearly a year ago in Seoul, pledging to take a harder line on the North. Tension heightened Friday when the North said it was ditching a nonaggression pact and all other peace accords with South Korea.
The tension may lead to “an unavoidable military conflict and a war,” North Korea’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary carried Sunday by the country’s official Korean Central News Agency.
“The policy of confrontation” by the South Korean government is “the very source of military conflicts and war” between the Koreas, it said.
The North has accused Lee’s government of preparing to stage a war, which South Korea denies. Earlier this month, the North’s military declared it adopted an “all-out confrontational posture” to defeat any
I find this completely baffling. The situation on the Korean peninsula is completely different from what it was 50 years ago. I suspect that South Korea could take North Korea in about a week. Is it credible that China would intervene on North Korea’s behalf? I don’t think so.
Are they trying to get a rise out of President Obama? Do they think that if they hold their breath until they turn blue that they’ll get what they want? Come to think of it that’s worked pretty well so far.
Meanwhile, I don’t think that South Korea should be surprised if it wakes up some morning and very bad things have happened to its household pet.