I’m loving it. The US and South Korea are going to do the war game thing in the East China Sea. North Korea is screaming.
The North routinely threatens attacks whenever South Korea and the U.S. hold joint military drills, which Pyongyang sees as a rehearsal for an invasion. The U.S. keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea and another 50,000 in Japan, but says it has no intention of invading the North.
Still, the North’s latest rhetoric threatening “nuclear deterrence” and “sacred war” carries extra weight following the sinking of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors. Seoul and Washington say a North Korean torpedo was responsible for the March sinking of the Cheonan, considered the worst military attack on the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The American and South Korean defense chiefs announced earlier in the week they would stage the military drills to send a clear message to North Korea to stop its “aggressive” behavior
This could be a very serious turning point on the North Korea issue. The US (surprisingly) added additional sanctions in response to the sinking of the South Korean warship. Hillary actually went to the Korean demilitarized zone along with Defense Secretary Gates and made a show of force aimed at Kim Jong-Il. Seems like the Obama administration is rattling some sabers to detract from their domestic woes. Either that, or Hillary has gone rogue in order to boost her chances to unseat Obama in 2012. Either way – I’m impressed. North Korea is on the defensive.
I would be thrilled to see NK make a militaristic move. That would invite excused retaliation. Obama might even invite the attack on a fellow Marxist.
Hopefully, we’ll go ballistic on them and put them down. North Korea is a major threat to worldwide peace. They are suspected of aiding the dictatorship in Burma with a nascent nuclear program. Throw in their aid to Iran and Syria. These guys are no good.
If the world community had the balls to eliminate the North Korean regime, they would save themselves a lot of headaches in the future.