North Korea's artillery attacks have the leadership in South Korea all riled up. South Korea's president said that "enormous retaliation is needed" after the deadly attack which killed a number of South Korean civilians.
"The provocation this time can be regarded as an invasion of South Korean territory," President Lee Myung-bak said at the headquarters of the Joint Chiefs of Staff here, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The relations between North and South Korea have always been strained. Can we forget the "forgotten" Korean War in the early 1950s? Considering the fact that my father took a bullet during that conflict, I know that I can't.
This new action comes on the heels of North Korea receiving more sanctions after suspicion arose about their alleged development of nuclear weapons.
President Obama has defended South Korea.
"South Korea is our ally. It has been since the Korean War and we strongly affirm our commitment to defend South Korea as part of that alliance," he told ABC News.
He also added that he can not speculate about whether or not we will send troops. This makes me very uneasy. You know that we can't help but get involved in things. We still are wrapped up in Middle Eastern wars. North Korea, though a small nation, has always been a ticking time bomb [no pun intended]. And while they may be a small nation, we can't afford to angry the big beast that is China, an ally of North Korea. Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has urged China to "restrain" North Korea.
Well, I guess we will see how this all plays out.
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