South Korea warns of "enormous retaliation" against North Korea - Macleans.ca
 

South Korea warns of “enormous retaliation” against North Korea

North fires on island near disputed sea border, killing two marines


 

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said Tuesday that North Korea’s “indiscriminate attack on civilians can never be tolerated,” the Toronto Star reports. Earlier in the day, North Korea fired dozens of rounds of artillery at an island near the disputed sea border with South Korea, killing two South Korean marines, and injuring 16 more. South Korea returned fire and the entire exchange lasted about one hour. The attack occurred a day after the South Korean military conducted exercises in the area‹which North Korea’s military demanded they bring to an end early Tuesday.

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South Korea warns of “enormous retaliation” against North Korea

  1. No more toleration & no mercy for N. Korea. We all resent being betrayed by N. Korea

  2. No more toleration & no mercy for N. Korea. We all resent being betrayed by N. Korea

    • Your country won't do anything about it and the whole world knows it. Of course, the rest of the world won't do anything either. North Korea has complete power and permission to do anything they want and they know it.

      • I'm afraid the Dr is right. I don't want to see an all-out war, but when is South Korea (and the rest of the world) going to say enough is enough?

  3. Yeh right. Both the US and SK cannot come up with a full sack of balls between them. They will use Clinton to dialog them to death! Bunch of cowards. The west is dead!

  4. Yeh right. Both the US and SK cannot come up with a full sack of balls between them. They will use Clinton to dialog them to death! Bunch of cowards. The west is dead!

    • although it isnt really in the news, the US is actually sending many troops to south korea. trust me they aren't going to get caught with their pants down.

  5. This could turn out to be really ugly……..

  6. This could turn out to be really ugly……..

    • ugly? pretty soon this thing in Afghanistan will be a distant memory.

      • Agree.. Little tiny Country, ran by a crazy little man, capable of doing crazy things…,sounds as if South Korea has had enough this time, no good can come of this .

        • little country starts fight, superpower allies make things extremeley ugly. doesnt this sound a hell of a lot like world war one?

          • yes my thoughts exactly. god help us if it escalates to the nuclear level.

  7. As one of my Facebook friends mentioned, behind North Korea, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and a few other dictatorial countries, one country is supplying arms and supporting them: China.

  8. As one of my Facebook friends mentioned, behind North Korea, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and a few other dictatorial countries, one country is supplying arms and supporting them: China.

  9. South Korea is a nation of cowards; they'll do nothing. The US did their fighting for them 60 years ago and the South Koreans haven't figured out in all that time that the US soldiers still there are there just for show. The US soldiers still there haven't done anything useful in all that time since. The North Koreans are backed by the only remaining world powers; China and Russia, and can do anything they want with complete impunity and know it. To use an analogy,that's why bullying still rules in all American schools; school officials talk big but do nothing and will continue doing nothing.

  10. South Korea is a nation of cowards; they'll do nothing. The US did their fighting for them 60 years ago and the South Koreans haven't figured out in all that time that the US soldiers still there are there just for show. The US soldiers still there haven't done anything useful in all that time since. The North Koreans are backed by the only remaining world powers; China and Russia, and can do anything they want with complete impunity and know it. To use an analogy,that's why bullying still rules in all American schools; school officials talk big but do nothing and will continue doing nothing.

    • I wrote three responses about as long as your post… but realized I shouldn't bother.

      Let's just say I disagree with "every" sentence you wrote.

    • South Korea has lived next to this time bomb for years I don't believe they are
      cowards or that the U.S. is there for only for show. The only part of your statement I can
      agree with is that China is (and was in the first part of the conflict) the only
      reason North Korea gets away with what it does. Notice how much sentiment
      is media broadcast on how NATO (for the countries that are actually involved) should
      get out of Afghanistan et al….what support would South Korea actually receive
      should North Korea escalate? From whom if China objects?

  11. Your country won't do anything about it and the whole world knows it. Of course, the rest of the world won't do anything either. North Korea has complete power and permission to do anything they want and they know it.

  12. although it isnt really in the news, the US is actually sending many troops to south korea. trust me they aren't going to get caught with their pants down.

  13. ugly? pretty soon this thing in Afghanistan will be a distant memory.

  14. Agree.. Little tiny Country, ran by a crazy little man, capable of doing crazy things…,sounds as if South Korea has had enough this time, no good can come of this .

  15. little country starts fight, superpower allies make things extremeley ugly. doesnt this sound a hell of a lot like world war one?

  16. I'm afraid the Dr is right. I don't want to see an all-out war, but when is South Korea (and the rest of the world) going to say enough is enough?

  17. I wrote three responses about as long as your post… but realized I shouldn't bother.

    Let's just say I disagree with "every" sentence you wrote.

  18. [youtube jdug6yHJB40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdug6yHJB40 youtube]

    I think it's time to bomb the living cr@p out of any north korean military installation, and see what China does.

  19. [youtube jdug6yHJB40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdug6yHJB40 youtube]

    I think it's time to bomb the living cr@p out of any north korean military installation, and see what China does.

  20. South Korea has lived next to this time bomb for years I don't believe they are
    cowards or that the U.S. is there for only for show. The only part of your statement I can
    agree with is that China is (and was in the first part of the conflict) the only
    reason North Korea gets away with what it does. Notice how much sentiment
    is media broadcast on how NATO (for the countries that are actually involved) should
    get out of Afghanistan et al….what support would South Korea actually receive
    should North Korea escalate? From whom if China objects?

  21. An interesting article on the topic: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/a-basic-point-on

    Moreover, and this is the main point I wish to make, I would argue that a fundamental reason that there is a basic impasse regarding the North (and why the Chinese continue to prop up the regime) is that no one, not the South, not the Chinese, wants to deal with the massive humanitarian crisis and refugee problem that would result from a collapsed North. To be somewhat redundant for explanatory purposes, I think that this point is key to understanding Chinese behavior: it is less that are actively supporting the North out of some positive affirmation of said regime as much as they know that should the North collapse that that the would be a massive wave of refugees from the North that would seek solace in China. Given the choice between having the current problematic regime on their border or a failed state in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis on their border they opt for the former. It is an understandable preference.

  22. An interesting article on the topic: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/a-basic-point-on

    Moreover, and this is the main point I wish to make, I would argue that a fundamental reason that there is a basic impasse regarding the North (and why the Chinese continue to prop up the regime) is that no one, not the South, not the Chinese, wants to deal with the massive humanitarian crisis and refugee problem that would result from a collapsed North. To be somewhat redundant for explanatory purposes, I think that this point is key to understanding Chinese behavior: it is less that are actively supporting the North out of some positive affirmation of said regime as much as they know that should the North collapse that that the would be a massive wave of refugees from the North that would seek solace in China. Given the choice between having the current problematic regime on their border or a failed state in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis on their border they opt for the former. It is an understandable preference.

  23. Agreed, one can only imagine the millions of poor refugee's that would pour into Seoul if the North collapsed. SK is aware of this, there infrastructure could not handle the amount of people that would rush over the borders (if they were to open)… it would be on the kind of scale that would take decades for the peinsula to recover from, something I'm sure the well to do's in the south are loathe to live through, despite all their hopes of peaceful reunification.

    China would be in just as bad of a situation, they already have many North Korean's defecting over the boarder on a regular basis.

  24. During the Korean war, both North and South Korea were sponsored by external powers, thus facilitating the war's metamorphosis from a civil war to a proxy war between powers involved in the larger Cold War. This volatile confrontation could be resolved . What needs to happen at some point, is that the United States and Beijing need to engage in a very high-level and very secret conversation about the future of the Korean Peninsula — a conversation in which the United States should make certain informal or perhaps even formal guarantees regarding the role of nuclear weapons on the peninsula and the nature of American troop deployments

  25. yes my thoughts exactly. god help us if it escalates to the nuclear level.