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SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - The likelihood North Korea sank a South Korean naval ship near their disputed border rose when Seoul said on Friday an external explosion probably caused the ship to split in two, killing dozens.
South Korea's defence minister said this month the 1,200-tonne Cheonan may have been hit by a torpedo, immediately putting suspicion on North Korea and stoking concerns that the incident could start a conflict on the long divided peninsula.
South Korea restraint after ship sinking adds to clamor for government action
Some observers say officials have avoided pointing a finger at the North for good reason: To do so would call for a decisive military response that the South is not prepared to carry out.
Analysts say South Korea risks provoking a war that would devastate its economy, scare off foreign investors and place Seoul, the capital, under threat from North Korea's arsenal of short-range missiles.
"The South Korean government knows exactly what it can do about this situation, and that is nothing. It cannot start a war," said Andrei Lankov, a history professor at Kookmin University in Seoul.
Originally posted by spearhead
I'd have taken those commies dangle berries straight to the nuttery if i was SK. They should have acted straight away.
BTW, I just saw TV comercial about Korean KIA cars, and how they offer now 7yrs guarantee for it... Really?
I think - if you have KIA - go sell it now, not tomorow.