posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:12 AM
Obviously the sinking of the South Korean warship isn't as cut and dry as the media portrayed, otherwise I can assure you that swift military action
would have been taken by South Korea. However, this situation is rather similar to, dare I say, Israel. Remember when last December Israel was
getting shelled and bombed daily -- one or two a day for many months -- right up until Israel had enough and then killed thousands while only losing a
few of their own? The rockets ceased for awhile, Israel was condemned for over-reacting, but their method did work, even if temporarily. I'm not
saying Israel was right, or wrong, I am simply pointing out that if NK continues, SK is going to have to declare "enough" and respond. Period.
Further, have you seen the protests going on in South Korea right now? Citizens are beyond angry that their government is allowing this to happen
without any action. Much like the US citizens did after 9/11. Something Americans like to forget now that we are protesting the wars in the Middle
No country can sit back and allow another to fire rockets at them. Now, for argument sake let's say NK didn't blow-up the SK warship, it doesn't
matter. NK certainly shelled that island and killed at least four people -- if it was your neighborhood or your family living on that island I doubt
you would accept the government not doing anything about it.
However, being an American citizen, I would like nothing more than for South Korea to handle this situation on their own and leave us the heck out of
it. We already have 28,000 troops too many over there in my opinion. The last thing I want, or most people want I would assume, is yet another war
or conflict or whatever it's going to be called this time around. But that doesn't mean that if I were living in South Korea, and hearing only the
"official story", I wouldn't want North Korea put in its place in a hurry.
This situation is a lot bigger than NK versus SK anyway. China told us to back-off and will not condemn the actions of NK and will continue their
trade agreements with NK no matter how many sanctions the world creates. So what's the answer? Cow-tow to China and allow NK to act like a spoiled
child having a temper tantrum? For how long?
What's the right number of South Korean citizens and/or military members that have to die in order for ATS members to say: OK, now it's OK
to retaliate.... 10? 100? 1000? Again, in my opinion, it should be the South Korean government and the South Korean Military that responds -- not
the US. But that's as ridiculous a dream as hoping this will all just go away.