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He pointed out that among the North's numerous provocations, its bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea last Tuesday marked the first direct strike on the South's territory since the end of their 1950-53 Korean War. The shelling killed two marines and two civilians and wounded nearly 20 others.
Artillery rounds pounded an area just about 10 meters away from a school, Lee said.
"I can't contain my anger over the North Korean regime's cruelty that ignores even the lives of children," Lee said. "(South Korea) will make North Korea pay the due price by all means for
Originally posted by Lupin
It seems that S. Korea has finally run out of patience with North Korea. It doesn't seem like things are going to get better anytime soon. I especially find it interesting when Lee says "As the president, I stand here today with a sense of full responsibility." That says to me he's not going to just let this one go.
from the source:
Lee said. "(South Korea) will make North Korea pay the due price by all means for its provocation from now on
Originally posted by Nomad451
It says to me that's exactly what he's going to do.
What's the alternative? suddenly start bombing North Korea to the stone age?
"I cannot contain my anger." Well, Lee... You haven't done anything other than speak words. I'm not saying that he should initiate war, but I am saying that his speech was pathetic and shows N. Korea that they have gotten away with murder yet again.