posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 10:42 PM
It was in the news today that NK has threatened to shut down Kaesong.
I'm still not sure that Kim would start something that he knows he can't finish. However, while relations have always been tense, in the recent
past, NK has been able to sink a SK vessel killing people, and shelling and island, killing people, with the SK showing great restraint here.
However, those events did not have all the recent threats that NK has been making now. No lines of communications were cut off, like they are now. The
truce was not ripped up, like it is now, nor did NK make statements that it considers itself in a state of "war" and would respond as such to SK,
like they have now.
About the only thing left, is for Kaesong to be shut down. Or, some idiot general on the NK side decides to start shelling and island again, or have
another SK vessel sunk.
If, any time soon, one of those "incidents" were to happen as of now, I'm afraid that SK has been spun up enough that that it might retaliate
quickly and before "cooler" heads could prevail.
Yes, NK has done this in the past many times before, but not quite like this, not with this intensity.
And as been pointed out in many threads, over and over, NK is not responding like they have in the past, which is refusing aid and coming to the
table. Instead, they spun up the threats.
I also can't remember the last time the US government said: "We are taking these threats very seriously." and at the same time is also saying "Oh,
don't worry, there is nothing to see here, move along, this is absolutely nothing to be concerned about."
When my government, the US government starts telling me "there's nothing to worry about." That's normally when I DO start to get worried.
There are way too many "itchy" trigger fingers right now, and way too much pushing and shoving going on. If it does not settle down soon, something
IS going to happen: air craft are going to go "bump", ships might also bump, someone starts shooting across the border without authorization, you
name it. That's all it would take at this point to light this keg off.
So sorry Mr. Obama WH Leaker, I'm not going to sit here and "not worry" about it. I lived in SK for a few years, and have always kept tabs on
what's going on over there, and I'm here to tell you: this time, it's different.