North Korea for the current episode. But if you want to uindertstand what’s
going on, you have to ignore all their nonsense and start here:
temporary control–until a peace treaty treaty would formalize the
boundaries– of five islands off the NK coast but mainly north of the DMZ.
But it did not give it control over the waters surrounding those islands, which NK says
never agreed so they are in fact “disputed” since no peace treaty has
ever been agreed to.There have been many violent incidents over ranging from
military confrontations to seizure of fishing boats in those disputed waters
over the years–including the controversial sinking of the SK naval vessel earlier this
This time it was SK who fired first–not NK as the media reports. SK was running
would retaliate After serveral hours during which SK continued to fire,
NK responded by shelling the island–actually a military base– from which
That is what Obama called “outrageous” aggression and what hysterical warmongers
only NK but China as well.
You just wonder why no one is interested in or even cares about the facts.