Are They On Course To A War?

The situation is tense in East Asia.

Looks like the two neighbors and rivals - North Korea and South Korea - are on a collision course.

It all started about two months back when a South Korean warship sank in the Yellow Sea.

The ship sank in mysterious circumstances. Although several sailors were rescued, 46 sailors lost their precious lives. 

Many people suspected the North Koreans. But South Korea decided to play it cautious and didn't blame the North Koreans directly.

However, several days later, the ship was lifted from the sea floor. News floated around that the ship was sunk by a torpedo attack. North Korea looked to be an obvious suspect.

Subsequent analysis by the South Koreans must have revealed some details which has resulted in the current frenzy.

First it was the United States of America.

Two days back, A top U.S. State Department official said Wednesday that the pending release of a report that is expected to blame North Korea for the sinking of a South Korean warship in March raises a "very serious set of circumstances" for the region.   

Read the entire news article here.

And if this was not enough, we have had this news today where the South Korea's defense chief has  vowed to make North Korea pay for the sinking of the South Korean warship.

"North Korea surpassed the limits and for such an act we will make it pay," said defense minister Kim Tae-Young.

Hope the situation is diffused based on discussions between the two countries. 

Otherwise the world will have to face a war it doesn't want and cannot afford.
Are They On Course To A War? Are They On Course To A War? Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Friday, May 21, 2010 Rating: 5

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