Posts Tagged ‘north korea’
I just lost connection to the latest tension in East Asia due to several reason. My last blog about the tension is about the Cheonan incident. few weeks ago, there was more serious tension when the both Korea shoot their artillery each other. the media coverage then never covered both side since media only cover according to the South Korea and U.S. prespectives.
Politicalticker just did a good coverage when the blog cited the Bill Richardson comments about the tension. Richardson maybe the only one that was invited by Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator, to negotiate the nuclear project.
Richardson said that it was the U.S. and South Korea that made their provocation.
In my conversations with North Korean officials, they insist it’s all the fault of South Korea and the U.S. They say they are being provoked and won’t stand for it. Clearly though, they are anxious to send a message to the United States through Richardson and presumably through me and CNN as well.
It is officially will be a crisis when North Koreans sank Cheonan, a South Koreans warship on March 26 that killed 46 Southern sailors onboard. The tragedy is a watershed that awakens the great powers. The North Korea actually wanted to say, “Your money (aid) can’t buy me”
According to Slate, it is a general pattern of confrontation between South and North Korea. The North Korean vessel crosses the borderline, and the South will warn the North by radio. In most cases, the North always denies the complaint. Then, conflict escalation, will be the consequences.
In the Cheonan case, it is a bit different. The North’s submarine suddenly sank the South’s vessel by a torpedo without warning. Some analysts believe that it is Kim Jong Il who planned the tragedy. According to Slate, it is the Kim Jong Il’s strategy to show force. But for what purpose ?
North Korea is just like a Naughty five years old boy that always unpredictably plays various dangerous toys. A few days ago, the Naughty Korea played its torpedo and sank its neighbor patrol vessel. Sadly, 42 South Korea died on that accident.
Our aggressive big brother makes it’s warning as usual. It will not go unanswered said Madame Clinton. The U.S Pledged that it will never be a business as usual. Currently, the victimized neighbor, the South Korea is exercising its diplomacy to push Security Council resolution. Now, just see what will happen.