"The US and South Korean militaries are taking part in a major exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea."
"The army and people of the DPRK will start a retaliatory sacred war of their own style based on nuclear deterrent any time necessary in order to counter the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war,"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10752746
AND I think that the Sinking of Cheaong(or how you spell it) is an invalid casus-belli to use as an excuse to for the military exercise, for the following arguments;
*Cheaong was sunk on disputed territory, where NK and SK both consider the area part of their terriotry, therefor if the other comes to that territory, then the defender will take measures to defend "their" border. You can't wander into a war zone expecting no causalities.
*North Korea has denied that they where responsible for the sinking.
*The truth about the sinking is unclear, so that should of been clarified properly before intentionally provoke an instable Government, it is common knowledge that the Korean Gov is screwed.
So thats why in my opinion NK's actions is more justifed, because they where provoked to it. I do condemn killing of Civilians, though South Korea is an representative Democracy, the people there have more say in their governments actions than those in North Korea, but do remember that I said that I condemn.
You do realize the fallacy of this argument, right? Or do you think that the war somehow "ended in a peace, instead of a ceasefire" for South Korea? Seems to me that their economy is doing just fine. Perhaps you should compare Communism and Democracy and see which system provided a better life for it's people under the exact same circumstances.
The Sovjet GDP/c was in 1929, 1386$, and in 1939, 2237$, a growth of ca. 61%. While the US GDP/c was during the same times, 6899$ in 1929 and in 1939 6561$, a growth of ca. -5%.
USA GDP/c growth from 1980(18577$) to 1985(20717$) was ca. 11,5%, while Sovjet economy was at 6427$ in 1980 and in 1985 at 6708, making the growth at ca. 4,4%. Showing that Communism is better for developing/poor nations, while Capitalism better suited for "richer" nations. Also Watch the economic growth of communist China, well, they are still on the poor side, but are growing at high speed, and I bet that they will need to make more "capitalistic" changes when their people get stronger, and they have already made some small capitalistic changes.
So if my neighbor washes his car, I am justified to shoot his dog? WTF? Are you smoking mushrooms grown on Caribou dung again? Hell, according to you, Hitler was justified to invade Poland. People who sink neighbor's ships are in no position to claim that some military exercises are proper causus belli.
Ooukeeijj...?? Your argument does not make any sence, washing cars, shooting dogs???
I'd have to look up the exact nature of the exercise, but I don't agree. It's SK territory, every country does training. Particularly when you live next door to a loony-toon. The NKs can protest the exercises but killing ppl over a training exercise? That's disproportionate response.Well, here in Finnish news tv it was reported that SK-US was purposely shooting blanks at the NK border, so I can only imagine that it was to provoke North Korea. Though I can't find the source anywhere to the news cast .
other sources:http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Media/us ... d=10807101http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- ... 973989.htmhttp://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa ... 20814.htmlhttp://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
(DPRK Propaganda, or their version of what happined 24.11.2010)
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