Tuesday, March 13, 2012

War: South Korea Launches Assault Against North

You can't fight in here
South Korea has finally launched an attack against North Korea, after years of provocations which have included the sinking of the warship Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island.

The assault took place in Switzerland at a meeting of the so-called United Nations. Footage from the Yonhap news agency showed several South Korean lawmakers trying to grab a North Korean diplomat who was leaving the room having rejected a report critical of his country's human rights record. Bystanders said that "a brief physical clash occurred between the two sides" with one South Korean lawmaker shouting "Premier Kim Jong-un is a degenerate atheist scum!"

While many South Koreans have died in recent attacks by the North, it is the repatriation to a certain death of North Korean escapees by the Chinese which has particularly incensed the South Korean lawmakers and finally provoked them into action. “It is one thing for one Korean to kill another Korean, but it is totally unacceptable to have Chinese killing Koreans, even if it's by proxy”, said a source close to the delegation.

There had been hopes that other U.N. member countries would join in the attack, but this time South Korea was left to conduct the assault alone. America's failure to act will particularly worry Seoul, which is increasingly concerned that U.S. forces are stationed in Korea for display purposes only, and will not assist South Korea when the North, backed by China, launches a full-scale war, which is scheduled for 2014.

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