Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Artillery Fire Exchanged- UPDATED with STRATFOR Input

The timing of the North’s firing at Yeonpyeongdo, then, seems to contradict the other actions currently under way in inter-Korean relations. With the ongoing leadership transition in North Korea, there have been rumors of discontent within the military, and the current actions may reflect miscommunications or worse within the North’s command-and-control structure, or disagreements within the North Korean leadership.

Read more: North Korean Artillery Attack on a Southern Island | STRATFOR 

from   NY Times  :
SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured, said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry....

This of course after the weeks startling revelation of  2,000 centrifuges producing uranium for a new reactor. More here

The Los Angeles Times proclaims:

North Korea's newly revealed nuclear facility should surprise no one, and Washington must no longer be played for a fool.

I say, "too late."


kkollwitz said...

If only loser states could confine their problems to themselves.

eutychus said...

lol-now THAT is funny...