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Photo: Brink of war?

In Seoul, South Korea, people read an extra edition of a newspaper on Nov. 23, 2010, reporting that North Korea fired artillery onto a South Korean island. Photo: Ahn Young-joon

North Korea bombarded South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island with about 100 rounds of artillery Tuesday, setting buildings and forests ablaze, killing two marines and injuring several others, including civilians. South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak said, “The provocation this time can be regarded as an invasion of South Korean territory.” International diplomats appealed for restraint after he went on to say that “enormous retaliation” was needed if North Korea took additional action against its southern neighbors.

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    Not good i am siting here in Australia watcing this not good….

  • Guest 5.

    This marks a serious escalation thru a whole series of events in Asia by DPRK and China all of which are increasingly belligerent like claims on the Senkau islands by China, Russia on the northern Islands of Japan and Chinese claims of Island of the Phillipines. The Rhetoric supporting these belligerent attacks is geting less and less friendly.. It all comes down to natural resources needs.
    The final sarcastically funny event is the Chinese Investing huge dollars in Afhganistan rare earth and other projects and Port construction in the old Ceylon with money indirectly provided by the US thru its wars and Trade deficit with China. America too busy fighting to keep the Economy in balance and debt at sustainable levels.
    Guest 5