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Unfortunately, Kim didn't take that class.
Seoul doesn't want any sort of armed conflict with it's economy rebounding and upcoming summits to host.
I don't know what you actually do to retaliate against this attack without risking an all out war. SK cannot afford a full scale conflict with NK.
This is just a sign of more provocations to come as NK goes through a passing of the torch to the newest despotic lunatic.
I basically agree, but who the heck are the South Koreans going to sit back and do nothing about it. Hell if I was an SK citizen I'd be demanding blood from the NKs.
Well, by getting NK blood, they'd likely lose thousands and thousands more of their own soldiers and citizens. Seoul would be a blood bath.
I'd want something to be done as well, but probably not at the risk of provoking a full scale conflict.
Certainly, but when do perceived and actual insults, incidents and attacks as well as future sovereignty outway the cost in lives and economic damage of a war and/or retaliation (economic and or military retaliation)?
I guess that is one for political leaders of South Korea to decide, but its one thing to shoot over the bow of a ship, or even put a few rounds in to a ship like has happened in the past, but to torpedo a ship in its own waters (I can't recall, but I don't think the DPRK actually disputes that area) killing dozens is a bit over the top for anything the DPRK has done since the ceasefire.