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South Korea Fired the First Shot

Posted By admin On November 24, 2010 @ 4:54 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog
Nov 24, 2010

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is a madman, and while North Korea was the first to kill anyone in today’s skirmish, it was actually the South Koreans who fired first.

As AP notes [1]:

The skirmish began when Pyongyang [i.e. North Korea] warned the South to halt military drills in the area, according to South Korean officials. When Seoul [i.e. South Korea] refused and began firing artillery into disputed waters, albeit away from the North Korean shore, the North retaliated by bombarding the small island of Yeonpyeong, which houses South Korean military installations….

And see this [2].

In addition, the two South Koreans killed were marines, not civilians, stationed in a military town.

Obviously, firing artillery into the water and actually killing people are very different, and I am in no way defending North Korea or its crazy leader. I am simply trying to point out that the headlines can’t be taken in a vacuum.

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[2] this: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTOE6AM05P20101123

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[5] The Long, Long History Of False Starts Of War Between South And North Korea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-long-long-history-of-false-starts-of-war-between-south-and-north-korea.html

[6] S. Korean artillery “mistakenly” fired on DMZ: http://www.prisonplanet.com/s-korean-artillery-mistakenly-fired-on-dmz.html

[7] South Korea to defy North by sending in troops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-to-defy-north-by-sending-in-troops.html

[8] North Korea slams use of its flag in U.S.-South Korean military drills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-slams-use-of-its-flag-in-u-s-south-korean-military-drills.html

[9] North Korea threatens ‘sea of fire’ as South conducts large-scale military drills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-threatens-sea-of-fire-as-south-conducts-large-scale-military-drills.html

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