Reason NK will attack
NO COUNTER ATTACKS;
January 1967North Korean artillery targets a South Korean vessel, the Dangpo, patrolling in the Yellow Sea with 70 sailors on board. The ship sinks, killing 39 of the crew.
January 1968A team of 31 North Korean commandos crosses into South Korea and breaks into the presidential palace, the Blue House, in an attempt to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. The attempt is crushed by South Korean security forces, Mr Park survives but seven South Koreans and most of the commandos are killed.
January 1968The research ship the USS Pueblo is captured by North Korea while on a surveillance mission. One crew member dies during the capture and the remaining 82 are taken to prison camps in the North.
The prisoners are released 11 months later after the US gave an apology and assurances the vessel had not been spying - both were later retracted. The Pueblo remains in North Korea as a museum - the only US warship in captivity.
December 1969A South Korean airliner is hijacked and forced to fly to North Korea. Dozens of passengers are taken hostage. In January, 39 of the hostages were released but the remaining 12 are not known to have been freed.
August 1974President Park's wife dies during a second attempt on his life - she is hit by stray bullets after a suspected North Korean agent opens fire at a public function.
October 1983North Korea bombs a hotel in Rangoon, Burma, during a visit by President Chun Doo-hwan. He survives but 21 people, including some government ministers, are killed.
November 1987A bomb, allegedly planted by North Korean agents, explodes on board a South Korean airliner travelling to Seoul from Baghdad. All 115 passengers and crew are killed.
September 1996A North Korean submarine runs aground near Gangneung, off the east coast of South Korea, while allegedly conducting a spy mission. The crew of 26 escape to the shore, sparking a manhunt.
Eleven of the crew are found dead, apparently shot by their compatriots, but the rest go on the run for nearly two months. One alleged spy escapes, one is captured by South Korean security forces and the rest are killed. Several South Koreans also die in the operation.
March 2010A 1,200-tonne Corvette, the Cheonan, goes down near the disputed maritime border with North Korea - the Northern Limit Line. Many of the crew members escape but 46 are killed. After an extensive investigation, Seoul rules that a torpedo explosion directly beneath the vessel sank it and that the only "plausible explanation" is that North Korea was to blame. Pyongyang denies any involvement.
November 2010North Korea shells a South Korean border island, Yeonpyeong, killing four South Koreans, including two civilians. It says it was responding to military exercises in the South.
Because they get away with attacks.
No real consequences, sanctions & get bribes.
US has trained them 'there is no loss of face
attacking S Korea or US forces' but 'huge
propaganda advantage' in attacks.
US has committed same error time & time
again to disastrous results.
Osama Bin Laden kept attacking US forces
with very little or no consequences leading
Iran, Takes US embassy hostage, provides
IED tech to Taliban, etc, and gets a "Carter"
The axis of evil view US as a punching
bag, no respect, views US as timid.
Fearful of its own strength.
By contrast what would have been Russia's
response be if Iran threatened annihilation,
Wiped off the map, to destroy Russia?
Or if N Korea threatened China with
Or if Iran had seized Russian Embassy?
OR if N Korea had seized Russian ship
or sunk Chinese ship with torpedoes?
I doubt 'they' would have turned the other
Israel is not taking any comfort in
N Korea's nuclear advances in the face
of Obama's Administration's assurances
that nuclear N Korea is unacceptable.
As Obama has made same assurances
Obama's wait and see attitude works
well for N Korea, kind of like talking to
Iran while they pursue a nuke, and
call it Diplomacy.
Has Obama been caught flat footed?
Trying to bribe N Korea out of this
aggression is appeasement.
And sends the wrong message to both
N Korea and Iran.
This will test Obama's METAL.
Will real Obama please stand up;