Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Korean Peninsula on Brink of War

A big write-up at WaPo, "After attack, Koreas on brink of conflagration."

North Korea launched a massive artillery barrage on a South Korean island Tuesday, killing two South Korean marines, wounding at least 19 other people and setting more than 60 buildings ablaze in the most serious confrontation since the North's sinking of a South Korean warship in March.

South Korea immediately responded with its own artillery fire and put its fighter jets on high alert, bringing the two sides - which technically have remained in a state of war since the Korean armistice in 1953 - close to the brink of a major conflagration.

Saberpoint has a nice summary: "
North Korea Fires on South Korea." Plus, from Instapundit, "JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW" (via Memeorandum). Actually, I'd like regime change, but who's to quibble? And interesting comments from John Hawkins, "Are North Korea And South Korea Going To War? Probably Not."

And at Wall Street Journal, "
Japan on High Alert Following North Korea's Attack."