- Oct 29, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Is it just me, or are the North Koreans provoking South Korea more and more, it seems like every few weeks or so there is a news article about North Koreans attacking South Korea.
NORTH KOREA has burnished the leadership credentials of its 26-year-old dictator-in-waiting with a deadly artillery attack on South Korean territory, causing its neighbor to return fire and scramble F-16 fighters.
Two South Korean marines died, and at least 12 were wounded. There were reports of civilian injuries and houses were set ablaze as scores of shells fell on Yeonpyeong island.
A North Korea expert at Beijing's Central Party School, Zhang Liangui, told the Herald that Kim Jong-un was deliberately destabilizing the environment in order to mobilize the military and consolidate his power.
Read more: North Korean dictator-in-waiting linked to deadly artillery attack