November 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

So at 4am this morning my dorm had a fire drill. After that nightmare it was difficult for me to get back to sleep, so I checked out the news…

Just weeks after Kim Jong Il, dictator of North Korea, announced his successor (his son), and just days after heightened nuclear tensions between the north and south, North Korea fired artillery shells at the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong in the Yellow Sea. The north is using a military exercise by the south as the reason for attacking the South Korean island yesterday; however, the world community does not buy this reason.

The attack seemed completely out of left field–obviously communist North Korea and democratic South Korea do not get along, but everyone thought that after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the aggressive north would stay calm. However, North Korea has been bitter about the island of Yeonpyeong being given to South Korea after the border was reconfigured when the war ended.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming coverage of the conflict.

Here are some cool photos:

Korea at night–

North Korean guard staring at a South Korean guard–


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