Monday, February 29, 2016

A Growing Call In South Korea For A More Aggressive Stance Towards north Korea

President Barack Obama is briefed by Lt. Col. Ed Taylor as he views the DMZ from Observation Post Ouellette at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea, March 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Asahi Shimbun: S. Korean scholars, politicians call for hard-line approach against Pyongyang

SEOUL--South Korean scholars and politicians, particularly military veterans, are joining a mounting call for a pre-emptive air strike against North Korea in a desperate bid to force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile development programs.

Although the use of force against North Korea could lead to an all-out war embroiling East Asia, Seoul may need to take a more hard-line stance against Pyongyang if public opinion in South Korea leans further toward such an approach.

At a public discussion held in Seoul on Feb. 16, Park Hwee-rhak, dean of the Graduate School of Politics and Leadership at Kookmin University, called for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea’s nuclear weapons facilities

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WNU Editor: I fail to see what a  pre-emptive air strike against North Korea will solve (except start a war) .... but definitely the cutting of all economic aid and working with China to isolate the North is the least that South Korea could do.


James said...

Dialog for above photo:
LtCol: Sir, we have found several coherent foreign policies in this
Obama: Really! Where? I can't see anything.
LtCol: There's one now Sir, look right over there! Oh, use the small
ends towards your eyes.

Don Bacon said...

"S. Korean scholars, politicians" in this article published in a Japanese rag consist of a dean at Kookmin University and a former South Korean Cabinet member. The "particularly military veterans" are absent from any description in this fabricated "news" piece.