Yah, they should do a proportionate response, like our best ally Israel does.
Just to be clear, I'm not sure how much everyone knows the entire story with NK and SK, but over the years the south koreans were doing LESS when provoked.
There were many, many incidents. There are little South Korean islands with towns on them, and North Korea has just randomly shelled them. A couple ships were sunk, etc.
People kidnapped, decades of bizarre plots against South Korea, and tunnels dug to infiltrate the south.
So they have put up with quite a bit. Then more recently, South Korea has a more assertive stance.
So just wanted to clarify that, SK has never been any kind of "bully" with NK. Having said that, if they're at the brink of ships getting sunk and then having to respond to that, I don't quite get why they don't just turn the loudspeakers off.
edit: unless there's something I don't know about, like maybe it's a plan to undermine the NK regime and get the truth out to the people living up there. If there's a strategy behind it, then I get that. I actually don't have enough information to be giving opinions.
All I heard on CNN was that US officials were a little concerned SK does too much now, in response, so then that made me think "hmmm, well is there a plan with all this or not."
South Koreans are taking all the risk, they're ones with their capital right on the border and all that artillery. I assume they know what they are doing, and that the Obama admin is on top of it. Thinking about it, the US always had "radio marti" and Radio Free Europe in east europe etc. -- wouldn't have been right for a Russia or Cuba to just threaten us and say we can't send messages into their country.
So I don't know, I'll shut up about it.
It just seemed odd to me, brink of war over "propaganda broadcasts." Maybe NK is too sensitive, maybe we do just need to have a war. NK did that massive Sony hack, all over that movie that was made. None of us can bow down to NK forever, and their sensitivities, I suppose.