Keith_McClary wrote:The point is, the US got on a moral high horse and criticized Korea when they did it. I guess the K-Lobby does not pay off CongressCritters as well as the J-Lobby.
No, actually, Obama admin has done "moral high horse" when Netanyahu has gone too far.
With Korea.. my impression.. just some US generals being cautious. USA would do the same thing about Poland, if it were jamming a stick over the border poking the Russians.
You get the difference there? Similar situations, yet different. In the middle east, the US actually has arab allies as well, and wants to be a neutral arbiter while of course Israel is a core ally and will be defended.
In the Koreas, US interest is just that there not be a war, unless there really has to be a war.
Anyhow, it's been worked out. NK "apologized," and SK turned the loudspeakers off.
Strategically -- at least we've found out something that really bothers north koreans. Propganda, and loudspeakers, etc. That's actually better than artillery, if they see it as even more threatening.
edit: to clarify, I'm in no way taking up for NK. They are certainly the antogonist and aggressor, the thing started with land mines and two SK soldiers were seriously injured.
It's just a delicate situation is all, you have to weigh what you will tolerate and what range of responses you will do, and when you will respond, and not have an all out war unless that is what you've decided you're gonna have.