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North Korea is claiming to be offended by the belief in South Korea that one of its submarines sunk a South Korean ship:
NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking
Associated Press – May 20, 2010
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Tensions deepened Thursday on the Korean peninsula as South Korea accused North Korea of firing a torpedo that sank a naval warship, killing 46 sailors in the country’s worst military disaster since the Korean War.
President Lee Myung-bak vowed “stern action” for the provocation following the release of long-awaited results from a multinational investigation into the March 26 sinking near the Koreas’ tense maritime border. North Korea, reacting swiftly, called the results a fabrication, and warned that any retaliation would trigger war. It continued to deny involvement in the sinking of the warship Cheonan.
“If the (South Korean) enemies try to deal any retaliation or punishment, or if they try sanctions or a strike on us …. we will answer to this with all-out war,” Col. Pak In Ho of North Korea’s navy told broadcaster APTN in an exclusive interview in Pyongyang. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100520/D9FQGC2G0.html
North Korea’s leadership should pray that they do not upset South Korea too much or North Korea will be no more. And while South Korea is somewhat bound not to launch a unilateral attack, it also cannot find getting one of its ships blown up acceptable. The original incident was reported here at COGwriter back in March (see Korean Ship Sunk, a Possible International Incident?). South Korea will likely take some steps because of this.
Ultimately, despite North Korea’s limited nuclear capabilities, I suspect that the two Koreas will likely reunite. Hopefully, it will not take another war for this to happen.
Two articles of possibly related interest would include the following:
Korea in Prophecy, Any Witness? Does God have a plan for the Koreans? Is Korea mentioned in any prophecies? Will Koreans be among the first in the Kingdom of God? 한국의 언어로 : 한국 예언, 모든 증인에?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?