Tensions are rising steeply on the Korean peninsula these days, following North Korea's most trollish provocation in decades. Almost two months ago today, the North shot a torpedo at a South warship, sinking it and killing 46 of the crew on board. The investigation into the incident completed late last week, which found out, yup, the North did it. Since then, they have been discussing tougher sanctions on their already heavily sanctioned relations, and now South Korea is:
- Stopping inter-Korean trade
- Banning North Korean ships from using South Korean waterways or shortcuts
- Resuming "psychological warfare"
- Referring the case to the UN Security Council
Until recently it was assumed the armistice would continue on for a long time. But now there is unrest and fear that war will break out:
South Koreans divided over Cheonan response
If full war did break out between the two, I think it would be the costliest conflict in terms of infrastructure, in our lifetimes. What do you guys think?