Monday, April 23, 2012

Can't We All Just Get Along? The Battle in Korea

It's the same old song and dance - just a different date: Tensions rise as the young, North Korean president threatens South Korea this week.
As the story goes, North Korea has made public threats to South Korea that they plan on "destroying" the president and its government. A caricature with the face of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak had rocks thrown at it by delegates of the state earlier today.

The North's threats came just a few weeks after a failed test-launch missile launched by the North claiming it to be an "earth observation satellite" in orbit. This sparked tensions between the two states.

The battles around the world have to end. Our troops will end up in Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq and North Korea forever if this does not come to an immediate hault. (Where did Turkey come into the cluster? Read the news about Turkey Vs. Syria) These wars will inevitably lead to more bloodshed, and will inevitably leave the U.S. no choice but to assist in the pain, anguish and devastation.)

It's the 21st Century, and we're supposed to be living in a civilized, global world. We shouldn't be on power-trips or battling eachother to see who is on top. You know the story of Jack and Jill, and of course, someone will have to tumble to the bottom.

Can't we break the cycles of violence? If so, how and more importantly, when? I'm not even confident we know what we're fighting about anymore.

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