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This post was edited by abramicus at 2015-8-22 16:37|
AS WE SPEAK, THE NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN REPRESENTATIVES ARE MEETING AT PANMUNJON TO FORGE A LAST DITCH CONSENSUS ON HOW TO HANDLE THE CLAIM BY THE SOUTH THAT THE NORTH HAD PLANTED MINES IN ITS SIDE OF THE DMZ, RESULTING IN THE MAIMING OF TWO SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS PATROLLING THE SOUTH KOREAN SIDE OF THE DMZ.
LET US BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS VERY STRANGE SCENARIO . . .
First, the South Korean military commander overseeing that section of the DMZ must be either incompetent or a traitor to let North Korean agents plant mines on South Korea's side of the DMZ. This is almost impossible without some bizarre lapse of attention by the South, or some kind of collusion with the North. If the South sincerely believes in the trustworthiness of its commander of the DMZ, then it must also believe that North Korea could not have planted the mines. That leaves the South with only one LOGICAL CONCLUSION, the mines were planted either by its own rightwing zealots to ignite a war with the North that otherwise President Park would not allow, or by another country that has something to gain from a war between the North and the South, which may include their common historical enemy across the Sea of Japan. This, in fact, is more plausible than North Korea succeeding in planting mines in the South's side of the DMZ.
Secondly, the question that is key to the standoff is, WHAT ARE THE FACTS ON THE GROUND SAYING? No matter how plausible the accusations may sound, facts are often stranger than fiction, and must be the ultimate judge of who is right and who is wrong. If so, before the two sides go all out to destroy the other for its dishonesty and arrogance, they should seal off the entire area where the mines went off, enclose it with bullet proof glass walls and roof, ventilate it with air conditioners, and have Chinese forensic experts go through the whole area, under the supervision of South and North Korean observers. They would be surprised if they found clues that North Korean ammo might have been stolen from South Korean warehouses, or transported from across the sea from a third country, to simulate a North Korean hatchet job. Let the facts speak for themselves, and then, let the chips fall where they may.
BUT AT THE VERY LEAST, GIVE THE FACTS A CHANCE TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. AMEN!