Wednesday, March 20, 2013

at it again?

The Marmot's Hole, Korea's premier Koreablog, is reporting that South Korea may be under massive cyberattack at this very moment. I imagine that, if this is true, it's a retaliation for a blackout suffered by North Korea only days ago—a blackout that the North blames on the South. Truth is the first casualty in any war, and I have no way of knowing whether the assault on North Korea actually came from South Korea; some of the online scuttlebutt suggested the attack on the North may have come from China, of all places, or that North Korea may even have targeted itself.

The North's current offensive (assuming, of course, that it is an attack and that it is from the North) may be part of an ongoing campaign of intensified saber-rattling; some talking heads are openly wondering whether North Korea, under its new, young, and impetuous leadership, might be "more serious" this time around. We'll see. The 2010 sinking of the Cheonan and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island seemed way more serious to me, so it's going to take quite a bit to convince me that the North's belligerence is any more belligerent than it has been. If a few artillery shells hit some tall glass buildings in downtown Seoul, then I'll be convinced. Not to make light of the many people who died in those two 2010 incidents, but in the larger scheme of things, even those affairs were minor.

My suggestion: float a bomb onto a couple North Korean landmarks. The Pyongyang Arch of Triumph, for one. The stadium where the Arirang ceremony is held, for another. The huge statue of that fat fuck, Kim Il-sung, for a third. And a nice, big bomb in that stupid mausoleum might be a good idea, too.


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