At 1/19/03 09:18 PM, Recon_Rebel wrote:
What's the overall atmosphere there Drimarki? Is South Korea preparing for war? I heard that North Korea placed a lot of military equipment (especially artillery) along the demilitarized zone. Finally Drimarki, what's your feelings on this issue? I mean holy crap bud, you LIVE there!
One thing is certain, South Korea is definitely not preparing for war. Our would-be-president, Roh Moo Hyun, is advocating peace solution for this nuclear issue, unless there is some skirmishes, I don't think South Korea will go to war situation.
For the overall atmosphere in South Korea, the people are behaving just like normal day, except they talk a lot more about North Korea and their nuclear issue. For example, my father constantly talks about the issue and how the government should have done to solve the crisis. Also, in school, they let us think about the issue and how, if I was the president, to solve this issue. The newspapers constantly say about North Korea and how Roh Moo Hyun will do and how the world feels about it. The professors from various universities keeps writing in the newspaper how we should deal with the current situation. When I look at the news in TV, out of 60 minutes, 10 to 15 minutes are spent on North Korea.
I feel that our president is doing the right thing. I don't think there should be a war. What North Korea wants to do is to talk and negotiate with United States and get the best term out of it. To achieve that, North Korea is doing various things to pressure United States. Some examples include getting out of NPT and uninstalling IADA security cameras. I believe that United States must talk out and reverse the issue back to normal. The relations between North and South Korea quickly declined after United States started to pressurize North Korea. Friendship is what we want, and to regain that friendship, United States must talk out like in 1993 crisis with Clinton.