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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before I begin pouring my heart out for the second time, I would like to invite you to click on the "Follow" button on this blog.  You should find it towards the bottom of the blog on the left hand side.  When you follow a blog you are notified of new posts and you can decide whether or not you want to make a return visit.  Welcome to Expatsagain, a blog of our journey to a new land, a new life, and all that comes with it.
Each Wednesday I "Pour My Heart Out" about something that has been on my mind.  Last week I discussed how seven year-old girls did a dance routine to Beyonce's "Single Ladies."  Many of my readers were of like mind when they commented that it was very sad that these talented young ladies had inappropriate costumes for their age and inappropriate dance moves, they really didn't need it. Their talent speaks for itself.  Thank you for all of your comments and lively discussion about this topic.

This week, I'm going to discuss the tensions between the two Korea's because of an international crisis by the sinking in March 2010 of a South Korean warship after an explosion that killed 46 sailors.  Seoul claims that it has overwhelming evidence to prove that Pyongyang sank one of it's navy ships. 
 North Korea denies involvement in the sinking of the warship and says the findings were a "fabrication." (Telegraph.co.uk)
Today things are beginning to escalate and retaliatory sanctions are beginning to be raise their ugly heads. 
I may be very naive about international politics, but it looks like it's the world v.s. North Korea and it's only ally, China.
Again, being a bit naive, it has occurred to me that it is incumbent upon South Korea and the U.N. to make their evidence public for all to see.  They really need to publish their findings in every major newspaper and news program so that there is absolutely no question that North Korea is guilty as charged.  To me, this is the only way to make the world aware of what has happened.  Then, the Chinese will have to choose the best action to take. Side with the world or support North Korea and face condemnation from the rest of the world.  It seems quite simple--to me.


C said...

At this point, the only internationally legal way to go about war would be to have the Security Council of the UN agree to it. Since China is one of the veto members of the SC, they will likely veto any talk of military action against NK. Which would not and has not stopped the US from acting outside of international law (see Iraq) but would be another disaster for peace. Hoping it all works out for the better, in any case.

Expats Again said...

C, I'm with you and hope it all works out for the better, but as we speak tensions are rising. I hope restraint can be exercised on both sides. Having lived in China though, I am not surprised that they are noncommital at best when confronted by Hillary Clinton with the indisputable evidence of the objective investigators. During our stay they purposefully hid evidence of SARS until the world pressured them into action.

swenglishexpat said...

I absolutely agree. Tell us! The scary thing though is that the North have nuclear weapons as well. I hope they keep their cool.