Friday, March 18, 2005

Dispute over islands making some Koreans nuts

A recent row (no pun intended) between Japan and S. Korea over two tiny islands begs the question: does S. Korea need a timeout? They scrambled jets to intercept a Japanese civilian aircraft with a news crew, some Korean protesters have chopped off fingers in front of the Japanese embassy to protest Japanese claims to the two islands, and a cabinet minister questioned whether Japan has an intent to live peacefully with their neighbor. In short, S. Korea sounds more like a psycho girlfriend than the responsible democracy they are. This is no way for two allies in an increasingly tense part of the world to act. To quote my parents whenever I was throwing a tantrum - "Someone needs a nap." And get over WWII already.

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