By Jean H. Lee, Associated Press Writer – Thu May 20, 12:22 pm ET
SEOUL, South Korea – "North Korea, accused of waging the deadliest attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War, flatly denied sinking a warship Thursday and warned that retaliation would mean "all-out war."
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"If (South Korea) tries to deal any retaliation or punishment, or if they try sanctions or a strike on us .... we will answer to this with all-out war," [Col. Pak In Ho] told APTN."
Anyone care to make a wager on whether this is hot air or a real threat? I can tell you this; both of those choices would be wrong. I don't see an all-out war but I do see something that would lead to war. Somebody needs to step on NK once and for all.