The shelling of Yeonpyeong was an artillery engagement between the North Korean military and South Korean forces stationed on Yeonpyeong Island on 23 November 2010. Following a South Korean artillery exercise on the island, North Korean forces fired around 170 artillery shells at Yeonpyeong. The shelling caused widespread damage on the island, killing four South Koreans and injuring 19. South Korea retaliated by shelling North Korean gun positions. The North Koreans subsequently claimed that they had responded to South Korean shells being recklessly fired into North Korean territorial waters. The incident caused an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompted widespread international condemnation of the North's actions. The United Nations declared it to be one of the most serious incidents since the end of the Korean War.
When it comes to tensions between countries, I do not care who's right or wrong or for whatever reasons the attacks were initiated for. As far as I'm concerned, both parties are in the wrong or are having problems which cannot be resolved for. It's kind of like a fight between a husband and wife, esp. with regard to the Koreans. Now, if you are a foreigner and trying to act like the police would as in family squabbles, you'd find that you had instead become their enemies! … more