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Comments on: Who sank the “Cheonan”? http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687 Roger Darlington's personal blog Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:25:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 By: The North Korean spy who blew up a plane – NightHawk http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687&cpage=1#comment-26066 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:25:05 +0000 http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687#comment-26066 […] South Korean ship the “Cheonan” with the loss of 46 lives, although – as I reported in this blog posting – many Chinese seemed doubtful about […]

By: What is happening on the Korean peninsula? – NightHawk http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687&cpage=1#comment-3687 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:25:58 +0000 http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687#comment-3687 […] There are repreated clashes between the two koreas but most of the time these are not reported in the world’s media. The most serious recent incident – which was, of course, comprehensively reported – was the sinking of the “Cheonan”,  something on which I blogged here. […]

By: A view from China http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687&cpage=1#comment-2143 Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:32:19 +0000 http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687#comment-2143 As for the relationship between China and North Korea, I think it is more than just the relationship between China and North Korea, it is ultimately the conflict between China and America.

As South Korea is an ally of the US, China wants to have North Korea as its ally and thus keeping itself a distance from “US territory” but at the same time, China does not want North Korea to become too strong militarily so that China no longer has the control of it.

This is why China was not supporting the North Korea in the issue of its nuclear development. China knows that the North Korea is quite unhappy about that, so China supported them in the Cheonan incident. In short, China’s relationship with North Korea is similar to America’s relationship with South Korea, and China wants to ensure its development by balancing its relationship with North Korea and America. China wants to have North Korea as its puppet and as a tool to challenge or compromise to the US.

By: A view from Asia http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687&cpage=1#comment-2075 Sun, 06 Jun 2010 17:32:06 +0000 http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=2687#comment-2075 Sinking of South Korean ship is really a sad incident if it is natural and a heinous act if it is an attack from any side. Killing of people should be condemned and should be prevented. But this is in fact a utopian wish which has no meaning in the world of realism, where personal interests reign supreme.

Korea peninsula has a great strategic importance in the sense that it lies between great powers in the region (Russia, Japan and China) where USA has physical presence. China is a strong ally and Russia also, to some extent of North Korea. USA and Japan have become the defenders of South Korea. These major powers have playing/playing very negative role in deteriorating relations between the North and South. I think the principle of “divide and rule” has changed to ‘divide and use” in the 21 century.

The major powers are playing their cards well to keep the Korea divided and hence to use its divided parts for defense of their personal interests. But they do not think that hostilely and war between the two countries will be major blow to the world peace.

The question is who sink the South Korean ship?

Despite the continuous denial of allegations by North Korea, I personally think that “Cheonan” has been attacked by North Korea. The reason might be that North Korea wished to stop the six-party talks. It is a practice of North Korea that it starts negotiations on nuclear program, then stops and again restarts. May be she is doing this to get time for its nuclear program.

We can not deny the roll of a third party in this accident as some one in the region or outside the region may be wished to keep the hostility hot and prevent both countries from developing good relations.

And the next question is why china is not condemning North Korea. The reason is simple, because, China does not want to lose her ally in the peninsula.

A Freedom Flotilla with peace activists carrying aid to Palestinians attacked by Israel. It was an attack on civilian and peace activities that had no arms and weapon. The super power of world whose constitution believes on equality and justice and which also claims for it, is calm on it and back up and trying to protect Israel in Security Council. On the other hand “Cheonan” a South Korean naval ship allegedly attacked by North Korea. USA is more active and aggressive in this case.

Dear Sir, why this double standard in this world?

The answer is simple. Realism.