The North Koreans seem to like using brinkmanship to get their way but they may well be sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
It was no real shock to see that they had shelled an island under South Korean control. killing two soldiers and wounding nearly a score of others. Still their actions are incomprehensible to this blogger.
What the hell do they think they will achieve? Do they want war to engulf the peninsula? Perhaps Kim Jong il really wants to go out with a bang.