According to Reuters, earlier today, Mike Mullen flew into Seoul and met with his counterparts in South Korea. During a press conference, he said the U.S. and South Korean militaries would avoid doing anything which would trigger a conflict with the North.
Look who’s bowing down before the incomparable might of North Korea.
Mullen also tried in vain to use the attack on Yeonpyeong to draw Japan closer to America and away from China. He demanded that Japan participate in the military exercises with America and South Korea. When talking about the military exercise, he said the following.
“It is my hope that, to the degree possible, these will include participation by your neighbors and partners, in particular the Japanese,” said Mullen.
And on the other hand, he tried to lump China in with North Korea, arguing that they were buddies. Therefore, China needed to do something to prevent North Korea from committing further provocations.
“China has unique influence,” said Mullen. “Therefore, they bear unique responsibility.”
Would history repeat itself? Would the attack on Yeonpyeong be a Korean War light?
By now Mullen should have realized that history does not repeat itself. Sometimes it doesn’t even rhyme.