Overhead on CNN.com: Tired of North Korea’s threats
North Korea reacted with threats after South Korea marked the first anniversary of the Yeonpyeong Island attacks November 23.
November 25th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

Overhead on CNN.com: Tired of North Korea’s threats

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Comment of the morning:

“What a sad situation. They are all Koreans with family on both sides of that once one nation.“ -isallwon

North Korea threatens South Korea

Another round of threats from North Korea came a day after South Korea staged exercises near Yeonpyeong Island, marking the anniversary of the North's deadly shelling that killed two marines and two civilians. In response to the South’s exercises, the North's military threatened "a sea of fire" upon the South's presidential office.

CNN.com readers had plenty to say about the ongoing conflict in the region.

Some readers said the North’s response was predictable.

TheEZD said, “Every so often, North Korea must think ‘Hey, I have not been in the news lately, time to send another warning to the south/world for (rolls dice) military exercises!’”

GODis responded, “Then the following week, they are asking for handouts again to feed their starving people, and then the food, medicine goes straight to the military. Enough is enough, 60 years of this BS. The Generals in the North Korean military don't even talk to each other, they are only concerned with the state of their own little kingdom, within the larger kingdom.”

Mike881j said, “The South sends food and supplies to the North, and the North sends threats back South. One day the world is going to be sick of the constant threats and war mongering by the North and finally stamp out that awful regime.”

LouisSilex said, “Not them again ! I thought China had bought that place or something!"

CNN.com readers debated what China would do if a full-scale war broke out between the two countries.

Brad76 said, “China does NOT want America near China's border. China would more than likely defend North Korea, they've done it once they'll do it again. This is simply not worth the loss of human life, and waging war while financially unstable is not wise. Time to wake up to reality.”

Callahan9119 said, “The North couldn't sustain a war effort for more than a couple weeks. No, food, fuel, parts, infrastructure, communications. They have nothing. If they initiated a war nobody, including China, would help them.”

pbzekeg said, “I agree. China will not surrender all what they have gained in the last 20 years to save North Korean. It the North attack the South the War will be over in less than 4 weeks. I served in Korea in 1958 and 1962 and I can tell you the South is READY.”

Callahan9119 said, “This isn't the 60's, if the North did something big they would cut bait. China is already sick of them. They get something if the North is just belligerent, they gain nothing from a war, in fact they lose. Millions of people would flee into China.”

Other readers simply lamented the threat of war.

tomn8r said, “Too bad we can't all just get along eh? sucks that we have to always spend zillions on weapon systems. money that could be used to make this little rock a complete paradise 4all. nothing we can do about it though – most of us can't even get along with our own family and neigbours to expect us 2 get along with totally different cultures/religions/ etc.

What to do? nothing. There's nothing we can do. We (humans) are programmed to fight. It's in the DNA.”

TheBossSaid responded, “If viruses destroy cells at the microcosm level, what do you expect from higher life forms?”

Do your views align with these commenters' thoughts? Post a comment below, or sound off on video.

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. gung hoe

    Ya know what g p your a spinless idiot

    November 25, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Herkimer Schwartz

    I know he just hijacked me on another thread. And it's definitely GP.
    Has your, ahem, company left yet? Are you still finding post its ?

    November 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    lmmfao the audacity of the pudwhackin idiot! Gonna try it again even ur a moron too george cuz you are the biggest teapartian screw up dikwad! 🙂

    November 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    yea she has, yes i am? bobcat? and hey there georgie porgie, how bout instead of stealin my name you just steal my mum instead! ill go easier on you ya foolio lmao

    November 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Herkimer Schwartz

    Yeah, I'm jumping around my names tonite to see if he can keep up.
    With all those post its, you should be able to make a small bon fire and roast some marshmallows. Hell make some smores while your at it.

    November 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Bye guys gonna watch shrek

    November 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Herkimer Schwartz

    Later gung hoe. Come on back later. We'll get you updated.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    nite gung hoe im not gonna be on long i gotta get up earlier than the birds. prolly check back every once in awhile since the insomnia issue dont care what time i gotta get up

    November 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. leeintulsa

    Dear china,

    have i got a deal for you. You can have north korea for taiwan. Kind of a screwed up society, but they will fit in better than the tiawanese..

    November 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thelma Lou Brickmore

    Hi, chrissy, hi, bobcat (iah), bye, gung hoe.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Thelma Lou Brickmore

    @leeintulsa: lol.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    good one thelma

    November 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Herkimer Schwartz

    Hey Thelma
    Don't let the name fool you I am aka bobcat. I got a troll gunning for me tonite, so I'm jumping around on my names.
    I use this this one for hanukah. Ah, who am I kidding, I just like the way it sounds.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Thelma Lou Brickmore

    @Herkimer Schwartz:
    Don't let the name fool you; I got trolled by GP, too.
    I think my name is as outragous as yours, wink wink, nudge nudge, say nothing more.

    chrissy, I see you survived Alvin and Red Thursday, lmao!

    November 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    I know right! Whoot whoot! Lol i knew that was gonna come in handy but i knew who you were when i said good one thelma lmmfao and you guys didnt read post # 7? The only way he wins is if you cave ya know. Now i hope he figured out i AINT backin down! 🙂

    November 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
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