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

Editor's note: Readers have a lot to say about stories, and we're listening. Overheard on CNN.com is a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

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. George©

    Dearest Bombo, you have to remember to use !!! .
    I *thought* that was you....

    November 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    LOL THAT WAS NOT ME EARLIER! IM JUST WRITING ON HERE BUT GONG HOE WAS RIGHT I DONT ADVOCATE JUST BOMBING N KOREA! THE STUPID TROLL USING MY NAME FAILED TO REALISE I DID SERVE IN US ARMY I DID GO TO SOUTH KOREA AT CAMP CASEY NEAR THE DMZ NEAR

    November 26, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    (FORGIVE THE BAD SPELLING) JEJAMBU OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT! IM LIB AND A DEMOCRAT BUT I HAVE AND WILL FIGHT FOR MY COUNTRY! AND LIKE GUNG HOE SAID THE WARRIOR SPIRIT STAYS WITH YOU! THANK YOU MY BROTHER !

    November 26, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ s kel, what years were you there? just curious.

    November 26, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kevin

    I am no defender of N. Korea, but the fact that S. Korea and the US have war games about 4 times per year, right on the border line, where the North can see them, doesn't exactly help matters either. No matter what, let's not get yet another war going. We've got enough already.

    November 26, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. ***Dude***

    Next is Syria,
    Then North Korea,
    Then canada.
    Eh' ya hosers

    November 26, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. bio dome

    @ Kevin, Your absolutely correct! Well said.

    November 26, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mmmmm

    chrissy I do not agree with your position...at all...for your idealogy of neutrality is really indifference. you history buffs out there already know america did take at one time did take "what does that have to do with me" stance...and guess what...it did not work. not every agression has to resolve with a bullet and a gun it can also be resolve with a plowshed: hardwork and patience...but you need to remember it is VERY true for evil to prevail good men have to do nothing. the hatred against america not only has to do with its blessings and love for God it is also hated for its love of Neighbor...this the foundation of america and its charisma is its charitable willingness to defend those virtues with its life and its blood. God Bless America Always!

    November 26, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    and i dont agree with the U.S. engaging in yet another useless battle that has absolutely NOTHING to do with us! We have far more pressing matters to deal with at the moment, and we are NOT financially sound enough to police the world!

    November 26, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ....BONNNK!...wrong again...America has more than enough capital and resources...we are the MOST generous nation on this planet. Our elected officials need to stop selling us out to the highest bidders...

      November 26, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mmmmm

    ...on another note President Obama...shame on you...for NOT giving thanks to God for this great nation in your thanksgiving address. Every great President of the US has acknowledged to world and its citizens the American Pie and how it gets to the table in principle...except you...take from you predecessor:

    “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”

    Abe Lincoln

    November 26, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      shame on you for attributing blessings and wealth of our country to the efforts of man alone...that is what communist do in flag and motto waving their violent sickle and fists to heaven on a pole saying there is no god but man...you don't speak for my household...we are one nation under God and he has a Hand in USA's blessings...

      November 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ mmmmm on that I AM in total agreement with you. Thanksgiving has totally shifted from what it was intended for! Just as Christmas has gotten too comercialized now so has Thanksgiving.

    November 26, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    Umm.. Thanksgiving is not even remotely a religious holiday. The pilgrims thanked the indians for helping them survive in a strange world, and the indians thanked the americans for not slaughtering them yet..

    Aren't there enough religious holidays for you people and your god smack?

    November 26, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      It is a National Holiday and a national call to its citizens to give thanks to the Almighty God for the United States of America. It is one of the most pratriotic thing one can do which is to pray and give thanks for one's country. There is no other place I know as a nation that personally call it's entire people to pray give thanks to God as a Nation!

      November 26, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @mmmmm: the entire middle east calls their whole nations to give thanks every day, several times a day.. If that's the society you would prefer, that whole region and even parts of africa would be perfect for you..

      Apparently, it's done them alot of good lo these many years.. All the peace, love, and joy.. Place is thick with it.

      November 26, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mmmmm

    52
    “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our ancestors,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;
    And blessed is your holy and glorious name,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.
    53
    Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,
    praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.
    54
    Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
    55
    Blessed are you who look into the depths
    from your throne upon the cherubim,
    praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
    56
    Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,
    praiseworthy and glorious forever.
    57
    Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord,
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    58
    Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord,
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    59
    You heavens, bless the Lord,
    praise and exalt him above all forever.a
    60
    All you waters above the heavens, bless the Lord,
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    61
    All you powers, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    62
    Sun and moon, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    63
    Stars of heaven, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    64
    Every shower and dew, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    65
    All you winds, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    66
    Fire and heat, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    67
    Cold and chill, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    68
    Dew and rain, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    69
    Frost and chill, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    70
    Hoarfrost and snow, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    71
    Nights and days, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    72
    Light and darkness, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    73
    Lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    74
    Let the earth bless the Lord,
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    75
    Mountains and hills, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    76
    Everything growing on earth, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    77
    You springs, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    78
    Seas and rivers, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    79
    You sea monsters and all water creatures, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    80
    All you birds of the air, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    81
    All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    82
    All you mortals, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    83
    O Israel, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    84
    Priests of the Lord, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    85
    Servants of the Lord, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    86
    Spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    87
    Holy and humble of heart, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    88
    Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael, bless the Lord;
    praise and exalt him above all forever.
    For he has delivered us from Sheol,
    and saved us from the power of death;
    He has freed us from the raging flame
    and delivered us from the fire.
    89
    Give thanks to the Lord, who is good,
    whose mercy endures forever.
    90
    Bless the God of gods, all you who fear the Lord;
    praise and give thanks,
    for his mercy endures forever.”

    November 26, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. ronvan

    Some things are not going to change unless a miracle comes along! NOT in our lifetime, I think. Coldest I have ever been, 68, Blue Lancer Valley & the DMZ!

    November 26, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    lmao @ lee, apparantly we got lost along the way eh? ended up on the wrong blog anyway

    November 26, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
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