My friend says, and I agree: “North Korea torpedoed the Cheonan in April and killed 46. Nothing came of it. They killed a couple American officers with an ax in the 70’s and nothing came of it. They’ve basically been rattling the cage since the 50’s knowing the whole time that all-out war would spell the end of North Korea. I’d be pretty shocked if this comparatively tiny event resulted in a war”

Generally I am pretty disgusted that this happened, but am also pretty doubtful that anything will come out of this. The US or the rest of the international community will probably not pay attention until NK gets uglier.