Today, they were able to raise the Cheonan from the deeps of the Yellow Sea. They found the bodies of over 30 sailors. According the Korea Times, experts have fairly well concluded that the explosion which cleft the ship in twain likely came from an external source. You can read that article here. The investigation is now in the hands of international experts, eight from the USA and three from Australia. So far, they have concluded that it was possibly a torpedo or from a sea mine, either one from the Korean War period which was not cleared up or one from North Korea which had drifted southwards.
Among some of my Korean friends, there are nagging questions that perhaps North Korea did this. While North Korea isn’t saying anything about it, one wonders what will happen if they are indeed responsible. Generally, this would be something that Kim Jong-il would have to authorize and something he would probably be involved with. If North Korea did do this, it wouldn’t be the first time that he has taken South Korean lives.