Denouncing a regular routine naval shooting drill near the Yeong-peon island, North Korea unleashed a violent provocation: a barrage of 180 artillery shells. North Korea's mindless and merciless attack resulted in devastating consequences: 2 soldiers and 2 civilians killed, 20 injured, 20 houses burned down, and electricity and communication equipments partially destroyed. North Korea concentrated its attack on military facilities and a civilian village. We can therefore safely assume that this attack was planned and intentional. An indiscriminate attack on civilians... this is obviously a violent military provocation. However, China is siding with North Korea, again. Instead of criticizing North Korea's hereditary succession of power and their ruthless actions to maintain the system, China is on North Korea's side. It's truly beyond my comprehension. Even now, North Korea is threatening South Korea. Actions like this not only threatens the peace of the Korean peninsula but also the peace of the entire world. UN Security Council and the international community including China and Russia must condemn North Korea and make North Korea take responsibility for its actions so that North Korea can never commit violent provocations again.