North vs. South
The North, seemingly wishes conflict. And has done so for years. They were the ones that torpedoed the South Korean vessel, a few days ago - and then claimed that they didn't do it.. Today the south took steps to increase sanction and bring about diplomatic parity but it all fell away like water from a duck's back.
In "1984", there is a backstory conflict between EastAsia and WestAsia. Society would be interrupted by telecast from Big Brother - who would appear, and warn us that the war would have a certain impact on our markets, our livelihood, or the availability of certain products. It was a veil. Fear was the primary vehicle of the war - the fear that evil would break its boundary. Fear of neglect, or want. The war was a manufactured commodity meant to keep people from escaping their boundary. The ever present threat became a cynical vehicle by which the masses were continually exploited.
There will be no war between the North and South. But the markets drifted downward, as if on cue ... I suppose, its easy to kill a market. And not so easy to make one.
We shall see, said the blind man.