The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul on Thursday morning (local time).
And man, does it look gruesome. While it's not a life-threatening injury, it's still a scary one. I don't know the full details of why it happened yet, but it seems that a man armed with a small razor blade attacked Lippert during a speech in Seoul. The assailant proclaimed "No to War Training" before pushing Lippert on a table and attacking.
There has already been a suspect detained. This man, last name Kim, has shown in the past that he is against war training when he threw stones at the Japanese Ambassador to South Korea during another time of war training drills. He was jailed for two years over that incident.
The attack seems to be a reaction to the joint US-South Korea war training that began earlier this week, but it's still chilling to hear that the ambassador was attacked in such a brutal way. Even if the assailant was against war, is the right way to end war's violence more violence?