^I was to an extend yes, but I try to be objective and follow the issues as they evolve. Let me be clear I'm not rooting for the crazy north.
Whoa whoa buddy... nothing was provoked. As a South Korean president, how to you provide aide to your enemy after they sunk and killed 46 soldiers on one of your ships? Even then, the president still provided some aide.
North Korea blames the south for driving them "to the bring of war". The provocation being the live-fire military drill near the disputed maritime border that they had repeatedly warned the South not to go ahead with. Moreover, Pyongyang has accused the south of bolstering their military ties with the US as a precursor to invasion.
None of this should come as a surprise as on august 3, 2010, N.Korea had vowed to launch an attack to thwart any proposed S.Korean Naval drills.
Whats absolutely fascinating is the call by Obama/US (as well as UN, China etc) for peace and restraint in the Korean peninsula, while at the same time agreeing to hold more joint military exercises in response to the Norths.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with the above response as the ball was clearly in the South/US's court, and their options were limited to a full retaliatory attack, to do nothing, or to continue and strengthen their military drills to show resolve. I feel this to be the appropriate measure.
I take no sides, I just look at the facts that while everyone is trying to "maintain peace and show restraint", you have the south/us fanning the fires with live-fire military drills in disputed borders. The north has denied the attacks on the submarine and has called for a new inquiry with their support and involvement, so as far as I'm concerned this issue is still unresolved. I don't take the North as one to not take credit where credit is due.
edit: Also, I think the drills were a response to the revelations of the north's uranium enrichment program to a US nuclear scientist, while the artillery attack was an attempt to bring everyone back to the negotiation table. Politics I tell you