It is kind of hard to say who initiated the attack.
The multiple sides clamoring for power after WW2
were not polite about it.
Lets face it the Japanese left a big political void.
The next layers take it and fight.
There was so much provacation alliances finaly developed
what finally became a North versus South Civil War.
Both sides did a great job of suckering the major powers
into fighting for them.
In the final analysis I do not think Russia, China or the UN
really wanted to have anything to do with the war.
All made a big committment but not enough to
go outright and win it for their side.
I guess we just have a different perspective on the War.
Please don't pretend that you know more about Korean War
than others in this List! We need to be a little more humble in
acknowledging our ignorance about the origin of the War.
Although many Americans assume that the North attacked the South on
June 25, there have been some good scholars and journalists, like IF Stone,
who thought that the South initiated the attack. And I don't think
we can definitely say as yet that their theory is completely wrong.