The reason behind the recent bloodshed raging between North and South Korea, has been sensationally revealed by our man in the field Lenny Presbatyn.
Lenny told us by crackly video-phone, this afternoon "I have discovered that a high ranking official in the North Korean army lent, what appears to be a pencil, to an opposition officer in the South."
"He asked nicely for it back, but the pencil was not forthcoming, so the North started bombing the shit outta the South," at this point the picture was cut as a huge explosion erupted just yards from Lenny.
We managed to contact Lenny several hours later by mobile telephone, when he had made his way back to his hotel in Seoul.
He told us "the pencil seems to have been misplaced by the South Korean army, but they are not willing to publicly admit it at this point, they feel it would be an international embarrassment."
"The North Koreans have released a statement saying they don't care about the why's and wherefore's, they just want their pencil back."
Reason's as to why the pencil is so important are at this time unclear, but we have been informed categorically that a 'stand-in' or 'interim' pencil will not do.
More as we get it from Lenny Presbatyn, war correspondent and our 'man in the field.'