Monday, May 14, 2012

Seoul Losing Patience with N.Korean Campaign of Abuse

The South Korean government says North Korea "has gone beyond reason" in its daily diet of verbal abuse of the Lee Myung-bak administration in the state media.

It is now a daily routine for North Korean military units to practice shooting and bayonet charge using pictures or effigies of Lee as targets. The North's official KCNA news agency last Friday reported on the People's Internal Security Forces, or armed police troops, letting dogs loose at a military dog training school so that they bit effigies of Lee and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin.

Late last month the news agency carried a vivid report of the damage Lee effigies sustained at organized rallies in various regions.

The government has been trying to ignore the bizarre campaign, but on Thursday Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk told reporters it "has gone beyond reason." Read More