The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said on Tuesday that artillery units tasked with striking US bases in Japan fired 4 ballistic missiles simultaneously under the watch of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
OK.. North Korea seems like they want to start a war against Japan.
It looks to me people are intentionally provoking the police and having fun. But, in the end, they will accuse the use of excessive force by police or whatever. I’m sure they(rioters) will try to victimize themselves. In a way, that became a “Korean way”.
WOW. It’s 2:33. The streaming has been shut down right after I saw an ambulance! Both of the links are now dead. That was weird…
2:50 am The first link is up again. Seems like a news reporter (women) got hurt. Detail unknown. <- This turned out to be one of the many false rumors.
Huh? I think South Korean just don’t understand what “democracy” is all about. MANY South Koreans says democracy is demonstration. Stupid. Violent demonstration and riot are nothing to do with democracy.
This is not about US beef. This is more complex. I think pro-north leftist is behind all this, but the problem lies within the people who are easily manipulated by propaganda. I hate to say it, but South Koreans tend to become irrational as I mentioned before.
South Korea to revise distorted history school textbook. again.. (South Korea has been revising history textbooks almost every year) But, this time, it’s going in the better direction.
Unlike Japanese school textbooks, the Korean history textbook has been written by its government. So there is only one propaganda like government-made history book in South Korea. The South Korean textbook is full of distortion and anti-everything ideologies. (eg. Anti-Capitalism, Anti-America, Anti-Japan)
To hide this fact, Korean governments has been busy attacking Japanese for distorting its textbook. But this time, with new leader Lee Myung-bak, South Korea is going to fix Korean textbook instead of attacking other books.
This is a good thing. However.. South Korean government is known to use/fuel nationalism for distracting from the domestic problems. Roh Moo-hyeon was notorious for his demagogy. Now Lee Myung-bak faces whole lot of problems and approval rating is going down from 70% to 20% in a short period of time. Given some excuse, he might as well start fueling ugly nationalism and use anti-something tactics anytime. But I’m really hoping he is much smarter than previous Korean presidents.
The spread of groundless rumors and exaggerated facts through Web portals has amplified public angst over controversial issues.
Many of the groundless scare stories successfully make a provocative emotional appeal to Web users, often putting a heavy burden on the new administration. Given the political hue of these stories, some have raised questions over who have instigated such scares in the first place.