Monday, February 28, 2011

The Propaganda Wars Continue Between North & South Korea

Photo: Balloons carrying propaganda leaflets are floated into North Korea from Imjingak in Paju, Gyeonggi Province near the demilitarized zone on Feb. 16, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's 70th birthday.

Propaganda Wars: South Korea Tries 'Balloon Diplomacy' With Northern Neighbors -- Time Magazine

As part of its ongoing campaign to win over North Koreans, South Korea has once again turned to "balloon diplomacy," sending gas-filled balloons skyward with messages and goodies in tow. Although the exact content of the messages is not known, they are believed to reference recent anti-government protests in Egypt and Libya.

According to Reuters, the campaign is aimed at inciting North Koreans to think about "change." It's not quite “Yes We Can,” but perhaps it's a start? Maybe, though few seem optimistic that the Hermit Kingdom will rise up against its Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il.

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More News On The Conflict Between North & South Korea

North Korea threatens military action over South's campaign -- Reuters
North Korea threatens Seoul with 'sea of fire' -- ABC News (Australia)
North Korea threatens 'firing attacks' on South over leaflets about Mideast turmoil -- Washington Post
N. Korea Threatens South on Balloon Propaganda -- New York Times
South Korea Prods North by Dropping Leaflets Telling of Mideast Protests -- Bloomberg
UPDATE 1-S.Korea leaflets tell North of Egypt, but change unlikely -- Reuters
North Korea, South Korea standoff heats up as war games begin -- Christian Science Monitor
SKorea, US begin drills amid NKorea threat -- ABC News
US, South Korea Begin Military Drill Amid North Korean War Threats -- Voice of America

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