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North Korea upset over ‘birthday’ balloons

Earlier this month, I posted an item about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s birthday and the “birthday balloons” sent up north by member of the South Korean government and activist groups.

Well, as it turns out, Mr. Kim doesn’t like balloons. At least not those with propaganda pamphlets and instant noodles attached.

From the Korea Times:

“The ongoing psychological warfare … is a treacherous deed and a wanton challenge to the demand of the times and desire of all the fellow countrymen to bring about a new phase … through all-round dialogue and negotiations,” a North Korean military official told the regime’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

A defense official said the North warned of firing on South Korean facilities involved in “psychological warfare” in a “self-defense action,” unless the South suspends its propaganda campaign.

This talk probably won’t deter South Korea, which is set on releasing another round of balloons soon, containing information about the revolts spreading across the Middle East.


2 thoughts on “North Korea upset over ‘birthday’ balloons”

  1. Joan says:

    I definitely learned about a lot of this, but never the less, I still thought it had been valuable. Good post!

  2. Poppa says:

    Thank you so much for these long awaited picretus. They are all so cute. The cake looked yummy. I wish I could have been there to enjoy some of it.I’m impressed with all your friends. I’m so glad you have found such good friends there.

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