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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on October 23rd, 2012 at 7:28 am

Fighters For A Free North Korea Release Balloons Across DMZ Despite North Korean Threats

One of my favorite activist groups, Fighters For A Free North Korea continue to get under the skin of the Kim regime in North Korea as they are once again threatening military retaliation against the group:

Old Yonhap file photo of a propaganda balloon launch.

South Korea’s military is on high alert Monday after North Korea threatened to strike a border area if anti-Pyongyang activists fly propaganda leaflets from there into the communist nation later in the day.

The Fighters for Free North Korea, a civic group composed of North Korean defectors, plan to send 200,000 leaflets by balloons from Imjingak near the Demilitarized Zone at 11 a.m despite drizzling rain, according to the event organizer, Park Sang-hak.  [Yonhap]

These threats against Fighters For A Free North Korea is nothing new and the North Koreans even tried to assassinate the group’s leader Park Sang-hak.  The North Koreans have also made many verbal threats against Park as well as sending their leftist goons within South Korea to assault him.  Once again though Park and his crew were not intimidated by the latest North Korean threats as they released the latest balloons from Ganghwa Island:

About 10 North Korean defectors said Monday they had floated tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets as they brushed off the North’s latest threats of military attacks.

The defectors announced on a Web site that they launched balloons carrying about 120,000 leaflets at 6 p.m. from South Korea’s western island of Gangwha, which is close to North Korea.

Park Sang-hak, who has led a high-profile campaign to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets for years, said separately the leaflets criticized North Korea’s second hereditary power transfer.  [Yonhap]

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  • Glans
    9:18 am on October 23rd, 2012 1

    The puppet police did their incompetent best to stop the balloon launch, so I hope Kim Jong-Un will be merciful.

  • samsungsue
    4:00 pm on October 23rd, 2012 2

    They should have faked out the fat boy up North by making a big show of stopping this launch while others were launching even more balloons from other sites. That way the LMB administration can say they TRIED to stop those dang blasted balloon launchers but they’re always one step ahead.

  • Teadrinker
    5:19 pm on October 23rd, 2012 3

    So, where’s the strike North Korea was making? Further proof that North Korea is all bark and no bite. Hell, their long range missile, the one that blew up 45 seconds after lift off looked like they had raided old Chinese and Soviet Cold War era junk piles to build it…which experts say they did. The only danger North Korea represents is that it could collapse any day now. Just imagine how much it would cost South Korea to clean up the pollution, rebuild the infrastructure, provide healthcare for millions of people who’ve never received any, and educate the North Koreans who have no marketable skills. You’re talking trillions of dollars spent over at least a generation. It would screw the South Korean economy bad.

  • Teadrinker
    5:20 pm on October 23rd, 2012 4

    Correction, not making but threatening…

  • Teadrinker
    5:22 pm on October 23rd, 2012 5

    #2,

    Isn’t it really what they did? The activists allowed the government to stop them by advertising in advance where they were planning on launching them, and then turning around and going to another spot the next day.

  • Hot Stuff
    7:56 pm on October 23rd, 2012 6

    #3, how soon you forget:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Yeonpyeong

  • Teadrinker
    10:21 pm on October 23rd, 2012 7

    #6,

    Actually, that was a pretty pathetic. Certainly not the “rain of fire” they keep threatening us with.

  • G.I. G.I. Joe
    10:53 pm on October 23rd, 2012 8

    #3 “The only danger North Korea represents is that it could collapse any day now. Just imagine how much it would cost South Korea to clean up the pollution, rebuild the infrastructure, provide healthcare for millions of people who’ve never received any, and educate the North Koreans who have no marketable skills.

    I suspect that Korea will have what is effectively a “one Korea, separate but equal policy” for a generation. :roll:

  • Conway Eastwood
    1:41 am on October 24th, 2012 9

    I heard these balloons just float east into the sea?

  • Teadrinker
    5:58 am on October 24th, 2012 10

    #8,

    That would still be a mess in itself.

 

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