No Christmas tree will be lit up this year on the DMZ:
In the spirit of love and peace, the Demilitarized Zone will not be lit up like a Christmas tree this holiday season as it has in years past.
The Military Evangelical Association of Korea had sought approval from the South Korea Ministry of National Defense to light three giant towers in the shape of Christmas trees at different points about two miles south of the North Korean border.
However, the request has been withdrawn in the wake of protests from South Koreans who live near the DMZ, who said they were afraid the displays might prompt the North to fire in the direction of the lights, especially given the added incentive it might have to cause trouble in advance of the South’s Dec. 19 presidential election. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read the rest at the link, but I think this proves that North Korean terrorism is effective since the people living on the DMZ are afraid of getting shelled or shot at like the people on Yeonpyeong Island. Regardless for some reason North Korea has yet to be added to the State Department’s terrorism list.