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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 28th, 2013 at 5:20 am

Pro-US Military Activists Pose as Leftist Protesters

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This is pretty funny:

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The two Okinawan protesters wore Chinese military fatigues, and their compact car was plastered with anti-U.S. military placards and portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, current leader Kim Jong Un and the father of Chinese communism, Mao Zedong.
Loudspeakers on the car roof railed against the United States and blasted slogans for China and North Korea to thousands of Okinawans who gathered last month to protest Tokyo’s support of the large number of U.S. bases on the island.

But things are not always what they appear on Okinawa, where a growing intensity in the two political pressures on the remote Japanese prefecture — frustration over U.S. military bases and renewed threats from abroad, mainly China’s growing influence in the region — can lead down a disorienting corridor of smoke and mirrors.
Kiyotaka Itaya, who was in the slogan-blasting car, calls that protest and other recent extremist pro-China and pro-North Korea demonstrations on Okinawa the “curveball” tactic.
The 65-year-old retiree actually belongs to a pro-U.S. military, nationalist Okinawan group called the Council to Create a New Japan Constitution.

He and 20 other group members stage the fake leftist protests amid real demonstrations, hoping to undermine the anti-U.S. military movement on the island and repel more moderate Okinawan activists by associating the opposition with China and North Korea, Itaya told Stars and Stripes. (Stars and Stripes)

You can read more at the link, but I cannot remember anyone in Korea trying this? Has anyone else seen this tried in Korea?

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  • Pete
    4:31 am on May 28th, 2013 1

    I doubt this has been tried in SK. The “protest” would have waaay to many real supporters.

  • John in NY
    6:04 am on May 28th, 2013 2

    You can’t remember anyone in Korea trying this? How about, you can’t remember anyone anywhere trying this!

  • Liz
    10:02 am on May 28th, 2013 3

    Funny, and smart.

    I often wonder if this isn’t more common than we realize though. I mean, Colbert does this sort of thing for a living. It’s a pretty effective tactic.

  • Liz
    10:10 am on May 28th, 2013 4

    For Game of thrones enthusiasts:

    Sansa to Littlefinger: “And Lyn Corbray?”

    Littlefinger: “Ser Lyn will remain my implacable enemy. He will speak of me with scorn and loathing to every man he meets, and lend his sword to every secret plot to bring me down.”

    Sansa: “And how shall you reward him for this service?”

    Littlefinger laughed aloud. “With gold and boys and promises, of course. Ser Lyn is a man of simple tastes….”

  • Bobby Ray
    10:45 am on May 28th, 2013 5

    When there is a peaceful protest and then a few agitators start making a ruckus and then the riot police start giving a whumping cause the protest turned into a riot, this here kind of thing aint so funny when you later find out them agitators were actually undercover police. I reckon them false flag operations are a bunch of conspiracy theory except when they aint.

  • Landry
    6:25 pm on May 28th, 2013 6

    probalby illegal in South Korea to plaster a car with the NORKS.


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