Tag Archives: South Korea

No surprise: Park Chung Hee’s daughter will run for presidency

No surprise, indeed! The news that the leading party Saenuri will field Park Guen hye, daughter of dictator Park Chung Hee, as its candidate for the presidency should bring a chorus of yawns. Saenuri replaced the Grand National Party in … Continue reading

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South Korea goes to the polls in the midst of Lee Myung bek’s ‘Watergate’

Today, 11 April 2012, South Korea votes in a new parliament in an atmosphere shrouded in deep government scandal. Newspapers are calling it South Korea’s ‘Watergate’ for it dirty tricks, secretly spying on the opposition, and the like–tactics reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Obama tries to sells an Edsel to North Korea

With his client South Korea’s president Lee Myung bak by his side, president Barack Obama tried selling an ‘Edsel’ of economic success to North Korea as the World Nuclear confab in Seoul wound done. The Ford Motor Company’s ‘Edsel’ sold … Continue reading

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Who’s missing an opportunity, president Obama?

Grandly, president Obama at the World Nuclear confab in Seoul, warned the DPRK that it was missing the boat if it stuck to its plans to launch a satellite in mid April during celebrations of founder Kim Il Sung’s 100 … Continue reading

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Cheap shot at DMZ: Obama plays tin star marshall at Korea’s 38 parallel

Looking serious, stern, and very much like an old fashioned school marm, president Obama, protected behind bullet proof glass, pointed a warning figure at the DPRK across Korea’s 38 parallel. He warned the Kim Jong eun regime of living up … Continue reading

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Raising North Korea’s hackles at World Confab in Seoul

Intemperate as North Korea’s warnings to ‘declare war if its nuclear policy is criticised, may be, it is almost a sure bet that at the World Nuclear Summit that will be held in Seoul, South Korea on 26 March will … Continue reading

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Don’t cavil about North Korea. The US and South Korea only have themselves to blame

The launch of North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-3 rocket to put a satellite in space is part and parcel of the 100 birthday celebration of its founder Kim Il Sung’ birth. How else can you send up a satellite into orbit but on … Continue reading

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