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Bah! Humbug!

And while we’re all getting in the Christmas Spirit, how about some holiday cheer from North Korea….

This is from the Chosun Ilbo:

Christmas Tree to Twinkle Over Inter-Korean Border Again

South Korea will light up a giant Christmas tree overlooking the heavily armed border with North Korea for the second year running. A government official on Wednesday said the Defense Ministry received a request from Christian groups to illuminate the Christmas tree on Aegibong peak and asked for approval from Cheong Wa Dae.

The steel tree will be illuminated from about a week over Christmas since no government agency opposes the move, the official added.

A Unification Ministry official said Minister Yu Woo-ik maintains his more “flexible” approach to the North, but this has nothing to do with the Christmas tree.

The steel structure on Aegibong peak, only 3 km from North Korea, was illuminated from Dec. 21 to Jan. 8 last year. In high-level military talks between the two Koreas in 2004, the two countries agreed to end propaganda activities along the border, of which the Christmas tree forms a part, but after North Korea’s shelling of Yeonpyeong island last year, it was lit up again.

North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun daily has already denounced the un-Socialist illumination and said, “The psychological warfare activities of the puppet regime have entered full swing.”

The Norks’ response gives new meaning to the expression, “Bah! Humbug!”

3 Comments

  1. they need to broadcast some Christmas music along with that tree…it will drive the North Koreans crazy!

  2. IN 1968 / 69 There was an Rok Marine OBSERVATION/ COMM. SITE AND POST AT THIS LOCATION , AND A LARGE BANK OF SPEAKERS . Yes the North was BLASTED with news and Southern Hospitality.
    US MARINE ADVISORY GROUP SUPPORTED THE AREA KNOWN AS NAKTA AND COMMUNICATIONS WERE SUPPORTED BY SOLDIERS OF THE 51st Signal Bat. I-Corps

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