Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We need to talk about KIM

Hours after the shelling of Yeonpyeong island by North Korea (probably part of Kim Jong-un's training as the next mad leader - KIM the Third obviously wanted to be part of the South's naval exercises), the promotional campaign for "Korea, a good neighbor", was still playing on CNN.

Seoul's official reaction to this new provocation is likely to be one notch down the nice cop scale used after the Cheonan Tragedy (earlier this very strange year, also ridden with skirmishes). Some wrists shall even be slapped. And of course, hectoliters of tears shall flow.

"A good neighbor" ? This side of the DMZ, most certainly.

But to paraphrase Lionel Shriver's book*, "We need to talk about KIM" sooner or later.

Seoul Village 2010

"We need to talk about Kevin"

ADDENDUM 20101127

As expected, NK propaganda presents KIM Jong-un as the genius general who successfully prepared the army against this kind of "aggression from the South".

As expected, China doesn't blame NK, and criticizes US-ROK drills.

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