Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lee Kwang Pil Protests Something Worth Protesting

With all the protests over beef imports in Korea, you may be surprised to learn that there are folks actually standing up for real issues, like the 486 South Koreans who have been kidnapped by the North. Some of them are still thought to be alive, although few have escaped.

At the height of the Sunshine Policy, the South Korean government went out of their way to not offend Kim’s regime, and turned a deaf ear to the families of those calling on their government to stand up for their lost family members. One of these folks said in 2004, that “our family members have become inconvenient for the South Korean government at a time when they are more interested in pleasing North Korea than demanding the return of their own citizens.”

Sadly, acording to the Daily NK, Lee Kwang Pil was the lone protester there to demand the release of those held in the north. Those are some fine priorities you have there protesters.


NeoConstant said...

I didn't realize this was such a huge problem...interesting how eager many governments are not to offend the tyrants of the world--even at the cost of innocent people suffering...


jams o donnell said...

Definitely a worthwhile protest. Shame he was the only one Roland