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S Korean media split on Seoul's move to end intel-sharing pact

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Shooting themselves in the foot. Keep going, Moon.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

The media split is irrelevant. What matters is the poll number.

The majority of public opposes the GSOMIA, so it was done as wished by the public.

Unlike Abe's Japan, Moon's Korea is extremely sensitive to public poll numbers, so it's fairly easy to tell the decision on major issues, just track the poll numbers.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

If North Korea had planted an agent as President of South Korea, and wanted to isolate South Korea from the the US and the democratic west, one would have to ask: what would he do differently from what Moon is doing?

9 ( +11 / -2 )

@commanteer

If North Korea had planted an agent as President of South Korea

Moon is the worst kind of the ROK president from North Korean perspective. In fact, the fact that Moon is North Korean defector's son is a top secret in North Korea, because this may entice North Koreans to dream of fleeing to South.

North Korean press complains about how Moon talks about peace and reconciliation while at the same time embarking on the biggest arms build up not seen in ages; Moon is spending $100 billion on new arms acquisitions over the next 5 years.

The ROK arms build up is so impressive and massive, the only comparable build up in the region is China's.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

The ROK arms build up is so impressive and massive, the only comparable build up in the region is China's.

You forgot to add “Glory glory hallelujah” there.

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Hankyoreh, quoting sources in the presidential office, said that the administration was around Tuesday leaning toward ending the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA.

In a speech delivered on the country's Liberation Day on Aug 15 marking the end of Japanese colonial rule, South Korean President Moon Jae In indicated his willingness to "gladly join hands" if Japan chose the path of dialogue.

A subsequent lack of movement by the Japanese government, even though his office provided portions of the speech to Tokyo in advance in a show of goodwill, served as a "decisive factor," according to the paper.

リスカブス “risukabusu”

New nickname for Korea spreading across the web. Combination of “wrist cut” and “busu” (ugly girl)

Therefore, it’s referring to a situation where s girl deliberately cuts her wrist to garner attention from the opposite sex.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The majority of public opposes the GSOMIA, so it was done as wished by the public.

If this is actually true, then the SK government is dumber than we already thought. Maybe they should try making national security decisions based on actual intelligence rather than making the public 'feel good'.

The paper stressed that without the information provided by Japan under the agreement, the accuracy of detection and analysis of a new missile developed by North Korea could be compromised. It added that concerns about this are growing even within the South Korean military.

Huh. The national security council needs Japan's help to detect missiles... I thought you said it was the other way around. Weird that something you said would be wrong... that never happens.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

In a speech delivered on the country's Liberation Day on Aug 15 marking the end of Japanese colonial rule, South Korean President Moon Jae In indicated his willingness to "gladly join hands" if Japan chose the path of dialogue.

A subsequent lack of movement by the Japanese government, even though his office provided portions of the speech to Tokyo in advance in a show of goodwill, served as a "decisive factor," according to the paper.

This guy is clearly showing signs of dementia. Japan has been for years trying to sit down diplomatically with South Korea or take their case to a neutral third party. All ignored and brushed aside by Moon. And NOW he wants to on the spur of the moment act all high and mighty and talk about 'if' Japan chooses the path of dialogue?

It shows you exactly the mindset of people who blindly support Moon and all South Koreans against Japan, and what we are dealing with here.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Well the market had certainly decided with the Korean Won going into a tail spin and the stock market is beginning to collapse. With no currency swap SK will be in care of IMF AGAIN.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

All the moves of Moon are wrong.

He was isolated, he'll be more.

No one country in the world backs him.

What he'll do more to aggravate the situation of his country ?

This presidency is a true disaster.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Moon has sealed his own fate. The Conservative media, led by Chosun Ilbo, have turned against the Moon regime. It is now just a matter of a few months at the most before there is a Military Coup in South Korea. And dont expect one bit of support from Japan.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Moon and the rest of the SK government are being a bunch of drama queens.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Moon is North Korean defector's son

So you are saying his father was a deep cover sleeper agent, and the President Moon is a Manchurian candidate? That's some heavy stuff. The Kim family is really playing the long game.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

One person wasn't good enough. Now the whole country has to set themselves on fire just to show how much they "hate Japan".

6 ( +6 / -0 )

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