NKorea criticizes SKorean border Xmas tower

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A 30-meter-tall (100-foot-tall) steel Christmas tree with about 30,000 light bulbs, is lit by Christian groups at the western mountain peak, known as Aegibong, in Gimpo, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. AP

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is accusing rival South Korea of using an illuminated frontline Christmas tower to engage in psychological warfare.

North Korean state media said Monday the lighting of the Christmas-tree-shaped tower is because Seoul was humiliated by Pyongyang successfully putting a satellite into orbit Dec. 12.

The United Nations and others call the launch a cover for a banned test of ballistic missile technology.

Pyongyang warns of unspecified consequences because of the tower. North Korea allows sanctioned churches but many associate Christianity with foreign interference.

Seoul allowed Christians to light the tower for the first time in two years on Saturday. It goes dark Jan. 2.

Seoul last month cancelled what would have been its launch of a satellite from its territory because of technical difficulties.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

    oh crap, Nokor is now retaliating against Sokor’s weapon! A CHRISTMAS TREE!

  • blainz

    South Korea’s diplomatic strategy has switched from “Sunshine Policy” to “Mamatay kayo sa inggit!”

    The only nation North Korea is humiliating is itself, and it will remain that way as long as they prioritize weapons over food and human rights.

  • PCD_2012

    PSY War is better than an actual WAR!  

    I hope they will also put PSY’s image and play the Gangnam Style instead of yuletide songs!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DHWFDCKPCRMX4YOHMM7CXXH3JE Hinahon

    The Xmas tower already made Nokor insecure? My, my. Probably, there is no need for Sokor to wage war against its neighbor in the north. The response of Nokor is already an indication, and worse, an admission of defeat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    This is Jelousy,they cannot see any light from with-in so they have to see it from with-out.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Give North Korea a hug and they see it as assault. Tsk

  • Marx Louis Wang

    There is nothing Nokor can do. The only country that sides with them is the neighboring commy country.

    South Korea to North Korea: “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

    North korea to South Korea: “WWHHHHHOOSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHNNGGGGGGGGG!!!” (Launding of rocket denounced by the international community.)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    North Korea praning…….lakas tama….sabog…bangag…..durog….high na high sa shabu…..parang China…..

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