[imText1]Aimed at South Korea’s next presidential election in 2007, North Korea embarks on anti-Grand National Party (GNP), a leading conservative party in Seoul, propaganda.
On Sunday, the Rodong Shinmun, a North Korean state media, publicized a series of articles criticizing GNP through Fatherland Reunification and Democracy Front (FRDF) spokesperson’s statement, commentary and supplementary article.
The spokesperson abruptly blamed the possibility of ‘revival of fascist dictatorship in South Korea if the shameless and heinous traitors return to power.’ Also, the state media’s representative denounced the GNP of South Korea as a ‘forerunner of dirty politics,’ and ‘garbage can of outdated politicians.’
– It is as clear as daylight that there would be revival of fascist dictatorship in South Korea if the shameless and heinous traitors return to power (FRDF spokesperson statement)
– The so called ‘leading candidates (referring to former mayor of Seoul Lee Myung Bak and former party president Park Geun Hye)’ are blaming each other in their websites in order to destroy their enemy. How can we expect something good from such forerunners of dirty politics in the garbage can of outdated politicians? (FRDF commentary ‘unrealistic political ambition’)
– GNP gang is begging the American imperialist army to stay in South Korea, while rashly worrying about breakdown of South Korean-American alliance. We can enter into reunification unless eradicating South Korea’s pro-American faction’s childish behaviors. (Supplementary article ‘To destroy the guides of American invasion’)
Before last May’s regional election, the Rodong Shimun and other North Korean state-run websites threatened South Korean voters if the vote for GNP then ‘SK would be engulfed by fire.’ Having been silent since the GNP’s landslide in the regional election, Pyongyang resumed its criticism against the GNP, aiming at influencing next year’s presidential election.
North Korea has blamed the party against its interest during election periods. This year, however, differs from previous election years since the North Korean authorities harshly attacked the GNP before, somewhat relatively less significant, the regional election on May 31.
So it can be anticipated that Pyongyang will gradually increase its level of denounce against GNP until 2007 presidential election.
The core of North Korea’s S. Korean strategy is stimulating conflict within SK; between the Uri Party and the GNP, and progressive and conservative groups. For example, wartime command issue, which is dividing the South Korean society now, is a useful target.
North Korean propaganda wing is blaming that ‘the U.S. is directing GNP presidential candidates to gather pro-American conservative factions and to steal the next president election.’
N Korean regime needs an advocate of ‘unrestricted aids to NK’ in South Korean government in the future, as well as now.
Traditionally, NK authorities have never praised a South Koran party or government of their interest; rather they have attacked a party against their will.
However, if next presidential election develops in favor of a GNP candidate, NK might blunder while clumsily trying to help lagging Uri party candidate.
Pyongyang regime often miscomprehends that its bulling actually works in Seoul. An argument such as ‘South Korea is benefited from NK’s military first policy’ is in a sense what they really believe, rather than an entire threat.