8 KCNA Cartoons: Lee Myung-Bak

April 24th, 2012
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KCNA’s hatred for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has reached fever pitch in recent days.  Through a number of a personal attacks, North Korean state media have suggested that Lee will be responsible for any North Korean military provocation in the coming days – reiterating threats that Seoul could be wiped to ashes in just a few minutes and promising a series of forthcoming “special measures”.   But in an unprecedented move, KCNA have today (April 24)  published a series of eight cartoons on Lee Myung-bak, each with its own artists’ narrative describing the images. Could these cartoons be the “special measures” KCNA were referring to in recent days, or are other unpleasantries forthcoming?

Take a look and decide for yourself:

Cartoon # 1: To Kill in Only Two Pieces, Not Desirable

Cartoon # 2: Effigy of Lee Myung Bak Burnt

Cartoon # 3: Lee Myung Bak Caught in Rattrap

Cartoon # 4: In the Name of Your Mother!

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  • Andrew Carpenter

    This is ridiculous, NK is going too far. imagine if ROK did the same about KJU? it’d be world war three!

  • Andrew Carpenter

    This is ridiculous, NK is going too far. imagine if ROK did the same about KJU? it’d be world war three!

  • S H

    아..ㅡㅡ 시발새끼들ㅋ
    지가먼데 저따구로 그려놧데?
    미친새끼들ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    이명박이미치긴햇어도
    조까라.ㅋㅋㅋ

  • S H

    아..ㅡㅡ 시발새끼들ㅋ
    지가먼데 저따구로 그려놧데?
    미친새끼들ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    이명박이미치긴햇어도
    조까라.ㅋㅋㅋ

  • http://twitter.com/realmarkfahey realmarkfahey

    The propaganda is also being turned up on North Korean TV. I was watching Pyongyang tonight and recorded a segment where the army “blow-up” Lee Muyung-Bak. I have posted it on YouTube.

    http://youtu.be/VzCJNgRjwcw

    • http://twitter.com/nknewsorg NK NEWS

      Thanks for posting that. we just tweeted it out

  • http://twitter.com/realmarkfahey realmarkfahey

    The propaganda is also being turned up on North Korean TV. I was watching Pyongyang tonight and recorded a segment where the army “blow-up” Lee Muyung-Bak. I have posted it on YouTube.

    http://youtu.be/VzCJNgRjwcw

    • http://twitter.com/nknewsorg NK News

      Thanks for posting that. we just tweeted it out

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  • Anonymous

    Although Lee MB’s rightwing, reactionary policy is deplorable,
    NK’s extreme hatred against him is equally deplorable!

    If NK leaders do not exercise their restraint, then the consequnce will
    be re-igniting the disasterous Korean War…I hope they are not
    that stupid to fall for MB’s provocations!

    After all, another election will be coming up in six months
    in the South! Let the SK people decide on a new leader!
    Give them a chance!

  • newageman

    Although Lee MB’s rightwing, reactionary policy is deplorable,
    NK’s extreme hatred against him is equally deplorable!

    If NK leaders do not exercise their restraint, then the consequnce will
    be re-igniting the disasterous Korean War…I hope they are not
    that stupid to fall for MB’s provocations!

    After all, another election will be coming up in six months
    in the South! Let the SK people decide on a new leader!
    Give them a chance!

  • Emc2_1988

    Just funny

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