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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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.