October 01, 2020

How North Korea turned to terrorism to stop the ’88 Seoul Olympics

When a boycott failed, Pyongyang used bombs to make its point

This is part two of a series on North Korea's efforts to stop the '88 Seoul Olympics. You can read part one here.

The North Korean government was not happy when the "flunkeys of the U.S. imperialists" in capitalist South Korea were awarded the 1988 Summer Olympics in 1981. They had seven years to disrupt the games by whatever means, short of a war they knew they would surely lose.