Liberty Korea Party
The leader of opposition Liberty Korea Party, Hong Joon Pyo, said Monday that the Olympics were becoming the “Pyongyang Olympics,” a reference to North Korea’s capital. He claimed that the administration is “attempting to put the destiny of this country and its people into the hands of Kim Jong Un.”
Conservative protesters met a North Korean delegation led by one of the country’s most popular singers, Hyon Song Wol, in Seoul Monday, shouting anti-coalition slogans and burning an image of dictator Kim.
A Military Parade
North Korea has even signaled that it might hold a Military Parade on Eve of the Olympics. If held, a military parade would be the North’s first since Mr. Kim claimed on New Year’s Day that the country had finished building a nuclear force. Some of which may be missiles capable of reaching the mainland United States.
Amidst all this tension, however, a ray of hope and unification is in the hearts of both Koreas as this historic event could bring in more peace talks and unification. Lastly, on even better news, they will also field the first unified Korean team in the Olympics, a women’s ice hockey team.