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War Is Not An Option for Korea

Korea (FPIF) – Attacking North Korea now would undermine the very reason U.S. troops have been stationed on the peninsula for seven decades: to protect the South Korean people. “Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended,”…

S. Koreans Demand President’s Removal in New Year’s Eve Protest

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Even on New Year’s Eve, large crowds of South Koreans gathered to join another rally demanding the ouster of impeached President Park Geun-hye, who’s determined to restore her powers through a court trial.

Carrying signs and candles and blowing horns, people packed a boulevard in front of an old palace gate that has been the center of massive but peaceful protests in recent weeks. Marches were planned near Seoul’s presidential palace and the Constitutional Court, AP reported.

Park’s supporters rallied in nearby streets, surrounded by thick lines of police.

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT SAYS SHE IS ‘WILLING TO RESIGN’

After over a month of protests, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has announced she is “willing to resign.”

As protests in Seoul entered their fifth week and Park’s approval rating hit an all time low around four percent she has finally been forced to consider resigning from office.

The protests started due to a scandal exposed in a 2007 diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks that raised concerns that Park was being almost completely influenced by her wealthy religious confidant Choi Soon-sil who is being referred to by many as the “Korean Rasputin.” Park has denied these rumors, but South Korean media claims they have uncovered further evidence that proves illegal activity.