Since scary stories are perfect for Halloween, we now hear that North Korea meddled in 2012 election, NIS claims (cite). Per Representative Suh of the Saenuri Dang:
“It is confirmed that the North actively used social network services to criticize the ruling party and its candidate, and influenced the presidential election, . . . The National Intelligence Service had no choice but to counter such moves.”
However as the opposition party points out . . .
“It is nonsense for him to argue that the NIS deserved to intervene in the presidential election because the North had done so,”
I am reminded of the last Bush Administration’s use of 9/11 to justify a host of intrusive measures into the daily lives of Americans, under the auspice of countering terrorism. Would the use of the DPRK as a bogeyman serve the same use as the terrorism bogeyman did for the Bush Administration in their misadventures in Iraq and elsewhere?