[Letter to the editor]Pyongyang spy in Seoul
Am I the only person disturbed by North Korea’s top spy Kim Yang-gon so comfortably meeting Roh Moo-hyun so close to the end of his treasonous tenure as president? The official explanation about discussing agreements from the October summit is about as believable as the Blue House’s denials during the summer that it was secretly trying to arrange a Roh-Kim summit.
So what were they discussing behind closed doors? My bet is they were synchronizing stories about the inevitable investigations into the depths that the Blue House has been infiltrated by North Korea. How else could it be explained that this president, who from day one has consistently hired and promoted incompetent, partisan fools into ministerial and other important positions (with the peculiar exception of present Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo) had forced out the one person actually doing his job, the head of South Korea’s spy agency, for uncovering a North Korean spy ring. That ring, the “Ilsimhoe,” which managed to successfully infiltrate a Blue House-friendly political party and who had the name of a Roh cabinet secretary who provided information to the spy ring, will almost certainly be pardoned in one of the final dastardry acts of this shameless president who considers the rule of law with as much respect as that “wretched Constitution” if it doesn’t agree with his political stance.
Brendan Brown, Itaewon 2 Dong, Seoul