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Cablegate: Seoul - Media Reaction

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SUBJECT: SEOUL - MEDIA REACTION

Subject: Media Reaction; Seoul

"PROMOTING PEACE IS THE (BEST) LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST TERRORISM"


Left-leaning Hankyoreh Shinmun editorialized (01/05): "Terrorist
acts of killing innocent people can be justified under no
circumstances. In this regard, it is very important to share
intelligence on terrorism and to tighten security measures at
airports. However, what is more important is to remove the
environment that fosters terrorism. No matter how enhanced airport
security checks and international cooperation become, they have
their own limitations to preventing terrorism. ... If the U.S.
stops military intervention in Afghanistan and allows Afghans to
decide their own destiny, it would help remove the calls of the
Taliban and al-Qaeda for a holy war against the U.S."


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