Skip to comments.SKorean lawmakers brawl over US free trade pact
Posted on 12/18/2008 8:58:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SEOUL, South Korea Brawling South Korean lawmakers tried to sledgehammer their way into a parliamentary meeting room barricaded by the ruling party as the National Assembly descended into chaos Thursday over a free trade agreement with the United States.
Opposition parties were incensed by the ruling Grand National Party's move to submit the agreement to a committee on trade, setting in motion the process for the accord to win approval in the legislature.
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A South Korean opposition party member uses a hammer to tear down the door of a parliamentary committee room barricaded by ruling party legislators in Seoul. South Korean MPs barricaded themselves into a parliamentary committee room Thursday after opponents smashed down the door, as tempers flared over a bid to ratify a US free trade pact. (AFP/Park Kyung-Mo)
If the liberals in Korea don’t succeed in stopping the Free Trade Agreement, they only have to wait a few weeks, and Obama will destroy it for them.
The video footage was really something. That was some very impressive chaos going on there!
The slideshow had some pretty intense shots , I didn’t view the video, Thanks! They’re giving the Taiwanese legislators some serious competition for raucous efforts.
Check out the video. At the end, they show a large, Pro-USA protest.
Time to bring our troops home?
All I can say is that whatever their frustrations, House Republicans better not emulate these Korean lawmakers duking it out with Democrats. Jerrold Nadler (D - NY) would have only to lie down and roll like a human bowling ball in the cartoons, and that would be the end of them. I swear Nadler’s the number one reason Mickey D’s came out with that two Big Macs value meal! That boy’s super-sized, and then some! Vote for card check or I’m gonna eatcha! Garrrrr!
Can anyone say “The South Korean Foreign Ministry better hire up some top class PR and Image Specialists, ASAP!” ??
They should be worried about a free trade agreement. The lax immigration policies between the two nations have already caused a massive shortage of experienced dry-cleaners in South Korea.
For decades the U.S. has subsidized South Korea.
We’ve kept 32,000 soldiers there for 60 years and we’ve allowed them to have import fees of %400 on anything brought in to the country while we do not tax anything that comes here from them.
Now we want to even the playing field and these ingrates want us to keep giving them a huge break?
Screw them. Let South Korea pay for their whole defense. Let South Korea sell Hyundais to the Africans.
Hyundais are built in the USA, y’know!
Yes there is a plant here. But they are a Korean company. Try to get a g.m. plant there.
Also all Hyundais do not get built in the U.S.
nor do all B.M.W.s get built here wither.