May 30, 2011 12:44
Around 70 South Korean Army, Navy and Air Force officers are active on a pro-North Korean website that hails and praises the repressive regime and its dynastic succession. Two officers and five or six enlisted soldiers have even posted messages of allegiance to Kim Jong-il and his son Jong-un.
The Defense Security Command has notified Cheong Wa Dae, and an internal investigation of the soldiers has begun.
Investigators say a 46-year-old colonel who was a member of the website told them he signed up to figure out how to deal with left-wing officials while he was based with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. An Air Force commander said his ID was used by someone else.
The website was created by a 43-year-old South Korean identified only by his surname Hwang, who is in jail, and in its heyday boasted a membership of around 7,000 people.
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