Still not blogging, but if you like theWar on Christmas and the Christmas Truce, you'll love the Christmas Cold War:
The Christmas tower had long been seen as a tool of South Korean psychological warfare by the North Korean regime which accused South Korea of using the steel Christmas tower (which resembled a Christmas tree) as a tool of religious propaganda.
As a result of its skepticism toward the tower, North Korea over the years repeatedly threatened to destroy the tower with an artillery strike. This week, the South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed that it would allow a Christian group, the Christian Council of Korea, to build a similar 30-foot tower shaped like a Christmas tree to replace the old one that was scrapped in October.
Giant Steel Christmas Towers pointing northwards across the DMZ. Both pre- and post- Ballardian.