The South Korean military today sent tens of thousands of helium balloons toward North Korea with leaflets informing people there of the revolutions taking place across the Middle East and reading, "a dictatorial regime is destined to collapse," according to Bloomberg.
South Korea has been doing this for years as part of its ongoing psychological warfare campaign against Kim Jong-il. But let's just say this one works, and North Koreans rise up against the Dear Leader and Little Kim. What stupid name will television reporters and Thomas Friedman attach to the uprising? The Helium Revolution? Ugh. Too dated, and not punchy enough for a status update. North Koreans won't have Facebook to thank for their liberty like everyone else in the world does, and this presents a major problem for television news producers in search of the perfect sound bite. Any suggestions? We need contingency plans.
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