Candlelight protests have been taking place in Korea these days, what are everyone's thoughts on this matter? It's regrettable that articles on the matter cast the Korean people as wholly against U.S. beef which is not the case. By no means are all Koreans opposed to U.S. beef imports as it seems on the news. Anxiety over beef aged 30months or more, deemed to hold possibility for mad cow disease, seems to have led to group behavior which has been a bit more emotional than rational. However, politically and emotionally sensitive responses such as "pull U.S. troops out" or "boycott Korean automobiles" won't help U.S.-Korean relations at all. Under no circumstances does Korea want interrelations with America to turn uncomfortable. America is forever a friend and an undoubted companion.