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KIM JONG-UN TELLS TROOPS TO PREPARE FOR SACRED WAR AGAINST, WELL, SOMEONE
August 19 2012
Pyongyang, North Korea – There were hopes, in the early days of the new regime in North Korea, that Kim Jong-Un would be a different leader than his father, that he would have, having been educated in Europe, have a better and more sophisticated understanding of the world and that he would bring that to bear in the running of the country.
So far, it has been a mixed result. Some of the old tricks played by his father have certainly gone down, like a failed missile launch, but the younger Kim has also helped to neuter, it appeared, the military by removing the head of the armed forces and installing himself in his place.
Those moves, many felt, would allow Kim to take better control of his nation and, in the long term at least, become a greater participant in the world as a whole. Now though Kim has done something his father really had never done now that he has control of the military, told his soldiers to prepare for warm, a sacred war in fact, against, well, against someone it is assumed. He wasn’t exactly clear on that part.
“He ordered the service persons of the detachment to be vigilant against every move of the enemy and not to miss their gold chance to deal at once deadly counter blows at the enemy, if even a single shell is dropped on the waters or in the area where the sovereignty of North Korea is exercised,” said the state-run KCNA news agency.
Kim made those comments while visiting Mu Island, the same one from which the 2010 shelling of a South Korean islands was conducted.
It’s assumed that the target of the sacred war will be South Korea but could be no one at all or perhaps just the imaginary demon dogs that plague Kim at every turn.
“This is certainly provocative talk and if it came from, say, a world leader with a reputation for actually following up on things or actually had a real military at his disposal it would be quite a concern. Luckily it’s from North Korea and so the world doesn’t really need to worry about it all or probably even a little bit. Maybe a little bit, but not much,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “That is of course unless the demon dogs start to get more aggressive. The danger with North Korea isn’t so much real threats it’s what they perceive as threats. Those are the biggest concern because for the Kim family those threats to be as real as real ones.”
Reports indicate the Kim has deployed fresh troops to the International Friendship Exhibition which houses the nation’s signed Michael Jordan basketball and the lone copy of Bootsy Collins’ album ‘Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy’.
“When it comes to North Korea the only real concern is what they believe, not what is real. With most countries the response is to threats or to actions by other nations but with North Korea it could be any manner of things that inspires rhetoric and war and none of it needs to be sensible,” continued Hander. “For that reason these comments are a real concern. Well, kind of a real concern. Not not a concern, let’s put it that way but it could end up being nothing at all.”
South Korean officials of course just kind of shrugged it off which was very mature.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent