North Korea: An unsigned statement by a uniformed spokesman for the General Staff today raised political tension between North and South Korea. This is the second bellicose statement in two days. On Friday the North insisted that it will boost its nuclear deterrent and maintain its nuclear weapons as long as it remains under a nuclear threat.
NightWatch has studied today’s statement in detail. It carries a credible threat of incidents at sea off the west coast, but omits many of the usual terms of threat.
Accounts filtering out to exiles in the cities of northern China indicate that he is enforcing conformity with such determination that even servants of the system nickname him “the most villainous follower” of Kim.
The ruling party has issued a succession of reports and photographs to bolster its claim that Kim, the 67-year-old Dear Leader, who reportedly suffered a stroke last year, is well. But it is Jang whose day-to-day executive decisions have been reported by state media.
condi sayz. hey, wait: why anything similar in last 4 years? well, I’m trying to guess.