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North Korea's new leaders lash out at South Korea and allies
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:05:20 PM »
(Reuters) - North Korea sounded a bellicose note in its first communication with the outside world since the death of leader Kim Jong-il, saying its confrontational stance against South Korea would not change and labeling its opponents "foolish."

Since Kim Jong-il died on December 17, the outside world has been watching to see whether his son Kim Jong-un, aged in his 20s, would stick to its hardline "military first" policies that have seen the isolated nation move closer to nuclear weapons capacity.

"On this occasion, we solemnly declare with confidence that foolish politicians around the world, including the puppet forces in South Korea, should not expect any changes from us," a broadcaster on state television said on Friday.

She was reading a statement from the National Defense Commission, the top body in the militarized and impoverished state under Kim Jong-il.

In a break from the black mourning clothing worn since Kim Jong-il's death, the broadcaster wore dark red clothes and almost shouted her defiant message.

North Korea has a long history of using bellicose phrases against the South, especially since the conservative government of Lee Myung-bak took office in 2008 and ended a policy of engagement with the North.

It has threatened to turn the South's capital Seoul into a "sea of fire" on numerous occasions and repeated that rhetoric again on Friday.

"We will never engage with the Lee Myung-bak administration," said the announcer.

"The sea of bloody tears from our military and people will follow the puppet regime until the end. The tears will turn into a sea of revengeful fire that burns everything."

In 2010, the North launched an artillery barrage that killed South Korean civilians for the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953. It was blamed for sinking a South Korean warship earlier that year, although it denies it did.

Little is known of Kim Jong-un, who had been groomed for government since 2009.

He has been dubbed "Supreme Commander" in North Korea and is expected to rule with the aid of key figures like his uncle Jang Song-thaek, at least in the early stages of the power transition.

"Expecting any change from the North on our part would be foolish," said Chung Young-tae, an analyst at the Korea Institute of National Unification in Seoul, a government think-tank.

South Korea's government did not formally respond to the comments from the North.
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Re: North Korea's new leaders lash out at South Korea and allies
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 05:08:45 AM »
What a horrible picture.  It looks like he's been eating too much Kim Chee and Bi Bim Bop.
 

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Re: North Korea's new leaders lash out at South Korea and allies
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 05:53:53 AM »
An unflattering picture, that's for sure. It's an odd hairstyle too, almost a bit of a Max Headroom copy.

 
 

Offline thaiga

Re: North Korea's new leaders lash out at South Korea and allies
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 10:28:00 AM »

 Giant soldier pictured mourning North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il

Images of crowds of mourners wailing and thousands of troops lined up to pay their final respects to Kim Jong-Il have become synonymous with the death of the North Korean leader.

But one picture, captured as the funeral procession passed through the capital Pyongyang, has revealed a bizarre oddity.

A close up of the back row of one block of soldiers lined up in the Kumsusan Memorial Place yesterday appears to show a man towering above other mourners.

The soldier, who appears to be well over 8ft tall, is shown from a number of different angles in images caught by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).


The strange image has fuelled much speculation on the internet as to the identity of the mystery mourner.

Some have suggested that the figure is North Korean basketball star Ri Myung Hun, who stands at 7’ 9” tall.

The 44-year-old sportsman once held the title of the world’s tallest man.

The pictures of the ‘giant soldier’ aren’t the first to set tongues wagging about the mourning in North Korea.

Another odd image of the elaborate funeral procession emerged showing a film crew capturing the scene near to Kim Il-Sung Square.

However, in a near-identical image issues by KCNA, the same group of journalists had been photoshopped out of the picture.




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