Kim Jong Un has been busy preparing the North Korean military to launch an attack against South Korea. This was the theme of his speech during his first-ever military inspection.
The North Korean president made his rounds among his military troops. He also visited the Korean People’s Army Unit 525, a special battalion whose main mission is to assassinate the political leaders of South Korea. He referred to them as ‘human filth’ and accused them of committing crimes which cannot be forgiven throughout eternity.
He commended Battalion 525 and once again reminded them about their main task which is to “put a sharp dagger in the enemy’s heart and break its back.”
Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul said that such provocations are not uncommon coming from the North Korean leader. He added that they are showing off what their military might gloat what it can do.
North Korea has made headlines for two reasons: their famine crisis and their nuclear exercises. It has been reported that in order to support the country’s nuclear endeavors, Kim has urged its senior citizens to commit suicide to avoid the high cost of medicine and health care. Another report said that Kim has spent nearly one-fourth of North Korea’s gross domestic products for its nuclear programs.
The North Korean military is one of the largest in the world with 1,170,000 troops from 2002 – 2012. The United States, meanwhile, has 1,410,000 military personnel
Prior to Kim’s military inspection, he had condemned South Korean president Park Geun-Hye for her involvement in the recent scandal that rocked South Korea. He said that what happened is a ‘clear demonstration’ of the ‘unusual anomalies’ under Park’s presidency.
The South Korea’s unification committee said that it is monitoring Pyongyang’s next move after Kim’s meeting with the military, which was interpreted as a provocation.
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