Friday, March 25, 2016

I have an odd fascination with North Korean political rhetoric: who writes this stuff?

"Keeping up its drumbeat of colorfully worded threats, North Korea warned Wednesday that it may launch an “ultra-precision strike” to “scorch” the South Korean president’s office....In its latest missive, the North’s organization in charge of relations with the South declared that Pyongyang’s forces were prepared to “annihilat[e] the enemy without mercy.” “We do not hide the fact that it may start inside the Cheong wa Dae or near it,” the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried Wednesday by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, using the Korean term for South Korea’s presidential Blue House. President Park Geun-hye lives and works there."