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South Korea Looks Warily North; “Strange Natural Phenomena” Reported (video)

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Christian groups from South Korea had planned to light giant Christmas displays along the DMZ; on the recommendation of the South Korean government, they have decided to forego the displays.

Said President Lee in the BBC:

“The measures we have taken so far are basically aimed at showing North Korea we are not hostile toward the North.”

Lee has also come under fire for refusing to offer aid to Pyongyang without making progress about nuclear arms.

South Korean intelligence has actually questioned the circumstances of Kim Jong-il’s death. According to their central intelligence service, there was no sign that the special train on which Kim reportedly died on Saturday had ever left Pyongyang over the weekend.

Strange Natural Phenomena Reported in North Korea

As the country enters a period of 100 days of mourning for the Dear Leader, the North Korean state news agency KCNA has reported the appearance of “strange natural phenomena,” says the BBC:

A snowstorm hit as Mr Kim died and ice on the volcanic Chon lake near his reported birthplace at Mount Paektu cracked, it said.

Following the storm’s sudden end at dawn on Tuesday, a message carved in rock – “Mount Paektu, holy mountain of revolution. Kim Jong-il” – glowed brightly, it said. It remained there until sunset.

On the same say, a Manchurian crane also apparently adopted a posture of grief at a statue of the late leader’s father in the northern city of Hamhung.

“Even the crane seemed to mourn the demise of Kim Jong-il, born of Heaven, after flying down there at dead of cold night, unable to forget him,” KCNA reported officials as saying.

Perhaps we should not wonder that a younger Korean generation, raised in full awareness of the West, has shrugged at reports of the death of Kim Jong-il.

 

 

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Photo of Panmunjeom at the DMZ by LuMag00, who comments: "Grey building in background is N. Korea. Blue building is UN. S. Korean guard outside and concrete barriers showing the dividing line in between the buildings."

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1:37AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

A snowstorm hit as Mr Kim died and ice on the volcanic Chon lake near his reported birthplace at Mount Paektu cracked, it said.

Following the storm’s sudden end at dawn on Tuesday, a message carved in rock – “Mount Paektu, holy mountain of revolution. Kim Jong-il” – glowed brightly, it said. It remained there until sunset.

On the same say, a Manchurian crane also apparently adopted a posture of grief at a statue of the late leader’s father in the northern city of Hamhung.

“Even the crane seemed to mourn the demise of Kim Jong-il, born of Heaven, after flying down there at dead of cold night, unable to forget him,” KCNA reported officials as saying.


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There is something interesting going on here.

4:11PM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Another nutjob bites the dust.

2:08AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Those who spread the conspiracy theories regarding the sunk warship conveniently ignore the NK issuance of a propaganda poster showing a ship identical to the Cheonan, being struck by an NK torpedo and intelligence reports that Kim Jong-eun helped orchestrate the incident as part of his succession. The theories that this somehow helped the ruling party are belied by the massive failure of his party in the subsequent elections, and that it somehow helped the US by the strong upsurge in mistrust of the US military and the uptick of Cheju activism.

6:50PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

We will have to wait to see how Kim Jong-un plans to rule North Korea. To be honest, these dictators seem to be able to pick out sons who are most likely to follow in their footsteps!

8:12AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I seem to remember that investigators allegedly found a well marked piece of a North Korean torpedo. Which by some miracle survived the explosion, unscathed.

8:06AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

So, I just got use to saying Kim Jong Ill,
I now have to get use to saying Kim Jong Dead.

So, if Geo Bush died, would he become Geo Bushwacked. Just thinking

.What a crazy world, Kim Baby a tribute to you.

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, I see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~Jack Kerouac

6:34AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

The sub/warship incident conveniently happened when the US was renegotiating its new lease for its base in Korea. Gulf of Tonkin all over again.

4:47PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

I think that the article got the last point backwards: it was a N Korean sub that sank a S Korean warship.

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