North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un observed military drills mock targeting South Korean missile bases on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands Saturday, which included artillery fire and live torpedoes from a 1,800-ton Romeo-class submarine.
The drills took place near Wonsan, Kangwon Province, and included mobilization of North Korean Army, Navy and Air Force artillery, submarines, fighter jets and bombers. Jong-un was seen holding a piece of paper entitled “measures and ways for tactical drills.”
Measures and Ways for Tactical Drills refers to “a strike on a Spike base,” with “Spike” referring to guided missiles employed by South Korean Marines stationed on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands.
Jong-un reportedly stated that the waste of ammunition was practice to protect North Korea’s “southwestern waters,” which are “under a constant threat from the enemy.” Kim added, “We’re thinking very seriously and waiting for the right moment” (to strike).
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Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands are situated along the Northern Limit Line, the de-facto maritime border between North and South Korea.
Kim Jong-un, who now has his own video game entitled Glorious Leader!, has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army and presidium member of the Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea. He was officially declared the Supreme Leader following the state funeral for his father Kim Jong-il on December 28, 2011.
Here is the Glorious Leader! teaser trailer, which features NBA Hall of Famer and Kim Jong-un BFF Dennis Rodman:
Despite Pyongyang’s show of force, it is evident that its military machine is obsolete, is essentially falling apart and is low on spares.
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