posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:28 PM
war with north k
SEOUL, South Korea - North
Korea (news - web sites) has ordered its citizens to be ready for a protracted war against the United States, issuing guidelines on evacuating to
underground bunkers with weapons, food and portraits of leader Kim Jong Il.
The 33-page "Detailed Wartime Guidelines," published in South Korea (news - web sites)'s Kyunghyang newspaper on Wednesday and verified by Seoul,
was issued April 7, 2004, at a time when the communist regime was claiming it was Washington's next target following the Iraq (news - web sites) war.
The manual the first such North Korean document made public in the outside world was signed by Kim Jong Il in his capacity as chairman of the
Central Military Committee of the ruling Workers' Party. That ended speculation over whether Kim has assumed the top military post following the 1994
death of his father, President Kim Il Sung.
Analysts said the guidelines reflected Pyongyang's fear over a possible U.S. military strike amid stalled talks on its nuclear weapons programs. They
said the guidelines were also meant to whip up a sense of crisis among its 22 million people, reportedly growing discontent amid economic hardship.
"The United States has cooked up suspicion over our nuclear programs and is escalating an offensive of international pressure to strangle and destroy
our republic," the booklet said. "If this tactic doesn't work, it plots to use this (nuclear) problem as an excuse for armed invasion."
Kyunghyang did not clarify where it acquired the document classified as "top secret."
is it onley a matter of hours now and not days
[edit on 5-1-2005 by leejones]