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NEWS: Secret North Korean Military Manual Reveals Siege Mentality

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posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 03:33 PM
A South Korean newspaper has obtained a North Korean military manual intended for General level officers. The manual claims the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is using bribery and psychological warfare to undermine loyalty to Kim Jong-il and that US spies have infiltrated the country, in addition to alleging that such methods were used in the Iraq war.
The 39-page manual, obtained by the Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo, says the CIA will focus on destroying the country's military hierarchy rather than nuclear facilities.

Published last year by the North Korean People's Army, the manual pulls out all stop to praise Mr. Kim, known officially as "dear leader."

"Saddam's 100,000 soldiers had pledged loyalty to their leader, but abandoned the president as the enemies' psychological warfare reached a peak," the manual says of the former Iraqi dictator.

[The manual also stated:] "Benefiting from bribery in Iraq, the United States has been trying to use the same tactic toward North Korea. The main targets of such bribery operatives are our military officers"

"Officers must teach their soldiers in great detail about the U.S. concentration of advanced murder weapons and psychological warfare on North Korean operations."

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Kim Jong-il's greatest fear is that he will lose the loyalty of the country's million-man army, the fifth largest in the world; a fear which is more than justifiable since the country, under the Stalinist fist of a leader of questionable sanity, is not doing so well in the economic stakes with reports of massive food shortages coming out. Stalinist and communist regimes such as these are founded on - and sustained by - the loyalty of the army.

Kim Jong-il's paranoid and propagandist nature aside, if the US government truly wishes for regime change in North Korea, then toppling it from within would be the most cost-effective method, as well as ensuring minimum bloodshed. By allowing the manual to fall into foreign hands, Kim Jong has kindly highlighted his greatest weakness for his enemies.

In related news, constitutionally pacifist Japan's Defence Agency has revealed that the Japanese military conducted fighter-mobilisation simulations in 1994 after North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range missile into the Sea of Japan between the two countries.

Pacifist Japan Studied Pre-emptive Attack on NKorea in 1994
Officially pacifist Japan in 1994 studied the possibility of a pre-emptive attack on North Korea amid fears of a missile launch, even though it lacked the military capability, an official and a report said Friday.

The Sankei said the 1994 study was conducted amid rising concerns over North Korean threats as a year earlier Pyongyang test-fired an intermediate-range Rodong-1 missile into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) between them.

In 1998, North Korea shocked the world by firing a long-range Taepodong-1 missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, leading Tokyo and Washington to start working on a ballistic missile defence system for Japan.

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[edit on 2005/4/8 by wecomeinpeace]

posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 04:09 PM
Japan wasn't capable of a pre-emptive strike on North Korea when they conducted the simulations, but I wonder about now. Japan has been quietly re-militarizaing under the auspices of assisting tyhe war on terror and altering its peace constitution imposed by the allies after WW2.

Japanese Militarization and the Bush Doctrine

Japan has taken up the Bush Doctrine in a number of ways, including:

· participation in multilateral coalitions to increase international police and intelligence cooperation, border and movement controls, and domestic security;
· a claim of a right of regional pre-emptive attack;
· deployment of air and sea forces in support of the Afghanistan war;
· participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative;
· deployment of GSDF troops to Iraq, and ASDF and MSDF forces to the Persian Gulf; and
· commitment to deploy US-built lower- and upper-tier missile defenses.

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