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WASHINGTON – As reports circulated of a second imminent nuclear test, a high-ranking North Korean official who is called the unofficial spokesman for Kim Jong-il issued a not-so-veiled threat to the United States today in an interview with South Korean radio.
"Everything will be settled in a week," said Kim Myong-chol on KBS Radio. "That is, whether we, Korean people, will remain as we are now, or lose, or New York will lose, or Washington, D.C., will lose, it will all be settled once and for all."
The report was carried in Chosun Ilbo, a Korean-language newspaper in the south.
The South Korean government is trying to verify intelligence that North Korea is to conduct another nuclear test soon – possibly in the next two or three days.
Quoting a reliable source on North Korea, the report said: "Many indications from North Korea point to the high likelihood that North Korea would conduct another nuclear test in two or three days. We received intelligence Oct. 11 that says the North Korean military is showing unusual movements."
...or New York will lose, or Washington, D.C., will lose,...
Originally posted by behindthescenes
I would postulate that what you're hearing is the reaction of someone who lives in a totalitarian regime.
They still believe they're at war with South Korea. Just on hiatus from violence. That concept of perpetual warfare is a psychological mechanism to keep the population's discontent in check and directed at an external foe.....hey wait...that sounds awfully like the War on Terror.