Saluting beneath looming portraits of his father and grandfather on Friday, Kim Jong-Un held sway over thousands of military personnel and civilians as tanks and missiles rolled through Pyongyang.
Following Thursday’s news of the United States/South Korea military exercises involving two stealth bombers, North Korean military officials responded via the Korean Central New Agency.
The thirty-year-old dictator promised to “settle accounts with the U.S.” who “dared point their fingers at the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the worst provocation and an open declaration of a war against it.”
“The army and people of the DPRK are trembling with towering anger at the U.S. and the South Korean military hooligans” the KCNA reported.
Claiming the military capability to “sweep away” South Korea, Guam, and Hawaii [SEE MAP] the report concluded in typical nonsensical rhetoric:
“The victorious and glorious yesterday and today of the army and people of the DPRK are unthinkable apart from the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu. The same can be said of the bright tomorrow of the DPRK.”
According to Russian Foreign Minster Lavrov, however, this time North Korea’s rhetoric appears to be different. Calling North Korea’s recent threats “unacceptable,” he also warned that “We may simply let the situation slip out of our control and it will slide into a spiral of a vicious circle.”