Thursday, January 26, 2012


The Idea and Exploits of the Great Comrade Kim Jong Il Are Immortal

All the service personnel and people of the DPRK are now filled with strong yearning and humble reverence for the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il. They are paying the highest tribute to him who performed undying feats for the prosperity of the country and the human cause of independence, full of firm determination to hold him in high esteem forever and surely accomplish the cause of building a thriving country under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un.

Today the DPRK has solid political and military basis for successfully advancing the revolutionary cause of Juche generation after generation and strong foundations for the eternal prosperity of the country and the nation. The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un stands in the van of the struggle to carry forward the revolutionary cause of Juche to completion. He is an outstanding thinker and theoretician and a peerlessly brilliant commander of Songun who guides the revolution and construction along the road to victory with the idea and leading method of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il.

Setting it as his lifelong mission to successfully inherit and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche generation after generation, he, as the closest comrade and most faithful comrade-in-arms of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il, has always stood at the forefront of the revolution and construction together with him.

His idea is just the idea and intention of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il, and his way of guidance is the most wise method  whereby  to  advance  the  revolution  and  construction  true  to  the  intention  of  the great Comrade Kim Jong Il. He has resolutely smashed the machinations of the imperialist reactionaries with the revolutionary faith, will and pluck of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il. Together with the great Comrade Kim Jong Il, he has visited every place where there are soldiers of the Korean People’s Army to develop the KPA into the most powerful military ranks, the strong revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu defending the first line of the revolution. 

Thanks to the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un who has ensured that the greatest efforts were directed to building up the defence capabilities of the country, the sovereignty of the socialist country and the safety of its people have been reliably defended and the DPRK is more strikingly displaying its dignity and might as an invincible military power.
He has made devoted efforts to realize the great Comrade Kim Jong Il’s noble ideal of socialism, thus bringing about eye-opening realities on this land. While giving field guidance for the improvement of the people’s standard of living in all seasons, he has led the service personnel and people of the DPRK to concentrate all their efforts on translating the lofty intention of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il into practice.

In particular, he inspired the whole Party, service personnel and people to implement the spirit of the Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea held last year, further cementing the single-hearted unity, the mainstay of the Korean revolution, and inspiring great innovations and rapid progress on all fronts of socialist construction.

In those days the service personnel and people of the DPRK have cherished a steadfast faith that the revolutionary cause of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il will be immortal as long as they are guided by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who is boundlessly faithful to his idea and cause. The leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un serves as the decisive guarantee for successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Juche down through generations, the cause which the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung started and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il led victoriously.

The service personnel and people of the DPRK will hold the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il in high esteem forever, and staunchly defend his immortal revolutionary exploits and glorify them for all ages under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un.
The sacred revolutionary history and imperishable revolutionary exploits of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il will  shine  for  ever  along  with  the  history  of  the  country  under  the  guidance  of  the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un.


The Great Comrade Kim Jong Il Will Live Forever
Comrade Kim Jong Il, the great father of the Korean people, passed away too suddenly. The people of the DPRK are now overcome with bitter sorrow at the demise of the father of the nation who worked energetically day and night for the prosperity of the socialist country and the well-being of the people throughout his life. At this moment, the service personnel’s and people’s loyalty and sense of obligation to him are growing higher than ever before.

They are resolutely rising up to change their sorrow into redoubled strength and courage with the steadfast faith and noble sense of moral obligation to hold the great Comrade Kim Jong Il in high esteem forever and add lasting brilliance to his exploits down through generations. The hearts of all service personnel and people are replete with the pledge to hold in high esteem the great Comrade Kim Jong Il forever and never to make any concession or deviation on the road of the Juche revolution and the Songun revolution, true to his behests.

The Korean people suffered a great heart-rending loss but are determinedly rising up as they have the great Comrade Kim Jong Un, great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche and outstanding leader of the Party, the army and the people of the DPRK, who is standing in the van of the Korean revolution. He is another great person produced by Korea, who is identical to Comrade Kim Jong Il.

No force in the world can block the revolutionary advance the Party, the army and the people of the DPRK are making under the wise guidance of Comrade Kim Jong Un.
The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il will always be with us.




Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea, state and army of the DPRK, visited the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and congratulated its teachers and students on the lunar New Year. After receiving a salute, he shook the hands of leading officials of the school one by one. He went to the stand for a photo session, saying he came to the school to see how the students were enjoying the lunar New Year.

He approached the students with tears in their eyes and patted their red cheeks. He warmly took their hands, kindly asking why they did not wear gloves in such cold weather. He went round the statue of President Kim Il Sung standing at the school. The President and leader Kim Jong Il paid deep attention to the students of the school to train them as a backbone of the revolution, always thinking of them, he said.
Noting that the students of the school are the precious treasures of the revolution as they will always take the lead in upholding the Songun revolutionary leadership of the WPK, he underlined the need to train them as men strong in faith always sharing the destiny with the Party just as their fathers and mothers did. He made the rounds of the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the school.

Standing before the uniforms of students, he said the red bands on sleeves carry profound meanings. He earnestly told them not to forget the noble desire of the great persons of Mt. Paektu reflected in them.
He went round different lecture rooms and laboratories having modern educational environment and scientific and educational facilities under the care of the WPK to learn in detail about the education at the school. He looked round the bedrooms of students, mess hall, children's union room and youth league room to learn about their living. He urged the school to conduct educational work well so that all its students may steadfastly succeed to the revolution, not forgetting their origin.

Walking the compound of the school after dusk fell, he asked about what kind of turf was put on the playground. He said he would send good turf to the school and kindly proposed covering outdoor basketball and volleyball courts with rubber mat. He moved to the gymnasium, telling officials to look round everything despite pressure of time. Feeling the floor with his hand, he said it was necessary to smoothen it better so that the students may not have their knees hurt while exercising. Underlining the need to build the gymnasium better, he said he would send designers. At an e-library, he saw with keen attention students using computers and took measures for the operation of the computer network.

At their hall he sat on a chair used by them and said it was built well. He learned in detail about its acoustic conditions. Noting that his visit to the school made him feel as if he had come to his birthplace, adding it offered him an opportunity to renew his determination to carry the revolution to completion. He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for the education and management of the school having a noble mission to bring up a backbone force, core force which will steadfastly succeed to the Korean revolution.

He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, minister of the People's Armed Forces, KPA Generals Pak Jae Gyong and Hyon Chol Hae, First Vice Department Director of the C.C., the WPK Ri Jae Il and Vice Department Director of the C.C., the WPK Hwang Pyong So.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


To Open the Gates of National Reunification
“Let all the compatriots open the gates of national reunification full of fresh confidence!”–this is one of the slogans set forth in the joint editorial published by Rodong Sinmun and other leading newspapers of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, seeing in the new year 2012.
Last year the reunification movement of the Korean nation suffered harsh trials and difficulties, owing to the confrontation manoeuvres of the south Korean authorities against the north.
A joint statement of the DPRK government, political parties and social organizations was issued, which proposed to hold wide-ranging dialogues and negotiations with the south Korean counterparts, including its authorities, and the DPRK made consistent efforts to realize the cause of national reunification. However, the south Korean authorities, turning a deaf ear to sincere efforts made by the north, responded to it by further intensifying war manoeuvres against the fellow countrymen in the north in collaboration with foreign forces. They even committed the acts contrary to morality by violently suppressing the south Korean people who were offering condolence on the sudden demise of Kim Jong Il, father of the nation, who had rendered immortal services to implementing the cause of national reunification.
It was entirely thanks to persevering efforts, peace-loving and reunification-oriented, made by the north that prevented possible armed conflict on the Korean peninsula from happening in the prevailing acute situation.
Greeting the new year, the north again called on all the Korean compatriots to unite and make a breakthrough for independent reunification.
The joint editorial stressed the need to maintain in a thoroughgoing way the stand of national independence and of putting the nation above anything else.
The stand of national independence is the basic ideal and the first and foremost principle for Korean reunification.
Through the miraculous events made in the inter-Korean relations after the publication of the June 15 Joint Declaration adopted in 2000, the entire Korean nation reaffirmed the conviction that they could achieve the country’s reunification without fail if they maintain the thoroughgoing stand of national independence under the ideal of By Our Nation Itself, basic spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
The year 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of the October 4 Declaration, the action programme of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
On October 4, 2007, the leaders of the north and south Korea met in Pyongyang, and adopted the Declaration for the Development of North-South Relations, Peace and Prosperity, the October 4 Declaration.
The declaration carried the agreements on important issues arising in promoting the inter-Korean relations, such as upholding and positively implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration, fully converting the inter-Korean relations into those of mutual respect and trust, achieving d├ętente and ensuring the permanent peace on the Korean peninsula, promoting balanced national economy and co-prosperity of the Korean nation, and so on. With the adoption of the October 4 Declaration, all the Korean people were filled with greater confidence in and optimism about national reunification. If this declaration had been successfully implemented, the Korean peninsula would not have been in such acute situation as it is now and the reunification might have already been achieved.
The south Korean authorities should not negate the two declarations, but establish a correct viewpoint and attitude towards their thorough implementation.
The DPRK’s joint editorial pointed out that the national reconciliation and unity is the precondition and guarantee for national reunification.
The Korean nation is a homogeneous one rare to be found in the world that has lived on the same territory, with the same blood, language and culture, sharing a time-honoured history of 5 000 years. However great the differences in ideologies and systems existing in the north and south of Korea may be, they cannot eclipse the national community that has been formed and consolidated in the course of a long historical period.
In order to achieve national reunification, the north and south should give top priority to the common interests of the nation and subordinate everything to them. Confrontation between fellow countrymen that is driving the inter-Korean relations towards catastrophe should never be allowed. In particular the acts that disgrace the dignity and foster distrust and antagonism cannot be tolerated in the slightest.
The joint editorial also stressed that the prevailing situation urgently demands that the war moves of the bellicose forces at home and abroad be checked and frustrated.
Last year the ruling forces in south Korea, in collaboration with the United States, launched the north-targeted joint military exercises known as Key Resolve, Foal Eagle and Ulji Freedom Guardian.
Last November they even staged large-scale war rehearsals on five islands and the surrounding waters in the West Sea of Korea.
A new war on the Korean peninsula means a nuclear war beyond imagination, and it will plunge not only the Korean nation but the neighbouring countries and the whole mankind into a nuclear holocaust.
Herein lies one of the reasons why the international community should not remain indifferent towards the achieving of peace and reunification of Korea. The south Korean authorities should immediately put an end to arms buildup and reckless war exercises against the north in collusion with the US. The US troops, the main obstacle to reunification of Korea and peace on the Korean peninsula, should be pulled out from south Korea without delay.
The international community sincerely hopes that Korea will bring about radical changes in the reunification movement this year and thus open the gates of national reunification. 

                                                  Korea in 2012
Greeting the new year 2012, the leading newspapers of Korea, including Rodong Sinmun, carried a joint editorial.
It has been an annual event to publish a joint editorial on New Year’s day in Korea, but this year’s drew the special attention of the world, for it was the first issue after the sudden death of its leader Kim Jong Il.
The joint editorial expressed Korea’s will to hold forever Kim Jong Il in high esteem and carry out his lifetime instructions to the letter.
This finds expression in the slogan “Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding, true to the instructions of the great General Kim Jong Il!” Found in its title and passages are not a few expressions like “true to the behests of General Kim Jong Il,” “as Kim Jong Il said,” and “true to the far-reaching plan of Kim Jong Il.”
The editorial also vividly portrayed the Korean people’s faith to carry forward and accomplish the socialist cause without fail under the leadership of their supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
The Korean people firmly believe that the dear respected Kim Jong Un is precisely the great General Kim Jong Il. It is their steadfast will to adorn the Korean revolution pioneered by President Kim Il Sung and whose victory after victory they won following Kim Jong Il, with eternal victory following the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Kim Il Sung (April 15) and the 70th birthday of Kim Jong Il (February 16).
The joint editorial stated that this year 2012 is the year when Kim Jong Il’s plan for achieving prosperity will bear a brilliant fruit, and the year of a grand march when a new century of Kim Il Sung’s Korea begins.
This year the Korean people will increase to the maximum the political and ideological might, the might of their unity, which is their first and foremost national power.
Along with this they will vigorously launch an all-out drive to implement the strategy for achieving prosperity set by the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The flames of Hamnam for a fresh, great upsurge in building a thriving nation which were kindled last year by Kim Jong Il during his energetic field guidance in South Hamgyong Province, represent the banner of the general offensive of the Korean people for the great victory in 2012.
The editorial pointed out that the flames of Hamnam for great innovation should flare up more fiercely in the sectors of light industry and agriculture, the leading sectors for the building of a thriving country.
The sector of light industry should direct utmost concern to making the modern production bases, which are associated with leader Kim Jong Il’s great care for the people, pay off and thus produce quality goods in larger amounts. In the agricultural sector it is necessary to achieve cyclic production between farming and stockbreeding, introduce the organic farming method in a proactive manner and take timely measures to satisfy the demand for farming materials and machinery needed to hit the target for agricultural production. This year Korea will ensure that the modern bases for stockbreeding and poultry farming and large-size fruit and fish farms, all having an important share in the improvement of people’s living standards, run at full capacity.
The editorial noted that the sectors of electric-power, coal-mining, metallurgical and chemical industries and rail transport, the vanguard sectors of the national economy, the sectors of basic industries, are charged with making breakthroughs in the grand onward march for the next 100 years.
The industrial revolution in the new century is the grand strategic line of socialist construction advanced by the WPK and the struggle for building the country into a powerful one with the knowledge-based economy of Korean style through the drive to break through the cutting edge.
Korea will give full play to the pioneering spirit and creative attitude displayed in making a rapid progress in producing the latest CNC machine tools, so as to drastically increase the capacity for developing new technologies and products of their own in all sectors and units of the national economy, and push forward in a far-sighted way the work of turning the national economy into a technology-intensive one.
The scientific research sector will make greater efforts to develop the fields of core, basic technologies including information and nano technologies and bioengineering, and technical engineering in major fields, while bringing science and technology close to production.
The editorial commented on the need to glorify Korea as a highly cultured, socialist one that would surpass the standards of the world civilization in all spheres of social life including education, literature and the arts, physical culture, the socialist culture and ethics and way of life.
It also emphasized that the appearance of Pyongyang should be improved to mark the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung. This year, too, Korea will make continuous efforts to consolidating the national defence capabilities in every way under the unfurled banner of Songun. The Korean people who have turned out in the new year’s onward march, united firmly around their supreme leader Kim Jong Un, are full of confidence in sure victory. They will surely achieve brilliant victory in their efforts of this year to open the gates of a thriving nation.


Faith of Korea
On receiving the terrible news of the sudden death of Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Korean people were struck with bitterest grief. There would be no other people in the world than the Korean people who were overwhelmed by wails of grief over the death of their leader.
The Korean people, however, do not remain grief-stricken.
What they cherish is the iron-like faith that Kim Jong Il will always be with them.
Kim Jong Il performed great exploits in his life. By administering unique Songun politics, he firmly defended socialism, the lifeblood and life of the Korean people, from the imperialists’ moves of aggression and of isolating and stifling Korea. He developed the Korean people into those strong in independence and rendered great services to the advance of cause of independence of mankind. Under his leadership a heyday of great prosperity was unfolded in the cause of building a thriving socialist nation, and the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration were provided to open up a bright prospect for national reunification.
Kim Jong Il made tireless efforts to make his people well-off, continuing his march of on-site guidance, before passing away on train owing to the excessive mental and physical exertion.
It is, therefore, natural that the Korean people will remember him for ever.
They are filled with a firm determination to add eternal glory to his ideas and cause and thoroughly carry out his lifetime instructions.
The banner of Songun he held high in his life will become the unfurled banner of socialist Korea, and Songun politics its basic political mode for all eternity.
The Korean people will be guided by the ideologies and theories clarified in his works in carrying forward and accomplishing the cause of socialism. His ideologies and theories embrace all realms of social life including politics, military affairs, the economy and culture, and are run through with profound philosophical contents. The Korean people are confident that only victory and glory will be in store for them when his ideas are thoroughly applied to their struggle without any compromise.
Everywhere in Korea bears the imprints of Kim Jong Il who, regarding as his greatest wish the well-being of the people, made ceaseless visits to them throughout his life. World-shaking miracles were achieved in their efforts to translating into letters the instructions he had given during his field guidance. In the future, too, they will effect a steady upsurge in the production in all fields and sectors true to his behests.
The Korean people are full of confidence to inherit and brilliantly accomplish through generations the cause of Kim Jong Il under the leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.
The Korean people have another great leader Kim Jong Un, who is identical to Kim Jong Il in ideology, leadership and personality. He has profound and versatile knowledge of political, military, economic, cultural and all other realms; he is especially well versed in military affairs and cutting-edge science and technology. He is strong in confidence and willpower, matchless in courage and pluck, extraordinary in organizing ability, and far-seeing. He is also possessed of the disposition to carry through the work what he is determined to do, a noble sense of comradely obligation and an ardent love for people.
To inherit and accomplish the cause of Kim Jong Il is his lifelong mission.
While having accompanied Kim Jong Il on his ceaseless field-guidance tours, Kim Jong Un has enjoyed boundless respect and admiration of the Korean people, for his outstanding ideo-theoretical wisdom, extraordinary leadership art, ardent love and noble qualities.
The Korean people are rallied as one around Kim Jong Un, entrusting him with their destiny and future. They have braced themselves up from the bitter grief over the sudden death of Kim Jong Il, and are displaying one-thousand-fold might.
Today, at the head of the Korean people, marching forward vigorously to carry out Kim Jong Il’s cause unfailingly and brilliantly, is Kim Jong Un.
The Korean people will support most faithfully the leadership of Kim Jong Un. Thanks to his leadership the single-hearted unity is being further cemented and self-reliant national defence capabilities constantly strengthened, thus giving fuller play to the might of Korea as a politico-ideological and military power.
The Korean people also vigorously launched a general onward march to build a thriving socialist nation, the lifetime ideal of Kim Jong Il, at the earliest possible date. They will surely achieve their causes of building a thriving nation and of national reunification. They will also continue to lead the progressive humankind who are aspiring after independence.
No force in the world will check the advance the Korean people are making, firmly united around their supreme leader Kim Jong Un. 

Even Nature Wails
Around December 17, 2011, the day when Kim Jong Il died, unusual natural phenomena were observed in the DPRK.
Mt. Paektu Writhes in Agony
Since olden times Mt. Paektu, with snow-capped peaks all the year round, has been called the ancestral mountain of the Korean nation. 
The mountain bears the footprints of Kim Il Sung, the legendary commander of the Korean anti-Japanese guerrilla army which fought to liberate Korea in the first half of the last century. It is also Kim Jong Il’s birthplace.
The ancestral mountain writhed in agony over the death of its son.
On the evening of December 16, the day before Kim Jong Il’s death, Lake Chon on the summit of the mountain trembled, the roar of cracking ice shaking the primeval forests all around. This phenomenon lasted until the 20th.
From the evening of the 18th to the morning of the 19th, thin flakes of snow fell heavily from the star-spangled sky over Kim Jong Il’s native home in the Paektusan Secret Camp.
On the evening of the 19th, a scarlet glow was cast over Jong Il Peak, reminiscent of the red flag associated with the leader’s whole life. 
Birds Weep
During the period of mourning that lasted until the 29th, people streamed endlessly to the venues of mourning service in all parts of the country. Strange “mourners” were also seen there. 
At about 8:30 am on the 21st, a pair of ringdoves appeared outside the hall arranged for mourning service by the Pukchang Area Coal Mining Complex in South Phyongan Province. They pecked at the windows of the hall as if trying to enter it. Despite failure, they appeared there five times. Eventually, they sat on a tree nearby and chirped for half an hour as if crying for the leader, before flying towards Pyongyang.
Approximately at 1:15 pm on the same day, seven eagles appeared in a row in the sky over the venue of mourning service at a mine in Yonsan County, North Hwanghae Province. They circled around the place 23 times and headed for Pyongyang.
Around noon on the 23rd, dozens of magpies were seen twittering over the plaza of the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang, as if joining the people in wailing before the large portrait of smiling Kim Jong Il put up in front of the house. 
At 1:00 am on the 25th, flocks of mallards began to quack on the Pothong River in Pyongyang, in the direction of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where the leader lies in state. At daybreak more than hundred mallards circled the river and flew towards the memorial palace. 
In other places falcons, Manchurian cranes, tawny owls and screech owls joined the mourners. 
Heaven Sheds Tears
Pyongyang, where the ceremony of bidding last farewell to the leader was to be held, witnessed a more mysterious phenomenon on December 28. 
The snow that began to fall the previous evening continued on, and the sky was as gray as the people’s sorrow of parting with their leader. 
As the hearse took off from the Kumsusan Memorial Palace and proceeded along the route extending for over 40 kilometres, millions of people lining the streets burst into tears wailing for their leader. At the same time the feathery flakes of snow changed into torrential downpour. Indeed, the land and sky were wailing at this historic moment. 
The snow ceased at the end of the ceremony. 
People said that the heaven was shedding tears over the death of the great man it had sent to the earth. 

His Excellency KIM JONG UN, Supreme Leader of D.P.R. Korean People
(Growing a sense of trust and social interest in Leader KIM JONG UN
in south Korea)

The internet press and other publications of south Korea have been carrying articles on greatness of Leader Kim Jong Un.
In the year 2010 alone, the internet press carried 1,198 normal news reports, well over 330 news reports on his field guidance, over 30 articles in admiration, 30 image pictures of Leader Kim Jong Un, and dozens of seminars on Leader Kim Jong Un were held.

I) Articles in admiration of natural disposition and distinctive ability of Leader Kim Jong Un

The press in south Korea continue to carry articles in admiration of greatness of Leader Kim Jong Un under such titles as “Emergence of general Kim Jong Un, young leader in 20s”, “Opening of Kim Jong Un era”, “The north holds an official ceremony of choice of successor” and others.

-          “It is said that General Kim Jong Un who is known to be incarnation of human love enjoys respect and endearment by a lot of revolutionary predecessors and comrades by way of affection and chemistry. It means that General Kim Jong Un gradually takes the place of chairman Kim Jong Il to become an axis of leadership and unity. In the center of society of the north stands Chairman Kim Jong Il, which will be solidly inherited and sustained by General Kim Jong Un.”
(internet homepage “Hope of Solidarity”)

-         “The Korean nation takes great pride in holding in high esteem President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Kim Jong Un. As it is led by outstanding leaders generation after generation, our nation will surely lead a happy life in a reunified land spanning 3000-ri.”
(Internet newspaper “Surprise”)

-           Other internet homepages carried writings; “With the emergence of General Kim Jong Un as a loadstar on the Korean peninsula, a new chapter of history will be opened on the Korean peninsula”, “It is indeed fortunate. It is a blessing for the nation and the humanity to have General Kim Jong Un.” and others.

-          “General Kim Jong Un was designated as the top celebrity in 2010 as a man who will hold sway over the tense situation on the Korean peninsula.”
( south Korean weekly “ Journal on Current Affairs”)

-          “Leader Kim Jong Un is designated as a celebrity for the special edition to honor the   magazine.”
(Special Edition dated April, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of its inception of monthly magazine “Nation 21”)

-          “Shortly after having officially named General Kim Jong Un as successor, the north surprisingly made public the uranium enrichment facility equipped with cutting-edge control system. It is tantamount to proud declaration that the north has secured a place among the nuclear power states, true to the intention of Chairman Kim Jong Il. With publicity of uranium enrichment facility following plutonium-based nuclear facility, policy of strategic patience of the White House has ended in a fiasco.”
(“Chajuminbo” & “Tongil News”) 

-           In addition, the other homepages carried such articles in admiration of General Kim Jong Un almost on a daily basis as; ” General Kim Jong Un of the north was named a top figure of concern for the year 2011 in the US magazine ‘Time’ above Putin of Russia and Xi Jin Ping of China. It showcases remarkable quality of General Kim Jong Un, backed by enormous influence of Chairman Kim Jong Il over the world politics” and “General Kim Jong Un, freshly known to the West shot to the world political spotlight in 100 days. The US and other western mass media reports in big letters that the image of General Kim Jong Un, stark resemblance to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, is full of vitality and appealing.”

-          “General Kim Jong Un of the north startles the world with his own unique activity shortly after his official nomination as successor. According to the north, idea of General Kim Jong Un is surely an all-out drive and his political mode is full-scale offensive.”, “While playing a leading role in the north-US confrontation during 100 days, General Kim Jong Un caught the western world off guard with his full scale offensive which deals blows in a row.”, “Thanks to outstanding diplomatic wisdom of General Kim Jong Un, the north secured the commanding position over the 6-party talks.”, “General Kim Jong Un of the north demonstrated remarkable political ability of holding sway over the situation in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the north-east Asian region with a firm grip on it.”
(Praiseful comments of the south Korean public)

II) Articles in admiration of unmatched courage and grit, outstanding military knowledge and leadership skill of Leader Kim Jong Un

-           “In early 2010, General Kim Jong Un inspected a tank unit and personally drove a modern-type tank to break into the simulated enemy base at high and low throttles and hit home the target. Everybody marveled at the tank driving skill of General Kim Jong Un beyond imagination. It is increasingly becoming a reality that General Kim Jong Un poses himself as a future leader of the sword and the pen.
(“Tank skill” carried by internet newspaper “Surprise”)

-           “The images of Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Kim Jong Un, carried by Rodongsinmun of the north, who looked at the mobile drill of the tank unit were stern. It is, therefore, judged that the possibility of Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Kim Jong Un making a decisive decision on national reunification within 2011 can’t be ruled out.”
(“Chajuminbo” dated January 2, 2011)

-           “In 2010, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, a self-acclaimed victorious war veteran suffered a shocking defeat in the war of wits and courage with young General in his 20s. The first showdown of wisdom and courage ended up in a victory for the young General. Unless it scraps its operational plan to invade the north and it accepts the north’s demand to sign the peace treaty, the United States will continue to suffer strategic and tactical defeats one after another such as that suffered by the victorious war veteran who was forced to swallow the bitter pill of defeat in the war of wits and courage.”,
-           “The recent silence of the US military which used to spill the information of north’s missile firings into the mass media shows that it was hugely shocked by the missile firings by the Korean People’s Army. The recent firing of missile “KN-06”, which sent a chill down the spine of the US, might have been conducted under the direct command of General Kim Jong Un. It is none other than General Kim Jong Un who played a key role in field deployment of this modern interceptor missile system. Already in mid-2000, General Kim Jong Un personally commanded the deployment of the G-2 interceptor missile complex around the Pyongyang city to build up a complete network of defense. General Kim Jong Un majored in artillery studies and played a leading role in applying satellite navigational system and computer application technology to military operations. To aggregate the above facts, it can be seen that General Kim Jong Un set in motion the locally made interceptor missile complex to neutralize the US north-targeted aerial drill codenamed “Max Sander”, thus giving shock to the US. It is why the US kept silent.
(“War veteran who suffered a shocking defeat” and “Missile firing and US silence” carried by internet newspaper “Tongil News” dated January, 2011)

-          “General Kim Jong Un, while personally commanding the military parade exercise to honor the 65th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, made sure that intercontinental missiles and full aspect of interceptor missile complex should be shockingly displayed, thus demonstrating enormous military capabilities, which caught the world military experts off guard.”, General Kim Jong Un surprisingly opened the uranium enrichment facility to the public following the military parade to honor the 65th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, thus plunging the US military and the political circle into an abject political crisis. Consecutively, he demonstrated the capability of being able to overwhelming the US-south Korean coalition forces by ordering powerful shelling on the Yonpyong island in the middle of the US-south Korean military drill.”, “The People’s Army, under the leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Kim Jong Un frightened the US and Ri Myong Bak regime into cowards with 3 military operations within 70 days from October to December, 2010.”
(Praiseful comments by the south Korean public from all strata of the society)
-           “General Kim Jong Un studied artillery at the Kim Il Sung military university. He is a genius who has modern military science and technology at his fingertips. In particular, it is said that he is well-versed in artillery and personally drew a military map with dimensional accuracy. Following his official nomination as successor, the first public appearance of General Kim Jong Un was at the artillery drill site. It might be General Kim Jong Un who personally commanded the shelling on Yonpyong isalnd. At that time the military was overwhelmed by the electronic warfare. The radar system of the marine corps stationed on the Yonpyong island was crippled by electronic waves released by the north. The military is not ready for countering the north’s electronic interception attack. In future, the cyber attack by the north’s cyber unit will be more aggressive under the direct command of General Kim Jong Un.”
(Comment by Kim Jong Dae, chief editor of military magazine “D&D Focus”),

-          “General Kim Jong Un of the north plays by highly planned political and military strategy. In a nutshell, the intention of Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Kim Jong Un is probably geared to settling the DPRK-US relations and building a virile and great nation.”
(Analysis by Pae Hak Sun, a senior fellow of the “Sejong Research Institute”)

Even the top political hierarchy and the conservative press of south Korea don’t conceal anxiety and impatience at the courage and grit and military strength of the north under the leadership of leader Kim Jong Un.

-           “The idea of ‘non-nuclear, Openness and 3,000’ is no longer practical as it is evident that the north will continue to stick to Songun (military-first) politics without reform and openness”,
(Pak Kwan Yong, former speaker of the south Korean National Assembly)

-           “It is unity that we lack compared to the north.”
(Kim Mun Su, governor of Kyonggyi province, south Korea)

-           “There is possibility that the People’s Army may attack 5 islands in the west sea under the direct command of General Kim Jong Un and the possibility of the 3rd nuclear test can’t be ruled out. The chance of seeing collapse of the north is slim with the emergence of successor Kim Jong Un.”
(Analysis by the security strategy research institute of the south Korean National Intelligence Agency)