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North Korea threatens to strike South Korea media outlets

Pyongyang has bristled at the slightest knock in Seoul's media coverage, which analysts say is a sign of weakness.
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North Korean performers sing during celebrations to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founding leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea has apparently entered into its missile-strike systems the coordinates of major South Korean media outlets.

The reason? Because when Pyongyang paraded thousands of children into the street to greet Kim Jong Un this week, South Korean media reported it as a propaganda stunt.

This couldn't be further from the truth, according to North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. The children were happy to be there, the state media outlet said, and the South's careless criticism amounts to a "campaign of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK."

To set the record straight, here is what happens to children in North Korea:

When babies are born, they are taken care of at palaces of babies and children are rapidly growing at children's palaces, bringing their talents into full bloom.

So, step off South Korea.

The above-said vituperation let loose by the group of traitors is nothing but a shriek made by the group, utterly discomfited by the bright future of the supreme headquarters of the DPRK and rosy future of the younger generation. ... From olden times, idiots are apt to see everything quite different from a reality.

Can South Korea make it up to the North?

We would like ask the Lee group if it wants leave all this to be struck by the DPRK or opt for apologizing and putting the situation under control, though belatedly.

And if they don't?

If the Lee group recklessly challenges our army's eruption of resentment, it will retaliate against it with a merciless sacred war of its own style as it has already declared. We are fully ready for everything. Time is running out.

South Korea, according to reports, is taking the threats seriously, since the statement mentioned specific coordinates of Chosun Ibo, Joongang Ilbo, and Dong-A Ilbo newspapers as well as KBS, MBC and SBS television stations and CBS radio. But they also said that no movements in the North Korean military have been detected.

UPI reported that North Korea expressed similar rhetoric following the 100-year anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth in April.

According to the KGS newsletter, which covers US security matters, the North's statement indicates its weakness.

The General Staff's prominence in announcing national policy is without precedent and is a sign of the weakness of the new Kim regime. The Vice Marshals and the Generals are in control and bridle at the slightest insult.

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