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North Korean Intelligence Officer flees South

North Korean Intelligence Officer flees South
April 20
13:36 2016
It’s no secret that Kim Jong-Un has been preparing for war. As reported by Fox News, the dictator announced as much during his annual New Year’s message.

“If invasive outsiders and provocateurs touch us even slightly, we will not be forgiving in the least and sternly answer with a merciless, holy war of justice.” – Kim Jong-Un 

The good news is that Kim stayed away from threats he has made in the past including North Korea’s nuclear weapons. He also said that he is open and willing to talk with any country seeking reconciliation and peace and has vowed to “aggressively attempt to improve ties with his southern neighbor.” buy provigil drug But what does this mean? 

This Monday, Seoul confirmed rumors that a North Korean official had defected to South Korea last year. The man (name withheld) was a colonel in the buy Lyrica online in uk General Reconnaissance Bureau (North Korea’s military intelligence agency). buy provigil mexico Among other crimes, the Bureau is believed to be responsible for:

• Two attacks in 2010 that killed 50 South Koreans
• Cyber attack on Sony in 2014

Other defectors from the communist nation view this unnamed colonel as an elite personage of North Korean society. “He is believed to have stated details about the Bureau’s operations against South Korea to authorities here,” laments the Bureau.

This Bureau official isn’t the only one to flee to South Korea. Just three days before news of the colonel’s defection was announced, South Korea confirmed that 13 North Koreans employed at a restaurant in Ningbo, China had fled to South Korea.

This is the largest group to defect since Kim Jon-Un seized control in 2011.

HwangJang-Yop_1673516cSo far, the most notable defection has been that of Hwang Jang-yop (pictured at left) in 1997. He was a senior member of the Workers’ Party and had even tutored Kim John II.

South Korea welcomed the defector with open arms, considering Jang-yop’s decision as proof that the South’s political system was superior to the North’s.

As reported by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, several of North Korea’s low-level officials working in foreign countries have fled to South Korea to avoid being captured in one of Kim Jong-Un’s purges.

I don’t blame them. South Korean spies claim that in 2015, Kim executed more than 70 of his own officials in a desperate effort to solidify his political position.

Since the Korean War (1950-53), over 29,000 North Koreans have fled south. The reason? Most want to avoid the North’s harsh, unstable political system and rampant poverty.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang continues to accuse its southern neighbor of enticing North Koreans to defect (South Korea denies this). As long as the two countries remain divided along what has become the planet’s most heavily fortified border, defection will continue to be a serious source of contention between the rival nations.


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