By Times Headline Writer
Of late, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cheered on a military unit tasked with killing South Korean politicians this week in a rare visit with soldiers.
Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA reported that Kim ordered the North Korean special operation battalion Friday to “eliminate the human filth occupying the South Korean presidential Blue House, military and the puppet government, all who have committed crimes that cannot be forgiven for all of eternity,” .
Kim told the soldiers they have been tasked with an “important mission,” to “put a sharp dagger in the enemy’s heart and to break its back.” Kim also observed the troops during shooting drills, helicopter rope suspension training and tactical raids.
His visit could signal that North Korea is preparing its guerrilla warfare capabilities ahead of a potential crisis, Yang Moo-jin, a South Korean professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, told UPI. North Korea has one of the world’s largest militaries, with 1,170,000 troops for 2002-2012 from its population of 25 million. The United States, in comparison, has 1,410,000 military personnel.