NORTH Korea is planning to “scare the hell” out of the United States with a risky military stunt just hours before this month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.
On the opening day of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the North Korean regime plans to hold a massive military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its army. Writing about this on Twitter, Jean H. Lee, a Wilson Centre fellow who founded the Pyongyang bureau of the Associated Press in 2012, noted: “North Korea has formally changed the day it celebrates the creation of the Korean People’s Army from April 25 to February 8, and is planning a military parade to celebrate. How convenient: It’s also the day before the opening of Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics.”
Not everyone is pleased with North Korea’s presence in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
This effort to steal South Korea’s spotlight has caused some in the country to start referring to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the Pyongyang Olympics. And in a story headed “North Korea Hijacks the Olympics,” The Weekly Standard wrote: “The Olympics really are becoming North Korea’s show, regardless of which city they’ll actually occur in.” –South China Morning Post
According to Express UK- North Korea is keen to exploit the extra attention the peninsula will get during the tournament and is determined to seize the opportunity to show off its supposed military might.
Sources close to Pyongyang have warned despot Kim Jong-un is set to hold a huge parade the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
They said a large number of missiles will be on parade in a show of force sure to set alarm bells ringing in Seoul, Tokyo, and Washington.
Two military sources told CNN “hundreds” of missiles will be displayed on February 8 in an aggressive maneuver in the hermit state.
And one source did not rule out another missile test “in the near future” – despite a massive increase in sanctions on Kim’s kingdom in recent months.
One expert said the planned parade would be a huge blow to unification and peace talks.