Here’s the latest on North Korea.

North Korea denounced the U.S., South Korea and Japan for “reckless moves” to create a military alliance that threatens peace in North Asia.

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Here’s something you don’t see every day. This is a mashup of adorable propaganda videos I found via URL hacking on the web site of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in November 2004. These videos were removed from the site (perhaps, I speculate, because of the translation errors in the narration, particularly involving Kim Jong-Il’s title). You can see plenty of Soviet and Chinese cultural and politcal influence, overlaid on Korea’s basically conservative, Confucian, authoritarian mind-set. Transcript: “… independent, self supporting and self reliant and national defense. The parading units start marching across the square amid resounding cheers. Columns from military schools of different levels are marching proudly, demonstrating the vitality of the party’s line of making the entire army a cadre army and modernizing the entire army. They are marching with a feeling of great honor of being under Kim Jong-il’s leadership. The seasoned leadership of Kim Jong-il, the brilliant son and general, who strengthens the revolutionary armed forces to be invincible, has made it possible to develop an army of competant military commanders who are equipped with a Juche-orientated military thoughts and methods of rule. Kim Jong-il has strengthened the people’s army into the main force of the revolution that lays the socialist course and enter powerful force capable of defending the country at any cost. “Foundation of the people’s country by president Kim Il-song after winning

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