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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Report: North Korea to Disrupt South Korean Hosted G-20 Summit

Just like any other information coming out of North Korea take it for what its worth:

North Korea recently held a meeting, presided by Kim Jong-eun, the heir-apparent of Kim Jong-il, to disrupt the upcoming G20 summit in Seoul, a report said Wednesday.

Citing a high-level North Korean cadre, who recently visited Pyongyang to attend the Workers’ Party conference, Radio Free Asia said North Korea’s National Defense Commission, the North’s de facto most powerful organ, held an emergency meeting to compromise the G20 meeting, slated for Nov. 11-12 in Seoul.

The meeting was presided over by junior Kim, who was entrusted by his father, the head of the commission.

“The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally,” RFA said. “To prevent it from happening, a concrete set of measures were discussed.”  [Korea Times]

Was Kim Jong-eun chairing this meeting?  Who knows, but here is the most believable passage in the article:

But the RFA said that North Korea will stir security concerns in South Korea around the time of holding the G20 and support various South Korean civic organizations that oppose the get-together and engage in a negative campaign against the meeting within South Korea.

For those that have followed South Korean news for a while this shouldn’t be a surprise that the North Koreans would use South Korean civic organizations to disrupt the G-20.  These civic and anti-US groups have been on multiple occasions linked to North Korean spies.

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  • Teadrinker
    7:10 pm on September 22nd, 2010 1

    "The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally"

    So, the North Korean government is blaming its problems on a scapegoat…

    That's hardly news.

  • archieb
    8:28 pm on September 22nd, 2010 2

    Just once can the SK government stand up to these troublemakers and get tough with them? Or would that piss off theyr "ally", China?

  • Glans
    8:51 pm on September 22nd, 2010 3

    Aren't Obama, Clinton, and Geithner enforcing financial sanctions against North Korea, and getting other G20 countries to cooperate? That's good policy, the best US policy toward North Korea in many years, but then it's no surprise if “The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally.”

  • Tom
    8:51 pm on September 22nd, 2010 4

    Get tough as in US getting tough with China? :lol: You guys don't want to piss off the Chinese because they're holding your bankrupt economy hostage, why should Korea?

  • Angus
    10:46 pm on September 22nd, 2010 5

    I wouldn't worry too much about direct NK disruptions of the G20 meeting, after all China will be sitting at the table. However, that doesn't mean that their southern proxies (the professional agitators)won't stir up some shit. But hey, what would a G20 meeting be without some bomb throwing anarchists causing trouble?

  • a listener
    6:45 am on September 23rd, 2010 6

    “The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally,”

    If they did say that and actually do believe it, then they have officially gone full blown Sean Penn retarded.

  • Teadrinker
    10:21 am on September 23rd, 2010 7

    #5,

    True anarchists wouldn't gather in such large numbers.

  • Glans
    8:02 pm on September 24th, 2010 8

    Antisubmarie drills. Inside an NY Times story about unsuccessful talks for North-South family reunions, there's this tidbit: "… the United States military said it would hold antisubmarine warfare exercises with South Korean naval forces beginning Monday. … The drills, originally scheduled for the first week of September, were postponed because of a typhoon."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/world/asia/25ko

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