North Korea threatens 'special actions' to take out South Korean government
North Korean soldiers carry a portrait of late leader Kim Jong-Il during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15.
April 23rd, 2012
03:09 AM ET

North Korea threatens 'special actions' to take out South Korean government

North Korea said Monday that it would soon initiate "special actions" aimed at destroying the South Korean president and his government.

North Korean armed forces will use "unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style" to carry out the actions, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report, adding that the operation would take 3 or 4 minutes.

It did not specify what those actions would involve.

An unusual broadcast on North Korean state television also announced the planned measures and showed images of people throwing rocks at a caricature of Lee Myung-bak, the South Korean president.

North Korean state media have consistently lambasted the conservative Lee and his administration. Recent reports have described them as "rats."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    North Korea's government is as cute as a group of first-grade students who have made death-ray guns from sticks.

    April 23, 2012 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. ron

    Oh, no!!! Not the "special actions" – anything but that...

    April 23, 2012 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    They sound like a bunch of four-year-olds squabbling over a firetruck...

    They need to concern themselves over how they're going to feed their people instead of playing "I'll get you, my pretty!"

    April 23, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. ron

    Ah... flashback to the wicked witch... hi banasy!

    April 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, ron.
      They certainly are acting like the Lollipop Kids...
      No disrespect to the actual LP, of course.

      April 23, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pelé

    They are going to serve up a steaming pot of Spotonwall by whoflungdung.

    April 23, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    The usual petulance to grab attention.
    However the Peninsula remains a flash point. The situation needs to be resolve and the world needs to pay attention.

    April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Phil Spectre

    North Korea – Special Actions. That's an oxy moron.

    April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bill

    Put the lotion on the skin

    April 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. poop

    am i the only one worried about this? i know they failed with nukes and yes they will probably try again. but it would be funny if it blew up in there own country. but still i'm concerned about us going to war with them. we already don't have any money. 🙁

    April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      I do not want to say this but the only way North Korea, Iran and other dictators will learn to not mess with other nations that just want piece is to Nuke them. I know that sounds horrible and I have seen first hand what war does to families, fellow soldiers and our enemies, but I feel this would have to be a nessary risk all nations that want piece to take. I served in the US Army in Iraq 2003-04 during the invasion and part of the stabilisation. War is not pretty but I feel it is nessary at times.

      April 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. copeland

    I sincerely hope they blow themselves up!! What a family of crazy SOB's these N. Korean rulers are! A massive heart attack or some such thing for the nutcases would do the trick for a while, but they are like Medusa, cut one snake off and another one takes it's place!

    April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TvNyC

    Relax everybody. Take a deep breath. Including the North Koreand. chillax.

    April 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JerseyJeff

    He's pounding his fist on the floor like a child slightly later than expected.... But still quite expected.

    April 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark

    Yes, special and peculiar actions... by throwing rocks at the picture of S. Korea's president...

    April 24, 2012 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. JerseyJeff

    If China won't hold up the sanctions on North Korea, as we saw with the Chinese mobile missle platform in the parade, how is the US or the international community going to do anything?
    If China can't keep sanctions when it benefits their international interests with a bordering country, what is the international community to do?
    What else can you squeeze out of a government that has nothing already?

    It's actually a much more troubling situation than I think most people realize. Is a multi-national nuclear arms race avoidable in South East Asia?

    April 24, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. steve

    they arejust like the USA More worried about building weapons then feeding there own people

    April 24, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
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