- (Note - The following was sent to me by an
analyst who shall remain anonymous. -GB0)
- On October 27th, 2001 a North Korean government press
conference was broadcast in Beijing by China News denouncing President
George W. Bush for insulting Kim Jung Il, President of North Korea, with
some pointed comments made by President Bush during the recent summit of
world leaders in Shanghai.
- The North Korean spokesman stated that the President's
description of the North Korean president as being "very
and "difficult to deal with" constituted a great insult to the
North Korean demagogue and that "Bush will pay dearly for his
- This is a very alarming statement and should not be taken
- "Loss of face" is the greatest indignity that
an oriental can suffer. Kim Jung Il, the son of Kim Il Sung, who has been
officially deified by the North Koreans has suffered a mortal catastrophe
to an oriental despot. The North Koreans feel that Kim has been singled
out and "dissed" by the leader of the Western World and so, in
the North Korean mentality, has been handed an insufferable affront to
his personal and political dignity. The only ways through which an oriental
can regain "face" is by receiving a public apology or by taking
vengeance on his enemy.
- An apology will not be forthcoming as neither President
Bush nor the State Department know that anything has happened . They don't
realize that Bush's off-the-cuff remarks were so negatively interpreted
and misconstrued by the North Koreans. There isn't a foggy notion in Foggy
Bottom than anything is amiss. But this is serious business for the North
Koreans and the statement quoted above, "Bush will pay dearly for
his words!", constitute, in this analyst's opinion, nothing less than
a declaration of war. There is no "in-between" with North
- The North Korean press conference was monitored by this
analyst several times over the course of the day as they were broadcast
in America by International News Network, the news cable system of the
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company).
- Today, October 30th, this analyst, identifying myself
as a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Federation of American
Scientists, contacted U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C. to inform
them of these observations and these developments as a "China
This analyst voiced great concern regarding the North Korean statement
and informed Secret Service that they must begin monitoring these
immediately. When asked "what and when", Secret Service was
that "what" is yet unknown but that "a gut instinct"
of the "when" would be in from 3 to 6 months. This analyst was
requested by Secret Service to monitor situation via Chinese broadcasts
and to notify their office of any developments in this area.
- I urge you to forward this information to any colleagues
who share my concerns for the life and safety of the President. The North
Korean spokesman's words have been ringing in my ears for days:
- "Bush will pay dearly for his words".
- How many ways can you interpret that?
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