For John, BLUF: Kim Jung-un and the North Korean Government are using the Olympics to try to maneuver for a breakup of the ROK/US alliance, to make it more easy to gobble up South Korea. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Yonhap News, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 27 January 2018.
Here is the lede plus three:
SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea strongly condemned the South Korea-U.S. alliance Saturday, accusing their joint defense efforts of being aimed at toppling its communist regime and saying such efforts may also lead to an end of ongoing dialogue between the two Koreas.The Kim Family Regime (KFR) is all about taking control of all of Korea, and preserving the KFR.
"The South Korean government must realize its foul military consultation with the U.S. may be a foolish act that will put out the hard-earned chance of improving the North-South relationship and ruin its own fate," Rodong Sinmun, a daily newspaper published by the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a signed commentary.
The commentary was largely aimed at criticizing the two-plus-two Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group talks held last week between Seoul and Washington, in which the allies agreed to continue maintaining U.S. defense assets around the Korean Peninsula.
However, it also came one day after the allies confirmed a resumption of their delayed joint military drills in South Korea immediately following the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea's PyeongChang from Feb. 9-25.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff