North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Visits Historic Korean War Site
kpopluv, June 9, 2015, 9:44 a.m.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a historic war site and called for the strengthening of anti-U.S. spirit fostered by his grandfather Kim Il-sung, according to its state-run media Tuesday.
The North characterizes the Pyongyang compound associated with the 1950-53 Korean War as "holy land," as it was used by the late founding leader as the supreme command post during the war.
Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, is a role model for Kim Jong-un, reportedly in his early 30s. The young leader is apparently trying to imitate his grandfather in speaking and actions. Kim ordered the construction of a 1,770-square-meter "revolutionary museum" on the site and it has been completed recently, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
It said Kim looked around the facilities used by his grandfather with "deep emotion." "The President (Kim Il-sung) fought open battles as he had to beat the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces externally and frustrate every move of the spies hired by the U.S. imperialists and anti-party factional elements to stamp out the Korean revolution with blood-shot eyes internally during the Fatherland Liberation War," Kim Jong-un was quoted as saying.
He underscored the need for North Koreans to visit the site in order to enhance such revolutionary spirit. The communist regime calls the Korean War the Fatherland Liberation War and claims its victory.