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January 05, 2005

North Korean civil defense

The "Detailed Wartime Guidelines," a supposedly top secret North Korean manual recently published by a South Korean newspaper, informs North Koreans how to prepare for the American attack that Kim Jung Il insists is imminent. As the Associated Press describes it:

The manual urged the military to build restaurants, wells, restrooms and air purifiers in underground bunkers, which government offices and military units will move into if war breaks out.

When North Koreans evacuate to underground facilities, they should make sure that they take the portraits, plaster busts and bronze statues of Kim and his parents so that they can "protect" them in a special room, the guidelines say.

I'd like to see them take along the guy on the left instead.