Juche my ass - after North Korea's most recent "incident", The Big Picture on boston.com posted some charming pictures of this handiwork. Enjoy.http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/tension_in_the_koreas.html
November 24, 2010
Tension in the Koreas
Yesterday, November 23rd, North Korea fired scores of artillery shells at the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, killing at least four (two soldiers, two civilians), wounding 18 more, destroying several houses, and setting numerous fires in one of the most serious clashes between the two countries in decades. North Korea claimed it was a response to earlier shells fired by South Korea - which the South acknowledged had been fired, but as an exercise, and not into North Korean territory. 70,000 South Korean troops were beginning an annual nationwide military drill called "Safeguarding the Nation" in the area, near the spot where a South Korean naval vessel was sunk in March, killing 46 sailors - which Seoul also blamed on North Korea. This attack coupled with recent revelations about the North's nuclear capabilities and escalating threats and counter-threats have raised tensions around the region - even as athletes from both Koreas continue to compete on a world stage, against each other and other nations, in the Asian Games in China.
1. This picture taken on November 23, 2010 by a South Korean tourist shows huge plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on November 23, 2010. North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on November 23, 2010, killing four people, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South's military went on top alert.
2. A picture of smoke rising at Yeonpyeong Island after it was hit by dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea, is shown on a mobile phone of a resident of the island November 23, 2010.
3. A resident attempts to extinguish a house fire during North Korea's artillery shelling of Yeonpyeong Island November 24, 2010.
4. Smoke billows from a brushfire on a mountain on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.
5. Fire fighters extinguish a fire on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on November 24, 2010 after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells the day before.
6. Smoke billows from multiple locations on Yeonpyeong island near the border between North Korea and South Korea on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
7. Destroyed houses are seen on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, following artillery exchange between North and South Korea on November 24, 2010.
8. An aerial view shows destroyed houses on Yeonpyeong island, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, one day after North Korea's artillery attack on the island.
9. This handout picture taken and released on November 24, 2010 by the Ongjin County Office shows the badly damaged interior of a house on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea a day after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells.
10. Destroyed houses on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired artillery shells at the island, seen on November 23, 2010.
11. Residents are seen at an air-raid shelter after being evacuated in Yeonpyeong Island following an artillery attack by North Korea November 23, 2010.
A shell fired from North Korea is seen on Yeonpyeong Island November 24, 2010.
13. Residents wait to get aboard a ship before they leave Yeonpyeong island November 24, 2010.
14. South Koreans take a moment of silence for South Korean marines killed in a North Korean bombardment during a rally against North Korea's recent attack, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
15. South Koreans read extra edition newspapers in downtown Seoul on November 23, 2010 after North Korea earlier in the day fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island.
16. Members of the South Korean Coast Guard evacuate residents from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells the day before, on November 24, 2010.
17. South Korean survivors arrive as they are surrounded by relatives and media at a port in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.
19. Members of the media interview local residents from Yeonpyeong island as they arrive at the port in Inchon, west of Seoul, on a police vessel on November 24, 2010.
22. South Koreans look at military controlled areas at the Imjingak pavilion, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul on November 24, 2010. The United States-led U.N. Command in Seoul said on Wednesday it had called for talks with North Korea to seek ways to ease tensions on the peninsula after Pyongyang's deadly artillery shelling on an island in the South.
23. A North Korean soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong on November 23, 2010.
24. A border area of North Korea's west coast, dotted with artillery bunkers and a sign reading "Long live Great leader Kim Il-Sung and his revolutionary ideology!", as seen from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on January 28, 2010
25. South Korean protesters, with defaced portraits of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un, shout slogans during a rally against North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong island, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.
26. Protesters trample a portrait of North Korea leader Kim Jong Il in front of the Defense Ministry, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's troops were on high alert Wednesday as their government exchanged threats with rival North Korea following a frightening military skirmish that ratcheted tensions on the peninsula to new extremes.