North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime is reportedly forcing local residents and workers to help finish his “five-star beach resort” before the conclusion of the Olympic games; ordering average citizens to provide wood and labor as the despot’s deadline looms.
The Hermit Kingdom is launching an all-out public relations offensive as the world turns its eyes to the Korean peninsula ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, building new facades, hotels, and tourist attractions in an attempt to lure foreign tourists.
According to the Daily NK, Kim’s regime has mobilized 120,000 soldiers and over 20,000 residents to help finish his highly-publicized “world level beach resort.”
“The authorities are now issuing orders for Wonsan area residents to provide construction materials for the mobilized workers before March,” said one source. “All households in the area must also contribute things like winter clothing and rice, which is resulting in endless complaints from the residents.”
“These are not just vanity projects, but they reflect his desire to look modern and upscale and counter the existing narrative,” a senior Korean expert told Fox News. “The Olympic outreach was a zero cost effort for them in terms of getting international attention for the facilities that they built for this occasion.”
CRISIS IN KOREA: 4.7 Million North Koreans Join Kim's Army to 'Destroy' USA
North Korean state-run media claimed Thursday that nearly five million citizens enlisted or re-enlisted in the country’s military to help defend the communist nation should war break out on the Korean peninsula.
According to USA Today, North Korean officials released a statement saying that millions of citizens have joined Kim’s army to “bring fire” to the United States. Over one million women enlisted to help the dictator “counter” American forces in the region.
“Over the past six days, millions of young men expressed their will for military enlistment to counter the U.S. force, and even some 1.22 million women vowed to voluntarily follow suit,” said the news agency.
The statement from Pyongyang comes hours after the Chinese government announced they would be shutting down all Korean-backed businesses operating in China within 120 days. Beijing’s new policy effectively cripples the North Korean economy, making it nearly impossible to import fuel, food, and other necessities.
China’s decision comes on the heels of punishing, US-led sanctions from the United Nations following Kim’s continued nuclear and missile tests. Earlier this month, dictator Kim Jong Un successfully tested a hydrogen bomb and launched a medium-range ballistic missile over Japanese Territory.
In response, President Trump warned Kim that the United States was prepared to “totally destroy” his regime should he continue to expand his weapons and missile programs; saying that “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un was on a “suicide mission” against the United States.
‘BIG CREDIT’: South Korea Says TRUMP FORCED Kim into Talks
South Korean authorities are giving President Trump ‘big credit’ for his tough talk regarding North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying the Commander-in-Chief deserves “big credit” for forcing Kim back to the negotiating table.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in thanked President Trump for his harsh rhetoric towards the communist regime on Wednesday, saying American pressure eventually prompted the hermit kingdom to reopen talks with the South for the first time in over two years.
“I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks,” Moon said at a news conference. “It could be a resulting work of the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure.”
The United States -along with regional allies- passed crippling UN sanctions last year in response to Kim’s continued nuclear and missile tests; cutting off essential supplies such as oil and food from the brutal regime.
The North Korean despot has taken a new approach towards his southern neighbors in recent weeks, wishing them a successful Olympic Games and hoping to “ease military tensions” as the two nations begin formal talks.
Earlier this month, President Trump made global headlines when he warned the dictator that the United States too has a “nuclear button,” but unlike Kim’s America’s button “actually works.”