Now it appears that North Korea have taken this warning to heart and an unusual radio broadcast seems to suggest that the Hermit Kingdom is gearing itself up for a pre-emptive strike.
NORTH KOREA BEGINS TO BROADCAST SPY MESSAGES AFTER SEVENTEEN YEARS OF SILENCE
At midnight at local time, a radio station called Pyongyang Radio addressed ‘members of the remote education university’ and announced a series of what are believed to be coded messages. T
he broadcast said, “From now on, we announce tasks of mechanical engineering review for the Unit 21 expedition members of the remote education university. Number 69 on page 602, number 79 on page 133, number 18 on page 216.” It is believed that this coded message contained instructions to North Korean sleeper cells lying undercover in foreign nations.
Presumably, the undercover agents are already well aware of what this coded message means and will be able to follow the instructions. It is also worth noting that a similarly coded message went out at around the same time that the North Korean military launched the ballistic missiles.
The practice of using coded radio broadcasts in order to communicate with undercover agents based in hostile foreign nations was common during the Cold War when North Korea housed a number of sleeper agents in their neighbors in the South. After the year 2000, relations between the two nations on the Korean Peninsula improved to a great extent and these coded messages ceased along with persistent threats and attacks on the South Korean people.
The re-emergence of the messages at this time suggests that under the auspices of Kim Jong-Un that the Hermit Kingdom is preparing itself for another period of hostile activity.