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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country's highest mountain on horseback, according to state media. A series of photos released by KCNA show Mr Kim astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu.

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This is not the first time he has scaled the 2,750-metre peak and analysts say such gestures have been known to precede major announcements. The mountain holds a special place in the country's identity and is feted as the birthplace of Kim Jong-un's father.

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...Kim is preparing his people " and the world " for dangerous times ahead

The mountain Kim and his horse climbed is Mount Paektu, which has great symbolic and sacred meaning in North Korea. It's the mythical birthplace of the founder of the first Korean kingdom and it played a central role in both the Korean armed resistance to Japanese occupation in the early 1900s and later the Korean War, when guerrilla fighters led by Kim Il Sung " Kim Jong Un's grandfather and the founder of modern North Korea " used the mountain as a base.

It's so important to North Korea's national history and identity that Kim Jong Il (Kim Jong Un's father, who led the country until his death in 2011) literally rewrote history to claim he was born on the mountain (he wasn't " records show he was actually born far away, in the Soviet Union).

Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in even took a photo in front of the mountain when Moon made his historic visit to North Korea last year....

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-16 10:38 PM | Reply

It's wonder they could find a horse that could carry his fat ass up a mountain.

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 01:34 AM | Reply

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