North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — affectionately referred to by the rest of the world as the “crazy fat kid,” — is highly suspected to be preparing for a nuclear bomb test on the anniversary of the birthday of North Korea’s founder. Also eerily known as “the day of the sun.”
Leading up to what could amount to a world-shaking nuke test, the latest reports say that Pyongyang is broadcasting a series of extremely weird mystery messages on shortwave radio. What do these mean?
The Daily Caller reports:
Pyongyang is reportedly broadcasting encrypted messages reminiscent of those used to contact spies during the Cold War.
Evidence suggests that a sixth North Korean nuclear test is coming soon, as U.S. officials report a nuclear device was planted inside the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Analysts says the testing site is “primed and ready” for another provocation.
Radio Pyongyang began broadcasting peculiar messages at 1:15 a.m. (local time). The messages included numbers and pages, such as No. 69 on page 823, No. 92 on page 467, and No. 100 on page 957.
“I’m giving review works in elementary information technology lessons of the remote education university for No. 27 expedition agents,” the broadcaster explained before repeating her message.
The messages are broadcast over shortwave radio.
During the Cold War, North Korea used this approach to give instructions to spies. The messages are believed to be a kind of book cipher, and North Korean operatives would listen for call signs and orders. “Each night, I would listen for my call signs,” Kim Dong-sik, a former North Korean spy who was captured in 1995, told the New York Times last summer.
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