By popular demand, here is the admittedly very cryptic ICBM "fireworks" Olympic statement from KCNA, in full. Let me know if you know what it means, but it's certainly provocative.
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KCNA: "It is self-evident that ICBM test-fire would not be 'fireworks' for the Winter Olympics."
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KCNA: "We value the north-south ties but have no intention to continue to show good faith and magnanimity even while seeing the confrontational fanatics dare challenge the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its sacred symbol."
KCNA: "We can not but take a serious consideration of our follow-up measures regarding the Winter Olympics. The south Korean authorities have to apologize, severely punish those involved in the crime and take a prompt measure to prevent the recurrence of such acts."
KCNA: "Dark clouds lay low over the prospect of the Olympics."
KCNA: "Far from making a deep bow to the fellow countrymen for their sincere efforts for the successful Olympics, the conservative groupcommitted such shuddering acts in the eyes of the delegation of the DPRK. They are a despicable group of gangsters in human form."
KCNA: "This is a never-to-be-condoned hideous crime as it is an intolerable mockery of the sincerity and efforts being made by the DPRKand a decapture political provocation to turn the Olympics into a theatre for escalating confrontation between the north and the south."
KCNA: "They went on the rampage, torching a portrait symbolizing the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and a DPRK flag, not content with talking hoarse that 'Phyongchang Olympics is about to change into Pyongyang Olympics'."
KCNA: "Timed to coincide with the arrival of our fielddelegation for dispatch of an art troupe in Seoul that day, coteries of the 'Korean Patriotic Party' flocked to the plaza of Seoul Railways Station where theyviciously slandered the DPRK's participation in the Olympics."
KCNA: "A hideous provocative act, openly perpetrated in downtown Seoul in broad daylight on Jan 22, clearly proved that the wild act of thetraitors challenging the trend ofhistory toward the improvement of the north-south ties and reunification has reached the extremes."
KCNA: "The puppet conservative forces have gone beyond a tolerance limit in their ill intention to chill the atmosphere for the improved north-south ties and ruin the great event of the nation, shocking the public at home and abroad."
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KCNA: "The mindset of the panic-stricken Americans is that the higher the level of confrontation with the DPRK, the world-level nuclear power and a rocket power, the higher the level of disaster to be inflicted upon them."
KCNA: "It is none other than the U.S. which is trembling with fear, stricken by extreme horror and pressure even by a single message and by a flash in the sky."
KCNA: "The U.S.is on jitters, being seized by 'fear of the north's missiles.' A ballistic missile threat warning was released throughout Hawaii, U.S. by a mistake recently."
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KCNA: "We warn once again the south Korean conservative media persons that the north-south relationship may be disrupted though it took the first good step and an unpredictable incident may occur due to misrepresentation made by them."
KCNA: "Those who are not able to put even a bowl of rice on the feast table, are spouting criticism, far from making a deep bow of thanks. They are, indeed, a group of ignorant gangsters bereft of elementary obligation, to say nothing of the qualifications as media persons."
KCNA: "Out of sincere hope for the successful holding of the international games, we made a bold and magnanimous proposal startling the world at the outset of the year. It goes without saying that it is south Korea which is to benefit most from themeasures taken by the DPRK."
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KCNA: "Whoever has national conscience even a bit would not run amuck to spoil theclimate of reconciliation, speaking ill of the exciting event brought about by such noble patriotism and love for compatriots and the fact that south Korea greatly benefits from the event."
KCNA: "They are, indeed, human scum obsessed with pro-U.S. sycophancy and confrontation with the fellow countrymen."
KCNA: "Mad men are making desperate efforts to block the improvement of the north-south relations, while committing unpardonable atrocitiesdefaming the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and burning the DPRK flag and the Korean Peninsula flag in the heart of Seoul."
KCNA: "Hong Jun Phyoclaimed that 'the north is making the Phyongchang Olympics the Pyongyang Olympics with a spoon only', 'it is the venue for promotion of Nazism', and 'the north is using the international sports festival for the south-north political show'."
KCNA: "Representative of the 'Liberal Korea Party' Hong Jun Phyois the top-class political profiteer and chieftain of thieves without an equaland is nicknamed a would-be rapist, 'Hong Quixote', 'Hong Trump,' etc. for his despicable words and deeds."