Starting the Day the North Korean Way

The ISIS Threat Colloquium (Part 2) 

by Sundar J.M. Brown, ed.

0700: Kicking it off with an earlier-than-usual morning video-conference intelligence briefing on DPRK. Perhaps an inauspicious start to the day considering the topic, but here we go. At least the wildly bombastic North Korean rhetoric is always highly entertaining.


In brief:


  • DPRK claims, “hideous terrorist group” conspired with CIA and South Korea’s Intelligence Service (IS) to, “commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership” via, “biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance”.


  • DPRK claims to have “recently uncovered and smashed” said plot.


  • Historically, South Korean Defense Minister, Han Min-Goo (Koo), speaking in September 2016, confirmed option to assassinate Kim Jon Un saying, “Yes, we do have such a plan.”


Rather Meaningless but of amusement:


  • The acronym for South Korea’s intelligence service is identical to that of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (DAESH).



About Sundar JM Brown

A University of Pennsylvania-trained South Asianist, Seminary-educated Theologian, and Intelligence Community Professional, Sundar J.M. Brown specializes in analysis of Theoterrorism, Counterterrorism and HUMINT Operations. His regional focuses include terror groups/acts in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Middle East and Africa. His primary expertise is Theoterrorism, the intersection of Terrorism and Theology. His present research focuses on apocalyptic themes in terrorist ideologies and on the theological components informing the radicalization and deradicalization of Violent Religious Extremists and Militants. He is the Founder and Director of the IntelliGen Conference on Religion & Violence. *Sundar's Twiter: @SundarJMBrown *Sundar's YouTube Channel: *Sundar's Blog:
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