Tuesday, October 06, 2009


The cat is out of the bag. One of the suppliers of arms for local communists is North Korea. This country had not been mentioned among the insurgents' armorers until quite recently, with a disclosure from government authorities - that North Korea and mainland China had been pinpointed as among the main suppliers of arms of Philippine insurgents.

Pyongyang has become an international center for terrorist and guerilla training and there are hundreds of North Korean instructors in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The North Korean intelligence center in this part of the globe is located in Macau where, behind the facade of various commercial covers, agents are engaged in arranging logistics and banking facilities for arms deals and intelligence-gathering functions. In the words of one international military observer: "The sale of terrorist and military training is one way Pyongyang can earn hard currencies to help offset the extravagance of spending 25 percent of its gross national product to maintain the 5th largest army in the world."

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