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From the mouths of North Korea's children: Hatred for the U.S.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 01:29

July 25 - North Korean children say learning about the Korean War helps them deepen their hatred of the U.S. ahead of the 60th anniversary of the war's end. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE School children gather in Pyongyang prepare to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean war. They pay tribute at the Palace of the Sun, home of the embalmed corpses of former leader Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung, who launched the Korean War in 1950. A math teacher gives his take on the war. (SOUNDBITE)(Korean) MATHEMATICS TEACHER, JI KYONG-SIM, SAYING: "Our leader single-handedly defeated the American bastards, who boasted about their great strength. So our students deeply understand that our great leader is the greatest in the world, the strongest and has iron will." In North Korea, the war's anniversary, is known as the "Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War." A 12-year old boy is proud to mark the day (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 12-YEAR-OLD MALE STUDENT, KIM TAE-HUN, SAYING: "I feel great, because we have beaten down the American bastards, who boasted about how they were the strongest in the world." A classmate echos the anti-US sentiment. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 12-YEAR-OLD FEMALE STUDENT, SO KYONG-A, SAYING: "It will solidify our generation's hatred of the American bastards, so that we can take more revenge against them in the future." North Korea has used the anniversary to underscore its defiance of U.N. sanctions, and its resolve in light of a perception of chilling ties with its sole major ally, China.

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From the mouths of North Korea's children: Hatred for the U.S.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 01:29