PYONGYANG, Prk. – In the hours following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was shot and killed on June 18th by an unknown assassin, the Department of Defense, under orders from President Barack Obama, deployed an unspecified number of U.S. Navy SEALs and other special operations forces to Pyongyang with orders to take out the remaining North Korean leadership and secure the country’s nuclear facilities.
“On June 20th, United States special operations forces, acting on my command, took control of eighteen nuclear facilities inside North Korea,” President Obama told the nation and the world during a televised address today. “Simultaneously, a second operation was carried out to eliminate top-tier government and military officials in Pyongyang. The Americans who took part in these operations exhibited extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took great care to avoid civilian casualties.”
The Department of Defense has yet to comment on the specifics of the mission but a Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told this reporter that the two-pronged operation was spearheaded by the Joint Special Operations Command and supported by three carrier strike groups in the Sea of Japan and the Korea Bay, a northern extension of the Yellow Sea.
President Obama, flying aboard Air Force One, landed at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport in North Korea Saturday morning and was promptly whisked away to the capital city in an armored U.S. military convoy supported by helicopter gunships. The president arrived at the heavily fortified Ryongsong Residence in northern Pyongyang, the main residential compound of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
In a live radio and television broadcast, President Obama, flanked by masked members of JSOC, declared himself Supreme Leader of North Korea, telling the Korean people, “America forgives you.” President Obama said “the time for democracy is now” and asked North Koreans to exercise patience during the transition period.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that Vice President Biden will assume the president’s duties while he’s in Pyongyang. “President Obama will split his time evenly between Washington and Pyongyang for the remainder of his term. However, the president wishes to express that his number one priority is, and always will be, America.”
Press Secretary Earnest said, following the end of his presidency, Mr. Obama and his family will take up permanent residence in Pyongyang where, backed by a strong U.S. military presence, he will “usher North Korea into a new age.” When asked by this reporter about the possibility of reuniting the two Koreas, Earnest said reunification with the South is something President Obama will “take into consideration.”