Papers Observe Anniversary of KPA Supreme Commander
Pyongyang, December 24 (KCNA) -- Leading papers Friday editorially observe the 19th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's gaining of the supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army. They noted that Kim Jong Il is a symbol of the dignity, victory and mightiness of Songun Korea, stressing that the DPRK would enjoy eternal grandeur and prosperity under his leadership.
Rodong Sinmun said:
Kim Jong Il is a rare illustrious commander of Songun as he leads the country and the revolution with his unique political mode of Songun, an organic combination of politics and military affairs. Herein lie the source of the steady development of the Korean revolutionary armed forces and the high dignity and honor of the country and the nation.
The Songun exploits performed by Kim Jong Il glorified before the world the country, once trampled underfoot by foreign forces for being weak in national power, as a politico-military power and the strongest power in independence as it is possessed of matchless military power and the single-minded unity. This Songun exploit signifies the greatest feat as he translated the centuries-old desire of the Korean people into a brilliant reality.
Kim Jong Il is the benevolent father and a mainstay for the faith of the army and people of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Il is not only an invincible and iron-willed commander but a great supreme commander who trained the KPA as an invincible army and leads the single-minded tens of millions of ranks of revolutionary fighters with love and trust.
While glorifying the country before the world as an invincible power, Kim Jong Il has wisely steered the struggle of the Korean people for the great prosperity of Kim Il Sung's nation by dint of the matchless politico-military power.
We should advance full of confidence along the road of the Songun revolution led by Kim Jong Il, bearing deep in mind the immense pride and honor of recording a new chronicle of the victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche under his steersmanship.
Minju Joson stressed that the DPRK is sure to emerge victorious in the drive for building a great prosperous and powerful nation as long as the revolutionary armed forces are commanded by Kim Jong Il and there are the servicepersons and people single-mindedly united around him.