Is just about to start. I’m not going to try to embed the video because there are several possible channels, and some probably won’t work. Or they may put the parade on delay, as they did last year. I’ll post information as I get it and embed if I can. IIRC, the state channel doesn’t embed, but I could be wrong about that.
The big questions are how many missiles will be in the parade, and will any of them be new.
Meanwhile, for informed commentary, follow these folks on Twitter:
Hashtag is #JucheFest2018.
The police have cleared the route.
N. Korea military parade for the state's 70th birthday is expected to be live streamed here, exact timing unknown. Until then, follow along with some N. Korean television programming.https://t.co/VEl4EC9LbE
— Jonathan Cheng (@JChengWSJ) September 9, 2018
Update: Looks like they kept it to themselves.
A number of the Twitter follows I gave in the opening post are very sharp analysts of the photos of the missiles. Sometimes North Korea uses mockups in the parade. We don’t know what that says about the production status of the missiles – they may want to use mockups for other reasons, like not damaging the streets. North Korea doesn’t like it when the analysts point out the mockups.
There were several network news people in Pyongyang. They were taken away before the parade began, perhaps to meet Kim Jong Un.
I’ll write a post tomorrow. Going to bed in a little bit.
Yonhap confirms, citing intel sources, that the parade has been completed. No live broadcast; we might get images for this one out of the foreign journalists present before we get it from official North Korean media. https://t.co/Q0hq7M2trn
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) September 9, 2018