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  • (3rd LD) N. Korea vows to launch rocket

    09/14/2015 9:25:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/09/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea vows to launch rocket 2015/09/15 01:17 (ATTN: UPDATES with US reaction; ADDS to dateline) SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space research, cementing speculation over a provocation by the country near its key anniversary. North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration "is pushing forward in the final phase the development of a new earth observation satellite for weather forecast," the Korean Central News Agency said. "The world will clearly see a series of satellites...
  • UN Security Council unanimously approves Iran deal; EU Ministers Approve Pact Ahead of UN Vote

    07/20/2015 7:55:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 07/20/2015 | BY MARISSA NEWMAN AND AP
    The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal and paving the way to lifting longstanding sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The 15-0 approval of the Iran nuclear deal clears one of the largest hurdles for the landmark pact, which will now go before the US Congress where it may face an uphill battle for confirmation. The UN vote came shortly after the European Union approved the nuclear deal, okaying the pact between the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and Iran that lifts punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange...
  • Norks -Deeply Offended by Accusation of Faked Submarine Missile Launch- Make Brazen New Claims...

    05/21/2015 3:45:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    (1 week prior to capitalist mission forever trumpeted in shallow propaganda of American running-dogs) More at Reaganite Republican
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles

    03/20/2015 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 12:24 PM EDT
    A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster Sky News that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by the United States. Asked whether North Korea has the ability now to launch a nuclear missile, Hyun replied, “Any time. Any time. Yes.” “If the United States strike us we should strike back,” he said. …
  • U.S. Envoy to Seoul Lippert Injured in Attack by Armed Assailant

    03/04/2015 3:18:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 71 replies
    Yonhap ^ | (Thursday), March 5, 2015
    U.S. envoy to Seoul Mark Lippert was seriously injured Thursday morning after being attacked by an armed assailant, official sources said. The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place. Lippert, bleeding heavily, was rushed to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the suspect was immediately arrested although his or her identity is still not known.Image source
  • North Korea Officially Called James Franco And Seth Rogen’s New Movie ‘Evil’

    12/04/2014 2:15:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    MTV ^ | 12/04/2014 | by Kase Wickman
    Surprise, surprise: North Korea is somewhat less than psyched about the upcoming Christmas release “The Interview.” What’s not to love about a movie starring beloved comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen? Well, if you’re North Korea, uh…a lot of things. For starters, the movie is based on Rogen and Franco’s characters, a TV news duo, accepting an assignment to interview North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Fun! Cool! Less cool, from North Korea’s point of view: they’re also given an assignment from the CIA to kill him. One wonders as well what North Korea thinks of the use of Katy Perry’s...
  • Secrets of Saddam's nuclear programme hidden under tree

    09/25/2004 1:15:57 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 25, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    AN IRAQI scientist-turned-author says the most significant pieces of his country’s dormant nuclear programme were buried under a lotus tree in his backyard, untouched for more than a decade before the US-led invasion in 2003.But their existence, Dr Mahdi Obeidi writes in a new book, is evidence that the international community should remain vigilant as other countries try to replicate Iraq’s successes before the 1991 Gulf war to develop components necessary for a nuclear weapon. In The Bomb in my Garden, Dr Obeidi details Saddam’s quest for a nuclear bomb: "Although Saddam never had nuclear weapons at his disposal, the...
  • Life in the Gruesome Stalinist Hell of North Korea (gallery)

    08/18/2014 6:09:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Talk about lack of public beach access:1500+ miles of DPRK coastline are lined with an electric fence to deter potential defections by sea More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

    07/02/2014 8:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2014 11:35 PM EDT | Eric Talmadge
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday his government will lift some of its sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s decision to create a committee to investigate the fate of at least a dozen Japanese who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. Abe said he was satisfied the committee has the mandate to carry out a serious investigation into the abductions, though previous deals with the North have fallen through. Japan will continue to abide by UN-sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. …
  • China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked

    05/05/2014 2:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2014 | Julian Ryall in Tokyo
    Beijing's lack of faith in rule of Kim Jong-un exposed in contingency plans to detain key North Korean leaders, set up border refugee camps and respond to "foreign forces" China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the collapse of the North Korean government, suggesting that Beijing has little faith in the longevity of Kim Jong-un’s regime. Documents drawn up by planners from China’s People’s Liberation Army that were leaked to Japanese media include proposals for detaining key North Korean leaders and the creation of refugee camps on the Chinese side of the frontier in the event of an outbreak...
  • North Korea publishes list of U.S. human rights abuses

    05/04/2014 8:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Shortly after the United Nations released a comprehensive report detailing North Korea’s crimes against humanity, the autocratic state has angrily responded with it’s own report on abuses it sees inside the United States. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday published an article titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.” The report lists a number of complaints against the U.S., including the “racial discrimination” that was supposedly revealed during the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. “The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are...
  • North Korean News: US a 'Living Hell', 'World's Worst Human Rights Abuser'

    05/01/2014 7:12:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frances Martel
    North Korea's Korean Central News Agency unleashed a torrent of wild accusations and even wilder grammatical errors at the United States this week, accusing President Obama of 'indulging in luxury' and crowning the nation a 'kingdom of racial discrimination' over the Trayvon Martin case. In a column titled "News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Record in US," the news agency accuses the United States of hypocrisy in maintaining such dire human rights circumstances while also celebrating "the 50th anniversary of the institution of citizenship act in the presence of President Obama." While it is unclear what the "citizenship act" is...
  • Reputed North Korean drones worry officials in the South

    04/12/2014 10:12:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 4/11/14 | Chico Harlan
    South Korea has long taken unusual pains to keep people from aerially photographing its presidential palace. On a mountainous hiking trail that winds behind the blue-roofed palace, cameras are restricted. The satellite mapping service produced by Naver — Korea’s version of Google — resorts to a Photoshop trick, depicting the Blue House, set just north of Seoul’s downtown, as a bushy forest.Such covertness is often excused as the duty the of a country technically at war. Decades ago, North Korean commandos tried to raid the palace. Pyongyang could presumably plan worse.It was with a degree of chagrin, then, that South...
  • Dennis Rodman to be U.S. ambassador to Iran [Probably satire.]

    01/15/2014 8:49:07 AM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Due to incredible advances in Iran's nuclear disarmament, diplomatic representation is necessary. Ambassador Rodman Improvements in U.S. - DPRK relations fostered by Dennis Rodman, unofficial Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), succeeded beyond even the wildest of speculations. Indeed, he helped to make our relationship with the DPRK better even than our relations with many of our formerly closest allies. Although President Obama's own historic foreign policies deserve much of the credit, His limitless humility makes him delighted to share the fruits of His success with others. To proclaim His recognition of Mr. Rodman's own successful efforts, He has established diplomatic relations...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • US sending extra combat unit to South Korea

    01/07/2014 6:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The U.S. is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers. A brief Pentagon announcement said the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to two locations in South Korea on Feb. 1....
  • Rivalries Within North Korean Elite Led to Purge, South’s Spy Chief Says

    12/23/2013 5:19:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 2013/12/24 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    Rivalries Within North Korean Elite Led to Purge, South’s Spy Chief Says By CHOE SANG-HUN SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s intelligence chief said Monday that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, who was executed this month, apparently had not plotted a coup as Pyongyang had said, but had fallen victim to intrigue within the country’s elite over lucrative business deals, according to lawmakers in Seoul. Mr. Jang, 67, who was once believed to be the second most powerful man in North Korea, was executed on Dec. 12 on charges of plotting to overthrow his...
  • N. Korea: Is Kim Jong-un a Puppet of Hardline Brass?

    12/18/2013 10:26:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2013/12/19
    Is Kim Jong-un a Puppet of Hardline Brass? Speculation is growing that hardline North Korean generals were behind the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song-taek and that Kim was merely their pawn. That would be worrying for South Korea, which would face an increased threat of military provocations. Park Hyung-joong at the Korea Institute for National Unification said Jang's purge was part of a power struggle where factions in the military that Jang had stripped of their lucrative businesses tried to regain them. Forces opposed to Jang, who was seen as a moderate, used a purported challenge to...
  • Kim Jong Un’s former classmates say he really is ‘dangerous, unpredictable, prone to violence’

    12/17/2013 2:36:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies
    WP ^ | 2013/12/16 | Max Fisher
    Kim Jong Un’s former classmates say he really is ‘dangerous, unpredictable, prone to violence’ By Max Fisher, Updated: December 16 at 12:39 pm North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS) The U.S. government reached alarming conclusions about the personal character of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un based on interviews with people who knew him when he was a student in Switzerland, former U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell revealed on CNN over the weekend. The official U.S. assessment of Kim's character is perhaps not, on its face, very...
  • Kim Jong-un's Aunt Helped Purge Her Own Husband in North Korean Treachery

    12/12/2013 4:26:03 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    abc ^ | ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2013‎ | JOOHEE CHO
    Details emerging from North Korea about Kim Jong-un's surprising public purging of his uncle from a top position indicate that it was a family affair with his aunt and brother, armed with a pistol, taking part in the arrests of ranking officials. ... "What you have to understand is that the North Korean dynasty is run by an absolute blood-based hereditary mindset," pointed out Lee Yun-keol, the president of North Korea Strategic Information Service Center. The purge drama was designed by Kim Kyong-hee, Jang's wife, and Kim Jong-un, Lee said. ... The South Korean media have also been reporting that...
  • N. Korea: Jang Sung-taek Being Dragged Out (State TV airs the moment of his arrest)

    12/08/2013 11:10:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013-12-09
    /begin my translation Jang Sung-taek Being Dragged Out Jang Sung-taek Being Dragged Out (Seoul=Yonhap News) On Dec. 9, N. Korea's Chosun Central TV aired the picture of arrest of Jang Sung-taek, Vice Chairman of National Defense Commission, at an expanded session of ruling Party's Politbureau. 2013.12.9 /end my translation
  • Kim Jong-un's uncle ousted from military post and associates executed

    12/03/2013 2:14:48 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 39 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Dec 3, 2013 | Staff
    The National Intelligence Service (NIS) told a parliamentary committee that it believed Jang Song-thaek had been removed as vice chairman of the North’s top military body, the National Defence Commission. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle, seen as his nephew’s political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and several associates executed, South Korea’s spy agency said on Tuesday. According to the NIS, Jang was “recently ousted from his position and two of his close confidantes – Ri Yong-ha and Jang Soo-kil – were publicly executed in mid November”, lawmaker Jung Cheong-rae...
  • Liberated US Tourist, Held Captive in North Korea, Declines Ride Home With Joe Biden

    12/07/2013 5:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Can you blame him? 13 hours on a plane with Joe Biden is not exactly a dream getaway. 85 year-old Merrill Newman, a war veteran, declined a ride home on Air Force Two with Joe Biden. Newman was deported after being detained over his role in special forces operations in the Korean War six decades ago. (Daily Mail) The Daily Mail reported: An 85-year-old U.S. tourist detained in North Korea for six weeks for alleged ‘war crimes’ has landed back in San Francisco after catching a flight from Beijing. North Korean state media said Saturday that Merrill Newman, a war...
  • UN Organizations Pay Homage to Dead North Korean Leaders

    09/07/2013 10:59:03 AM PDT · by docbnj · 7 replies
    Korean News (Pyongyang) ^ | 5 Sep 2013 | anon
    Staff Members of Missions of Int'l Organizations Pay Floral Tribute to Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Staff members of the missions of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the World Food Program here laid floral baskets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Thursday on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the DPRK. They placed floral baskets before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and paid tribute in the...
  • Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records

    05/23/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Shot: President Obama’s speech today: Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. That is why I have called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government over-reach. I have raised these issues with the Attorney General, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the Attorney General to report...
  • International Marathon held in Pyongyang (North Korea) (Posted on DPRK Connection FB today)

    04/15/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT · by mnehring · 16 replies
    (this was posted on the DPRK North Korea Connection Facebook page today.)Video Link Published on Apr 17, 2012 Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The IAAF-25th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon took place here on Sunday. My note. This marathon was over a year ago yet the DPRK posts a reference to this on their Facebook page today, just a few hours before the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • N. Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Tokyo In Event Of War, Or If Japan Downs Test Missile

    04/12/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Fennie · 53 replies
    RT News ^ | April 12, 2013
    Pyongyang warned that Tokyo would be its primary target if war broke out on the Korean Peninsula, if Japan maintains its "hostile posture." It also threatened a nuclear strike against the island nation if it intercepts any North Korean test missiles. In the comments, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday, Pyongyang lambasted Tokyo's standing orders to shoot down any North Korean missile heading towards Japan, Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reports.
  • North Korea warned foreigners in South Korea to take evacuation measures

    04/08/2013 11:37:51 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 9, 2013 | Christine Kim
    "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war,"
  • Secret DPRK Surveillance Photo Reveals Conflict About To End

    04/08/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 14 replies
    Vanity Humor
  • Kim Jong-un Wants Phone Call from Obama - report (He wants his money)

    04/08/2013 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KBS ^ | 4/8/2013 | KBS
    North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is waiting for United States President Barack Obama to make a phone call to Pyongyang to discuss easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, according to Russia’s news agency Itar-Tass. The report cited United Kingdom diplomats, saying Pyongyang was demanding the U.S. president personally call Kim Jong-un as one of the conditions to relieve the current conflict at hand.
  • China Helped North Korea Target American Cities

    04/08/2013 1:07:47 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies ^ | 4/07/2013 | Gordon G. Chang
    Today, Kim Jang-soo, South Korea’s new national security director, said North Korea may fire off a missile as soon as Wednesday. The launch will undoubtedly be a test of an intermediate-range missile, not an attack. North Korea last week moved two missiles, which were subsequently loaded onto mobile launchers, to its east coast. Many expect the missiles, which have been subsequently moved to hidden locations, will be fired in trajectories arcing over Japan. ... The KN-08 sits on an eight-axle mobile vehicle—a transporter-erector-launcher in military lingo—that can hide and shoot, so America’s costly missile defense system is considered necessary because...
  • Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)

    04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 127 replies
    Yahoo Japan Headline News (original in Japanese) from Japanese news sources ^ | 7 April 2013 | Yahoo! News Japan (original in Japanese)
    Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with...
  • DPRK's Kim Jong-un Pacified. Peace At Last (humor)

    04/06/2013 3:20:22 PM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies
    Vain Vanity with no Blog Pimping
  • N. Korea approves nuclear strike on US

    04/03/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 186 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/3/13 | AFP
    SEOUL — The North Korean army said Thursday it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means". "The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
  • Rep. Peter King: US could make preemptive strike on North Korea

    04/03/2013 12:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday that the United States had the right to take preemptive military action against North Korea if there was "solid evidence" that Kim Jon Un planned to attack the U.S. or South Korea. "If we have good reason to believe there's going to be an attack, I believe we have the right to take preemptive action," King said on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront.""I don't think we have to wait until Americans are killed or wounded or injured in any way," he continued. "I'm not saying we should be rushing into war, don't get me wrong,...
  • NKorea delays SKorea entry to Kaesong industrial park (serious escalation)

    04/02/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 36 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | April 3, 2013 | Bangkok Post
    North Korea on Wednesday delayed the entry of South Koreans to a joint industrial complex in a rare move amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula, the South's Unification Ministry said. "North Korea has not yet given us the daily permission for the entry of 484 South Koreans into Kaesong today," a South Korean Unification Ministry spokeswoman told AFP. The border crossing usually takes place at 8:30 am (2330 GMT), but there has been no word from the North's officials for almost an hour, she said. The delay sparked fears the North could carry out its threatened shutdown of the...
  • Nuclear War to Be Conducted on Korean Peninsula

    03/30/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 105 replies
    Nuclear War to Be Conducted on Korean Peninsula Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- A nuclear war has turned out to be an established one on the Korean Peninsula. Despite the repeated warnings of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United States, for the first time, made B-2A fly from Whiteman air force base in Missouri State over south Korea on March 28 to launch an exercise of striking ground targets aimed at the DPRK. Earlier, a formation of U.S. B-52 based in Anderson air-force base on Guam flew to the sky above south Korea and staged nuclear war exercises...
  • Austin Texas targeted for destruction by North Korean missiles

    03/29/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 105 replies
    Digital Texan ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jack Hambrick
    Is Austin ready to handle a nuclear missile attack? Austin is one of four cities that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his generals have slated for destruction by long range nuclear missiles. Austin is seen targeted on a chart labeled “US Mainland Strike Plan” in pictures released Friday by the state-run Rodong newspaper. The pictures of Kim and his top generals is supposed to be from and emergency meeting. The state of Hawaii, Washington DC, and Los Angeles are also going to be taken down along with Austin. Kim is apparently angry about U.S. stealth bombers doing a public...
  • Every North Korean Website Just Shut Down [For most of the day]

    03/12/2013 9:48:44 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 116 replies
    VGChartz ^ | March 12, 2013
    As of ~10 minutes ago, every North Korean website has gone offline. I can't resolve any .KP address (the few that are there). This is very scary. I wonder what the reasoning is behind this: a cyber attack, preparation for war, a false flag incedent, or China (who I believe controls the hardlines' connection to the larger trucks) pulling the plug on their system. I'm sure updates will follow, but I don't think this is on the news yet.
  • Satirical Video of Obama Visiting North Korea

    02/27/2013 12:48:36 PM PST · by muttonbuster · 5 replies
    I created this parody the other day of Obama and the usual suspects in his royal entourage visiting the dear leader of the DPRK. I've had my opinion verified that it's pretty funny. Enjoy.
  • Gallup: 83% See North Korea as “Critical Threat”

    02/18/2013 7:23:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 09:28 AM | Martin Gould
    Five out of every six Americans believe that North Korean plans to develop nuclear weapons are a “critical threat” to the United States, according to a new Gallup poll. It means the tiny, impoverished country with a population of fewer than than 25 million—less than one-twelfth that of the United States—is regarded as a bigger threat than Islamic fundamentalism or China in the eyes of the public. The poll, conducted among slightly more than 1,000 adults from Feb 7-10 found that 83 percent believe nuclear weapon development by both North Korea and Iran represents a critical threat to America. …
  • Nork Generals = LOL

    02/11/2013 12:52:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    How exactly does one earn so many medals they won't even fit  on the coat with an army that hasn't seen combat for 60 years? Hazing recruits?  Parades...?
  • NORTH KOREA: Cannibalism, Human Fertilizer, and 'Rapider, More and Exacter!'

    01/29/2013 5:27:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The latest rallying cry emanating from the DPRK's newDear Leader Kim Jong Un (they call this one 'Supreme Leader') -who apparently seeks to develop computer skills amongst the zombified populace he inherited- is the super-catchy (their translation) 'Rapider, More, and Exacter!' Confusion grows as you hear the plan is based on the BIG rollout what they say is a 'North Korean-built' notebook... one that looks an awful lot like the $70 Chinese-made Sylvania 7-inch 'netbook' sold at CVS (a surprise perhaps only to those who thought the Norks made their own Lincoln Continentals). The DPRK has also introduced their own operating system/search engine- dubbed 'Red Star/My Country', both designed...
  • BANNED in CHINA: North Korea's Scary Soviet-Era Fleet has Nowhere to Go

    01/26/2013 4:26:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    By enacting a safety ban -as the EU has- on Air Koryo's  Soviet jalopies, China has effectively left the Norks  with only two planes capable of international routes... Save for a couple newer Russian Tu-204 aircraft, the DPRK's Air Koryo -infamous for the world's worst booking site and the only one-star airline in existence- boasts a fleet comprised of creaking USSR-era aircraft (IL-62, Tu-134, Tu-154), planes that have all been banned in the European Union due to failed Air Koryo ground inspections, ancient design, noise- and the North Korean's contempt for international safety standards in general. Until now, the...
  • It might not get weirder than this

    01/22/2013 6:35:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Disclaimer: I am a North Korea amateur and can only share what it's like to be part of a NK-bound delegation. Straightforward trip report here: no discussion of meeting details or intentions--just some informal observations.
  • Kim Jong-un sends out candy to kids on [his] birthday

    01/09/2013 8:06:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 9 replies ^ | January 9, 2013 | staff reporter
    DPRK leader, Kim Jong-un, has treated the country's children to special candies on the occasion of his birthday. The DPRK Central Broadcasting Station reported that an aircraft had been sent around the country to help deliver the candy to all DPRK school children aged 10 and under, in time for his January 8th birthday.
  • North Korea Could Have US Within Missile Range, Says South

    12/23/2012 11:42:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:10pm GMT | Ju-min Park
    This month’s rocket launch by reclusive North Korea shows it has likely developed the technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles), South Korean officials said on Sunday, putting the U.S. West Coast in range. North Korea said the December 12 launch put a weather satellite in orbit, but critics say it was aimed at nurturing the kind of technology needed to mount a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile. North Korea is banned from testing missile or nuclear technology under U.N. sanctions imposed after its 2006 and 2009 nuclear weapons tests,...
  • Lair of King Tongmyong's Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK (North Korea Discovers Secret Unicorn Den)

    11/30/2012 12:28:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Korean Central News Agency ^ | November 29 2012 Juch 101 | Korean Central News Agency
    Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668). The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392). Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, told KCNA: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to...
  • New Dear Leader a Ruthless &*%$# Too: North Korean Army Minister 'Executed by Mortar Round'

    10/25/2012 3:14:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Official KNCA news agency: 'obliterated' for  drinking during official Kim Jong Il mourning period Anybody hoping for some sort of improvement from new leadership in the penniless Stalinist hell of North Korea can get back to reality now that a monstrous  bloody purge has been executed by 28-year-old 'Outstanding Leader' Kim Jong Un... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.  On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down...
  • Mr. Obama This is the Result of Government Before Free Enterprise

    07/16/2012 12:22:07 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 8 replies
    Free Republic | July 16, 2012 | Self
    "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Barack Hussein Obama Lets just find an example of where in the world this is true without fail, without exception without any shred of doubt that roads, bridges and infrastructure came before the free market paid for it via confiscated wealth. Why, such a utopia exists. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Now this seems to be such a softball that the meme of the left will become "Oh every response to something Obama says is now going to...