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  • Exclusive: North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs - U.S. official

    06/08/2016 10:34:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 06/08/2016
    North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had "indications" that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover plutonium from spent reactor fuel at Yongbyon, its main nuclear complex. The latest developments suggest North Korea's reclusive regime is working to ensure a steady supply of materials for its drive to build warheads, despite tightened international sanctions after its fourth nuclear test in January....
  • North Korea warns of pre-emptive strikes against the South (updated 8:44pm 3/11/16)

    03/11/2016 7:10:27 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South in its latest outburst against the annual joint military drills by the United States and South Korea. In a statement carried through state media, the General Staff of the North's Korean People's Army said its frontline units are prepared to strike first if they see signs that American and South Korean troops involved in the drills were attempting to invade the North. The KPA said it will counter the drills by the United States and South Korea it says are...
  • South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse

    02/16/2016 5:40:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse SEOUL, South Korea -- Feb 15, 2016, 11:40 PM ET South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang. President Park Geun-hye, in a nationally televised parliamentary address defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea, said South Korea will take unspecified "stronger and more effective" measures to make North Korea realize its nuclear ambitions will result only in speeding up of its "regime collapse."
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • No, Kim Davis, You Can't Beg for Money on GoFundMe

    09/05/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Yahoo
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for being in contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, her lawyers are hard at work trying to clean up her mess and the judge is in a bind when it comes to hitting her where it hurts.
  • A Conservative Viewpoint of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 22 replies
    2banana | 9/4/2015 | 2banana
    #1 Kim Davis was elected to her position. Just like obama. And when obama ignores laws (and even makes up laws he wished he had) the left cheers. Same with the democrat mayors of Sanctuary Cities who ignore the law. Why are they not in jail? #2 Gay marriage is not a “law.” It is four unelected left wing progressive supreme court justices and one who leans left behaving as tyrants. Is this really how we want the most important and controversial laws to be enacted and imposed on us? Now imagine five Dick Cheneys on the bench. #3 See...
  • [Breaking] North Korea expresses regret over landmine attack

    08/24/2015 11:33:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    North Korea has expressed regret over two South Korean border guards injured by a landmine blast and promised to make efforts to prevent a similar incident from happening again, according to South Korea's National Security Office Chief Kim Kwan-jin. The North also decided to withdraw its declaration of "quasi-state of war" against Seoul, he said. In return, South Korea will turn off its frontline loudspeakers blaring anti-North messages from Tuesday noon on the condition that the North will not make any "abnormal" behavior. The two Koreas also agreed to host the reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War...
  • North Korea executes vice premier for discontent with leader: Yonhap

    08/12/2015 7:08:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Ju-min Park
    North Korea's vice premier was executed by firing squad this year after showing discontent with the policies of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean media report said on Wednesday. Yonhap News Agency cited an unnamed source as saying that the 63-year-old Choe Yong Gon, a former delegate for North-South cooperation, was executed, marking another death of a senior official in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge in late 2011.
  • Seoul: North Korean leader has so far executed 70 officials

    07/09/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kim Tong-Hyung
    Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials since taking power in late 2011 in a "reign of terror" that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator father's early rule, South Korean officials said Thursday. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, at a forum in Seoul, compared Kim Jong Un's 70 executions with those of his late father, Kim Jong Il, who he said executed about 10 officials during his first years in power.
  • Did Kim Jong-un have the architect behind North Korea's new airport executed because he did not [tr]

    06/29/2015 12:25:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2015 | Staff
    It has been claimed the chief architect of Pyongyang Airport was executed by North Korea's totalitarian leader Kim Jong-un because he disliked his designs. Ma Won-chun, who was North Korea's director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission, vanished last year and was allegedly executed in November. This coincided with a report the same month explaining how the fearsome ruler was dissatisfied with the construction of Terminal 2 at the country's capital city.
  • North Korea's Kim ordered 15 executions this year: South's spy agency

    04/29/2015 8:14:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jack Kim and Ju-min Park
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea's spy agency told a closed-door parliament meeting on Wednesday. A vice minister for forestry was one of the officials executed for complaining about a state policy, a member of parliament's intelligence committee, Shin Kyung-min, quoted an unnamed National Intelligence Service official as saying. "Excuses or reasoning doesn't work for Kim Jong Un, and his style of rule is to push through everything, and if there's any objection, he takes that as a challenge to authority and comes...
  • Kim Jong-un executes army general over difference of opinion

    02/05/2015 12:48:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed an army general last month following a difference of opinion as part of his latest purge of senior government officials. Gen. Pyon In Son, head of operations in the Korean People’s Army, was killed for disagreeing with the “Supreme Leader,” a South Korean official told reporters in Seoul Wednesday, but did not make clear what the two disagreed on, Bloomberg reported.
  • Bill Richardson: Kim Jong Un a 'victim' of bad publicity

    01/03/2015 4:08:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a “victim” of bad publicity, according to Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador. “He has been the victim, Kim Jong Un, of a lot of bad press, a lot of bad international attention, with the Sony hacking, with [being] taken to the International Criminal Court by some U.N. countries, a number of other very destabilizing moves that he has made, shooting the missiles, nuclear testing,” Richardson said on Friday on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall.”
  • North Korean officials executed ‘for watching South Korean TV soap operas’ in Kim Jong-un’s latest

    10/30/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Ten senior members of North Korea’s ruling party have been executed after they were caught watching soap operas. The officials were killed on the order of dictator Kim Jong-Un, taking the number of senior government and military members executed this year to 50, South Korea's intelligence agency have said. The ten were ‘executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, bribery or womanising’.
  • Why so many Koreans are called Kim

    10/13/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    economist ^ | 9-8-2014
    A SOUTH KOREAN saying claims that a stone thrown from the top of Mount Namsan, in the centre of the capital Seoul, is bound to hit a person with the surname Kim or Lee. One in every five South Koreans is a Kim—in a population of just over 50m. And from the current president, Park Geun-hye, to rapper PSY (born Park Jae-sang), almost one in ten is a Park. Taken together, these three surnames account for almost half of those in use in South Korea today. Neighbouring China has around 100 surnames in common usage; Japan may have as many...
  • North Korea fires artillery into South: Yonhap

    10/10/2014 3:18:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 83 replies ^ | Fri Oct 10, 2014 |
    (Reuters) - North Korea fired artillery into South Korea on Friday, aimed at a region near the rivals' military border where an activist group had sent leaflets flying into the North, Yonhap news agency said.
  • Has Kim Jong-Un lost control of North Korea? Pyongyang is on lockdown and nation's former

    10/03/2014 10:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    A former North Korean counter-intelligence officer has claimed that Kim Jong-Un is no longer in control of the nation and is now just a 'puppet leader'. Jang Jin-sung, who used to be an influential officer in Kim Jong-il's propaganda division, made the sensational assertion at a September conference in Holland attended by several elite exiles, it's been reported. The capital, Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been placed into lockdown with even the elite banned from entering or leaving, according to a respected news site. This adds weight to Jin-sung's claim, as a North Korean expert said that this kind of measure is...
  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Suffering From 'Gout Due to Hereditary Obesity'

    09/26/2014 5:48:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is said to be suffering from gout, a hereditary disease which he seems to have inherited from his father and grandfather. The ruling North Korean leader, who is believed to be his early 30s, has not been seen in public for more than three weeks. He also skipped the regular session at the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang on Thursday amid increasing speculation that he is severely ill.
  • GOP Rep. Calls Obama ‘Kim Jong POTUS’ over Redskins Ruling

    06/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Evan McMurry
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the Washington Football Team, and Twitter. What could go wrong? "Obama raids Redskins by weaponizing USPTO. Cancels Redskins logo! Free people will not tolerate a Kim Jong POTUS."
  • North Korea ups rhetoric after Obama visits South

    04/28/2014 8:07:21 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea expressed outrage Monday over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government that likened her to a prostitute in a tirade far exceeding even the North's often strident standards. The statement issued by the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea expressed anger over President Barack Obama's visit to Seoul last week. It said Park was like a "despicable prostitute" with Obama as her pimp. The North's officials and state-run media frequently use flourishes of inflammatory rhetoric. They have called past South Korean presidents dogs, but have shown...
  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    04/16/2014 8:48:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 16, 2014
    LONDON (AP) -- North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
  • ..Kim Jong-un has 'enemy of the state' executed by FLAMETHROWER in latest round of brutality

    04/08/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | John Hall
    A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un branded him an 'enemy of the state', it has been claimed. O Sang-hon is said to have been brutally killed for his close ties to the communist leader's uncle Jang Song-taek, who was himself publicly tried and executed in December after being found guilty of corruption and 'counter revolutionary' activities. Mr O is thought to be the latest of 11 senior Workers Party figures to have been executed this year over their links to Mr Jang, with South Korean media reporting that Kim Jong-un has plans...
  • North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

    04/03/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 21 replies ^ | 4/3/2014 | Fox News
    <p>A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.</p> <p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending executions Tuesday, citing a source who said that North Korea's State Security Department had conducted a sweep to root out Jang's remaining supporters in the government. Under Pyongyang's brutal "guilty blood" system of criminal sentencing, the Chosun Ilbo's source told the paper that up to 1,000 more people, all family members of the condemned, could be sent to North Korea's infamous prison camps.</p>
  • Signs of earthquake off North Korea prompts nuclear test fears

    03/31/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3-31-2014 | Chad O'Carroll
    A magnitude five earthquake has been detected 132km (80 miles) from the Korean peninsula early on Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said. The quake, which was said to have occurred at approximately 03:48 local time, took place at a depth of nearly 16km (10 miles) in the sea west of the Korean peninsula – just days after North Korea threatened to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test. While North Korean nuclear tests have previously been detected by the USGS quake monitoring center, the location and depth of the earthquake did not immediately suggest North...
  • N. Korea: N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source

    03/30/2014 4:47:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2014-03-30
    N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source Published : 2014-03-30 15:12 Updated : 2014-03-30 15:14 (Yonhap) The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assisting her brother as his chief of staff since last year, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Sunday. Kim Yo-jung, 27, was appointed chief secretary of the ruling Workers' Party in the first half of last year, a post equivalent to South Korea's presidential chief of staff, the source said, asking that he not be identified. The chief secretary does not take part in policy decisions but is in...
  • Who is she? Police release photo of 'woman of interest' in photobomb murder as second female..

    01/26/2014 3:45:45 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    FULL TITLE: "Who is she? Police release photo of 'woman of interest' in photobomb murder as second female is arrested for being in 'gang who brutally beat victim to death'" ----------------------------------------------------- Kim Pham, 23, was left brain dead following the attack in Santa Ana, California, on SaturdayHer life support was switched off on TuesdayShe had been waiting outside a nightclub when she became involved in an argument with another girl, whose friends also turned on herA friend said fight may have been over a spoiled photoVanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, was charged with murder on WednesdayA second woman was arrested on...
  • KJU Had 'Scum' Uncle (+ 5 Aides) EATEN ALIVE by 120 Wild Dogs- in Front of 300 Party Officials!

    01/03/2014 7:35:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    There's even an old Korean name for such an 'execution by dogs' -quan jue- so I reckon it's not the first time it's happened over yonder.  Yet if the ruthlessly swift arrest and conviction of the Norks' #2 shocked you last month, the execution method now said to have been employed is unlikely to make you feel any better about it: despite the fact that his uncle Jang Song Thaek wasn't the nicest guy in the world, it's hard to imagine anyone deserving to be stripped naked and torn to ribbons by a pack of 120 vicious dogs... who had...
  • A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe(Fox reporter investigated too)

    05/20/2013 4:53:08 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2013 | Ann Marimow
    When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material. They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal e-mails. The case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, the government adviser, and James Rosen, the chief...
  • Commander defends move to delay missile test, says US can defend against NK launch

    04/09/2013 9:16:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 4-9-2013 |
    The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific on Tuesday defended the decision to delay a key missile test, saying the U.S. has already demonstrated its capabilities to North Korea and suggesting there's no need to further inflame tensions with an "unpredictable" leader. Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, stressed that the U.S. has a "credible ability" to intercept any missile launch from North Korea -- as the regime reportedly prepares for a launch as early as Wednesday. But Locklear voiced concern that North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un is "more unpredictable" than his late father Kim...
  • Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?

    04/06/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 6, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Probably very little, beyond the differences. Source: American in North Korea[/caption] The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops -- many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao's fights against Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists -- crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the Ongjin Peninsula. They met with little resistance as they took Seoul and proceeded largely unimpeded and quickly south, driving the miserably armed and led South Korean (Republic of Korea or ROK) forces before them. Five hundred or so members of the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG) were stationed...
  • North Korea’s Official Flickr Account Gets Hacked and Defaced by Anonymous

    04/05/2013 10:09:41 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | April 05, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    North Korea has been saber rattling over the past few days, and the hacktivist group Anonymous decided to respond by launching a widespread hacking effort against Uriminzokkiri, the state-run central news agency of North Korea. In addition to briefly taking down the agency’s website, the hackers also broke into North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts. The Flickr account, once found at, was used to distribute news photographs and propaganda around the web and around the World. After breaking into it, Anonymous uploaded a number of images poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
  • Hackers Bust N.Korean Propaganda Site

    04/05/2013 5:12:03 AM PDT · by Chong · 6 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | April 5th, 2013 | Chosun Ilbo
    Hackers Bust N.Korean Propaganda Site International hacker group Anonymous on Thursday broke into Uriminzokkiri, a North Korean website that spreads propaganda from North Korea's official KCNA news agency. The hacker collective released the personal information of the website's 9,001 subscribers, including their ID and password, name, date of birth and other details. The South Korean National Intelligence Service said, "Many of the leaked details on the website match those of South Koreans." Police are taking a keen interest. A National Police Agency spokesman said, "A considerable number of people who want to access information about North Korea are registered on...
  • Will the United States Make the Fantasies of a Young North Korean Come True?

    04/01/2013 11:12:42 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 1, 2014 | Dan Miller
    How close are we to becoming what the young girl in this North Korean video thinks all countries should become? The Religion of Kim in North Korea The North Korean propaganda video presented below was released several years ago and was apparently designed to show the life of a family in (comparatively privileged and tightly controlled) Pyongyang. In it, a girl studying to become a teacher praises her and her family's happiness granted by a government that provides everything for them. They in turn give the government their full devotion; it appears to own them. She compares their happy existence...
  • North Korea: What happens if Kim Jong-un acts on his threats?

    03/29/2013 6:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 29, 2013 | Anna Mulrine
    In the event that the 'bellicose rhetoric' of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un turns into something more serious, the opening hours of conflict could be 'pretty ugly,' defense analysts warn. Veteran North Korea watchers, citing what they see as increasingly troubling signs coming from the dictatorial regime, are voicing concerns that its new young leader, Kim Jong-un, could do something ill-advised, even start a war. On Friday North Korea renewed what the U.S. has condemned as its “bellicose rhetoric,” saying Kim had ordered the nation’s missile forces to prepare to strike the United States and South Korea. In response to...
  • Pinhead Dennis Rodman Must Have Taken All of 5 Minutes to Brainwash

    03/06/2013 9:11:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Worm booted from bar for screaming  how he loves Kim Jong Un while waiving the dictator's manifesto in the air... Useful idiot Dennis Rodman went on TV last weekend to tell all who would listen about his trip to Pyongyang and what a 'cool' guy and 'friend for life' Kim Jong Un really is- I wonder how much the Norks paid the broke, drunken cross-dresser to fly over for their little play-date.  But when Rodman decided to indulge in his daily binge and start ranting about his new dictator buddy at a Manhattan hotel bar (while waving Kim's manifesto in the air and telling all...
  • Rod Man San and O Ba-ma San will Soon Play Hoops in Pyongynang![Attempted satire]

    03/05/2013 12:42:09 PM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 5, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Dennis Rodman's successful diplomatic stint in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, while enjoying the legendary hospitality of Dear Leader Kim Jong-un, has generated great excitement and anticipation. Now it is President Obama's turn at bat. He is the most on the ball President ever!Dear Leader Kim, like Dear Leader Obama, is a life-long fan of basketball and now has a new friend-for-life, Rod Man San, once an NBA star. [youtube] Video linkRod Man San has finished his initial efforts to advance United States' diplomacy in the "Hermit Kingdom." It was difficult, but he did it. They're officially best...
  • Kardashian Slut Allegations Warrant Presidential Response

    01/04/2013 2:14:46 PM PST · by publius321 · 23 replies
    Sandra Fluke's alleged accusation of slut-hood by Rush Limbaugh elicited a call from President Obama. Surely, someone so important to pop culture and the Obama voters being called a slut begs for Presidential intervention... (video shot on phone)
  • DPRK: Kim Jong Un Commandeers Army Officer's Wife To Be The Hermit-Kingdom's New 1ST Lady

    07/26/2012 4:25:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Boy King has wed... but who?  Speculation regarding the attractive 'mystery woman' that began to appear with Kim Jong Un at recent public events in Pyongyang has now been resolved (so much is secret and/or an enigma in the DPRK, some thought she might just be his younger sister: nothing was explained whatsoever- she was suddenly just there). North Korean state media has now announced that the reclusive communist nation's 20-something leader -recently titled 'Supreme Leader' and made an Army Field Marshal- has wed  Ri Sol Ju, indeed the woman in the photos and a former pop singer who first caught his eye at...
  • MILLER: D.C. police damage soldier’s guns

    06/18/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army First Lt. Augustine Kim’s finally got the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to return his guns after two years -- only to find them permanently damaged. The department violated its own regulations on handling firearms in evidence by engraving marks on the sides of the guns, and the city should reimburse the soldier for the loss. The Afghanistan war veteran was wrongly arrested while lawfully transporting his firearms from New Jersey to his home in South Carolina. All charges were later dismissed, but the city refused to respond to repeated requests from the national guardsman to return the $10,000...
  • U.S. picks public health expert for World Bank job

    03/23/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT · by sunmars · 34 replies · 3+ views
    The United States has picked a public health expert of South Korean origin as its candidate for the World Bank presidency, a job emerging market economies are contesting for the first time. President Barack Obama will nominate Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization, a senior administration official said on Friday. The White House would make an announcement at 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Angola, Nigeria and South Africa have endorsed the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a respected economist and diplomat,...

    01/06/2012 7:56:39 PM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Sunny Roseman Show ^ | 1/3/2012 | Sunny Roseman
    I am really concerned about North Korea’s appointment of the “dear leader”, Kim Jung Ill’s youngest son to be the new leader of North Korea– a nuclear power! After all, Kim Jung Un (pronounced Kim’s young-un?) had NO military experience whatsoever before daddy made him a four-star general in the military. This is a snot-nose twerp who has never accomplished anything in his life that that would even come close to military leadership: he hasn’t even so much as led a cub scout troop, let alone coached a sports team or commanded a military platoon. So, setting that aside, next...
  • Kim Jong-Un Just Issued His First Threat Of War Against South Korea

    12/30/2011 11:50:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/30/11 | Gus Lubin
    Kim Jong-un, who was declared Supreme Leader of North Korea yesterday, issued his first terrifying threat of war today. North Korea may "smash the stronghold of the puppet forces" in the South in retaliation for "hideous crimes" committed during the mourning period for Kim Jong-il. Threats of war from Kim Jong-un's father, though terrifying, were routine. His father threatened and attacked the South multiple times, but he never started a war or launched a nuclear offensive or used his artillery force to devastate Seoul. (Snip) "When the whole nation is overcome with grief over the great loss, only the South
  • NKorea cites mysterious glow just before Kim death

    12/21/2011 8:40:30 PM PST · by americanophile · 50 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 12/21/2011 | AP
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea says a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky began glowing red above sacred Mount Paektu just minutes before leader Kim Jong Il's death. State media say the ice on volcanic Lake Chon at the mountain in the far north cracked with a load roar. And in the city of Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of Kim's father, late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off toward Pyongyang. State media say Kim died Saturday morning at age 69. His death was announced two...
  • Number 3 at State Dept. on Kim Jong Il: Smart, Witty, Problem-Solver, Humorous, Engaged

    12/20/2011 10:34:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/20/11 | DANIEL HALPER
    Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs at the State Department, had some rather nice things to say about the reclusive Kim Jong Il, the dictatorial leader of North Korea who died a few days ago. She had met the rogue dictator, Josh Rogin reports, when Sherman "served as State Department counselor and North Korea policy coordinator under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, [and had] traveled to Pyongyang with Albright in 2000." An NPR obituary quotes the high ranking State Department official as saying that "He was smart and a quick problem-solver," and that "[Kim Jong Il] is...
  • Kim Is Dead, South Korea Lives

    12/19/2011 3:28:42 PM PST · by stolinsky · 6 replies ^ | 12-19-11 | stolinsky
      Kim Is Dead, South Korea Lives David C. Stolinsky Dec. 19, 2011 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is dead. His third son is believed to be in line to succeed him. Aside from the fact that Kim was a bloodthirsty tyrant, I have two additional complaints. The first is that his name cannot be written properly in Arial, the font I use. The problem is that a capital i is indistinguishable from a lower-case L. So Kim Jong Il looks like Kim Jong the Second. The only alternatives are to write il in lower case as Kim Jong-il,...
  • 50 fascinating facts: Kim Jong-il and North Korea

    12/19/2011 12:09:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-19-11 | telegraph uk
    1 --According to his biography, he first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

    12/18/2011 7:27:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ap ^ | 12/18/11 | ap
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69. Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.
  • N.Korea Moves Arms Closer to Border

    10/13/2011 6:07:14 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 51 replies
    N.Korea Moves Arms Closer to Border 10/13/11 North Korea has recently moved fighter jets near the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border, and ground-to-air missiles close to Baeknyeong Island. There is speculation that it plans a minor provocation while South Korean president Lee Myung-bak visits the U.S. since any show of unity between the two allies tends to incense the North. "The North Korean military was seen moving mobile missile launchers at a ground-to-ship missile base near the NLL," a government source said. "There's likelihood that the North will launch a military provocation" while Lee is away. The...
  • Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies

    08/30/2011 8:52:42 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2011 | Chico Harlan and Ellen Nakashima
    After nearly half of the servers for a South Korean bank crashed one day in April, investigators here found evidence indicating that they were dealing with a new kind of attack from an old rival: North Korea. South Korean officials said that 30 million customers of the Nonghyup agricultural bank were unable to use ATMs or online services for several days and that key data were destroyed, making it the most serious of a series of incidents in recent months. But even more troubling was the prospect that a belligerent neighbor had acquired the tools to disrupt one of the...