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  • Seoul nuclear summit: North Korea snubs Barack Obama over missile

    03/27/2012 12:03:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/27/2012 | Damien McElroy
    North Korea has dismissed a demand from President Barack Obama that it scrap plans to launch a satellite marking the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung as world leaders sounded a global alert over the threat of nuclear terrorism. "We will never give up the right to launch a peaceful satellite, a legitimate right of a sovereign state and an essential step for economic development," a foreign ministry spokesman told the official KCNA news agency. Replying to the US leader's challenge during a visit to South Korea for a nuclear security summit, the Pyongyang regime said it would press...
  • Obama Offers South Koreans His Book as a 'Prize' for Asking Questions

    03/27/2012 1:04:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Big Government / The Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2012 | Ben Feller
    Seoul-Looking for a signed copy of President Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope"? In Korean? (The book, not the signature). Too late. Three business people, five students, a teacher and a North Korean refugee in South Korea won copies of Obama's personal political manifesto as a prize for submitting questions to the president in advance of his visit to Seoul for an international nuclear summit. The top three questioners to the "Ask President Obama" competition also got actual replies from the president, including a rare reflection on the favorite speeches that he has delivered....
  • Obama visits Koreas' Demilitarised Zone as tensions rise

    03/25/2012 3:47:16 AM PDT · by jda · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 March 2012
    US President Barack Obama has visited the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, amid rising tensions over the North's planned rocket launch.
  • US warning over North Korea rocket flight path

    03/24/2012 10:23:10 PM PDT · by U-238 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/24/2012 | BBC News
    A US official says a North Korean rocket due to be launched next month may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is reported to have asked the three countries to condemn the launch. North Korea says the rocket will take a new southern trajectory instead of a previous route east over Japan. Japan is readying anti-missile defences around the southern islands of Okinawa, which could be under the flight path. North Korea says the rocket is intended to put a satellite in space, but the US and others say the...
  • Obama to visit Koreas' DMZ

    03/20/2012 6:28:47 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 29 replies ^ | March 21, 2012 | AFP Unattributed
    <p>WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will visit the tense border zone between the two Koreas on Sunday after arriving in Seoul at a time of renewed nuclear acrimony with Stalinist North Korea.</p> <p>Obama wants to pay tribute to some of the 28,500 US soldiers serving in South Korea, and the strength of their host nation, a key ally in Asia, a region to which he has reoriented American foreign policy.</p>
  • Your Peace comes from the fruit of your Obedience !

    03/20/2012 4:32:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-20-12 | Jedediah
    My solace in you is derived from obedience that even in this small act you receive a great blessing ((( ("ME" ) )))"Jesus" So as you listen , follow and obey, We truly are one for you walk in my steps and I light the pathway before you ! Now come and remain well within my voice for I AM ALL of your provision in just this simple thing ! Joshua 5:6-12 New International Version (NIV) 6 The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt...
  • Despite food-aid pact, North Korea plans April satellite launch [Dumbo punked again]

    03/16/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    L.A. Slimes ^ | 3/16/2012
    Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea announced Friday it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April to mark the 100 th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung’s birth.
  • North Korea's New Dear Leader Kim Jong Un Certainly Has a Way Looking at Things...

    03/09/2012 1:46:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Looking at food Looking at a rifle Looking at a sliding door Looking at his co-pilot Looking at destiny And did you know that Kim Jong Un is just another in a series of Kim family super-geniuses... one that learned to drive at age three?  It's true! -and only an imperialist running-dog could possible think otherwise... More/video at Reaganite Republican KimJongUnLooking@things   PoliticalCartoonsAustralia
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • Sabers Rattle as S. Korea Holds Live Fire Drills

    02/22/2012 3:17:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    South Korea held live-fire military drills near its disputed Yellow Sea boundary with North Korea Monday, despite threats of retaliation. The drills, which included artillery, mortars and helicopters, lasted about two hours. North Korea warned it would respond to the drills with a "merciless" attack. However, South Korean officials have reported no immediate action taken by the North. The North's threat appeared aimed at mustering internal support, or could be the result of top military officers showing their loyalty to Kim Jong Un, Yoo Ho-yeol, a professor at Korea University in South Korea told The Associated Press. The communist country...
  • Kim Jong-Un killed in China, assasination or rumor due to drama at Korean Embassy

    02/10/2012 11:19:11 AM PST · by SonsOfLibertyII · 72 replies
    Unverified. Here is the newsline allegedly: According to reliable sources, North Korean leader jinzhengen in Beijing in February 2012, at 2 o'clock and 45 minutes, unknown persons broke into his residence shot and was subsequently shot and killed by the bodyguard. The latest news, the DPRK embassy vehicles surge in the number of times, from the initial 78 vehicles, up to now has been flooded with the embassy, ​​some more than 80 vehicles, North Korea is certainly a major event. . .
  • Two Wars and the 38th Parallel

    02/09/2012 8:10:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    The American ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michael Mazza
    The Obama administration's new strategic guidance for the Defense Department guarantees more risk on the Korean peninsula. The Obama administration’s newly released strategic guidance for the Defense Department emphasizes the importance of defending U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific. It’s ironic that elements of the strategy suggest the United States will welcome more risk on the Korean peninsula.With the administration’s focus on dealing with the growing challenge from China, the ongoing necessity of countering militants and preserving stability in the Middle East, and the requirement to cut defense spending, the new strategy offers up changes to U.S. forces that threaten to...
  • Obama continues ban on importation of 600,000 historical, collectible M1 Carbine rifles;

    02/01/2012 10:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 79 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    The Korea Times is reporting that while it has will allow 86,000 historical M1 Garand rifles to be imported from South Korea, the Obama administration continues to block the importation of some 600,000 M1 Carbines because "they come with a magazine that can carry multiple rounds." From the article: Washington has agreed to allow the importation of M1 Garand rifles from Seoul, reversing its earlier decision to ban the shipping of the weapon used by South Korean and U.S. soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, a senior defense official said Wednesday. "The U.S. government approved the imports of some 86,000...
  • US allows import of 86,000 M1 rifles from Korea

    01/18/2012 3:26:02 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 1-18-12 | Lee Tae-hoon
    Washington has agreed to allow the importation of M1 Garand rifles from Seoul, reversing its earlier decision to ban the shipping of the weapon used by South Korean and U.S. soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, a senior defense official said Wednesday. “The U.S. government approved the imports of some 86,000 of the rifles,” said Lee Sun-chul, deputy defense minister for force and resources management. “The historic firearms are expected to be sold to American Korean War veterans and their families in time for the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War, which falls on June 25 this year.”
  • AP Opens Full News Bureau in North Korea

    01/16/2012 6:54:18 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AP via ABC ^ | January 16, 2012 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI
    The Associated Press opened its newest bureau here Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence to cover news from North Korea in words, pictures and video. In a ceremony that came less than a month after the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong Il and capped nearly a year of discussions, AP President and CEO Tom Curley and a delegation of top AP editors inaugurated the office, situated inside the headquarters of the state-run Korean Central News Agency in downtown Pyongyang. The bureau expands the AP's presence in North Korea, building on the breakthrough in 2006...
  • Tanker explodes off Incheon, 5 dead

    01/15/2012 10:18:40 PM PST · by Rabin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | 1/15/2012 | (AP Soul) HYUNG-JIN KIM
    INCHEON - A freighter exploded in waters off Incheon, killing five sailors and causing six others to go missing. According to the Incheon Coast Guard, the 4,191-ton oil carrier Doola No. 3 exploded yesterday for unknown reasons 4.8 kilometers (3 miles) north of Jawol Island in Ongjin County, Incheon
  • Soldier asks for reduction of 10-year sentence for rape of Korean girl

    01/07/2012 12:16:56 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 63 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 5, 2012 | Jon Ribaroff - Yoo Kyong Chang
    The U.S. soldier whose rape case was largely responsible for the reinstatement of a curfew for all American servicemembers in South Korea appeared before an appeals court Thursday asking that his 10-year prison sentence be reduced.
  • Kim Jong-il's eldest son in secret visit to North Korea

    01/01/2012 10:32:57 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:05PM GMT 01 Jan 2012
    ... Kim Jong-nam, 40, flew to Pyongyang from the Chinese territory of Macau, where he mainly lives, on December 17 after learning about his father's death that day, Yomiuri said. He left after "a few days" and was now in Macau, the report said. Using a passport under the false identify of Kim Chol, he avoided a flight via Beijing which might have given more exposure to his return home, the daily said quoting a source connected to North Korea.
  • Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

    12/28/2011 12:10:08 PM PST · by RockinRight · 34 replies · 8+ views
    Today I Found Out ^ | 12/19/2011
    Kim Jong-Il was born Yuri Irsenovich Kim. His official biography states that he was born on a sacred mountain (Baekdu Mountain, the legendary birthplace of Korea’s first kingdom) on February 16, 1942, where his father was serving in a secret military base, attempting to overthrow the Japanese. Further, it states that his birth was marked by a double rainbow over the mountain, a new star appearing in the sky, and, before his birth, a swallow foretold his coming. Besides the obvious parts of this that aren’t true, he also was not born on Baekdu Mountain in 1942, but rather was...
  • "Pyongyang Patty" (N. Korea's "Baghdad Bob") Announcer's Details Revealed by N. Korean Defector

    12/28/2011 1:50:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Japan News (Chosun Ilbo Japanese Version, South Korea) ^ | 28 December 2011 | Yahoo Japan News (in Japanese) Chosun Ilbo Sourced
    Link is to Japanese from original South Korean source. First, and turning prematurely green, an obligatory picture of assailant (patent liar of the evening Korean Central TV out of Pyongyang for many years), tasked with emotionally reporting specifically on Kim Jong il, missile launches, underground nuke tests, heightened military alerts and the like, and now -- conceivably, on issues relating to Kim Jong Un. Secondly, her recent five-star performance wearing black mourning Korean "hanbok", telling the world that the Beloved Dear Chia Pet was no longer with us--a real tear jerker /sarc.