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  • Tillerson walks back offer of unconditional talks with North Korea

    12/15/2017 12:19:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2017 | 2:27pm
    WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s declaration before the U.N. Security Council marked a stunning reversal after he proposed discussions with Pyongyang without preconditions earlier this week. That overture was almost immediately rebutted by White House officials.
  • US orders 16,000 troops and 230 jets to get ready for WAR with North Korea TODAY

    12/03/2017 7:48:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 3rd December 2017 | Henry Holloway
    NORTH Korea better be watching its back today as thousands of US troops and 230 warplanes descend on Kim Jong-un’s doorstep. Vigilant Ace – a massive joint war games – kicks off today as the US and South Korea rehearse for battle with Pyongyang. Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind. US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea. Nuclear fears have reignited as Kim fired his latest missile last week – his biggest and...
  • US stealth jets arrive in South Korea as North Korean rhetoric heats up

    12/03/2017 3:15:59 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 3, 2017 | Brad Lendon and Taehoon Lee
    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated over the weekend as US stealth fighters moved into the region and official sources from both North Korea and the US said the chances of war are growing. The bellicose rhetoric from North Korea came in two phases: On Saturday, a statement from its Foreign Ministry said US President Donald Trump is "begging for a nuclear war" through what it called an "extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean Peninsula"; A day later, a commentary from Pyongyang's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, said US-South Korea joint air exercises...
  • North Korea ready to negotiate on nukes with Russia's help

    12/01/2017 1:01:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 12/1/17 | Joel Gehrke
    North Korea is willing to negotiate with the United States on its nuclear program, as long as Russia plays a role in those talks, according to a Russian lawmaker. “North Korea is currently ready to conduct negotiations with the US with the participation of Russia as a third party," Vitaly Pashin, a member of the Russian legislature, told state-run media following a trip to the Korean Peninsula.
  • New North Korean Missile Is A 'Monster'

    11/30/2017 3:42:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    npr ^ | November 30, 20172:12 PM ET | Geoff Brumfiel
    The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts. "It's a monster," says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North's nuclear capabilities. The missile is so much larger than previous versions that Narang suspects it could carry a powerful thermonuclear weapon, regardless of whether the North has managed to make a compact, missile-friendly version. "They wouldn't have to miniaturize much," Narang says. Other analysts are less sure about what the missile could carry and where it could reach. David Wright,...
  • North Korean soldier’s medical report exposes the regime’s evil

    11/24/2017 10:29:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    ‘Oh” is all that’s known for the name of the North Korean soldier whose escape to South Korea became a viral video. But we do have a bit more to the story. Shots hit the 24-year-old five times in the lungs and intestines as he ran to freedom in the heavily guarded border zone. He’s now recovering in intensive care. His stomach contained raw corn kernels — a clear sign of brutal food shortages, though North Korea’s border guards are usually the regime’s most trusted, and favored, troops. With “more than 20 years of experience as a surgeon,” said Lee...
  • Why Would Kim Jong-Un Insult Me By Calling Me "old," When I would NEVER Call Him "Short And Fat?"

    11/11/2017 5:08:51 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/11/17 | Donald J Trump
    Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen! When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics - bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help! Does the Fake News Media remember when Crooked Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was begging...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to ‘make a deal’

    11/07/2017 9:20:50 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    ap ^ | nov 8, 2017 | JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to “come to the table” and “make a deal.” Trump, in his first day on the Korean peninsula, again pushed Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but sounded an optimistic note, saying confidently, if vaguely, “ultimately, it’ll all work out.” And while he said the United States would use military force if needed, he expressed his strongest inclination yet to deal with rising tensions with Pyongyang through...
  • Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill '90% of all Americans'

    10/12/2017 3:57:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 238 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of "all Americans" within a year. At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the "doomsday scenario" to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes. In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite "could be to shut down the U.S....
  • Tillerson says US has 'lines of communications' to North Korea

    09/30/2017 11:42:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/30/17 | f
    “We are probing, so stay tuned,” Tillerson told reporters in China. When asked how the two countries "probed" Tillerson said they would ask directly. “We ask: Would you like to talk? We have lines of communication open to Pyongyang. We’re not in a dark situation, a black out. We have a couple of three channels open to Pyongyang. We can talk to them, we do talk to them," Tillerson said. Tillerson told reporters that the U.S. government and North Korean government have "direct communication" with one another over its "nuclear and missile tests." When reporters asked if the U.S. worked...
  • Donald Trump Announces Big Presidential Trip to Asia

    09/29/2017 7:39:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2017 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump together with First Lady Melania Trump plans to visit Asia in November. The president will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii on state visits as well as attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Trump’s decision to visit Asia comes at a pivotal moment in the region, faced with threats from North Korea and repeated economic challenges from China. “President Trump will discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America’s prosperity and security,” the statement from the White House read. Trump will...
  • North Korea Says US Declaring War, Threatens Countermeasures

    09/25/2017 10:58:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 Sep 2017
    North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country," Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York. "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they...
  • This is what it's like to go undercover in North Korea

    09/23/2017 2:10:45 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    TED talk ^ | March 2015 | Suki Kim
    For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders -- while writing a book on one of the world's most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like "truth" and "critical thinking," she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in peril? This talk was part of a session at TED2015 .
  • A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying

    09/22/2017 7:23:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Sep 2017 | Hyonhee Shin, Linda Sieg
    SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho suggested leader Kim Jong Un was considering testing “an unprecedented scale hydrogen bomb” over the Pacific in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat at the United Nations to “totally destroy” the country. “It may mean North Korea will fire a warhead-tipped (intermediate range) Hwasong-12 or Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile...
  • Kim Jong-un calls President Trump 'deranged' and said he will 'pay dearly' for threatening to

    09/21/2017 5:05:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 9/21/17 | ap
    Full title.......................Kim Jong-un calls President Trump 'deranged' and said he will 'pay dearly' for threatening to destroy North Korea........................... North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un called President Donald Trump 'deranged' and said that he will 'pay dearly' for his recent threats The comments were made just hours after Trump signed an executive order that would enable the US to sanction entities that finance trade with North Korea 'I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire,' Kim said of Trump
  • Trump unveils sweeping sanctions to shut down North Korea's economy

    09/21/2017 12:33:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/21/2017 | David Martosko and Francesca Chambers
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to choke North Korea's economy by penalizing nations that trade with the communist dictatorship. The order enables the Treasury Department to ramp up punishing sanctions in an effort to dissuade Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear missile program. 'Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,' the president told reporters ahead of a luncheon meeting with the leaders of Japan and South Korea. Trump warned that Pyongyang's textiles, fishing, information technology and manufacturing industries were potential...
  • Trump at UN: US May Have to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea

    09/19/2017 7:55:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Sep 2017
    President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the globe. Unless North Korea backs down, he said, "We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea." "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,"...
  • Rogers: US Preparing for 'Real Military Exercise' Against NKorea

    09/15/2017 4:31:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | 15 Sep 2017
    Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Friday that the United States had four options — "all real options" — on North Korea and that the Defense Department was "in preparation for a real military exercise." "There are really four options that the United States looks at," Rogers, the former Michigan GOP representative, told Jake Tapper on CNN. "They're all real options. "They all have a different set of consequences." Rogers said that the first was "decapitation, meaning you strike the leadership," including dictator Kim Jong Un "and some of the senior leaders around him. "Take them out of...
  • Haley Has ‘No Problem Kicking’ North Korea ‘To General Mattis’ For A Military Solution

    09/15/2017 3:46:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | 9/15/17 | Ryan Pickrell
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday that if diplomacy fails on North Korea, she has no problem letting Secretary of Defense James Mattis take the fight to Pyongyang. “I have no problem kicking it to General Mattis,” Haley said at a White House press conference, explaining that despite diplomatic efforts and strong UN sanctions, the North Koreans “continue to be provocative.” The U.S., together with its international partners, has been pursuing a diplomatic solution to the North Korea problem while maintaining that “all options are on the table.” The Trump administration has repeatedly demonstrated that it...