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  • Obama's Bumbling, Stumbling America Loses its First Cyber War to a Hotel Room Full of Nork Kids

    12/18/2014 3:33:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As Newt Gingrich noted yesterday, the surrender by Sony Pictures to a shadowy group of North Korean hackers has set a chilling precedent... just wait 'til they grab hold of one of our nuclear plants(like the Israelis already did  to Iran)... BIG defeat for the US and Japan here, and a terrifying incident, to be sure (that's why they call it 'terrorism')- so now this little tinpot-nothing-of-a-country has substantial unchecked power/influence right inside the United States of America? Can you imagine Ronald Reagan/Cap Weinberger letting this go down without KJU being made to seriously regret it? Of course, Obama...
  • 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...
  • Kim Jong Un may have ordered missile launch

    07/27/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    NHK World ^ | July 27, 2014 | NA
    North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Saturday. The launch came the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice. South Korean military officials say the North fired a Scud missile from around Ryongyon county in South Hwanghae Province on the western coast near the military demarcation line on Saturday night. North Korean media on Sunday suggested the country's leader Kim Jong Un himself ordered the missile to be fired. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim directed a firing drill after checking on the deployment of US forces in...
  • Kim Jong Un Is Really Mad at His Weathermen

    06/12/2014 8:02:18 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies
    Newser ^ | June 12, 2014 | Arden Dier
    "The meteorological service needs to "provide accurate data for weather forecast and meteorological and climatic information required by various fields of national economy in good time," Kim said, though he appeared to place blame on outdated equipment and scientific method. The Washington Post notes, however, that the "strain on the faces of those being lectured is quite evident" per Rodong Sinmun's photos; CNN describes Kim as appearing "red-faced."
  • North Korea Detains Another American

    06/06/2014 4:46:24 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Friday that it has detained an American citizen who visited the country as a tourist, and that it was investigating him on charges of violating its laws. The man, Jeffrey Edward Fowle, entered North Korea on April 29 and “perpetrated activities that violated the laws of our republic, which did not fit his stated purpose of visiting our republic as a tourist,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. “Our related agency has detained him and is investigating him.”
  • North Korean screed against Obama illustrates ‘race-based’ worldview

    05/08/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2014 | Chico Harlan
    SEOUL — In a recently published and lengthy racist screed, North Korea calls President Obama a “clown,” a “dirty fellow” and somebody who “does not even have the basic appearances of a human being.” Propriety has never been a part of North Korean rhetoric, but rarely has Pyongyang so ferociously — and personally — attacked a U.S. leader, in this case pulling language right out of the American 1850s. The attack seems unabashed, except for one thing: Unlike most articles published by the North’s state-run news agency, this one wasn’t translated into English. “He is a crossbreed with unclear blood,”...
  • 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.
  • McCain on Rodman: ‘I Think He’s An Idiot’ [From the guy who posed with Syrian murderers]

    01/08/2014 3:31:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called Dennis Rodman an “idiot” for traveling to North Korean embracing their leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday on Piers Morgan. McCain said on the one hand Rodman’s antics are almost comical, but the former NBA star is providing Kim Jong Un a propaganda outlet to “enhance his prestige with his people.”
  • 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...
  • Panama Canal Missile Seizure Shows Cuba Remains A Threat

    07/17/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 16 July 2013 | Editorial
    National Security: Cuba, long derided in international policy circles as a basket case and no threat to the U.S., has been caught smuggling weapons of war to North Korea in blatant violation of U.N. sanctions. This is a wake-up call. Sharp-eyed Panamanian authorities, watching the North Korean freighter Chong Chon Gang since June, received intelligence it might be shipping illegal drugs, something it had been caught doing before. As the vessel lumbered into the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal from Cuba, Panamanian authorities cornered the 450-foot rust-bucket, battled a maniacally violent crew who slashed ship lines to make it...
  • NORKS have Answer to Boston Bombing Motive

    04/20/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    North Korea has emphatically denied that they are responsible for the Marathon City of Boston Bombing. They have offered help using their advanced intelligence services. From Young Moon Son, of an unafilliated Nork Public Affairs office: Unsubstantiated accusations of The Peoples Glorious Republic of North Korea's involvement in the pusillanimous bombing attack on the Marathon City of Boston in the Capitalist Dictatorship of the USA are completely false. Any person can easily see that this is misdirection for another purpose. A PGRNK attack would be much more effective. We would kill many thousands, not just three and wound hundreds. This...
  • Obama administration embraces major new cut in nuclear weapons

    02/08/2013 5:03:03 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 48 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/8/13 | Jeffrey Smith
    WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials have agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third without harming national security, according to those involved in the deliberations. Such a reduction would open the door to billions of dollars in military savings, which might ease the federal budget deficit. It also would improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before President Barack Obama leaves office, those involved said, but it’s likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.
  • The Ultimate North Korean Missile Threat To America: A Nuke Power Grid Attack

    04/15/2013 5:23:37 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 38 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 4/14/2013 | Larry Bell
    It’s way past time for the Obama administration to take North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats seriously. An urgently critical priority must be to counter North Korea’s rapidly-emerging capability to deliver and detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device in the sky over America which could knock out electronic computer circuits and paralyze virtually all activities over a vast region. Last December they successfully demonstrated its capability to launch a small payload into orbit, meaning that may soon be able to target regions in the U.S. and other distant locations. A devastating nuclear EMP device could be small, and North Korea...
  • North Korea states 'nuclear war is unavoidable' as it declares first target will be Japan

    04/12/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk ^ | 04-12-13 | By: Charlotte Meredith
    NORTH KOREA has warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula, as it increased threats of an attack. In a commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the communist country lashed out at Tokyo's standing orders to destroy any missile heading toward Japan, threatening such actions will result in a nuclear attack against the island nation. If Japan executes its threat to shoot down any North Korean missile, such a “provocative” intervention would see Tokyo — an enormous conurbation of 30 million people — “consumed in nuclear...
  • What the US should do if North Korea launches 2 Musudan missiles

    04/11/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2013 | Van Hipp
    After successful recent ballistic and nuclear bomb tests, North Korea has threatened the United States with nuclear strikes. This week, the Pyongyang regime stated that the Korean Peninsula is headed for thermo-nuclear war, told foreign diplomats to leave North Korea and advised foreigners to leave South Korea. Today, it has two medium range Musudan-1 missiles prepared for immediate launch from its east coast. It’s decision time on North Korea. What should the U.S. do if, as expected, North Korea goes ahead and launches the two Musudan-1 missiles?
  • EMP – the unimaginable reality (Red Dawn?)

    04/06/2013 9:06:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 185 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 5, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns of 'Red Dawn' scenario becoming real-life catastrophe Have you seen “Red Dawn”? I don’t mean the old movie starring the late Patrick Swayze. It was good. But I’m talking about the more recent version. I hesitated watching it for a long time, mainly because I thought the producers of the movie sold out when they opted to substitute a North Korean invasion of the U.S. for what was originally planned as a more likely Chinese invasion. Supposedly they did so because the Chinese movie market was too lucrative to pass up. But, having seen it recently,...
  • China 'shifts position' on North Korea

    04/05/2013 3:27:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/5/2013 | Telegraph
    For several decades, China has been North Korea's closest ally, largest trade partner and primary source of aid. However, Kurt Campbell, the former head of the State department in Asia, said there are signs that a relationship once described by Chairman Mao to be "as close as lips and teeth" is wearing thin. "There is a subtle shift in Chinese foreign policy. Over the short to medium term, that has the potential to affect the calculus in north east Asia," Mr Campbell said at a forum at John Hopkins university. "You have seen it at the United Nations (Security Council)....
  • North Korea Strikes!

    04/03/2013 10:45:03 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Michelle Fields
  • Navy moves ship off coast of Korean Peninsula, White House looks to 'reassure' allies

    04/01/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2013 | Fox News
    The U.S. military has moved a Navy ship capable of intercepting missiles to waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, as threats from North Korea's Kim Jong Un escalate and the White House signals it wants to head off any potential conflict by flexing America's military might. A U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News that the Navy had moved the U.S. destroyer to a location near South Korea. The ship, the USS Fitzgerald, is equipped with the Aegis defense system and is capable of shooting down missiles. The defense official said the decision is not part of the...
  • Crackpot Kim Jong-un targets American soldiers in latest vid (video at Link)

    04/01/2013 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    NORTH Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un has stoked further tensions with the US - releasing disturbing footage of live-firing exercises using cut-outs of American soldiers as targets. The video from state TV emerged days after the country warned it was in a "state of war" with the South.
  • North Korea to cut all channels with South

    03/27/2013 3:13:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 3/28/2013 | REUTERS
    Reclusive North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said on Wednesday, days of after warning the United States and South Korea of nuclear attack. The move is the latest in a series of bellicose threats from North Korea in response to new U.N. sanctions imposed after its third nuclear test in February and to "hostile" military drills under way joining the United States and South Korea.
  • Report: North Korea May Have Aided Hezbollah and Tamil Tigers

    12/13/2007 4:56:13 PM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 64+ views
    Reuters/VOA ^ | Dec. 13, 2007 | Staff
    A report prepared for U.S. lawmakers says North Korea may have provided arms and training to terrorist organizations in Lebanon and Sri Lanka. The Congressional Research Service report, obtained by the Reuters and Yonhap news agencies Wednesday, casts doubt on what it says is the long-standing U.S. view that North Korea halted such activities in 1987. CRS cited French and South Korean sources alleging North Korea has provided more recent support for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The report also mentioned a Japanese newspaper report in September that Pyongyang sold arms to the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka. A U.S....
  • North Korea tells South to leave islands (Strike warning)

    03/16/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/2013 | CNN
    The Uriminzokkiri website, linked to the regime, mentioned targets including Yeonpyeong island, which was attacked by Northern forces in 2010. Pyongyang has made a series of threats since its last nuclear test in February prompted the UN to tighten sanctions. The US said on Friday it would refocus missile defences to its west coast to counter the North's threats. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said 14 more batteries would be placed in Alaska by 2017, adding to 30 already in place along the coast.
  • White House: US can defend against NKorea attack

    03/07/2013 10:39:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is fully capable of defending itself against a North Korean ballistic missile attack, the White House said Thursday, after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.The threat from the North Koreans came ahead of a unanimous vote in the U.N. Security Council approving its toughest sanctions yet on the North in response to an atomic test last month.North Korea has escalated its bellicose statements this week as the tightening of U.N. sanctions loomed. It has also threatened to scrap the cease-fire that ended the 1950-53 Korean War."I can tell you that...
  • US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism

    06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 3+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.
  • North Korea television takes a look at american poverty - The other side of propaganda

    03/10/2013 8:01:29 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 30 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 3/10/2103 | LiveLeak
    North Korea tells its people how Americans live today. We were told by Mao that life in the West was so miserable that they were waiting for us to liberate. (Love the translator's Northern English accent. ;-))
  • N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success"(translation)

    02/11/2013 10:34:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/12
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success" (Seoul, Yonhap News) Noh Jae-hyun N. Korea's (state news agency) KCNA reported that it successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test. It reported, "Our defense science sector successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 at the underground test site in the northern part of the country. Unlike previous tests, a smaller and lighter bomb with bigger yield was used. The test was done at the high level of safety and perfection. It was confirmed that the test did not have any negative impact...
  • Norah 'Loves' Larry's Lingo on North Korea, Larry Launches at Cheney

    06/22/2006 3:16:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 869+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 22, 2006 Norah loves Larry. At least, she loves the way Larry Eagleburger phrased things about North Korea. At the same time, Larry made it fairly clear that there's no love lost between himself and Dick Cheney. The former Bush, Sr. Secretary of State appeared on this evening's Hardball. Guest host Norah O'Donnell interviewed him along with former Clinton defense official Ashton Carter. Carter had in turn written an op-ed in today's Washington Post, which as indicated by its title, If Necessary, Strike and Destroy, advocates blowing the North Korean ICBM off its launch pad if...
  • North Korean Satellite 'Tumbling Out of Control,' U.S. Officials Say

    12/12/2012 4:11:50 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and Alan Boyle
    The object that North Korea sent into space early Thursday appears to be “tumbling out of control” as it orbits the earth, U.S. officials told NBC News. The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do. In a statement, the White House said the rocket launch was a highly provocative act that threatens regional security and violates U.N. resolutions. The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the launch, calling it a "clear violation" of U.N. resolutions. A spokesman for U.N....
  • N. Korea: Junior Pig's Field Trip to an Airport (Caption these Photos)

    07/06/2012 11:05:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/07/12
  • How North Korean children are taught to hate the 'American b*******' at kindergarten

    06/24/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 23, 2012
    In North Korea, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten and is as much a part of the curriculum as learning to count. The sentiment of the U.S. - known as American b******* - is reflected in a framed wall poster inside a North Korean kindergarten classroom where children brandish rifles and bayonets as they attack a hapless U.S. soldier, his face bandaged and blood spurting from his mouth. .... 'We love playing military games knocking down the American b*******,' reads the slogan printed across the top with the phrase so common that it's become an acceptable...
  • 30 North Korean officials involved in South talks die 'in traffic accidents'

    05/27/2012 9:57:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2012 | Julian Ryall
    Thirty officials of the North Korean regime who were involved in talks with South Korea have been executed or died in "staged traffic accidents," according to a human rights report.
  • US: Strike on N. Korea Possible if Nuclear Test Held

    04/18/2012 3:23:02 AM PDT · by No One Special · 59 replies
    KBS World ^ | April 17, 2012 | Not Listed
    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command says the U.S. may launch a surgical strike against missile bases and nuclear test sites in North Korea if it conducts a third nuclear test. Admiral Samuel Locklear explained the U.S.'s position on Tuesday at a meeting with South Korean defense journalists at the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC) in Seoul. Locklear said Washington is closely watching the North in relation to the possibility of a third nuclear test, adding the U.S. and South Korea are looking at all options including a surgical strike. Regarding the North’s new long-range ballistic missile unveiled...
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-eun's Order "Not even a hair should be left"...Mortar Used(for Execution)

    03/21/2012 4:44:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/22/12 | Lee Yong-soo
    /begin my excerpts On the Kim Jong-eun's Order "Not even a hair should be left" ... Mortar Used Lee Yong-soo Kim Jong-eun Ordered, "Not even a hair should be left" More than ten generals purged this year, "Another day, another one disappears." Since Kim Jong-il's sudden death last year, Kim Jong-eun took over and N. Korean military has been in the vortex of unprecedented 'purge drive' and the means of execution is (very) cruel, such as using mortar fire, a knowledgeable government source on N. Korea revealed on Mar. 21. He said, “Since Dec. 30 last year when Kim Jong-eun...
  • 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
  • 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. . .
  • 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
  • Syria: 'Iranian, N. Korean rocket experts hold Damascus meetings'

    12/02/2011 11:56:46 AM PST · by jhpigott · 15 replies
    Damascus, 1 Dec. (AKI) - Dozens of officials from North Korea and Iran have conducted meetings with representatives of the Syrian government in Damascus to help president Bashar al-Assad obtain weapons following the implementation of sanctions by members of the Arab League and other countries. The meetings have been taking place in recent days, and were attended by experts in the production of rockets, according to Kuwaiti daily al-Seyassah, citing unnamed intelligence sources. "The Syrian regime is afraid of losing power so is asking help from these two allies to put in place whatever means are necessary, even if it...
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY! 'Miss North Korea 2011' Sora Chong

    12/02/2011 12:26:24 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 02, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently Miss North Korea 2011 Sora Chong created some controversy recently at the Miss Universe pageant in Rio when she made the offhand remark in an interview that sounded kind of arrogant to western ears: 'I'm a 100% natural beauty'.  But that seemingly-casual comment dovetails well with the DPRK's bankrupt socialist narrative (she was likely fed the line by watchers), and it's not quite so much about Sora Chong's own appearance -big mammos for a petite gal-as it is a dig on women from capitalist countries that have more plastic in them than your Honda. Surely not the greatest development in our society...
  • N. Korea: Pyongyang's construction drive said to kill hundreds of college students

    11/30/2011 12:14:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 11/29/11
    Pyongyang's construction drive said to kill hundreds of college students 2011-11-29 14:26 North Korean college students have reportedly died in a spate of accidents at construction sites amid intense efforts by Pyongyang to prepare for a milestone political event next year, a source familiar with the issue said Tuesday. The alleged accidents sparked rumors that an estimated 200 college students have died at various construction sites in the North's showcase capital city of Pyongyang, the source said. He did not elaborate on the alleged deaths and asked not to be identified, citing the issue's sensitivity. The development comes as the...
  • Is Another Conflict Coming to Korea? And we are not prepared.

    10/22/2011 11:45:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/22/2011 | Dan Miller
    Until recently, there had been little new in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. North Koreans continue to starve, the country begs for food, and the barely fed prisoner-slaves (there are up to 200,000 political prisoners there) grow poppies to make heroin to provide state export revenues of $500 million to one billion annually. According to Bruce Klingner at the Heritage Foundation, “the total for legitimate exports is estimated at around $1 billion annually.” Still, it’s a very cheerful place according to state media, far superior to all countries other than China. Little light escapes the black hole of...
  • Food and stability in North Korea: Deprive and rule

    09/18/2011 3:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Economist ^ | 09/17/11
    Food and stability in North Korea Deprive and rule Why does North Korea’s dictatorship remain so entrenched despite causing such hunger and misery? Sep 17th 2011 | SEOUL | IF NOBODY else, at least Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s leader, appears to have found something to fill his belly with during the annual Chuseok harvest festival in North Korea this week. “His face beaming with a smile,” as his propaganda machine put it, he dropped into a shop in Pyongyang selling pancakes stuffed with meat. Outside the capital there are few such treats. Much of the rest of the country...
  • North Korea faces famine: 'Tell the world we are starving'

    07/16/2011 6:57:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 81 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 07/16/11 | Peter Foster
    North Korea faces famine: 'Tell the world we are starving' More than a decade after North Korea was struck by a famine that killed up to a million people, the country's poorest are once again facing starvation, reports Peter Foster in Yanji By Peter Foster, Yanji 7:00PM BST 16 Jul 2011 It was an ice-cold day in the North Korean border town of Musan when a small crowd gathered round what looked like a bundle of rags on the platform of the railway station. "I went up to see what they were looking at," recalled 63-year-old Lee Sun Ok, a...
  • Jimmy Carter: U.S., South Korea are violating North Koreans’ human rights by withholding food

    04/28/2011 2:59:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Greg Hengler, why would an American cap a three-day visit to Kim Jong-Il’s national gulag by accusing the U.S. of human rights violations? Well, much like Superman, Carter’s more a “citizen of the world” now than part of the country he used to lead. In fact, he wasn’t there on behalf of the State Department but as part of a delegation from “The Elders,” an elite team of ex-statesmen who travel the world sharing the sort of wisdom that’s made “Jimmy Carter” synonymous with successful foreign policy ideas here at home. Kim wouldn’t meet with them, incidentally, for reasons...
  • North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum'

    12/24/2010 10:11:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 2+ views
    North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum' By Bridget Johnson - 12/24/10 10:40 AM ET North Korea's official news agency blasted the incoming chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee -- while mistaking her for a chairman. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a Cuban immigrant, has been a regular target of dictator Fidel Castro and his Latin American allies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales. But the Korean Central News Agency, the mouthpiece of Pyongyang in a country with no free media, said Wednesday that Ros-Lehtinen's calls for North Korea to be relisted as a...
  • North Korea's Fatal Chess Game

    12/14/2010 11:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 6+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    These are tense times on the world stage. Drip-drips of classified information strain already dicey relations between the U.S. and its allies. Russian spies are caught red-handed and swapped for others. Iranians negotiating with anyone bent on the destruction of Israel. And yet, the current conflict and on-again, off-again talks with North Korea make one long for the simpler days of Cold War era diplomacy. A pattern is clearly forming with the North Koreans, and it does not favor peace-loving nations around the world, most notably the United States and South Korea. Last month's shelling of Yeonpyeong Island was just...
  • Another Holbrooke/Hill Embarassment

    03/23/2009 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 915+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 23, 2009
    According to Richard Holbrooke, Richard Holbrooke is essentially this country's top diplomat -- Hillary Clinton is merely his "pupil. This despite the fact that Holbrooke has hit the trifecta of shady business dealings over the last few years: a member of AIG's board with more than $800,000 in compensation, a managing director at Lehman Brothers, and the recipient of a "Friends of Angelo" loan from Countrywide (that alone was enough to get Jim Johnson thrown under the Obama campaign bus). Now comes another revelation from the New York Times. Despite repeated denials, according to three sources, Holbrooke did offer former...
  • North Korean Heir Apparent Makes Grand Debut at Massive Military Parade

    10/11/2010 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 11, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Kim Jong Un appears live on Nork TV for 1st Time before thousands of goose-stepping soldiers... At a massive ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea yesterday, Kim Jong Un -favored son of Stalinist dictator Kim Jong-Il- reviewed a massive military parade alongside his father in a ceremony dedicated to celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers Party of Korea. The younger Kim's appearance in front of 20,000 troops, heavy weaponry, and huge crowds came two days after a senior official appeared to confirm that he would be the secretive state's next leader: "Our people are honoured to...
  • Oil Spill a Catastrophe of Monumental Proportions: Is It Sabotage?

    06/16/2010 8:30:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1,240+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2010 | Jim O'Neill
    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a catastrophe of historic dimensions, The oil slick we see on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of barrels of oil are spewing into the waters off of Louisiana, and nobody is “turning the spigot off.” Because the “spigot” is 5,000 feet underwater, turning it off is a hazardous, uncertain enterprise. I have worked as a commercial diver in off-shore oilfields around the world (including the Gulf of Mexico), so I have some idea of the difficulties involved with operations in 5,000...