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  • North Korean Escapees Report Solid Support for Dictator Kim

    08/26/2015 12:21:09 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    SEOUL—North Koreans who fled the country last year said in a new survey that public support for dictator Kim Jong Un appears solid despite citizens’ frustrations about the poor state of the economy. The survey suggests grass roots capitalism continues to spread in North Korea to substitute for the failed state distribution system and is likely to continue its uncomfortable coexistence with the nation’s repressive regime. The Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification Studies each year surveys more than 100 North Koreans who defected in the previous calendar year. It provides firsthand insight into developments in the isolated...
  • Possible Troop Movements in China?

    08/25/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 62 replies
    http://www.foxbusiness.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Watching the end of the trading day on Fox Biz when the market dropped from 300 to 103 in two minutes. Trader told Liz Claman that the rumor is going around the trading floor that there may be a coup underway in China, and troop movements are being reported in Beijing. It was funny watching a trader hand news to a journalist. Claman was caught flat-footed. Fox hasn't done anything about the rumor in the five minutes it was reported. Nothing on Drudge about China yet.
  • North Korea 'prepares submarine attack' on South Korea as crisis talks enter third day: live

    08/24/2015 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 06/24/15
    Seoul refuses to back down and demands apology from Kim Jong-un for landmine blast it claims maimed two soldiers - North Korea's state media - Korean Central News Agency - has just issued another Shakespearean tirade against the South, accusing it of "false propaganda." Quote They [South Korea] claimed the DPRK "promulgated a decree on establishing a donation system" and "the society in the north has turned into the one where loyalty can be bought and sold." They asserted this was a "reliable source" from North Hamgyong Province. They even took issue with the newly built Pyongyang Home for the...
  • Sound familiar? Bill Clinton On North Korean Nuclear Deal(10/18/94)

    07/14/2015 8:30:34 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/6/15 | Peoples pundit daily
    Former President Bill Clinton made remarks on the North Korea nuclear deal on Oct. 18, 1994, which mirrors the statements made by President Barack Obama on the current Iran nuclear deal.
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located"

    08/23/2015 12:08:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 216 replies
    Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located" 2015.08.23 15:23 /begin my translation Dozens of N. Korean submarines left their bases at both Eastern and Western coast, and can't be located. Military are increasing their surveillance capability to track them, it is confirmed. That accounts for 70% of (N. Korea's) submarine fleet, which totals 70 ships. This is the largest rate of deployment since the Korean War. Military sources said, "This is 10 times more than their normal deployment level. Dozens of them left their bases at both coasts, and we are unable to track them."...
  • US Troops Mobilized in South Korea After North Korea Threatens War

    08/21/2015 4:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Grasswire ^ | August 21, 2015
    The Facts US troops have been mobilized in South Korea after Kim Jong-un ordered his military generals to ready for a state of war. US troops' vehicles were mobilized in the South Korean town of Paju, bordering North Korea. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un ordered military generals to ready for a state of war from 5:00 p.m. local time Friday. By 4:30 PM local time, the North Korean leader said preparations were complete, declaring a "quasi-state of war." South Korean news agency Yonhap says satellite imagery shows North Korea moving missiles in preparation for possible launch. South Korea's defense ministry...
  • North Korea approves ‘final attack’ on South Korea as tensions increase in region

    08/21/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/15
    A North Korean military official says a meeting of senior party and defense officials led by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Thursday night and "reviewed and approved the final attack operation." He gave no details on what kind of military retaliation North Korea would see as appropriate punishment for South Korea's shelling of its territory on Thursday. Kim Yong Chol, director of the general reconnaissance bureau of the North Korean army, on Friday denied South Korean allegations that Pyongyang has been raising tensions on the peninsula. He denied the North fired anything across the Demilitarized Zone and says...
  • DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un orders frontline army to enter state of war from 5pm Friday

    08/20/2015 9:37:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 8-21-2015 | Xinhua
    The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday. Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report. He ordered the forces to be well armed to cope with any possible operations at any time. Kim also gave the order that the frontline area enter quasi state of war from 5 pm Friday
  • North Korea fires on the South ... South Korea fines back

    08/20/2015 3:18:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 46 replies
    Uncle Sam's Misguided Children ^ | August 20, 2015 | knarf
    This Just In ... South Korea sent artillery shells into North Korea after a rocket was fired across the Western section of their border at around 4 p.m. local time on Thursday.
  • (URGENT) N. Korea fires shells at S. Korean military along western border (headline only)

    08/20/2015 1:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/20
    (URGENT) N. Korea fires shells at S. Korean military along western border 2015/08/20 16:54
  • Satire | North Korea announces bold new peace plan

    08/16/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 16, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Editor's note: This is a guest post by Kim Wu-hu, the highly respected director of North Korea's Ministry of Everlasting Truth. She is variously believed to be Kim Jong-un's sister or illegitimate daughter.Kim Jong-un (also known as Kim Chi-un), the universally beloved Dear Leader of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea, today announced a bold new plan for peace with the illegitimate regime known as the Republic of Korea. It was met with tremendous joy and relief worldwide. Millions gathered in Pyongyang to celebrate, as even the leader of the rogue regime known as Obama's America held a televised press briefing...
  • The Blessed Peace-Fakers

    08/16/2015 8:45:03 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 16, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    What Obama is pursing in Iran and Cuba isn’t peace.....The list of countries designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism is a pretty exclusive club, a veritable Legion of Doom populated by the likes of North Korea and Syria. The Obama administration has, for reasons that seem to be mainly political, shown extraordinary solicitude toward two countries that were on the State Department’s list when he became president: Cuba and Iran. Cuba has been removed from the list — “Cuba meets the statutory criteria for rescission” was the State Department’s bloodless explanation — and John Kerry has...
  • N. Korea: The Pyongyangites of Pyonghattan

    08/14/2015 10:27:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Economist ^ | Aug 12th 2015
    The Pyongyangites of Pyonghattan Aug 12th 2015, 16:24 by The Data Team SINCE Kim Jong Un came to power following the death of his father in December 2011, North Korea’s Young Leader has shown a passion for construction projects, with the emphasis on leisure—a pursuit he promised his subjects early on, along with prosperity. Mr Kim swiftly ordered the renovation of Pyongyang’s two main funfairs. A new water park, 4D cinema, dolphinarium, riverside parks, residential skyscrapers and a new airport terminal have all followed. Now an underground shopping centre is being built in the capital to cater to a small...
  • N. Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US

    08/14/2015 7:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both. The warnings came amid escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula following a landmine attack South Korea blamed on the North and ahead of a major South Korea-US joint military exercise condemned by Pyongyang. After the mine blasts which maimed two South Korean soldiers on border patrol, Seoul recently resumed high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the heavily-militarised frontier, using batteries of loudspeakers that had...
  • North Korea threatens strikes over South propaganda broadcasts

    08/14/2015 7:23:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    newsinfo.inquirer.net ^ | 09:29 AM August 15th, 2015 | AP
    The warning follows Pyongyang’s earlier denial that it had planted land mines on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone that injured two South Korean soldiers last week. Seoul retaliated for those injuries by restarting the loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts for the first time in 11 years and suggested more actions could follow. The authoritarian North is extremely sensitive about insults of its leader, Kim Jong Un, and tries to isolate its people from any criticism or suggestions that Kim is anything other than powerful and revered. North Korea’s army said in a statement that the broadcasts are equivalent to...
  • Mimicking North Korea, China Tries to Alter Its Own Reality

    08/13/2015 7:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/13/2015 | John Tamny
    According to last Saturday's Wall Street Journal, "North Korea is making time for itself - literally." Apparently the country's leadership has decided that clocks will be moved back 30 minutes to reflect "Pyongyang time." Let the laughter from the developed parts of the world begin as this most backwards of nations attempts to redefine time; the sun and planet earth be damned. But is our smirking countenance truly warranted? Please read on. As is well known now, China's monetary authorities announced a planned 1.9% reduction in the value of the yuan on Tuesday. Some see the latter as big news,...
  • [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae

    08/13/2015 1:54:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015/04/15.
    [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae Link to the Video
  • North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon 'executed'

    08/12/2015 6:39:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | August 12, 2015
    South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un. Mr Choe was executed after he "expressed discomfort against the young leader's forestation policy", South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
  • What do these new images of North Korea mean?

    08/11/2015 9:58:45 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | August 12 2015 | Brian Todd
    Kim Jong Un might be enriching uranium for nuclear bombs and planting landmines in South Korea.
  • N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry

    08/09/2015 6:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/10
    N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry 2015/08/10 10:30 SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have masterminded the bloody explosion of land mines in the demilitarized zone last week, the Defense Ministry said Monday, in the latest military provocation by the North, happening just weeks before a scheduled joint military exercise between South Korea and the U.S. The mine blasts took place on the morning of Aug. 4 on the southern side of the DMZ near the city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, while eight South Korean Army troops carried out a regular scouting...
  • The North Korean government is getting weaker and more vulnerable. That should scare you.

    08/08/2015 8:36:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Samuel Ramani
    The North Korean government is getting weaker and more vulnerable. That should scare you. By Samuel Ramani August 4 On July 11, 2015, North Korea announced during a summit with Laos’s military delegation that it had appointed a new defense chief, General Pak Yong-Sik. This appointment indirectly confirmed the South Korean Intelligence Service’s allegations that North Korea had executed General Yong-Sik’s predecessor, by close range anti-aircraft gunfire. If this is true, it’s the latest in a long string of executions. According to the South Korean foreign ministry, Kim Jong-Un has executed 70 government officials since he took power in late...
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:50:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auugst 4, 2015 | Staff
    An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and while that act does not explain, much less forgive, North Korea’s many abuses since, it is not totally irrelevant either,”...
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • DEM CONGRESSMAN: WITH SANCTIONS RELIEF, IRAN CAN JUST BUY A NUKE FROM NORTH KOREA

    07/31/2015 5:42:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are a whole lot of things with Obama's Iran deal and even Democrats are pointing out some of the absurdities of it. REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA): I talked to [President Obama] about a host of things. One concern I have is whether Iran will simply be able to purchase a bomb from North Korea. This deal will give them $56 billion. Iran has already spent over $100 billion on the program because what it wants is indigenous weapons technology that it can develop and export without having to rely on a crazy dictator in North Korea, but if it...
  • S. Korea to start mass production of new M-SAM missile

    07/31/2015 1:26:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will deploy a new homegrown mid-range surface-to-air missile, M-SAM, in the Air Force this year following a successful test-fire, the defense acquisition agency said Thursday. The missile with a 40-kilometer range, also called "Cheongung," was developed locally in 2011 to replace the Air Force's aging batteries of MIM-23 Hawk from the U.S. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said it recently carried out a successful test launch of the initial M-SAM, sealing the quality certification. The new missile will be distributed to the Air Force starting in September, the DAPA said, adding that mass-production...
  • Watch out Kim, your nukes are next! | Satire

    07/27/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Having been thoroughly schooled by Iran during the P5+1 nuke negotiations on the necessity for flexibility, the Obama Administration is now even better prepared to take on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Kim learns of U.S. plans As North Korea and more recently Iran proved, sanctions are feeble devices for getting rogue nations to eliminate their nuclear weapons programs. Possibly effective in bringing such nations to the bargaining table, they tend to collapse as the negotiators come to understand the benefits their nations would realize by their elimination (the sanctions, not necessarily their nations). According to a July 26th Washington Post article titled U.S. planning to press...
  • US Willing to be as ‘Flexible’ With North Korea as With Iran

    07/27/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/27/2015, 5:28 PM | Ari Soffer
    Fresh from forging a controversial deal with Iran, which critics have blasted as a capitulation to Tehran’s demands, the Obama administration is willing to be just as “flexible” with North Korea, a US government envoy has said. Sydney Seiler, US special envoy for now-defunct six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, told Reuters Monday he hoped Pyongyang would take note of the Iran deal and return to the negotiating table. “The Iran deal demonstrates the value and possibilities that negotiation bring,” Seiler said. …
  • China gambles on North Korea to help revive city in northern ‘rust belt’

    07/22/2015 1:41:30 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    At China’s very farthest limits, a town sandwiched between North Korea and Russia stands at the heart of Beijing’s plan to revitalise its bleak, frigid northeastern rust belt. Beijing has a vision of turning the nondescript outpost of Hunchun into a regional Asian trading hub and is spending tens of billions of dollars to turn it into reality. Less than 70 km away in North Korea, the port of Rason offers access to the sea and a shorter trade route to Japan, one of China’s biggest trading partners, than almost any of its own harbours. But the ambitious plan relies...
  • Nuclear Arms Race: Saudi Source Reveals Plan for the Bomb

    07/21/2015 11:29:35 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ari Yashar
    Head of state-affiliated Saudi TV channel reveals Saudi Arabia will 'seriously try to get' nuclear weapons following Iran deal. While US President Barack Obama claimed he prevented a nuclear arms race in the Middle East when he presented the Iran deal last Tuesday, a key source in Saudi Arabia laid bare that claim by expressing the country's sense of urgency to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Jamal Khashoggi, head of the Saudi Al Arab news channel that is owned by a prince of the ruling Saudi royal family, and who previously was the media aide to Saudi Arabia's ambassador to...
  • North Korea in no mood to restart nuclear talks with the United States

    07/21/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It’s not like this is a priority on the Obama foreign policy docket, but North Korea isn’t interested in giving up its nukes … ever. The communist state, which is also one of the world’s largest prisons, said that their nuclear arsenal is a deterrent against the United States. North Korea is another country that’s been under heavy economic sanctions by the U.S. and its allies, but they remain defiant (via Reuters): North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the United States to give up its nuclear capabilities, the isolated country’s foreign ministry said in a statement...
  • UN Security Council unanimously approves Iran deal; EU Ministers Approve Pact Ahead of UN Vote

    07/20/2015 7:55:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 07/20/2015 | BY MARISSA NEWMAN AND AP
    The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal and paving the way to lifting longstanding sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The 15-0 approval of the Iran nuclear deal clears one of the largest hurdles for the landmark pact, which will now go before the US Congress where it may face an uphill battle for confirmation. The UN vote came shortly after the European Union approved the nuclear deal, okaying the pact between the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and Iran that lifts punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange...
  • North Korea Elections Achieve 99.97% Turnout

    07/20/2015 10:10:31 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Monday 20 July 2015
    North Korea's state-controlled elections saw a 99.97% voter turnout on Sunday, with only those absent from the country not participating, state media reported. Almost the entire country reportedly made it to the polls, including the elderly and ill, who cast their votes through "mobile ballot boxes" for uncontested candidates carefully selected by the ruling party.
  • North Korea’s economy grew faster than the Eurozone last year

    07/20/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/17/2015 | David Scutt
    North Korea’s economy expanded by 1.0% to $29.85 billion (Ł19 billion) in 2014, according to Reuters citing analysis from South Korea’s central bank. That’s just better than the 0.9% growth recorded in the Eurozone last year. The Bank of Korea (BoK) report that “the increase in economic activity was attributed mainly to growth in services and building while farming, mining and manufacturing saw slower growth.”
  • How a defector from North Korea realized almost everything she learned about her country was a lie

    07/19/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | July 17, 2015 | Adrian Humphreys
    “It is ridiculous, the hairstyle he has, everything,” says Hyeonseo Lee. She is talking about Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea and in her old life, before her defection from the tightly controlled regime, saying such a thing would condemn her and her family to prison or to death. “I could kill three generations of my family,” she says. Lee defected at 17, embarking on a perilous journey. Now 34, she has finally written her account of life and escape from the Hermit Kingdom in a new book, The Girl With Seven Names. The woman was raised in...
  • Kim Jong-un regime invites U.S. Congress, Obama’s ‘imbecile secretaries’ to pesticide plant

    07/15/2015 11:47:31 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    North Korea wants all 535 members of U.S. Congress and the Obama administration’s “imbecile secretaries and deputy secretaries” to come visit a pesticide plant.
  • Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia greatest threat to U.S.

    07/10/2015 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2015 | By Jamie Crawford
    Washington (CNN)Russia currently poses the greatest global threat to the United States, according to the man slated to be President Barack Obama's top military adviser. "Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security," Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services committee during his confirmation hearing to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. With its large nuclear arsenal, destabilizing role in Ukraine and threat to NATO nations on its borders, Russia presents a significant challenge to the U.S., even as it faces threats like that of ISIS. "If you want to talk about a nation...
  • Cyber-Security Expert: North Korea Takes Credit for NYSE Attack – No Coincidences – This Is Major

    07/08/2015 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cyber-Security expert Greg Keeley said the North Koreans are taking credit for the “glitch” that took down the New York Stock Exchange today. Keeley said there is no way these several glitches are not connected. And that may very well be possible. “For the administration to come out so hard and so fast and say this was not an attack I think is disingenuous… This is a major attack and for us to bury our head in the sand is very troubling.”
  • NORTH KOREA UNVEILS NEW AIRPORT, EXECUTES ARCHITECT

    07/07/2015 11:13:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/07/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Liberals often wish we had the same infrastructure expansion as Communist China. The Commies are of course famous for getting things done, even if the things are broken, don't work and aren't actually useful. The USSR got a lot of things done that didn't need doing. The end result were actual environmental catastrophes that liberals don't like talking about. Meanwhile here their infrastructure projects are unworkable and can't get done because of their own senseless environmental reviews in which you have to spend years and millions of dollars on consultants just to repair a bridge. Meanwhile North Korea is...
  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    07/02/2015 12:14:10 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emma Batha
    As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. But Lee and her classmates grew up convinced they lived in the "greatest nation on earth" run by a benevolent god-like leader whom they loved in the way many children love Santa Claus.
  • State releases more than 1,900 Clinton emails

    06/30/2015 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/15 | Martin Matishak
    The State Department on Tuesday released 3,000 pages of emails from the private server former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used while in office. The correspondence, released online, covers March through December 2009. Among the messages, on July 11, 2009, Clinton received an email from "Jimmy" — presumably former President Jimmy Carter — titled "N. Korea.” The message seems to be about freeing journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were charged and held with illegal passage into the Stalinist state. It read: "Hillary: As I explained to you on the phone, I don´t think it is appropriate to tell...
  • 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.
  • Thousands packed into North Korea stadium call for bloody revenge on US on Korean War anniversary

    06/25/2015 12:32:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | Andrew Marszal
    North Korea marked the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on Thursday with a 100,000-strong rally in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium, and a statement condemning the "fatty monster US imperialists". The "Pyongyang Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against the US," was a carefully orchestrated display of angry speeches, fist-pumping and calls for blood revenge. The rally was just one event in what it officially known as "Struggle Against US Imperialism Month", during which North Koreans visit war museums and attend gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States. North Korea also issued a...
  • North Korea claims it has a cure for MERS

    06/19/2015 6:59:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies
    upi ^ | June 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    SEOUL, - North Korea claimed it has developed a vaccine that cures the deadly diseases MERS, SARS and AIDS. The remedy contains "rare earth resources" and includes ginseng extract, cultivated in the North Korean city of Kaesong with the aid of fertilizer, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday. North Korea's independently developed "Kumdang No. 2 Vaccine" was touted as an extraordinary panacea. Pyongyang's state-controlled media KCNA said the immune system activator was capable of preventing MERS, SARS, AIDS and pneumonia, South Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo reported. The claims remain dubious, if not absurd, according to South Korea media....
  • The Iran scam worsens -- Part II, North Korea - China connection

    06/17/2015 2:07:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke "deal" with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not “disclosed” will not be inspected. Nor will Iran’s nuke ties with North Korea — which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran’s massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for "deal" approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a “deal.” However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei’s office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama’s...
  • North Korea test-fires three short-range missiles into the sea

    06/14/2015 5:04:03 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 14 replies
    The Straits Times , Singapore ^ | Jun 14, 2015 | Staff
    SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Sunday test-fired three short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, weeks after claiming a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test. The North fired three KN-01 missiles from a site near its eastern city of Wonsan, a ministry spokesman told AFP. "The missiles appear to have a range of nearly 100km," he said, adding the test lasted 26 minutes and began around 4.30pm. "We are closely monitoring the movements of the North's military and maintaining full readiness against potential provocations."
  • How the Cross Led a Starving North Korean to America

    06/09/2015 4:20:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 9, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    In Korea, the only "god" he knew was the country's leader, Kim Il-Sung, and any perceived blasphemy against him could land a person in a prison camp. So when Joseph Kim finally crossed the Tumen river into China, he did what he was told—follow the cross—even though he didn't know what a cross or a Christian was. Kim tells his story in a new book, Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and at a time when North Korea occasionally surfaces in the headlines for its continuing beligerence towards the...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Delusions

    06/05/2015 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism's blinding him to his many policy failures. During a White House event with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, he managed to turn the subject to himself, saying, "People don't remember -- when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia. And today, once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth." As evidence, the White House cited a Gallup poll,...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Kim Jong-un’s brother goes missing after attending two straight Eric Clapton concerts in London

    05/25/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    The Korea Times | 5/23/2015 | staff
    LONDON/MOSCOW/BEIJING, May 23 (Yonhap) — Kim Jong-chol attended an Eric Clapton concert in London for the second time this week, but where the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un headed Saturday remained unknown. He had been scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Saturday from Moscow on his way to Pyongyang, a source with knowledge of the stopover said. However, the name of Jong-chol was not on the registry of the flight from London to Moscow, according to the source. He also wasn’t seen at the Beijing airport Saturday.