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  • North Korea Is Sending Mysterious Coded Radio Messages Again

    07/21/2016 7:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Kyle Mizokami - Popular Mechanics
    A North Korean short wave radio station abruptly returned to the airwaves last Friday after a sixteen year absence. The mysterious broadcast has South Korean intelligence agents scrambling to figure out what its message means-and whom the message was intended for. The transmission, which began at approximately 12:45 on Friday, was made by an unnamed female announcer and began with, "From now on, I will give review work for the subject of mathematics under the curriculum of a remote education university for exploration agents of the 27th bureau." The announcer went on to say, "On page 459, question number 35,...
  • North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles – S. Korea military

    07/18/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 18, 2016
    Pyongyang launched three missiles Tuesday morning in the latest in a set of controversial ballistic tests, according to South Korea’s military, which claimed the projectiles had a range of up to 600 kilometers (360 miles). The three missiles were launched from the North’s east coast into the sea at between 5:45am and 6:20am local time. The missiles, presumed to be Scud-types, have enough range to reach all of South Korea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, adding that South Korea's military is keeping a close eye on the developments. #BREAKING North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South...
  • US Sanctions North Korea for Human Rights Violations

    07/06/2016 12:35:57 PM PDT · by milton23 · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Bruce Klingner
    On July 6, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other senior North Korean individuals and organizations for human rights violations. This is the first time that the U.S. has designated North Korean entities for human rights abuses. The administration should be commended for finally acting upon the February 2014 U.N. Commission of Inquiry report which concluded that North Korea’s human rights violations were so widespread and systemic as to constitute “crimes against humanity.” That said, the Obama administration’s action, like its designation last month of North Korea as a primary money-laundering concern, was likely...
  • EU countries employ slave laborers from North Korea, rights group reveals

    07/06/2016 1:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Jul. 6, 2016 1:56 (updated: 2:08) | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labor as “state-sponsored slaves” in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons program, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July). North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week, but up to 90% of their pay is sent back to the hermit state, according to the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK). Most are working in Polish shipyards, construction sites and farms. North Koreans are also employed in leisure and clothing firms in Malta,...
  • Revisiting: "Ambassador" Caroline Kennedy Already Offending Japan

    07/03/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ambassadorships to major countries and trouble spots were typically given out to professional diplomats. You might send a donor with no diplomatic experience off to play ambassador to Gambia or Cyprus, but not to France or China. Obama changed that as he changed so many things, dispatching a ridiculously incompetent donor to serve as ambassador to the UK and after failing to make Caroline Kennedy the senator from New York (after some Schumer sabotage and a New Yorker backlash), Princess Caroline had to settle for being the US ambassador to Japan where she's hard at work demonstrating the diplomatic...
  • Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker

    07/01/2016 1:32:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | June 30, 2016 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker Technically Incorrect: In his new book, former Facebook product manager Antonio García Martinez says Facebook management got upset if women's skirts were too short. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Many younger types imagine Facebook as a nirvana where you skateboard down corridors, code all night long and wait for the money to start rolling in. Antonio García Martinez thinks it's a little more like North Korea. The former (and fired) Facebook product manager today released a book called "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and...
  • Liberal Media Gets Punked by 4Chan – Petition for Second Brexit Vote was Spammed

    06/26/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Mainstream media outlets in Great Britain and the US were running news Sunday of a stunning petition that shows 2 million people want a new Brexit vote. Over “two million” signed the referendum in less than 24 hours! The BBC, The Mirror, France 24, The Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian… all reported on the bogus petition. But they got punked. The poll was manufactured by 4Chan and Anonymous hackers who loaded up the signatures with fake names from The Vatican, Ghana, North Korea and elsewhere.
  • U.S. fighter jet blueprints stolen in South Korean breach

    06/14/2016 6:37:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    fedscoop ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | Chris Bing
    USAF F-15C fires an AIM-7 Sparrow in 2005. (Wikipedia) A newfound data breach of 160 South Korean firms and government agencies has put unclassified U.S. fighter jet blueprints in the hands of North Korean hackers, government officials in Seoul announced Monday. The attackers — reportedly using an IP address tied to a computer located in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang — targeted network management software, South Korean police said in a press briefing Monday. The police declined to name the hacked software product. The broader hack reportedly went on for about two years before South Korea discovered it in...
  • Clinton: Obama 'Irresponsible & 'Naive' (Were The Words Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Irresponsible?

    07/30/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies · 779+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/2007 | Domenico Montanaro
    In an interview with the Quad City Times Clinton called Obama's answer to whether or not he would meet with leaders who oppose the United States "irreponsible" and naive."
  • Hillary Clinton's slur unearthed to hurt Obama (New McCain ad)

    08/07/2008 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 146+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Democrats' acrimonious primary battle came back to haunt Hillary Clinton yesterday, a day before she sets off on her first solo campaign swing for Barack Obama, with John McCain using footage of her attacking the Democratic candidate in a new campaign ad. The ad, which was released on the internet, features a number of Democratic leaders - including Obama - offering praise for McCain. But only Clinton, who is the closing speaker, goes so far as to take a jab at Obama, in footage culled from one of her primary rallies. The ad surfaced a day before Clinton is...
  • So Much for the Clinton-Obama Ticket

    07/29/2007 3:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,064+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 27, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama “irresponsible and frankly naďve,” Barack Obama fired back that electing Hillary Clinton could mean “continuing with Bush-Cheney policies,” and finally Hillary Clinton asked, “What’s ever happened to the politics of hope?” So went the first full-throttle front-runners’ spat in the Democratic race, and among the many consequences of the earlier-than-expected (and Hillary-instigated) sniping should be the muting of talk of a Clinton-Obama ticket. On paper, such a pairing would be the perfect recipe for a party hungry to win back the White House and too keep it for some time, with the youthful Mr. Obama...
  • Obama slams Clinton's "cowboy" talk on Iran (Obama wants nice talk and APPEASEMENT with Iran)

    05/16/2008 6:51:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 158+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/4/2008 | Patrick Rucker/reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Clinton of saber rattling toward Iran on Sunday and compared her approach to that of unpopular President George W. Bush. "I think it's language that's reflective of George Bush. We have had a foreign policy of bluster and saber rattling," Obama said of Clinton's threat to "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel. "It is important that we use language that sends a signal to the world community that we're shifting from the sort of cowboy diplomacy, or lack of diplomacy, that we've seen out of George Bush," the...
  • McCain Criticizes Obama on Al Qaeda ( Obama replies....Hillary ignored)

    02/27/2008 2:38:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 276+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2008 | JOHN M. BRODER
    Senator John McCain, looking ahead to a possible general-election matchup with Senator Barack Obama, attacked Mr. Obama on Wednesday for what he called a weak and naďve approach to the conflict in Iraq and the effort to combat international terrorism. Seizing on a comment from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Mr. McCain, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, said that Mr. Obama’s plan to rapidly withdraw American troops from Iraq would leave the country in the hands of Al Qaeda and possibly other terrorist groups. In response to a hypothetical question at the debate, Mr. Obama said that although he intended to...
  • Obama criticizes McCain for 'naive' foreign policy

    05/16/2008 9:29:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies · 123+ views
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2008 | MIKE GLOVER
    WATERTOWN, S.D. - (AP) Barack Obama laid into John McCain on Friday for advancing a tough-guy foreign policy that he called "naive and irresponsible," serving notice that he's ready to launch a full-throttle challenge to the Republican presidential contender on international relations in the general election campaign. Lumping McCain together with President Bush, Obama declared: "If they want a debate about protecting the United States of America, that's a debate I'm ready to win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for." He blamed Bush for policies that enhance the strength of terrorist groups such as...
  • Obama Debate Comments Set Off Firestorm (Obama vs. Hillary 2007 Blast from the Past)

    06/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007; 11:12 PM | By TOM RAUM The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush's diplomacy. Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a course, while Obama's supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of refusing to engage with certain adversaries. It triggered a round of competing memos and statements Tuesday between the chief Democratic presidential rivals. Obama's team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton supporters saw...
  • Exclusive: North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs - U.S. official

    06/08/2016 10:34:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 06/08/2016
    North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had "indications" that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover plutonium from spent reactor fuel at Yongbyon, its main nuclear complex. The latest developments suggest North Korea's reclusive regime is working to ensure a steady supply of materials for its drive to build warheads, despite tightened international sanctions after its fourth nuclear test in January....
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • S. Korea should build nuclear-powered submarine: expert

    06/03/2016 6:36:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2016-06-03
    South Korea needs to build a nuclear-powered submarine to better counter North Korea's possible nuclear and missile attacks, an expert at Seoul's state-run think tank said Friday. With the new atomic energy pact reached between South Korea and the United States in 2015, the last restrictions to building a nuclear-powered sub have been removed, claimed Boo Hyeong-wook, a chief research fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). The pact permits Seoul to make low-enriched uranium with U.S. consent that can be used as fuel. "The possession of a nuclear-powered submarine will allow us to better counter North Korea's...
  • Donald Trump has North Korea’s support

    06/01/2016 9:49:31 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/31/2016 | David K. Li
    North Korean state media hailed presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he could make their “Yankee Go Home” dream come true. Trump appears to be a favorite of Pyongyang for his willingness to meet face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and consider a pullout of US forces from the Korean peninsula. “Who knew that the slogan ‘Yankee Go Home’ would come true like this?’ ” government organ DPRK Today opined, according to a translation by the watchdog news site NK News. “The day when the ‘Yankee Go Home’ slogan becomes real would be the day...
  • North Korean state media offers support for ‘wise politician’ Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has faced an unusual amount of criticism from foreign leaders — in large part because of his combative tone and unorthodox policy suggestions. This week, however, he found an unlikely international voice of support — in North Korean state media. State outlet DPRK Today published an editorial Tuesday that called the business mogul a "wise politician" and said he could be good for North Korea. “There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,' ” the author of the article wrote, according to a translation from NK News. “Trump said he will not...
  • South will develop its own type of SLBM: source (S.Korea)

    05/29/2016 10:37:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    KOREA JOONGANG DAILY ^ | May 30,2016 | JEONG YONG-SOO
    The South Korean Military is developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), a high-ranking military official said. “On the 3,000-ton Jangbogo-III submarine, which is currently under production, we are installing a vertical launching pad,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. SLBMs are fired undersea and are therefore difficult to detect by radar. He added, “The installation of a vertical launching pad indicates that the SLBM is already under development.” The official also went on to say that the SLBM is being developed under the aegis of the Agency of Defense Development and is expected to be completed by...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars

    05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born. But they’re speaking perfect North Korean and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their hearts. Oh, and the younger one, James, is a captain in the North Korean army. They’re the Pyongyang-born sons of James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war. And...
  • North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies

    05/20/2016 8:09:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:35 PM EDT | Kim Tong-Hyung
    A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country’s state media said Saturday. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said Kang Sok Ju, a “trustworthy revolutionary comrade” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and an “excellent son” of the country’s ruling party, died of esophageal cancer Friday afternoon at the age of 76. …
  • The Iran Scam Continues

    01/24/2014 9:06:19 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Neither the November 24th P5+1 "deal" nor the White House summary of the subsequent agreement to continue the process deals effectively with Iran's efforts to have nuclear weapons. NOTE: I tried to address much of what follows when writing earlier about the Iran Scam and have difficulty understanding why there is very little public or even official interest in the problems the deal raises. Please let me to elaborate here a bit more on why the P5+1 "deal" is a scam, why it matters and to offer some hypotheses about the lack of interest.The text of the English language version of...
  • The next US Secretary of State?

    03/31/2016 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Say it isn't so. Could this actually be the next US Secretary of State (Hat Tip: Barak Ravid)? Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism. "The meeting reflected the mutual wish to...
  • Photo of North Korean Restaurant Defectors Published

    05/14/2016 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo (English Edition) ^ | May 13, 2016 09:58 KST | Staff Report
    CNN on Thursday released a group photo of the staff of a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China who made headlines by defecting en masse to South Korea last month. Family members of three of the workers who defected made the photo public on Wednesday, apparently under pressure from North Korean propaganda authorities. "I curse and condemn the South Korean puppet forces who allured and abducted our daughters," one of them said. "When I think of that I lie awake frightened and cannot sleep... Those South Korean puppet criminals, I want to tear them to pieces!" Intelligence authorities here declined...
  • Starting to get a little worried...

    05/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    DPRK news svc ^ | 05.13.2016 | Twitter
    Might agree with a few of their tweets.
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight America’s commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • As North Korea’s Nuclear Program Advances, U.S. Strategy Is Tested

    05/06/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — After years of trying to separate fact from propaganda about North Korea’s nuclear program, American and South Korean intelligence officials say they have concluded that the country can now mount a small nuclear warhead on short- and medium-range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. The United States and its allies have sought for nearly a decade to prevent the North from gaining such capabilities, ever since it detonated its first atomic device a decade ago. Their failure is likely to raise new questions about the effectiveness of the policy toward North Korea,...
  • GAO Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack

    05/04/2016 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have taken actions to prepare against an EMP attack, they “have not established a coordinated approach to identifying...
  • North Korea accuses U.S. soldiers of provoking border troops

    04/30/2016 2:24:36 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 29 April 2016 | Hyung-jin Kim
    A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called "hooliganism" at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom or they'll meet a "dog's death any time and any place." It said U.S. troops pointed their fingers at North Korean soldiers and made strange noises and unspecified "disgusting" facial expressions. It also said that American troops encouraged South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. A statement from Christopher Bush, a spokesman for the U.N. command, said they looked into the allegations and determined they were unsubstantiated. North Korea occasionally accuses South Korean and U.S....
  • Kim Jong Un's doppelganger is a hit in South Korea

    04/29/2016 1:26:44 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Steve Boro
    All eyes in the crowd fell on the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. He emerged from the subway in one of this city's busiest nightlife areas with his trademark black suit and closely cropped hair. He hadn't lost any weight. "That's Kim Jong Un!" somebody shouted. Not quite. The reviled North Korean dictator, it turns out, has a doppelganger. He was soon surrounded by Friday night revelers holding up their smartphones and giggling in disbelief. Several rubbed his belly as they posed for their friends.
  • Second North Korean missile launch ends in failure

    04/28/2016 5:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    he South Korean defense ministry announced that an attempted test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ended when it exploded almost immediately after liftoff. The launch was the second test of the Musudan intermediate range missile in the last few days that ended in failure. The South Koreans believe that the test was rushed in order to have some sort of technological success prior to a rare meeting of the Party Congress on May 6. From Reuters: "They are in a rush to show anything that is successful, to meet the schedule of a political event, the party...
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says

    04/23/2016 5:39:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2016 | Don Melvin
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said.
  • North Korea can learn from Iran nuclear deal, U.S. says

    04/19/2016 9:45:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    North Korea, which conducted a fourth nuclear test in January in contravention of U.N. Security Council resolutions, can learn from a deal struck between Iran and world powers to freeze its nuclear program, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. North Korea, which regularly threatens the United States and rich, democratic South Korea, also conducted a long-range rocket launch in February, defying U.N. sanctions. The Security Council last month expanded those sanctions aimed at starving North Korea of funds for its weapons program on a resolution drafted by the United States and China. ... "It's our hope...
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • Sacred Volcano in North Korea May Be Waiting to Blow

    04/16/2016 7:48:13 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 11 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 4/15/2016 | Nadia Drake
    An enigmatic and dangerous giant sleeps on the border between China and North Korea. It’s quiet now, but a millennium ago, the volcano called Mount Paektu exploded with a fury rivaling the largest eruptions in recorded human history, hurling crackling rocks and ash as far away as Japan Despite that violent outburst, Mount Paektu—or Changbai, as it’s called in Chinese—remains fundamentally mysterious. Few outside the region are even aware it exists. And no one knows if, or when, the 9,000-foot-tall (2,740-meter-tall) peak might erupt again. Now, armed with an array of seismometers and almost unprecedented access to North Korea, an...
  • Kim Jong-Un’s missile suffers ‘catastrophic’ failure, explodes prematurely

    04/15/2016 2:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | John Sexton
    U.S. and South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. The AP reports: “It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,” said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on the country’s east coast.[…]U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, said that while...
  • North Korean ships with corpses on board have been washing ashore in Japan

    04/12/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    latimes ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jonathan Kaiman
    Shizuo Kakutani sees no great mystery in the things that wash ashore in Monzen, his quiet fishing village on the Sea of Japan — the fishing boats ravaged by fierce winter storms, the Chinese garbage carried to land by the strong winds, the occasional body that drifts in from Yaseno, the nearby cliffs notorious for suicides. The ghost ships, however, are harder to explain. On an early morning in November, the 71-year-old retired fisherman received a call from his colleagues at the town's civilian coast guard. A black mass bobbling in the water — most likely a boat — had...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...
  • High Ranking Defectors may be sign of North Korean regime instability

    04/11/2016 8:14:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Kim Jong-un’s succession to the throne (is there another more proper term for it?) of North Korea has not been greeted with universal acclaim in that country.  After executing his own uncle and conducting sweeping purges intended to solidify his control, it appears that his hold on power remains uncertain.  Now, with a very high-ranking defector reported to have fled to South Korea and numerous lower-ranking defectors fearing purges also jumping ship, the world’s only three-generation hereditary communist dynasty may be seeing its last days. Fox News reports: A high-ranking officer from North Korea's military intelligence agency fled to...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • 'Suspicious activity' at N. Korea's nuclear complex

    04/04/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Yonhap ^ | April 4th, 2016 | By Chang Jae-soon
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at North Korea's nuclear complex in what could be a sign that Pyongyang might be trying to harvest weapons-grade plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Monday. The website 38 North said in a report that the satellite imagery has shown "exhaust plumes" from a thermal plant used to heat the Yongbyon nuclear complex's Radiochemical Laboratory, where spent nuclear fuel rods are reprocessed to extract plutonium. "During the past five weeks, exhaust plumes on two, possibly three, occasions were observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory's...
  • The Oasis of CHRIST [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/01/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The JoshuaChronicles,Bible ^ | 4-1-16 | bible,Jesus
    Dormant places are about to come alive ! Blessings being held back about to arrive , Water in arrid places and streams where there had been none , Now the Glory of God arrive upon his daughters and sons , Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray , For each time you lift up JESUS he will make a way ! Isaiah 41:18 18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I...
  • WPK lays out scathing new approach in relations with China (North Korea threatens China)

    03/31/2016 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 3/31/2016 | Kim Ga Young
    The Workers’ Party of North Korea has recently issued a document from Pyongyang to provincial bodies that condemns Beijing for taking part in UN sanctions against the North and openly rallies Party members toward nuclear conflict with China. Daily NK has obtained a copy of one of the mass-delivered documents published by the Central Party and circulated to provincial Party committees via Sino-North Korea relations expert Lee Young Hwa, a professor at Kansai University, earlier this week. The document appears to outline a new doctrine on policies toward China and is dated March 10, 2016. “The Central Committee of the...
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Russian snub mars Obama’s nuclear summit amid Islamic State fears

    03/30/2016 6:41:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    With fears rising that the Islamic State is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, resident Obama will convene a global summit in Washington Thursday hampered by no-show Russia, a key target in the U.S. effort to lock down vulnerable atomic materials. ... Pakistan, another nuclear power causing major proliferation concerns for the U.S., is sending a lower-level representative after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif canceled his attendance to grapple with a horrific terrorist attack targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Iran, which has challenged the U.S. with a string of missile tests in recent months despite inking last year’s deal designed to curb...
  • North Korea Tells its People to Prepare For Famine

    03/30/2016 6:19:42 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    US News ^ | 3/30 | Rachel Dicker
    North Korea is telling its citizens to prepare for famine. State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an editorial Monday telling the people of North Korea that food shortages and economic hardship are on the horizon, Time reports. The news comes less than a month after the United Nations Security Council handed down harsh sanctions for North Korea continuing its nuclear and missile programs. The sanctions, targeted at the nation's elite and their assets, prohibit certain luxury items and ban exports of resources being used to finance the country's weapons pursuit. A result of this struggle, the editorial says, "We may have...
  • Frank Gaffney on the electric Grid: Jacki Daily Show

    03/30/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 3/27/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki also talks with Frank Gaffney, @SecureFreedom , @frankgaffney the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, about threats to the electric grid.