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  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Trump Would Set North Korea Straight as President

    05/18/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Fighting For Trump ^ | May 18, 2016 | Trump Nation
    In an interview on Tuesday with news agency Reuters at Trump Tower, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump revealed he is willing to “open talks” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. His goal would be to undo the nuclear weapons program in Pyongyang, as well as talk some sense into the isolationist state about their human rights atrocities. Giving some insight into how he would do it, Trump reveals he would start with China. “I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China,” Trump said, mentioning how China is Pyongyang’s only major diplomatic...
  • 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....
  • ‘Poverty is a death sentence,’ Sanders declares during Baltimore stop

    05/02/2016 6:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Wagner
    BALTIMORE — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders used a campaign stop Saturday in this economically challenged city to decry the difference between the life expectancies of the nation’s rich and poor, declaring that “poverty is a death sentence.” “If you are born in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhood, your life expectancy is almost 20 years shorter than if you’re born in its wealthiest neighborhood,” the senator from Vermont said, adding that “15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have a higher infant mortality rate than Palestine's West Bank.” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, promised an...
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says [Obama Partying It Up]

    04/23/2016 1:21:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/23/16 | Don Melvin and Jim Sciutto
    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, and appears to have flown for about 30 km (about 19 miles) -- well short of the 300 km (roughly 186 miles) that would be considered a successful test.
  • Japan's X-2 stealth fighter jet takes to the skies: $332 million prototype

    04/22/2016 4:22:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 22 April 2016 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    Japan's first stealth fighter jet has successfully taken to the skies as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology. The X-2 jet took off from Nagoya airport in central Japan on its maiden test flight as dozens of aviation enthusiasts watching the event erupted in applause as it lifted off. The single-pilot prototype safely landed at Gifu air base, north of Nagoya airport, after a 25-minute flight with 'no particular problems,' said an official at the defence ministry's acquisition agency. The X-2 jet took off from Nagoya airport in central Japan on its...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military

    04/15/2016 7:31:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military 2016/04/15 15:46 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea conducted its first test-launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Musudan early Friday from its east coast, but the launch ended in failure, officials said. "North Korea seems to have tried a missile launch from the East Sea area in the early morning today, but it is presumed to have failed," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Sources said the launched missile was the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), also known as the BM-25. The...
  • North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People

    10/16/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Syria Mirror ^ | 7/20/2015
    North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People. 7/20/2015 At 09:21 AM Activists and eyewitnesses confirmed that 5 buses full of fully armed Korean soldiers were seen in the capital Damascus, heading towards Jobar and Eastern Ghouta. It's not the first time Assad has used korean, not to mention the Shiite and Asian militias, fo fight in his side, Many media sources confirmed that korean soldiers from what is called Tshulima units has been assigned as Assad's personal details two years ago, after the large advance opposition forces achieved inside the capital Damascus. Tshulima special unit...
  • United States: North Korea may have indeed tested H-bomb

    01/29/2016 8:36:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/29/2016, 3:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The United States has backtracked somewhat on its previous assessment of North Korea's recent nuclear test, CNN reported Thursday. While Washington originally expressed skepticism over Pyongyang's claims that it tested a hydrogen bomb during the January 6 test, it now believes North Korea might have attempted to test components of a hydrogen bomb after further review and analysis of the latest intelligence information, officials told the news network. A U.S. official directly familiar with the latest assessment said there may have been a partial, failed test of some type of components associated with a hydrogen bomb. ...
  • Uranium Testing Said to Indicate Libya-Korea Link

    02/01/2005 7:53:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,056+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 - Scientific tests have led American intelligence agencies and government scientists to conclude with near certainty that North Korea sold processed uranium to Libya, bolstering earlier indications that the reclusive state exported sensitive fuel for atomic weapons, according to officials with access to the intelligence. The determination, which has circulated among senior government officials in recent weeks, has touched off a hunt to determine if North Korea has also sold uranium to other countries, including Iran and Syria. So far, there is no evidence that such additional transactions took place. Nonetheless, the conclusion about the uranium transfer...
  • North Korea hydrogen bomb: Kim Jong-un boasts of expanding nuclear arsenal

    12/10/2015 1:18:33 AM PST · by matt1234 · 23 replies
    Yahoo UK ^ | Dec 10, 2015 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korea claims to have developed a new kind of nuclear weapon to add to its arsenal – the hydrogen bomb. It is still unclear whether the latest claim of Kim Jong-un is a gimmick or a real threat. Pyongyang is capable of launching hydrogen bombs and not just nuclear weapons, declared the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), he was speaking at Phyongchon Revolutionary Site, a historic venue for the regime, in the North Korean capital.
  • Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike

    03/09/2016 7:50:36 AM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | March 8th, 2016 | Chad O'Carrol
    Russia has warned North Korea that threats to deliver “preventive nuclear strikes” could create a legal basis for the use of military force against the country, suggesting that even Pyongyang’s few remaining friends are growing concerned about its increasingly confrontational stance. The Russian foreign ministry statement, which follows a North Korean threat to “annihilate” the US and South Korea, also criticises Washington and Seoul for launching the largest joint military drills yet to be held on the peninsula. “We consider it to be absolutely impermissible to make public statements containing threats to deliver some ‘preventive nuclear strikes’ against opponents,” the...
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • Russia warns US against sending missile defence system to S. Korea

    03/24/2015 12:26:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 24 Mar 15 | Unknown
    Russia on Tuesday warned the United States against sending a ballistic missile defence system to South Korea, saying it could threaten regional security. Washington says it wants to deploy the system, known as THAAD, to South Korea as a deterrent to military provocation by North Korea. "Such a development cannot but cause concern about the destructive influence of the United States' global missile defence on international security," Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • Russia Urges Restraint in Response to North Korea

    10/09/2006 3:53:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 648+ views
    voanews.com ^ | 09 October 2006 | Bill Gasperini
    Russia's Foreign Ministry says the international community should take a measured response to North Korea's announced nuclear test. In a press statement, the ministry says the North Korean action threatens the peace, safety and stability of the region. It also calls for Pyongyang to return to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and agree to new talks. North Korea was a signatory of the treaty, but withdrew from it in 2003. Pyongyang also pulled out of six-party negotiations about its nuclear program last year, talks that included Russia. Along with China, Moscow maintains cordial diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, but Russia has been...
  • Russia secretly offered North Korea nuclear technology

    07/08/2006 5:20:41 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 35 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | Sunday 9 July 2006 | Special Correspondent in Pyongyang and Michael Hirst
    Russia is facing criticism after secretly offering to sell North Korea technology that could help the rogue state to protect its nuclear stockpiles and safeguard weapons secrets from international scrutiny. Russian officials touted the equipment at an IT exhibition in Pyongyang a fortnight ago - just days before the Communist state caused international alarm by launching a salvo of short and long-range missiles into the Sea of Japan. Students walk past a mock North Korean missile in Seoul Students walk past a mock North Korean missile in Seoul In what appear to have been unguarded comments, Aleksei Grigoriev, the deputy...
  • U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

    04/12/2016 1:21:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 1807 GMT (0107 HKT) April 12, 2016 CNN) — U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned. Opinion: Impose sanctions on North Korea's enablers Two U.S. officials told CNN that if the regime proceeds with a launch, the latest assessments are the most likely scenario is the launch of the so-called Musudan missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially...
  • Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.

    03/26/2016 5:41:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 25, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. By Adam Taylor March 25 This week, representatives of Western-backed Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva told Russian state media that President Bashar al-Assad had a surprising new ally on the Syrian battlefield: militia units from North Korea. "Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7," Asaad az-Zoubi, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city, reportedly told Tass news agency on Tuesday. In any other context, the presence of soldiers from the internationally isolated and geographically distant...
  • North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video

    03/26/2016 5:27:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 26, 2016
    North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video Kim Jong-Un lays waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in Pyongyang's latest menacing video. 10:20, UK, Saturday 26 March 2016 North Korea has threatened to lay waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in a menacing propaganda video. The four-minute film - titled Last Chance - runs through the history of US-Korea relations, including images of US prisoners of war on Korean soil. It ends with a digitally-enhanced sequence showing a missile emerging from the clouds and slamming into the road in front of the Lincoln Memorial - sending a...
  • North Korea claims it could 'burn down' Manhattan with a H-bomb

    03/15/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | staff reporter
    Another day, another veiled threat from North Korea. Unlike most, this one was very specific. State-run television in the People’s Republic reported on Sunday that Pyongyang’s arsenal of deadly weapons now includes a hydrogen bomb that could wipe out New York City and kill everybody who lives there. “Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union,” DPRK Today reported, citing nuclear scientist Cho Hyong Il.
  • Russia Threatens Invasion If North Korea Nuclear Rhetoric Continues

    03/09/2016 5:29:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/16 | Russ Read
    North Korea’s provocative nuclear rhetoric has gotten so bad even the Kremlin has come out against the hermit kingdom, warning continued nuclear threats could justify an invasion. The warning was issued in the form of a written statement from the Russian foreign ministry. It follows North Korea’s threat it would engage in a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” in reaction to the start of joint U.S.-South Korean war games Monday. “We consider it to be absolutely impermissible to make public statements containing threats to deliver some ‘preventive nuclear strikes’ against opponents,” said the statement, as translated by the Russian TASS...
  • UN rights expert: North Korean leader should be prosecuted

    03/14/2016 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    GENEVA -- A U.N. expert on human rights in North Korea said Monday supreme leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, asking a key rights body to authorize three experts to look into the legal aspects of criminal accountability. Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Marzuki Darusman said international criminal law holds military and civilian leaders responsible for failing to prevent or repress crimes against humanity by those under their authority. He said that offers a "plausible theory" to hold Kim and other leaders "individually culpable." "It is now time for...
  • Wishful Thinking Has Prevented Effective Threat Reduction in North Korea

    03/07/2016 7:28:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 7 Mar, 2016 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    North Korea is embarked on a steady, methodical, and relentless journey whose intended endpoint is a credible capability to hit New York and Washington with nuclear weapons. Pyongyang's nuclear test in January is only the latest reminder that America's policy response to nuclear proliferation in North Korea is a prolonged, and thoroughly bipartisan, failure. Our policy is a failure because our public and our leaders do not understand our adversary and his intentions. We cannot hope to cope successfully with the North Korean threat until we do. The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il (son of regime founder “Great Leader”...
  • North Korea Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Attack on Manhattan

    03/14/2016 3:00:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 3/14/16 | Frances Martel
    In a state-controlled outlet, the North Korean government threatened Sunday to use its new alleged hydrogen bomb technology to reduce Manhattan, New York, to rubble, warning that its nuclear weapon “is much bigger” than Soviet weaponry.The Washington Post has translated parts of the article in DPRK Today, a publication rarely used for the purpose of military bluster. When North Korean officials seek to announce military developments or threaten other countries, it usually turns to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) or the Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper. Both outlets have online English versions, making them more accessible to international media.The DPRK Today article–run with the...
  • In Hail of Bullets and Fire, North Korea Killed Official Who Wanted Reform (Likes Country Music)

    03/14/2016 10:31:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2016 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    n late 2013, Jang Song-thaek, an uncle of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was taken to the Gang Gun Military Academy in a Pyongyang suburb. Hundreds of officials were gathered there to witness the execution of Mr. Jang’s two trusted deputies in the administrative department of the ruling Workers’ Party. The two men, Ri Ryong-ha and Jang Su-gil, were torn apart by antiaircraft machine guns, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. The executioners then incinerated their bodies with flamethrowers. SNIP In his memoir, a Japanese sushi chef for Kim Jong-il from 1988 to 2001 who goes by the...
  • North Korean Submarine Reportedly Missing at Sea

    03/14/2016 10:29:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 55 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 3/14 | Eric Limer
    North Korea has lost contact with one of its submarines, U.S. officials tell CNN. The submarine, apparently on some sort of exercise earlier this week, was being tracked by the U.S. military when it suddenly stopped. The fate of the sub is unknown, but U.S. forces have observed North Korea's attempts to find the missing craft. U.S. officials believe the submarine experienced some sort of failure, and the U.S. military has been monitoring the subsequent search and rescue mission via spy satellites, aircraft, and ships. The incident is taking place at a time of particular high tension in the area,...
  • Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch

    02/12/2016 3:25:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Asia Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Shim Jae Hoon
    Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch By Shim Jae Hoon on February 10, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features, China, Koreas SEOUL-North Korea's satellite rocket launch has claimed its first casualty amid a changing and increasingly volatile regional security landscape that's dragging in China, the US and Japan. South Korea announced on Feb. 10 that it's closing down the inter-Korean economic project at Kaesong Industrial Complex which Seoul set up 12 years ago to provide hard currency earnings for the North Korean regime. /snip Meanwhile, the Park government has come under pressure from conservatives who...
  • China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea [THAAD]

    02/12/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2016-02-12
    China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea Published : 2016-02-12 16:13 Updated : 2016-02-12 16:15 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during their meeting in Munich on the sidelines of international talks on Syria on Thursday, the Chinese ministry said in a statement. "Minister Wang Yi expresses serious concern," the statement said....
  • Trump: Kim Jong Un deserves 'credit' for taking out rivals

    01/09/2016 10:09:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 180 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump says North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un deserves "credit" for the cutthroat efficiency with which he disposes of his political foes. "If you look at North Korea, this guy, he's like a maniac, OK?" Trump said at a rally in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Saturday. "And you've got to give him credit: How many young guys - he was like 26 or 25 when his father died - take over these tough generals and all of a sudden, you know, it's pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that?" he added. “Even...
  • Trump doesn’t apologize to our enemies, but he does praise them

    01/09/2016 9:01:03 PM PST · by arista · 42 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | 1/10/16 | theconservatarian
    Barack Obama enraged many Americans when he began his presidency on an “apology tour.” Famously, Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah.Donald Trump hasn’t signaled he would act similarly. In fact, Trump doesn’t apologize for anything—even to God.But Trump has gone out of his way to praise some bad foreign leaders.First, he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin: One day after Putin called Trump a “bright and talented”and the “absolute leader of the presidential race,” the Republican presidential front-runner returned the compliments, hailing Putin as a “leader” and pointing to his high favorability numbers in Russia.“He’s running his country and at least...
  • Can South Korea Fight North Korea Without America?

    01/08/2016 5:00:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 61 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 7, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    As tensions with North Korea rise following Pyongyang’s alleged hydrogen bomb test, there is the specter of a renewed war on the peninsula. In the years following the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953 — which ended the conflict in a ceasefire without formally terminating hostilities — the U.S. military was the guarantor of the Republic of Korea’s security. More than 60 years later, United States Forces Korea — led by U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti — maintains a force of over 28,500 troops in South Korea to defend Seoul from Pyongyang’s depredations. But by-and-large, South Korea is defended by its...
  • The Lamest Duck

    01/08/2016 1:28:35 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jan 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    President Obama spent the week defending his proposals to curb gun violence, culminating in a CNN town hall. Think about that. What else happened during the last few days that might warrant a presidential town hall? Oh, nothing much: Iranian protestors stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran after the House of Saud executed a Shiite cleric, escalating sectarian warfare in the Middle East The stock market tumbled on fears of a global economic slowdown A U.S. soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the Taliban controls more ground than at any time since 2001 Iran revealed the existence of...
  • North Korea and Iran: The Nuclear Duo

    01/07/2016 5:32:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Joseph A. Klein
    There is no reason to believe that, as a result of the deal Iran is already sidestepping, Iran will suddenly stop all dealings with North Korea with regard to both countries’ nuclear programs North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6th, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb. Despite some skepticism as to North Korea’s claim that it had actually tested a hydrogen bomb, the Obama administration acknowledged that North Korea had indeed tested some sort of nuclear device. The administration condemned North Korea’s latest testing as a violation of a series of past United Nations Security Council...
  • 5.1 magnitude quake detected close to North Korea nuclear test site

    01/05/2016 6:22:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 104 replies
    AFP ^ | January 6, 2016
    5.1 magnitude quake detected close to North Korea nuclear test site by Agence France-Presse January 6, 2016 A 5.1 magnitude tremor was detected close to North Korea’s nuclear test site on Wednesday, triggering concerns that Pyongyang had conducted a fresh atomic explosion. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the quake was in the northeast of the country, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Kilju city, placing it right next to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
  • Hillary mocked over condemnation of North Korea - where Bill was invited to give a speech

    01/07/2016 2:12:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/06/16 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary mocked over condemnation of North Korea - where Bill was invited to give a speech with her brother as middleman As Hillary Clinton scolded North Korea for its H bomb boast, Marco Rubio blasted the Clintons, reminding people that Bill Clinton wanted to give a paid speech in the hermit country. At a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa, the Republican senator tied the Democratic frontrunner in with the current administration, while taking on her husband too. 'Bill Clinton wanted to give speeches in North Korea a few years ago, by the way,' Rubio said. 'It's reckless what has happened...
  • Syria's Main Missile Facility Blown up in Mysterious Explosion [DEBKA]

    04/06/2002 7:36:07 AM PST · by maquiladora · 12 replies · 153+ views
    Debka ^ | 6th April 2002
    Senior US Security Sources: Syria's Main Missile and Chemical Weapons Facility at Homs Blown up in Mysterious Explosions on March 24. North Koreans Among Tens of Engineers and Technicians Killed in Underground Plant. Factory Manufactured Scud-C and Scud-D, Liquid and Solid Fuels, Chemical Warheads, Oxidizers. Syrians Suspect Israeli Undercover Saboteurs Struck in Reprisal for Syrian Military Intelligence Aid in Terrorist Hit against Galilee Highway on March 12 - Or US Reprisal for Free al Qaeda Transit through Syria. Israeli Air Force Chief Halutz: Odds on Second Front Opening up in North Higher than Contemplated Few Months Back. Continuing Shelling and...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Echoes Bill Clinton’s North Korea Nuclear Deal Announcement [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 10:33:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    In announcing a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama echoed many of the same sentiments of another Democratic president announcing a similar deal. On Oct. 21, 1994, President Bill Clinton announced the “Agreed Framework,” a deal negotiated with North Korea to end their pursuit of a nuclear weapon from the exact spot in the White House where President Obama announced his deal with Iran. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/15/obama-echoes-bill-clintons-north-korea-nuclear-deal-announcement-video/#ixzz3wRYmcQqa
  • (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear..

    01/05/2016 9:30:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06 | Chang Jae-soon
    (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear state 2016/01/06 14:07 (ATTN: ADDS details, background, byline) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Tuesday that it cannot confirm North Korea's claims of a successful H-bomb test but condemns any violation of U.N. resolutions banning the communist nation from nuclear tests. It also said that the United States won't accept the North as a nuclear state. "We are aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site and...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test

    01/05/2016 7:44:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06
    (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test 2016/01/06 12:43 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS more info) SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea announced Wednesday it has succeeded in conducting a hydrogen bomb test, hours after what seems to be an artificial earthquake was detected close to the North's nuclear test site. In a "special" announcement aired on the North's state television station, North Korea said it conducted an H-bomb test at 10:00 a.m. (Pyongyang Time).
  • North Korea claims it has hydrogen bomb; experts skeptical

    12/10/2015 2:07:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2015 | Jason Hanna and Tim Hume
    State media indicated Thursday that North Korea has added the hydrogen bomb to its arsenal, a development that, if true, would represent a major leap in its nuclear weapons capabilities. But outside observers were skeptical, saying that such an advance in the country's nuclear technology seemed unlikely. Analysts in recent years have believed that North Korea may have been working toward -- but didn't yet have the capability to produce -- a hydrogen, or thermonuclear, bomb. It can be hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic bomb....
  • N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test

    01/05/2016 8:26:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 5th, 2016 | By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal. A television anchor read a typically propaganda-heavy statement on state TV that said North Korea had tested a "miniaturized" hydrogen bomb, elevating the country's "nuclear might to the next level" and providing it with a weapon to defend against the United States and its other enemies. The statement said the test was a "perfect success." The test, if confirmed by outside experts, will...
  • North Korea Agrees Regular Visits by South Catholic Priests

    12/09/2015 6:21:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 12/7/15
    South Korea's Catholic Church announced on Monday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis," seeking an opening in a country with a long history of tight religious control, AFP reported. The agreement, which should see priests leading services in Pyongyang on major holy days from next year, followed a visit to the North Korean capital by South Korean bishops last week. The announcement by the Catholic Bishop's Conference of Korea (CBCK) came at the end of a 4-day visit to North Korea by a delegation of 4 bishops and 13 priests, on...
  • (3rd LD) U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Pyongyang this week

    11/15/2015 9:53:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/11/16
    (3rd LD) U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Pyongyang this week NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to visit North Korea this week, a high-level U.N. source said Sunday, a surprise trip that raises hope for progress in inter-Korean relations and efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff. Ban's visit to Pyongyang will be the first time in his capacity as U.N. chief, the source told Yonhap News Agency without providing exact dates of the trip. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the trip has not been formally announced. It was also...
  • North Korea claims it has miniaturized nuclear BBs

    09/26/2015 9:33:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    UN NEWS ^ | 20 May 2015 | Mother Ship of amateur comedy writing
    Pyongyang says it has developed miniaturized nuclear BBs making it possible to fit them into standard BB and Air-soft projectors. The report comes just days after North Korea claimed a joint venture with Lucas Films to build a golf-ball-sized Death Star. “It has been a long time since we began miniaturizing and diversifying our means of nuclear strike,”North Korea’s National Autocratic Defense Commission said in a statement, as cited by the official Korean Nuclear Agency (KNA). "We have also reached the stage where the highest accuracy rate is guaranteed not only for short- and medium-range BBs such as 10 yards...
  • Syria builds park in honor of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung

    09/02/2015 6:31:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    Syria builds park in honor of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung A Syrian official at the opening ceremony praised Kim as a "historic ruler and leader, famous for his struggle to liberate and build his country." By Elizabeth Shim | Sept. 1, 2015 at 2:04 PM DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Syria's government paid tribute to North Korea founder Kim Il Sung during a ceremony for a new park in Damascus named in his honor. As battles raged between the Islamic State and rebels in southern Damascus, Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad and North Korean envoys attended...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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