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  • Korean Craziness (Ollie North tells it like it is)

    04/04/2013 5:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 5, 2013 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul — capital of the Republic of Korea — and began driving south. The battered South Korean army and their U.S. military advisers quickly were pushed into the "Pusan Perimeter" on the southern tip of the peninsula — and U.S. President Harry Truman took the case to the United Nations Security Council. American leadership and the absence of the Soviet ambassador resulted in swift passage of Security Council Resolution 84. The measure — perhaps the last time in history that the U.N. acted...
  • Nuclear Leak In North Korea

    06/23/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/23/2010 | Gordon G. Chang
    Is Kim Jong-il building a new type of weapon? On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. Because the wind was blowing south at the time, the source of the gas could not have been one of South Korea's nuclear plants. The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained...
  • N.Korea Rubs The US' Face In It More: Mass Demo In Front of USS Pueblo (Yesterday) VIDEO LINK

    06/25/2009 3:02:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 49 replies · 2,050+ views
    NNN News Via Pyongyang, N. Korea TV ^ | 25 June 2009 (59th anniversary of start of Korean War) | AmericanInTokyo
    DPRK is really rubbing it in the US's face with seeming impunity. Hmmmmm....I WONDER why THAT would be....There was a mass demonstration yesterday in North Korea by the Korean Workers Party in front of the 1967-seized USS Pueblo, docked in Pyongyang on a main river.I share HERE the link to the streaming video of this event. Hit the orange box with the arrow right below the Pueblo photo and the 1 minute video will stream. Stand it if you can.
  • Pueblo crew gathers for 40th reunion

    09/07/2008 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 16 replies · 365+ views
    AP, via the Rutland Herald ^ | September 7, 2008 | Wilson Ring
    When Ralph McClintock boarded the USS Pueblo in January 1968, he was planning for a three-week mission. Instead, the 24-year-old communications technician became a prisoner of war, a pawn in the Cold War sideshow that began with North Korea's capture of the Navy spy ship and imprisonment of its 82 crew members. Forty years later, as McClintock and the other survivors of the Pueblo prepare for a reunion, he's proud of his service and the bonds he made with his crew mates during 11 months in captivity. But the pride is tinged with bitterness. "We were treated as heroes when...
  • 40 Years After Capture, USS Pueblo Crew Reunites

    09/06/2008 7:16:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 299+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | September 06, 2008
    40 Years After Capture, USS Pueblo Crew Reunites JERICHO, Vt. — Ralph McClintock expected only a three-week mission when he boarded the USS Pueblo in January 1968. Instead, he and his shipmates became pawns in a Cold War sideshow when North Korea captured the Navy spy ship and imprisoned its 82 crew members. Some still suffer the physical effects of torture or malnutrition they suffered in 11 months of captivity. McClintock is proud of his service as a 24-year-old communications technician and the bonds he made with his crew mates, but that pride is tinged with bitterness. "We were treated...
  • 40 years later, seized USS Pueblo is tourist draw in North Korea

    09/07/2007 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Dubya · 37 replies · 1,043+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sep. 07, 2007 | Tim Johnson
    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s greatest propaganda trophy, a captured U.S. Navy spy ship, floats along the banks of the Taedong River, beckoning visitors aboard to see how this country once humiliated the United States. It's the USS Pueblo, whose captain surrendered without firing a shot to North Korea in 1968. Now a major tourist attraction, the vessel has become a floating symbol of anti-Americanism and the Cold War era. It draws some 1,000 people a day in organized tours designed to drum up patriotism. “It was a great victory for the Korean people to capture this ship,” said...
  • Senator demands NKorea return USS Pueblo

    04/19/2007 9:39:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 1,105+ views
    A senator sees it as a fair trade: a Korean battle flag captured in the 19th century for the USS Pueblo, taken in 1968. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., reintroduced a resolution Wednesday demanding that North Korea return the Pueblo, and he sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggesting she look into his proposed exchange. "Since the USS Pueblo bears the name of the town of Pueblo, Colorado, many in our state want to see the vessel returned to its proper home," Allard wrote. "North Korea continues to hint at the possible return of the captured U.S. Navy...
  • Richardson Campaign Ends in North Korea

    04/11/2007 8:24:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 1,591+ views
    News Max ^ | April 10, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may have just ended his fledgling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, shipwrecked on the rocky coast of North Korea. Although Richardson's trip to North Korea was authorized by the White House, how it played out must have come to a surprise to White House advisors, let alone to Richardson himself. The former energy secretary and popular New Mexico Democrat had gone to the hermit kingdom to claim the remains of six U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. He was also expected to deliver a tough message from Washington, that the United States expected...
  • N.Korea Told to Return Captured U.S. Navy Boat(SK gives NK the PR advice)

    03/31/2007 10:27:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 1,249+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/30/07
    N.Korea Told to Return Captured U.S. Navy Boat Former Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan asked North Korea to return the USS Pueblo to the U.S. during his visit to Pyongyang early March, a member of his entourage said Thursday. North Korea hijacked the U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Wonsan in January 1968, claiming it had crossed into North Korean waters. According to the aide, after looking at the Pueblo, which is on display near the Taedong River, the former prime minister told officials of the North’s Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation that the return of the captured ship...
  • Today In History - January 23, 1968 - Seizure of USS Pueblo by North Korea

    01/23/2007 7:11:32 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 5 replies · 334+ views
    1/23/07
    On January 23 1968, the USS Pueblo was fired upon and seized by North Korea while in international waters. To this date, there has been some dispute as to whether the Pueblo may have briefly crossed into North Korean territorial waters during its intelligence-gathering. One sailor was killed during the attack and capture of the ship. The remaining men were imprisoned in North Korea (and frequently mistreated) until their release in December 1968. The release came about due to a US apology to the North Koreans for spying upon their country and in effect, promising never to do it again....
  • N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible(or torpedo?)

    08/07/2006 4:43:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies · 3,181+ views
    AP ^ | 08/07/06 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible By KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 36 minutes ago North Korea claimed it has captured an unmanned U.S. submersible and put it on display in Pyongyang, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday. The U.S. dismissed the report. The small vessel was captured during a reconnaissance mission in waters off North Korea's eastern city of Hamhung, said the Choson Sinbo newspaper, which is published by a pro-North Korean association linked to the Pyongyang government. The newspaper report on its Web site, which is monitored in Seoul, was accompanied by a picture...
  • Solving the Pueblo mystery

    01/23/2006 11:53:34 AM PST · by JZelle · 73 replies · 3,937+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-23-06 | James G. Zumwalt
    An international incident 38 years ago this month remains shrouded in mystery. On the bitterly cold morning of Jan. 23, 1968, an American intelligence vessel, USS Pueblo, was operating in international waters off the coast of North Korea. It was surrounded by four North Korean patrol boats, with two MiG aircraft flying overhead. The boats ordered the Pueblo to stop and let the North Koreans board. The order was refused. The Pueblo headed further out to sea. The North Korean boats immediately opened fire. Armed with only a 50-caliber gun secured from the freezing temperatures by a tarp, the Pueblo...
  • U.S. Ship In N. Korea (USS Pueblo) Get Her Back

    10/29/2005 7:35:16 PM PDT · by takbodan · 121 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/29/05 | Andrew Salmon
    PYONGYANG, North Korea -- In the center of the North Korean capital floats a commissioned vessel of the U.S. Navy. The USS Pueblo, a spy ship captured by the North in 1968, is moored on a bank of the Daedong River. Despite quiet U.S. moves in recent years to secure its return, the vessel still functions as tourist attraction, trophy and symbol of anti-American struggle.
  • North Korea indicates a 'high-level' U.S. visitor might win USS Pueblo's return

    09/07/2005 12:53:52 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Associated Press | September 7, 2005
    WASHINGTON -- Negotiations to eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons remain in limbo, but the North Koreans are giving hints they might be ready to end another long-lingering problem with the United States by returning the captured spy ship USS Pueblo. They are setting an unlikely condition, though, for the return, considering hostile U.S.-North Korean relations: A visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice or another top- level American official. "It would be a gesture, but somebody needs to make a gesture," said Donald Gregg, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea who brought home the offer after a mid-August trip...
  • Remember the Pueblo ((( "The Middle Finger" )))

    07/18/2005 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 40 replies · 1,561+ views
    NYT ^ | 7/19/05 | Nicholas Kristof
    ...The Pueblo is the Navy ship that North Korea seized in 1968 in waters off the country's east coast, setting off an international crisis. One American sailor was killed and 82 others were imprisoned for nearly a year and tortured into writing confessions. To signal that the confessions were forced, the sailors listed accomplices like the television character Maxwell Smart. When forced to pose for a photo, some crew members extended their middle fingers to the camera, explaining to the North Korean photographer that this was a Hawaiian good luck sign. After the photo was published and the North Korean...
  • US navy vessel remains prized trophy for North Korea, 37 years on (USS Pueblo)

    04/13/2005 7:33:14 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 64 replies · 2,041+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sun Apr 10,12:04 AM | AFP
    PYONGYANG (AFP) - In North Korea's decades-long struggle with the United States, it is perhaps the Communist nation's favourite trophy. The USS Pueblo, a 53.8 metre-long (176.5 foot-long) ship the North Koreans seized in 1968 in a move that almost brought the nations to war, remains docked in one of the most prominent positions of the Taedong River in Pyongyang. Foreigners are brought to the Pueblo on government-controlled tour packages and media visits to recall the time North Korea, as a tourist pamphlet says, brought the "US imperialists ... to their knees". "Although the government of the US submitted the...
  • USS Pueblo Captured(January 23, 1968)

    01/23/2005 5:27:38 AM PST · by kellynla · 41 replies · 4,297+ views
    History Channel ^ | 1/23/2005 | History Channel
    On January 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo a Navy intelligence vessel, is engaged in a routine surveillance of the North Korean coast when it is intercepted by North Korean patrol boats. According to U.S. reports, the Pueblo was in international waters almost 16 miles from shore, but the North Koreans turned their guns on the lightly armed vessel and demanded its surrender. The Americans attempted to escape, and the North Koreans opened fire, wounding the commander, Lloyd Bucher, and two others. With capture inevitable, the Americans stalled for time, destroying the classified information aboard while taking further fire. Several more...
  • **U.S.S. PUEBLO (NOW IN NORTH KOREA) SHOWN ON N. KOREAN TV YESTERDAY (Video Stream Here)**

    11/21/2004 8:51:04 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies · 9,237+ views
    NORTH KOREAN TV (November 20, 2004) Video Stream ^ | 20 November 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    Here (by URL listed below and by direct link, above) is the North Korean TV news in prime time for November 20, 2004 (local time). It contains an interesting, short report of a minor African delegation paying a visit that day to the seized U.S.S. Pueblo , captured by Communist North Korea in 1968 and now relocated by the enemy to a tourist spot on the Taedong River in the capital city of Pyongyang. Foreigners in North Korea are often taken to this American ship to see the damage to the craft from the attack, the interior of the...
  • Goodbye to a hero (Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher)

    02/05/2004 9:54:49 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 334+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 2/06/04 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The United States won the Cold War without ever firing a shot." It's a claim I've never understood. Though our victory was secured without a cataclysmic nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union, it took a terrible toll on American lives, limbs and treasure. From battlefields in Korea, Vietnam, Central America and the Middle East -- and in the shadowy world of espionage -- the Cold War was only "cold" to those who didn't fight in it. Last week, Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, USN, one of the most courageous of those "Cold Warriors," passed from this veil of...
  • Lloyd 'Pete' Bucher, commander of USS Pueblo, age 76, Laid to Rest in San Diego today - Feb 3, 2004

    01/29/2004 3:45:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,285+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/29/04 | Seth Hettena - AP
    <p>SAN DIEGO - Former Navy Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who was commander of the USS Pueblo when the spy ship was captured by North Korea in 1968 and helped his crew survive nearly a year of abuse in captivity only to nearly face a court-martial, has died. He was 76.</p>
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The USS PUEBLO HiJacking (1/23/1968) - Nov. 4th, 2003

    11/04/2003 12:00:24 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 97 replies · 5,274+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • (New Docs:) U.S. Ruled Out Military Action Over USS Pueblo for Fear of War w/ China or USSR

    01/31/2002 7:53:45 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies · 644+ views
    European Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 January 2002 | Steve Liewer, European Stars and Stripes
    Thirty-four years ago this weekend, the 82 surviving crew members of the Navy spy ship USS Pueblo shivered on their bunks in a North Korean prison. As they listened to screams of their shipmates enduring beatings and torture, they prayed for U.S. jets to scream in from the sky and begin the attack they were sure would come soon. "I was flabbergasted there was no response," said Bob Chicca, then a Marine Corps sergeant who worked as a translator in the Pueblo’s secret communications hut. "It took months for me to get that no [military] reaction was going to ...