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  • North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

    07/04/2020 12:02:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/4/2020 | KIM TONG-HYUNG
    North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters in New York Thursday that Trump might seek another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an “October surprise” ahead of the U.S. presidential election. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had lobbied hard to help set up the now-stalled negotiations between Washington and...
  • Why Facts Don’t Matter to People

    06/28/2020 2:17:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | June 24, 2020 | Barry Brownstein
    Frustrated with COVID-19 restrictions on daily life, a friend said to me, “I just want to know the truth.” Like many people, my exasperated friend, and others I know, are mesmerized and frightened by daily news reports. ... The “clear guidance” politicians claim to dispense and “the truth” my friend wants to learn are not rooted in the principles of human flourishing. My friend is waiting for a government official to blow the all-clear whistle. My friend doesn’t want to believe experts are as fallible as he is, and that the prevailing scientific consensus may be false. ... In North...
  • Vanity: Thank You to All The Korean War Vets and Families That Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

    06/26/2020 3:21:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Vanity ^ | June 26, 2020 | Me
    Yesterday in 1950 North Korean Dictator Kim Il Sung egged on by Stalin attacked South Korea. My father is from South Korea and lived through the war. He immigrated to the US in 1964 to complete his medical training as a Radiologist in NYC. He stayed, got married and I was born an American. If it was not for the sacrifice of American, British, Canadians, Australians, Turks, Greeks and many other nations I would not be here. My father would have been stuck in a hell straight out of "1984". Thank you to all the veterans and families who had...
  • Trump visits Korean War Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.

    06/26/2020 12:02:51 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Korean War Memorial Thursday morning in Washington for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. Trump and the first lady stood for a moment of silence before laying their hands on the wreath. Then the president saluted and the first lady placed her hand over her heart as a military band played “Taps.” The Trumps then greeted elderly Korean War veterans.
  • 2 Koreas mark war anniversary after pause in rising tensions

    06/25/2020 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2020 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North and South Korea on Thursday separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War with largely subdued commemorations amid the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the North abruptly halted a pressure campaign against the South. South Korea issued a joint statement with the United States, which fought alongside it during the 1950-53 war triggered by a surprise North Korean invasion. The U.S. still stations about 28,500 soldiers in South Korea in what North Korea views as a military threat. In the statement, South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary...
  • Bolton’s Fears Misplaced: Overwhelming US Military Power Will Deter North Korea Indefinitely

    06/24/2020 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Daniel L. Davis
    In his new tell-all book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton claims the threat from North Korea today is “absolutely greater” than it was in 2016. One of Bolton’s chief complaints about Trump’s actions over the past two years was that he “gave away” joint drills that were “critical” to defend South Korea. Bolton, like many in Washington, sees great value in these military exercises—but this is a flawed understanding of how deterrence works. It is not regular drills that ensure U.S. deterrence of North Korea, but the overall capacity of our muscular, comprehensive military power in comparison to the...
  • North Korea Threatens ‘Sensational Event’ to End America

    06/22/2020 12:09:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    A statement from North Korea’s embassy in Moscow observing the 70th anniversary of the still-ongoing Korean War this weekend threatened a “sensational event” leading to the destruction of the United States. North Korea routinely threatened nuclear attacks on America for much of the past decade, peaking in intensity around 2016-2017. Pyongyang’s communist regime issued many of those threats in the form of videos simulating nuclear attacks on Washington, DC, and other major American cities. Following its most recent nuclear attack in September 2017, however, the United Nations approved of strict sanctions on North Korea that have crippled its economy and...
  • Rumors Of Wars: China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Israel And Turkey All Move Toward War

    06/17/2020 2:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIMIN ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Snyder
    As if we didn’t have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up “a joint liaison office” that it had used for talks with the South Korean government. And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria. If...
  • North Korea to deploy troops to demilitarized areas, restart drills

    06/16/2020 7:31:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    upi ^ | JUNE 16, 2020 / 9:59 PM | ByThomas Maresca
    North Korea announced Wednesday it would deploy troops to the Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt. Kumgang tourist area, locations that were once the sites of joint economic ventures with South Korea, as Pyongyang continued to ratchet up tensions a day after it demolished an inter-Korean liaison office. The North will also reinstall guard posts that had been removed from the Demilitarized Zone and conduct military drills in border areas, according to a statement by a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army "Civil police posts that had been withdrawn from the Demilitarized Zone under the north-south agreement...
  • NKorea destroys inter-Korean liaison office as tensions rise

    06/16/2020 1:58:13 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 27 minutes ago | By KIM TONG-HYUNG and HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed it destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on Tuesday, as it continued to dial up pressure against rival South Korea amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said the North destroyed the office to correspond with the “mindset of the enraged people to surely force human scum and those, who have sheltered the scum, to pay dearly for their crimes,” apparently referring to North Korean defectors who for years have floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
  • N Korea blows up S Korea liaison center

    06/16/2020 12:48:25 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 21 replies
  • North Korea Blows Up Diplomatic Building

    06/16/2020 12:29:05 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 16 replies
    Agenda free TV ^ | today | Agenda Free TV
    Just announced just live The Border post where N & S Korea held their liaison meetings Kaesong
  • Samsung to Help Huawei with 5G Chip Production

    06/15/2020 11:15:11 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 21 replies
    Equal Ocean ^ | Jun 14, 2020 | Qasim Khan
    According iTWire, two of the world's largest mobile phone vendors, Samsung and Huawei, are discussing a possible agreement in which Samsung will assist Huawei by providing advanced chips required by 5G networks. In return, Samsung will take some of Huawei's global mobile phone market share. With about 600,000 5G base station contracts, it is evident that Huawei is more focused on its telecommunications equipment business. In contrast, Samsung is dependent on its mobile phone business; the deal, therefore, makes sense and benefits both parties. The US has announced a new set of restrictions (details of which are to be announced...
  • North Korea TAKEOVER: Kim’s sister astonishes experts with ‘human scum’ statement

    06/11/2020 4:49:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies ^ | 6/11/2020 | staff
    KIM JONG-UN's sister is taking a leading role in a new, more hard-line pressure campaign against South Korea - highlighting what analysts say is a substantive policy role that goes beyond being her brother's assistant. Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics. Kim Yo Jung has moved to the forefront since her brother’s mysterious disappearance last month. And now she has unleashed a brutal attack on neighbours South Korea, just after the rogue state severed contact with Seoul. Kim Yo-jong's...
  • Weapons: The Robot Refused To Fire

    06/10/2020 5:15:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 12 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | June 7, 2020
    In early May 2020, there was a brief exchange of machine-gun fire on the DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone) that separates North and South Korea. One unexplained aspect of the incident was why one of the South Korean weapons failed to fire when ordered to do so. The faulty weapon was a Super aEgis 2 RWS (Remote Weapons Station) in a concrete tower that can fire automatically at people trying to sneak across the four kilometer wide DMZ. More often, the RWS is only fired remotely by operators in a control center who monitor the use of several of these RWS weapons...
  • North Korea cuts communication channels with South as tension mounts

    06/09/2020 2:50:09 PM PDT · by granite · 5 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | UPDATED ON: JUNE 9, 2020 / 11:29 AM / CBS/AP | CBS
    Seoul, South Korea — North Korea said it was cutting off all communication channels with South Korea Tuesday as it escalated its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their tense border. In response, South Korea's liberal government, which espouses greater ties with North Korea, repeated that it would work toward restoring peace on the Korean Peninsula. Relations between the Koreas have been strained during a prolonged deadlock in broader nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington. Some experts say North Korea may be deliberately creating tensions to bolster internal unity or launch a...
  • Fired Samsung Worker Ends Tower Protest [354 days!]

    05/29/2020 10:07:36 AM PDT · by Rio · 5 replies ^ | May 29, 2020 | Kim Tong-Hyung
    A former Samsung employee who spent nearly a year protesting his firing by living atop a 25-meter (82-foot) traffic camera tower in South Korea’s capital was helped back down Friday after the business giant apologized over his plight. Kim Yong-hee, 60, waved a banner with a Samsung logo and a protest slogan while a rescue worker on a fire-truck ladder escorted him down from his perch along a street near a Samsung Electronics office in Seoul. Kim was fired from the company in 1995 over what he says were his attempts to organize a labor union. Kim's decision to end...
  • Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89

    05/27/2020 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Will Weissert
    Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak, said his former spokesman, Ray Sullivan. Johnson flew nearly 100 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was flying a bombing mission in 1966 when he was shot down and wounded. He was imprisoned in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, mostly...
  • North Korea mysteriously locks down major border city (Russian border. Rason, a city of 20,000)

    05/14/2020 6:56:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-13-2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has mysteriously locked down a major border city, a move reportedly connected to either the coronavirus — or a planned event for missing-again despot Kim Jong Un. The Hermit Kingdom — one of the few nations on Earth claiming to be coronavirus-free — barred entry earlier this month to Rason, a city of 20,000 that is a major hub for trade with Russia and China, sources told Radio Free Asia Tuesday. The notoriously secretive nation has refused to tell its citizens why the city was suddenly locked down, RFA said. Many fear that it could be a sign...
  • North Korea ousts spy chief, head of Kim Jong Un’s security: report

    05/14/2020 6:05:25 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 14, 2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has axed its spy chief as well as the long-running head of Kim Jong Un’s security — signs of a major shakeup during the ongoing mystery over the dictator’s status. Jang Kil Song was ousted as head of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the North’s military intelligence agency, according to the Korea Herald, citing a report by South Korea’s Unification Ministry. The RGB is behind the Hermit Kingdom’s most high-profile attacks as well as spy missions, including those against the US, the report says.