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  • New Zimbabwe Documentary on Massacres Takes Aim at President

    10/23/2018 3:47:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    AP via ^ | October 19, 2018 | FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military … The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe loyalist and enforcer who succeeded him, has tolerated documentaries and plays critical of the government amid promises of a "flowering of democracy." But none has taken such direct aim at Mnangagwa as the new documentary on the army operation he supported as state security minister between 1983 and 1987. "Gukurahundi genocide: 36...
  • Trump and the centers of gravity

    06/21/2018 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | L. Scott Lingamfelter
    President Donald Trump, like everyone alive today, never met Prussian military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz, but the author of “Vom Kriege” (“On War”) would have found pleasant company with the man who inspired “The Art of the Deal.” For Clausewitz, war involved politics in addition to “other means” to arrive at a “deal”; in other words to obtain the objectives of a nation at war.For Mr. Trump, it’s about maximizing one’s leverage in obtaining the “deal,” one of his 11 tenets in the art of deal-making. And in that regard, Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he understands both the Clausewitzian...
  • Thomas Wictor Twitter Thread on North Korea

    05/25/2018 10:24:09 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 24, 2018 | Thomas Wictor
    So THIS is the plan. Here's the North Korean statement: The North Koreans are saying, "The US and North Korea can't even talk, due to the mutual historical baggage. So the only solution is reunification with the South." OH MY GOD. Kim Jong-un is saying that in order to improve relations, he's willing to dissolve his country! And with that one statement, China loses control of North Korea. Incredible. Trump and Bolton and Kim and Moon pulled off the mother of all deceptions. Next,Trump will agree to meet Kim. See, the Chinese were thinking small: nukes. Trump and Kim were...
  • BREAKING: North Korea has released all U.S. detainees at the request of President Trump.

    05/02/2018 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 199 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/2/18 | Ryan Fournier
    BREAKING: North Korea has released all U.S. detainees at the request of President Trump.
  • Nobel Prize Winners

    04/18/2018 10:57:05 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 18 replies
    Me | 19Apr18 | Me
    Not sure if I missed anything that may be related or written about he subject. If so, FR admin's feel free to delete post. obama was all about the show. Absolutely no substance. Won a Nobel Prize, just for waking up in the morning and subsequently wreaked havoc on anything and everything he touched. Whether by purpose or incompetence or a combination thereof. President Trump, while having no problems talking about certain things has also shown that he has people working behind the scenes, getting stuff done. And nary a peep about it. Not even the seeming, every leaks. President...
  • Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen

    04/18/2018 2:14:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018
    Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he hopes to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that five locations are being considered, but that it remains possible such a meeting may not happen.
  • The Tweet That Began The Process Leading To Unification Of The Korean Peninsula

    04/18/2018 4:34:03 AM PDT · by gaggs · 11 replies
    A thousand years from now, school children will study this tweet.Historical context: This tweet began a process leading to unification on the Korean Peninsula. And we were told that this tweet would lead to WWIII!! The tweet that will be in history books for kids to learn what resolved the NK-SK conflict... Along with this one of course:North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Korean Games of Thrones

    07/25/2017 7:32:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The time for pious American lectures is over. North Korea North Korea seeks respect on the cheap — and attention and cash — that it cannot win the old-fashioned way by the long, hard work of achieving a dynamic economy or an influential culture. Over the last quarter-century, it has proved that feigned madness and the road to nuclear weapons (Pakistan is another good example) provide a shortcut to all three goals: It is now feared, in the news, and likely to receive another round of Western danegeld. Setting off a bomb (as opposed to merely bragging that it soon...
  • China stops all oil exports to North Korea in rare move as sanctions take hold

    12/27/2017 6:50:32 AM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/17 | Chris White
    China did not export any oil products to North Korea in November as U.S. sanctions against the isolated country continue take effect, according to a report Tuesday from Reuters. The move comes as North Korea ratchets up ongoing nuclear and missile programs despite years of U.N. resolutions prohibiting the actions. U.N. Security Council imposed a new batch of limits of oil products earlier this month to the communist country. China did not export any gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil, or any other petroleum products to North Korea last month, according to the report, that relied on General Administration...
  • Australian man accused of brokering North Korea missile sales

    12/16/2017 6:20:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Australian police have arrested a Sydney man accused of acting as an agent for North Korea by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles. "This case is like nothing we have ever seen on Australia soil," Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters Sunday morning. "This is black market 101." The suspect has been identified as a 59-year-old naturalized Australian citizen who was born in South Korea.
  • North Korea readying for another nuclear test? Satellite images show hectic activity at Punggye-ri

    12/12/2017 9:57:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | Updated December 12, 2017 14:54 GMT | By India Ashok
    North Korea appears to be pressing ahead with its nuclear programme. Satellite images recently detected hectic activity at the North Korean nuclear test site, Punggye-ri. Experts say that after North Korea's last nuclear test, minor tremors were detected near Mt Mantap, located close to the nuclear site. However, Pyongyang is now engaged in additional tunnel work at the site. According to experts at 38North, a US-based think tank, the fresh activities were detected at the West Portal of the site – indicating that the site may be undergoing an expansion. Meanwhile, the North Portal, where the previous five tests were...
  • Could North Korea Prevent the U.S. From Participating in the South Korea Winter Olympics?

    12/09/2017 5:16:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7 Dec, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL
    On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested the United States might not participate in the Winter Olympics due to security concerns about North Korea. The day before, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley suggested it was an "open question" as to whether or not the U.S. would send athletes. Both later walked back these comments, suggesting America would take part but that the White House was still concerned about safety at the Olympics, which will be held in February in Pyeongchang, a town 50 miles from the border between South Korea and the North. When asked on Fox...
  • North Korea Boats Washing Up in Japan Spark Spy Scare

    12/06/2017 5:30:56 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 11 replies
    Reuters/gcaptain. ^ | December 6, 2017 | By Kiyoshi Takenaka
    An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan – some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board – raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.
  • US orders 16,000 troops and 230 jets to get ready for WAR with North Korea TODAY

    12/03/2017 7:48:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 3rd December 2017 | Henry Holloway
    NORTH Korea better be watching its back today as thousands of US troops and 230 warplanes descend on Kim Jong-un’s doorstep. Vigilant Ace – a massive joint war games – kicks off today as the US and South Korea rehearse for battle with Pyongyang. Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind. US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea. Nuclear fears have reignited as Kim fired his latest missile last week – his biggest and...
  • US stealth jets arrive in South Korea as North Korean rhetoric heats up

    12/03/2017 3:15:59 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 3, 2017 | Brad Lendon and Taehoon Lee
    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated over the weekend as US stealth fighters moved into the region and official sources from both North Korea and the US said the chances of war are growing. The bellicose rhetoric from North Korea came in two phases: On Saturday, a statement from its Foreign Ministry said US President Donald Trump is "begging for a nuclear war" through what it called an "extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean Peninsula"; A day later, a commentary from Pyongyang's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, said US-South Korea joint air exercises...
  • Russia accuses U.S. of trying to provoke North Korean leader 'to fly off handle'

    11/30/2017 6:13:55 AM PST · by advance_copy · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/30/2017 | Andrew Osborn
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Thursday of trying to provoke North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into “flying off the handle” over his missile program to hand Washington a pretext to destroy his country. In some of his most robust comments on the subject to date, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also flatly rejected a U.S. call to cut ties with Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile program and said U.S. policy towards North Korea was deeply flawed. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have flared after North Korea said it had successfully tested a new...
  • Hillary: Trump, China should soften up on North Korea

    11/28/2017 3:41:00 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/28/17 | Chris Perez
    Hillary: Trump, China should soften up on North Korea Hillary Clinton used a conference in Beijing to blast both President Trump and the Chinese over their stance toward North Korea — saying it needs to soften up soon before things get out of hand and nuclear war breaks out. Serving as the keynote speaker at Caijing Magazine’s three-day annual conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state called on Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to avoid “bluster” and “personal taunts” when dealing with Pyongyang, according to Bloomberg. She reportedly criticized the Trump administration for retreating from diplomacy in recent...
  • War in Syria: Assad Thanks Iran and North Korea For Help In Letters (Truncated)

    09/15/2017 12:04:27 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/15/17 | Tom O'Connor
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has expressed his gratitude to the supreme leaders of Iran and North Korea in two recent letters thanking them for standing behind his government, which has been accused by the West of perpetrating human rights abuses throughout a six-year war against jihadists and other insurgent groups. In a letter sent Thursday to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Assad thanked the leading Shiite Muslim cleric for providing crucial support to the Syrian military as it advanced against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) toward the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, where a three-year siege by the militants was...
  • N.Korea 'Runs Naval Suicide Squads

    05/01/2010 7:32:29 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 719+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 3/30/2010 | The Chosun Ilbo
    Former North Korean soldiers who defected to South Korea on Monday claimed "underwater suicide squads" may have been responsible for the mysterious sinking of a South Korean naval vessel on Friday. They are similar to the underwater demolition teams operated by the South Korean Navy, the defectors claimed. Recruited from the cream among North Korea's naval commandos, members of the teams are treated well but undergo brutal training. According to one high-ranking North Korean defector, the North formed suicide attack squads in each branch of the military after the country's leader Kim Jong-il said during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national

    06/24/2010 3:52:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/24/10 | Sam Kim
    (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national By Sam Kim SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Thursday to apply "wartime laws" on a U.S. national it is holding, citing what it called U.S. hostilities against the communist country over the sinking of a South Korean warship. Earlier this year, a North Korean court sentenced Aijalon Gomes, a 30-year-old American, to eight years in a labor camp for illegal entry on Jan. 25. The communist state's official Korean Central News Agency said its authorities are considering additional measures against Gomes "from the perspective of...