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  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un permits racetrack gambling as international sanctions take hold

    10/16/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    North Korean race-goers who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races, as the one-party state searches for new ways to generate hard currency in the wake of tough international sanctions. In recent weeks, North Korea's access to foreign money has been significantly limited by a flurry of international sanctions over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
  • China openly discussing collapse of North Korea

    10/02/2017 9:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    China has sent an unmistakable signal that Kim Jong-un had better not rely on the historic alliance between China and North Korea to resist President Trump's demands.  In fact, as he dallies with his troop of teen sex slaves, he had better keep in mind that Beijing is wondering what it might be like with the Kim dynasty out of the way. The Chinese way of delivering such a harsh message is to use a third party – preferably one without a policy role, but who clearly speaks for the ruling elite.  Someone, for instance, like the dean of international...
  • North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes: Experts

    09/26/2017 7:14:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/26/2017 | By KIM TONG-HYUNG
    Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such an attack as tit-for-tat responses to fiery rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North's nuclear weapons program. By highlighting the possibility of a potential military clash on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea may be trying to create a distraction as it works behind...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as Little Rocket Man. Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister wont be around much longer if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trumps willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • Ex-Obama adviser: 'God save us' if Kim Jong Un mentions Clinton winning popular vote

    09/23/2017 5:12:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A former foreign policy adviser to President Obama is warning there could be trouble if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chides President Trump over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. "God save us if Kim Jong Un makes a comment about Hillary's popular vote victory," Ben Rhodes wrote on Twitter Friday. Trump and North Korea's leader have been locked for months in a war of words and threats that has prompted concern among foreign leaders who fear Washington and Pyongyang may be hurtling toward a confrontation. Trump said last month...
  • TWITTER: DFU Polimerick - Kim Jong Un takes on new job to help ends meet

    09/23/2017 8:52:33 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via Twitter ^ | 9-23-17 | DFU
  • Chelsea Handler: Maybe We Trade Trump for Kim Jong-Un

    09/22/2017 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns warning letter to President Donald Trump this week, writing on her social media account that the threatening letter sounded a little bit more sane than Trump and suggesting the two countries trade leaders. Uhhhh. Kim Jungs letter to @realDonaldTrump is a little bit more sane than @realDonaldTrump. Maybe we trade? the host of Netflixs Chelsea wrote in a tweet late Thursday night. In a letter to Trump this week, Kim called Trump a gangster fond of playing with fire and said the presidents speech at the...
  • Kim Jong-Un keeps teen sex slaves, executes musicians with anti-aircraft guns, defector reveals

    09/20/2017 8:28:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2017 | By Katherine Lam, Fox News
    Kim Jong Uns officials plucked teenage girls from North Korean schools to serve as the leaders sex slaves, indulged in a gluttonous lifestyle while his people starved and ordered public executions that turned into horrific shows of violence, a North Korean defector revealed. Hee Yeon, who fled Pyongyang in 2015 and now lives in Seoul, told The Mirror about the years she spent living in constant fear of Kim Jong Un since the ruthless dictator took control of North Korea in 2011. Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang, Hee Yeon said. In what heinous...
  • North Korean defector describes witnessing 11 musicians executed by anti-aircraft guns

    09/20/2017 6:54:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 9/20/2017 | Andy Wells
    A defector from North Korea has described the shocking brutality she witnessed from inside Kim Jong-uns regime. Hee Yeon Lim described how the North Korean leader ordered executions of anyone who dared to cross him and alleged that he picks teenage girls to become his sex slaves. The daughter of an army colonel, Hee Yeon, 26, lived a privileged life in North Korean capital Pyongyang, where she was exposed to Jong-uns reign of terror. Describing one occasion she saw 11 musicians brutally executed for making a pornographic video, she told The Mirror: We were ordered to leave our classes by...
  • Female prisoners in North Korean camps raped and executed, their babies fed to dogs

    09/20/2017 10:21:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/17
    Imprisoned women in the communist nation of North Korea serving time for political crimes are raped, then later executed in a brutal fashion with their babies fed to dogs, according to a new report. Defectors of North Korea provided graphic testimony to South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo about what prisoners face during their sentences, UPI reported Tuesday. The women are victims of sexual assault in prison camps at the hands of security guards who reportedly often trade sexual favors for less work while in camps, according to the report. NORTH KOREAN PRISONERS LOOK LIKE 'WALKING SKELETONS' IN KIM JONG UN'S...
  • Kim Jong-Un A Danger By Himself Or Just Somebodys Puppet?

    09/19/2017 3:03:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Samvel Harutyunyan
    Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, seems to be quite an ambiguous figure. On the one hand, he is such a cheerful person, often seen in public, at least in his own country, waving with his right hand to his people, the demonstrators, who look also very happy and brave. He demonstrates a very free behavior, generally in public, and this must mean a modernization of the rulers image in a country, which is typically Oriental, and mainly you have to be very gloomy and heavy to win peoples trust in the Asia. He is often smiling, even giggling, and...
  • The Mythical North Korean Threat

    09/16/2017 3:56:36 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 34 replies ^ | 2003 | Carlton Meyer
    [ EXCERPT ] The Korean conflict is over, but Cold War warriors refuse to accept this reality because they need a threat. In 1994, the Military-Industrialist worked the media and politicians into a war hysteria which almost caused President Clinton to order air strikes in North Korea. In his book Hazardous Duty, retired Colonel David Hackworth describes his trip to Korea in which he uncovered this phony threat. Fortunately, former President Jimmy Carter heard the war drums and flew to North Korea as a private citizen and ended the phantom crisis. When Pentagon officials talk about the need to maintain...
  • Hillary on Maddow: South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea

    09/16/2017 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 88 replies
    In an attempt to criticize President Trump for how he is handling the escalating tension with North Korea, Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself by demonstrating she knows little about the Korean peninsula. During an interview on "The Rachel Maddow Show," the failed 2016 presidential candidate said "The president has basically insulted and attacked South Korea. South Korea is literally, you know, within miles of the border with North Korea. They would be so at risk if something were done by Kim Jong Un." Of course, South Korea borders North Korea it is not miles away. Clinton did not blink at...
  • Mind the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality, NAPSNet Special Report.

    09/14/2017 3:50:06 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 8 replies
    Nautlis Institute ^ | June 26, 2012 | Roger Cavazos
    In the following report Roger Cavazos considers two bounded cases of an artillery attack on Seoul. The question is pertinent since it bears on whether there is conventional stability on the Korean Peninsula. If there is a conventional military stability, that is neither South Korea nor North Korea have the military capacity to successfully invade, then both parties have an interest in cutting the Gordian knot of present relations. Legal frameworks such as a Korea Japan Nuclear Weapon Free Zone are far cheaper, less resource intensive yet still confrontational enough to relieve some pressure of an antagonistic relationship. The conclusion...
  • South Korean missile could take out Kim Jong Un in minutes: report

    09/14/2017 7:50:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/14/2017 | Chris Perez
    The South Koreans have successfully tested a new cruise missile that could wipe out key nuclear sites in the North which leader Kim Jong Un regularly visits in just 15 minutes, a report says. The missile, manufactured by Germanys Taurus Systems, was fired from an F-15 fighter jet during military drills Tuesday, according to Seouls Defense Ministry. It reportedly travelled through several obstacles at low altitudes before hitting a target along the countrys western coast. Officials told the Daily Express that the weapon is capable of striking North Korean nuclear sites in approximately 15 minutes making it...
  • To Neutralize the North Korean Threat, America Must First Understand the North Korean Regime

    09/12/2017 7:20:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2017 | By Nicholas Eberstadt
    Our seemingly unending inability to fathom Pyongyangs true objectives, and our attendant proclivity for being taken by surprise over and over again by North Korean actions, is not just a matter of succumbing to Pyongyangs strategic deceptions, assiduous as those efforts may be. The trouble, rather, is that even our top foreign-policy experts and our most sophisticated diplomatists are creatures of our own cultural heritage and intellectual environment. We Americans are, so to speak, children of the Enlightenment, steeped in the precepts of our highly globalized era. Which is to say: We have absolutely no common point of reference with...
  • China thinks the US holds the key to resolving North Korea crisis

    09/11/2017 12:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    US President Donald Trump has regularly called on China to stop North Koreas nuclear advancement, even saying in July it could easily end the crisis. In Beijing, however, leaders think the opposite. While the United States and China agree that the Korean peninsula should be rid of nuclear weapons, they differ on how best to achieve that. The sense of urgency is heightened in Washington, as the US suddenly finds itself potentially in range of Kim Jong-uns nuclear weapons, whereas China and North Koreas other neighbours have lived with that threat for years. Trump has said China should use its...
  • Why Kim keeps raising the pressure on China

    09/06/2017 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 5, 2017 | Michael Holtz
    It can be all too easy to see North Koreas leader, Kim Jong-un, as a nuclear-armed nuisance desperate for attention. But as is often the case with the belligerent young man, analysts say, there is a perverse logic to his carefully timed provocations aimed at China and the United States, including this weeks nuclear test the countrys sixth, and by far its most powerful. In October, at the Chinese Communist Partys once-every-five-years leadership conference, President Xi Jinping is likely to further consolidate his power. In the run-up, however, projecting an aura of stability is key. North Korea knows that...
  • Should Japan and South Korea Go Nuclear?

    09/05/2017 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want? Almost surely not war with America. For no matter what damage Kim could visit on U.S. troops and bases in South Korea, Okinawa and Guam, his country would be destroyed and the regime his grandfather built annihilated. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," wrote Sun Tzu. Kim likely has something like this in mind. His nuclear and missile tests have already called the bluff of George W. Bush who,...
  • Mika: Hard to tell if people talking about Kim Jong Un or Trump

    09/05/2017 5:49:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was an extended conversation on todays Morning Joe as to whether Kim Jong Un could be deterred. The discussion centered around the question of whether Kim is a rational actor. There was absolutely no ambiguity. The panel was discussing Kims rationality or lack thereof. Sample statement: John Heilemann asked what Mattis, Tillerson, and McMaster think about the rationality of this North Korean leader? But that did not, ahem, deter Mika Brzezinski from saying, in her most serious and somber tone: When you talk about the rationality of the leaders . . . I honestly did not know which leader...