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  • North Korea To US: Change Your “Political Calculation” Or We’re Back To Testing Nukes And Missiles

    03/15/2019 9:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    And by “political calculation,” North Korea means Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. Pyongyang announced that Kim Jong-un will shortly decide whether he intends to continue his moratorium on missile and nuclear tests after the failure of the Hanoi summit to make progress toward resolving the standoff on the Korean peninsula. Their spokesperson hailed the “mysteriously wonderful” relationship between Kim and Donald Trump, but blamed Pompeo and Bolton and their hostility for screwing up the summit, Arirang News in Seoul explains: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on...
  • North Korea rocket site is being monitored 'in real time,' U.S. official says

    03/08/2019 11:04:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | Andrea Mitchell
    The U.S. is "watching in real time" developments at a long-range rocket site that North Korea is believed to have rebuilt, a senior State Department official said Thursday. The Sohae facility has been used in the past for satellite launches that employ similar technology to what is required to fire intercontinental ballistic missiles. It is now back to "normal operating status," according to new commercial images and analysis from two teams of researchers...(snip) ...The State Department official said that while it is important for North Korea to act as it had promised, the U.S. side did not see Sohae as...
  • Trump: For Democrats to interview a convicted liar at same time as Summit w' N. Korea is a new low

    03/03/2019 8:17:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 3, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!
  • N. Korea: On the fringe of the headlines (admission officer of Kim's grandson speaks out)

    10/05/2011 6:37:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies ^ | 10/01/11 | Stephen Codrington
    On the fringe of the headlines It is not very often that I can say this, but over the past few days I have been on the fringe of a news story that was being reported around the world. A few days ago, on 27th September, the Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji published a story speculating that Kim Jong Il’s grandson, Kim Han Sol, had enrolled in the United World College in Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina). The story was quickly picked up by news media around the world, including AsiaOne in Singapore, Chosunilbo (South Korea), The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Associated Press...
  • [N. Korea] Video of man claiming to be Kim Jong Nam's son emerges

    03/07/2017 5:44:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Mar 2017
    Video of man claiming to be Kim Jong Nam's son emerges Posted 08 Mar 2017 08:42 Updated 08 Mar 2017 09:11 KUALA LUMPUR: A YouTube video has emerged in which a man claims to be Kim Han Sol, son of the murdered North Korean believed to be Kim Jong Nam. The video titled KHS Video was uploaded on the YouTube page of a group called Cheollima Civil Defense on Tuesday (Mar 7) which contacted Channel NewsAsia after posting it. "My name is Kim Han Sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family," the man says in the video. "My...
  • [N. Korea] Pyongyang also targeted Jong-nam’s son, says WSJ

    10/02/2017 5:15:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Malaysian Insight ^ | 2 Oct 2017
    Pyongyang also targeted Jong-nam’s son, says WSJ Updated 12 hours ago · Published on 2 Oct 2017 SHORTLY after the murder of Kim Jong-nam on February 13 at klia2, the North Korean regime began targeting his son, Kim Han-sol, reports The Wall Street Journal, ahead of the father’s murder trial in Shah Alam today. However, North Korean dissidents belonging to a secretive group called Cheollima Civil Defence whisked Han-sol, 21, and his mother and sister to safety from their Macau base. The Kim family are now living in an unidentified country. Cheollima has agreed to speak to a media organisation...
  • Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid (trunc)

    03/02/2019 9:23:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail UK and AFP ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Miranda Aldersley
    Full Title: Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid North Korea of the 'great evil' Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) declared itself the legitimate interim government In a statement on its website on Friday it vowed to fight Kim Jong Un's regime CCD say they are protecting Kim Han Sol, the son of murdered Kim Jong Nam A shadowy group believed to be protecting the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's assassinated brother declared the formation of a 'legitimate interim government' on Friday. The Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) organisation, which offers to assist...
  • Even Democrats See President Trump’s Wisdom in Walking From North Korea Negotiations

    03/01/2019 4:05:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 1, 2019 | Chris Neiweem
    For the first time in history, America walked away from a bad deal with North Korea.President Trump’s second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ended early without a signed agreement, and while a signed peace agreement will have to wait for another day, the president unquestionably made the right decision.In his post-summit press conference, President Trump explained that Kim wanted the U.S. to remove international sanctions in exchange for only partial denuclearization — a complete non-starter that the president wisely rejected.Unlike past presidents, who have given the Kim regime billions of dollars worth of aid in exchange for...
  • Experts: POTUS Trump’s ‘no deal’ summit with Kim Jong-un was a master stroke

    02/28/2019 4:34:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jon Dougherty
    No matter what happened in Hanoi, Vietnam, during POTUS Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, he was going to be crucified by Democrats and their allies in the establishment media. Before he left for the summit, Dems and their media allies were claiming that because of the alleged political fallout over the conspicuously-timed Michael Cohen hearings in the House, the president would essentially ‘give away the store’ — sell out our country for a deal, any deal, just to get the ‘Cohen mess’ off the front pages. But now that the president has exited the summit...
  • US,North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

    02/28/2019 5:54:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In open dispute, the U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation.President Trump, on his way back to Washington on Thursday, said before leaving Hanoi that the talks collapsed because North Korea’s leader insisted that all the sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Pyongyang be lifted without the North firmly committing to eliminate its nuclear arsenal.But North Korea challenged that account, insisting it had asked only partial...
  • He walks: POTUS Trump cuts SHORT nuke summit with Kim Jong-un after NK leader refuses to budge

    02/28/2019 8:28:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    “At this time, we had some options, and we decided not to do any of the options. We’ll see where that goes,” Trump told reporters in Hanoi. “But it was a very interesting two days. And I think actually it was a very productive two days. But sometimes you have to walk. And this was just one of those times.” One factor that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media is the behind-the-scenes influence China is likely wielding over the talks. While Beijing played a much more public role prior to the first meeting between Trump and Kim in...
  • Trump calls a timeout at Hanoi summit, sends Kim back to Pyongyang to persuade his generals

    02/28/2019 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Media jackals predictably are braying that President Trump failed at the Hanoi summit. Nothing could be further from the truth. President Trump wisely sent North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un back to Pyongyang from Hanoi, where he can tell the generals and security police commanders, on whose support he depends, that they are not going to get sanctions relief without giving up their nuclear arsenal. There is every sign that this outcome in Hanoi is a predictable stage in the process of obtaining consensus among the North Korean ruling class that they must give up on the strategy of confrontation and...
  • The Art Of The Deal: Walk Away Edition

    02/28/2019 6:44:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-28-19 | MOTUS
    We won’t have to hear wall to wall coverage of day 3 of the Michael Cohen performance. Thanks to developments at the Hanoi Hilton the MSM can replace some of it with coverage about “Trumps’s Failure.” Because as of the dawn of the 21st century the left has never been at a table with a maniacal dictator that they felt the urge to walk away from. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with President Obama: payoff to follow Hugo gifts Obama with a copy of "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" President Trump...
  • King crab, foie gras, & lotus seeds: Here's menu for Trump and Kim's private dinner in Vietnam

    02/27/2019 5:59:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 27, 2019 | Bill Bostock
    King crab, Wagyu beef medallions, and foie gras were on the menu for President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un when they dined together on Wednesday night. The five-course menu was inspired by traditional Vietnamese cuisine, and was served at Hanoi's Metropole Hotel at 7:00 p.m. local time (7:00 a.m. ET.) Before the leaders sat down to eat, Trump Kim met one-on-one for 20 minutes. Scroll down to see the full menu.
  • Trump hopes 2nd summit with NK's Kim will be 'greater' success than 1st as two leaders shake hands

    02/27/2019 5:47:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 27, 2019 | Conor Finnegan and Meridith McGraw
    With a handshake and smile, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Kim kicked off their second summit Wednesday evening at the historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel and offered an optimistic outlook for their coming meetings. "I thought the first summit was a great success and I hope this one hopefully will be equal or greater than the first. And we made a lot of progress and think the biggest progress was our relationship is really a good one," Trump, who has called Kim a "friend," said. Speaking through a translator, Kim expressed hope that whatever results from...
  • Shut Up And Do What’s Good For America. It’s What You’re Paid To Do.

    02/27/2019 6:39:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-27-19 | MOTUS
    A storied French colonial-era hotel once used by the North Vietnamese government to house foreign guests during the Vietnam War is hosting the second nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi: Hanoi Jane slept here when she visited in the 70sMeanwhile, back in Washington, 13 Republicans voted with 232 Democrats yesterday to pass a measure to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern border. Because passing such a bill while the President is on foreign soil trying to rein in a mad dictator with a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/27/2019

    02/27/2019 5:15:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan is saying it shot down two Indian jets in its airspace in Kashmir today. Pakistan says it bombed open ground but did not bomb six military targets it identified in the region. Pakistani Prime Minister Imram Khan says "We shot down two of their Migs. The pilots are with us". Khan has asked for dialogue with India.... A Saudi Arabian man, accused off the hit and run death of a 15-year-old in Oregon, is unlikely to face justice in the US. Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was bailed out of jail in Oregon and surrendered his passport, but was...
  • Media and Dems fret Trump will ‘blow’ North Korea negotiations but...

    02/26/2019 3:47:30 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/26/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Media and Dems fret Trump will ‘blow’ North Korea negotiations but he’s already accomplished more than his predecessorsAs POTUS Donald Trump departed for Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday to attend his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the #NeverTrump mainstream media (MSM) and congressional Democrats were going to incredible lengths to pour cold water on his mission. CNN‘s national security analyst John Kirby, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, wondered if the trip was a serious effort to denuclearize North Korea and bring lasting peace to the world’s most heavily fortified peninsula or just an “ego trip”...
  • Trump lands in Vietnam for Kim Jong Un summit

    02/26/2019 10:17:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump landed Tuesday in Vietnam for his crucial summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- the president's second meeting as part of a bold push to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. “Looking forward to a very productive Summit,” Trump tweeted on Monday before boarding Air Force One. Trump landed in Hanoi hours after Kim arrived by armored train. The summit will take place later this week. Officials in Hanoi told The Associated Press that they only had about 10 days to prepare, but promised airtight security for the two leaders. But the chaotic preparations included the White...
  • The Battle of the Buttons

    02/26/2019 7:07:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-26-19 | MOTUS
    One doesn’t often witness such praise, albeit begrudging, of President Trump in the press: Say what you will about Trump, but his tactics on North Korea are working. Ever since the president announced last year that he would pursue “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”, jeering has been the near universal response. It’s come from almost every imaginable American quarter: Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative, expert and amateur. But of course, it is Donald J. Trump. The media’s knee jerk reaction is to take the position that whatever he does isn’t going to work. The news...