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  • Kim Jong-un loves CHEESE so much he's ballooned in size and walks with limp

    09/19/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 44 replies
    mirror ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Jeremy Armstrong
    The tubby dictator has become hooked on Emmental - and appeared on TV with a swollen face and a limp at a recent ­ceremony in the capital Pyongyang. Portly despot Kim Jong-un is absolutely crackers – about Swiss cheese. The tubby North Korean dictator has become hooked on Emmental and has gorged on so much that he has ballooned in size and is now walking with a limp. The 31-year-old fell in love with the holey treat when he was a student in Switzerland. He now imports it for his own consumption, while millions of his citizens starve. A gloomy...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un's Family Consolidate Positions

    09/06/2014 7:55:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Sep. 05, 2014
    Kim Jong-un's Family Consolidate Positions There are increasing signs that the immediate family of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are consolidating their positions in the regime, amid hints that his sister Yeo-jong has been promoted to a senior post. The official [North] Korean Central News Agency on Thursday reported that the Kim Jong-un, his wife Ri Sol-ju and Kim Yeo-jong, watched a performance in Pyongyang on Wednesday. In the status-conscious official media, the order of names speaks volumes, and KCNA named Yeo-jong ahead of Ri Jae-il, a senior official in charge of propaganda at the Workers Party. Previously she was...
  • North Korea Furious Over Kim Jong Un Parody Dance Video

    07/23/2014 7:23:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2014/07/23 | Lakshmi Gandhi
    North Korea Furious Over Kim Jong Un Parody Dance Video By Lakshmi Gandhi North Korean officials are learning that nothing can stop the spread of a viral video - especially one that features a fake Kim Jong Un dancing and fighting his way through a series of absurd situations. The latest parody video starring North Korea's leader features him being kicked to the ground by President Obama after pirouetting through a ballet studio, dancing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and acting as a member of the grounds crew at a baseball game, all to the tune of a Chinese pop...
  • VIDEO: Kim Jong Un Struggles to Walk (More Like a Painful Waddle)

    07/12/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
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  • Kim Jong Un Swears ‘Merciless’ Retaliation if New Seth Rogen Film Released

    06/27/2014 7:23:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Time.com ^ | 6/25/2014 | Sam Frizell
    North Korea's leader isn't pleased with the latest film from funnymen Seth Rogen and James Franco, in which the pair play assassins pretending to be TV newscasters in order to kill the North Korean president. A Kim spokesman called it an 'act of war' The government of North Korea is not pleased with Seth Rogen’s upcoming film The Interview, calling it a “wanton act of terror.” The movie—slated for release later this year—stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, who attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after landing an interview with despot. The North Korean government has promised...
  • Kim Jong Un to star in 'Glorious Leader' video game [Dennis Rodman will also be involved]

    05/15/2014 10:45:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi ^ | May 15, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ATLANTA, A new video game starring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will let gamers see what it feels like to hold the whole world in their hands, while playing as the dictator on their mobile devices. Created by Atlanta-based gaming studio Moneyhorse Games, Glorious Leader is a retro-style game that will also be released for PCs. While playing as the Glorious Leader, gamers can roam around on unicorns or narwhals, play basketball against Dennis Rodman or set fire to the American flag while battling it out with the United States. Jeff Miller, the CEO of Moneyhorse Games, told the...
  • Beijing has been secretly preparing for the collapse of North Korea

    05/05/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    That China has contingency plans on the books concerning the possible implosion of their starving communist gulag state of a neighbor certainly isn’t much of a surprise. China is North Korea’s last major economic and financial supporter, supplying the country with food, weapons, and energy, and headache-inducing, saber-rattling, off-the-wall, costly annoyance that North Korea may be for the Chinese, they are still fellow communists, after all — and that means covering their collective behind in the event of collapse and especially preventing any undesirable foreign influence from entering the region. (Hint: They’re talking about us/South Korea.) Via the Telegraph: China...
  • Report: N. Korea Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles

    05/05/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/5/2014 | Bill Gertz
    North Korea has developed nuclear weapons capable of being launched on its ballistic missile forces, according to a new report by a defense analyst. The Obama administration is seeking to hide the fact that North Korea possesses nuclear missile warheads, according to a report by Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon strategic analyst and director for forces policy at the office of the secretary of defense. Schneider’s statement came in a report published April 28 in the journal Comparative Strategy. According to the 16-page report, “The North Korean Nuclear Threat to the United States,” the Defense Intelligence Agency stated in an...
  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    04/16/2014 8:48:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 16, 2014
    LONDON (AP) -- North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
  • North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

    04/16/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | April 15, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    LONDON, North Korean embassy officials visited a London hair salon after the business put up a poster with leader Kim Jong Un's face on it offering discount haircuts. The M&M Hair Academy posted Jong Un's picture accompanied by the phrase, "Bad Hair Day?" “We put up posters for an offer for men's hair cuts through the month of April. Obviously in the current news there has been this story that North Korean men are only allowed one haircut,” barber Karim Nabbach told the BBC. After embassy officials contacted the police, they paid a brief visit to the salon before being...
  • London hairdresser visited by North Korean agents

    04/15/2014 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:56PM BST 15 Apr 2014 | Alice Philipson
    A London hairdresser, who used a photo of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a “bad hair day”, was visited by embassy officials who demanded its removal because it was "disrespectful" to their supreme leader. Mo Nabbach, the manager of M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, had to call in police after the two North Korean agents took photographs of his shop window and made notes. Beneath a picture of Kim Jong-un, the advert said: “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April. Tuesday–Thursday.” The diplomats, who are based at the...
  • ..Kim Jong-un has 'enemy of the state' executed by FLAMETHROWER in latest round of brutality

    04/08/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | John Hall
    A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un branded him an 'enemy of the state', it has been claimed. O Sang-hon is said to have been brutally killed for his close ties to the communist leader's uncle Jang Song-taek, who was himself publicly tried and executed in December after being found guilty of corruption and 'counter revolutionary' activities. Mr O is thought to be the latest of 11 senior Workers Party figures to have been executed this year over their links to Mr Jang, with South Korean media reporting that Kim Jong-un has plans...
  • N. Korea: Roof of Kim Jong-un's Jerry-Built Luxury Villa Caves In

    04/06/2014 6:02:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Apr. 04, 2014
    Roof of Kim Jong-un's Jerry-Built Luxury Villa Caves In The roof of a luxury villa in Wonsan belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has collapsed, apparently due to faulty construction. A comparison of a photo of the villa taken by South Korea's Arirang 3 satellite and an earlier image of the area on Google Earth shows a building in the compound with a collapsed roof. One U.S. satellite image expert who analyzes photos of the luxury villas and government buildings used by the North Korean elite said the building appears to be an aquarium that was built in 2011....
  • North Korea Appears to Ape NASA with Space Agency Logo

    04/03/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2014 | Peter Walker
    North Korea appears to ape Nasa with space agency logo Design looks remarkably similar to that of US space agency, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power". However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot...
  • North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

    04/03/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 21 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Fox News
    <p>A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.</p> <p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending executions Tuesday, citing a source who said that North Korea's State Security Department had conducted a sweep to root out Jang's remaining supporters in the government. Under Pyongyang's brutal "guilty blood" system of criminal sentencing, the Chosun Ilbo's source told the paper that up to 1,000 more people, all family members of the condemned, could be sent to North Korea's infamous prison camps.</p>
  • N. Korea: N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source

    03/30/2014 4:47:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2014-03-30
    N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source Published : 2014-03-30 15:12 Updated : 2014-03-30 15:14 (Yonhap) The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assisting her brother as his chief of staff since last year, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Sunday. Kim Yo-jung, 27, was appointed chief secretary of the ruling Workers' Party in the first half of last year, a post equivalent to South Korea's presidential chief of staff, the source said, asking that he not be identified. The chief secretary does not take part in policy decisions but is in...
  • UN Human Rights Council: It's Time to Prosecute Kim Jong Un, et al

    03/28/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The ruthless policies put in place by the sociopathic Kim dynasty years ago have systemically killed millions. Famine, enslavement, forced abortion and mass executions are par for the course in North Korea, according to a UN special report released last month; on Friday, however, the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the findings, concluding that it’s high time for the perpetrators of these atrocities to be prosecuted: The UN Human Rights Council sent a clear message on March 28, 2014 that North Korean leaders should be brought to justice through Security Council action. The Human Rights Council, in a resolution, endorsed...
  • North Korea 2014 meets Rome AD 65

    03/16/2014 3:58:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    LAT ^ | March 14, 2014 | James Romm
    North Korea 2014 meets Rome AD 65 In Kim Jong Un's accession to power and brutal purge of his uncle, parallels are evident between the two societies. By James Romm March 14, 2014 This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the minds of some ancient historians may turn in a seemingly unlikely direction: toward modern North Korea. The dark and menacing regime of Kim Jong Un seems a long way...
  • Dennis Rodman: People Will 'Kiss My *$$' When North Korea Democratizes

    03/10/2014 10:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | March 10, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Dennis Rodman is patiently waiting for the moment when the West credits him for single-handedly opening up North Korea to the rest of the world. The former basketball star and failed vigilante-diplomat told ESPN's Mark Schwarz that he "hated" America's reaction to his trip to the country, but apologized "if I put anybody in harm's way." Rodman, who returned from the limelight after a hiatus and trip to rehab, told Schwarz that he had high hopes for North Korea. "It's so intriguing to hear him talk about sports," Rodman told Schwarz of the nation's dictator, Kim Jong-Un, the foremost violator...
  • Kim Jong-Un Orders Massacre of 33 Christians

    03/10/2014 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    Posted By Rick Moran On March 9, 2014 @ 1:06 pm In Politics | 34 Comments They’re being charged with attempting to overthrow the regime, but their real crime is that they were working with jailed South Korean Christian missionary Kim Jung-wook to set up 500 underground churches in North Korea.They are not being “executed.” Using that word would lend some legality and moral framework to Kim’s action. This is nothing less than a massacre of innocent human beings — a slaughter that should raise an outcry in every civilized nation of the world.The Daily Mail reports: Thirty-three North Koreans...
  • Kim Jong-Un In Unanimous Vote Win (Wins Seat In NK Parliament With 100% Of The Vote)

    03/10/2014 3:12:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/10/2014 | BBC News
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say. Mr Kim's 100% approval from his Mount Paektu constituency reflects the "absolute support" of people in the country, KCNA news agency says. The elections for the Supreme People's Assembly on Sunday had just one name on the ballot for each district. It was the first time such a poll had been held since Mr Kim assumed power.
  • North Korean Tyrant Kim Jong-Un to Execute 33 Christians

    03/05/2014 9:15:55 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, has called for the execution of 33 people for reportedly working as accomplices to South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook....
  • Kim Jong-Un 'orders 33 people to be executed' because they made contact with Christian missionary

    03/05/2014 3:21:36 PM PST · by mojito · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/5/2014 | Mark Shapland
    Thirty-three North Koreans face execution after being charged with attempting to overthrow the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. The Koreans have landed themselves in hot water after it emerged they had worked with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook and received money to set up 500 underground churches. It is understood they will be put to death in a cell at the State Security Department. Experts believe the North Koreans are being punished more harshly than usual as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un combats a wave of dissatisfaction at the regime's isolationist "juche" doctrine. Missionary Kim Jung-wook was arrested and...
  • Inside The Mind Of A Mad Man (The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Kim Jong-il)

    03/04/2014 6:47:34 AM PST · by OddLane · 13 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 4, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    One of the most common critiques of contemporary American society, and Western culture more broadly, is its purported enthrallment to the opiate of celebrity. The notion that ordinary Americans are so dumbfounded by popular entertainment that they can’t understand linear, logical thought, let alone come up with workable solutions to complex problems which require such understanding, is not new. The late Neil Postman wrote an entire book exploring the damage wrought by modern communication techniques-namely, television and advertising-to the process of information-gathering, and by extension, rational argument and inquiry. However, even Henry David Thoreau-who lived before radio had attenuated the...
  • Where is Our Shame?

    02/27/2014 6:07:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    CLIVE CROOK, who for many years was a senior editor at The Economist, wrote the other day that he used to think his finest moment at the magazine was in June 2000, when he approved what became one of the most memorable covers in the publication's history — a photo of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Il, "looking wonderfully absurd" as he waved stiffly to an audience. The headline above the picture: "Greetings, earthlings."
  • Kenneth Bae, American jailed in North Korea, returned to labor camp after hospital stay

    02/07/2014 6:52:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 7, 201
    SEATTLE — A U.S. citizen detained in North Korea for 15 months has been returned to a labor camp, prompting worries about his health, his sister said Friday. Kenneth Bae, who led tour groups in North Korea, was arrested in late 2012 and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for unspecified hostile acts. Calls for his release on humanitarian grounds have gone unanswered. After he lost 50 pounds, he was moved last summer to a hospital from a prison work camp where he had been farming vegetables.
  • Another Jang associate executed – News agency

    01/31/2014 7:01:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    nknews.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kosuke Takahashi
    The purge of Jang Song Thaek associates has reportedly continued with the execution of a senior Central Administrative Department official in North Korea’s ruling party, a Japanese news agency reported Tuesday. Choe Byung Hee, a division chief at the Central Administrative Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea, has been shot to death following the execution of Jang Song Thaek’s associates Ri Yong Ha and Jang Soo Kil from the same department, the Asia Press agency reported, quoting a local government official in the northern Ryanggang province of North Korea.
  • Kim Jong-un executes family of purged uncle

    01/27/2014 10:04:55 AM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    euronews,com ^ | 27/01 11:46 | Ioannis-Alexandros Ioannidis
    All the direct relatives, including children, of Jang Song Thaek, the late uncle of Kim Jong-un who was put to death on December 12 2013, have been executed in North Korea, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. “Multiple sources” told Yonhap, a publicly funded news agency, that entire families related to Thaek have been executed. Thaek was convicted of plotting to overthrow North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the whole North Korean government, and was sentenced to death by firing squad at the end of last year. The North Korean regime issued photos of his arrest.
  • With Jang executed, 'internal unrest' possible in N. Korea: CRS

    01/27/2014 5:00:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Global Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | Lee Chi-dong
    Yonhap News Agency January 27, 2014 9:00am With Jang executed, 'internal unrest' possible in N. Korea: CRS By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- Uncertainty about North Korea's regime has grown since the downfall of Jang Song-thaek, who was the country's second most powerful figure, a U.S. congressional think tank said. Jang's demise in December indicates the "boldness" of young ruler Kim Jong-un, which could lead to more provocative and unpredictable actions in the future, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). "The chilling effect on the elite in Pyongyang could lead to internal unrest as those who considered...
  • N. Korean leader guides night jump exercise of paratroopers

    01/19/2014 4:51:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 1-19-2014
    SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has guided a night jump exercise of the country's airborne units, Pyongyang's state news agency said Monday
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un's Sister Put in Charge of Regime's Coffers

    01/14/2014 4:07:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Jan. 13, 2014
    Kim Jong-un's Sister Put in Charge of Regime's Coffers North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has put his younger sister Yeo-jong in charge of the regime's coffers since the execution of his uncle Jang Song-taek on Dec. 12 last year. Kim Jong-un ordered the restructuring of hard-currency earners, which used to be controlled by Jang, North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity, a group of North Korean activists in South Korea, quoted a North Korean source as saying. The source said Kim Yeo-jong has taken charge of Department 54 and other currency-earning agencies in the Workers Party. Department 54 supplies electricity, coal, fuel, clothes...
  • Dennis Rodman Apologizes for Kenneth Bae Remarks; Blames Them on Drinking, Stress

    01/10/2014 9:17:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former NBA player Dennis Rodman expressed his regret over controversial comments he made regarding imprisoned Christian missionary Kenneth Bae in North Korea, blaming them on drinking and stress. "I want to apologize. I take full responsibility for my actions," Rodman said on Thursday through his publicist Jules Feiler in an email to The Associated Press. "It had been a very stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • DENNIS RODMAN SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER

    01/08/2014 7:31:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    AP Big Story ^ | 01/08/2014 | Eric Talmadge
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before leading a squad of former NBA stars for a friendly game Wednesday as part of his "basketball diplomacy" that has been criticized in the United States. Rodman dedicated the game to his "best friend" Kim, who along with his wife and other senior officials and their wives watched from a special seating area. The capacity crowd of about 14,000 at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium clapped loudly as Rodman sang a verse from the birthday song.
  • US sending extra combat unit to South Korea

    01/07/2014 6:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The U.S. is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers. A brief Pentagon announcement said the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to two locations in South Korea on Feb. 1....
  • Ex-NBA player says NKorea game dwarfed by politics

    01/07/2014 10:56:25 AM PST · by mojito · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports/AP ^ | 1/7/2013 | Eric Talmadge
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader's birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments. Smith and other former NBA players are scheduled to play with Rodman against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday that organizers say leader Kim Jong Un is expected to attend. Many of the players on Tuesday privately expressed second thoughts about going ahead because of an outpouring of criticism back home in the United...
  • The Story About Kim Jong-un Having His Uncle Eaten By 120 Wild Dogs May Have Started With Satire

    01/07/2014 10:26:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/05/2014 | Adam Taylor
    Do you remember when People's Daily, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper, mistakenly believed that a satirical Onion article naming Kim Jong Un the Sexiest Man Alive in 2012 was real and published a 55 page slideshow about it? How we laughed.Now the shoe may be on the other foot.Last week, multiple news sources, including NBC News, Fox News, and, yes, Business Insider, picked up a story in the Singaporean newspaper Strait Times that said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had his uncle Jang Song-taek executed by feeding him to 120 ravenous dogs.Very quickly, some people began to realize that there...
  • Watch Video: CNN’s mind-boggling interview with Dennis Rodman & Co

    01/07/2014 8:52:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “We did not know it would take this kind of negative spin,” Charles Smith told CNN’s Cris Cuomo in attempting to defend his and Dennis Rodman’s birthday gift to tyrant Kim Jong-un, but suffice it to say that Cuomo didn’t buy that argument, or pretty much any of the bizarre defenses offered for the exhibition trip to North Korea from either former NBA star. When Cuomo kept reminding Rodman of the captivity of Kenneth Bae — the American held without charges by Pyonyang — Rodman exploded and suggested that Bae was guilty of a crime:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Dennis Rodman In the Court of Kim Jong Un: Why is the U.S. Government Allowing Visits to N. Korea?

    01/07/2014 6:58:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    Self-appointed basketball envoy Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea [1], bringing with him a group of fellow former NBA stars to entertain North Korea’s young tyrant Kim Jong Un with an exhibition game on Kim’s birthday, this Wednesday. This is Rodman’s fourth visit to North Korea, where, having sampled some of the luxuries of young Kim’s lifestyle, Rodman has pronounced the totalitarian state to be “not that bad” and decided that Kim is his “friend for life.” It’s all part of what Rodman describes as his personal effort to “help the world.”The real question about Rodman’s visits to...
  • North Korean leader fed uncle to starving dogs, report says

    01/03/2014 5:41:37 PM PST · by ETL · 65 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 03, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche
    The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle was more brutal than initially reported, according to a Beijing-controlled newspaper, which said the country's second-most-powerful figure was thrown into a cage filled with starving dogs and eaten alive. The Singaporean Straits Times cited a report from Wen Wei Po, a Beijing-control newspaper, that said Jang Song Thaek and five close associates were stripped and fed to 120 dogs that had not eaten for three days. The entire process, witnessed by 300 senior officials, lasted for about an hour, the report said. Fox News could not immediately verify the report.
  • Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

    01/03/2014 5:49:42 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith
    BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party. Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.
  • Humanitarian, peace loving North Korea???

    01/03/2014 6:38:17 AM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    It's sweetness, light and fervent desires for peace and love all the way down. Right.According to a report from The Week First Post, Initial reports suggested Jang Song-thaek, the No.2 man in North Korea, had been shot by a firing squad after being found guilty of treason. But an account in Wen Wei Po – China's official mouthpiece – suggests the reality was even more disturbing.According to the report, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides, the Straits Times reports. They were joined by 120 hounds who had been "starved for three days", the paper...
  • N. Korea claims strength after removal of “filth”

    12/31/2013 9:04:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2013 11:29 PM EST | Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug
    Kim Jong Un boasted Wednesday that North Korea enters the new year on a surge of strength because of the elimination of “factionalist filth”—a reference to the young leader’s once powerful uncle, whose execution last month raised questions about Kim’s grip on power. Kim’s comments in an annual New Year’s Day message, which included a call for improved ties with Seoul but also a warning of a possible “nuclear catastrophe,” will be scrutinized by outside analysts and governments for clues about the opaque country’s intentions and policy goals. Already widespread worry about the country has deepened since Kim publicly humiliated...
  • Was Kim Jong Un wasted when he started that bloody purge of executions?

    12/25/2013 11:42:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The seemingly sudden execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s own uncle and administrative lieutenant earlier this month sparked quite a bit of speculation among foreign-policy analysts about what might really going on behind the mysteriously opaque curtain of that starving gulag state. Was there some sort of coup or power struggle between Kim and the elder politician? Was the younger Dear Leader taking an opportunity to demonstrate dominance in the midst a precariously unstable regime? Was it the result of some sort of weird love triangle or bad family blood? Was it about money?Or was it more of...
  • Rivalries Within North Korean Elite Led to Purge, South’s Spy Chief Says

    12/23/2013 5:19:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 2013/12/24 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    Rivalries Within North Korean Elite Led to Purge, South’s Spy Chief Says By CHOE SANG-HUN SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s intelligence chief said Monday that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, who was executed this month, apparently had not plotted a coup as Pyongyang had said, but had fallen victim to intrigue within the country’s elite over lucrative business deals, according to lawmakers in Seoul. Mr. Jang, 67, who was once believed to be the second most powerful man in North Korea, was executed on Dec. 12 on charges of plotting to overthrow his...
  • Kim Jong Un’s former classmates say he really is ‘dangerous, unpredictable, prone to violence’

    12/17/2013 2:36:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies
    WP ^ | 2013/12/16 | Max Fisher
    Kim Jong Un’s former classmates say he really is ‘dangerous, unpredictable, prone to violence’ By Max Fisher, Updated: December 16 at 12:39 pm North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS) The U.S. government reached alarming conclusions about the personal character of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un based on interviews with people who knew him when he was a student in Switzerland, former U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell revealed on CNN over the weekend. The official U.S. assessment of Kim's character is perhaps not, on its face, very...
  • Kim Jong-un's Aunt Now Missing From Photo

    12/17/2013 10:48:51 AM PST · by mojito · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/17/2013 | Joohee Cho
    North Korea's military and political elite lined up in formation to swear fealty to its leader Kim Jong-un today as observers studied the position of top aides to see who survived the recent purge of Kim's uncle. Kim's paternal aunt Kim Kyong-hui was not present at any of the events after her husband Jang Song-thaek, known to have been North Korea's second most powerful man, was suddenly purged and executed last week. The aunt was reportedly in favor of her husband's ouster from the government. Jang has been charged of alleged drug abuse, womanizing, and treason by attempting to create...
  • North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle

    12/12/2013 5:36:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2013
    North Korea announced Thursday it had executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, declaring him a traitor who tried to overthrow the state. The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long considered the country's No. 2 power -- had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and leading a "dissolute and depraved life." State news agency KCNA said a tribunal examined Jang's crimes, including "attempting to overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods with a wild ambition to...
  • Kim Jong-un's Aunt Helped Purge Her Own Husband in North Korean Treachery

    12/12/2013 4:26:03 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    abc ^ | &#8206;12&#8206;/&#8206;12&#8206;/&#8206;2013&#8206; | JOOHEE CHO
    Details emerging from North Korea about Kim Jong-un's surprising public purging of his uncle from a top position indicate that it was a family affair with his aunt and brother, armed with a pistol, taking part in the arrests of ranking officials. ... "What you have to understand is that the North Korean dynasty is run by an absolute blood-based hereditary mindset," pointed out Lee Yun-keol, the president of North Korea Strategic Information Service Center. The purge drama was designed by Kim Kyong-hee, Jang's wife, and Kim Jong-un, Lee said. ... The South Korean media have also been reporting that...
  • North Korean leader's uncle 'executed over corruption'

    12/12/2013 1:55:34 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    North Korean leader's uncle 'executed over corruption' The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports. Chang Song-thaek was dramatically removed from a Communist Party session by armed guards earlier this week. He was accused of forming factions against the state, corruption and "depraved" acts such as womanising and drug abuse. It was the biggest upheaval since Mr Kim succeeded his father two years ago. KCNA said Mr Chang had been executed immediately after a military trial on Thursday, calling him a "traitor" and accusing him of...