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  • (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials

    08/28/2015 4:34:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Aug. 28, 2015
    (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials (ATTN: UPDATES with S. Korean government's response in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed some members of the ruling party's central military commission, state media reported Friday. The dismissals took place at an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency. It did not say when the meeting was held, but the communist nation is known to often report events a day after they take place. The meeting "dismissed some...
  • North Korean Escapees Report Solid Support for Dictator Kim

    08/26/2015 12:21:09 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    SEOUL—North Koreans who fled the country last year said in a new survey that public support for dictator Kim Jong Un appears solid despite citizens’ frustrations about the poor state of the economy. The survey suggests grass roots capitalism continues to spread in North Korea to substitute for the failed state distribution system and is likely to continue its uncomfortable coexistence with the nation’s repressive regime. The Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification Studies each year surveys more than 100 North Koreans who defected in the previous calendar year. It provides firsthand insight into developments in the isolated...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source

    08/24/2015 12:31:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/24
    Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source 2015/08/24 BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declined an invitation from China to attend a huge military parade next month marking China's victory over Japan in World War II, a diplomatic source said Monday. The rejection of the Chinese invitation represents the strained political ties between the allies over the North's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons and wayward behavior, according to the source. China has invited world leaders to attend the military parade on Sept. 3, a high-profile show of force. Many Western leaders are expected...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete

    08/21/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/21
    (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete 2015/08/21 21:06 SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's front-line troops have completed their preparation for military action against South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Friday, as the North's leader has declared a "quasi-state of war." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the country's front-line military to have full combat readiness against South Korea at an emergency meeting of the central military commission of the Workers' Party, following the North's firing of artillery shells across the heavily fortified border. "The Korean People's Army (KPA) front-line large combined units entered into...
  • The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim

    08/19/2015 7:58:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | James Pearson
    The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim SEOUL | By James Pearson His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. Construction on Kim's personal landing strips began in 2014 and some were completed as recently as last month, according to satellite imagery identified by Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. "These runways are located near Kim family compounds...
  • In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family

    08/18/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 17 2015 | Tim Marcin
    In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family By Tim Marcin  August 17 2015 10:53 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly exiled about 10 government officials, banishing them from the capital city of Pyongyang, after they bragged about ties to the leader's family. The officials were forced to outer regions after they disclosed they were close with Kim Yo Jong, the leader's younger sister, during their time at Kim Il Sung University, the South Korean outlet Daily NK reported. “A number of officials working at major state agencies in Pyongyang...
  • [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae

    08/13/2015 1:54:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015/04/15.
    [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae Link to the Video
  • N. Korea: NK leader had vice premier executed with gun: sources

    08/12/2015 2:58:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/12
    NK leader had vice premier executed with gun: sources 2015/08/12 18:41 SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of the country's vice premier by shooting earlier this year, sources said Tuesday, in another sign of the leader's reign of terror. Vice Premier Choe Yong-gon was executed in May as he had expressed discomfort against the young leader's forestation policy, according to the sources. South Korea's state spy agency earlier said that the North Korean leader has tightened grip on his power base in a brutal way, including the execution of about 70 senior officials....
  • What do these new images of North Korea mean?

    08/11/2015 9:58:45 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | August 12 2015 | Brian Todd
    Kim Jong Un might be enriching uranium for nuclear bombs and planting landmines in South Korea.
  • Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase

    08/11/2015 7:25:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 11, 2015 | David Sim
    Kim Jong-un: Photos of North Korean leader surrounded by his adoring female fanbase By David Sim August 11, 2015 12:11 BST North Korea has released photos of Kim Jong-un meeting the country's women's football team at Pyongyang airport after they won the East Asian Cup. The leader lavished praise on the side for beating their bitter enemy South Korea, and held each player's hand to express his approval. The women appeared to be overwhelmed by the gesture, many of them in floods of tears. 10 August 2015: Members of the North Korean women's football team surround Kim Jong-un as he...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un Sightings

    08/01/2015 4:39:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
  • Kim Jong-Un has farmer shot for not producing any lobsters at turtle farm [tr]

    07/07/2015 12:52:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/7/15 | Boyle
    Kim Jong-Un said the manager was a 'defeatist' and had him put to death He had been offering field guidance to managers at a terrapin farm The dictator was angered by their inability to breed any lobsters North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ruthlessly executed a 'defeatist' terrapin farm owner after reacting furiously to the farm on a tour in May. Following the embarrassing tour, Kim reportedly lashed out at the owner, promising 'grave consequences' for not producing any lobsters. According to Daily NK, the dictator was enraged by the farm not keeping the tanks clean and allowing several baby...
  • Kim Jong-un’s brother goes missing after attending two straight Eric Clapton concerts in London

    05/25/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    The Korea Times | 5/23/2015 | staff
    LONDON/MOSCOW/BEIJING, May 23 (Yonhap) — Kim Jong-chol attended an Eric Clapton concert in London for the second time this week, but where the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un headed Saturday remained unknown. He had been scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Saturday from Moscow on his way to Pyongyang, a source with knowledge of the stopover said. However, the name of Jong-chol was not on the registry of the flight from London to Moscow, according to the source. He also wasn’t seen at the Beijing airport Saturday.
  • North Korea 'photoshopped Kim Jong-un submarine missile pictures'

    05/20/2015 2:23:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 May 2015 | Andrew Marszal
    Photographs showing Kim Jong-un proudly watching as a North Korean missile was launched from an underwater submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, experts claimed on Tuesday. German aerospace experts said photos of the launch were "strongly modified", including reflections of the missile exhaust flame in the water which did not line up with the missile itself. “Considering the track record of North Korean deceptions, it seems sensible to assume that any North Korean SLBM [submarine-launched ballistic missile] capability is still a very long time in the future, if it will ever surface,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, of Schmucker Technologie,...
  • North Korea: Execution By Anti-Aircraft Gun for Sleeping: The Photographic Evidence

    05/15/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    North Korean defense minister Hyon Yong Chol made a mistake: he fell asleep at an official event at which Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was present. Kim, keen on sending a strong message amid rumors that his grip on absolute power may be slipping, reportedly decided that the appropriate punishment for napping during a rally is execution by anti-aircraft gun. If true, this would mark the latest in a series of “purges” which seem to lend some credence to the notion that Kim’s family name is no longer sufficient when it comes to securing absolute power and universal admiration both from...
  • North Korea executes defense chief for falling asleep during meeting, South Korea's spy agency says

    05/13/2015 9:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/13/2015
    South Korea's spy agency told the country's lawmakers Wednesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief for falling asleep during a meeting and talking back to the young leader. Lawmaker Shin Kyoung-min says that officials from the National Intelligence Service told a closed-door parliamentary committee that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire with hundreds watching at a shooting range at Pyongyang's Kang Kon Military Academy in late April. Shin was one of the lawmakers who attended the briefing. The office of another lawmaker, Lee Cheol Woo, released similar information about...
  • North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'

    05/13/2015 5:02:05 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | May 13, 2915
    North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament. MPs were told Mr Hyon was killed on 30 April by anti-aircraft fire in front of an audience of hundreds, the Yonhap news agency reports. It said Mr Hyon had fallen asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un and had not carried out instructions. The news comes weeks after the reported execution of 15 senior officials.
  • North Korea executes defence chief for napping at military event

    05/12/2015 7:32:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-12-15 | BY JU-MIN PARK AND JAMES PEARSON
    N. Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges, Seoul's National Intelligence Service was quoted as telling lawmakers, in the latest of a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took power after his father's death in 2011. Hyon Yong Chol, who heads the isolated country's military, was purged and then executed by firing squad with an antiaircraft gun, watched by hundreds of people, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, citing the NIS's comments to a parliamentary panel. Hyon, who spoke at a security conference in Moscow in April, was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by...
  • North Korea's Kim ordered 15 executions this year: South's spy agency

    04/29/2015 8:14:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jack Kim and Ju-min Park
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea's spy agency told a closed-door parliament meeting on Wednesday. A vice minister for forestry was one of the officials executed for complaining about a state policy, a member of parliament's intelligence committee, Shin Kyung-min, quoted an unnamed National Intelligence Service official as saying. "Excuses or reasoning doesn't work for Kim Jong Un, and his style of rule is to push through everything, and if there's any objection, he takes that as a challenge to authority and comes...
  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

    04/20/2015 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Kim Jong-Un has climbed the highest mountain in North Korea, state-run media claims.
  • North Korea warns will act to get back ship held by Mexico

    04/08/2015 7:53:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take "necessary measures" to release the vessel, which United Nations sanctions monitors say belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm.
  • North Korea: New camouflage for biplane fleet

    04/07/2015 12:43:13 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2015
    Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un was seen at the controls of one of the Korean People's Air Force Antonov An-2 aircraft while on an inspection visit to an aircraft maintenance plant last week, and analysts in South Korea say that Pyongyang has updated the colour scheme of the vintage planes, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reports.
  • Kim Jong-Un's "pleasure squad":dictator recruits harem of beautiful women to serve him

    04/06/2015 9:36:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    mirror ^ | 2 April 2015 | Sam Webb
    The tyrant, who lives in luxury while his people starve, is recruiting beautiful young females to cater to his every sexual whim, it has been reported.A South Korean newspaper has reported that the tyrant, who lives in luxury while his people starve, is recruiting beautiful young females to cater to his every sexual whim. It is believed Kim disbanded the group who entertained his father Kim Jong-Il when he came to power in 2011. But now Kim, who is married to singer Ri Sol-ju and has a daughter, has resurrected the tradition and sent out his officials to recruit "tall...
  • Hermit haircut: Kim Jong Un shows off barbarous hairstyle, eyebrows

    02/19/2015 12:48:22 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 85 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | Jason Molinet
    Kim Jong Un's latest hack job created another international incident. North Korea watchers combing through the supreme leader's appearance at a politburo meeting Wednesday were struck by Kim's new look. Kim was photographed with shrunken eyebrows the size of emoticons and cartoonishly high hair.
  • A quiet revolution in North Korea

    01/15/2015 11:17:36 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    BBC News Seoul ^ | January 14, 2015 | By Stephen Evans
    A quiet revolution may be under way in North Korea. The loud one we know about - it's been going on since the Soviet Red Army wrested the northern half of the peninsula from Japanese control in 1945. The Kim dynasty has espoused communism and shouted its merits ever since. But now, surprisingly, it seems that capitalism is growing in the country - quietly, of course. Kim Jong-un has looked north over the Chinese border and decided that market reforms along the lines of those allowed by his comrades in Beijing may allow the preservation of the current structure but...
  • Kim Jong-un agrees to attend Vladimir Putin's war commemorations

    01/14/2015 8:32:30 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Jan 15 | Julian Ryall
    Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has accepted an invitation to attend a ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. The invitation was extended by Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and will be the young dictator's first overseas trip since he became head of state after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December 2011. While other world leaders might be reluctant to extend a welcoming hand to a pariah state that frequently threatens to turn the capital cities of its enemies to "seas of fire", Mr...
  • Sony’s ‘The Interview’ pulls in over $31 million online, $5 million in theaters

    01/08/2015 9:54:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Sony’s controversial comedy flick earned $31 million in online sales and $5 million in theaters despite cyber threats and a wide theatrical release. The online sales figure marks the most lucrative digital release for a Hollywood film ever. Sony Pictures' "The Interview" has made more than $31 million from its online and on-demand release, according to the studio. Sony announced digital figures Tuesday for the film spanning its first 11 days of release since debuting Dec. 24. Sony had previously said the film made $15 million in its first four days online, so demand for the Seth Rogen comedy has...
  • Bill Richardson: Kim Jong Un a 'victim' of bad publicity

    01/03/2015 4:08:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a “victim” of bad publicity, according to Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador. “He has been the victim, Kim Jong Un, of a lot of bad press, a lot of bad international attention, with the Sony hacking, with [being] taken to the International Criminal Court by some U.N. countries, a number of other very destabilizing moves that he has made, shooting the missiles, nuclear testing,” Richardson said on Friday on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall.”
  • [N. Korea]Brow you see them: Kim Jong-un sports bizarre shrunken eyebrows in 2015 speech

    01/02/2015 8:35:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    SCMP ^ | 02 January, 2015 | Alex Millson
    Brow you see them: Kim Jong-un sports bizarre shrunken eyebrows in 2015 speech PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 January, 2015, 9:15am UPDATED : Friday, 02 January, 2015, 1:47pm Alex Millson alex.millson@scmp.com When Kim Jong-un delivered his New Year message offering to participate in high-level talks with South Korea, the setting, his outfit and posture were all strikingly similar to those he adopted exactly two years earlier. Two things, however, appeared radically different - the North Korean leader’s eyebrows. In what appeared to be a case of severe over-plucking, Kim’s brows appeared to be significantly shorter than on earlier occasions, sitting above...
  • Kim Jong-un 'flies plane' in North Korea New Year video

    01/01/2015 8:55:53 AM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-1-15 | unattributed
    Kim Jong-un is said to have mastered the art of driving a car by the age of three, and now footage broadcast on North Korean state television appears to show that he is also a skilled pilot. In the video, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, Kim can be seen looking through paperwork as he makes preflight checks before apparently taking control of the aircraft. Local media reported that Kim piloted the plane and landed it by himself as two assistants sat next to him.
  • North Korean student and son of executed Kim Jong-un uncle’s aide on run from Pyongyang agents in Fr

    12/31/2014 9:05:44 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Henry Samuel, The Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2014 9:36 PM ET | Chong Dyn
    Kim Jong-un says North Korea is 'Open' to highest-level talks with South.
  • Kim Jong Un piloting an aircraft

    12/31/2014 8:22:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 57 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | December 31, 2014
    Here's a new North Korean propaganda video showing Kim Jong Un piloting a jet.
  • Hollywood Plays with Fire

    12/30/2014 10:57:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne. Bismarck edited the report to make it appear the Frenchman had insulted the king, and that Wilhelm rudely dismissed him. The Ems Telegram precipitated the Franco-Prussian war Bismarck wanted. Words matter. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much greater impact can a motion picture have? We are finding out. Egypt has banned "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the $140 million 20th Century Fox biblical...
  • North Korea slams U.S. over Internet shutdown, calls Obama a ‘monkey’

    12/27/2014 11:14:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/272014 | Simon Denyer
    <p>North Korea on Saturday compared President Obama to a “monkey in a tropical forest” as it blamed the administration for disrupting its Internet access amid a hacking dispute related to the movie “The Interview.”</p> <p>The North Korean government has been fiercely critical of the film, a comedy involving a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un, but has denied responsibility for a recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures.</p>
  • Report: Dennis Rodman Threatens to Sue 'Glorious Leader' Makers

    12/25/2014 12:55:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    GamePolitics ^ | December 23, 2014
    Report: Dennis Rodman Threatens to Sue 'Glorious Leader' Makers December 23, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff TMZ reports that former bestie to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un Dennis Rodman says that his friendship is over and doesn't want to be associated with him - even in a video game. The video game he doesn't want to be part of is Glorious Leader, a side-scrolling action game featuring the infamous North Korean leader. In fact, the former basketball star and on-again off-again wrestler and reality TV star says that he will sue the makers of the game if they include him...
  • 12 Pictures Of Kim Jong-un Looking Super Intimidating

    12/20/2014 10:55:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Hans Brix
    According to The Daily Beast, as well as a handful of Twitter accounts run by movie theaters, Paramount Pictures has apparently informed theaters that they’re not authorized to air Team America: World Police. The film, which was the brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, makes gratuitous fun of North Korea and its previous leader, Kim Jong-il. The Paramount decision comes on the heels of Sony’s decision to halt release and distribution of its own film, The Interview, a comedy that depicts that assassination of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Anonymous sources, believed to be from...
  • Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Moscow

    12/19/2014 10:09:44 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 Dec 14 | Unknown
    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has invited the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in the second world war, the Kremlin’s spokesman said on Friday. It would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive east Asian state in 2011. His personal envoy travelled to Moscow last month as part of efforts by the two Cold War-era allies to improve relations. “Yes, such an invitation was sent,” a Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told the state news agency, Tass. Russia marks the...
  • New message from Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

    12/19/2014 9:56:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 12/19/2014 | Brian Stelter
    The hackers behind a devastating cyberattack at Sony Pictures have sent a new message to executives at the company, crediting them for a "very wise" decision to cancel the Christmas day release of "The Interview," a source close to the company told CNN. The email message was received by Sony's top executives on Thursday night and was obtained by CNN. The source said that the company believes the email was from the hackers because it followed a pattern of previous messages, sent to a list of particular executives and formatted in a particular way. A Sony spokesman declined to comment.
  • Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit

    12/19/2014 8:10:44 AM PST · by McGruff · 28 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Dec 19, 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two, the Kremlin's spokesman said on Friday. It would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive east Asian state in 2011. His personal envoy came to Moscow last month in the framework of efforts by the two Cold War-era allies to improve relations.
  • N. Korea: Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow

    12/19/2014 6:46:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Dec. 19 2014
    Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow Reuters Dec. 19 2014 16:21 Last edited 16:23 Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the Kremlin's spokesman said Friday. It would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive east Asian state in 2011. His personal envoy came to Moscow last month in the framework of efforts by the two Cold War-era allies to improve relations. "Yes, such an invitation was sent,"...
  • Kim Jong-un to Host 87th Annual Oscars

    12/18/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by inkling · 19 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    HOLLYWOOD (KCNA) — The Revolutionary Artists Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists are happy to announce that His Excellency Kim Jong-un will host the 87th annual Academy Awards. This will be the first time a supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has led the ceremony, but it most certainly will not be the last. “All peoples celebrate Dear Leader’s most humble decision to host the Oscars,” said Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton. “We have witnessed his strength and honor from afar and welcome the divine opportunity to explode our love in...
  • Romney urges Sony Pictures: Fight back and release “The Interview” for free online

    12/18/2014 10:13:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    By gum, he sounds like presidential material to me. Your move, Jeb. .@SonyPictures don’t cave, fight: release @TheInterview free online globally. Ask viewers for voluntary $5 contribution to fight #Ebola.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 18, 2014 More than 13,000 retweets as I write this. Clearly there’s a demand for countermeasures among an American public that doesn’t like the idea of foreigners, especially savages like the Kim cabal, holding veto power over their culture. (Too bad China, Kim’s chief patron, already sort of does.) Am I right, though, in thinking that no major Republican pol aside from Romney has said anything...
  • Gallows Humor (Hollywood And The Appeasement Mentality)

    12/18/2014 9:29:55 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 18, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    Sony’s capitulation in the face of threats by unidentified sources, who are presumed to support the odious Kim dynasty, serves to confirm what most of us have known for some time. Namely, the extent of allowable political discourse in popular culture is inextricably linked to the willingness of the objects of political criticism to violently suppress that criticism. Or, at the very least, intimate the unpleasant nature of the response in store for those willing to offer a dissenting voice. An interview the iconic Indo-British author and apostate Salman Rushdie did with Irshad Manji several years ago is worth watching...
  • North Korea Attacks America’s Moral Cowardice

    12/18/2014 3:59:01 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    A rogue nation targeted a multinational corporation and won.  North Korea has almost certainly ordered the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, stealing and publicly dumping enough data to make a dent in the company’s stock price. North Korea cannot challenge the United States militarily, despite what movies have portrayed.  Regardless of their saber-rattling, and America’s reduced presence on the Korean peninsula, a real attack of any substance against our ally South Korea (or Japan for that matter) would bring a suicidal level of retribution on the North, and they know it.  But they’ve found a vein where they can draw...
  • North Korea WILL get to see Kim Jong-un assassination movie The Interview as activists plan to send

    12/17/2014 10:18:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 123/17/2014 | Annabel Grossman
    North Korean defectors are planning to attach DVDs of The Interview to 15-foot helium balloons, which they will send over the border into their home country. Fighters for a Free North Korea, led by former government propagandist Park Sang Hak, has for years used the tactic to smuggle transistor radios, DVDs and leaflets into North Korea. If all goes to plan, the latest move will see dozens of copies of the Seth Rogen movie released from South Korea and drifting for several hours before scattering over Pyongyang.
  • 'The Interview' NYC Premiere Canceled After to Terrorist Threats

    12/17/2014 7:17:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jackie Willis
    Fans of Seth Rogen and James Franco are going to have a harder time seeing the guys' latest funny film, The Interview, as several movie theaters are refusing to play the movie. The Thursday premiere of The Interview at New York City's Landmark Theater was canceled after threats alluding to attacks of 9/11 were made by hackers responsible for the leaks of private Sony documents. Rogen and Franco's new comedy is about two journalists who set out to assassinate the North Korean president, and since the recent promotion of the movie, Sony Pictures has faced tremendous pressure to pull the...
  • Defector Says North Korea Castrates Disabled People; Performs Experiments Before Leaving Them to Die

    12/13/2014 11:02:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    A North Korean defector gives a horrible account of how people with mental or physical disabilities are seen as a stain on the nation's image and are therefore used for performing experiments before being deliberately neglected until they die. "Disabled children are being taken away, suffering indescribable things and dying," said Ji Seong-ho, who escaped North Korea in 2006 after losing his left leg above the knee and his left hand at the wrist. Ji, the founder of the organization Now, Action, Unity, Human Rights, or NAUH, who was in London this week to protest outside the North Korean embassy,...
  • N. Korea: Kim Yo-jong grows in clout as brother relapses

    12/12/2014 8:33:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Korea Joonang Daily ^ | Dec 10,2014 | LEE YOUNG-JONG, SER MYO-JA
    Kim Yo-jong grows in clout as brother relapses PYONGYANG ODYSSEY Dec 10,2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is experiencing a relapse of his recent health problems, South Korean government officials said Monday. According to the Ministry of Unification, Kim was limping severely in a video clip recently aired by the state-run Korean Central TV. He was limping particularly painfully at an event with female pilots that took place at the end of last month. The Rodong Shinmun, the Workers’ Party’s newspaper, reported Kim’s visit to the air base on Nov. 28 with photos, but no video was aired until Sunday...
  • North Korea Forces Everyone Named Jong-Un to Change Their Names (Except for the Dictator)

    12/06/2014 12:11:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Media Research Center TV ^ | December 3, 2014 2:44pm ET | Dan Joseph
    Imagine living your entire life using the name that was given to you at birth and then having the government tell you that you have to change it. We’re not at that point in the United States (yet), but in North Korea, that’s exactly what everyone with the name “Jong-Un” is being forced to do. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un apparently loves his name so much that he’s decided that no one else can use it. Since Jong-un is quite a popular name in the country, it looks like a lot of people are going to have to look for...
  • MSNBC's Wagner: Obama No Dictator . . . Compared to Kim Jong Un

    12/04/2014 4:14:06 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations: Alex Wagner has demonstrated that Barack Obama is no kind of emperor or dictator . . . compared to Kim Jong Un, the brutal ruler of perhaps the world's worst regime, North Korea. Wagner was riffing off the news that Kim has banned North Korean parents from naming their children Jong Un and ordered those already bearing the name to change it. After describing other elements of Kim's cult of personality, Wagner concluded: "to all the detractors who compare our American president to an emperor and a dictator, this is what a...