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  • North Korea drops demand on US troop withdrawal, South Korea says.........

    04/19/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by caww · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    North Korea has dropped its demand that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea before it gives up its nuclear weapons, and has said it wants to “denuclearize completely,” according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. North Korea has cited the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea as part of its justification for developing nuclear weapons, and has called for Washington to withdraw those troops if it wanted a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. But Moon told reporters Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not attached any conditions the U.S. would object to, clearing a path for negotiations...
  • North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says

    04/19/2018 7:53:31 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Euan McKirdy
    North Korea has dropped its long-held demand that the United States withdraw forces from South Korea in exchange for denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday. The United States has about 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea, a presence that has long irked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. However, in the burgeoning spirit of openness and diplomacy, Moon said Kim is willing to give up US troops' removal as a precondition for discussions over denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
  • If N K Talks Are Not Fruitful, I Will Leave, Trump Says

    04/18/2018 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 18, 2018 | MARK LANDLER
    President Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success. Mr. Trump continued to express optimism — verging on eagerness — about sitting down with the North’s reclusive leader. But as the momentum for a meeting grows in both Washington and East Asia, the president acknowledged that it was a perilous undertaking that could still end in failure. “If I think that it’s a meeting that is not going to be...
  • Trump’s Foreign Policy Achievements Are Jaw Dropping

    04/18/2018 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Trump agenda, by the way, continues to be implemented. How about this? Mike Pompeo… On one hand over here we have the left telling us Trump’s a bumbling fool and idiot, doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s not smart, he’s not sophisticated, he’s totally self-absorbed and so forth. On the other hand here, we have an American administration for the first time in 60 years that looks like it’s gonna make progress with North Korea! How many administrations have we had that have done nothing but talk about it? They’ve said the exact right words, and they have...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

    04/17/2018 6:33:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/17/2018 | Shane Harris, Carol D. Leonnig, Greg Jaffe and David Nakamura
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.
  • Kim Jong-un Plans Formal Nod to Denuclearization, South Korea Says

    04/17/2018 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2018 | By CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, plans to formally announce his willingness to denuclearize his country when he meets with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea this month, an official from the South said on Tuesday. The statement is expected to be part of a joint declaration that the two leaders will adopt when they meet on April 27, said Mr. Moon’s chief of staff, Im Jong-seok. Negotiators from both Koreas have agreed on a rough framework for the joint declaration, he said. They are still discussing other aspects of the joint statement, such as whether the...
  • North and South Korea are preparing to announce a permanent end to their war

    04/17/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 111 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4/17/2018 | SARA MALM
    North and South Korea are preparing to officially end the war when their two leaders - Dictator Kim Jong-Un and President Moon Jae-in - meet next week. The two Koreas are technically still at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. South Korean media reports that the two sides had been discussing plans for a permanent end to the war at the North-South summit, citing an unidentified Seoul official.
  • Koreas expected to announce end of 68-year war

    04/17/2018 5:43:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/17/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    North and South Korea are discussing plans to make a stunning announcement at their leaders’ summit next week – a permanent end to the 68-year state of war between the two, according to reports. North strongman Kim Jong Un and South President Moon Jae-in may release a joint statement saying they will seek to end military conflict, an unidentified Seoul official told the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, Bloomberg reported. The two men are scheduled to meet April 27 in the border village of Panmunjon – the third-ever summit of leaders from the two Koreas. Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at...
  • The Catholic Victims of Communism in North Korea

    04/10/2018 12:10:56 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 2017 | Alison Basley
    By 1945, Pyongyang was known as the Jerusalem of East Asia, where 50,000 Catholics lived in peace and Catholic missionaries were overseeing a wave of conversions. The heartbreaking story of religious persecution in North Korea began during the Soviet occupation from 1945-1948 and continued with the new independent state in 1953. Today, there is only one state-controlled Catholic church in Pyongyang and there are no priests or members of a religious institute recognized by the Holy See. Francis Lee, a translator for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, estimates that there are about 800-3,000 ‘official’ Catholics left in North Korea....
  • U.S., North Korea in Secret, Direct Talks in Preparation for Summit

    04/09/2018 8:32:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    CNN is reporting that the United States and North Korea have  been holding secret, direct talks in preparation for a summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.CIA Director Mike Pompeo and a team of officials have been meeting with their North Korean counterparts to come up with a location for the meeting. Although the North Korean regime has not publicly declared its invitation by Kim Jong Un to meet with Trump, which was conveyed last month by a South Korean envoy, several officials say North Korea has since acknowledged Trump's acceptance, and Pyongyang has reaffirmed Kim is willing...
  • North Korea confirms to White House that it is willing to talk about denuclearization

    04/08/2018 1:57:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 4/8/2018 | DAVID NAKAMURA
    WASHINGTON - North Korea has confirmed directly to the Trump administration that it is willing to negotiate with the United States over potential denuclearization, administration officials said Sunday. The confirmation offers the administration greater assurances that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is committed to a potential meeting with President Donald Trump by the end of next month. ‘‘The U.S. has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,’’ an administration official said.
  • Hefty prison sentence for Park Geun-hye, ex-President of South Korea (24 years, $16.8 million)

    04/06/2018 3:47:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/18
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president.</p>
  • Memo to Trump Haters – This President Just Might Save Your Lives

    04/03/2018 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Larry Kelly
    It seems not have occurred to the viewers of CNN, to Anderson Cooper and to the endless guest commentators who form the anti-Trump media that, if they are successful in paralyzing this presidency via some form of legal jeopardy, their own lives could be imperiled. They appear utterly convinced that Trump must be stopped for a myriad of reasons but especially before he can order a preemptive strike on North Korea. Yet it seems that their abject hatred for Trump has blinded them from seeing that we are rapidly moving toward a new Cuban Missile crisis where, in addition...
  • N Korea Looks To Be Preparing A Launch That Could Torpedo Talks And Bring A Full On War With The US

    04/03/2018 10:05:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 4-3-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US, and potentially bring about an all-out war. The launch in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions before, but a satellite launch, and it demonstrates how fraught talks between the US and North Korea have become. Time and time again, the US and North Korea have entered into talks with the goal of denuclearization, but more often than not, North Korea blows up the deal by launching a satellite...
  • ‘The fatty on the train’: Kim Jong Un nicknames proliferate in China despite censors

    03/29/2018 3:12:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2018 | Allyson Chiu
    Censorship is a lot harder in China than it used to be due to social media. But that didn’t stop the Chinese government from trying to keep secret the historic visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Officials did it in part by scrubbing from the country’s Internet Chinese characters for “Kim Jong Un,” “North Korea” and Kim’s popular nicknames among Chinese, such as “Fatty Fatty,” Business Insider reported. But Chinese users know how to skirt bans. They just came up with new nicknames, according to Reuters.
  • Kim Jung-Un May Have Moved The Game In China

    03/28/2018 8:15:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 28 Mar 2018
    Yesterday we looked at the rumors of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un visiting China and what that might portend. It didn’t take very long for the story to be confirmed. Kim was indeed in China meeting with President Xi Jinping and being treated to all the honors normally accorded a visiting head of state. After the meeting the two leaders made a joint announcement of how it had gone and North Korea delivered a startling pronouncement, saying that Kim had assured China that he’s interested in denuclearization, in addition to calming tensions on the peninsula. (Reuters) China said on...
  • China says North Korea pledges denuclearization during friendly visit

    03/27/2018 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2018 | Ben Blanchard, Joyce Lee
    China said on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during an historic meeting in Beijing with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbor. After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed on Wednesday that Kim had visited Beijing and met Xi during what China’s official Xinhua news agency called an unofficial visit from Sunday to Wednesday. The trip was Kim’s first known journey abroad since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with...
  • China and N Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit

    03/27/2018 5:32:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 2018-03-28
    After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. Rumours circulated earlier this week after local media reported a high-profile figure had arrived on a special train. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea, was Mr Kim's first foreign trip since taking office in 2011. Mr Kim held "successful talks" with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, Xinhua reports. The visit is considered a significant step in North Korea's preparation for talks agreed in principle with South Korea and the United States.
  • North Korea Would Target U.S. Tanks With Lots of Artillery

    03/27/2018 5:43:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 27, 2018 | Robert Beckhusen
    A war with North Korea would involve the mobilization of that country’s entire population and the activation of at least 1.2 million active-duty soldiers and 7.7 million reservists. North Korea would then implement plans which the regime designed to fight — and defeat — U.S. forces on the battlefield. This does not mean North Korea would succeed. One of the biggest problems the North Korean army faces is lack of ability to sustain itself — particularly in terms of fuel, which would limit the ability of its tanks and other armored vehicles to advance south of Seoul, the South Korean...