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  • How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

    03/29/2017 5:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | R. James Woolsey and Vincent Pry
    The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the...
  • Examining North Korea’s Communist Foundations

    03/29/2017 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    Unlike the Soviet Union—which collapsed and split into over a dozen non-communist nations, or China, whose leaders maintain the rule and ideology of the Communist Party but introduced capitalist markets and allow interaction with the outside world, North Korea has remained an isolated totalitarian state, coming in and out of news headlines as it menacingly brandishes nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Some have argued that North Korea isn’t exactly communist, as the country removed all references to communism and Karl Marx from its constitution in the 2000s, and because it follows a program of extreme nationalism and implicit dynastic succession....
  • U.S. Preparing Cases Linking North Korea to Theft at N.Y. Fed

    03/23/2017 9:11:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2017 | Aruna Viswanatha and Nicole Hong
    Federal prosecutors are building cases that would accuse North Korea of directing one of the biggest bank robberies of modern times, the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • US to deploy missile-capable drones across border from North Korea

    03/15/2017 1:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The US has declared it will permanently station missile-capable drones in South Korea in the latest round of military escalation in north-eastern Asia. The drone deployment comes a week after North Korea carried out a test salvo of four missiles that landed off the coast of Japan, and a day before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, embarks on a tour of a region widely regarded as the most dangerous corner of the world. The US military in South Korea took the unusual step of publicly announcing the deployment of a company of Grey Eagle drones, which it said...
  • South Korea liberals likely to win power, may bring softer North Korea stance

    03/12/2017 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 12th, 2017 | By Hyunjoo Jin and James Pearson
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The liberal politician expected to succeed disgraced Park Geun-hye as South Korea's next president could significantly soften Seoul’s stance toward North Korea and possibly delay deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system that has enraged China. A Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed Park from office after upholding her impeachment over a corruption scandal involving "chaebol", the family-run conglomerates that dominate Asia's fourth-biggest economy, and which could also face reform under a liberal leader. A presidential election will be held by May 9 and opinion polls suggest South Koreans will opt for change by electing a liberal into the...
  • S. Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

    03/10/2017 6:17:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AFP ^ | March 10, 2017 | Staff
    Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police -- two of them dying -- Friday when South Korea's Constitutional Court fired President Park Geun-Hye over corruption. The rival groups epitomised the opposing passions and generational splits over the country's sweeping political scandal.
  • Park Ousted (South Korean President removed as justices unanimously upholds impeachment)

    03/10/2017 5:53:41 AM PST · by VAFreedom · 30 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 03/10/2017 | Park Si-soo
    Eight justices of the Constitutional Court have unanimously upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye in a historic ruling that will put an end to long-lasting political turmoil and social unrest triggered by a widespread corruption scandal involving Park and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.
  • China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea

    03/08/2017 12:30:25 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/7/17 | Mullany and Buckley
    HONG KONG — The United States said on Tuesday that it had begun deploying an advanced and contentious missile defense system in South Korea, prompting China to warn of a new atomic arms race in a region increasingly on edge over North Korea’s drive to build a nuclear arsenal. The American announcement came a day after the simultaneous launch of four missiles by North Korea into waters off the Japanese coast, which Pyongyang said was a drill for striking American bases in Japan. The feat, footage of which was broadcast on state television, raised concern about the North’s ability to...
  • THAAD Arrives on the Korean Peninsula

    03/07/2017 10:21:38 AM PST · by Freeport · 9 replies
    defense-aerospace.com ^ | March 06, 2017 | U.S. Forces Korea
    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea --- U.S. Forces Korea continued its progress in fulfilling the Republic of Korea (ROK) – U.S. Alliance decision to install a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) on the Korean Peninsula as the first elements of the THAAD system arrived in the ROK. North Korea’s repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests have underscored the importance of the Alliance decision to deploy THAAD. Work continues to operationalize THAAD as quickly as possible. “The timely deployment of the THAAD system by U.S. Pacific Command and the Secretary of Defense gives my command great confidence in the support...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • How Korea evangelized itself

    03/02/2017 7:16:36 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 2, 2017 | Meg Hunter-Kilmer
    The history of the Church is driven by missionaries, brave men and women who left family and homeland behind to engage alien cultures, risking their lives to introduce strangers to the love of Jesus. Every country has its founders: St. Francis Xavier in 16th-century Japan, St. Augustine of Canterbury in 6th-century England, St. Thomas in 1st-century India.In Korea, the story is different.Korea wasn’t introduced to the gospel by a charismatic priest or a company of selfless friars. Korea, in fact, is the only country that evangelized itself. More than two centuries after Xavier brought the Gospel to Japan and more than...
  • North Korea executes five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns for making [tr]

    02/27/2017 9:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that enraged Kim Jong-un. South Korea's spy agency the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Monday the five victims were from the state security department. They are said to have produced false reports which angered the country's leader which resulted in them being murdered with the hugely powerful weapons.
  • South Korea’s ‘Low Rider’ Tank Is the Ultimate Mountain Fighting Vehicle

    02/27/2017 7:19:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 27, 2017 | Ed Kim
    The South Korean army has peculiar needs. For one, just across the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea possesses one of the largest tank armies in the world. In this cauldron of densely packed military forces, both sides share a peninsula that is also very mountainous. During the Korean War, many battles were fought in places such as the Punchbowl, Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldy, Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge, just to name a few.
  • N. Korean Defector's Association, "Proposed Kim Jong-nam to Head the Government-in-exile...but

    02/21/2017 1:46:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2017.02.21 | Yoo Ji-han
    /begin translation N. Korean Defector's Association, "Proposed Kim Jong-nam to Head the Government-in-exile...but He Opposed Third Generation Hereditary Rule" Yoo Ji-han 2017.02.21 Representatives from defector's organizations both inside and outside S. Korea proposed Kim Jong-nam to be a head of N. Korean government-in-exile, but he refused, arguing, "That is another third generation hereditary rule." In an interview with Donga-ilbo on Feb. 19(local time,) Kim Ju-il, the Secretary-general of International North Korean Defector's Association based in UK, said, "I have been in contact with Kim Jong-nam for last year and a half, asking him to head the government-in-exile." According to the...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • N. Korea: Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

    02/20/2017 7:51:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    The Star ^ | 20 February 2017 | AKIL YUNUS
    Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL By AKIL YUNUS 20 February 2017 PETALING JAYA: Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) following a tip-off that the son of Kim Jong-nam is arriving in Malaysia Monday evening. The international press, including Korean, Japanese, and Chinese news outlets, earlier received a message saying that Kim Han-sol, 21, is due to land at KLIA2 on an AirAsia flight tonight. “Dear press members, (this is) to inform that the son of Kim Jong-nam will be arriving at KLIA2 today on an AirAsia flight....
  • Kim Jong-Un Assassinates His Brother

    02/14/2017 3:29:05 PM PST · by bogusname · 19 replies
    From an article in CFP. It appears that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un my have assassinated his half brother Kim Jong-Nam.
  • North Korean leader’s half-brother killed by ‘poison needles’ in Malaysia, reports claim

    02/14/2017 8:08:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14 at 10:32 AM | Anna Fifield
    he older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia by two female agents with “poison needles,” South Korean media outlets reported Tuesday. The reports — which could not immediately be verified — said Kim’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport Monday by two women who fled the scene in a taxi, according to reports on South Korea’s TV Chosun and Korea Broadcasting System. Both outlets cited an unidentified government source describing the death of the 45-year-old, who was once considered the next in line for power but apparently fell from...
  • Coachload of Korean Tourists Robbed in ‘Horror’ Attack Linked to Paris Riots

    02/13/2017 7:54:45 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | Virginia Hale
    About forty South Korean tourists were robbed in Paris at the weekend when men climbed aboard their coach shouting threats. Witness statements from the event, described by South Korea’s leading news agency Yonhap as “ten minutes of horror”, revealed that one of the intruders threatened tourists on the coach with an object “resembling a glass bottle”. The coachload of tourists were driving back to their hotel in Saint-Denis at the time of the attack. The neighbourhood is in close proximity to areas of Paris affected by ongoing violence as anti-police protesters riot over the assault of a black youth worker...
  • North Korea's 'game changing' new missile is more stable, more efficient -and harder to detect

    02/13/2017 10:48:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2017 | Julian Ryall
    The new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday is a "game changer", according to analysts, because it uses a solid fuel engine that makes the weapon more stable and reduces the time required to fuel a missile before launch. The Pukguksong-2 is also road-mobile on tractor-erector-launcher units, analysts point out, all of which means that the weapon is more difficult to detect and neutralise before it is launched.
  • Live Thread: President Trump and Japan PM Abe Speak on N Korea Missile Test 2/11/17 10:30 PM EST

    02/11/2017 7:38:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Kristinn
    President Trump and Prime Minister Abe will be speaking from Trump's estate Mar a Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, about the North Korea ballistic missile test. They were supposed to speak at 10:15 p.m. but are running late.
  • North Korea 'conducts ballistic missile test'

    02/11/2017 5:26:38 PM PST · by mulder1 · 18 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 2-11-17 | Reuters
    North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea's military says, the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday) and flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km, South Korean officials say. Pyongyang has conducted a number of nuclear tests in the past year. North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests and aggressive statements continue to alarm and anger the region. Sunday's launch took place from the Banghyon air base in North Pyongan province on the west side of the Korean peninsula. A...
  • Maxine Waters Eventually We Have To Impeach President Trump

    02/06/2017 6:23:20 PM PST · by DFG · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/06/2017 | Youtube
    CONFUSION: Maxine Waters claims Putin ‘continuing to advance into Korea (around 1:18 mark)
  • Hyundai Hits a Homerun with Super Bowl Ad

    02/06/2017 6:51:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Many of the Super Bowl ads seemed to be sporting an anti-President Trump theme.  The Budweiser ad, the 84 Lumber ad, the It's A 10 (hair-product company, not the formidable ground attack aircraft) ad, the Coca-Cola ad, for examples. In the Trumpian states, the best ad was probably the Hyundai ad.  A Youtube of it is linked above. An ad from a major corporation from a country that would not exist, except for the U.S. military... You have to watch the 30 second ad to understand.    ©2017 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice...
  • North Korea 'Very Far Along' In Developing New Ballistic Missile

    01/06/2017 3:13:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/06/2017 | Geoff Brumfiel
    North Korea got 2017 off to a menacing start. In his New Year's address, supreme leader Kim Jong Un warned that the nation was in the "final stage" of preparations to test an intercontinental ballistic missile. A day later, President-elect Donald Trump said the North would never develop a nuclear weapon capable of striking the U.S. "It won't happen!" Trump tweeted. Bombast aside, independent arms control experts agree that North Korea is moving rapidly to develop an ICBM. And many suspect it will test a missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. later this year. "They are very far along...
  • Trump recognizes 'urgency' of North Korea nuclear threat: South Korea

    01/03/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2017 | James Pearson, Ben Blanchard, Jeongeun Lee and Lesley Wroughton
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's "clear warning" to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated country, South Korea said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States in range. Trump dismissed the claim, saying on Twitter: "It won't happen." South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Trump's comment, his first mention of the North Korean...
  • William Christopher Dies: Father Mulcahy Actor On ‘M.A.S.H.’ Was 84

    01/01/2017 7:12:21 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 December 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    William Christopher, the actor best known as Father Mulcahy on the classic sitcom M.A.S.H., died today following a battle with lung cancer. He was 84, and died in his Pasadena home according to his son, John, who made the news public.
  • Korea MASH soldier duties

    12/29/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 26 replies
    vanity
    My dad is 86 and starting to fail physically and somewhat mentally. For the first time he is talking in his sleep about his experiences in a MASH unit during the Korean War. He never volunteered much about what he went through there. Mainly when he talks he is just griping about being a soldier which I find kind of humorous. But he has started to talk about having to be on point all the time on missions to retrieve bodies at night. He says that they can't use any light because it would draw enemy fire. I don't know...
  • When Trump’s America Doesn’t Feel Like Home Anymore

    12/20/2016 6:57:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 20, 2016 | Cari Romm
    On November 9, the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Jamie Lypka said a quiet good-bye to the United States. Lypka, 27, lives in South Korea, where she moved four years ago to work as an editor for educational materials. Though she’s since married a man born and raised in her adopted country, she says, the couple had planned, on a fuzzy, unspecific timeline, to someday move to the United States. “I want to have kids,” she says, “and I don’t want them to go through the school system” in Korea, where the typical education is high-pressure and...
  • Richard Marx Subdues Deranged Passenger on Plane

    12/20/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    radio.com ^ | December 20, 2016 10:56 AM | By Amanda Wicks
    When Richard Marx boarded a flight from Vietnam to South Korea with his wife Daisy Fuentes today, he had no idea he’d be called upon help keep the airplane safe from a deranged passenger. Fuentes posted photos of Marx helping subdue a passenger who had grown agitated and begun attacking the flight crew. The collage showed Marx working with crew to help keep the passenger in his seat. His help appeared to be necessary because, as Fuentes reported, the crew wasn’t properly trained to handle the incident. “On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next...
  • These Funky North Korean Guns Are Turning Up Everywhere: Type 73s appear on battlefields from [tr]

    12/01/2016 6:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    Between February and March 2016, Australian and French sailors in the Arabian Sea seized small ships — or dhows — smuggling weapons, most likely to militants in Somalia and Yemen. These caches aboard the dhows included examples of one particularly rare firearm, the North Korean Type 73 machine gun. In November 2016, independent monitoring group Conflict Armament Research released a report detailing the captured weapons and their likely points of origins and destinations. According to the analysis, the shipments showed links between Iran and armed groups Tehran supports in the Gulf of Aden region.
  • South Korea and Japan sign military intelligence-sharing deal

    11/28/2016 10:28:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2016 | Paula Hancocks and Yoonjung Seo
    Japan and South Korea, once bitter enemies, have agreed to their closest military cooperation since the end of World War II. The deal, which has been in the pipeline for five years, will allow both countries to share military intelligence directly without using the US military as an intermediary. Washington, a close ally of both countries, has long encouraged better relations between the two, even though many in South Korea are critical of the pact. A spokesman for China's foreign ministry was critical of the deal, predicting it would increase "insecurity and instability in Northeast Asia."(continued)
  • North Korea pens nine-page letter to Donald Trump demanding ‘hostile nuclear threats’ must stop

    11/22/2016 12:19:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Sun ^ | November 22, 2016 | Jon Lockett
    CHEEKY North Korea has sent a nine-page letter to the US demanding it stops the ‘hostile nuclear threats’ towards the rogue state and its despotic leader. The missive sets out what it now expects from American and is being seen by many in Washington as a direct message to new President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Hunt) (Montini: After 65 years, a soldier lost in Kor

    11/12/2016 9:05:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    He was a kid, really, barely 18, but he and his brother joined the army to stop the communists. And that is did. At last, he will be brought home to Arizona, 65 years later. PFC Dan Hunt was with a UN force in a month long slug-fest, along Heartbreak Ridge, a just north of what is now the Demilitarized Zone. Dany was wounded in the head by shrapnel during the fighting. His CO told Daniel that he didn’t have to go back, He was treated, and he returned to his unit. He was wounded again, this time in the...
  • South Korean President's confidante Choi Soon Sil placed under emergency detention

    11/01/2016 4:25:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    SEOUL (REUTERS) – The woman at the centre of a scandal that has plunged the South Korean presidency into crisis was held for a second day on Tuesday (Nov 1) after being detained overnight to answer allegations of exerting inappropriate influence in state affairs. Prosecutors have said they are investigating whether Choi Soon Sil used her friendship with President Park Geun Hye to gain access to classified documents that enabled her to influence government matters and benefited personally through non-profit foundations. The growing scandal has sparked public anger and sent Park’s approval rating to a record low, with thousands of...
  • Mass protest in Seoul against South Korean President

    10/29/2016 10:34:44 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Channel Asia News ^ | 29 Oct 2016 | Channel Asia News
    SEOUL: Thousands of protesters held a candlelight rally in the South Korean capital on Saturday (Oct 29), calling on President Park Geun-hye to step down over allegations that allowed a close personal friend to meddle in state affairs. South Koreans took to the streets despite a public apology by Park late on Friday. Teenagers in school uniforms, college students, labour activists, and middle-aged couples with young children joined the rally, carrying banners and chanting "step down Park Geun-Hye". "I came here today to show how angry I am," said Lee Ji-Hu, a 33-year-old housewife from Gimpo, northwest of Seoul, accompanied...
  • China policy makers 'are discussing how to remove Kim Jong-un as North Korean leader' [tr]

    10/07/2016 10:34:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Franki Cookey
    Chinese policy-makers are in talks about how to remove Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea as new satellite images reveal preparations are underway for a sixth nuclear test. They are also discussing supporting surgical strikes on the rogue state, said the China initiative director of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. According to the Korea Times, Professor Zhe Sun told a security forum in Washington that the Chinese were debating how best to deal with the North Korean leader. 'Some Chinese scholars and policy makers began to talk about supporting "surgical strikes" and "decapitation" by the U.S....
  • North Korean Soldier Defects to South Korea

    09/29/2016 9:23:57 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 19 replies
    ElVocero.com (Spanish) ^ | September 29, 2016 | AP
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea - A North Korean soldier crossed the border that separates the country from one of its major rivals, South Korea, to defect, the South Korean Army announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The military authorities are now investigating the North Korean soldier who defected by crossing the central-eastern zone of the military demarcation line located inside the 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) wide Demilitarized Zone that separates the two countries, the South Korea Defense High Command said.</p>
  • Check Out North Korea’s Light Machine Gun: ‘Light,’ my ass;the Type 73 is heavy and complicated

    09/28/2016 7:40:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 28, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Physically, North Korea’s Type 73 light machine gun resembles both the British Bren and the Russian PKM. The gas-operated, 7.62-by-54R-chambered Type 73 boats a cyclic rate of 600 to 700 rounds per minute and a quick-change barrel system. Weighing 10.6 kilograms unloaded, the Type 73 is heavier than the Russian PKM is.
  • North Korea holds mass rally to celebrate nuclear missile test amid fears Kim Jong-Un [tr]

    09/14/2016 6:26:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 14, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    North Korea has staged a mass rally to celebrate carrying out its fifth nuclear missile test amid fears leader Kim Jong-Un has enough uranium to make 20 similar bombs in the next three months. The epic gathering, in the heart of the secretive nation's capital Pyongyang, featured tens of thousands of civilians and military personnel gazing up at their leaders who were watching on from a balcony. Footage shows the vast crowd started clapping in unison and making bizarre synchronised arm movements as they celebrated North Korea's fifth and largest-ever nuclear test conducted last week. The rally was staged as...
  • 5.1 Earthquake in Gyeongju, followed by 5.8 shock

    09/12/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    arirang.com ^ | 2016-09-12 22:07:30 KST
    Our top story is a historic natural disaster in a country that's not too prone to earthquakes. Magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 tremors jolted Korea's southeastern region. This is the strongest quake to rattle the nation's inland since the country started collecting data in 1978. Our Hwang Ho-jun is in Gyeongju the epicenter of the quake he 's live on the phone with us. Hojun what have we got so far? Daniel. We have so far felt two tremors here in Gyeongju. The initial 5.1 foreshock was detected at 7:44 p.m., to be followed by a very strong earthquake measuring 5.8...
  • South Korea threatens to reduce Pyongyang to 'ashes'

    09/11/2016 3:33:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | September 11, 2016 | Richard Connor
    The Seoul government has developed a plan to obliterate the North Korean capital, according to a media report. South Korea said it would destroy all parts of the city should there be an impending nuclear threat. The South Korean Yonhap news agency Sunday said that in the event of a likely attack from the North, Seoul was prepared to use intensive bombing to wipe the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from the map. "Every Pyongyang district, particularly where the North Korean leadership is possibly hidden, will be completely destroyed by ballistic missiles and high-explosive shells as soon as the North shows...
  • North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test, drawing broad condemnation

    09/09/2016 5:56:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain. The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates, and drew condemnation from the United States as well as China, Pyongyang's main ally.
  • (URGENT) Artificial earthquake detected in N. Korea: weather service

    09/08/2016 5:53:38 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 110 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Sept 8, 2016
    (URGENT) Artificial earthquake detected in N. Korea: weather service
  • "It's Bordering Chaos": $14 Billion In Cargo Stranded At Sea, Crews "Go Crazy" On Hanjin Ghost Ships

    09/08/2016 4:45:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-8-16 | Tyler Durden
    But while manufactured cargo can survive indefinitely, crews on ships can not, and as Hanjin ships drift at sea, their crews face increasing uncertainties and diminishing supplies. “We usually have food and water for about two weeks,” said the captain of a Hanjin-operated ship speaking by satellite phone from the South China Sea. But, after 12 days at sea, “everything is getting tight—food, water and fuel,” he said.The captain added that he is rationing water and cutting back air conditioning to save energy. “The heat is driving the crew crazy,” he said. His ship was carrying lubricants and home appliances...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • Kim Jong-un uses an anti-aircraft gun to execute one high-ranking official for SLEEPING [tr]

    08/30/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of two high-ranking officials by anti-aircraft gun over fears that the dictator is preparing another purge against his people. Ri Yong Jin, a senior official at the education ministry, was sentenced to death after he fell asleep in a meeting being addressed by Kim. After accidentally dozing off, Ri was taken into custody and interrogated where security agents found evidence of his disloyalty and disrespect towards Kim.
  • The Inchon landing, 66 years ago next month, was brilliant. But what made it necessary?

    08/20/2016 9:57:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 19, 2016 | Robert Zapesochny
    When back in June 2015 Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he said during his speech, “I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur. I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work.” Since then, Trump has frequently mentioned Douglas MacArthur in his speeches. It is worth discussing his importance in American history, especially as we are approaching the 66th anniversary of Battle of Inchon. While MacArthur’s greatest achievement was the creation of modern Japan, the Inchon landing on September 15,...
  • PyeongChang 2018 issues a global invitation for Olympic volunteers (South Korea)

    08/13/2016 10:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PyeongChang Olympics ^ | July 1, 2016
    PyeongChang 2018 offered people around the world a chance to participate in the next Olympic Winter Games today with the launch of an online volunteer recruitment campaign. Using a new website for applications, the initiative seeks to recruit 22,400 volunteers to assist with a range of tasks in areas that include sport, medical services, media operations, technology and language services. Volunteers will undergo free training and will be offered uniforms, accommodation, meals, insurance and other benefits. Several Korean universities, volunteer organisations and other groups expressed their willingness to support the Games at a news conference a day before the website...