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  • A shadowy group trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un allegedly raided a North Korean embassy...

    03/15/2019 4:42:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 15 at 12:39 PM | John Hudson
    In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, tied up the staff, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled the scene in two luxury vehicles. The group behind the late February operation is known as Cheollima Civil Defense, a secretive dissident organization committed to overthrowing the Kim dynasty, people familiar with the planning and execution of the mission told The Washington Post. The group’s alleged role in the attack has not previously been reported, and officials from the governments of North Korea, the United States and Spain declined to comment on it. The identity of the assailants...
  • NKorea official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

    03/14/2019 11:24:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    ap ^ | 15 Mar 2019 | Eric Talmadge
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country's moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said, noting the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, addressing an urgent meeting Friday of diplomats and foreign media in Pyongyang, including The Associated Press, said the North was deeply disappointed by the failure of the two sides to reach any agreements at the Hanoi summit between Kim and...
  • Zotanamogate

    12/04/2004 9:55:28 AM PST · by theblindhog · 109 replies · 2,656+ views
    While I was heartened to hear that USAF Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, like Army Chaplain (Capt) James Yee before him, had been cleared of charges of espionage and treason, I am nevertheless still deeply disturbed by the lack of media attention given this case. Granted, the allegations made a huge splash when they first surfaced in the fall of 2003, fueled to a white hot frenzy by prosecutorial whisperings of possible death sentences. At that time, the government was happy to have us believe that the tentacled reach of Al Qaeda extended all the way to the ranks of...
  • [N. Korea] Pyongyang also targeted Jong-nam’s son, says WSJ

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

    02/28/2019 7:53:29 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    Various Sources... Japan Times, S Korea Herald, Washington Post, and CNN Cr@p | 28-Feb-2019 | Vanity but sourced
    Japan Times Obama weighed pre-emptive strike against North Korea after fifth nuclear blast and missile tests near Japan in 2016, Woodward book claims Herald of South Korea Obama mulled preemptive attack on N. Korea: book Washington Post It’s certainly unconventional. But is it working? Trump’s North Korea strategy wins over some experts. This article from the Washington Post shows how far up their rear ends the reporters (and editors) are for this paper. Little CNN (or CNN Cr@p) Trump claims (without evidence) Obama nearly launched war with North Korea The above from CNN proves what HORSE MANURE CNN reporting is......
  • Experts: POTUS Trump’s ‘no deal’ summit with Kim Jong-un was a master stroke

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

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

    02/25/2019 4:37:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/19 | Chris White
    Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed.Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group. One of the big tech billionaires responsible for financing a project creating “deepfake” news articles is a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and Democratic donor.  The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a...
  • Infanticide Abortion May Be Only the Beginning: Who else in society may be inconvenient?

    02/04/2019 8:50:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2019 | Brian Joondeph
    Once upon a time, leading Democrats, such as Bill Clinton, wanted abortion to be "safe, legal, and rare." Given the reality of Roe v. Wade and the unlikely prospect of it ever being repealed, this stance on abortion had been the status quo in America for decades. Nevertheless, abortion remains a thorny political and social issue. Democrats, not following the admonition "perfect is the enemy of the good," have doubled down to the point that reversing Roe is not now so far-fetched. Not satisfied with a contentious truce between the pro- and anti-abortion factions in the U.S., the left wants...
  • Forgotten Killer Among the Korean ‘Erased’

    07/15/2018 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 23, 2013 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — He was one of North Korea’s deadliest secret agents. On Oct. 9, 1983, Kang Min-chul and two other North Korean agents bombed the Martyrs’ Museum in Rangoon, Burma, in a plot to kill the South Korean president, who was to have laid a wreath there. The bomb missed its mark — the president’s car had been delayed — but 17 South Koreans, including four cabinet ministers, were killed. For his deed, Mr. Kang was consigned to oblivion. North Korea denied any connection with the attack. In South Korea, where the bombing was declared a North Korean...
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • North Korea Razing Key Missile Test Stand....

    06/07/2018 7:58:09 AM PDT · by caww · 46 replies
    38North ^ | 6/7/2018 | Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
    New commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is razing the missile test stand at the Iha-ri Driver Training and Test Facility north of the city of Kusong in the wake of Kim Jong Un’s April statement announcing a unilateral suspension of ballistic missile and nuclear tests. The stand is the only known facility used for land-based, canister-launched ballistic missile ejection tests critical for developing the solid-propellant Pukguksong-2 (KN-15) medium-range ballistic missile and its follow-on systems. The stand could also have been used for testing larger canister-based ballistic missiles such as the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) displayed during the April...
  • Senate Democrats demand Trump hold the line in North Korea talks

    06/04/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4 Jun 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Senate’s top Democrats insisted in a letter to President Trump on Monday that any deal with North Korea must completely dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs permanently — and that the White House must loop Congress in on its plans before negotiations begin. The minority leader and several ranking Democrats issued a list of conditions in anticipation of the expected June 12 summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, pressing the president to maintain a tough and unsparing stance with the North Korean leader and with his ally China to ensure that the talks achieve the goal of...
  • Why The North Korean Summit Should Stay Cancelled

    05/25/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2018 | The Editors
    It’s not exactly Donald Trump’s Reykjavik, but he has done the right thing by calling off the misconceived summit with Kim Jong-un.The North Koreans have been yanking our chain over the last week or so, presumably trying to establish their leverage and begin a negotiation over the negotiation. They seemed to make some progress, with Trump saying the other day that maybe we could settle for something short of complete, verifiable denuclearization, which is supposed to be our core demand. The president may have tempted the North Koreans into the gamesmanship by occasionally seeming over-eager to take credit for a...
  • North Korea is dismantling its nuclear site, but is it abandoning its arsenal or hiding evidence?

    05/16/2018 12:44:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/16/18 | Josh Smith
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Satellite imagery shows North Korea dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site, but experts say the images can’t reveal whether it is the first step toward full denuclearization, or an attempt to cloak nuclear capabilities from outside observers.
  • Senior North Korean espionage official 'may have fled to Britain after defecting'

    05/04/2018 2:45:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 MAY 2018 | Julian Ryall
    Senior North Korean espionage official 'may have fled to Britain after defecting' By Julian Ryall, tokyo 3 MAY 2018 • 4:51AM North Korea has launched an international manhunt for one of its most senior counter-espionage officers, who disappeared in late February and is believed to have defected, possibly to Britain, according to a media report in South Korea. The official has been identified as a Mr Kang, a colonel in his 50s with the Ministry of State Security and responsible for monitoring dissident and espionage efforts in Russia, China and south-east Asia. He disappeared from the Zhongpu International Hotel in...
  • McCain criticizes Trump over "fire and fury" threat to North Korea (8-8-17)

    04/27/2018 9:31:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Axios ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Shannon Vavra
    hn McCain, typically a supporter of a hawkish foreign policy, told KTAR radio Tuesday that President Trump's threat to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea was a mistake: "I take exception to the President's comments because you gotta be able to do what you say you're gonna do...In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt's saying, which I think is something that should've applied because all it's going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation. I think this is very, very, very serious…The great leaders I've seen don't threaten...
  • CNN Reporter in North Korea Left ‘Speechless’ By Nuclear Announcement: (tr)

    04/20/2018 4:21:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN Reporter in North Korea Left ‘Speechless’ By Nuclear Announcement: ‘Huge Win For President Trump’(full title) In a stunning piece of breaking news on Friday evening, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared that he will suspend all nuclear and missile tests, according to state media. In a statement quoted by South Korean media, the Korean Central News Agency also said a nuclear site where that last six nuclear tests were conducted would be shut down. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said. CNN’s Will Ripley,...
  • North Korea drops demand on US troop withdrawal, South Korea says.........

    04/19/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by caww · 20 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 seeks 'complete denuclearization', says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure

    04/19/2018 7:50:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Joyce Lee, Stephanie Nebehay
    SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang. Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearization, establishing a peace regime and normalisation of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through summits between the North and South, and between the North and the United States. “I don’t think denuclearization has different meanings for South and North Korea. The North is expressing a...