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  • A Senior Syrian Journalist Reports Iraq’s WMD Located in Three Syrian Sites

    01/05/2004 9:01:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 657+ views
    Debkafile ^ | January 5, 2004 | Unattributed
    Nizar Najoef, a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “Di Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq’s WMD are kept. The storage places are: 1. Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral part of an underground factory, built by the North Koreans, for producing Syrian Scud missiles. Iraqi chemical weapons and long-range missiles are stored in these tunnels. 2. The village of...
  • China to Obama: America Forced Norks to get Nukes and Must Negotiate a Deal

    09/20/2016 2:25:52 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In an article titled North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama, posted the day after North Korea's most recent nuke test, September 9th, I contended that China would not honor Obama's request to make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes. China has remained a faithful ally of North Korea since the end stage of the Korean Conflict and "sees Obama, not as the representative of the world’s greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment."  NB: I had hoped to publish this article more than a week ago, but my...
  • Greenfield: The Two Clinton Nuclear Bombs

    09/15/2016 7:40:44 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2016
    The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were known as “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.” The world today has two new nuclear bombs. One is named “Fat Bill.” The other is named “Little Hillary.” The “Bill Clinton” bomb is the one getting the most headlines as North Korea continues testing its nuclear weapons. The Communist dictatorship is on its fifth test already and achieved an explosion almost at the level of “Little Boy” which was dropped on Hiroshima. North Korea has let it be known that this test has allowed it to produce standardized nuclear warheads “able to be mounted...
  • Cyber Warfare; should you be worried?

    09/13/2016 8:21:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    What is cyber warfare and why should you care? That question was one that this writer asked himself many times. I thought that it had to do with someone stealing my personal identity. You know, opening a charge account in my name or emptying out my bank account. I, probably like many reading this, paid no attention to it until recently being hit with someone emptying out my bank account. And then, like the proverbial person who closes the gate after all of the horses have escaped, did I try to learn more about it. While there are no easy...
  • North Korea ready for another nuclear test ... deafening 'K-pop' girl band music

    09/12/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 02:57 EST, 12 September 2016 | Julian Robinson
    North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry has claimed - just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test. Officials in Seoul say South Korea's military has been placed on full combat readiness to respond to 'further nuclear tests, ballistic missile launches or land provocation' by the North. It comes as it emerged that the South is planning to 'annoy' its neighbour by blasting loud K-pop girl band music over the border. The army wants to set up a huge block of speakers and a giant...
  • The Two Clinton Nuclear Bombs

    09/12/2016 3:01:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were known as “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”. The world today has two new nuclear bombs. One is named “Fat Bill”. The other is named “Little Hillary.”The “Bill Clinton” bomb is the one getting the most headlines as North Korea continues testing its nuclear weapons. The Communist dictatorship is on its fifth test already and achieved an explosion almost at the level of “Little Boy” which was dropped on Hiroshima.
  • S. Korea unveils plan to raze Pyongyang in case of signs of nuclear attack

    09/11/2016 9:49:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has already developed a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital of Pyongyang through intensive bombing in case the North shows any signs of a nuclear attack, a military source in Seoul said Sunday. "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 any signs of using a nuclear weapon. In other words, the North's capital city will be reduced to ashes and removed from the map," the source said. South Korea's Hyunmoo II...
  • North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama

    09/10/2016 12:47:50 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 10, 2016 | Dan Miller
    On September 9th, North Korea conducted its fifth nuke test, of its most powerful nuke thus far. Can Obama get China to help make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes? Nope. China sees Obama, not as the representative of the world's greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PLVnqdj580 China and North Korea - a very short historyHere's a link to an article I posted on June 25, 2013 about the Korean conflict. To summarize, China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) have a long history of acting together....
  • M5.3 Explosion - 15km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea

    09/08/2016 6:36:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    USGS ^ | 9 Sep 2016
    Possible explosion, located near the location where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this is indeed an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine what type of explosion it may be, whether nuclear or any other possible type
  • (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
  • American student who was declared dead was kidnapped in China, made Kim Jong Un's personal tutor

    09/01/2016 10:49:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1 September 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    A US student who supposedly died in China in 2004 has reportedly turned up alive in North Korea after being kidnapped to serve as Kim Jong Un's personal tutor. David Sneddon of Brigham Young University disappeared in Yunnan Province aged 24, in what Chinese police said was probably a hiking accident. But the reality, according to Choi Sung-yong, head of South Korea's Abductees' Family Union, is that he was kidnapped to be an English tutor to the then-heir to North Korea Yahoo News Japan reported Wednesday.
  • N.Korea reportedly executes vice premier

    08/31/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by chajin · 15 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | August 31, 2016 | NHK World
    South Korea's Unification Ministry says North Korea appears to have executed a vice premier. Ministry spokesperson Jeong Joon-hee said on Wednesday that vice premier Kim Yong Jin, who was in charge of education, allegedly disobeyed the ruling Korean Workers' Party. Other South Korean officials said Kim was investigated for laziness during a session of the Supreme People's Assembly in June. They believe he was killed by firing squad in mid-July. The spokesperson also said another senior North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, has been subjected to "re-education." He is the head of the party's United Front Department handling inter-Korean relations....
  • North Korea’s nuclear arsenal progressing, likely to be within striking range

    08/26/2016 10:29:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | 25 Aug, 2016 | AYAKO MIE
    After what North Korea claimed was the successful test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, Pyongyang is on track to develop the capability to strike targets in the region, including Japan, by 2020, given the speed of its development, according to a website run by a U.S. research institute. The report posted on the website 38 North was compiled by the U.S. Korea Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. North Korea’s official media reported Thursday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of the SLBM and declared it...
  • N Korea 'fires missile from submarine'

    08/23/2016 2:45:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | August 23, 2016
    North Korea fires submarine-based ballistic missile, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version
  • North Korea Threatens to Turn U.S., South Korea into ‘Heap of Ashes’

    08/23/2016 9:06:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    North Korea warned Monday that it would launch a preemptive nuclear attack against the U.S. and South Korea if they showed the “slightest sign of aggression” toward Pyongyang while conducting their annual military drills. The North’s Foreign Ministry said its “first-strike” units are prepared to conduct retaliatory strikes on South Korean and U.S. forces, threatening to turn the two nations into “a heap of ashes.” The 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian command and control drills began Monday with 25,000 American troops and 50,000 South Korean soldiers participating, according to both militaries. Washington and Seoul have insisted that the exercises are defensive...
  • Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

    08/17/2016 10:27:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Josh Thomas, an American amateur brewer who was based in Hong Kong for five years, has tried what he described as an “absolutely insane amount” of Asian beers. He said that Taedonggang is “significantly better” than any other mass-market beer on the continent, chiefly because the best-selling beers of North Korea’s neighbors — Cass and Hite in South Korea, Snow and Tsingtao in China, and Asahi Super Dry and Kirin in Japan — are rice-based, light, and somewhat watered down. But since rice is so scarce in North Korea, brewers there tend to rely more on barley, which makes beer...
  • North Korean diplomat defects

    08/17/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    CNN.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Gul Tuysuz and KJ Kwon
    Seoul (CNN)A senior North Korean diplomat, along with his wife and children, has defected and reached safety in South Korea, making it the highest-level diplomatic defection from the Pyongyang regime in history. Thae Yong Ho, the deputy ambassador of the North Korean embassy in the UK, is under government protection, Jeong Joo-hee, a spokesman for the South Korean Unification Ministry, told reporters Wednesday.
  • North Korea has its first gold medal of Rio Olympics

    08/13/2016 11:04:00 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press
    North Korea has its first gold medal of the Rio Olympics after Rim Jong Sim won the women's 75-kilogram weightlifting class. Rim was utterly dominant, lifting 117 kilograms in the snatch and 153 in the clean and jerk for a total of 274, way ahead of the 258 managed by Belarusian silver medalist Darya Naumava, or 257 for Spain's Lidia Valentin Perez.
  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    07/28/2016 8:43:14 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28 2016 | By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. The United States and South...
  • North Korea Is Sending Mysterious Coded Radio Messages Again

    07/21/2016 7:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Kyle Mizokami - Popular Mechanics
    A North Korean short wave radio station abruptly returned to the airwaves last Friday after a sixteen year absence. The mysterious broadcast has South Korean intelligence agents scrambling to figure out what its message means-and whom the message was intended for. The transmission, which began at approximately 12:45 on Friday, was made by an unnamed female announcer and began with, "From now on, I will give review work for the subject of mathematics under the curriculum of a remote education university for exploration agents of the 27th bureau." The announcer went on to say, "On page 459, question number 35,...
  • North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles – S. Korea military

    07/18/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 18, 2016
    Pyongyang launched three missiles Tuesday morning in the latest in a set of controversial ballistic tests, according to South Korea’s military, which claimed the projectiles had a range of up to 600 kilometers (360 miles). The three missiles were launched from the North’s east coast into the sea at between 5:45am and 6:20am local time. The missiles, presumed to be Scud-types, have enough range to reach all of South Korea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, adding that South Korea's military is keeping a close eye on the developments. #BREAKING North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South...
  • US Sanctions North Korea for Human Rights Violations

    07/06/2016 12:35:57 PM PDT · by milton23 · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Bruce Klingner
    On July 6, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other senior North Korean individuals and organizations for human rights violations. This is the first time that the U.S. has designated North Korean entities for human rights abuses. The administration should be commended for finally acting upon the February 2014 U.N. Commission of Inquiry report which concluded that North Korea’s human rights violations were so widespread and systemic as to constitute “crimes against humanity.” That said, the Obama administration’s action, like its designation last month of North Korea as a primary money-laundering concern, was likely...
  • EU countries employ slave laborers from North Korea, rights group reveals

    07/06/2016 1:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Jul. 6, 2016 1:56 (updated: 2:08) | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labor as “state-sponsored slaves” in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons program, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July). North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week, but up to 90% of their pay is sent back to the hermit state, according to the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK). Most are working in Polish shipyards, construction sites and farms. North Koreans are also employed in leisure and clothing firms in Malta,...
  • Revisiting: "Ambassador" Caroline Kennedy Already Offending Japan

    07/03/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ambassadorships to major countries and trouble spots were typically given out to professional diplomats. You might send a donor with no diplomatic experience off to play ambassador to Gambia or Cyprus, but not to France or China. Obama changed that as he changed so many things, dispatching a ridiculously incompetent donor to serve as ambassador to the UK and after failing to make Caroline Kennedy the senator from New York (after some Schumer sabotage and a New Yorker backlash), Princess Caroline had to settle for being the US ambassador to Japan where she's hard at work demonstrating the diplomatic...
  • Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker

    07/01/2016 1:32:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | June 30, 2016 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Facebook is like North Korea, says ex-Facebooker Technically Incorrect: In his new book, former Facebook product manager Antonio García Martinez says Facebook management got upset if women's skirts were too short. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Many younger types imagine Facebook as a nirvana where you skateboard down corridors, code all night long and wait for the money to start rolling in. Antonio García Martinez thinks it's a little more like North Korea. The former (and fired) Facebook product manager today released a book called "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and...
  • Liberal Media Gets Punked by 4Chan – Petition for Second Brexit Vote was Spammed

    06/26/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Mainstream media outlets in Great Britain and the US were running news Sunday of a stunning petition that shows 2 million people want a new Brexit vote. Over “two million” signed the referendum in less than 24 hours! The BBC, The Mirror, France 24, The Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian… all reported on the bogus petition. But they got punked. The poll was manufactured by 4Chan and Anonymous hackers who loaded up the signatures with fake names from The Vatican, Ghana, North Korea and elsewhere.
  • U.S. fighter jet blueprints stolen in South Korean breach

    06/14/2016 6:37:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    fedscoop ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | Chris Bing
    USAF F-15C fires an AIM-7 Sparrow in 2005. (Wikipedia) A newfound data breach of 160 South Korean firms and government agencies has put unclassified U.S. fighter jet blueprints in the hands of North Korean hackers, government officials in Seoul announced Monday. The attackers — reportedly using an IP address tied to a computer located in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang — targeted network management software, South Korean police said in a press briefing Monday. The police declined to name the hacked software product. The broader hack reportedly went on for about two years before South Korea discovered it in...
  • Clinton: Obama 'Irresponsible & 'Naive' (Were The Words Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Irresponsible?

    07/30/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies · 779+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/2007 | Domenico Montanaro
    In an interview with the Quad City Times Clinton called Obama's answer to whether or not he would meet with leaders who oppose the United States "irreponsible" and naive."
  • Hillary Clinton's slur unearthed to hurt Obama (New McCain ad)

    08/07/2008 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 146+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Democrats' acrimonious primary battle came back to haunt Hillary Clinton yesterday, a day before she sets off on her first solo campaign swing for Barack Obama, with John McCain using footage of her attacking the Democratic candidate in a new campaign ad. The ad, which was released on the internet, features a number of Democratic leaders - including Obama - offering praise for McCain. But only Clinton, who is the closing speaker, goes so far as to take a jab at Obama, in footage culled from one of her primary rallies. The ad surfaced a day before Clinton is...
  • So Much for the Clinton-Obama Ticket

    07/29/2007 3:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,064+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 27, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama “irresponsible and frankly naïve,” Barack Obama fired back that electing Hillary Clinton could mean “continuing with Bush-Cheney policies,” and finally Hillary Clinton asked, “What’s ever happened to the politics of hope?” So went the first full-throttle front-runners’ spat in the Democratic race, and among the many consequences of the earlier-than-expected (and Hillary-instigated) sniping should be the muting of talk of a Clinton-Obama ticket. On paper, such a pairing would be the perfect recipe for a party hungry to win back the White House and too keep it for some time, with the youthful Mr. Obama...
  • Obama slams Clinton's "cowboy" talk on Iran (Obama wants nice talk and APPEASEMENT with Iran)

    05/16/2008 6:51:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 158+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/4/2008 | Patrick Rucker/reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Clinton of saber rattling toward Iran on Sunday and compared her approach to that of unpopular President George W. Bush. "I think it's language that's reflective of George Bush. We have had a foreign policy of bluster and saber rattling," Obama said of Clinton's threat to "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel. "It is important that we use language that sends a signal to the world community that we're shifting from the sort of cowboy diplomacy, or lack of diplomacy, that we've seen out of George Bush," the...
  • McCain Criticizes Obama on Al Qaeda ( Obama replies....Hillary ignored)

    02/27/2008 2:38:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 276+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2008 | JOHN M. BRODER
    Senator John McCain, looking ahead to a possible general-election matchup with Senator Barack Obama, attacked Mr. Obama on Wednesday for what he called a weak and naïve approach to the conflict in Iraq and the effort to combat international terrorism. Seizing on a comment from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Mr. McCain, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, said that Mr. Obama’s plan to rapidly withdraw American troops from Iraq would leave the country in the hands of Al Qaeda and possibly other terrorist groups. In response to a hypothetical question at the debate, Mr. Obama said that although he intended to...
  • Obama criticizes McCain for 'naive' foreign policy

    05/16/2008 9:29:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies · 123+ views
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2008 | MIKE GLOVER
    WATERTOWN, S.D. - (AP) Barack Obama laid into John McCain on Friday for advancing a tough-guy foreign policy that he called "naive and irresponsible," serving notice that he's ready to launch a full-throttle challenge to the Republican presidential contender on international relations in the general election campaign. Lumping McCain together with President Bush, Obama declared: "If they want a debate about protecting the United States of America, that's a debate I'm ready to win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for." He blamed Bush for policies that enhance the strength of terrorist groups such as...
  • Obama Debate Comments Set Off Firestorm (Obama vs. Hillary 2007 Blast from the Past)

    06/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007; 11:12 PM | By TOM RAUM The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush's diplomacy. Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a course, while Obama's supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of refusing to engage with certain adversaries. It triggered a round of competing memos and statements Tuesday between the chief Democratic presidential rivals. Obama's team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton supporters saw...
  • Exclusive: North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs - U.S. official

    06/08/2016 10:34:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 06/08/2016
    North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had "indications" that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover plutonium from spent reactor fuel at Yongbyon, its main nuclear complex. The latest developments suggest North Korea's reclusive regime is working to ensure a steady supply of materials for its drive to build warheads, despite tightened international sanctions after its fourth nuclear test in January....
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • S. Korea should build nuclear-powered submarine: expert

    06/03/2016 6:36:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2016-06-03
    South Korea needs to build a nuclear-powered submarine to better counter North Korea's possible nuclear and missile attacks, an expert at Seoul's state-run think tank said Friday. With the new atomic energy pact reached between South Korea and the United States in 2015, the last restrictions to building a nuclear-powered sub have been removed, claimed Boo Hyeong-wook, a chief research fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). The pact permits Seoul to make low-enriched uranium with U.S. consent that can be used as fuel. "The possession of a nuclear-powered submarine will allow us to better counter North Korea's...
  • Donald Trump has North Korea’s support

    06/01/2016 9:49:31 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/31/2016 | David K. Li
    North Korean state media hailed presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he could make their “Yankee Go Home” dream come true. Trump appears to be a favorite of Pyongyang for his willingness to meet face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and consider a pullout of US forces from the Korean peninsula. “Who knew that the slogan ‘Yankee Go Home’ would come true like this?’ ” government organ DPRK Today opined, according to a translation by the watchdog news site NK News. “The day when the ‘Yankee Go Home’ slogan becomes real would be the day...
  • North Korean state media offers support for ‘wise politician’ Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has faced an unusual amount of criticism from foreign leaders — in large part because of his combative tone and unorthodox policy suggestions. This week, however, he found an unlikely international voice of support — in North Korean state media. State outlet DPRK Today published an editorial Tuesday that called the business mogul a "wise politician" and said he could be good for North Korea. “There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,' ” the author of the article wrote, according to a translation from NK News. “Trump said he will not...
  • South will develop its own type of SLBM: source (S.Korea)

    05/29/2016 10:37:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    KOREA JOONGANG DAILY ^ | May 30,2016 | JEONG YONG-SOO
    The South Korean Military is developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), a high-ranking military official said. “On the 3,000-ton Jangbogo-III submarine, which is currently under production, we are installing a vertical launching pad,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. SLBMs are fired undersea and are therefore difficult to detect by radar. He added, “The installation of a vertical launching pad indicates that the SLBM is already under development.” The official also went on to say that the SLBM is being developed under the aegis of the Agency of Defense Development and is expected to be completed by...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars

    05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born. But they’re speaking perfect North Korean and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their hearts. Oh, and the younger one, James, is a captain in the North Korean army. They’re the Pyongyang-born sons of James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war. And...
  • North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies

    05/20/2016 8:09:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:35 PM EDT | Kim Tong-Hyung
    A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country’s state media said Saturday. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said Kang Sok Ju, a “trustworthy revolutionary comrade” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and an “excellent son” of the country’s ruling party, died of esophageal cancer Friday afternoon at the age of 76. …
  • The Iran Scam Continues

    01/24/2014 9:06:19 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Neither the November 24th P5+1 "deal" nor the White House summary of the subsequent agreement to continue the process deals effectively with Iran's efforts to have nuclear weapons. NOTE: I tried to address much of what follows when writing earlier about the Iran Scam and have difficulty understanding why there is very little public or even official interest in the problems the deal raises. Please let me to elaborate here a bit more on why the P5+1 "deal" is a scam, why it matters and to offer some hypotheses about the lack of interest.The text of the English language version of...
  • The next US Secretary of State?

    03/31/2016 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Say it isn't so. Could this actually be the next US Secretary of State (Hat Tip: Barak Ravid)? Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism. "The meeting reflected the mutual wish to...
  • Photo of North Korean Restaurant Defectors Published

    05/14/2016 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo (English Edition) ^ | May 13, 2016 09:58 KST | Staff Report
    CNN on Thursday released a group photo of the staff of a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China who made headlines by defecting en masse to South Korea last month. Family members of three of the workers who defected made the photo public on Wednesday, apparently under pressure from North Korean propaganda authorities. "I curse and condemn the South Korean puppet forces who allured and abducted our daughters," one of them said. "When I think of that I lie awake frightened and cannot sleep... Those South Korean puppet criminals, I want to tear them to pieces!" Intelligence authorities here declined...
  • Starting to get a little worried...

    05/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    DPRK news svc ^ | 05.13.2016 | Twitter
    Might agree with a few of their tweets.
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight America’s commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • As North Korea’s Nuclear Program Advances, U.S. Strategy Is Tested

    05/06/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — After years of trying to separate fact from propaganda about North Korea’s nuclear program, American and South Korean intelligence officials say they have concluded that the country can now mount a small nuclear warhead on short- and medium-range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. The United States and its allies have sought for nearly a decade to prevent the North from gaining such capabilities, ever since it detonated its first atomic device a decade ago. Their failure is likely to raise new questions about the effectiveness of the policy toward North Korea,...
  • GAO Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack

    05/04/2016 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have taken actions to prepare against an EMP attack, they “have not established a coordinated approach to identifying...