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  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    04/16/2014 8:48:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 16, 2014
    LONDON (AP) -- North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
  • London hairdresser visited by North Korean agents

    04/15/2014 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:56PM BST 15 Apr 2014 | Alice Philipson
    A London hairdresser, who used a photo of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a “bad hair day”, was visited by embassy officials who demanded its removal because it was "disrespectful" to their supreme leader. Mo Nabbach, the manager of M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, had to call in police after the two North Korean agents took photographs of his shop window and made notes. Beneath a picture of Kim Jong-un, the advert said: “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April. Tuesday–Thursday.” The diplomats, who are based at the...
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • UN food program inflated amount of oversight ... North Korea

    04/12/2014 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014 | George Russell
    The United Nations’ World Food Program failed to carry out sufficient inspections of food distribution sites in North Korea to ensure that supplies went to the country’s suffering people rather than the dictatorial communist regime, according to the U.N. agency’s own internal watchdog. ... Moreover, even WFP’s knowledge of what aid supplies it has received from abroad are based on the say-so of a regime-run company that the watchdog says may be lying about the amount of work it does, overcharging the U.N. for the work—and in any case is doing it without a contract, which keeps the relationship legally...
  • North Korea 'is capable of striking U.S. with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack'

    04/10/2014 1:38:23 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 65 replies
    North Korea has the capability to deliver on its threats to carry out a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States, it has been claimed. Dr Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, has reportedly seen a long-suppressed government report that concludes North Korea is capable of using an Unha-3 rocket to carry out an attack on the U.S.. He says the U.S. would be particularly vulnerable to such an attack, as any rocket from North Korea is likely to travel over the South Pole and approach from the south - something...
  • DHS study: North Korea capable of EMP attack on U.S.

    04/10/2014 4:00:16 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – A long-suppressed report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department concludes that North Korea could deliver on its threats to destroy the United States with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack. The report remains blocked from release to the American public. However, a copy obtained by Peter Vincent Pry from sources within DHS finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack the U.S. from the south. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#vd4I5JDwebgQHTta.99
  • North Korea 'Executes Official With Flamethrower'

    04/09/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/09/2014 | By Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – Has Pyongyang started incinerating enemies of the state? At least 11 high-ranking officials in North Korea have been imprisoned or executed as part of another round of purges following the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, including a security chief who was burned alive with a flamethrower, according to an unconfirmed report in the South Korean press. A third purge of supporters of Jang Song Thaek will follow this second one, a source tells Chosun Ilbo. The source claims the security chief was singled out for the horrific method of execution because he had turned the country's Ministry...
  • ..Kim Jong-un has 'enemy of the state' executed by FLAMETHROWER in latest round of brutality

    04/08/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | John Hall
    A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un branded him an 'enemy of the state', it has been claimed. O Sang-hon is said to have been brutally killed for his close ties to the communist leader's uncle Jang Song-taek, who was himself publicly tried and executed in December after being found guilty of corruption and 'counter revolutionary' activities. Mr O is thought to be the latest of 11 senior Workers Party figures to have been executed this year over their links to Mr Jang, with South Korean media reporting that Kim Jong-un has plans...
  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N. Korea

    04/06/2014 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea. “I think we’re seeing some clear evidence of a lack of respect and intimidation and coercion in Europe today with what the Russians...
  • 2017? US to Deploy Destroyers in Japan to check N Korean Aggression

    04/06/2014 9:08:20 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Winters
    In swift reaction to North Korea's most recent flouting of international law, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today from Japan that the U.S. will deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection in the region. The response comes in wake of Pyongyang's repeated provocations, including recently test-firing two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit. The move is meant to send a strong signal, not only to Kim Jong-Un, but Russian leader Vladamir Putin as well. Hagel, in Japan to meet...
  • U.S. Response to Crimea Worries Japan’s Leaders

    04/05/2014 11:02:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 4/5/2014 | HELENE COOPER and MARTIN FACKLER
    TOKYO — When President Bill Clinton signed a 1994 agreement promising to “respect” the territorial integrity of Ukraine if it gave up its nuclear weapons, there was little thought then of how that obscure diplomatic pact — called the Budapest Memorandum — might affect the long-running defense partnership between the United States and Japan. But now, as American officials have distanced themselves from the Budapest Memorandum in light of Russia’s takeover of Crimea, calling promises made in Budapest “nonbinding,” the United States is being forced at the same time to make reassurances in Asia. Japanese officials, a senior American military...
  • Japan to intercept any North Korea missile deemed a threat

    04/05/2014 8:39:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/05/2014 | Nobuhiro Kubo
    Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea's army, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Following the order, meant "to prepare for any additional missile launches," a destroyer was dispatched to the Sea of Japan and will fire if North Korea launches a missile that Tokyo deems in danger of striking...
  • Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

    04/04/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4 | No Attribution
    Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.
  • Mongolian-flagged cargo ship with North Korean crew sinks off South Korea

    04/03/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    (Reuters) - A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew members has sunk off the southern coast of South Korea, a South Korean coast guard official said on Friday.
  • North Korea Appears to Ape NASA with Space Agency Logo

    04/03/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2014 | Peter Walker
    North Korea appears to ape Nasa with space agency logo Design looks remarkably similar to that of US space agency, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power". However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot...
  • North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

    04/03/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 21 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Fox News
    <p>A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.</p> <p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending executions Tuesday, citing a source who said that North Korea's State Security Department had conducted a sweep to root out Jang's remaining supporters in the government. Under Pyongyang's brutal "guilty blood" system of criminal sentencing, the Chosun Ilbo's source told the paper that up to 1,000 more people, all family members of the condemned, could be sent to North Korea's infamous prison camps.</p>
  • North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border, Seoul says

    03/30/2014 10:20:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-31-2014 | FoxNews.com
    South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier, Seoul officials told the Associated Press. No shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations, an official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. He provided no other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules. There were no immediately reports of any injuries. However, residents of a South Korean island near the border said that they had been moved...
  • Residents of South Korean Border Town Taken To Shelter

    03/30/2014 9:31:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    Residents of a south Korean Border Town have taken shelter after the North began firing on them.
  • N. Korea: N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source

    03/30/2014 4:47:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2014-03-30
    N.K. leader's sister serving as chief of staff: source Published : 2014-03-30 15:12 Updated : 2014-03-30 15:14 (Yonhap) The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assisting her brother as his chief of staff since last year, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Sunday. Kim Yo-jung, 27, was appointed chief secretary of the ruling Workers' Party in the first half of last year, a post equivalent to South Korea's presidential chief of staff, the source said, asking that he not be identified. The chief secretary does not take part in policy decisions but is in...
  • Cuba-North Korea Arms Smuggling

    03/28/2014 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 2 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 3/28/2014 | Humberto Fontoiva
    Council on Foreign Relations Caught Lying about Cuba-North Korea Arms Smuggling Posted By Humberto Fontova On March 28, 2014 @ 12:04 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Back in July a North Korean ship trying to sneak military contraband through the Panama Canal after leaving Havana was stopped by Panamanian authorities on a tip it was carrying illegal drugs. Instead the ship, named the Chon-Chon Gang, was found to be crammed with missiles, MIGS and mucho military contraband from terror-sponsoring Cuba en route to North Korea. Nuke-rattling North Korea, by the way, has been under a UN arms embargo...
  • North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet

    03/26/2014 12:55:01 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 2 hours ago | Associated Press By JUNG-YOON CHOI and FOSTER KLUG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat. The launch of the Rodong missiles — for the first time since 2009 — violates U.N. Security Council resolutions and marks a big escalation from a series of shorter-range rocket launches the North has staged in recent weeks to protest ongoing annual military drills by the U.S. and South Korea that Pyongyang claims are invasion preparation. The missiles...
  • Council on Foreign Relations Caught Lying About Cuba-North Korea Arms Smuggling

    03/22/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Back in July a North Korean ship trying to sneak military contraband through the Panama Canal after leaving Havana was stopped on a tip by Panamanian authorities. Well, wha-da-ya know?! The ship, named the Chon-Chon Gang, was found to be crammed with missiles and mucho military contraband from terror-sponsoring Cuba. Nuke-rattling North Korea has been under a UN arms embargo since 2006, by the way. At first, Cuban terror-sponsoring dictator Raul Castro tried threatening the Panamanian authorities behind the scenes to keep the issue mum, or at least parrot their version of the scam. But Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli scoffed...
  • Exclusive: The mysterious journey of the Libya oil tanker

    03/20/2014 5:28:40 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:23am EDT | Ulf Laessing, Jonathan Saul, Steve Stecklow, Lin Noueihed and David Sheppard
    (Reuters) - What began late last year as a routine new assignment for Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig ended in a dramatic night-time rescue as U.S. special forces seized the ship his family said he was forced to operate by Libyan rebels. ... Baig's family say the captain received direct orders from Saud Al Anazi, the head of ZAD Group, to stop near a rebel-held eastern Libyan port. Here, according to Baig's family and Libyan officials, armed men boarded and loaded the ship with oil. ... ZAD's Anazi denied involvement in any plan to help the rebels sell oil....
  • Seavey/Perry: Rise of a Podcast

    03/20/2014 7:45:49 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 20, 2014 | Gerard Perry and Todd Seavey
    In which we discuss Zack Snyder’s latest, liberal interpretation of the second Persian invasion of Greece, the pre-Islamic cultural history of Persia, Dear Reader, Michael Malice’s unauthorized autobiography of Kim Jong-il, the fickle nature of social media, and, naturally, comic books! Enjoy.
  • SEALS "liberate" tanker: more than meets the eye?

    03/18/2014 5:21:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/18/14 | Steve Berman
    A platoon from SEAL team 2 boarded and retook a pirated oil tanker in the Mediterranean. Fox News reports this matter-of-factly, and even brought in former SEAL Chad Williams to explain it. Maybe I am living in a media-amped Jack Bauer kind of fog, but I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye.
  • U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from provocative actions

    03/16/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/14 | Arshad Mohammed - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions following reports Pyongyang had fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula.
  • Ousted Libyan PM flees country after tanker escapes rebel-held port

    03/12/2014 8:43:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2014 | Ulf Laessing
    Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan has fled to Europe after parliament voted him out of office on Tuesday over his failure to stop rebels exporting oil independently in a brazen challenge to the nation's fragile unity. Zeidan was in Malta for two hours late on Tuesday on a short stop before going to "another European country", Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told state-owned television TVM. Government sources in Malta said he had left via a private plane bound for Germany, but the German authorities could not confirm he had arrived. The standoff over control of oil exports runs across dangerous...
  • Libyan parliament sacks prime minister after rebels export oil

    03/11/2014 10:17:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2014 | Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli
    TRIPOLI/ES SIDER, Libya, March 11 (Reuters) - Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after a tanker loaded with oil from a rebel-held port escaped the navy, officials said. Zeidan, a liberal weakened for months by infighting with Islamists, will be temporarily replaced by Defence Minister Abdallah al-Thinni, parliament spokesman Omar Hmeidan told reporters. The news deepens the turmoil in the North African country, a member of the OPEC oil producer group, where the government has struggled to impose order and rein in militias that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now defy state...
  • Dennis Rodman: People Will 'Kiss My *$$' When North Korea Democratizes

    03/10/2014 10:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | March 10, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Dennis Rodman is patiently waiting for the moment when the West credits him for single-handedly opening up North Korea to the rest of the world. The former basketball star and failed vigilante-diplomat told ESPN's Mark Schwarz that he "hated" America's reaction to his trip to the country, but apologized "if I put anybody in harm's way." Rodman, who returned from the limelight after a hiatus and trip to rehab, told Schwarz that he had high hopes for North Korea. "It's so intriguing to hear him talk about sports," Rodman told Schwarz of the nation's dictator, Kim Jong-Un, the foremost violator...
  • Libya halts North Korean-flagged tanker loaded with rebel oil

    03/10/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    AFP/Google ^ | 3/10/2014 | Unattributed
    Benghazi — Libyan authorities stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker as it left a rebel-held port on Monday with an "illegal" shipment of crude, a military source said. Former rebels calling for autonomy for eastern Libya have been blockading the port of Al-Sidra and other key export terminals in the region since July last year. On Saturday, they began loading crude onto the North Korean-flagged Morning Glory which docked in Al-Sidra. On Monday, the navy intercepted the ship as it left the terminal with orders to escort it "towards a port controlled by the state," a military source told AFP on...
  • Kim Jong-Un Orders Massacre of 33 Christians

    03/10/2014 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    Posted By Rick Moran On March 9, 2014 @ 1:06 pm In Politics | 34 Comments They’re being charged with attempting to overthrow the regime, but their real crime is that they were working with jailed South Korean Christian missionary Kim Jung-wook to set up 500 underground churches in North Korea.They are not being “executed.” Using that word would lend some legality and moral framework to Kim’s action. This is nothing less than a massacre of innocent human beings — a slaughter that should raise an outcry in every civilized nation of the world.The Daily Mail reports: Thirty-three North Koreans...
  • Kim Jong-Un In Unanimous Vote Win (Wins Seat In NK Parliament With 100% Of The Vote)

    03/10/2014 3:12:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/10/2014 | BBC News
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say. Mr Kim's 100% approval from his Mount Paektu constituency reflects the "absolute support" of people in the country, KCNA news agency says. The elections for the Supreme People's Assembly on Sunday had just one name on the ballot for each district. It was the first time such a poll had been held since Mr Kim assumed power.
  • Libya threatens to bomb North Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port

    03/09/2014 1:34:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/8/2014 | Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum
    Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. The rebels, who have seized three major Libyan ports since August to press their demands for more autonomy, warned Tripoli against staging an attack to halt the oil sale after the tanker docked at Es Sider terminal, one of the country's biggest. The vessel started loading crude late at night, oil officials said. The oil dispute is just one facet of the deepening turmoil in the North African...
  • China draws 'red line' on North Korea, says won't allow war on peninsula

    03/08/2014 5:40:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    China draws 'red line' on North Korea, says won't allow war on peninsula 5:16am EST BEIJING (Reuters) - China declared a "red line" on North Korea on Saturday, saying that China will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that peace can only come through denuclearization. China is North Korea's most important diplomatic and economic supporter, though Beijing's patience with Pyongyang has been severely tested following three nuclear tests and numerous bouts of saber rattling, including missile launches. "The Korean peninsula is right on China's doorstep. We have a red line, that is, we will not allow...
  • North Korean Tyrant Kim Jong-Un to Execute 33 Christians

    03/05/2014 9:15:55 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, has called for the execution of 33 people for reportedly working as accomplices to South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook....
  • Pentagon: North Korea Develops Unmanned Strike Aircraft From Stolen U.S. Target Drone

    03/05/2014 5:38:02 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5 March 2014 | Bill Gertz
    North Korea has deployed an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle capable of attacking ground targets based on stolen U.S. target drones, the Pentagon revealed in a report to Congress. Images of the North Korean drone in flight were shown as part of a March 2013 military drill, the Pentagon report said. “The drone appeared to be a North Korean copy of a Raytheon MQM-107 Streaker target drone,” the report said. “North Korean press coverage of the event described the UAV as being capable of precision strikes by crashing into the target.”
  • Kim Jong-Un 'orders 33 people to be executed' because they made contact with Christian missionary

    03/05/2014 3:21:36 PM PST · by mojito · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/5/2014 | Mark Shapland
    Thirty-three North Koreans face execution after being charged with attempting to overthrow the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. The Koreans have landed themselves in hot water after it emerged they had worked with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook and received money to set up 500 underground churches. It is understood they will be put to death in a cell at the State Security Department. Experts believe the North Koreans are being punished more harshly than usual as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un combats a wave of dissatisfaction at the regime's isolationist "juche" doctrine. Missionary Kim Jung-wook was arrested and...
  • N.Korea Fires Multiple Launch Rockets

    03/04/2014 12:09:03 PM PST · by Parmenio · 40 replies
    NHK World ^ | March 4, 2014 | NA
    North Korea fired several rockets into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. The South Korean Defense Ministry on Tuesday said a total of 7 rocket-propelled projectiles were fired at 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM local time from near the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea. The ministry said the 4 rockets fired in the afternoon are believed to be a new model of multiple-launch rocket. It also said those rockets landed in the Sea of Japan after traveling about 150 kilometers. A spokesperson for the South Korean Defense Ministry strongly denounced the launches, calling them a threat against the...
  • Inside The Mind Of A Mad Man (The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Kim Jong-il)

    03/04/2014 6:47:34 AM PST · by OddLane · 13 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 4, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    One of the most common critiques of contemporary American society, and Western culture more broadly, is its purported enthrallment to the opiate of celebrity. The notion that ordinary Americans are so dumbfounded by popular entertainment that they can’t understand linear, logical thought, let alone come up with workable solutions to complex problems which require such understanding, is not new. The late Neil Postman wrote an entire book exploring the damage wrought by modern communication techniques-namely, television and advertising-to the process of information-gathering, and by extension, rational argument and inquiry. However, even Henry David Thoreau-who lived before radio had attenuated the...
  • Someone please show this photo of North Korea to Dennis Rodman (not that he'll understand it)

    03/02/2014 10:32:00 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a photo recently taken by NASA and it's amazing. They are LITERALLY living in the Dark Ages.If you didn't know any better you would think South Korea was actually an island.
  • Ukraine, Syria, Iran -- America isn't leading from behind, it's being left behind

    03/01/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | K T McFarland
    Russia, flush with new-found wealth from oil exports, expands its military reach and political influence abroad. A war-weary America slashes defense spending and retreats from the world. The president embarks on a massive government-subsidized program to develop alternative energy to replace fossil fuels. Pundits cluck about America in retreat, and point to the rise of an Asian economic superpower. That’s the world circa 1976, but it sounds like quotes ripped from today’s headlines. History has a way of repeating itself, or to quote the great Yogi Bera, it’s déjŕ vu all over again. The Obama administration is looking a lot...
  • Where is Our Shame?

    02/27/2014 6:07:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    CLIVE CROOK, who for many years was a senior editor at The Economist, wrote the other day that he used to think his finest moment at the magazine was in June 2000, when he approved what became one of the most memorable covers in the publication's history — a photo of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Il, "looking wonderfully absurd" as he waved stiffly to an audience. The headline above the picture: "Greetings, earthlings."
  • Far Fewer Americans Now Say Iran Is No. 1 U.S. Enemy

    02/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy today as did two years ago. As a result, China now edges out Iran and North Korea atop the list. After the top three countries, 9% of Americans mention Russia, 7% name Iraq, 5% Afghanistan, and 3% Syria. Gallup first asked this open-ended question in 2001, and opinions have shifted over that time. In the 2001 survey—10 years after the Persian Gulf War but before the 2003 Iraq war began—Americans named Iraq as the greatest U.S. enemy by a large margin. …
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un forced mothers to drown newborn babies: U.N. report

    02/21/2014 5:53:10 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/21/2014 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    North Korea forces women to undergo abortions and young mothers to drown their newborn babies, and has starved and executed hundreds of thousands of detainees at secret prison camps — atrocities that the chairman of a U.N. panel that documented the abuses compares to those of Nazi Germany. The report documents crimes against humanity, including “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.” According to witness accounts, North Korean...
  • North Korea Shock: Newborn Infants Are Murdered While Mothers Forced to Watch

    02/20/2014 4:50:19 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rachael Denhollander
    Pyongyang, North Korea (LiveActionNews) — Yesterday’s United Nations Report on the human rights abuses in North Korea unveiled a level of depravity and cruelty unparalleled in modern society. The 36 page initial report and 372 page report of detailed findings also revealed the systematic murder and persecution of society’s most vulnerable – the unborn and the handicapped.It is no secret that eugenics has been a core goal for many history’s most brutal dictatorships, and North Korea is no exception. So deep is the desire to eradicate any impurity from the population that no one with a handicap or disability is...
  • Further reflections on the situation in Venezuela

    02/19/2014 12:10:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    There are fewer things there to like now than a decade or more before, but even now there are some. The past several days in Venezuela, marginally covered by the "legitimate" media in the United States, were highly disturbing. My wife, Jeanie, and I retain pleasant memories from when we were there off and on between 1996 and 2001, frequently for months at a time.ThenIn general Venezuela was prosperous, food (most of it locally grown or raised) and other necessities were plentiful as well as inexpensive and, with rare exceptions, the people we met seemed happy. Caracas, for a large city, was...
  • Nicholas Eberstadt: Time for the 'Never Agains' on North Korea

    02/19/2014 12:31:52 PM PST · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/18/2014 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    In the past there were excuses for those inclined to ignore or deny the horrors the Democratic People's Republic of Korea routinely visits upon its subjects. Defectors have an ax to grind, we were told. American intelligence is making up stories, and Pyongyang's foreign enemies stand to profit from these tales. There is nowhere for North Korea's apologists to hide now. The 200,000-word, nearly 400-page report released Monday by the "commission of inquiry" for the United Nations Human Rights Council, led by the Australian jurist Michael Kirby, in effect presents the world with the black book on North Korean communism....
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Forces Women to Drown Their Babies, Have Abortions

    02/18/2014 7:12:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/17/14 | Pat Buckley
    The Washington Times reports today February 17th that a new U.N. Report, on North Korea, alleges that the Kim Jong-un regime has been guilty of crimes against humanity including forcing women to abort their babies or killing them after birth.
  • 'Abundant evidence' of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel says

    02/17/2014 4:25:26 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Feb 2014 | Michael Pearson and Jason Hanna
    (CNN) -- A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest of North Koreans reveal a portrait of a brutal state "that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world," a United Nations panel reported Monday. North Korean leaders employ murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence, mass starvation and other abuses as tools to prop up the state and terrorize "the population into submission," the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea said in its report. The commission traced the abuses directly to the highest levels of the North Korean government while...
  • Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space

    02/17/2014 9:16:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Mail Online ^ | February 5,2014
    Title Forget the Internet - soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space An ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to launch hundreds of miniature satellites into low Earth orbit by June 2015 Each satellite will broadcast the Internet to phones and computers giving billions of people across the globe free online access Citizens of countries like China and North Korea that have censored online activity could be given free and unrestricted cyberspace 'There's really nothing that is technically impossible to this' Known as Outernet, MDIF plans to...