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  • Woman Who Escaped North Korea Says Children 'Dying Without Hope,' Talks of Eating Mice to Survive

    10/20/2017 9:29:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A North Korean refugee whose two younger brothers died of starvation says children and babies are "dying without hope" under Kim Jong Un's regime. Grace Jo, 26, who now studies at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday that the world must stop the North Korean regime and its killing of innocent people, but added that she doesn't want to see a military intervention. "Child, babies and moms are dying without any hope," Jo said. The refugee said that she and her family escaped three times to China, but were captured and sent back...
  • North Korea's bizarre appeal to Australian parliament

    10/20/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The Pyongyang regime is clearly shaken up by President Donald Trump and resorting to clumsy desperation measures.  A letter sent to the "parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia" by the "Foreign Affairs Committee of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly" was revealed by Julie Bishop, Australia's foreign minister, who called it "unprecedented."  The letter came via the North Korean embassy in Jakarta, their closest diplomatic establishment to Australia, and was accompanied by an open letter to parliaments of the world.  These North Korean entities speak for Kim Jong-un. (Full texts below.) Both documents reveal that North Korea has bought into the image...
  • 'Unprecedented' North Korea letter dismissed as a 'rant'

    10/20/2017 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 20, 2017 | By Alan McGuinness
    North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump's threats in an "unprecedented" letter sent to other countries. "If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance," the letter said. "Trump threatened to totally destroy the DPRK ... it is an extreme act of threatening to totally destroy the whole world." The document was published by the Sydney Morning Herald and has been verified by Australia's foreign ministry. Foreign minister Julie Bishop described the missive as...
  • Report: North Korean generals love anti-Trump MSNBC show 'Morning Joe,' watch it daily

    10/19/2017 2:42:05 PM PDT · by nickedknack · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2017 | Katelyn Caralle
    NBC News foreign correspondent Keir Simmons reported Thursday that a North Korean lieutenant colonel he spoke to watches MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and believes President Donald Trump is "mentally ill." Simmons landed a rare interview with the colonel and found out that military officials in North Korea watch "Morning Joe," specifically for reports and discussions about their country, the Hill reported.
  • Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

    10/19/2017 8:47:47 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | October 13, 2017 | Ronald O'Rourke
    The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under the FY2018 budget submission, the number of BMD-capable Aegis ships is scheduled to be 36 at the end of FY2018 and 51 at the end of FY2022. Two Japan-homeported Navy BMD-capable Aegis destroyers included in the above figures—the Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S McCain (DDG-56)—were seriously damaged in collisions with merchant ships in waters off the coasts of Japan and Singapore in June 2017 and August...
  • From terrors of North Korea to US college student: One woman's amazing journey

    10/19/2017 4:16:38 AM PDT · by simpson96
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2017 | Eric Shawn
    When Grace Jo walks along the leafy paths of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, she is indistinguishable from any other American college student. But the 26-year-old's astounding journey took her from the gulags of North Korea's brutal dictatorship - and the very edge of starving to death - to a new, unimaginable life in the United States. "America is the greatest country in the world," Grace told Fox News in advance of a New York City forum being held by the George W. Bush Institute called "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World." The Thursday event focuses on...
  • North Korea Knowns and Unknowns

    10/19/2017 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 19, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No one really knows all that much about North Korea's nuclear or conventional military capability or its strategic agenda. Are its nuclear missiles reliably lethal, are they as long-ranged and accurate as hyped, and are they under secure command and control? Conventional wisdom states that Seoul would be destroyed in minutes by at least 10,000 North Korean artillery and rocket batteries that are now aimed from right across the Demilitarized Zone. Such guns are said to be capable of firing 500,000 rounds within a few minutes. As a result, South Korea and its allies are supposed to be veritable hostages,...
  • (North Korea) N.K. warns U.S. could face 'unimaginable' strike

    10/18/2017 6:34:18 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean agency made a threat Thursday that Pyongyang could stage an "unimaginable" strike on the United States at an unexpected time amid tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. The North's intimidation came as the South Korean and U.S. navies are staging massive joint drills in waters off the Korean Peninsula with the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan being involved.
  • North Korea Is A Chinese Puppet

    10/18/2017 11:35:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    A lot has been said this year about North Korea and their highly eccentric leader. In the western world, government officials and mainstream media talking heads portray Kim Jong-un as a maniac who is one snap decision away from starting a nuclear war. However, the official narrative leaves out a few crucial details. Kim Jong-un is described as things like “crazy” or “unstable.” This creates the illusion that he is unstable enough to put his country in harm’s way with an unprovoked attack on the US. Kim is not as crazy as the media makes him appear, however. He learned...
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un permits racetrack gambling as international sanctions take hold

    10/16/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    North Korean race-goers who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races, as the one-party state searches for new ways to generate hard currency in the wake of tough international sanctions. In recent weeks, North Korea's access to foreign money has been significantly limited by a flurry of international sanctions over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
  • North Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says [until they can strike E. Coast]

    10/16/2017 1:47:52 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2017 | Will Ripley, Zachary Cohen and Richard Roth
    A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.
  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 19 replies
    You Hap News Agency ^ | 10-16-2017 | Staff
    A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source....... Among other assets mobilized are F-15K, FA-18 and A-10 fighter jets, as well as AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and AW-159 Wild Cat naval choppers. The U.S. has also deployed a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) plane to closely monitor the North's ground and naval forces.
  • This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

    10/16/2017 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values. He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 10:03:22 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    SEOUL. Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean and U.S. navies on Monday kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the peninsula amid heightened tensions. The allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea, also known as the West Sea. A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source.
  • US officials check ROC ship with eye on N Korea: report

    10/15/2017 9:02:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | William Hetherington
    US military officials allegedly recently inspected the Republic of China Navy’s fast combat support ship Panshi to evaluate its capacity for battlefield medical support in the event of combat with North Korea, local media reported yesterday. Ministry of National Defense spokesman Major General Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) refused to comment on a report by the Chinese-language Apple Daily when asked for details. The newspaper said a small contingent of US military officials boarded the Panshi to inspect its facilities and make inquiries regarding its capacity for surgical operations. The report cited a military source as saying that if the US were...
  • Trump too tough on Iran, North Korea, [Hillary] Clinton says

    10/15/2017 2:35:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2017
    With his tough talk and hardline stances on Iran and North Korea, President Donald Trump is damaging America’s credibility abroad - and could provoke a nuclear-arms race in East Asia, Hillary Clinton says. Trump's recent threat to decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, "makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands," Clinton said last week. "That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America's word is not good," said Clinton, who spoke in advance of Trump's announcement Friday that he wants Congress and...
  • US Priest Vows to Defy Trump's North Korea Travel Ban to Help People Suffering From Tuberculosis

    10/14/2017 12:30:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/13/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An American Catholic priest who has traveled to North Korea 52 times says he won't stop going to the communist country to treat North Koreans suffering from tuberculosis, deifying the Trump administration's travel ban following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier. Father Jerry Hammond told BBC News in an interview on Thursday that he will attempt to travel to North Korea in November, like Open Doors have called the world's most oppressive country for Christians, though he is aware that the U.S. government could revoke his passport. The priest, who lives in South Korea, explained that he has...
  • John Kerry says Trump is "creating an international crisis" over Iran deal

    10/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday blasted President Trump's decision not to re-certify Iran's compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, accusing Mr. Trump of jumpstarting an "international crisis." "President Trump's decision today is dangerous," Kerry said in a lengthy statement he posted to Twitter. "He's creating an international crisis. It endangers America's national security interests and those of our closest allies. "The president has polluted the negotiating waters and made it easier for legitimate concerns to be distinguished from back-door efforts to kill the deal," Kerry added. "What we've seen today lacks common sense and strategic thinking to...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Policies Are Violent to America and the World

    10/13/2017 3:03:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    The House Democratic Leader explains, "The president is just saying, 'Stop the world.' He wants to get off, because he doesn't know how to deal." What the president is doing, it's violent. His actions are violent. He does violence to what we want to do in health care. He does violence to the national debt by what he is adding to it. He does violence to the world, in terms of nuclear proliferation and the environment and our standing in the world, with his frivolity. What we want him to do is to calm down, get used to the job...
  • What the U.S. is actually getting right on North Korea

    10/13/2017 10:16:23 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | Adam Taylor
    It's tempting to give into doom and gloom when we think of North Korea policy. The rapid advances in Pyongyang's weapons technology, coupled with its provocative propaganda about the supposedly impending devastation of America, are enough to make many lose hope for any solution to the current crisis. President Trump, of course, plays a prominent role in that despair. Trump once offered a relatively optimistic view of how he'd deal with Kim Jong Un, whom he described as a “pretty smart cookie” he would be “honored” to meet. But Trump's sanguine mood about North Korea has apparently vanished. To him,...