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  • Iran To Import North Korean missiles In 25-Year Military Deal With China

    10/22/2020 7:13:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 10/22/2020 | Simon Watkins
    Following the end on the 18th of October of the 13-year United Nations’ embargo on Iran buying or selling weapons, the roll-out of the military component of the 25-year deal between China and Iran will begin in November, as exclusively revealed by Oil After a series of meetings in China on the 9th and 10th of October between Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, and his China counterpart, Wang Yi, this military component may now also feature the deployment in Iran of North Korean weaponry and technology, in exchange for oil, according to sources very close to the Iranian government...
  • What's the Angle? Kim Jong-un Cries as He Apologizes to N. Koreans for Poor Living Standards

    10/13/2020 7:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/12/2020 | Rick Moran
    In an unprecedented emotional speech to the North Korean people, Kim Jong-un wept and apologized for failing to raise the nation’s standard of living. Just minutes before, Kim was seen grinning like a schoolboy in his first visit to a strip club as he reviewed a massive military parade that featured huge new ICBMs. Kim has been full of surprises recently, and this appears to be another calculated move to buttress his “man of the people” cred. But that’s not going to put food in people’s bellies after a summer of crop failures and natural disasters that have made feeding...
  • ‘I have failed' - Kim Jong Un shows tearful side in confronting North Korea's hardships

    10/12/2020 5:11:11 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2020 | Josh Smith
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his "man of the people" persona to tackle his country's deepening crises. Though the young leader has consolidated his rule over the isolated nation with ruthless purges, North Korea watchers say he has also sought to portray himself as a more traditional political leader than his eccentric father, Kim Jong Il.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 10/11/2020

    10/11/2020 6:26:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A reporter for Australia's ABC met two of the men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Journalist David Lipson suggests that the brothers Michael and William Null were more pretenders than the "real deal"..... A private security guard for a Denver TV station arrested after he shot and killed a conservative protester who sprayed him with mace following a verbal altercation..... Sweeping arrests in Portland late Sautrday night during a protest near a police precinct.... Also in Portland this weekend Patriot Prayer supporters removing a statue erected by anti-police violence protesters...... A federal appeals court...
  • UN chief: World is living in ‘shadow of nuclear catastrophe’ [defund]

    10/02/2020 9:52:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | October 2, 2020 | Edith M. Lederer
    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Friday that the world is living “in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe,” fueled by growing distrust and tensions between the nuclear powers. […] As examples, Guterres has expressed deep concern at the escalating disputes between the Trump administration and China. Relations between the U.S. and Russia are at a low point. Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan are feuding over Kashmir, and India just had a border skirmish with China. And North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons. […] Guterres also pointed to the only treaty constraining the size of the world’s largest nuclear arsenals — the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/25/2020 Newsdump Friday

    09/25/2020 9:59:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arrests made during an outdoor worship service in Moscow....Idaho Wednesday evening. Coronavirus regulations cited regarding wearing of masks-muzzles and social distancing..... New York City authorities threatening a crackdown on Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods..... Coronavirus restrictions tightened and expanded in the north-west of England..... Two people stabbed in Paris today near the former offices of the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine. Those offices the site of a terrorist attack in 2015 when a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed was published...... The Proud Boys intend to go forward with their rally in Portland tomorrow......Late today Oregon Governor Kate Brown proclaiming a state of emergency.....Also Portland...
  • Kim Jong Un apologizes in letter to Seoul for shooting of South Korean official

    09/25/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/25/2020 | Jake Kwon
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologized for the death of a South Korean government worker who was shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing a maritime border between the two countries. In a letter sent to South Korea's Blue House Friday morning, North Korea said units responded to a call that an unidentified male was found floating on an object in the sea. The letter claims about 10 rounds were fired at the man after he did not comply with a soldier's demand to identify himself and subsequent warning shots. North Korea says only a pool of...
  • North Korean troops killed missing South Korean official, burned body, Seoul says

    09/24/2020 2:39:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23 | Josh Smith, Hyonhee Shin 4 MIN READ
    North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea’s military said on Thursday. South Korea’s military said evidence suggested the man was attempting to defect to the North when he was reported missing from a fisheries boat on Monday about 10 km (6 miles) south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a disputed demarcation of military control that acts as the de facto maritime boundary between the two Koreas....
  • North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime

    09/03/2020 10:41:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies ^ | 9/3/20 | By Ebony Bowden
    North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park did not know of the concepts of love or friendship. Everyone was a “comrade” and feelings of adoration were reserved for the rogue regime’s supreme leader alone. Her parents never told her they loved her. It was part of everyday life to see people dying of starvation on the streets and with no electricity, Park’s life was ensconced in total darkness and freezing cold. Park is just one of several hundred North Korean defectors who have escaped to the United States after she and...
  • “Shoot On Sight” Orders At The North Korean Border With China

    09/01/2020 11:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s what we know for sure about the current state of health of the tiny tyrant of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. He’s either perfectly fine, suffering from complications of a botched heart operation, in a coma, or dead. At the moment you can think of him as Schrodinger’s Dictator. But regardless of who is actually in charge in the hermit kingdom currently, somebody is issuing some significantly aggressive and adversarial orders this week. The Daily Mail reports that North Korean soldiers have been ordered to “shoot on sight” anyone seen within a half-mile of the country’s border with China....
  • Kim Yo Jong could be even worse for North Korea than Kim Jong Un, experts say

    08/24/2020 2:00:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 24, 2020 | Bruce Golding
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister could be the Hermit Kingdom’s most brutal leader if she succeeds him, experts told The Post on Monday. Kim Yo Jong, 32, appeared poised to take the reins of power amid a claim that her older brother has been in a coma for months and his recent public appearances have been staged. “I haven’t seen any evidence, any indication of how she might rule, but my speculation — given the reputation and history of the family — is that she would rule with an iron fist,” retired US Army Col. David Maxwell said.
  • Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control

    08/23/2020 4:23:57 PM PDT · by AU72 · 207 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 23, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma, a former South Korean official is claiming on the heels of reports that the northern leader has ceded over some of his power to his younger sister. Chang Song-min, a former aide to late-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, has alleged that the Hermit Kindom’s honcho has become seriously ill amid speculation about his limited public appearances this year, the Mirror reported. “I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” he told South Korean media. The former aide added that the leader’s younger sister,...
  • Japan Rethinking How to Counter Chinese, North Korean Missile Threats

    08/20/2020 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 20 replies
    U. S. Naval institute ^ | August 19, 2020 8:53 PM | John Grady
    Japan is looking at offensive counter-strike as one way of deterring China’s and North Korea’s expanding missile threats, as Tokyo re-examines its future defense needs after backing away from building two Aegis Ashore sites, an author of a recent report on emerging defense technologies said Wednesday. Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, a visiting professor at Pusan National University, said that option surfaced when Japan shelved its plans to build the sites to supplement its ship-borne ballistic and land-based Patriot missile defense systems. “What do we need to defend ourselves better” is the question the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is asking itself....
  • U.S. Army Report Describes North Korea's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

    08/19/2020 7:59:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    security week ^ | 8/18/2020 | Eduard Kovacs
    A report published recently by the U.S. Army describes North Korea’s cyber warfare capabilities and provides information on various units and their missions. The 332-page report, titled “North Korean Tactics,” details North Korean forces and their actions, and one chapter focuses on electronic intelligence warfare, which Pyongyang allegedly uses to collect information on its enemies, deceive its enemies, and launch disruptive and destructive attacks, particularly ones aimed at communication and information systems and infrastructure. North Korea’s electronic warfare includes both lethal and non-lethal methods. Non-lethal methods include electronic jamming and signals reconnaissance, while lethal methods can include physical destruction of...
  • Kim Jong Un orders pet dogs to be confiscated in North Korean capital

    08/17/2020 7:48:54 PM PDT · by be-baw · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 17, 2020 | Kate Sheehy
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western “decadence’’ — but their owners fear Fido is really headed for someone’s dinner table. Kim issued the directive in July to round up the pets, claiming they were part of “a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeouis ideology,’’ a source told the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper. “Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which stoked some resentment’’ among the lower classes, the source said.
  • Deadly North Korea gas explosion reported near China border

    08/05/2020 3:36:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/5/2020 | Elizabeth Shim
    Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A gas explosion in a North Korean city across the China border may have injured dozens of people and killed several others, according to multiple South Korean news services. The explosion occurred about 6:10 p.m. Monday in the city of Hyesan, South Korean news service Daily NK reported Wednesday. The cause of the accident was likely a gas explosion that took place in a multi-family residential building in the Tapsong district of Hyesan. Homes built side by side, referred to as "harmonica housing," were destroyed in a chain reaction of explosions, a North Korea-based source told...
  • UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion

    08/01/2020 3:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s “freedom.” But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women. On July 28, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report detailing “human rights violations against women detained” in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report centered on interviews with more than 100 women “who were subjected to forced repatriation and subsequent detention” from 2009 to 2019. They later escaped – to reveal chilling...
  • North Korean defector 'shocked' by kindness in the US, was taught Americans 'torture and kill'

    07/31/2020 6:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2020 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Kim Geum-Hyuk, who now lives in Seoul, South Korea, apears in an interview with the YouTube channel DIMPLE A North Korean defector said he was “shocked” by the kindness he encountered when he first visited the United States because his home country portrays U.S. citizens as “people who torture and kill.” “[The U.S.] is not just ‘bad,’” Kim Geum-Hyuk, who now lives in Seoul, South Korea, said in an interview with the YouTube channel DIMPLE. “America is a complete enemy for [North Korea]. They taught us to fight [Americans] til the end. I also was one of the victims of...
  • South Korea confirms defector swam back to North Korea

    07/27/2020 4:26:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 27 2020 | John Bowden
    South Korean officials said Monday that a North Korea defector who arrived in the South in 2017 had returned to North Korea. The New York Times reported that the unidentified 24-year-old man who was referred to authorities by his family name Kim had crossed a narrow strait to the north of Gangwha Island, the same area he was thought to have used to enter South Korea in 2017 upon his initial defection. “We spotted the specific location from which he crossed over to the North on Ganghwa Island,” said a South Korean military official. His fate in the North remains...
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...