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  • Maher: Don’t Go to an Elite College Like I Did, They’re Bigoted North Korean Re-Education Camps That Make You Dumb

    10/21/2023 7:18:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher urged students not to go to elite colleges because doing so “just makes you stupid” and that these elite schools are “a North Korean re-education camp” that are racist towards Asian applicants that don’t teach history and “if ignorance is a disease, Harvard Yard is the Wuhan wet market.”
  • U.S. soldier Travis King is back in American custody after North Korea said it would expel him

    09/27/2023 8:15:48 AM PDT · by Coronal · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 27, 2023 | Stella Kim, Patrick Smith, Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains
    SEOUL, South Korea — Travis King, the U.S. Army private who intentionally ran across the border into North Korea this summer, is back in U.S. custody, an American official said Wednesday, shortly after the isolated East Asian country said it would expel the soldier. “U.S. officials have secured the return of Private Travis King from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said in a statement. He went on to thank the U.S. military personnel who worked to "bring Private King home," as well as the governments of Sweden and China. King, 23, bolted across...
  • Amb. Emanuel: China, Russia, Iran, North Korea Don’t Necessarily Have Alliance, It’s ‘Agreement Among’ the ‘Isolated’

    09/05/2023 5:30:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/2023 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN International’s “Amanpour,” U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel stated that he’s not sure China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran have formed an alliance, but rather “an agreement among players that are isolated in the world.” Host Christiane Amanpour asked, [relevant exchange begins around 6:05] “China is involved, too. China has a certainly friendly relationship with Russia. Does this grouping, this alliance pose a threat to the United States and its Western allies? China, North Korea, Russia, and whoever else, Iran.”
  • Japan Releases 'Defense of Japan 2023' White Paper, And It's An Interesting Read

    08/08/2023 9:00:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/08/2023 | Ward Clark
    I have traveled, stayed, and worked in Japan quite a bit, and think I understand that land and its people about as well as a gaijin can. It’s a beautiful country, with (mostly) friendly people, wonderful food, a great culture based on respect and consideration, and even some pretty good beers and whiskeys. I wouldn’t want to live there permanently; I’m too indelibly a red state – and RedState – American for that. But I’m very fond of the Land of the Rising Sun, and so keep abreast of events that affect Japan. To that end, it was interesting to...
  • Israel joins 140 Countries in UN vote calling on Russia to end military occupation of Ukraine; 7 Countries Refuse to Vote for Withdrawal

    02/24/2023 7:55:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Cradle ^ | 02/24/2023
    On 23 February, Israel joined 140 other UN member states voting in favor of a nonbinding resolution that calls for Russia to end hostilities in Ukraine and withdraw its forces.“For the past year, Israel has stood alongside the people of Ukraine in solidarity both on the ground and here in the UN,” Tel Aviv’s UN envoy Gilad Erdan said following the vote. The resolution, drafted by Ukraine in consultation with its western allies, passed 141-7, with 32 abstentions. Belarus, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea, and Mali were the only member states to vote against the resolution.Israel’s condemnation of Russia’s...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • Japan Emergency Alert: "North Korea Appears to Have Launched a Missile. Please Evacuate ... - Latest Tweet by BNO News

    10/03/2022 3:52:56 PM PDT · by C210N · 128 replies
    latestly ^ | 10/3/22 | latestly
    The latest Tweet by BNO News states, 'Japan emergency alert: "North Korea appears to have launched a missile. Please evacuate to the inside of a building or go to the basement. Target area: Hokkaido"'
  • NYT: Russia Buying Millions of N. Korean Weaponry

    09/06/2022 4:08:45 AM PDT · by tlozo · 44 replies
    KBS World ^ | 2022-09-06 | Unnamed
    Russia is reportedly buying millions of artillery shells and rockets from North Korea to shore up its arsenal in its ongoing war with Ukraine. The New York Times reported on Monday, citing newly declassified U.S. intelligence, which lacked detail on the type of North Korean weaponry being sent to Russia, as well as the scale and timing of their shipment. The Times quoted a Washington official as saying that Moscow was expected to seek additional purchases of military equipment from Pyongyang in the future. Other global media outlets also issued similar reports, with the Associated Press citing a U.S. official...
  • Japan defense chief says world has entered 'a new era of crisis'

    08/30/2022 11:56:07 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 8/29/22
    The international community has entered “a new era of crisis,” Japan’s recently installed defense chief said Monday, pointing to a drastic need for Tokyo to rethink its security approach amid growing threats from China, Russia and North Korea. “The international community as a whole has entered the most trying time since the end of the previous war, and the existing order is being seriously challenged,” Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said Monday in an interview. “We believe that we are entering a new era of crisis.” Pacifist Japan has found itself in a precarious security position, with China’s massive military buildup...
  • South Korea Probes Deportation of Two North Koreans to Pyongyang

    07/13/2022 10:43:53 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2022 10:43 am ET | Dasl Yoon
    The two North Korean fishermen were captured near the eastern sea border after their boat drifted into South Korean waters. They confessed to killing 16 fellow crew members and expressed a desire to defect, the South Korean government said at the time. The Moon administration said then that the men’s intentions to defect were insincere given their murder confessions—and deported them five days after taking them into custody. North Korean defectors, upon arriving in South Korea, are typically held for up to a month for a period of investigation and debriefing with Seoul’s intelligence officials. Human rights groups said the...
  • US assesses North Korea preparing for possible long range missile test within days as Biden prepares to travel to Asia

    05/18/2022 5:43:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2022 | Barbara Starr
    North Korea appears to be preparing for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile test within the next 48 to 96 hours, just as President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Asia, according to a US official familiar with the latest intelligence assessment. "The things we have noticed in the past for a launch are the things we are noticing now," the official said. The launch site under satellite observation is located near Pyongyang. The official would not detail specifics of the current imagery, but typically, intelligence analysts look for signs of scaffolding or other launcher equipment, fueling, vehicles and personnel....
  • North Korea's Nukes Could "Eliminate" South Says Kim Jong Un's Sister

    04/04/2022 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    NDTV India ^ | 4/5/2022 | Agence France Presse
    Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong said it was a "very big mistake" for "lunatic" Suh Wook--South Korea's defence chief--to have discussed a pre-emptive strike against a nuclear power Seoul: North Korea will use its nuclear weapons to "eliminate" South Korea's army in the event they launch a pre-emptive strike, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday. Kim Yo Jong's warning, carried in state media, was her second angry retort in three days to comments made by South Korea's defence chief Suh Wook last week...
  • North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

    03/04/2022 8:00:27 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    ABCNEWS.GO.COM ^ | 3/4/2022 | KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press
    North Korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, according to its neighbors’ militaries, apparently extending its streak of weapons tests this year amid a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations with the United States SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Saturday fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, according to its neighbors’ militaries, apparently extending its streak of weapons tests this year amid a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations with the United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected a single launch of a presumed ballistic missile from an area near the North...
  • Signs of activity detected at North Korea's nuclear site, says UN nuclear watchdog

    03/02/2021 4:53:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Singapore Straits Times per The Korea Herald ^ | 2 March 2021 | Singapore Straits Times
    SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Signs of activity have recently been detected at some North Korean nuclear facilities, the United Nations nuclear watchdog chief has said, expressing serious concern at the reclusive regime's continued activities. Mr Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told the board of governors that there was evidence that the regime has continued construction at an experimental light-water reactor at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, including testing of the infrastructure for cooling water in late 2020. He added that while there were no signs of producing enriched uranium at the reported...
  • Here's How North Korean Hackers Stole Data From Isolated Network Segment

    02/26/2021 6:29:49 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 2/25/2021 | ionut
    During an attack on the defense industry, the North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus was able to exfiltrate data from a restricted network segment by taking control of a router and setting it up as a proxy server. For initial access, the group used phishing emails featuring COVID-19 themes and containing publicly available personal information of the intended victims. Next, they focused on credential harvesting and lateral movement, including gaining access to and exfiltrating data from restricted network segments. Active since at least 2009, Lazarus has orchestrated multiple high-profile attacks. In 2019, they focused on crypto-currency exchanges, but switched...
  • Russian Diplomats Flee North Korea by Hand-Powered Rail Cart

    02/26/2021 5:33:08 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Feb 2021 | Ann M. Simmons
    —Russian diplomats stuck in North Korea for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic embarked this week on a remarkable odyssey to get home, traveling by bus, train—and hand-powered rail cart. For just over a year, the diplomats had been unable to leave North Korea after Pyongyang sealed its borders due to the coronavirus. Deciding to leave on their own, the group traveled 32 hours by train and an additional two hours by bus to reach the North Korean-Russian border. The group of Russians included the embassy’s third secretary, Vladislav Sorokin, and his 3-year-old daughter Varya, who was...
  • Coronavirus: North Korea warnings over 'yellow dust coming from China'

    10/23/2020 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 23, 2020
    North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that "yellow dust" which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be virtually empty on Thursday following the warning. The secretive state claims to be coronavirus-free but has been on high alert since January with strict border closures and restrictions on movement. There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19. However, they are not the only country to suggest a link. The BBC's Disinformation Team notes Turkmenistan also alleged virus-laden dust was the reason...
  • 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...
  • Obama: Trump Doesn’t Have ‘Patience,’ ‘Focus’ to Change U.S. Foreign Policy

    10/15/2020 9:16:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15 2020 | PAM KEY
    Former President Barack Obama said in an interview with on the “Pod Save America” podcast on Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn’t “have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of U.S. foreign policy.” Tommy Vietor asked, “You spent countless hours with Vice President Biden talking about national security. What did you learn about how he thinks about diplomacy and counterterrorism and the use of military force that others would not have seen?”
  • Top Maxine Waters Staffer Lobbied For Chinese Communist Party Military

    10/12/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2020 | NATALIE WINTERS
    DANA THOMPSON, A FORMER LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF COUNSEL TO REP. MAXINE WATERS, REGISTERED AS A LOBBYIST ON BEHALF A HOST OF CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY-LINKED ENTITIES, THE NATIONAL PULSE CAN REVEAL. Thompson, who also served as Chief of Staff for Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, was a former Principal at lobbying behemoth Podesta Group before co-founding Fulcrum Public Affairs, the “only 100% Black and Latinx-owned government relations firm in Washington, DC.” While at the Podesta Group, the project of Democratic heavyweights John and Tony Podesta, Thompson registered to lobby on behalf of three Chinese Communist Party-linked entities: a controversial telecommunications...