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Feb 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: An unnamed "senior American official" suggests that North Korea is not just testing nukes for itself, but also for (and possibly with) the Iranians. The New York Times reports: No country is more interested in the results of the North’s nuclear program, or the Western reaction, than ...

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Feb 12, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Via Reuters: (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest. The reclusive North said the test was an act of self-defense against "U.S. hostility" and threatened further, ...

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Feb 5, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HKWJSKYBDXE In what appears to be a provocative PR stunt, a bizarre video uploaded to YouTube by North Korea over the weekend shows a dream sequence that includes a U.S. city resembling New York under an apparent missile attack. The video, produced by North Korea's official website, Uriminzokkiri, begins with a young man imagining himself aboard a ...

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Jan 28, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Via The Atlantic Wire: News out of North Korean in notorious unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children for food. These startling reports were compiled by independent reporters commissioned by Asia Press, a independent press agency focusing on Asia, ...

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Jan 25, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Guardian: North Korea has responded to tighter UN sanctions with a threat to conduct another nuclear test the regime said would target its greatest enemy, the US. The country's powerful national defence commission poured scorn on Tuesday's UN security council resolution condemning the launch last month of a long-range rocket, and the decision ...

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Jan 24, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Via Fox News: The White House Thursday said North Korea's plan to conduct a third nuclear test is "needlessly provocative" and will only increase Pyongyang's isolation. Spokesman Jay Carney's comments were in response to the North's National Defense Commission, which also made clear Thursday that its long-range rockets are designed to carry warheads aimed at striking the ...

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Dec 24, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - This month's rocket launch by reclusive North Korea shows it has likely developed the technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 km (6,200 miles), South Korean officials said on Sunday, putting the U.S. West Coast in range. North Korea said the December 12 launch put a weather satellite ...

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Dec 12, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: In response to North Korea successfully launching a rocket earlier today, the Iranian regime sends its congratulations. Iran "congratulates the [North Korea] people and the government" for "the successful launching of the satellite-carrying rocket," Iranian brigadier general Massoud Jazzayeri said. He said, according to the Iranian propaganda organ Fars News, that the ...

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Dec 11, 2012 Comments Off Dinah Tellya

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second launch under its new leader, South Korean officials said, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. South Korean defense officials said the rocket was fired from a west coast launch pad but there was ...

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Dec 7, 2012 Comments Off Dinah Tellya

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The order to destroy the missile should any part of it threaten to fall onto Japanese territory was issued after a meeting of the Security Council of Japan met and was informed that North Korea has begun filling a fuel tank alongside the launch pad at the Sohae Satellite Launching ...

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Aug 31, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(REUTERS) - North Korea has made significant progress in the construction of a light water atomic reactor over the past year, a U.N. watchdog report said, a facility that may extend Pyongyang's capacity to produce material for nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), citing satellite images, also said "certain activities" had been ...

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Jul 25, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from ABC News: North Korean state media ended weeks of speculation today, announcing that the mystery woman who has accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on recent public events is his wife. Referring to her as Ri Sol Ju, the station reported on the couple's visit to Neung Ra People's Resort during the 8 ...

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Jul 22, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 20, 2012 Comments Off Toro520

Associated Press: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The surprise news set off a predictable wildfire of speculation and rumors south of the border. Almost as soon as North Korea announced this week that its army chief had been dismissed due to "illness," the aggressive South Korean media went into hyperdrive. By Friday a newspaper, citing "unconfirmed intelligence ...

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Jun 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday renewed their attacks on the Obama administration over suspected leaks of classified security information, with one influential senator saying the Justice Department should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate. Among the government secrets leaked to the media in recent months were reports on U.S. cyber warfare against Iran, procedures for ...

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 13, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea's widely condemned rocket splintered into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff Friday, an embarrassing end to a launch that Pyongyang had infused with national pride during a week of high-level political meetings and celebrations. Within minutes of the early morning launch, the United States and South ...

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Jan 1, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Reuters: North Korea called on its people to rally behind new leader Kim Jong-un and protect him as "human shields" while working to solve the "burning issue" of food shortages by upholding the policies of his late father, Kim Jong-il. The North's three main state newspapers said in a policy-setting editorial traditionally published on New Year's Day ...

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Dec 30, 2011 2 Comments ›› Angelia

Bloomberg: North Korea warned the world not to expect change from the regime under new leader Kim Jong Un and threatened a “roar of revenge” against South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, ahead of New Year messages by both sides that analysts say will focus on inter-Korean relations. Lee had provoked North Korea by raising security alerts ...

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Dec 28, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 27, 2011 5 Comments ›› Angelia

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Dec 26, 2011 Comments Off Angelia

Brawl breaks out in Seoul after group of Kim Jong Il supporters attempt to erect a memorial incense altar in memory of the late North Korean President.

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Dec 24, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 23, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

The Guardian: The Pakistani army has rejected a US investigation that concluded mistakes on both sides led to US air strikes last month that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and severely damaged the already strained relationship between the two countries. The response indicates the report will do little to ease tensions, a worrying development for the US because ...

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