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Jan 06 15:33

Unedited Footage of Underground Nuclear Bomb Blast

OK everybody (who cares), THIS is how underground nuclear test explosions look. Like just about everything else the corporate media broadcasts, the intended-to-be frightening video of the mushroom cloud in North Korea is a hoax.

Jan 06 15:26

North Korea's 'Hydrogen Bomb' Test Was Only Partly Successful

First size estimates from seismic data measured by China and others say that the bomb developed a force equivalent to about 10 kilotons TNT. The very exited DPRK TV anchor announced that its scientist exploded a "miniaturized H bomb". The English announcement says it "scientifically verified the power of smaller H bomb." A hydrogen bomb consist of two stages. A primary nuclear fission device is exploded to trigger a secondary nuclear fusion device consisting of hydrogen isotopes. Such bombs are very powerful and the rather low yield of roughly 10kt make it quite doubtful that this was an actual working H bomb as these are usually several magnitudes stronger...

Jan 06 14:33

N. Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Launch; Un Meets to Decide World Response

Considering that North Korea is a lukewarm threat at best, and everything they do is terror theater, one has to wonder what else is going on worldwide right now that we should be paying attention to instead while this news continues to suck up all the headlines like a mutant vacuum cleaner.

Jan 06 12:30

UN Security Council working on resolution in response to N. Korea nuclear test

The UN Security Council is immediately launching work on the resolution detailing measures in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear test, Uruguay's UN Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, current president of the Security Council, has said. The diplomat has condemned the test calling it a "serious violation" of the UN Security Council’s resolutions that ban Pyongyang from carrying out any activity linked to developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Rosselli reminded that after the underground nuclear test conducted by North Korea in 2013, the UN Security Council agreed to adopt retaliatory measures in case of repeated tests.

Jan 06 12:18

North Korea HYDROGEN BOMB blast creates Man Made M5.2 Earthquake

Jan 06 10:52

NORTH KOREA SAYS IT TESTED H-BOMB, THOUGH ADVANCE DOUBTED

Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test - a powerful, self-proclaimed "H-bomb of justice" that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Pyongyang's announcement Wednesday was met with widespread skepticism, but whatever the North detonated in its fourth nuclear test, another round of tough international sanctions looms for the defiant, impoverished country.

Jan 06 10:08

NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL

North Korea says it has successfully carried out its first underground test of a hydrogen bomb – a more powerful weapon than an atomic bomb.

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Jan 06 08:55

Is North Korea LYING about successful hydrogen bomb test? Experts pour scorn on Kim Jong-un's claims, saying the explosion was nowhere near powerful enough

Nuclear experts have cast serious doubts on North Korea's claims that it had detonated a hydrogen bomb, saying the resulting seismic activity suggested a far smaller device.

The hermit nation crowed on state TV that it had carried out a 'perfect' H-bomb test this morning, an explosion that triggered a 5.1-magnitude earthquake.

But scientists and intelligence agencies were quick to dismiss the report, saying the size of the blast was too small to have come from such a weapon and was likely disguised to appear like one.

As opposed to the atomic bomb, like the one dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, a hydrogen device can be up to 1,000 times more powerful.

However, South Korea's spy agency said the blast from North Korea's device produced an explosive yield of just six kilotons, even smaller than Hiroshima's.

Dec 31 12:39

Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning?

Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to mention considerable trade back and forth during that time. At a popular level, many Japanese are wild about Korean bulgogi and soap operas while many Koreans love Japanese sushi and anime. That doesn’t mean, however, that the two countries are particularly close. For decades, the legacy of Japanese colonialism and wartime conduct has remained a major stumbling block to improved relations.

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

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Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

Dec 26 17:10

The Anthrax Files: US Forces Conducted Multiple Secret Anthrax Experiments in South Korea

By Janet Phelan

The initial admission by the Department of Defense that one sample of live anthrax was inadvertently sent to Osan Air Base in South Korea has now been revealed to be grossly inaccurate...

Dec 19 09:07

Experts Suggest the CIA, Not Kim Jong-il, is Counterfeiting Dollars

“Sources allege that the CIA prints the falsified ‘Supernotes’ at a secret facility near Washington to fund covert operations without Congressional oversight.”

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Why not? The CIA runs smuggles drugs into America to fund covert operations without Congressional oversight. Nothing is off limits for the CIA.

Dec 11 10:58

ISRAEL SHIPPED $400K IN GOLD TO NORTH KOREA DESPITE UN BAN

Israel shipped in recent years $400,000 in gold to North Korea in defiance of a UN ban, it emerged in a hearing of the Knesset Economics Committee on Wednesday.
Israel was required to give explanations for the exports.

The committee approved Wednesday the import and export order regarding the regulation of export goods to North Korea and forbidding luxury exports, as per UN Security Council Resolution 1718, adopted in 2006.

Committee chairman Eitan Cabel (Zionist Union) criticized the delay in submitting the order for committee approval.

A representative of the Economy Ministry’s legal department, Dalit Rennert, presented the order and said it would allow supervision of exports to North Korea and set that the export will be allowed only with a license. Likewise, the order sets a list of luxury products banned from exports.

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Why did Israel do this?!?

Because the Israeli government of the country believes it can do anything it wants with impunity, and is above the law, including international law, and was surprised when it got caught doing this.

But the question must be asked of a nation which, some years back, attempted to sell nuclear weapons and technology to apartheid South Africa: if they are willing to sell gold to North Korea, in spite of a UN ban to do so, what else are they willing to sell, if they believe they will get a nice price for it?!?

Dec 10 13:04

ISRAEL SHIPPED $400K IN GOLD TO NORTH KOREA DESPITE UN BAN

Israel shipped in recent years $400,000 in gold to North Korea in defiance of a UN ban, it emerged in a hearing of the Knesset Economics Committee on Wednesday. Israel was required to give explanations for the exports. The committee approved Wednesday the import and export order regarding the regulation of export goods to North Korea and forbidding luxury exports, as per UN Security Council Resolution 1718, adopted in 2006.

Nov 24 08:12

The Obama Administration and the Anonymity of Jewish Death

It had been years since I descended into the dark and depressing literature of the Holocaust, a netherworld that demands a capacity to anesthetize one’s emotions while permitting the various facets of its complex meanings and symbols to penetrate the mind.
Note: More holocau$t lies and if you don't believe them you go to jail! When will this end...when you say it ends!

Nov 16 10:35

South Korea police clash with 70,000 protesters at anti-government Seoul rally

The rally united the supporters of various labor, agricultural and civil organizations protesting the government's drive to change labor laws, open protected markets for some agricultural goods and impose state-issued school textbooks in 2017.

The proposed labor laws would allow companies to keep wages low and fire workers and activists, according to the militant Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU).

Earlier on Saturday, KCTU activists scuffled with scores of plainclothes policemen who tried to arrest the confederation's president, Han Sang-goon, during a news conference.

"If lawmakers try to pass the (government's) bill that will make labor conditions worse, we will respond with a general strike, and that will probably be in early December," said Han, minutes before fleeing, while his colleagues prevented the police from getting to him
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70,000 protesters...and not even one brief mention by Western whorespondents?!?

Nov 13 13:24

Russian military delegation, North Korean defense minister discuss army cooperation

The Russian military delegation and North Korean Defense Minister Pak Yong Sik have discussed at a meeting in Pyongyang the ways to develop cooperation between the armies of the two countries... During the visit, Russians commemorated Soviet soldiers at the "Liberation" monument in the North Korean capital. Honor Guard were called to perform their duties at the monument with inscription "Eternal glory to Great Soviet Army that freed Korean people from burden of Japanese militarists and opened path toward freedom and independence".
Seoul ready for ‘any form of dialogue’ with Pyongyang — South Korean president http://tass.ru/en/world/836040

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:44

FLASHBACK: Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

Not to worry. Cause they are back. Those pesky Russkies are are enemy once again. Moderate terrorists are our friends!Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

Nov 10 10:13

Source: Russian military delegation in Pyongyang to start talks with North Korean command

The Russian military delegation, which is headed by First Deputy Chief of Russia’s General Staff Nikolay Bogdanovsky, will stay in North Korea until November 13. The talks with the command of the Korean People’s Army will start on Wednesday, the source said, without specifying the subject matter of negotiations...

Nov 05 15:18

The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

Oct 29 11:06

Russia buzzes US carrier

Earlier this week, Russian aircraft ignored repeated U.S. warnings and flew within one nautical mile of the USS Ronald Reagan just east of the Korean peninsula, Stars and Stripes reports this morning.

Oct 27 12:27

Disgust at Walmart’s Israeli soldier costume for kids

Mstrong>Walmart’s Israeli soldier’s costume for children shows insensitivity to victims and survivors of war crimes.

Oct 22 09:56

The ‘Six Million’ Myth

The obsessive invocation of the cabalistic fable of “6,000,000 dead or dying Jews” dating back at least four decades prior to the events of WWII directly undermines and betrays the notion that 6,000,000 Jews perished in Europe between 1939-1945, as Jews have claimed. It was a lie the first time, and it is a lie today!

Webmaster addition: One of the main reason to question the "six million" figure of WW2 is that it was also used during WW1!


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Oct 19 12:41

North Korea rejects more nuclear talks, demands peace treaty with U.S.

North Korea on Saturday rejected the idea of resuming talks to end its nuclear program, saying previous such attempts ended in failure, and reiterated its demand that Washington come to the table to negotiate a peace treaty.

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"We can;t do that! We need to start a war with North Korea so we can justify war with the Yuan ... I mean, with China!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 19 11:58

Government of South Korea and Samsung Developing Robots to Manufacture Consumer Electronics

South Korea’s government said Monday that it will join forces with Samsung Electronics Co. to develop precision manufacturing robots that could open new horizons for the local manufacturing sector.

The plan calls for 16.75 billion won ($14.8 million) worth of taxpayers’ money to be invested in the next three years to develop key components that can allow more robotic parts to be made in the country and lower overall prices of industrial machines, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said.

Developed robots can be used to make small products like mobile phones and consumer electronic products that require a high degree of precision, it said, adding all technology developed will be used to assist small and medium-sized robotics companies.

Oct 11 19:45

Updated Map of Syria.

If you are having a hard time working out who is where in Syria, the linked map at Wiki seems to be accurate and being updated regularly.
It's large and detailed. You can check Maddog McCain's facts on who is getting bombed and indeed it is his buddies Alnusra/Alqueda.

In this video a heavily sedated disorientated old man can't come to terms with reality. He admits to arming Islamists in Afghanistan and wants to arm ISIS to fight the Russians. The last minute decends into meaningless waffle.

Oct 08 09:57

U.S. says ready to defend against North Korean nuclear threat

The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he agreed with U.S. intelligence assessments that North Korea had nuclear weapons, as well as the ability to miniaturize them and put them on a rocket that could reach the United States.

"We assess that they have the capability to reach the homeland with a nuclear weapon from a rocket," Gortney told an event hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank.

Gortney said it was very difficult to predict the behavior of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but the U.S. military was prepared to respond if he were to use a nuclear weapon.

"We’re ready for him, and we’re ready 24 hours a day if he should be dumb enough to shoot something at us," Gortney said.

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Commander Gortney, I have a couple of of questions for you.

And the first is, which in the name of heaven would Kim Jong Un do something which he knows will result in North Korea's being turned into a sea of molten glass, courtesy of the US's military response to such an attack?!? Is the guy REALLY this batshit crazy?!?

And secondly, have North Korea's guidance systems evolved to such a point that they can actually hit the target at which they are aiming?!?

You are not helping the American people with this fearmongering, Commander.

You and I both know that what Kim Jung Un wants; a peace treaty to replace the armistice, negotiated in good faith with the US, guaranteeing the right to commerce.

We've just normalized relations with Cuba, and have been doing business with Vietnam for some time, sir; why not North Korea?!? Do you not believe that such a treaty will not rachet down the tensions here?!?

Oct 08 08:22

America Pivots to Brzezinski’s Delusion of Eurasian Conquest

Russia historian Stephen Cohen points to the neoconservative establishment for America's latest outbreak of what can only be referred to as late-stage imperial dementia. Neocons Robert Kagan and wife Victoria Nuland have certainly done the heavy lifting to make Ukraine the staging ground for what appears to be a NATO blitzkrieg on Moscow. But whatever the determination of the neocon plot, they are only the barking dogs of master imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose grand design has been creeping over the globe since he stepped into the Oval office as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

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For you Doctor Who fans, have you noticed how much Zbigniew Brzezinski looks (and acts) like Davros? :)

Oct 02 06:18

Russia Bombs ISIS

The US Military by constant violations of their oath of office have become a totally discredited institution that is nothing more than an enforcer and collection agency for private banks and corporations.All Wars Are Bankers Wars,which makes the Joint Chiefs of Staff nothing more than Banker's Whores.
I am Disgusted and Ashamed!

After announcing it would conduct aerial operations in Syria, Russian warplanes struck Islamic State targets straightaway – in contrast to Washington’s campaign, attacking Syrian and Iraqi infrastructure targets, supporting its Islamic State foot soldiers on the ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

Sep 17 10:19

Moscow concerned over possible rocket launch in North Korea — Foreign Ministry

"We have concerns over the possibility of a new rocket launch and North Korea’s ongoing work to create a nuclear weapon banned under relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council," Zakharova said.
"We hope all parties concerned will exercise maximum restraint and responsibility to prevent escalation of the situation in Northeast Asia," Zakharova added. She stressed that the resolution of the nuclear and other problems of the Korean peninsula by political and diplomatic means had no alternative.

Sep 15 14:19

BEX ALERT - CIA chief Brennan: U.S. watching for nuclear cooperation between Iran, North Korea

The head of the CIA said Tuesday that U.S. intelligence officials are wary that Iran may attempt to violate this summer’s nuclear accord by outsourcing elements of its clandestine nuclear program to another rogue state such as North Korea, or by colluding with Pyongyang toward the secret purchase and transfer of nuclear weapons to Tehran.

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Remember when they tried to explain away not finding nuclear weapons in Iraq by claiming Saddam sent them to Syria?

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Sep 10 11:43

Peace had a short run: Seoul renews military operations on North Korean border

Despite reached armistice agreements, South Korea intents to renew military operations on the border of demilitarized zone with the North. The South Korean Ministry of Defence explained this fact with more frequent provocations from the DPRK. "South Korea plans to renew its military posture by taking into account the North's land-mine provocations and the outcome of joint military drills between Seoul and Washington. In particular, the South plans to draw up measures to conduct aggressive military operations at the DMZ," the Ministry reported.

Sep 10 10:06

FLASHBACK - So You Think Military Intervention is a Good Idea?

Well, if you really feel that strongly about it..

Here's your rifle..

Here's your parachute..

We ran out of the desert camo, but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Gitmo..

Watch your head climbing into that transport plane..

And we'll call whoever it is you are telling us needs to be invaded this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But given the very long history of the United States government and the corporate media lying and tricking us into wars, you will forgive We The People if we sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

And just in case you are one of those poor government or media people who are not as well educated in history as the average American citizen, here is a comprehensive but by no means complete list of just how many times We The People have been made total fools of by the US Government and the corporate media.

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Sep 09 05:07

AMERICAN FALSE FLAGS THAT STARTED WARS

This is a tried-and-true method in the U.S. of getting wars started: Tell lies about some situation that can be construed as a threat to U.S. security (or in this case, Israel’s national security, which seems to be threatened by just about everything), get the populace riled up with jingoistic fervor, watch pompous politicians proclaim their great patriotism on the evening news, and then go bomb some country or other.

The U.S. again gets to flex its international muscle, the citizenry is, for some bizarre reason, proud of the destruction the country has caused, the weapons manufacturers spend all their time tallying their astronomical profits, and all is once again right in the twisted world of U.S. governance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying to get this country into war is standard operating procedure from DC; this is why one cannot believe anything this government says, anymore, because its credibility no longer exists.

In the onslaught of the propagandized demonization of Iran, China, the Syrian leadership, and Russia, one has to be very careful, and check the facts for yourselves; the only thing you will get from the US government is yet another pack of lies to sell you yet another war.

And please remember; Charlie Rangel's bill to reinstate the draft is still sitting in the House Armed Services Committee, and has been for the last two years. This does not happen by accident.

And this time, this legislation will not be coming just for our young men, but also our young women.

Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced legislation on Friday that would reintroduce the draft and would require all women to register for the Selective Service. These two bills aim to challenge the decisions that are made to send our troops into harm's way. Ten years ago on February 15, 2003, fifteen million people across 800 cities protested the invasion of Iraq, making it the largest antiwar rally in history. "Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts," said Rangel. "Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm's way."http://rangel.house.gov/press-release/rangel-introduce-legislation-reinstating-draft-and-requiring-women-register-selective

Sep 06 08:02

U.S. Drops Fleas With Bubonic Plague on North Korea

This happened some 63 years ago, but as the U.S. government has never stopped lying about it, and it's generally known only outside the United States, I'm going to treat it as news. Here in our little U.S. bubble we've heard of a couple versions of a film called The Manchurian Candidate. We've heard of the general concept of "brainwashing" and may even associate it with something evil that the Chinese supposedly did to U.S. prisoners during the Korean War. And I'd be willing to bet that the majority of people who've heard of these things have at least a vague sense that they're bullshit.

Sep 02 08:40

Clinton emails contained spy satellite data on North Korean nukes

One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.

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Any Korean donors to the Clinton Foundation? :)

We know that the Clinton Foundation is hiding many of its foreign donors.

And there is one Korean donor who was listed in the Clinton Foundation records, then deleted, then re-listed when the deletion was noticed!

Was the weak private server coupled with the "charitable" foundation a cover for an espionage operation inside Hillary's state department?

It is starting to look like it!

Sep 01 19:07

Clinton emails contained spy satellite data on North Korean nukes

One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.

Multiple intelligence sources who spoke to The Washington Times, solely on the condition of anonymity, said concerns about the movement of the North Korean information through Mrs. Clinton’s unsecured server are twofold.

First, spy satellite information is frequently classified at the top-secret level and handled within a special compartment called Talent-Keyhole. This means it is one of the most sensitive forms of intelligence gathered by the U.S.

Sep 01 10:50

South Korean diplomat arrives in Beijing for talks on North Korea’s nuclear program

The sides will discuss the situation in North Korea in the framework of the recent agreement reached between P5+1 group (five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany) and Tehran on Iran’s nuclear program.
Seoul says this should push Pyongyang to the path of dialogue on the nuclear program issue. "The resolution of the Iranian crisis made talks between Seoul and Beijing on North Korea more urgent," South Korean Foreign Ministry noted.

Aug 28 08:50

US and South Korea hold live fire military drills

South Korean and US troops have staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.

Aug 28 07:28

Kim Jong Un praises ‘landmark’ accord with S. Korea, talks unity & trust

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise statement saying the recent agreement between the two Koreas marks a “landmark occasion” and paves the way for “reconciliation” and “trust” for the divided nation.

The North and South Koreas agreed to end their military standoff on Tuesday, after an exchange of artillery fire had raised tensions along the border to a critical level. The two countries will also be opening up new channels of communication in order to improve ties that have been cut off since 2010.

Aug 27 07:25

Korean rumble

The Korean peninsula is no stranger to tensions and periodic flare-ups. However, this time around the stakes were higher than ever. In the North, a young leader copes with bad economic times and seeks greater legitimacy. Meanwhile, in the South, Seoul eyes Beijing and Washington as powerful outside brokers. What does this most recent confrontation tell us about both Koreas?

Aug 24 14:50

North Korea regrets incidents on border with South Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has expressed regret over the recent incidents on the border with South Korea in which South Korean soldiers had exploded on North Korean land mines, South Korean president’s security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin said after negotiations with Pyongyang’s representatives.
North Korea has promised to cancel the full alert state for its army under the Monday-reached agreement to settle the crisis on the Korean peninsula, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said earlier on Monday.

Aug 24 13:30

North, South Korea reach agreement after marathon talks — Yonhap

Senior aides to the leaders of North and South Korea, negotiating at the border village of Panmunjom, have reached an agreement, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
"South Korea and North Korea reached an agreement Tuesday," the agency quoted Seoul's presidential spokesman as saying, adding that details of the agreement would be announced at 2 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

Aug 24 07:47

Freed African MIgrants Banned From Tel Aviv

The migrants are due to be released on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to reports. The releases come two weeks after Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the provision in the current “anti-infiltration law” allowing the migrants to be held for up to 20 months at the Holot detention center is “disproportionate,” and ordered that they can only be detained for up to 12 months while the law is revised.
Note: It's hard to keep from laughing when Israel is the only democracy in the middle east.

Aug 24 07:40

US to deploy nuclear bombers B-52 and nuclear sub in South Korea

The US and South Korea meanwhile discuss the possibility to deploy the American strategic bombers B-52 and nuclear-powered submarine at the South Korean territory, according to the Ministry of Defence.
"Our initial concept against North Korea's provocations is deterrence," Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said tion. "We will stand with a powerful war readiness position to deter North Korean provocations and, if provoked, will react harshly to the extent the North Korea would regret it," he noted.

Aug 24 07:24

South Korea to continue propaganda broadcasts unless North apologizes

Tensions between the two Koreas continued on Monday as South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the South would continue broadcasting propaganda across the border unless the North apologized for planting a mine that seriously injured two South Korean soldiers.

Aug 23 18:58

Tension grows over 'lost' North Korean submarines as South Korea searches for vessels

The mystery of 50 missing North Korean submarines deepened fears yesterday over Pyongyang’s threat to fire across the border.

South Korea yesterday said the submarines, comprising about 70 per cent of a North Korean submarine fleet, had left their home ports and were nowhere to be found.

US and South Korean reconnaissance planes and naval vessels searched yesterday off the east and west coasts of the Korean peninsula for the submarines. Military officials said deployment of the submarines was the largest in the region since the Korean War.

Aug 23 15:06

Tensions Rise as South Korea Insists Propaganda Broadcasts to Continue

Tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula today after South Korea launched a series of artillery strikes against targets in the North yesterday, and has today ruled out ending its government program of broadcasting propaganda through loudspeakers across the border.

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Aug 23 09:50

South, North Korea to Resume High-Level Talks to Ease Tensions on Sunday

Seoul and Pyongyang will continue high-level talks later Sunday in a bid to stave off a possible military confrontation on the peninsula, local media reported.

Aug 23 09:30

‘Korean Peninsula is where major militaries – US, China and Russia – face each other’

If anything happens in Korea it can explode and consume the world, but it’s unlikely that things will go further than talks and perhaps a few artillery rounds, there is just a lot of gesturing, says Dr. Tim Beal, Asia specialist at Victoria University in Wellington.

Aug 23 08:33

US puts forces in South Korea on enhanced status, war looms

The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.

On Friday, North Korea warned its southern neighbor to halt the "provocations" and its propaganda broadcasts against Pyongyang by Saturday afternoon or pay the price.

Aug 22 11:29

Pyongyang uninterested in tension escalation on Korean peninsula — North Korea’s envoy

Pyongyang is not interested in the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Kim Hyun Joon said on Friday.
The ambassador said North Korea had not shelled the South Korean territory while 36 shells had fallen on the North Korean territory.
"South Korea could not clearly explain which shells were from the North Korean territory and what their type was," the ambassador said.
"We are not interested in the escalation of tension. It is the United States and South Korea that are interested in this. They should behave more reasonably," the ambassador said.
When asked about whether North Korea hoped for Russia’s assistance in the current situation, the diplomat said Moscow and the entire world "will realize the essence of this incident and make their contribution to detente on the Korean peninsula."

Aug 22 09:06

North and South Korea hold talks amid tension

North and South Korea are holding top-level talks amid growing tension, the South's Unification Ministry told Yonhap news agency.

Senior aides to the two countries' leaders met at the Panmunjom truce village on the border, reports said.

Aug 22 09:00

Unless There Is A Huge War In Korea, How Will China And The United States Explain The Crash Of Their Stock Markets On Monday?

That is why something has to happen in Korea this weekend.

Things have been brewing for a while, remember when the New York stock exchange shut down for 4 hours one day after China melted down the night before?

Aug 22 03:21

"Quasi-State of War" on Korean Peninsula as Threats Escalate Tensions

Military tensions and international worries are growing as North Korea and South Korea exchanged new threats on Friday just a day after a shots were fired across the demilitarized zone along the border that separates the two countries.

Aug 21 15:17

S.Korean protesters burn portraits of Kim Jong-Un over peninsula tension

Citizens of South Korea are burning pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in protest, after North Korea is allegedly to test-fire short and medium-range missiles. It comes a day after the two rival nations exchanged artillery fire across the border.

Aug 21 14:54

North Korean Internet Goes Down

North Korea’s Internet went down twice in the past 12 hours as Pyongyang talks about going to war with South Korea. Dyn Research reported the Internet outages, but it is not clear whether they were intentional or not.

Aug 21 12:47

Pentagon: military exercises with South Korea resumed

United States and South Korea started a joint military exercise that was interrupted earlier because of the heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. This was announced at a press conference at the Pentagon, assistant Secretary of defense for security Affairs in the Asia-Pacific region David Shire.
"The exercises were temporarily suspended yesterday that the United States could coordinate their actions with South Korea in connection with the exchange of artillery fire" on the Korean Poluektova, he said. "Now resumed teaching and continued according to plan," said Shire.

Aug 21 12:05

The defense Ministry: North Korea will face severe consequences if it continues provocations

The South Korean army will force the DPRK to pay a high price if it will resume military provocations. This statement was made by the Minister of national defence of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Han Min GU.
The Minister added that the army of the Republic "will make every effort to ensure the safety of citizens and inform them about the development of events".
Han Min GU noted that South Korea is not going to meet the requirements presented in North Korean ultimatum to cease broadcasting propaganda on the inter-Korean border, as these measures are a response to Pyongyang's provocation in the Demilitarized zone on 4 August. Then two South Korean soldiers were blown up by North Korean mines and were crippled for life. The Minister also reminded that S.Korea and the United States, as closest allies, together will be able to deter Pyongyang from rash steps.

Aug 21 11:59

China is against any actions, which lead to tensions on the Korean Peninsula

"China firmly defend peace and stability in the region, opposes any action that can lead to tension," - said the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.
"We call on relevant parties to maintain calm and exercise restraint, to resolve the current situation through dialogue, to stop any action that could lead to an escalation of tensions," said Hua Chunying in posted on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry's response to a request to comment on China's position regarding escalated in recent days on the Peninsula situation.
She noted that China "as a state, located in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, pays great attention to the situation on the Peninsula and is deeply concerned about recent events". "The Chinese side is ready to work together with all stakeholders to jointly make efforts for peace and stability on the Peninsula," said Hua Chunying.

Aug 21 11:31

The U.S. and South Korea halted military exercises due to the deterioration with the DPRK

The U.S. and South Korea stop joint military exercises in the Korean Peninsula amid the worsening situation in the region and threats from North Korea, reports the Associated Press, citing unnamed sources in the Ministry of defense. As noted by these sources, the US is following the situation in the region, but do not take further military steps.
The exercises began on Monday this week and was to last until August 28. In attendance were 50 000 South Korean and about 3,000 American troops.
The exercise was held amid a sharp discontent and threats from the DPRK, which considered that these exercises "are little different from a Declaration of war". Pyongyang also threatened to use against the USA modern unknown world weapons, if they will not abandon the exercise.

Aug 21 09:22

North Korea - South Korea: Kim Jong-un promises 'indiscriminate strikes' and places country on 'war footing' after artillery shots fired

Kim Jong-un has put North Korea on a war footing and threatened "indiscriminate strikes" against the South if it doesn't agree to halt propaganda broadcasts by Saturday evening at 5pm.

Aug 21 07:19

S. & N. Korea trade warmongering accusations following exchange of fire

Pyongyang uses missile tests to demonstrate resilience in standoffs with Seoul, for instance during South Korea’s regular and large military drills with US troops.

Aug 20 23:37

North Korea Declares State Of War After Argument Over Loudspeaker Spirals Out Of Control

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday. the official KCNA news agency reported Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 23:35

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high-alert and declared a "quasi-state of war" in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border.

Following an emergency meeting of the North's central military commission, Mr. Kim said frontline units would "enter a wartime state" starting at 5:00 p.m. local time Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang has made similar declarations in the past, including during periods of heightened tension in 2010 and 2013. The two countries are technically already in a state of war since the truce that ended their 1950s conflict did not become a peace treaty.

Aug 20 23:34

S Korea Doubts Pyongyang’s Intentions to Hold Dialogue After Fire Exchange

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is skeptical about the North’s intent to hold open dialogue in view of the recent exchange of fire between the neighbors.

Aug 20 23:31

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un orders frontline army to enter state of war from 5pm Friday

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 13:19

IS SOUTH KOREA The SHALLOWEST COUNTRY ON EARTH?

Aug 20 10:38

North Korea Exchanges Fire With South Korea Over Loudspeaker

North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts — and South Korea fired back, officials said.

Aug 20 06:23

S. Korea orders civilian evacuation near western border, after exchanging fire with N. Korea

Relations between North and South Korea are tenser than usual at the moment in the wake of a land mine incident this month. Two South Korean troops were hit by a primitive landmine explosion, with Seoul blaming Pyongyang, an accusation the North denied. Mounting propaganda loudspeakers along the borders was the South’s response to the incident.

Aug 20 06:08

South Korea fires at North Korea in retaliation for loudspeaker attack

South Korea has fired artillery rounds towards North Korea after its neighbour fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, the defence ministry in Seoul has said.

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Aug 16 16:20

North Korea Threatens To "Invade USA," Use Weapons "Unknown To The World"

If Washington does not cancel its planned military exercises with South Korea, North Korea has issued new nuclear threats and says it is ready to us its latest weapons, which "are unknown to the world." The drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, are due to start Monday are designed to "protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula." However, as expected Pyongyang is not happy, "If [the] United States wants their mainland to be safe," said state TV, "then the Ulchi Freedom Guardian should stop immediately."

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