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December 7, 2013
As you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family, and particularly for him.
Jeff Newman, son of Merrill • Discussing his father’s ordeal in North Korea, where the 85-year-old tourist and veteran was held for more than a month by authorities and only released after apologizing to the country for his role as a war vet. Merrill Newman was offered a ride home via Vice President Joe Biden’s Air Force Two; he turned it down to fly commercial.
16:51 // 9 months ago
May 18, 2013

North Korean missile tests draw attention from the South

  • 3North Korean short-range guided missiles launched into the waters to the east, according to South Korea. Such tests are not uncommon, to be clear, but these few missile launches come during a period fraught with tension, aiming to tamp down the North’s aggression through diplomatic means after a particularly belligerent couple of months. source
15:47 // 1 year ago
April 11, 2013
We’re in deep doo-doo.
Dick Cheney, in a closed-door meeting with congressional Republicans, on the situation in North Korea. Cheney may be right, but his credibility is undermined both by his own record of assessing foreign threats and, perhaps more significantly, the fact that he used the word “doo-doo” to describe the prospect of nuclear war. He gets points, however, for reportedly wearing a cowboy hat to the meeting. source
13:51 // 1 year ago

knivesandcoffee says: But isn't that graphic useless without some context? I mean what is the size of North Korea's military compared to the South or to the US?

» SFB says: I think that’s a fair point (and it’s one a lot of people in the comments on that link have raised), but I think it also shows that the country has enough firepower that it could do something. As the article itself puts it: “While North Korean arms are mostly antiquated, much of it dating back half a century, what they lack in modernity they make up for in both volume and location.” Now, whether or not the graphic was particularly useful because it was designed to be never-ending is another question entirely (it could use some compare/contrast), but just because the size of the military may perhaps be smaller than the United States or South Korea, if they’re the first to launch an attack, does it really matter? — Ernie @ SFB

11:11 // 1 year ago
April 5, 2013
18:09 // 1 year ago
April 3, 2013
I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas, is now a very important city in America, as do corporate CEOs and other people who are moving here in record numbers.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, explaining his theory on why Kim Jong-un  listed Austin, TX as a possible target for a nuclear strike. source
17:35 // 1 year ago
March 29, 2013
nbcnews:

‘Time has come’: North Korea readies rockets
(Photo: Jon Chol Jin / AP)
Isolated and impoverished nation is “not a paper tiger” and its repeated attack threats should not be dismissed as mere bluster, a U.S. official warns.
Read the complete story.


So yeah, this sounds promising.

nbcnews:

‘Time has come’: North Korea readies rockets

(Photo: Jon Chol Jin / AP)

Isolated and impoverished nation is “not a paper tiger” and its repeated attack threats should not be dismissed as mere bluster, a U.S. official warns.

Read the complete story.

So yeah, this sounds promising.

10:35 // 1 year ago
July 8, 2012

WTF: A Mickey Mouse affair in North Korea

A first for Disney: Classic Disney characters performed on North Korean stages for the first time ever this weekend. The country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, has a “grandiose plan to bring about a dramatic turn in the field of literature and arts this year,” according to the KCNA. The performance featured performers dancing around while dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and other characters as footage from Disney movies were projected onto the backdrop.

13:45 // 2 years ago
May 10, 2012
Kim Jong-un demands the best for North Korean theme park guests
No free rides: North Korean president Kim Jong-un issued a rare public condemnation today of—wait for it—a North Korean amusement park. According to a South Korean report, Lil’ Kim visited the Mangyongdae Funfair recently, and was none too pleased with its upkeep. He called a path in front of a Viking ride “pathetic” and, upon spotting errant weeds growing in between pavement blocks, bent down and plucked them out himself (with “an irritated look” on his face, no less). He also showed his philosophical side, citing a proverb (“The darkest place is under the candlestick”) to illustrate the park’s poor condition. Analysts suspect it’s an attempt to portray Kim as a strong leader who cares for the good of his people, and we are 100% positive that this will work. (Photo: AP) source
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No free rides: North Korean president Kim Jong-un issued a rare public condemnation today of—wait for it—a North Korean amusement park. According to a South Korean report, Lil’ Kim visited the Mangyongdae Funfair recently, and was none too pleased with its upkeep. He called a path in front of a Viking ride “pathetic” and, upon spotting errant weeds growing in between pavement blocks, bent down and plucked them out himself (with “an irritated look” on his face, no less). He also showed his philosophical side, citing a proverb (“The darkest place is under the candlestick”) to illustrate the park’s poor condition. Analysts suspect it’s an attempt to portray Kim as a strong leader who cares for the good of his people, and we are 100% positive that this will work. (Photo: AP) source

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19:10 // 2 years ago
April 23, 2012
nationalpost:

North Korea’s army vows to turn Seoul to ashesNorth Korea’s military Monday threatened “special actions” soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul’s conservative government of defaming its leadership.The North has for months been criticizing the South’s President Lee Myung-Bak in extreme terms and threatening “sacred war” over perceived insults.“The special actions of our revolutionary armed forces will start soon to meet the reckless challenge of the group of traitors,” said a statement on the official news agency. (Photo: KCNA/REUTERS)

Guess the band isn’t changing styles despite having a new frontman.

nationalpost:

North Korea’s army vows to turn Seoul to ashes
North Korea’s military Monday threatened “special actions” soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul’s conservative government of defaming its leadership.

The North has for months been criticizing the South’s President Lee Myung-Bak in extreme terms and threatening “sacred war” over perceived insults.

“The special actions of our revolutionary armed forces will start soon to meet the reckless challenge of the group of traitors,” said a statement on the official news agency. (Photo: KCNA/REUTERS)

Guess the band isn’t changing styles despite having a new frontman.

(via sonicbloom11)

11:34 // 2 years ago