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Archive for the 'North Korea' Category

North Korean Communists Admit Communism Doesn’t Work

by @ Friday, June 18th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea, Outside The Beltway

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WHO Official: North Koreans May Be Poor And Oppressed, But At Least They’re Not Fat

by @ Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, North Korea

Recently, the Director-General of the World Health Organization seemed to see the good side of Communist oppression: GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea’s health system would be the envy of many developing countries because of the abundance of medical staff that it has available, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO Director-General […]

North Korea Aims To Maintain The World’s First Herediary Communist Dictatorship

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

It looks like North Korea is already grooming one of Kim Jong Il’s sons to take over when his father dies: SUNGNAM, South Korea — The black-and-white photographs that were published last month in a North Korean newspaper appear no different from other propaganda coming from North Korea: they show the supreme leader, Kim Jong-il, […]

South Korean Military Says Ship Was Sunk By North Korean Torpedoes

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

Nearly a month ago, a South Korean warship sunk in disputed waters and suspicion immediately turned to the ROK’s neighbors. to the north. Now, the South Korean military is specifically alleging that the North Koreans were behind the incident: SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank […]

Clinton, Gates Defend Revised Nuclear Strategy

by @ Monday, April 12th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, North Korea, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appeared together yesterday to defend the revised nuclear strategy that the President announced last week: (CBS) The Obama administration’s nuclear posture review may have removed some of the intentional ambiguity from U.S. nuclear policy, but it does not leave the country any less safe, […]

South Korean Ship Sunk, Gunfire Exchanged Off Korean Coast

by @ Friday, March 26th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

Well, this just what we need right now: SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military scrambled naval vessels to the western waters near the disputed maritime border with North Korea late Friday after an explosion ripped a hole in the bottom of a military ship, officials and news reports said. The ship – reported to […]

The Iranian Nukes Deal Is Less Than Meets The Eye

by @ Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, North Korea

The Obama Administration is hailing the results of yesterday’s meeting in Geneva with representatives of the Islamic Republic: GENEVA, Oct. 1 — The United States and Iran tentatively stepped back from looming confrontation on Thursday, as the Islamic republic reached an agreement with major powers that would greatly reduce Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium and […]

North Korean Arms Shipment To Iran Seized

by @ Saturday, August 29th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, North Korea

By the United Arab Emirates: Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured munitions, detonators, explosives and rocket-propelled grenades bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions, diplomats said. The UAE two weeks ago notified the UN Security Council of the seizure, according to the diplomats, who […]

North Korea Pardons, Releases American Journalists

by @ Tuesday, August 4th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

In a move apparently related to Bill Clinton’s arrival there today, North Korea has released the two American journalists convicted of spying earlier this year SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, pardoned two jailed American journalists, the official KCNA news agency has reported, according to Reuters. The report came after former […]

Report: North Korea And Burma Working On Nuclear Program

by @ Monday, August 3rd, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

It must be nuclear Monday, because, in addition to a new report about Iran, we’ve got reports of a secret nuclear program in one of the world’s most reclusive nations: Two of Asia’s most oppressive regimes may have joined forces to develop a nuclear arsenal, according to strategic experts who have analysed information supplied by […]

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