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Ron Paul Calls Reaction To North Korean Rocket Launch Hysteria

by @ Monday, April 6th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea, Politics, Ron Paul

Not surprisingly, Ron Paul bucks the trend on the reaction to Saturday’s Korean rocket launch:

On this one, I’ve got to say that I think he’s right. The United States does not need to go to war over a rocket launch, especially not against a country that is so weak it can’t even feed itself. Instead, [...]

North Korea Launches Missile Capable Of Reaching Western U.S.

by @ Sunday, April 5th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

The last time the North Koreans tried to test launch a Taedong-2 missile, it failed miserably.
It appears that they’ve learned a few things:
TOKYO, April 5 — North Korea launched a long-range missile Sunday morning, defying repeated international warnings, worrying its neighbors and setting up the prospect of increased sanctions.
The launch, from a base on the [...]

North Korea Condemns More Of It’s People To Death

by @ Thursday, March 19th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

Even as it’s people continue to starve, the North Korean government continues to play politics:
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s decision to reject future U.S. food assistance and kick out five groups distributing American aid in the country could make an already precarious humanitarian situation even worse.
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said Tuesday that the North [...]

Least Suprising Election Result Of The Year So Far

by @ Monday, March 9th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

North Korea gives Dear Leader another term in the legislature:
SEOUL (AFP) — Leader Kim Jong-Il has been unanimously elected to a seat in North Korea’s parliament following a 100 percent turnout, state media said Monday.
Sunday’s elections for the rubber-stamp Supreme People’s Assembly featured only one pre-approved candidate in each constituency. But analysts are watching them [...]

The Price Of Tyranny Is Starvation And Death

by @ Sunday, March 8th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

A look inside the living hell that is Kim Jong Il’s Democratic People’s Republic of Korea:
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, the country cannot feed its people. Perennially dependent on food aid, North Korea has become a truculent ward of the wealthy countries it threatens. It is the world’s first nuclear-armed, missile-wielding beggar — [...]

While You Were Sleeping

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

It looks like the lunatics in Pyongyang are up to something again:
SEOUL (AFP) — North Korea said Friday it is scrapping all political and military agreements with South Korea, including one on their sea border.
The statement from the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a body handling cross-border relations, accused the Seoul government of [...]

A Peak Inside Hell

by @ Thursday, December 11th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

A rare glimpse inside a North Korean prison camp:
SEOUL — In Camp No. 14, the North Korean political prison where Shin Dong-hyuk was born and where he says he watched the hanging of his mother, inmates never saw a picture of Kim Jong Il.
“I had no idea who he is,” Shin said, referring to the [...]

Next Year’s Headlines Today, Part III

by @ Thursday, October 9th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

Remember Condi Rice’s deal with North Korea ?
Yea, not so much:
North Korea today barred international inspectors from its Yongbyon nuclear reactor complex, dramatically raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States over a proposed inspection scheme for nuclear facilities.
The move came as the Bush administration is engaged in deep debate over whether to [...]

Diplomacy Is Not Appeasement

Brendan Loy puts it exactly the way I would:
President Bush’s comment, by contrast, is not within the realm of rationality. He is claiming that the mere act of sitting down and negotiating with an enemy is tantamount to “appeasement.” That is absolutely absurd. Bush needs to look up a dictionary definition of the damn word [...]

Democrats React To Bush’s Knesset Speech

Suffice it to say that Democrats aren’t happy at all with President Bush’s remarks before the Israeli Knesset.
The Obama campaign was the first to respond:
In a statement, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shot across the bow: “It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel’s independence [...]

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