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Feb 07 17:55

North Korea rocket launch: Pyongyang faces UN sanctions and a planned new missile defence system

The launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea has heightened tensions in north-east Asia and pushed South Korea and the US into talks on the deployment of a controversial high-altitude missile defence system that China and Russia both bitterly oppose.

Feb 07 10:04

North Korea: We Will Launch More Rockets

North Korea has defied international warnings and has said it will continue to launch more long-range rockets after sending what it claims is a satellite into space.

Sunday's rocket took off at around 9am Pyongyang time from the North's west coast, according to South Korea's defence ministry.

Feb 06 18:15

Behind the North Korean Nuke Crisis

In response to North Korea’s recent announcement that it plans to launch a satellite within a few days, Washington and its partners are speaking loudly to condemn the regime but carrying very small sticks to stop it. If Teddy Roosevelt were still alive, he would not be impressed.

Feb 06 09:09

North Korea brings forward rocket launch to as soon as Sunday

North Korea could launch a rocket that it says will carry an earth observation satellite as soon as Sunday, after bringing forward and shortening the time frame for the launch, the Japanese and South Korean governments said on Saturday.

North Korea had earlier told the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) it would launch the rocket some time between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25, triggering international opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test.

Feb 05 18:36

Strange Times: Pentagon Talks up Conflicts with Iran, Russia, China, North Korea

It could happen today or tomorrow. Maybe in the years to come. But potential conflicts with Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are inevitable. That’s what the Pentagon says in its new budget request from the US Congress!

Feb 05 14:27

South Korea preparing tougher sanctions against Pyongyang — foreign ministry

"At the meeting attended by ambassadors of the United States, Japan, Australia and a representative of EU, the process of developing sanctions in UN Security Council was discussed, the issue of introducing unilateral restrictions against North Korea was also touched upon," the foreign ministry said. The sides exchanged opinions on Pyongyang’s plans to launch a ballistic missile and discussed how they can persuade North Korea to refrain from such actions.

Feb 03 14:19

Japan Threatens To Shoot Down North Korea Rocket

The proposed satellite launch heightens tensions, but Pyongyang claims to a sovereign right to pursue a space programme.

Jan 29 08:42

Cuba, DPRK sign protocol on cooperation in bilateral trade

The documents were signed by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment and the DPRK ambassador to Cuba. The trade agreement envisions barter exchanges of commodities and opens up the road for exports of North Korean railway technologies and equipment for sugar refineries. The two sides hope the package of agreements will assist development of healthcare, education, culture, sports, and agriculture. After the signing of the documents that took place in the mansion of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, Minister Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz said Havana had a firm political will to develop relations with the DPRK, while Ambassador Pak Chang Yul gave the assurances he was satisfied with the signing of the documents and the consolidation of ties between the North Korean and Cuban governments. The two countries established diplomatic relations on August 28, 1960. They cooperate at present in the oil industry, agriculture and trade.

Jan 27 18:17

Next North Korea is ‘planning to launch a long-range missile’ just days after dictator Kim Jong-un claimed he had the capability to target America

North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as next week, just days after dictator Kim Jong-un claimed he had weapons capable of obliterating the U.S.

Japan's Kyodo news agency, citing an unnamed Japanese government official, said there are signs of possible preparations for a missile launch based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast.

Jan 27 07:43

US to Deploy Newest Missile Attack Drones in South Korea

The United States intends to deploy in South Korea the newest MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, that can not only conduct reconnaissance flights, but also missile attacks, a South Korean news outlet reported Wednesday.

TOKYO (Sputnik) — According to the Chosun Ilbo, citing a US military source, deployment of Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), that are superior in combat characteristics to drones used in Iraq and Afghanistan, is scheduled for July. Equipped with night vision cameras, they can make flights lasting up to 30 hours, and are designed to monitor the areas along the demilitarized zone separating South and North Korea.

South Korea, US, Japan Set Up Data Sharing Channel on N Korea's Missiles

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing to see how absolutely, consistently, and catastrophically wrong-headed US foreign policy is here.

What Kim Jung Un wants, is a real peace treaty between North Korea, South Korea, and the US with guarantees for peace and trade.

The US and South Korean governments utterly refuse to negotiate in good will here, and this is the only thing which will resolve the issue, other than war with North Korea, which will certainly mean war with China.

War with China right now would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government and military could do right now; unfortunately, that is utterly no guarantee that the US government won't just haul off and do it.

Jan 25 16:18

Phony North Korean Threat to America

Pyongyang long sought normalized relations with America and other Western nations. Washington wanting adversarial relations maintained prevents it.

A previous article explained why North Korea wants nukes. It fears America for good reason. It knows it wages endless imperial wars, raping one country after another.

Jan 23 13:13

NORTH KOREA INVENTS HANGOVER FREE ALCOHOL

Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 16 10:22

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNorth Korea Would End Nuclear Testing for Peace Treaty, End to US Military Drills

North Korea’s official news agency today issued a statement reiterating the nation’s willingness to suspend all nuclear testing in return for a peace treaty to end the Korean War, and the cessation of US military exercises aimed at them.

Tensions have been rising since North Korea tested another atomic weapon earlier this month, the fourth such test the nation has performed. They claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, though experts agree it was almost certainly not.

The State Department immediately spurned the latest proposal, saying the military exercises would continue because the US has “commitments” to South Korea to keep having them. The annual military exercises have fueled annual tensions with North Korea, tending to end in mid-Spring.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have been saying this for years.

The US government, however, must feel it is in its interests to avoid a true peace process,and continue its threatening stance toward North Korea.

Such a stance is great for the potential of war, and all the money the military industrial complex makes from war; it is not, however, great for the present and future Americans who wind up paying the price, in blood and money, to fight that war.

Why is logic the most impossible thing to embrace for the US government?!?! Sometimes, that inability just boggles the minds of thinking people.

Jan 13 13:09

B-52s Over Korea: Blatant display of bully-boy tactics

Why did the US fly a B-52 over South Korea yesterday? Was it a sign of superiority…or insecurity? North Korea tested some sort of nuclear device last week and the fly-over was part of a multi-pronged US response to the test.

Jan 13 04:31

S Korea Fires Warning Shots at N Korean Drone in Demilitarized Zone

South Korea’s military fired warning shots at a North Korean drone which flew near the border between the two states on Wednesday, local media reported. According to the Yonhap news agency, the drone then turned back north. The incident reportedly occurred at South Korea’s Dorasan observation post in the western part of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Jan 12 09:15

US Troops in South Korea Placed on ‘Highest Alert’

The US commander for troops in Korea has placed his 28,500 troops on the “highest-level” alert possible, a move that his statement said would be a long-term one because of planned spring military exercises in South Korea.

Those joint exercises are scheduled to begin in late February, and annually fuel a few weeks of soaring tensions with North Korea, and a lot of talk of war on all sides. Inevitably, however, planting season forces North Korea to send its troops back to the farms, and the situation calms until the next year.

The early raising of the alert level, of course, centers on North Korea’s test of an atomic weapon last week, which they claimed was a hydrogen bomb but is now virtually unanimously agreed to be an ordinary atomic weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to both the US's President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye; this nasty stunt, on the part of Kim Jung Un, was simply to remind both countries that his ultimate goal is that of replacing the Armistice, which is simply a cessation of war, with an actual peace treaty, with guarantees about trade, and the safety of his country from military attack by either the US or South Korea.

The raising of the alert level now sends absolutely the wrong signal, as though both countries are baiting North Korea for a military conflict.

And BTW, China's President Xi Jinping: would your negotiators please get back to Pyongyang, and urge Kim Jong Un to get back to the negotiating table with South Korea and the US?!?

You appear to me to be both a pragmatic and very intelligent man; with the financial turmoils your country has recently experienced, the last think you need right now is to be dragged into a military conflict because the head of your client State, North Korea, is not listening to a thing you are saying.

Jan 11 11:48

Expert: Armed conflict on Korean peninsula unlikely but may 'start by error'

This new episode is not quite new or unusual either, the expert said. This happened many times before and the response from South Korea and the United States was the same, he added. "I don’t think that anyone is now ready for a real military conflict and that the situation may deteriorate to an extent that shooting will begin. However, a military conflict may start by error as the nerves of all the sides are strained. In particular, South Korea’s decision to resume broadcasts may do the evil service of a grenade ignitor. If North Koreans try to fire at South Korean loudspeakers and the latter respond, then the situation may deteriorate seriously. But I don’t expect a full-blown conflict because no one is interested in it and no one is ready for it. For Americans, such all-out war would mean big losses both for themselves and among the South Korean population and for North Korea this would signify complete destruction of their country.

Jan 11 10:19

South Korean Defense Minister Urges to Boost Missile Readiness

Defense Ministers Han Min-goo has called on the military's missile command to boost missile readiness in order to be able to quickly retaliate in case of North Korean provocations, local media reported.

Jan 11 09:49

U.S. Troops Put On Highest Alert For Any North Korea Provocation

The commander of the U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base.

U.S. forces in South Korea were put on their highest level of alert on Monday in case of any provocation from North Korea, following North Korea's nuclear test last week.

Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea (USFK), made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base, operated jointly by the United States and South Korea, a USFK official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't think there will be any more "provocations" on the North Korean side here.

What Kim Jung Un wants here is a real peace treaty to replace the armistice, which is is simply a cessation of war, which has been in place for far too many years.

Serious, good faith negotiations on the part of the US, China, and South Korea could end North Korea's nuclear ambitions in a heartbeat; but of course, because this is a logical step, you can bet your sweet bippy that the US is not even going to entertain such a move.

Jan 10 09:55

U.S. Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea In Show Of Force Against North Korea

The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test last week.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un maintained that Wednesday's test was of a hydrogen bomb and said it was a self-defensive step against a U.S. threat of nuclear war.
North Korea's fourth nuclear test angered both China, its main ally, and the United States, although the U.S. government and weapons experts doubt the North's claim that the device was a hydrogen bomb.
The massive B-52, based in Guam and capable of carrying nuclear weapons, could be seen in a low flight over Osan Air Base at around noon (0300 GMT). It was flanked by two fighter planes, a U.S. F-16 and a South Korean F-15, before returning to Guam, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This flyover was not only a message to North Korea; it was also, primarily, a message to China to yank North Korea's leash over this kind of activity.

Jan 10 03:17

US Transfers Strategic Bomber to South Korea After DPRK Nuclear Test

The bomber transferred from the US military base of Guam in the Pacific Ocean and entered the South Korean airspace in the area of Osan in the Gyeonggi Province.
Korean Air Launches $333.5Mln-Worth Mass Production of Spy Drones http://sputniknews.com/military/20160110/1032890581/korea-spy-drones.html

Jan 08 12:15

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsWhy Is North Korea Our Problem?

For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week.

Panicked flight from China’s currency twice caused a plunge of 7 percent in her stock market, forcing a suspension of trading.

Kim Jong Un, the megalomaniac who runs North Korea, ignored Xi’s warning and set off a fourth nuclear bomb. While probably not a hydrogen bomb as claimed, it was the largest blast ever in Korea.

And if Pyongyang continues building and testing nuclear bombs, Beijing is going to wake up one day and find that its neighbors, South Korea and Japan, have also acquired nuclear weapons as deterrents to North Korea.

And should Japan and South Korea do so, Taiwan, Vietnam and Manila, all bullied by Beijing, may also be in the market for nukes.

Hence, if Beijing refuses to cooperate to de-nuclearize North Korea, she could find herself, a decade hence, surrounded by nuclear weapons states, from Russia to India and from Pakistan to Japan.

Jan 08 09:30

U.S. Prods China on North Korea, Saying Soft Approach Has Failed

In a striking public rebuke of China, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Beijing on Thursday that its effort to rein in North Korea had been a failure and that something had to change in its handling of the isolated country it has supported for the past six decades.

“China had a particular approach that it wanted to make, and we agreed and respected to give them space to be able to implement that,” Mr. Kerry said a day after North Korea’s latest nuclear test, after a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. “Today in my conversation with the Chinese I made it clear: That has not worked, and we cannot continue business as usual.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The White House is desperate for a bloody war on which to blame the coming economic crash and doesn't care who that war is with any more!

Jan 07 16:26

To End North Korea’s Nuclear Program, End the Korean War

North Korea announced recently that it had successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb. “This test is a measure for self-defense,” state media announced, “to firmly protect the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the ever-growing nuclear threat and blackmail by the U.S.-led hostile forces.”

Jan 07 10:01

South Korea to restart propaganda loudspeakers on North's border

South Korea says it will restart propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts along the border with the North, following Pyongyang's claimed hydrogen bomb test.

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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
.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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?

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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Aug 15 10:30

South Korea's president pardons 6,500 criminals including CEOs convicted of embezzlement because of their "contributions to the national economy"

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye on Thursday pardoned a tycoon convicted of embezzlement who heads the country’s third-largest business group.
The justice ministry said in a statement that SK Group’s Chey Tae-won will be among some 6,500 people to be released from prison before the 70th anniversary Saturday of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation.

Aug 10 09:06

Seoul resumes loudspeaker propaganda campaign along border with North — defense ministry

South Korea has resumed its loudspeaker broadcasting propaganda campaign along the border with North Korea as a retaliation step for Pyongyang’s recent provocation when two South Korean servicemen were wounded by a North Korean mine in the demilitarized zone, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Monday.
"As part of retaliation for North Korea's illegal provocation, our military will partly carry out loudspeaker broadcasting along the military demarcation line as the first step," the ministry said, adding that this decision was in conformity with its pledge to make North Korea pay the harsh cost for the provocation.

Aug 07 09:35

North Korea to set clocks back by 30 minutes on August 15

North Korea will switch to a new time standard next week setting the clocks all over the country back by 30 minutes. The country thus intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese occupation marked on August 15, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.
It noted that the new time standard corresponds to the real astronomical time and will differ from the Japanese time. "The Japanese imperialists committed unpardonable crimes depriving Korea even of its own time," the agency said.
The Korean Peninsula was under Japanese occupation between 1910 and 1945. During that period the colonial authorities introduced Japanese time for the entire Korea. North Korea is currently in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan.

Jul 03 08:40

Mexico to fully support Korean Peninsula’s unification

The Mexican senate leader, who is in Seoul to attend a meeting of five middle-power countries, vowed Friday to show full support for the unification of the Korean Peninsula.

Jun 30 02:29

Death toll from MERS in South Korea rises to 33 people

However, no new cases were reported over the last three days. There are currently 182 people infected with MERS coronavirus in the country, with 2,600 more under quarantine.

Jun 28 08:20

Seoul’s policies responsible for growing tension in Korean Peninsula - DPRK committee

North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPRF) says the policies of Seoul are responsible for the growing tension in the Korean Peninsula. The organisation, which supervises in Pyongyang the inter-Korean relations, reacted to South Korea’s announced sanctions against Taiwan companies suspected of arms sales with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In the Committee’s statement, published on Sunday, the organisation criticises South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye as she was unwilling to respond to Pyongyang’s peace initiatives and developed further the military cooperation with the United States and Japan under the pretext of a "nuclear threat from the North" and "violated human rights" in the DPRK.
These activities of Park Geun-hye and her allies, the statement reads, "damage greatly the relations between the North and the South and develop further the tension in the Korean Penisula."

Jun 25 08:59

Korea’s Wound That Will Not Heal

June 25 will mark 65 years to the day that the Korean War began. And its painful consequences can still be felt today. The line drawn in 1945 across the 38th parallel to delimit the zone where the Soviet and U.S. armed forces accepted Japan’s capitulation to end the Second World War continues to separate the two Koreas – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the Republic of Korea to the south – seven decades later. On both sides of the demilitarized zone – the provisional border between the countries – the two Koreas have been building up their armies, with thousands of troops equipped with the most up-to-date weapons and military equipment ready to engage the enemy. And it is not just Korean soldiers. In accordance with the U.S.–South Korea Collective Defense Agreement, more than 25,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed on South Korean soil under the command of the United States Forces Korea (USFK), which is headed by an American general.

Jun 24 11:23

South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases, with total rising to 179

Four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been registered in South Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 179, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday.
A total of 27 people have died from the disease.

Jun 24 07:45

Samsung's 'see-through' trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like transport trucks.

The Korean technology giant Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see "through" the vehicles ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead of the 18-wheeled obstruction they're driving behind — day or night.

Jun 23 12:48

South Korea-US joint military activity is destructive — lawmaker

"We are fully aware of the destructive role of the joint military activity of the Republic of Korea and the United States in the region and openly tell our American and South Korean partners about this," the Federation Council speaker said at a meeting with chairman of North Korea’s (DPRK) Supreme People’s Assembly Choe Thae-bok.
According to Matviyenko, "The situation on the Korean Peninsula still gives no grounds for complacency." The Federation Council speaker said that "periodic aggravation of the situation coincides in time with the annual US-South Korean exercises, some aspects of which are often just provocative."
"We have been constantly urging all parties to exercise maximum restraint, avoid any statements or actions that may lead to the further aggravation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula," she said.

Jun 23 12:39

Opening of UN office in Seoul to increase tensions on peninsula — DPRK Foreign Ministry

The North Korean Foreign Ministry has called the ceremony dedicated to the opening of a UN human rights office in Seoul on Tuesday a politically motivated provocation, the ministry’s statement said.
"This criminal act will inevitably lead to the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula," the Foreign Ministry statement said. Pyongyang insists that this office is "a center for collecting misinformation concocted by defectors from the North with a view of implementing the hostile US policy towards North Korea."
The hostile forces, "seek by all means to tarnish the reputation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and overthrow its social system using the non-existent problem of human rights violations," the statement says. The ministry warned that "North Korea would retaliate" and would take "the most resolute measures."

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