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Breaking: Trump Pulls Out of Summit with North Korea, ‘Sad Moment in History’


disclaimerReported By Rebekah Baker | May 24, 2018 at 7:52am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/breaking-trump-pulls-out-of-summit-with-north-korea-sad-moment-in-history/

President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning that his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled. The president pointed to Kim’s “hostility” displayed in the past month as the reason why going forward with the summit would be “inappropriate.”

Earlier this month, Kim had threatened to pull out of the meeting with Trump set to be held in Singapore on June 12 and also abruptly canceled a meeting with South Korea.

 

“Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote. “Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.”

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Leading up to Trump’s decision, North Korean officials had been threatening to not go through with the summit.

On Thursday, Vice Minister of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, Choe Son Hui, said that whether the U.S. “will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States,” according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

Choe also made a disparaging comment about Vice President Mike Pence who had said that North Korea asked to have the meeting.

“As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice president,” Choe reportedly said.

According to Fox News, however, Trump officials said the threat of nuclear war, not the insult to Pence, was the reason for the summit pullout.

“I felt a wonderful dialogue was building between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you,” Trump wrote in his letter to Kim.

“If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.”

On Monday, Pence noted in an interview with Fox News that unlike former presidential administrations, Trump will not be “played” by North Korea.

“Truthfully, the Clinton administration, even the Bush administration got played in the past,” Pence said.  “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump.”

Pence also made clear that Trump was completely willing to walk away from the negotiating table if North Korea backs away from its promises.

“There’s no question,” he said.

When asked whether Trump was concerned about the possible embarrassment that could result if this process with North Korea fails after so much progress, Pence replied, “I don’t think President Truplease likeand share and leave a commentmp is thinking about public relations. He’s thinking about peace.”

 

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Mike Pence Just Revealed Why He Ignored Kim Jong Un’s Sister at the Winter Olympics


Authored By Ryan Pickrell | February 14, 2018 at 3:29pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/mike-pence-just-revealed-why-he-ignored-kim-jong-uns-sister-at-the-winter-olympics/

Vice President Mike Pence sat only a few feet away from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics, but he ignored her and purposefully so, he revealed Wednesday. Kim Yo Jong, sister and confidant of the North Korean dictator, is a prominent figure in a brutal regime and is blacklisted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for gross human rights violations.

The media, fascinated by Kim’s little sister, embarrassingly heaped praise on the woman.

Pence, though, ignored her to send a message.

His answer probably has several media outlets — which enthusiastically wrote about Kim’s smile, warmth, and beauty while comparing Kim to Ivanka Trump — feeling a little ashamed of their coverage.

“I didn’t avoid the dictator’s sister, but I did ignore her,” the vice president told Axios.

“I did not believe it was proper for the United States of America to give any attention in that forum to someone who is not merely the sister of the dictator but is the leader of the propaganda effort,” he added. 

Kim Yo Jong has served as the chief of North Korea’s propaganda department, helping to shape her brother’s cult of personality at a time when he was purging officials and their families by the hundreds.

“You have to remember this is a family who very recently ordered their brother be murdered using chemical weapons,” Pence said, referring to the horrific murder of Kim Jong Nam at an international airport in Malaysia last year.

The assassination, which was carried out with VX, a deadly nerve agent, is believed to have been orchestrated by the North Korean regime.

“This is a regime and a family that also ordered that their uncle be executed with artillery fire in the presence of ten thousand people,” he remarked, calling attention to the execution of Jang Song Thaek shortly after Kim Jong Un seized power. 

“This is evil the likes of which we have witnessed rarely in our time around the world,” the vice president told reporters,

“I wanted to send — by my silence — a very clear message, that the people of the United States know who we are dealing with and that we are going to continue to stand firmly and stand strong and with resolve with our allies until the regime in North Korea ceases to threaten our country and our allies with nuclear and ballistic missiles, and we will continued to hold them to account on their appalling record of abuse of human rights of their own people.”

Pence has said that the U.S. is open to talks with North Korea, but the maximum pressure campaign will continue until North Korea decides to pursue denuclearization.

As long as North Korea continues to threaten the U.S. and its allies, the U.S. and its international partners will continue to pile sanctions on the rogue regime, the implication appearing to be that Kim will either be brought to his senses or brought to his knees.

A version of this story appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.

CNN Praises North Korea’s Despotic 1st Family – The Internet Takes CNN To Truth City


Published ClashDaily.com | on February 12, 2018

URL of the original posting site: https://clashamerica.com/cnn-praises-north-koreas-despotic-1st-family-internet-takes-cnn-truth-city/

Their brother – the one little rocket man murdered with nerve gas — was not available for comment. If Stalin were alive today, our guess is that CNN would pick his side over Trump. They’re not even TRYING to hide it anymore.

Before we go further, we may want to remember just who we are talking about. This isn’t some Mugabe-level tinpot dictator. North Korea is a whole other level.

His country is the world’s largest prison camp, which an Auschwitz survior (and judge on the International Court of Justice) has described as ‘WORSE’ than Nazi Germany.
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Not only did Kim Jong Un kill his brother with Nerve Gas in an Airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but he killed his Uncle, too. He’s also been known to shoot those who displease him with anti-aircraft guns.

Kim Jong-un had 11 musicians executed with anti-aircraft guns and orders aides to pick out sex slaves from North Korea’s schools, a defector has claimed.
…They were lashed to the end of anti-aircraft guns. Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere.
“And then after that military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits on the ground where the remains lay.”
Source: Independent

THAT is who we are dealing with. And the Media(D) STILL loathe Trump (and in this case, his proxy, Pence) so bitterly that they cannot help but praise his sister… who may have run things briefly while he was ill some years ago.

Here’s what they said about his sister:

If “diplomatic dance” were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.

With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.

Riiiiight. And ‘maybe Mousellini had a great sense of humor — when you really got to know him’.

Nope. We’re not buying what you’re shoveling.

And neither were ‘the interwebz’.

He wasn’t done calling out the media in their fawning over dictators.

Brit Hume’s reaction was a lot like ours:

And rounding out the Stalin and Moussilini references…

Ouch.

Good thing they’re the ‘most trusted name in news’ or people might start to suspect there’s something a little bit ‘Pravda-ish’ about these guys.

Trump Jumpstarts “Project Gray Wolf” Striking Fear Directly to KJU


Reported By Steven Beyer | December 28, 2017 at 9:45am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/trump-jumpstarts-project-gray-wolf-striking-fear-directly-to-kju/

In a $110 million dollar contract, Lockheed Martin has announced that it will begin working on a program simply known as “Project Gray Wolf.” This contract will create the first weapon of its kind, swarming missiles, that is sure to strike terror into the hearts of the United States enemies, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, the missiles, “will be a low-cost missile with built-in networked, collaborative behaviours – or, swarming behaviours.”

In essence, these missiles will be able to communicate to each other. Pretty darn cool.

The missiles will initially work with the F-16 fighter jet, but will work with other planes as well. The F-35, F-15, F-18, B-1, B-2 and B-52 aircraft will all eventually get this new technology.

Advanced Missiles Program director for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Hady Mourad told the Daily Mail:  “(O)ur system is being designed to maximize modularity, allowing our customer to incorporate advanced technologies such as more lethal warheads or more fuel-efficient engines, when those systems become available.”

In addition to missiles that swarm, Lockheed Martin is also creating a high-powered fiber laser for fighter jets. This is literally almost something you would see from a “Star Wars” movie. According to Daily Mail, “the new laser system would allow fighter jets to take down targets from the air, in contrast to previous systems, which were mounted on vehicles or ships.”

Under a $26.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Lab, Lockheed Martin plans to develop “a directed energy system for aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021.”

Lockheed Martin has had success with similar ground based systems, now the company is moving toward developing that same technology for airborne systems. While all of this seems pretty amazing, the “swarm” missiles won’t be ready until 2019 while the laser weapons for aircraft are looking at a much later date.

Regardless, as phones, TVs, and even cars become “smarter,” rest assured, you’re going to see that happen with our weapons systems all the more. Having missiles that can communicate with each other is some pretty amazing technology.

As Trump continues his presidency, look for more technological advances as well as a stronger military. If there’s one thing we know about President Donald Trump, it’s this: He wants our military to be the best trained and best equipped military in the world, and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. “Project Gray Wolf” does just that.

Change in Border Guard Behavior Means NK Collapse Could Be Closer Than We Think


By John Falkenberg | December 26, 2017 at 7:41am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/change-in-border-guard-behavior/

Last month, the world saw an extremely well-documented flight by a North Korean soldier from his home country to the South. He was shot at by his former comrades, and severely wounded.

More recently, however, another defector made the dash across the DMZ and the elite troops meant to protect the most isolated nation on earth from southern invaders gave a reaction that is even more telling, and possibly indicative of major change to come.

At the time of the defection, which took place Thursday, according to the U.K. Daily Mail, the elite guards of dictator Kim Jong Un’s regime did nothing. Not a single shot was fired, and according to writer Don Surber, such mild reaction could well be indicative of major change ahead.

“Is North Korea about to collapse?” he asked in a recent opinion piece.

“I ask this because it seems like Kim Jong Un’s most elite troops — the ones he places along the border with South Korea — no longer protect that border,” he continued.

“If people figure that out, they will start walking south by the dozen, then hundreds, then thousands. We saw that happen in 1989 when East Germans began crossing the Austro-Hungarian border to freedom unmolested.

“Two years later, the Soviet Union — which had survived World War II — was no more.”

What followed then could well follow now. North Korea certainly doesn’t possess the collective will of Great Patriotic War-era Russia. This man isn’t the only one to escape peacefully month, either. As The Daily Mail reports, two North Korean fisherman were found requesting asylum in waters off South Korea.

It’s worth pointing out that the most recent defector escaped under cover of fog. Also, the North Koreans did mount a search for the man — and drew warning shots from South Korea in the process. But there’s no getting around the fact that the defection took place without injury to the defector. And that can’t make the dictatorship in Pyonyang very happy.

But let’s put all of that in context, here.

North Korea is speeding up its work on gaining the ability to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. President Donald Trump and our military are fully aware of that, and will take action to protect the United States as necessary. There have to be some elements of the North Korean military who are aware of that.

Could it be that this uncontested defection is an indication of something bigger — something representative of the mindset of a portion of the North Korean military? It might be sloppiness. It might be something deeper.

Time will tell.

H/T WND

New “Ghost Ships” From KJU Signal the Implosion of NK


Reported By Benjamin Arie | December 13, 2017 at 1:12pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/ghost-ships-north-korea-collapse/

It’s no secret that North Korea is an extremely strange place… but the Hermit Kingdom just got even more bizarre.

A spike in the number of so-called “ghost ships” being found washed up on Japan’s coast are an eerie clue that the regime may be teetering on the brink of collapse. The name “ghost ship” is being used to describe fishing vessels that drift into Japanese waters with their crews dead or dying… and experts believe the disturbing trend means that North Koreans are becoming increasingly hungry and desperate.

“Police said 28 North Korean boats had washed ashore or been found adrift in November, a steep rise on the four vessels discovered in the same month last year,” reported The Guardian.

“Of the total, 42 people, all claiming to be fishermen, were found alive in November, while police discovered the decaying corpses of 18 others.”

Socialism: So great, only half your crew ends up dead in a drifting boat trying to escape. Sign us up!

“(T)he sudden increase during November suggests civilian and military fishermen are taking greater risks after calls by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to catch more seafood to feed its million-strong military and for export to China,” the report continued.

That could well mean that the sanctions against the rogue nation are biting deep. Both the United States and the United Nations have worked to stop other countries from trading with North Korea in response to Kim Jong Un’s growing nuclear weapons program. Kim Jong Un could end the problems tomorrow by listening to the U.N. Security Council and ending his missile programs. He continues to refuse.

The reclusive country is known more for its military displays and martial attitude than diplomacy and sanity, but a strange quote from a propaganda newspaper inside North Korea suggests that the nation is starting to realize that it can’t eat its nuclear warheads.

Fishing boats are like warships, protecting the people and the motherland,” boasted The Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper of the socialist Workers’ Party.

“Fish are like bullets and artillery shells,” it declared. Well, that would make for a very strange war.

As the glorious leader’s fish warriors — er, fishermen — desperately push out farther and farther away from the struggling country’s waters, the fragility of North Korean boats becomes a life and death problem.

“To reach their quotas, fishermen and soldiers are steering their small, poorly equipped boats further out to sea to exploit rich fishing grounds close to Japan’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone,” explained the Guardian.

“Those that encounter mechanical problems or run out of fuel simply drift, with fierce currents and a strong prevailing south-westerly wind taking them to Japan.”

In socialist Venezuela, grocery stores are stripped of food and basic supplies. In communist Cuba, an everyday item like toilet paper has become a luxury. In dystopian communist North Korea, illness and starvation force people to risk their lives for a small chance at escape. If there was any doubt that socialism and its evil twin communism were disastrous, this should end the argument.

H/T Rare

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