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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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The USS Ronald Reagan Just Got Its Orders… “Rocket Man” Is Gonna Be Ticked


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URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/uss-reagan-orders-rocket-man/?

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The USS Ronald Reagan just got orders, and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is not going to be happy about them.

The Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday that the Navy is moving the aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula, where it will conduct training drills with the USS Carl Vinson, according an unnamed defense official.

The joint drills carried out by the two carriers are to “detect, track and intercept the North’s ballistic missiles, in addition to anti-submarine warfare training,” the official told Yonhap.

“We are in consultations (with the U.S.) on a plan for the aircraft strike group led by the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan to operate in the East Sea around Oct. 15,” Yonhap reported.

“The Reagan will likely be accompanied by several other warships belonging to the strike group, such as an Aegis destroyer, a guided-missile cruiser and a nuclear-powered submarine,” the report continued.

A U.S. Forces Korea official said the training would occur around Oct. 20, adding that an exact schedule had not been set. The official also said that the joint drill was “prearranged” and not a response to the growing tensions with North Korea.

Rear Admiral Marc Dalton, commander of the Reagan’s strike group, told the South China Morning Post the development was to keep the military ready to defend U.S. allies as well as maintain stability in the area.

“The United States has been very clear about leveraging all options in order to get North Korea to change its path,” Dalton said.

Kim must be getting a little nervous with this latest show of military might. We will have to wait and see how he responds to a group of warships just outside his back door.

H/T American Military News

Here’s What Obama Demanded of Otto’s Family Months Before He Died


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In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, the parents of Otto Warmbier — the American college student imprisoned in North Korea who died shortly after being released from North Korean custody — revealed that the Obama administration had told them they should keep quiet during their son’s captivity.

Warmbier, an American student who was detained during a visit to Pyongyang, died in June after being brought back to the United States. In the interview, Otto’s father Fred Warmbier credited the Trump administration with helping bring their son home by “aggressively” pursuing the young man’s release.

Warmbier was initially taken into custody back in January of 2016 for allegedly stealing a North Korean propaganda poster.

“When Otto was first taken, we were advised by the past administration to take a low profile while they worked to obtain his release,” Warmbier told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

“We did so without result. Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over,” he continued, referencing the former president’s policy of “strategic patience” with Pyongyang.

“We made a few media appearances and traveled to Washington to meet with (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan) Ambassador Joe Yun at the State Department.

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“It is my understanding that Ambassador Yun and his team, at the direction of the president, aggressively pursued resolution of the situation,” Fred Warmbier added. “They have our thanks for bringing him home.”

His parents also said that Warmbier wasn’t in a coma when he returned to the United States, but that he’d still been brutally tortured by Kim Jong Un’s regime.

“We walked over to the plane, the engines are still humming, they had just landed … when we got halfway up the steps we heard this howling, involuntary, inhuman sound,” Fred said. “We weren’t really certain what it was.”

Sadly, it was their son, who was jerking violently on a stretcher.

“Otto had a shaved head, he had a feeding tube coming out of his nose, he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently,” Fred Warmbier said. “He was blind. He was deaf. As we looked at him and tried to comfort him it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth.”

https://video.foxnews.com/v/video-embed.html?video_id=5588887953001&loc=conservativetribune.com&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fconservativetribune.com%2Fheres-what-obama-demanded%2F&_xcf=Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>Just days later, Otto Warmbier was dead.

“North Korea is not a victim, they are terrorists,” Fred Warmbier said. “They purposefully and intentionally injured Otto.”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what “strategic patience” hath wrought. Otto Warmbier is dead, North Korea is emboldened, and there are even more Americans in North Korean custody.

For everyone on the left criticizing Donald Trump for his aggressive stance on North Korea, they ought to remember where the alternative has gotten us — and where an Obama-imposed silence got the Warmbiers.

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