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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.

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Doctors Found Parasites They’d Never Seen Before Inside The North Korean Soldier Who Bolted At The DMZ


Reported by Ryan Pickrell | China/Asia Pacific Reporter | 9:48 AM 11/16/2017

A North Korean soldier guards the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

The North Korean soldier who suffered multiple gunshot wounds during a brazen blitz into South Korea at the Demilitarized Zone remains in critical condition, according to South Korean reports. In a hail of gunfire, a bold North Korean soldier ran into South Korea Monday at the Joint Security Area at the DMZ. His comrades fired around 40 rounds, five of which hit the defector. He has undergone multiple surgeries to remove the bullets and address infection. The soldier remains unconscious and is on life support in the intensive care unit at a South Korean medical facility, where he is being treated by renowned trauma surgeon Dr. Lee Kook-jong.

One issue in particular was the presence of several large parasites, the longest of which was 10.5 inches, in the man’s intestines. The parasites complicated the surgery to remove the bullets from the man’s abdomen, the Chosun Ilbo reports.

“An incredible amount of parasites was found in the stomach of the soldier from the JSA, so we are having trouble treating him,” Lee told reporters. “We’ve never seen anything like it in a Korean person before, and it can bring about tremendous complications and make a prognosis difficult.” The worms were reportedly all inside the man’s small intestine as well. 

“We discovered parasites that are simply not found in people in this country,” he explained, “I haven’t seen them in my 20 years as a doctor except in textbooks.” The parasites were reportedly roundworms, which are common in developing countries like North Korea, where crops are fertilized with human feces.

“In South Korea, no matter how poor you are, preventive measures are offered so that no such parasites can exist,” he added. North Korean soldiers are believed to be extremely malnourished. It is unclear what North Korean soldiers are eating or the quality of the supplies provided. The discovery of parasites in the man’s gut provides insight into the current state and condition of North Korean troops.

The North Korean, who South Korea’s National Intelligence Service suspects was a noncommissioned officer, probably a staff sergeant, lost 50 ounces of blood and was in shock for a long time. The South Korean military found him collapsed in a pile of leaves at the DMZ.

Infections from parasites, the gunshot wounds, the blood loss, and prolonged shock are all factors that could prove fatal for the young man, who is believed to be in his 20s.

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Trump Skips Out on “Fancy Lunch” in Order to Sit Down and Eat With the Troops


Reported By Kim Smith | November 8, 2017 at 10:32am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/trump-skips-lunch-eat-troops/?

President Donald Trump chose to forgo a fancy lunch on Tuesday so he could sit down and enjoy a meal with U.S. and South Korean troops. Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in joined 108 servicemen and women, including over a dozen South Koreans, for Taco Tuesday at Camp Humphreys during his visit to South Korea, according to Stars and Stripes.

I had a choice of having a beautiful, very fancy lunch and I said no, I want to eat with the troops and we ate with the troops,” Trump said, according to a statement from the White House.

Pvt. Merion Holmes, 21, of Georgetown, South Carolina, said he was honored to see Trump.

“He said he’d rather eat with the troops than at a fancy restaurant,” Holmes told Stars and Stripes after the meal. “It made me feel like he cared.”

Before the meal, Sgt. Jerrell Knight of Atlanta said he was nervous when he found out he would be seated next to the president.

“I get to meet my commander in chief, my boss. It’s pretty overwhelming to be right next to the president,” Knight said, as reported by Stars and Stripes.

Knight said the president spoke about the U.S.-South Korean alliance and the need for a solution to the North Korean problem. He said Trump thanked him for his service and shook his hand.

In a video posted to Twitter, the president told the troops he was honored to be with them. Trump reportedly had to decide where to eat: with the troops or while visiting the DMZ.

A senior administration official told reporters Tuesday that there wasn’t enough time to visit both Camp Humphreys and the DMZ. He said it made sense for Trump to visit the DMZ since no U.S. president has ever visited there before, the U.K. Guardian reported.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the DMZ last week and Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have also recently visited the area.

“It’s becoming a little bit of a cliché, frankly. And that’s why he’s going to be down at Humphreys,” the official said, as reported by the Guardian.

Trump’s decision to skip out on a “fancy lunch” and eat with troops says a lot about his character.

We can only wonder if former President Barack Obama would have made a similar choice.

H/T The Daily Caller

Kim’s Disaster: North Korean Nuclear Base Collapses, Killing at Least 200 People


Reported By Jack Davis | October 31, 2017 at 7:04am | Source(s): The U.K. Express, Reuters, and Yonhap News Agency

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/kims-disaster-north-korean-nuclear-base-collapses-killing-least-200-people/?

Information emerging from furtive North Korea indicates that a tunnel at the regime’s nuclear test site collapsed last month after a nuclear test, killing about 200 people.

A report from Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi, citing unnamed sources, said 100 people were killed in an initial collapse around Sept. 10, and another 100 died in a rescue operation.

Other reports put the date of the collapse as Oct. 10. No official North Korean announcement was made about the date of the collapse.

North Korea’s massive Sept. 3 test caused multiple tremors and landslides in the region, according to Reuters.

Even before news of the tunnel collapse emerged, Western analysts had said the region might be unfit for more nuclear tests.

Reports that a tunnel collapsed triggered fears that radioactive material might also leak out.

Nam Jae-cheol, the chief of South Korea’s Korea Meteorological Administration, said Monday some type of collapse was likely.

“Based on our analysis of satellite imagery, we judge that there is a hollow space, which measures about 60 to 100 meters (in length), at the bottom of Mount Mantap in the Punggye-ri site,” he said. “So, should another nuke test occur, there is the possibility (of a collapse).”

Asked then whether an earthquake could trigger a release of radioactive materials, Nam said, “Should it sink, there is a possibility,” according to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. September’s hydrogen bomb detonation resulted in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks led to a 3.4 magnitude quake on Sept. 23 and a 2.9 magnitude quake on Oct. 12. Earlier this month, experts speculated that North Korea’s test site might have suffered irreversible damage.

“The explosion from the Sept. 3 test had such power that the existing tunnels within the underground testing site might have caved in,” said Kim So-gu, head researcher at the Korea Seismological Institute.

“I think the Punggye-ri region is now pretty saturated. If it goes ahead with another test in this area, it could risk radioactive pollution,” he added, as reported by Reuters. 

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A more powerful underground detonation at the current site could bepotentially suicidal,” not only because of damage from past tests, but also due to potential eruptions at Mount Paektu, a volcano only about 60 miles away, according to Kune Yull Suh, a professor of nuclear engineering at Seoul National University.

The website 38 North, which tracks North Korean activities, reported that the Punggye-ri nuclear test site did sustain damage from the last test. It said there were “numerous landslides throughout the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site on the slopes of Mt. Mantap (and beyond) resulting from North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. These disturbances are more numerous and widespread than seen after any of the North’s previous five tests.”

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