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    In Hail of Bullets and Fire, North Korea Killed Official Who Wanted Reform

    Just for good measure:
    "The two men, Ri Ryong-ha and Jang Su-gil, were torn apart by antiaircraft machine guns, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. The executioners then incinerated their bodies with flamethrowers."






    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/wo...ong-thaek.html

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    North Korea claims it could wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb


    Analysts think the regime of Kim Jong Un, in North Korea, is exaggerating its technical capabilities regarding a hydrogen bomb. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY/REUTERS)
    By Anna Fifield March 13 at 9:51 AM

    SEOUL — North Korea claimed Sunday that it could wipe out Manhattan by
    sending a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic missile to the heart of New York City,
    the latest in a string of brazen threats.


    Although there are many reasons to believe that Kim Jong Un’s regime is
    exaggerating its technical capabilities, the near-daily drumbeat of boasts
    and warnings from North Korea underlines its anger at efforts to thwart its
    ambitions.

    “Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet
    Union,” DPRK Today, a state-run outlet, reported Sunday. DPRK stands for
    the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea’s official name.

    “If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile
    and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed
    immediately and the city would burn down to ashes,” the report said, citing
    a nuclear scientist named Cho Hyong Il.

    The website is a strange choice for making such a claim, given that it also
    carries reports about such topics as rabbit farming and domestically made
    school backpacks.

    North Korea’s newly developed hydrogen bomb “surpasses our imagination,”
    Cho is quoted as saying.

    “The H-bomb developed by the Soviet Union in the past was able to smash
    windows of buildings 1,000 kms away and the heat was strong enough to
    cause third-degree burns 100 kms away,” the report continued.
    (A thousand kilometers is about 625 miles; 100 kilometers, about 62.5 miles.)

    full story:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...7b7_story.html

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    Jesus christ, it's ****ing on now

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    I can't understand why China, NK's near neighbour and only 'ally' isn't doing anything to rein in this mad man. The Chinese must obviously see him as unhinged and threatening the US yet appear to sitting on their hands. Surely the time must come when the US must confront this lunatic before he improves his capabilities and actually does what he is threatening to do, or preferably encourage the Chinese to orchestrate a coup against Kim Jong Un and install a more moderate leader that doesn't have the trappings of a 'personality cult'.

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    The irony for little man over there is that whereas he has zero ability to actually inflict damage here, we could easily wipe out his entire government with a handful of stealth drones they would never see coming. China really is the only country that can reasonably do anything about "NoKo". All the goods and capital in and out of the country comes from China. They have tremendous leverage.

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    N.Korea: US sanctions on leader 'a declaration of war'
    AFP - Thursday, July 7, 2016

    North Korea said Friday that the new US sanctions targeting its leader Kim Jong-Un amounted to a "declaration of a war" and vowed to take strong retaliatory measures.

    The move by the United States constituted "the worst-ever hostile act" and "an open declaration of a war" against the North, Pyongyang's foreign ministry said in a statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

    The US on Wednesday placed Kim on its sanctions blacklist, calling him directly responsible for a long list of serious human rights abuses.

    The sanctions are the first that name the country's "Supreme Leader", as well as the first targeting the reclusive state for rights violations.

    Pyongyang, in its first response to the sanctions, urged Washington to withdraw them immediately, warning that the North would instantly cut off all diplomatic channels if they failed to do so.

    "The United States has dared to challenge the highest authority of ours, committing the worst-ever hostile act that goes beyond confrontation over the so-called human rights issue. This constitutes an open declaration of a war," the statement said.

    "Now that the US has made a declaration of a war against us, all issues arising from relations with the US will forthwith be handled in accordance with DPRK's wartime laws," it said, using the official acronym for North Korea.

    Pyongyang will take "extremely strong countermeasures" in response, it added, without elaborating on what this could entail.

    Ten other top officials were also blacklisted by the US, accused of being behind widespread abuses that have made North Korea "among the world's most repressive countries".

    South Korea on Thursday welcomed the move by the US, saying it hoped the move would shine a light on human rights "violations" in the North.

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    Come over and try something big boy

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    N. Korea to take 'physical action' over US anti-missile system
    AFP - Sunday, July 10, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday threatened to take "physical action" to counter a sophisticated US anti-missile system planned to be deployed in the South.

    "The DPRK will take a physical counter-action to thoroughly control THAAD... from the moment its location and place have been confirmed in South Korea," the artillery bureau of the North's military said in a statement, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

    North Korea's military, which has "sufficient latest offensive strike means", will take "more merciless and powerful successive corresponding measures against the US keen to ignite a war by deploying THAAD", it said.

    It also warned the South of "miserable self-destruction" as a consequence of the introduction of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

    "We once again warn the enemies that it is the steadfast will of the KPA to make merciless retaliatory strikes to reduce south Korea to a sea in flames, debris once an order is issued," the statement said.

    The United States and South Korea on Friday said they would deploy the missile defence system in the South but the time and venue are yet to be fixed
    Last edited by scumonkey; July 10th, 2016 at 11:20 PM. Reason: added new rhetoric from Kim

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    Too bad Lil Kim is not as dead as my thread.

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