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North Korea’s missile test in Kusong – a different perspective

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 North Korea launched a long-range missile apparently targeting Japan having flown for about 435 miles before landing in Japanese Sea, around 400 kilometers from North Korea’s east coast, according to Voices of America. This is not the first time that missiles have launched from Kusong. In November 2016 a second launch within a week at the time was conducted there, as reported by CNN, near the military Banghyon Airport (or Panghyon Airport, according to Wikipedia). Surprisingly I did not come across a report that would make any mention about the military airport in connection with the latest missile launch. It will be aimed at the airport in connection with the latest missile launch and some surroundings. It won’t have any purpose to speculate one way or another. Continue reading

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Deliberately Arrested: How Ro Su-hui and the North Korean Government Orchestrated the Event

 

About a month ago, Reunification of the Fatherland Vice-Chairman Ro Su-hui from South Korea tried to cross the border from North Korea but was immediately held and arrested by the South Korean authorities as soon as both of his feet stepped on South Korea’s territory. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which is controlled by the North Korean government, deemed the act fascist on their Facebook page. In another report of the event, the KCNA added a demand from the North Korean regime that Ro Su-hui be sent back to North Korea. Continue reading

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The Truth About the North Korean Regime in a Nutshell

 

As you probably have noticed, I have been following the North Korean regime for quite a while. When Kim Jong-il died last year, and was to be replaced by his son – Kim Jong-un – I couldn’t help but notice the mainstream media’s reaction, as well as that of a lot of people. Namely, that they hope that the transition was for good, that Kim Jong-un is the new Deng Xiaoping, or in other words that North Korea will open up and become capitalist and free (or at least more capitalist and freer). This reaction is typical of the ignorance on the North Korean regime. A recent news article on the Huffington Post proves my point. Read defectors’ reactions, particularly:

None of the defectors Reuters spoke to believed the leadership would dare allow reforms that damage its grip. Some thought the Pyongyang elite had been scared by the disastrous 2009 experiment [the currency reform that was reportedly disastrous to the country’s “economy”].

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The North Korea we know little about

If you know me, you know that I like watching and reading about North Korea. It is not because I like it (in fact the more I find out about it the more I get to hate it, as you have probably noticed) but because it is mysterious and the most isolated country in the world. If it weren’t for the few journalists and tourists who were granted visas to the Secret State and documented their visit (sometimes without being allowed), all the footage would be purified the way only the Korean Central News Agency and David Pluth are capable of. Continue reading

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A decomposing country

North Korea is in severe humanitarian crisis after floods allegedly destroyed a lot of its crops forcing millions of people to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. I say allegedly because I wouldn’t necessarily blame it on nature but on the tyrant regime of the Kim dynasty that has been ruling this country since 1953. Continue reading

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North Korea happiness “index:” China is the world’s happiest country

On Friday I came across a Chosun Ilbo article that reports that according to a global happiness index compiled by North Korean “researchers,” China is the happiest country in the world followed by North Korea, as reported on MSNBC. What is that supposed to mean? Continue reading

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An American living in North Korea??? That’s right. (Part 2)

Daniel Gordon’s Crossing the Line, a movie on James Dresnok’s life in North Korea, for one reason or another, is not allowed to stay on Youtube for a long time. Shortly after I first talked about it, the movie was removed from Youtube but today I randomly saw it again browsing on one of the most innovative websites ever. Continue reading

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