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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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
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
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
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
Top news these days is the release of Laura Ling (32) and Euna Lee (36) from North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. The two U.S. journalists allegedly crossed into the Secret State from China in order to collect material for a report about trafficking of North Korean women into China. What impact did Bill Clinton have on their release?
Many people still think that it’s unthinkable for an American to live in North Korea. Crossing the Line shows the exact opposite.
The Secret State is in the middle of a crisis. Actually, after the fall of communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s it has always been in crisis. Having isolated itself from the rest of the world in general and having suffered food shortages because of floods throughout the years, this poor country is far from what it used to be during the Cold War.