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LeDaro: North Korea Puts Army on ‘Quasi State of War

This sounds very scary because if there is a war between North and South Korea it will spread if countries like U.S. and Russia get involved.

LeDaro: North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire

This guy is crazy and a threat to world peace.

Kim Jong Un

Fire exchange

More than 100 North Korean shells out of 500 or so fired landed in South Korean waters, prompting marines from the South to fire back with more than 300 rounds in the North’s waters, defense officials in Seoul said.

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The Wandering Joe: Crimea and Misdemeanours

Bad puns aside, the recent intrigue in Crimea has been responsible for more nonsensical political blustering than any single international incident in the past decade. It has been a curious exercise to sit back and watch everyone work themselves up and deliver half-baked analyses based on laughably outdated assumptions. Please note that all of my . . . → Read More: The Wandering Joe: Crimea and Misdemeanours

LeDaro: Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un: The Odd Couple

See bigger picture here.

Read the story The Telegraph.

LeDaro: North Korea and robotic army

Almost all countries do a good job of brainwashing their soldiers – its all for patriotism and thus killing the enemy is justified. However, dictatorial governments do even a better job. North Korea is a good example. The picture below puts some light on this phenomena.

Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korea and robotic army

LeDaro: North Korea: Interesting pictures

Every summer the North Koreans hold the Arirang games, or “mass games,” where perhaps as many as 100,000 performers dance and do gymnastics to a patriotic theme. The real stars of the show may be these boys: the flashcard flippers, who with split-second precision form colorful mosaics. But this is what the boys behind . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korea: Interesting pictures

LeDaro: North Korea and Dictatorship

It is unfortunate that in dictatorships like the one in North Korea people are treated like robots. The following picture is beautiful but one feels sadness about the control of dictatorship. In this case Kim Jong-un is the master.

North Koreans wave flowers as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korea and Dictatorship

The Disaffected Lib: America’s Enemy-Industrial Complex

You can own all the locomotives and all the rolling stock in the world but they’re useless without tracks.   The same logic holds true for the world’s largest, most fearsome military.   What good is it without an ample supply of enemies?

Just as General Motors needs people to buy Chevys, the U.S. military/industrial/commercial warfighting . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: America’s Enemy-Industrial Complex

LeDaro: Kim Jong Un Threats for Nuclear War

Is Kim Jong Un crazy or what? If he attacks South Korea or U.S hell may broke loose. Despite U.S’s problems (which are too many) it has nuclear capabilities that it can destroy North Korea 100 times over. Then imagine China and Russia getting involved,it will be a disaster of the proportion that the world . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Kim Jong Un Threats for Nuclear War

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Sunday Roundup: Harper Picked Chinese Pandas Over Journey of Nishiyuu Aboriginal Youth

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize the popular view that Harper […]

The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Sunday Roundup: Harper Picked Chinese Pandas Over Journey of Nishiyuu Aboriginal Youth

Trashy's World: Kim Jong-un…

… reading things… Probably written in English. (17) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Elizabeth May: Harper making Canada the North Korea of environmental law

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Green Party leader Elizabeth May says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is turning Canada into a “rogue nation” and the “North Korea of environmental law”. The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP was reacting to Thursday’s shocking revelation that the Conservative government last week quietly withdrew from yet another important international body, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Elizabeth May: Harper making Canada the North Korea of environmental law

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Weekly roundup (ending Mar 16 / 13)

First and biggest news of the week was the upset election of 76 year old Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who interestingly has taken the name Francis I. No sooner was he elected, and leading up to his investiture next week (since 1978, new Popes have refused to take the three tiered crowned . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Weekly roundup (ending Mar 16 / 13)

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Iran: Getting away with genocide, thanks to banks (maybe)

If the allegations about the British based bank Standard Chartered Bank PLC are true then a financial institution that has been at the forefront of a “corporate responsibility” campaign is guilty of an instance of money laundering that makes the Bank of Credit and Commerce International look like Romper Room ™. When I first heard . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Iran: Getting away with genocide, thanks to banks (maybe)

Trashy's World: The invitation must have been lost in the mail

The North Korean Dear Leader got hitched! I wonder if they had to get married? Ew. (7) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Deny, deny, deny — Syria edition (and why sanctions aren’t enough)

This past weekend’s massacre in Houla, Syria was so uncommonly cruel in its scope that even Russia and Mainland China, which have been vetoing several resolutions due to their arms sales to Damascus, finally said enough is enough. At least 108 are dead, and quite a few Western states have suspended ties to the Assad . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Deny, deny, deny — Syria edition (and why sanctions aren’t enough)

Progressive Proselytizing: Lessons from Iran for North Korea

North Korea became the biggest international story of last week when it decided to launch a satellite into space (ostensibly a weather satellite) that ultimately broke down shortly after being launched. This episode puts into peril the nascent moves towards genuine talks regarding food aid in exchange for abandoning nuclear ambitions and a denouement . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Lessons from Iran for North Korea

LeDaro: North Korea: Nuclear Proliferation

NBC Nightly News had an interesting piece on North Korea and policies of developing more and more potent nuclear arsenal which also has worldwide reach. This is indeed madness.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korea: Nuclear Proliferation

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: No more "nuclear ambiguity"

As tensions continue to rise in the Middle East about what Iran is up to with its nuclear program, a reasonable person cannot be in much doubt. With the large number of centrifuges it’s more than obvious that Iran wants a bomb. And there can only be one intended target — Israel. Why else would . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: No more "nuclear ambiguity"

Trashy's World: To see the power of Twitter…

… follow the rumours about the assassination of Kim Jong-Un in Beijing. Amazing. In all likelihood untrue, but very demonstrative of the power of social media. Me? I think he was scheduled to meet Harper but took the easy way out. Da-da-dum! Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Harper: Right about Iran, but on the tar sands and "outsiders" …

This week, the Prime Minister expressed aloud concerns many of us Canadian of all stripes have had either openly or privately – that Iran is a ticking time bomb with its nuclear program which without a shadow of a doubt has only one aim, to create a nuclear bomb that would threaten Israel. Meanwhile, the . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Harper: Right about Iran, but on the tar sands and "outsiders" …

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: North Korea: Moving the doomsday clock closer to midnight

It’s been a little over thirty six hours since North Korea revealed that Kim Jong Il died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday. It was well known that Kim was in ill health for years but his passing poses a huge risk for the West. Having dealt with Libya with mostly flying colours and . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: North Korea: Moving the doomsday clock closer to midnight

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ex-Dear Leader Hysteria

I tweeted this earlier in the day, but the scenes just keep replaying though my head with annoying frequency for some disturbing reason. In one respect, it’s difficult not to simply scoff at the ridiculous demonstrations of hysterical “grief” over the death of the demented little totalitarian freak that was Kim Kim Jong-il. At the . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ex-Dear Leader Hysteria

Trashy's World: Dear Leader – we hardly knew ya, and…

…I love how The New China Daily has covered the story. Take this text announcing the death of Kim Jong-il… Great mental and physical strain??? This dude was as loony as three dollar bill! Meanwhile, over at The Onion: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA—In surprisingly candid remarks today following his father’s death, Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Dear Leader – we hardly knew ya, and…

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-18 22:54:00

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS:

THE KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE KING:

The news tonight is that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong–Il has gone to join his unlamented father in apotheosis. The Korean regime has in fact gone well beyond the bizarre mutation of a Marxist hereditary monarchy. It has become a modern . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-18 22:54:00