Last time South Korea tried this, it was called the Sunshine Policy. It was an utter failure. In exchange for economic zones that almost entirely benefited Pyongyang, and boatloads of free food and fuel for the beggar-bully in the north, South Korea got zilch.
The North Korean regime can only attempt to justify its existence by demonizing an external enemy (whether that country wants to be an enemy or not). There can be no peace until the regime is toppled.More >>
In the mournful period following the death of North Korea's Dear Leader, one army minister allegedly dealt with his sorrow through "drinking and carousing" -- evoking too much of a celebratory mood for Kim Jong Un. (Of course, it wouldn't surprise anyone that the official's supposed "crime" was an entirely faked cover story to provide a veneer of a rationale for what happened next... not that what happened next would be a rational response).
The offending official was allegedly made to stand on a spot as a mortar was fired to "obliterate" him.
"14 senior officials" have been purged since the Kim dynasty handed over the mantle to Fat Boy. Presumably, this one won't be the last.
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Kim Jong Il may be dead, but the spirit of his father, Kim Il Sung, remains. As one notorious writer of pulp terror fantasies might have put it for this modern-day reality horror story, "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die."More >>
When journalist Christopher Hitchens died on December 15, 2011 he was soon followed in the grave by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, a loathsome figure whose atrocities Hitchens spent a fair amount of time of documenting. Given the proximity in time of their deaths, Reason is happy to re-release this 2007 featuring Hitchens' dramatic reading of Tom Lehrer's "Christmas Song." Taped at Reason's DC headquarters before a crowd of about 150 people, Hitchens begins his performance with a peroration about one-party states in North Korea--and North America.
If it's true, then North Korea is looking at one of three outcomes:
A continuation of the dynasty under the son, Kim Jong-Un.
A military coup, in which not a whole lot changes.
The third outcome may be the least likely. Then again, if enough people are sick and tired of watching their children starve to death or their family members get hauled off to concentration camps, maybe now is the beginning of the end of hell on Earth.More >>
It is their wedding, right? And if it isn't -- if someone wants to make the case that this is a national event put on by the nation for the nation, there's even more reason to make sure the bouncers keep out the riff-raff.
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You might think there would be more good news from our allies at the time of year when peace and goodwill towards all is supposed to be the standard. Not so much. The Propagandist links to some of the bizarro stuff happening out there, from Amnesty-International vetted "charity workers" fighting (and dying) for jihad in Afghanistan to the weirdness of North Korea and the international community. Oh, and Christmas-timed terror attacks, naturally.
Amnesty International And Its 'Cage Prisoners' Poster Boy Get What They Wanted. "Rideh was a poster boy for jihadist Moazzam Begg's Cage Prisoners outfit, which has enjoyed the support, the services and the platforms of Amnesty International, to the great dismay of AI supporters and some AI staff, most notably AI whistleblower Gita Saghal, who was turfed from her job as head of AI's Gender Unit for her trouble."