Saturday, October 29, 2005

Feeding evil...

Don't feed North Korea's dependency
The title is about as Good as it gets, unfortunately...
By Stephen Winn Linton, The L.A Times
October 29, 2005
LONG KNOWN for surprises, the "Democratic" "People's" "Republic" of Korea better known as North Korea... "again shocked" the international humanitarian aid community when it announced recently that it wouldn't accept any more emergency food aid. For now... This edict was accompanied by a request that the U.N. World Food Program, which has been shipping hundreds of thousands of tons of food to North Korea, shift to "development aid" his quotation marks, not mine and withdraw the food monitors charged with making sure food goes to those who really need it. Actually, no one should have been surprised. About what? Christ! The lack of need for food? Or the lack of need for food MONITORS?!?!?! After all, this is the 10th year since the international community responded to Pyongyang's call for help with one of the largest emergency aid programs in history. From the beginning, North Koreans made it clear that international aid was welcome, but only until they were able to do without it. Numbers have a particular significance in Korean culture, and anything that lasts over 10 years has the odor of permanency. Interesting fuckin' take. So North Korea is abandoning food aid FOR GOOD LUCK... Seems about on-fuckin'-par with D.P.R.K logic to me... Apparently, North Korea has decided that it's time for a "change". And I agree. I agree also. I doubt we agree on the same thing though... First, contrary to the claim that more than 6 million North Koreans might starve if international aid dries up, there is no food emergency in North Korea today. For two years after the 1995 floods that triggered the famine, countless displaced persons wandered the countryside in a desperate search for something to eat. Some went to China, precipitating the international community's belated interest in North Korean refugees. Most border traffic today is about trade, not hunger. Guess what Brainwave... The two issues are NOT "independent" of each other. Since 1998, things have been slowly improving. Life is still very tough in North Korea and is likely to remain so for some time. Still, this fall, North Koreans are again flooding into the countryside, not to search for food but to gather one of the best harvests in years. The kind of harvest that South Korea has been gathering FOR years...

Kumgang's Whores

The Asahi Shimbun
MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea-Once known for its brazen propaganda and strict rules that tied tourists to their itineraries, the fortress that is Mount Kumgang is apparently letting its guard down. As in, it's "Guard of Oppression".

The resort area just north of the 38th Parallel, where the demilitarized zone cuts the Korean Peninsula in two, is the only region in North Korea permanently open to tourists.
It's certainly no Vegas,"
A little hard to compare Vegas, to whatever one would call the North Korean tourist "industry". but the commercial benefits seem to have generated a puzzling warmth unknown when tours to the mountain started in 1998. The "puzzling warmth" referred to, is the feeling North Korean citizens get when a PROFIT is earned...

Daily song and dance routines put on for the mostly South Korean guests are apparently now less about showcasing North Korea's "unique" beauties and more about extending a hand of solidarity. They should take a page out of the Vegas tourist playbook, and offer an "extended handjob of solidarity".

Friday, October 28, 2005

Free Blog

As Freekorea.blogspot reigns...

The Eye chimes in...

The Educated Shoprat chimes in also...
The Ashes of Tyranny blog just came across a blog by a woman in North Korea who seems to be defending the government of Kim Jong Il of North Korea.
As a Good man once said... "Don't trust. And confirm." (and no, it wasn't Bush)
Of particular interest was a piece bragging of the progress that North Korea has made inspite of evil America's efforts to blockade them, which was taken from the Chinese Xinhua news agency.

Where do I begin? That's a hell of a question dude...

Here's how he ends...
As far as improving the living conditions of North Korea, Democratic Peace Blogger RJ Rummel says it better than I ever could with this brilliant PEACE.

Update: The Knight has just guest blogged at the beaCon of Western Canadian Freedom...

Advice, from the Kings of Counterfeit...
China confirmed U.S.'s concerns over NKorea's money laundering cases
10:25 2005-10-28
China has responded positively to U.S. concerns over North Korea's alleged money laundering and counterfeiting of U.S. dollars, an American Treasury Department official said Friday. Stuart Levey, the Treasury's top officer for terrorism and financial crimes, didn't say whether Beijing had made any concrete commitments. Yet China's support could be crucial for U.S. efforts to isolate and block alleged illegal financial activity by North Korea that is believed to aid its production and export of weapons of mass destruction. "It is clear there is a shared understanding of how seriously we take such threats," Levey told reporters following his meetings with officials from six different Chinese finance and political departments.

I just had a strange flashback from a week ago...

U.S. Political Farce under Fire
Pyongyang, October 21, 2005 (KCNA) -- The United States has recently escalated its smear campaign against the DPRK. Typical of this is its "fiction" about a "deal in counterfeits" floated by the U.S. (this time). The U.S. is claiming that the DPRK is massively issuing highly sophisticated false 100 US dollar notes known as "super money" and spreading them worldwide. In order to verify this, no sooner had Garland, leader of the Irish Workers' Party, been arrested than the U.S. Department of Justice released on October 7 a "written indictment" which it has long prepared, as North Korea has long been a corrupt nation. The "written indictment" characterized by extreme nature of politicization and selection said that there was a "deal in counterfeits" between the DPRK and Garland. Nothing is clumsier than what was invented by the U.S, a past master at lies, fabrication, disinformation and plot. What does that make the D.P.R.K? The GrandMaster? What matters is that Americans who claim to be "politicians" are advertising this case as their latest success made in the U.S. increased efforts to prevent north Korea from committing widespread international crimes. The hue and cry over the non-existent DPRK's "production and deal in counterfeits" raised by the U.S. again is nothing but a clumsy and base political farce intended to impair the image of the DPRK at any cost and justify its moves to isolate the former in the international arena and tighten its blockade against the former.... There's more, but believe me, certainly nothing more to report on anything else regarding counterfeiting. In fact, there is nothing else, but the usual insane anti-U.S "talking-points" of the K.C.N.A...

Press Relief

PYONGYANG, Oct. 28, 2005 (Xinhuanet) -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of China, held talks with Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Friday afternoon in Pyongyang. They had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral ties and international and regional issues of common concern. I doubt the advancement of governmental press releases was on the agenda. Chinese President Hu arrived in Pyongyang earlier in the day for an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at the invitation of Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission a.k.a, a convicted 7-11 loiterer. AAAAAAAhahahahaha... What a relieved dork! LOOK AT THE GRIP ON THE ARM!!!AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Kimmy's going bald, i.e no more "Il-bouffant". I love this shit. I was saving this one for a special occasion...

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Space Battle

DPRK Delegate Refers to Peaceful Use of Space

Pyongyang, October 27, 2005 (KCNA) -- The "Democratic" "People's" "Republic" of Korea will positively promote the cooperation and exchange with the international community including the UN *snicker* and different countries of the world (the Free ones?) and develop the independent space science and technology in the field of peaceful use of the space. Independant of who? A DPRK delegate ? said this in his speech during the discussion on the agenda item "The international cooperation in the peaceful use of the space" at the meeting of the 4th committee of the 60th UN General Assembly on Oct. 19. zzzzz! He noted that the space should not become someone's (1)monopoly, even for the people that use it the most? adding that if the universe is to become a peaceful one conducive to promoting the welfare state of humankind it is important to reject the (2)monopolistic practices in the space development and enable all countries to freely participate in it on an equal footing. He went on: Ughhh... The successes achieved in the space development should be shared for the well-being of all countries and peoples. Ya gotta develop the technology first brainwaves... It is necessary to categorically reject any attempt to disturb and control the developing countries' activities for the space development and (3)monopolize the space in a bid to retain a technological edge. It is also necessary to stand firm against any attempt to militarize the space if it is to become a peaceful one conducive to the well-being of mankind. The DPRK assails all moves to turn the space into a military base and battle site against the sovereign states and calls for building an international legal mechanism for preventing the space militarization as early as possible, he asserted. Fuck! That WAS a cool movie, eh? I liked the scene where the Orbiting Lazer shot Kim Jong Il though the fuckin' eye!!!
I hate to bring everyone in North Korea back to reality, but Japan is as far as the D.P.R.K has gone...

After looking at the image below, I figured something must be fishy. Yet, reading the blog... It seems like the real deal.

This is what's at the top, as I type...
KCNA October 26 2005
Sound like the someone you know?

I'm fucking convinced it's real. I've left some comments there. We will find out soon enough what "she" has to say.

Gender: female
Astrological Sign: Libra(eh, me too! Is that the only information?)
North Korea
Audio Clip (The audio clip seems genuine...) I guess that IS the only information...
Yo, don't cast even an eye on my pin-up! Just look at the traffic and watch your handle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Dan Schorr
It was all so surreal, I thought, as I sat with them in a Pyongyang hotel bar, drinking North Korean beer and smoking a Cuban cigar.
Posted at 08:29 PM October 18 2005

Here it is: a look inside North Korea, the most closed-off nation on the planet. I've posted over 300 photos in the North Korea album.
It's a fucking A-class blog. Some of the best mass game pictures I have ever seen. He's in a class of his own(like Michael Yon). It's just a blog about a curious American's trip to the "hermit nation". Look at his gallery first, then take the time to read it all, it's facinating.
My alarm went off at 5:30am on Tuesday morning - it was time to leave the "hermit kingdom". It had been an extremely interesting trip, very well organized by the tour group company. Posted at 10:21 AM October 21, 2005

Waaay Better than anything Alejandro Cao De Benos has ever disseminated!

October 25, 2005
I'm back.
Posted at 10:23 AM

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

North Korean Adscam

N Korea turns on saviour
Peter Alford, Tokyo correspondent October 26, 2005
NORTH Korea has bottom-of-the-ladder status as an investment destination except with South Korea and China, so publicly threatening to tear up the contracts of its biggest South Korean investor is an odd tactic.

Eh, "odd tactics" are a "Democratic" "People's" Republic" of Korean staple...

Especially when the investor, Hyundai, has punted more than $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) over the past seven years, without any immediate prospect of turning a won's profit, and holds the keys to the only project that might arrest the North's accelerating industrial decay.

60 years is a long time to work up a decent head of accelerated steam, being evil...

Pyongyang objected to Hyundai sacking its linkman to North Korea, Kim Yong-kyu, as chief executive of Hyundai Asan, the group's northern investment vehicle. It's alleged he misappropriated corporate and government funds, though Kim denies it.

Denying happens to be Kim's hobby.

Bad Solution

The Associated Press Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Tokyo: The UN World Food Program will greatly reduce its operations in North Korea at the request of the government, great news, which is expecting a better harvest this year finally, the WFP director said Tuesday. James Morris told reporters the group would shut down 19 food processing plants in the country but would keep staff in North Korea. "We intend to wind down our humanitarian work in North Korea by the end of November," Morris said. "My sense is that North Korea wants WFP to stay. They want to be sure that we are available for technical assistance, that we are available in case an emergency comes along, and they would like for us to be helpful in terms of development activities." The Stalinist state suffered fatal famines in the 1990s. Since 1995, WFP has distributed about four million tons of food in North Korea. International welfare. I think international WARFARE(against the D.P.R.K) would have been a better solution. Just my opinion. The agency says it feeds about 6.5 million North Koreans, or more than one-quarter of the country's population of 23 million. Hey buuuudy. Got a quarter man!

Jealous of a joke...

Pyongyang, October 25, 2005 (KCNA) -- Japan is resorting to all sorts of disgraceful conducts in an effort to take a permanent seat of the UN Security Council. Commenting on this, Minju Joson Tuesday says: A few days ago, a delegate of Japan, speaking at a UN General Assembly session, clamored that the qualification for a permanent seat of the UN Security Council should be appraised by the contribution of a relevant member nation to the international community. Japan is an IMMENSELY "relevant member nation to the international community". Un-fucking-like North Korea. Japan's foolish assertion can never be overlooked as it is an intolerable mockery and insult to the UN so it's business as usual in New York then... and the international community. Japan should know that it is a wild dream like EVERYTHING is for North Koreans for it to make a bid for a permanent seat of the UN Security Council with such a wrong stand. And that "wrong stand" would be what? Exactly? All the countries that want to have such a seat cannot have it. Exception: The countries that have them. If Japan truly wants to make a responsible contribution to the UN, it should sincerely repent of its past crimes and clear off them, before ridiculously shaking a moneybag. Then America can apologize, AGAIN, for unleashing a radioactive mushroom cloud upon Japan. Twice. Then we can all go back to living 60 years in the past. Like North Korea... It should refrain from foolish act of inviting international isolation and shame and do what it should do(?).

Monday, October 24, 2005

Honored Guest

Rice warns North Korea on new nuclear demands October 25, 2005
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Monday that North Korea should not bring any new demands to international disarmament talks and said the country's claim to a nuclear power reactor "remains an abstraction." North Korea agreed last month to abandon its nuclear weapons program and dismantle weapons, but details of the deal are still unclear. North Korea appeared to back away from some pledges in the days after the deal was signed. The next talks, which involve China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Russia and the United States, are scheduled for November, but no date has been set.
North Korea has been warned...

"I assume they are going to come back. If they come back it's without preconditions, because that's the only basis on which the talks will be restarted," Rice told reporters en route to a brief diplomatic visit to Canada.

Hehe. :) Cmon Condi. Please be the President. You're the easiest "shoe in" for all of American history. I have not forgot about this either, Good diplomat.

One sticking point is Pyongyang's demand that in exchange for giving up its nuclear program it is provided with a light-water nuclear reactor to meet its dire energy needs. Light-water reactors are believed to be less easily diverted for weapons use. The United States, however, says this issue should be tackled only after Pyongyang has verifiably dismantled its weapons efforts.
"The light water reactor issue continues to be an abstraction," Rice said.

Crossed Us

Gift to Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, October 24, 2005 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a gift from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It was conveyed to an official concerned by Juan Manuel Suarez del Toro, president of the International Federation, on a visit to Korea. I have to assume(and hope) the gift was aid...

North Korea's 60th...

As North Korea celebrates the only thing in the universe worth celebrating, I have to wonder if the average citizen is getting a little sick of the constant forced adulation towards Kim Jong Il's regime. The second most important man in the country
is a guy that died 11 years ago...

By Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer PYONGYANG, North Korea. Kim Jong Il threw a bit *snicker* of a birthday bash for North Korea's family-run dictatorship last week. Convoys of military trucks stacked with boxes of new 21-inch color TVs rumbled through this scruffy capital — gifts from Kim to his troops and soldiers lugged them home on their backs. Despite chronic electricity shortages, the regime found enough juice to light up the town at night, bathing Pyongyang's massive monuments to founding father Kim Il Sung in white light. Wow! Oooh! Ahhhhh! Neat! North Korea discovers light. There was even the rare sight of foreigners being herded through hotel lobbies and onto sightseeing buses. How does a tourist touring a country rate as something newsworthy anyway? One of the most tightly sealed countries on Earth welcomed a few thousand tourists for Arirang, its stadium show of dance, music and mass gymnastics celebrating North Korea's supposedly glorious victories over Japanese and American imperialists.

Kim Jong Il has never told a lie, that wasn't immensely popular with North Koreans. He looks a little sad... ;(

This is the most recent picture released(by the K.C.N.A).

Calming Tones...

Pyongyang, October 22, 2005 (KCNA) -- The United States is becoming evermore undisguised in its double-dealing tactics over the nuclear issue, says Minju Joson Saturday in a signed commentary. It goes on: It has secretly supported Israel in its nuclear development, They had to. You guys were supporting Iran, shut eyes to its access to nukes

"Shut eyes"? I fuckin' doubt it...

and has recently gone the lengths of transferring nuclear technology to those countries outside the NPT Like Pakistan? Oh. Right, that's who gave North Korea the bomb while viciously pursuing the policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK citing the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula as a pretext. They could have used the the D.P.R.K's human "rights" record as a pretext. It is the U.S. which approves others' access to nukes and transfers nuclear technology to them as it pleases FUCKEN EH!!! This is what naturally happens when you invent something. Ask the U.N how they feel about America inventing the internet, in disregard of the NPT to meet its own interests. The U.S. policy of such double standards on the nuclear issue can never be tolerated as it is a very dangerous policy which would bring nothing but consequences upsetting the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation regime, that North Korea is actually responsible for. disturbing world stability and bringing nuclear holocaust to humankind. Am I supposed be be scared now? It isn't working. Conventional weapons alone would wipe North Korea off the map. The DPRK categorically rejects such policy as a serious violation of its sovereignty and dignity. It is impossible to free the DPRK from nuclear threat, the root cause of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, as long as the above-said policy of the U.S. remains in force. It is the demand of the DPRK that the U.S. treat the DPRK the same way it does other states which possess nuclear weapons in actuality outside the NPT. There IS NO OTHER FUCKING STATE, like North Korea's "state". This would provide in practice evidence proving the U.S. commitment to respect the sovereignty of the DPRK, a UN member nation. Every other shitty country is too. The REASON the U.S will not respect Kim's rule, is because it's a brutally oppressive sovereignty, and it stands against everything Good that the United Stated of America stands for. If the U.S. turns down our demand and keeps pursuing the policy of double standards over the nuclear issue, it would be held fully responsible for all the ensuing consequences. True, but you guys will be the ones left as radioactive dust.