Friday, November 18, 2005

Back in Good speed.

Peter Goodspeed
National Post
Friday, November 18, 2005

A U.S government report says North Korea is raising religious persecution to the same heights as ancient Rome. While the Romans threw Christians to the lions for sport, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says North Korea's leaders settle for snap trials followed by firing squads or simply crushing the heads of underground church leaders under a steamroller.

It only gets MORE disturbing, unfortunately...

Protest protest...

EU's Attempt to Introduce Anti-North Resolution under Fire in S. Korea

Pyongyang, November 18, 2005 (KCNA) -- 45 groups for movement for human rights, peace and reunification of south Korea reportedly held a press conference in front of the building of the "National Assembly" in Youido, Seoul on Tuesday at which they opposed the EU's bid to bring up "a resolution on human rights issue in north Korea" for discussion at the UN General Assembly. Now sit back and imagine a crowd of "45 groups", standing around in Seoul, PROTESTING the U.N trying to resolve the North Korean Human Rights issue. It's fucking incomprehensible... Speakers at the press conference accused the EU of having worked hard recently to have the resolution adopted at the meeting of the 3rd committee of the UN General Assembly, The INJUSTICE of it all!!! adding that "any system has the right to build a society and promote the human rights according to the view on its justice." A press release read out at the press conference said that if the UN truly intends to do something for the north, it should, first of all, render support and cooperation in the efforts to urge the U.S. to lift economic embargo imposed upon the north according to its hostile policy toward it and build the peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula. Same old evil. When people(the E.U) are opposed to the "Democratic "People's" "Republic" of Korea's Human Rights track-record, they fucking blame America. Has there EVER been a North Korean problem that the United States of America is not responsible for? The press release urged the "government" of south Korea "Iron"ic use of quotation marks... to categorically oppose the attempt to have the politically motivated "resolution on the human rights issue in north Korea" adopted at the UN General Assembly session, aware that if any attempt is allowed to use this issue for a political purpose, it will only threaten the peace on the Korean Peninsula. More than nuclear proliferation on the Peninsula?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Where to start, where to FUCKING START!

So Bush is in South Korea I hear.
2000 Google hits.
First, the trusted South Korean source...

After their joint press conference, President Roh and President Bush ate lunch and visited the historic Bulguk Temple, a well-known tourist attraction in Gyeongju. On to the CBC's "version"... Roh suggested the impasse with North Korea could be settled with little acrimony. (zzzzzzzzzzz)

By Steve Holland
PUSAN, South Korea, Nov 18 (
Reuters) - Hounded at home over Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush pressed on with his foreign policy agenda on Friday in talks with Russian President Vladimir, with whom he has had strained relations this year. "Hey Vladimir, how are you? It's good to see you," Bush told Putin at a Pusan hotel before attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. "I always enjoy a chance to have a good discussion with you." Bush also sat down for talks with leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations as well as the leaders of Peru, Canada and Mexico. In a new setback for his Iraq policy, a spokesman for South Korea's Defence Ministry said it plans to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq by about a third and to start withdrawing those soldiers from the first half of next year.
Bush, meeting South Korean President Roh Myun-hoo on Thursday, had hailed South Korea's contributions in Iraq and senior aides pointed out the South Koreans, at more than 3,000, were the third largest foreign contingent in Iraq, behind the United States and Britain.

I bet the D.P.R.K is reading this... Here's the rest.
The K.C.iNs.Ane response...

Anti-U.S./George W. Bush Rally and Demos in Pusan
Pyongyang, November 17, 2005 (KCNA) -- At least 400 people affiliated to the Pusan Citizens' Action against Bush reportedly held a ceremony of declaring an all-out struggle in front of Kyongsong University and staged a demonstration on Nov. 12. The participants of the ceremony declared that the forces of the progressive movement would unite and launch a widespread anti-U.S. struggle with U.S. President Bush's Pusan visit as a momentum. At the end of the ceremony they staged demonstrations in different parts of the city. They occupied roads and distributed printed materials opposing the U.S., war and neo-liberal "globalization", shouting slogans such as "No Bush." On Nov. 3 an anti-U.S., anti-war joint meeting of the "National People's Solidarity" and the Reunification Solidarity released slogans calling for an anti-U.S., anti-Bush struggle. They should consult the American democRats... Wherever Bush goes, he makes nuclear war outcries, the slogans noted, calling for checking his visit to south Korea and regaining the sovereignty usurped by the U.S. by the efforts of the popular oppressed masses. The slogans called on the people to take Bush's junket to south Korea as an opportunity to win back the right to "operational command" and force him to take with him the U.S. forces in south Korea when he goes back.

The South Korean Army bravely followed Bush into Iraq...
Why would Dubya abandon our South Korean allies?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Il-advised title...

Ill-boding Movement of Ultra-rightist Conservative Forces in S. Korea

Pyongyang, November 15, 2005 (KCNA) -- Minju Joson Tuesday in a signed commentary brands the "National League of New Right" recently organized in south Korea as a group of traitors serving the outsiders against the nation. It goes on hypocritically: The establishment of the league is aimed to stem the trend of the times toward independence, progress and national reconciliation and reunification. This requires the south Koreans to heighten vigilance against the ultra-rightist conservative forces. What is ridiculous is that the Grand National Party is working hard to use the league in realizing their ambition for coming to power again. What is also "ridiculous", is the evil actions the D.P.R.K is willing to take to prevent people in North Korea from "realizing their ambition for coming to power"... This is clearly proved by the fact that high-ranking officials of the GNP determined to run for next-term presidential election vied with each other to participate in an inaugural meeting of the organization. But they are gravely mistaken. So they should fucking die for participating in a political rally that the D.P.R.K does not like? What else is fucking new... The south Koreans have long turned their back on the ultra-rightist conservative forces including the GNP who try to prolong their remaining days by dependence on outsiders Like China? and confrontation with their fellow countrymen. It is the unshakable will of the south Koreans to ostracize both old and new conservatives from political circle. Like Kim Jong Il?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The fam...

Two stories of North Korea's "royal" succession.
I consider this the most revealing story I have read in a while, yet it seems to me like most of it is second-hand, at best.

International Herald Tribune By Choe Sang-Hun, November 15, 2005
Kim Jong Il, the "Dear Leader" of North Korea, is pushing an age - 63 - when he is widely expected to designate a successor who will carry the mantle of power he inherited from his own father in the Communist world's first and only dynasty. But he has problems...

This one is very detailed, and most of it I have read in other accounts before. It did point out something I was not aware of, however...
The American Spectator By Patrick Devenny, November 15, 2005
The only other option for Kim Jong-Il would be his youngest, Kim Jong-Un. Currently 18 years old, his existence was only revealed to the rest of the world in 2001. Consequently, little is known about him, other than he is known by Kim as the "Morning Star King," and is apparently his father's favorite. His young age would complicate his rise to power immensely, due to the years of preparatory work needed to construct a powerful support system for the leadership candidate, such as the one that smoothed Kim Jong-Il's transition in 1994.
(H/T to Shoprat)

It's all nothing but wild speculation at this point. Hard facts out of North Korea are hard to find...

Monday, November 14, 2005

Unstoppable force.

Drastic Increase of Pro-Japanese Internet Sites in S. Korea Assailed

Pyongyang, November 13, 2005 (KCNA) -- Pro-Japanese Internet sites are now reportedly on the drastic increase in south Korea. That's probably because Japanese and South Koreans actually HAVE the internet... Its gravity lies in that they carry articles blindly hailing Japan and insulting south Koreans under the titles "Tok Islet belongs to Japan", "Japan's colonial domination over Korea was blessing" and 'Mean and dirty south Koreans." Does the "gravity" of this situation present a national crisis for North Korea? Apparently so... This is intolerable as it is nothing but rowdyism ? intended to hurt the dignity of the nation, observes Minju Joson Sunday in a signed commentary. Talk about thin-skinned. It goes/cries on:

The appearance of pro-Japanese Internet sites is aimed to arrest the daily mounting struggle to eliminate pro-Japanese elements.
Read this sentence again and try to find meaning. I haven't yet.

This deplorable development is unthinkable apart from the Grand National Party. The GNP is made up of descendents of pro-Japanese traitors who supported the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule as Japanese soldiers and policemen, etc. It is not secret that they stayed in power for years after Korea's liberation on August 15, 1945, sold off the dignity and the interests of the nation to the U.S. and Japan and have perpetrated sycophantic and traitorous acts even since they were ousted from power. Yes, but what about the Nazis? That is why the GNP leaves no means untried to scuttle the campaign for liquidating the pro-Japanese elements, much upset by it. The number of pro-Japanese Internet sites is rapidly increasing against this backdrop. It is beyond doubt that the GNP is behind this move. South Korea is bound to turn into a den of pro-Japanese elements and a colony of Japan unless the GNP's moves to come to power are foiled. The D.P.R.K underestimates the internet's capacity for disseminating truth...