December 24, 2013

North Korea Is Really No Joke

Alex Massie, The Scotsman

The Associated Press

Treating the totalitarian state as gruesome entertainment only serves to belie the precarious nature of a regime that may explode at any time.

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TAGGED: Kim Jong-un, North Korea


December 20, 2013
Dear Dennis Rodman
Shin Dong-hyuk, Chicago Tribune
Mr. Rodman, it is your right as an American to travel wherever you wish and to say whatever you want. It is your right to drink fancy wines and enjoy yourself in luxurious parties, as you reportedly did in your previous trips to... more ››
December 24, 2013
The Myth of the Reformer Dictator
Michael Moynihan, The Daily Beast
Snap out of it, folks -- tyrants don't change their stripes. North Korea's murderous boy king should crush that misguided hope forever. more ››
December 13, 2013
Execution Raises Doubts About Kim's Grip on Power
C. Sang-Hun, NYT
Perhaps one of the most intriguing details in North Korea's announcement of the execution of Jang Song-thaek, the uncle and presumed mentor of the leader Kim Jong-un, was what its state-run media reported that Mr. Jang said while... more ››
December 17, 2013
China Grows Impatient with North Korea
Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times
North Korea’s leader has a baby face and a weird haircut and exhibits the whims of an unsupervised kid at Disneyland. He’s thrown tantrums before, threatening to fire nuclear missiles at the United States, executing a female... more ››
December 21, 2013
The Despicable Dennis Rodman
Rex Murphy, National Post
Rodman is now headed on his third trip to pay homage to Kim Jong-Un, the murderous dictator of North Korea. Photographs of him hugging the panda-faced butcher are repulsive. According to Rodman, he will be spending five days in... more ››