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Well it is called for as the son steps forward and raises the threat level.

A safe and Enjoyable NEW YEAR to each of you.

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.N. Korea urges troops to be 'human bombs'

By Jung Ha-Won | AFP – 22 hrs ago. Posted 1 January 2012

North Korea told its military on Sunday to become "human rifles and bombs" to defend new leader Kim Jong-Un and vowed an all-out push for prosperity, in a New Year message setting out policy goals.

I would give any others right arm to read these goals..

"The entire army should place absolute trust in and follow Kim Jong-Un and become human rifles and bombs to defend him unto death..." an editorial in official newspapers said, a day after the late leader's young son was proclaimed supreme military commander.

Jong-Un visited a tank division on New Year's Day, the state KCNA news agency said, accompanied by his influential uncle Jang Song-Thaek, military chief Ri Yong-Ho and other military leaders.

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"The whole party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong-Un unto death, and follow the great party for ever," the editorial said.

Jong-Un, aged in his late 20s, was swiftly proclaimed the "great successor" after his father and longtime leader Kim Jong-Il died on December 17.

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These are the major links for Asia and the Middle East.. As well as other regions.


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These are links to other regions worth watching...

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This is deep but very good to read. Save the links as I am not coming to PW each day from now on. I am 65 and have a life besides on line like some here at PW..

And when I do come back it is to tend to my threads first and for-most.

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Shades of N.Korea's founder in its young new leader

By JEAN H. LEE and SAM KIM | AP – 12 hrs ago...


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This undated photo copy released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed …

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In this Jan. 6, 2012, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The resemblance is striking: the full cheeks and quick smile, the confident gait, the habit of gesturing with both hands when he speaks.

North Korea's young new leader, Kim Jong Un, appears to be fashioning himself as the reincarnation of Kim Il Sung, his grandfather and the nation's founder, as he seeks to solidify his hold on the nation of 24 million in the wake of his father's death last month.

Yep anther one with a want to be image.

Unlike Kim Jong Il, who sequestered himself for three years of mourning before formally taking up the mantle of leadership, Kim Jong Un is moving swiftly to demonstrate a decisiveness perhaps aimed at dispelling concerns about his ability to rule. He is only in his late 20s and made his public debut as his father's anointed successor just 15 months ago, far less time than the 20 years Kim Jong Il had to prepare to lead.

And he has his Military handlers which he goes no where without.
Unlike his father and grand-father, who lead and all other followed.
So is he the real one in charge or should the West keep wondering?


With the world watching, Kim Jong Un has tread confidently down the "red silk carpet" laid before him by his father, as one analyst put it, using family tradition as his guideposts. Kim Il Sung has served as his main muse as he seeks to consolidate power and loyalty.

"The image of a young smiling Kim Il Sung is deeply engraved in North Korean people's minds. It is the image of a young general who liberated the nation from Japan's imperial rule," said Ahn Chan-il, a political scientist at the World Institute for North Korea Studies in South Korea who was born in North Korea. "Kim Jong Un is borrowing from that. Kim Il Sung is resurrected in the looks and behavior of Kim Jong Un."

So this image he takes on isn't himself, which leaves the West wondering which he really is.

Two years ago, the world knew so little about the young man that even the South Korean government was spelling his name wrong. Here's a look at what we know now.


THE BLOODLINE: Read it at the site.

THE LOOK: Read it at the site..........

THE CEREMONIES: Read it at the site.

THE INSPECTIONS: Read it at the site.

THE PROPAGANDA: Read it at the site.

THE NICKNAMES: Read it at the site.

THE IDEOLOGY: Read it at the site.
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I do hope most read the above post competely..

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NKorea keeps door open for food-nuke deal with US

By FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | AP – 20 mins ago. 11 Jan. 2012


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea signaled Wednesday it remains open to suspending uranium enrichment in exchange for U.S. food aid, a deal that appeared imminent before leader Kim Jong Il died last month.

The North complained that the United States had "drastically" changed the amount and kind of aid it would send, but said officials would wait and "see if the United States has a willingness to establish confidence" with North Korea — which observers saw as Pyongyang's precondition for making the food-for-uranium-suspension deal happen.

The North's statement offers an early look at how the government now led by Kim Jong Il's son, Kim Jong Un, will handle two of North Korea's most pressing issues: a long-running food crisis and years of international pressure to end its nuclear program.

"The North is saying it is willing to go ahead with nuclear steps if it gets the food aid it wants," said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea professor at Seoul's Dongguk University. "The North is telling the United States to provide a goodwill gesture. If Washington doesn't, Pyongyang is threatening it will go down its own path."

Some have feared Pyongyang may attempt to rally support around the younger Kim's rule with a nuclear or missile test or an act of aggression against South Korea, but Wednesday's statement from an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman in Pyongyang suggests it may instead choose to pursue an agreement that could be trumpeted as a diplomatic victory.

The United States said Wednesday that its conversations with North Korea were continuing but they have not resolved differences over the assessment of food needs and how to monitor any "nutritional assistance."

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland maintained the food issue was separate from negotiations over the North's nuclear program and said that to her knowledge, the U.S. has not had "strong new signals" from the North on either topic.
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Gee what a country just like Russia in some ways and worst in others.

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM | Associated Press – 14 hrs ago. 12 Jan. 2012

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it will enshrine Kim Jong Il's body in the palace housing his father, the national founder, deepening its veneration of the Kim dynasty as the country transfers power to a third generation of the family.

The country also said it will erect a new Kim Jong Il statue and build "towers to his immortality," while the ruling party called him "eternal leader" and gave his birthday a new title that underlines his military-first policy and links him more closely to his father, Kim Il Sung, who is still revered as the "eternal president."

The North's state media have sought since Kim Jong Il's death on Dec. 17 to show his son, Kim Jong Un, as a strong, confident military leader, but outside observers are watching to see if he can impose his will over the military and government as strongly as his father did during 17 years of absolute rule.

North Korea has quickly handed Kim Jong Un a slew of his father's prominent titles and repeatedly connected him with his father and grandfather in an effort to add legitimacy to the young leader. North Korea also has stepped up propaganda praising Kim Jong Il's works and vowed to uphold his policies in what is seen as an attempt to justify the hereditary power transfer.

On Thursday, the North's state media called Kim Jong Il the "eternal leader" — reminiscent of his father's title — and said his body will be displayed at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where the embalmed body of Kim Il Sung has been lying since 1995, a year after he died.

It was unclear whether their bodies would be in the same room.

Like so many other things in this messed up country where peoples lives mean nothing unless they are laerders or on the lower rung in the Military.

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Remember those who looked like they were sorry for the lost, except they didn't seem real. Well the Commie Party is cleaning house over this.

And when you have this many comments it says a lot.. 3,827 comments, belw this news story.!

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..North Korea reportedly punishing insincere mourners

ABC News – Fri, Jan 13, 2012... Posted 14 Jan. 2012

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North Korean authorities are punishing mourners who failed to exhibit sincere sadness and despair after the death of Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, the Daily NK reported Wednesday.

The online North Korean newspaper, which is published by opponents of the governing regime, said a source in North Hamkyung Province revealed the information. The source told the paper “authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine,” according to the Daily NK.

There are an estimated 200,000 offenders and families held in North Korean prison camps, according to a May 2011 report from Amnesty International. The report details two types of camps known as “zones.” One zone, known as a Total Control Zone, is for people who have committed “serious crimes.” People in these camps are never released.

The second type of zone, called a Revolutionary Zone, are camps for people who have committed what North Korean authorities perceive as less serious crimes. These crimes may include making critical comments toward government policy or trying to cross the border. Sentences in Revolutionary Zone camps can range from a few months to 10 years.

The report estimates that 40 percent of inmates in the camps will die from malnutrition, and every former inmate interviewed for the report had witnessed at least one public execution while being held.

The late Hwang Jang Yop, a North Korean defector and former official, described similar punishments after the death of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il’s father and the founder of North Korea, in 1994.

“The party conducted surveys to see who displayed the most grief, and made this an important criterion in assessing party members’ loyalty,” Yop wrote. “Patients who remained in hospitals and people who drank and made merry even after hearing news of their leader’s death were all singled out for punishment.”

The Daily NK said its source also reported that North Koreans who were accused of being critical of the country’s dynastic system were being sent to re-education camps or banished with their families to remote areas.

North Korea today said that Kim Jong Il’s body will be embalmed and enshrined in the palace that houses his father’s remains. The country also said it plans to build a new Kim Jong Il statue and construct “towers to his immortality.”
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N. Korea envoy 'in German fishing spat' AFP - 9 hrs ago. 20 Jan. 2012

North Korea's ambassador to Germany has become embroiled in a diplomatic incident in Berlin, several German dailies reported on Friday, after being caught fishing in … More » NKorea envoy 'in German fishing spat'
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North Korea on Friday credited new leader Kim Jong Un with spearheading past nuclear testing, as it adds to a growing personality cult that portrays the young son of … More »North Korea credits new leader with nuke testing
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Note to self--"scratch North Korea off my list of summer paradises to visit"
I think that is a wise idea sense they have little to eat or sources to heat and keep one warm..
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Hey if they don't demand to much it is worth the chance to change this region to a more stable situation and above all see how this new leader operates.

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.N. Korea nuclear talks could restart by summer: Russia

AFP – 19 hrs ago. Posted 29 Jan. 2012.

North Korean nuclear talks could restart by the summer, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Japan's NHK television in a Saturday interview whose transcript was released by the ministry on Sunday.

"It is absolutely realistic to do this not just this year but in the first half of the year, concentrating on the main task of ensuring the Korean peninsula's non-nuclear status," Lavrov said.

What, I thought N. Korea did have some nuclear missiles already. Have I missed something?

"If we act in this way and at the same time do not create provocative situations, it's fully likely that we will achieve a result," Lavrov said.

By "we" does that mean Russia would help put up what they ask for in return?

He spoke ahead of a visit to Moscow by Washington's special representative for North Korea, Glyn Davies, who is due to arrive Tuesday to discuss continuing efforts to achieve North Korea's nuclear disarmament.

Lavrov said he believed North Korea was moving towards stabilisation after the death of leader Kim Jong-Il in December and the appointment of his son Kim Jong-Un as the new leader.

"As far as the situation in the country after the death of Kim Jong-Il goes, we have a feeling that it is developing in the direction of stabilisation," Lavrov said.

Russia, China, South Korea, Japan and the United States are part of the six-party nuclear talks, which stalled after North Korea quit the forum in April 2009, a month before staging its second nuclear test.
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