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WBUR

01:42 min | 7 months ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WBUR

"Was eventually signed where I mentioned before at paman John on 27th of July 1953 There is no peace treaty between North and South Korea the two sides are officially still at war According to the north's official and only literature Kim Il sung is the great leader of revolution peerless patriot and national hero The legend is the great leader rode into the capital Pyongyang in 1945 on a Russian tank Today he's the world's longest ruling president so architect of a mighty socialist state built out of the fanatic discipline of 20 million North Koreans Around 80% of North Korea was completely destroyed in the war And the allied bombing reads really took out quite a lot of the country But when Kim Il sung took control he decided to rebuild And he started reconstructing the country with extensive Chinese and Soviet help You basically kick all the land into state control The totally underestimated the crop damage that happened in the country and there was a huge famine between 1954 and 1955 where thousands of people were thought to have died But he kept on building with a number of plans and the kind of plan he used as a concept which you may have heard of called duty In the palace of the people's studies 31 volumes of the thoughts of Kim Il sung explained the faith Study of them is a compulsory part of Korean education Juche and Kim Il sung ism insists that for all its Soviet.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

02:23 min | 7 months ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WBUR

"The 30th of June 2019 something unthinkable happens An American president sat foot in North Korea and shook hands with the country's supreme leader at Kim Jong-un My lower Becker has been the BBC's correspondents in South Korea since 2017 and she was there to witness history in the making What do you remember of that moment Donald Trump had sent a tweet as he often did as president and we wondered if Kim Jong-un would pick up the invitation Now I have to say it was a bit unprofessional but all of us were certainly going making vets going is this going to happen Is this going to happen And I had said to my team this will happen because Donald Trump wants this made for TV moment And he knew that just by taking those few steps he would make history And that area has special significance That demarcation line that separates North and South Korea and actually if anyone can remember the pictures at the time these blue huts sit at the very point where North and South Korea are separated And it's where the armistice was signed in 1953 and all of those huts are separated between North and South Korea So when you even go into one of these huts the table has a line through it following Japan's defeat in the Second World War the United States and the Soviet Union divided the Korean Peninsula along the 38th parallel In 1948 the perugia republic of Korea was established and saw In the northern industrial center of Pyongyang the Soviets installed communist guerrilla leader Kim Il sung as the first premier of the democratic people's republic of Korea He quickly solidified his control He created a cult of personality and all of a sudden he became the heavenly leader the great chairman And then in 1950 most evidence suggests that he made a decision not the Soviet Union not the Chinese he made a decision to invade South Korea which was eventually backed by the Soviet Union And on the 25th of June 1950 he claimed he was responding to a South Korean assault on his land He launched his forces into South Korea That effect came about provocation and without warning.

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WBEZ Chicago

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Chicago. This is Wait, Wait. Don t tell me the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Maeve Higgins, Luke, Burbank and Lacey Mosley, and here he is. Host so nice. They named him at once. It's Peter Sagal. Thank you, Bill. Right now. It's time for the wait. Wait. Don t tell me bluff The listener game called one Triple eight. Wait, wait to play our game in the air. Hi. You're on. Wait, Wait. Don t tell me. Hi. This is, uh Kabila. Hey, Derek. How are you? I'm well I'm well excited to be here. I'm excited to have you. Where are you calling from today? I'm actually calling from Atlanta. Georgia. What do you do in that fabulous city, The capital of the south? I'm happy to say I mean architects, part of the illustrious 2% of blood architect in America. Wow. Can you can you tell me like, Tell me your favorite building. So I think my favorite buildings. It's actually a smoothie spots, and it's owned by a young African Americans, sister and her mom. And they are the cutest two in the world, right? Well, that's that's very nice, but I'm sorry. The correct answer was the building that looks like a giant basket in Ohio. Thank you for playing. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. It's great to have you. You're going to play the game in which you must try to tell truth from fiction. What is the topic Bill? It's elementary school. Dear Watson, childhood filled with snacks, snaps and unsolved mysteries. This week, we discovered the answer to a mystery from childhood that has been plaguing at least some of us For decades. Our Panelists will reveal what mystery was finally solved. Pick the one who's telling the truth. You will win our prize. The weight waiter of your choice. On your voicemail. You ready to play? Ready to go. All right. First, let's hear from Luke Burbank. If you're a parent with kids of a certain age, you've no doubt experienced the psychological torture that is the baby shark song. But where did it come from? And why would someone write a piece of music that causes fantasies of steering Your Honda Odyssey into oncoming traffic? Well, according to this week's L A Times. The song was actually created by the government of North Korea back in 1958 as a propaganda tool, praising the dear leader, Kim Il Sung. This is, according to a recent lawsuit filed by North Korea against Pink Fong, the South Korean company that released the popular YouTube version of the song in 2015. According to the suit, the original words were Kim Il Sung. We love you. Yes, we do. Kim Il Sung. We love you. Yes, we do. Kim Il Sung According to the suit, which seeks damages for copyright infringement. The song was actually played in North Korean daycare centers and sung at Children's birthday parties up until the late 19 nineties when then leader Kim Jong Il outlawed it, saying, quote. Even by my standards, making people listen to this song over and over again is cruel and unusual. Uh, it turns out the origin of the baby Shark Song was as a North Korean piece of propaganda..

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:39 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"So Why did I go through such an extreme to be there? Writing about North Korea with any depth or meaning. Is impossible. Unless you are embedded there. A full immersion was the only way. Had been to North Korea since 2002. And returned there repeatedly. And if I were to just write whatever they showed me than I would be the regime's publicists, not a writer, and I didn't want to wait for North Korea's permission to tell North Korea's truth. According to North Korean regime's agenda. This was also a personal Was born and raised in South Korea. Into a family that was torn apart by the Korean War. 1950 when North Korea bombed South Korea. My grandmother was living in Seoul. Packed horror. Five Children, including my mother, who was then four years old. To flee. And all that southbound trains were jam packed. So the family secure seat in the back of a truck. And it's when the truck was about to pull off. Somebody shouted young men should give up seats for women and Children. So my grandmother's first child. My uncle was then 17. Got up and said Get a ride and I'll join you in the next town. He never arrived. And later the neighbors reported seeing him with his hands tied being dragged away by North Korean soldiers. In 1953 after millions of Koreans died and Family's got separated and armistice was signed and the Korean War. Cost. Along the 38th parallel, which is an artificial division originally drawn by the United States with the help of the allies. 5000 year old Kingdom of Korea was split in half. From that point, my grandmother waited for her son to come home like millions of Korean mothers on both side of Korea. Over 70 years have passed. And that border which Koreans thought was temporary, is still there. Even though I moved to America when I was 13 years old. This family history haunted me. Later. As a writer, I became obsessed with North Korea. And to find out what is really going on there. So I went undercover. All right, as a teacher and missionary. When I got there in 2011. They were preparing for year 100. The North Korean calendar system begins at the birth of the original great leader to celebrate the occasion, the regime had shut down all universities and put all university students into construction field. Build quick leader monuments. In actuality, however, then great leader was dying, and his young son was about to take over. They put older youth scatter them. To prevent any possible revolt. Outside. This was the time of North Korean spring. I'm the Arab spring and they didn't want a North Korean spring. The only ones who did not get sent to construction fields where my students The campus was a five star prison. None of us were allowed out. The students were never allowed out. Um, the teachers were allowed out in group outings with reminders to visit Great Leader Monument. Every class was reported on and recorded. Every conversation was overheard. Every room was bugged. Every lesson plans had to be preapproved and I ate meals with three students every meal and they never veered from the script. They went everywhere in campus. In pairs and groups and watched each other In order to get to know them better. I assigned letter writing an essay writing Although many of them were computer majors, they didn't know the existence of the Internet. Although many were science majors. They didn't know when a man first walked on the moon. The vacuum of knowledge about anything other than their great leader was shocking. But I was under strict set of rules to never tell them anything about the outside world. Once a student said he listens to rock and roll the birthday. And Usually they all said the only list of songs about the great leader When you blurted this out, he looked around to check who might have hurt him. And he froze. And the fear that I saw on his face was so palpable that I knew that whatever punishment That would go with the slip was something beyond my imagination, So I changed the topic. What really disturbs me about that was that I had been waiting for that slip in order to understand their world better. But when that snip happened Became nervous and worried. Began to question what it was that I was doing there. Then I began to notice something strange about my students. They lied. Very often very easily. The lives came in different tiers. Sometimes they like to protect their system. There was a building on campus call Kim Il Sung is, um, Study Hall, Which means great leader is, um, Study Hall where they went to study Great leader studies every day, and they had to guard this building. 24 7, so I will see them guarding the building all night. But if I asked them Was your night. They'll say they slept really well and felt really arrested. Sometimes they would just regard state lies that they have been taught. They'll say, You know, the scientists in their country changed. Blood types from a to B. Sometimes they lie for no apparent reason. As if The line between truth and I just wasn't clear to them. Initially I was really Upset. And repulsed by this rampant lies. But as I spent months and months there with them. In that locked compound. Began to really understand their predicament and Felt, um such empathy. And love. They were so easy to love. But impossible to trust. They were sincere. But they lied. But If all you've ever known more lies. And how can you expect them to be any other way? It's as if they're great humanity was in constant conflict with the inhumanity. Of their system. But then I was there pretending to be something I'm not In order to get to the truth of the place. In that world lies were necessary for survival. But then one day A student asked me about a national assembly. There was no way I could explain that without bringing up democracy and the outside world. But it was nervous. You know the other students at the table where watching this conversation. So I answered as honestly as I could, and as vaguely as I could. That night. I couldn't fall asleep. I was afraid that the student was Trying to make tricked me into Saying something so he could be poured on me. And I was in fact writing a book in secret. I had Pages and pages of notes hidden on USB sticks, which I kept on my body at all times. And I thought if those were discovers, and would I disappear the way my uncle had And with my mother then have to repeat. The life of heartbreak the My grandmother lived through. Being in North Korea. If you tap into that fear that's beneath the propaganda is bone chilling me depressing. That night, I felt more alone and more afraid than ever. But then the next day I ran into a friend of his.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Air. We conclude our summer of soul series with interviews from the archives with Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight, both performed at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, documented in the film by Quest Love. Join us just about the gas. I must say this afternoon at one and again tonight at 8 91.5 w B E Z. Coming up in part two of the history our an extraordinary look at Kim Il Sung as he took power in North Korea. Did he steal the identity of another man? We joined the barricades of the 1980 Gdansk's shipyard strike in Poland and the story of what happened to a Sicilian businessman who stood up to the Mafia. The Mafia don't usually kill this way. We were expecting an attack on our business, not on my father. But the court evidence shows that he was actually killed, set an example. First will get a summary of today's World News. I'm Debbie Ross with the BBC news. The Taliban say they have seized Panjshir Province, the last part of Afghanistan, which was not under their control. At a news conference in the past half hour, a Taliban spokesman told a news conference in Kabul that the people of pan she it would be respected. Pictures on social media showed Taliban fighters raising their flag at the provincial governor's compound. But the local resistance front said it still held strategic positions. It said the fight would go on. Soldiers who seized power from President Alpha Conde in Guinea on Sunday have summoned government ministers and others to a meeting within the next few hours. They warned that those who failed to appear would be treated as rebels and indefinite nationwide curfew has been imposed. Relatives of those killed when a Malaysian airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine seven years ago due to testify for the first time at a murder trial in the Netherlands before accused three Russians and the Ukrainian are being tried in their absence. The court in the Belarusian capital. Minsk, is expected to deliver its verdict later in the trial of two opposition figures. Almost a year after their arrest. Maria Cool Yes, Nick over led mass protests in the wake of the re election of President Alexander Lukashenko. The prosecutor has asked for both her and the opposition lawyer Mark seems knock to be sentenced to 12 years. The Israeli authorities have launched a huge search operation for six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country's most secure jails are reported to have tunneled their way out of Gilboa prison. And a toddler in Australia has been found safe and well, three days after he went missing. Rescuers in a helicopter spotted Anthony Alpha luck drinking water from a stream on his family's large rural property. Hundreds of people had been involved in the search. BBC news. Welcome back to part two of the history our with Max Pearson still to come. We confront the Communist authorities in 19 eighties Poland and confront the feared mafia in 19 nineties Sicily. But first to North Korea a pariah state because its pursuit of nuclear weapons and its human rights record and a closed society dominated by the Kim family dynasty for more than 70 years. It was on the ninth of September 1948 that communist North Korea was officially established as an independent state. Kevin Kim has been speaking to a man who met its founding father, Kim Il Sung. Before he took control and became one of the longest lasting communist dictators of the 20th century. Kim Il Sung ruled North Korea unchallenged for nearly half a century, He established a cult of personality that brought.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Around, plus the 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike component, which many see as the beginning of the end of communism. There, a Sicilian businessman who paid the ultimate price for standing up to the Mafia And the electric car circa 1995. It didn't exactly catch on. But it wasn't all bad. Even with the batteries of the time it was possible to make a car that would do 0 to 60 miles an hour in eight seconds. That's coming up after we get a bulletin of the latest World News. Hello. I'm Debbie us with the BBC news. The Taliban in Afghanistan say they have taken complete control of panned share province, the last part of the country to hold out against their forces. The local resistance has denied the claim, but pictures showed Taliban fighters raising their flag at the provincial governor's compound. Is yoga, telling my there will be in full control of the country. If the claim is true. We have hood. You know these kind of planes over the past few days as well, So it's difficult to verify. As of now, one of the things that was standing in the way of them announcing a new government, you know if they've taken control of ensure that would have gone away because they didn't want a situation. Where they announced one government in Kabul. And then there's a group of people in Banshee who say we are the real representatives of the Afghan people. Soldiers who seized power in Guinea at the weekend have ordered government ministers and national figures to attend a meeting later on Monday. They warned that anybody who failed to appear would be regarded as a rebel, many Jones reports Sunday's Kurita has been widely criticized by the international community. The West African economic bloc has threatened sanctions. Regardless, the military is pushing ahead summoning ministers for meeting on Monday morning. It's unclear what will be discussed. But the toner this meeting will be an indication of how the June to intends to rule. An appearance on national television on Sunday. The coup plotters said they decided to take over because of the country's mismanagement and dampens corruption. The army says regional governors have been replaced by military commanders. And that the ousted president Alpha Conde is safe. But in detention the families of victims of the MH 17 air disaster will testify shortly for the first time the murder trial being held in the Netherlands. The Russians and the Ukrainian national are accused of shooting down the Malaysian Airlines plane over rebel held eastern Ukraine Seven years ago. 298 people died. Here's an a hooligan. More than 90 relatives will testify over the course of 10 days dedicated to ensuring the enormity of their losses reflected today. This case has been dominated by discussions about the surface to air missile, the four fugitive suspects and the geopolitical ramifications. No, it turns to the people at the heart of this hands. The boards only child was on board flight MH 17. He told me it was about bringing some form of justice to the people whose futures were destroyed. Other families will testify in person or remotely via live video links or recordings. A court in the Belarusian capital. Minsk, is expected to deliver its verdict today in the closed trial of two key opposition figures. Almost a year after they were arrested. Maria call Yes, you cova, protest leader and maxims knock a lawyer have been accused of extremism. Plotting to seize power. Both deny the charges. World News from the BBC The Israeli authorities have launched a huge search for six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country's most secure jails. According to Israeli media. The inmates tunneled their way out of Gilboa prison, which is known as the safe. The man who escaped include a former commander of the Palestinian militant group Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been released from jail in the capital, Tripoli, where he'd been held since 2014 Saadi Gaddafi was commander of Libya's special forces He fled to when his father was overthrown and killed in 2011, but was extradited back to Libya. The toddler who went missing on Friday in a rocket area of Australia has been rescued three year old age A L for lock wandered off from his home in New South Wales on Friday. China, Khalil has the details. There were tears of joy and relief as members of the toddlers families celebrated news of his rescue four days after he disappeared. Anthony agent, Fallon was discovered in a deep gully and rugged bushland on his family's rural property in New South Wales ages. Father Anthony said his son had some nappy rash and ant bites but was in reasonably good shape. The three year old was drinking water from the creek when he was spotted by a helicopter. Aerial footage showed him being carried by paramedics through the Bush and into a waiting ambulance. Police plane search dogs, divers and hundreds of rescue personnel had been looking for the child. The football World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in dramatic circumstances. Minutes after kickoff, health officials and police arrived on the pitch to detain and deport for Argentine plays accused of breaching covid quarantine rules They were ordered to go into quarantine before being deported. Is prompted the withdrawal of the entire team. BBC News Hello. This is the history our with Max Pearson and the dedicated team who seek out for the World Service witnesses. Two important moments from the past this week will be confronting the Mafia in Sicily. Meeting Kim Il Sung as he carved out his ruthless dynasty in North Korea, manning the barricades at the Gdansk shipyard strike in communist Poland and riding the early waves of electric cars. But first a moment in 20th century history that uncannily reflects what's going on right now. In Afghanistan, the US stuck to its commitment to withdraw all its forces by the end of last month, But in the final pull out, thousands of Afghans who had helped the American led international involvement in Afghanistan over 20 years have been left behind. They face an uncertain future. As did those who had helped the Americans in Vietnam nearly 50 years earlier, and Alex last has been finding out what it was like for them. Alex. Yeah, Hi Macs. As you said, back in 1975, some two years after the withdrawal of US forces. South Vietnam failed to Communist North Vietnamese forces, and we actually recently ran a piece about the U. S air lift out of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, But I really wanted to hear the experience of someone who was left behind someone who is actually at risk. It still had no chance to get out and I managed to speak to a South Vietnamese veteran who was stuck in Saigon when it fell, and he is now living in Australia, and this is his account of surviving the fall of South Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon. Every moment of my life was Characteristic by fear. Everything I did. I felt desperate and hopeless. Dr Sung Sung Tran is now in his eighties, his hearing damage from its service in the Vietnam War. Back then, he was a doctor in the elite South Vietnamese Marines. Treating the wounded while under fire on the front lines By April 1975. The final days of the war he held the rank of major was stationed in Saigon as invading North Vietnamese forces closed in on the South Vietnamese capital. After a lightning advance. I was at the last officer on duty at the military medical school before cycle fell rubles preceded actual news and you're never sure what was true or not. In the last few hours. The Communist Army has seized the other side of Renoir Bridge and is on the very doorstep of Saigon. They have been fighting all.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

07:39 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"That's coming up after we get a bulletin of the latest World News. Hello. I'm Debbie Ross with the BBC news. The Taliban in Afghanistan say they have taken complete control of Panshir province, the last part of the country to hold out against their forces. The local resistance has denied the claim, but pictures showed Taliban fighters raising their flag at the provincial governor's compound. Here's yoga till a mayor. They will be in full control of the country. If the claim is true. We have heard you know these kind of things over the past few days as well. So it's difficult to verify. As of now, one of the things that was standing in the way of them announcing a new government, you know if they've taken control of ensure that would have gone away because they they didn't want a situation where you know they announced one government in Kabul. And then there's a group of people in Panjshir who say we are the real representatives of the Afghan people. Soldiers who seized power in Guinea at the weekend have ordered government ministers and national figures to attend a meeting later on Monday. They warned that anybody who failed to appear would be regarded as a rebel Manny Jones reports. Sunday's Kurita has been widely criticized by the international community. The West African economic bloc has threatened sanctions. Regardless, the military is pushing ahead summoning ministers for meeting on Monday morning. It's unclear what will be discussed. But the tone at this meeting will be an indication of how the June to intends to rule. An appearance on national television on Sunday, the coup plotters said they decided to take over because of the country's mismanagement and rampant corruption. Army says regional governors have been replaced by military commanders and that ousted president Alpha Conde is safe. But in detention the families of victims of the MH 17 air disaster will testify shortly for the first time the murder trial being held in the Netherlands. The Russians and the Ukrainian national are accused of shooting down the Malaysian Airlines plane over rebel held eastern Ukraine Seven years ago. 298 people died. Here's Anna hooligan. More than 90 relatives will testify over the course of 10 days dedicated to ensuring the enormity of their losses reflected today. This case has been dominated by discussions about the surface to air missile before fugitive suspects in the geopolitical ramifications. Now it turns to the people at the heart of this hands. Divorce only child was on board flight MH 17. He told me it was about bringing some form of justice to the people whose futures were destroyed. Other families will testify in person or remotely via live video links or recordings. A court in the Belarusian capital. Minsk, is expected to deliver its verdict today in the closed trial of two key opposition figures. Almost a year after they were arrested. Maria call Yes, you cova protest leader and Maxxim snuck, a lawyer have been accused of extremism and plotting to seize power. Both deny the charges. World News from the BBC. The Israeli authorities have launched a huge search for six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country's most secure jails. According to Israeli media. The inmates tunneled their way out of Gilboa prison, which is known as the safe. The man who escaped include a former commander of the Palestinian militant group Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been released from jail in the capital, Tripoli, where he'd been held since 2014 Saadi Gaddafi was commander of Libya's special forces He fled to when his father was overthrown and killed in 2011, but was extradited back to Libya. The toddler who went missing on Friday in a rocket area of Australia has been rescued three year old age A L for lock wandered off from his home in New South Wales on Friday. Mahaleel has the details. There were tears of joy and relief as members of the toddlers families celebrated news of his rescue four days after he disappeared. Anthony, a jail flock was discovered in a deep gully and rugged bushland on his family's rural property in New South Wales ages. Father Anthony said his son had some nappy rash and ant bites but was in reasonably good shape. The three year old was drinking water from the creek when he was spotted by a helicopter. Aerial footage showed him being carried by paramedics through the Bush and into a waiting ambulance. Police plane search dogs, divers and hundreds of rescue personnel have been looking for the child. The football World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in dramatic circumstances. Minutes after kickoff, health officials and police arrived on the pitch to detain and deport for Argentine plays accused of breaching covid quarantine rules They were ordered to go into quarantine before being deported. Is prompted the withdrawal of the entire team. BBC news. Hello. This is the history our with Max Pearson and the dedicated team who seek out for the World Service witnesses. Two important moments from the past this week will be confronting the Mafia in Sicily. Meeting Kim Il Sung as he carved out his ruthless dynasty in North Korea, manning the barricades at the Gdansk shipyard strike in communist Poland and riding the early waves of electric cars. But first a moment in 20th century history. That unkindly reflects what's going on right now. In Afghanistan, the US stuck to its commitment to withdraw all its forces by the end of last month. But in the final pull out, thousands of Afghans who had helped the American led international involvement in Afghanistan over 20 years have been left behind. They face an uncertain future. As did those who had helped the Americans in Vietnam nearly 50 years earlier, and Alex last has been finding out what it was like for them. Alex. Yeah, Hi Macs. As you said, back in 1975, some two years after the withdrawal of US forces. South Vietnam fell to Communist North Vietnamese forces, and we actually recently ran a piece about the U. S air lift out of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon. But I really wanted to hear the experience of someone who was left behind someone who is actually at risk but still had no chance to get out and I managed to speak to a South Vietnamese veteran who was stuck in Saigon when it fell, and he is now living in Australia. This is his account of surviving the fall of South Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon. Every moment of my life was Characteristic by fear. Everything I did. I felt desperate and hopeless. Dr Sung Sung Tran is now in his eighties, his hearing damage from its service in the Vietnam War. Back then, he was a doctor in the elite South Vietnamese Marines. Treating the wounded while under fire on the front lines By April 1975. The final days of the war he held the rank of major was stationed in Saigon as invading North Vietnamese forces closed in on the South Vietnamese capital. After a lightning advance. I was at the last officer on duty at the military medical school before Psych or fellow robots preceded actually use and you're never sure what was true or not. In the last few hours. The Communist Army has seized the other side of Renoir Bridge and is on the very doorstep of Saigon. They have.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Island on them when they left. We knew it was the beginning of the end, also a rare glimpse of Kim Il Sung, the founding father of communist North Korea. My school seniors said he was always the football team captain. They also said Kim was a posse child who ordered the other kids around. The 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike in Poland, which many see as the beginning of the end of communism. There, a Sicilian businessman who paid the ultimate price for standing up to the Mafia And the electric car circa 1995. It didn't exactly catch on. But it wasn't all bad. Even with the batteries of the time it was possible to make a car that would do 0 to 60 miles an hour in eight seconds. That's coming up after we get a bulletin of the latest World News. Hello. I'm Debbie Rowe's with the BBC news. The Taliban in Afghanistan say they have taken complete control of panned share province, the last part of the country to hold out against their forces. The local resistance has denied the claim. But pictures show Taliban fighters raising their flag at the provincial governor's compound, his yoga telling my eight They will be in full control of the country. If the claim is true, we have heard you know these kind of claims over the past few days as well. So it's difficult to verify. As of now, one of the things that was standing in the way of them announcing a new government, you know if they have taken control of ensure that would have gone away because they they didn't want to situation where you know they announced one government in Kabul. And then there's a group of people in Banshee who say we are the real representatives of the Afghan people. Soldiers who seized power in Guinea at the weekend have ordered government ministers and national figures to attend a meeting later on Monday. They warned that anybody who failed to appear would be regarded as a rebel Manny Jones reports. Sunday's Kurita has been widely criticized by the international community. The West African economic bloc has threatened sanctions. Regardless, the military is pushing ahead summoning ministers for meeting on Monday morning. It's unclear what will be discussed. But the toner this meeting will be an indication of how the June to intends to rule. An appearance on national television on Sunday, the coup plotters said they decided to take over because of the country's mismanagement and rampant corruption. Army says regional governors have been replaced by military commanders and that ousted president Alpha Conde is safe but in detention The families of victims of the MH 17 air disaster, will testify shortly for the first time. The murder trial being held in the Netherlands. Three Russians and a Ukrainian national are accused of shooting down the Malaysian Airlines plane over rebel held eastern Ukraine seven years ago. 298 people died. Here's an a hooligan. More than 90 relatives will testify over the course of 10 days dedicated to ensuring the enormity of their losses reflected today. This case has been dominated by discussions about the surface to air missile before fugitive suspects in the geopolitical ramifications. No, it's homes to the people at the heart of this hands. Divorce only child was on board flight MH 17. He told me it was about bringing some form of justice to the people whose futures were destroyed. Other families will testify in person or remotely via live video links or recordings. A court in the Belarusian capital. Minsk, is expected to deliver its verdict today in the closed trial of two key opposition figures. Almost a year after they were arrested. Maria Cool Yes, you cova protest leader and Maxxim snuck. A lawyer has been accused of extremism and plotting to seize power. Both deny the charges. World News from the BBC. The Israeli authorities have launched a huge search for six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country's most secure jails. According to Israeli media. The inmates tunneled their way out of Gilboa prison, which is known as the safe. The men who escaped include a former commander of the Palestinian militant group Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been released from jail in the capital, Tripoli, where he'd been held since 2014 Saadi Gaddafi was commander of Libya's special forces He fled to when his father was overthrown and killed in 2011, but was extradited back to Libya. The toddler who went missing on Friday in a rocket area of Australia has been rescued three year old age A L for lock wandered off from his home in New South Wales on Friday. China, Khalil has the details. There were tears of joy and relief as members of the toddlers. Families celebrated news of his rescue. Four days after he disappeared. Anthony a jail flock was discovered in a deep gully and rugged Bush land on his family's rural property in New South Wales. JJ's father, Anthony said his son had some nappy rash and ant bites but was in reasonably good shape. The three year old was drinking water from a creek when he was spotted by a helicopter. Aerial footage showed him being carried by paramedics through the Bush and into a waiting ambulance. Police plane search dogs, divers and hundreds of rescue personnel had been looking for the child. The football World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in dramatic circumstances. Minutes after kickoff, health officials and police arrived on the pitch to detain and deport for Argentine plays accused of breaching covid quarantine rules They were ordered to go into quarantine before being deported. Is prompted the withdrawal of the entire team. BBC news. Hello. This is the history our with Max Pearson and the dedicated team who seek out for the World Service witnesses. Two important moments from the past this week will be confronting the Mafia in Sicily. Meeting Kim Il Sung as he carved out his ruthless dynasty in North.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Left behind in Vietnam. We felt abandoned. We all reliant on them. When they left. We knew it was the beginning of the end, also a rare glimpse of Kim Il Sung, the founding father of communist North Korea. My school seniors said he was always the football team captain. They also said Kim was a posse child order the other kids around. Plus the 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike in pone, in which many see as the beginning of the end of communism there, a Sicilian businessman who paid the ultimate price for standing up to the Mafia And the electric car circa 1995. It didn't exactly catch on. But it wasn't all bad. Even with the batteries of the time it was possible to make a car that would do 0 to 60 miles an hour in eight seconds. That's coming up after we get a bulletin of the latest World News. Hello. I'm Debbie rests with the BBC news. The Taliban in Afghanistan say they have taken complete control of Panjshir province, the last part of the country to hold out against their forces. The local resistance has denied the claim. But pictures show Taliban fighters raising their flag at the provincial governor's compound his yoga till may. There will be in full control of the country. If the claim is true. We have heard you know these kind of planes over the past few days as well. So it's difficult to verify. As of now, one of the things that was standing in the way of them announcing a new government, you know if they've taken control of ensure that would have gone away because they they didn't want a situation where you know they announced one government in Kabul. And then there's a group of people in Panjshir who say we are the real representatives of the Afghan people. Soldiers who seized power in Guinea at the weekend have ordered government ministers and national figures to attend a meeting later on Monday. They warned that anybody who failed to appear would be regarded as a rebel, many Jones reports Some this. Kurita has been widely criticized by the international community. The West African economic bloc has threatened sanctions. Regardless, the military is pushing ahead. So many ministers from meeting on Monday morning. It's unclear what will be discussed. But the tone at this meeting will be an indication of how the June to intends to rule in an appearance on national television on Sunday, the coup plotters said they decided to take over because of the country's mismanagement and rampant corruption. The army says regional governors have been replaced by military commanders and that ousted president Alpha Conde is safe. But in detention the families of victims of the MH 17 air disaster will testify shortly for the first time the murder trial being held in the Netherlands. The Russians and the Ukrainian national are accused of shooting down the Malaysian Airlines plane over rebel held eastern Ukraine Seven years ago. 298 people died. Here's an a hooligan. More than 90. Relatives will testify over the course of 10 days dedicated to ensuring the enormity of their losses reflected today. This case has been dominated by discussions about the surface to air missile. The four fugitive suspects in the geopolitical ramifications. Now it turns to the people at the heart of this hands. The boards only child was on board flight MH 17. He told me it was about bringing some form of justice to the people whose futures were destroyed. Other families will testify in person or remotely via live video links or recordings. A court in the Belarusian capital. Minsk, is expected to deliver its verdict today in the closed trial of two key opposition figures. Almost a year after they were arrested. Maria Call Yeah. Strycova, Protest leader and maxims knock a lawyer has been accused of extremism. Plotting to seize power. Both deny the charges. World News from the BBC The Israeli authorities have launched a huge search for six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country's most secure jails. According to Israeli media. The inmates tunneled their way out of Gilboa prison, which is known as the safe. The man who escaped include a former commander of the Palestinian militant group Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been released from jail in the capital, Tripoli, where he'd been held since 2014 Saadi Gaddafi was commander of Libya's special forces He fled to when his father was overthrown and killed in 2011, but was extradited back to Libya. Toddler who went missing on Friday in a rocket area of Australia has been rescued Three year old A J L Salak wandered off from his home in New South Wales on Friday. China, Khalil has the details. There were tears of joy and relief as members of the toddlers. Families celebrated news of his rescue. Four days after he disappeared. Anthony a jail flock was discovered in a deep gully and rugged bushland on his family's rural property in New South Wales. JJ's father, Anthony said his son had some nappy rash and ant bites but was in reasonably good shape. The three year old was drinking water from a creek when he was spotted by a helicopter. Aerial footage showed him being carried by paramedics through the Bush and into a waiting ambulance. Police plane search dogs, divers and hundreds of rescue personnel have been looking for the child. The football World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in dramatic circumstances. Minutes after kickoff, health officials and police arrived on the pitch to detain and deport for Argentine players accused of breaching covid quarantine rules They were ordered to go into quarantine before being deported. Is prompted the withdrawal of the entire team. BBC news. Hello. This is the history our with Max Pearson and the dedicated team who seek out for the World Service witnesses. Two important moments from the past this week will be confronting the Mafia in Sicily. Meeting Kim Il Sung as he carved out his ruthless dynasty in North Korea,.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

06:18 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

"How do i fly back and forth and visit people. You have to get a north korean passport. And then we tell you if you can never leave again Copenhagen doesn't seem so bad. I think i was stated to. Yeah but it's a big great experience being the at many points fantastic nature. They do have some unspoiled nature. Yeah it's beautiful and you can have like two minutes on your own. You have somebody. Hello miss the larger on starving but we had to go on. Yeah i remember. Plenty of times where i would be walking and i would even just sort of like walking along a beach at a hotel thinking. This is a beach hotel. I'm not going to get in trouble. And then i see guys out on the rocks fishing. I gonna walk over there. And i'll walk back and before i get even remotely close. Some guy comes out of the frequent forest and says go back that way and were you watching me the whole time. Where did you come from. Oh some dude. Literally walking in the forest along side mees so that i don't see him thinking if he goes far enough i'll tell them to turn back. That is the thing. And i remember thinking. There's no path through this forest. I walked up in around. And there's no trail. There's no like this guy was just walking through like the bushes to see where i was going. He's just pulling for machine. Yeah so freaking. I actually did the same. I went to a state at a hotel. And i wanted to walk. You know. there's a football field in cinema building. This is the hotel in that. Foreigners can stay in npr yang. It's one of them. Yeah few hotels. This is the best one to keep them isolated island in the river. Yes yeah for those of you. Who are heard by north korean episodes before it's on an island in the river so you can't just go off of it there's like one military or security checkpoints so you can't just wander off your kind of alcatraz e hotel hotel alcatraz you can't you can't get away from it and if you're swimming they probably also spring after you your or they just shoot you say that you fell in the water. Yeah the funny part. I think i walked around two hundred meters. I haven't seen anybody following me. It was like my little own rebellion test But then suddenly a lady. I knew from the hotel came out in front of me. Like she has been running around the building and he was like. Oh are you hearing this last. Let me follow you back to the hotel so we can have a beer or a cup of coffee in the way okay. Let's go back right so but that changed. When i had the middle. I was a bit more able to walk free free. Yeah but i have seen how they treated journalists in north korea to really show them that we are the one in here and my favorite trick was seeing something interesting outside the window of the bus and then running up and saying i have to go to the bathroom urgently right now. And sodas him and him and then everybody would get off the bus on the side of the highway. And it's like three of us are gonna pretend to p and the other guys are going to get their cameras out and wonder and they were eventually. They were like guys. If you wanna take photos just ask and stuff to take photos. They liked us because we were pretty cool but we wanted to talk to the girls that were laying around picking flowers and they would like they couldn't speak english so they would sort of laugh and flirt and then some guy would come from the village and yell at them and they would run away. I mean we had a lot of fun doing that. But it's the kind of fun that you have when you realize that you're in a human zoo but you're the visitor and those of the zoo animals and so it's kind of it's dark right. It's dark situation israeli. I have many time question myself. If i have been asking north korean citizens on the street question to my guides and asked him a question he asked her and they came back and translate. I don't think they ever asked my questions. Because again. So i had act. We are so happy to live here and we show prompted president cumulus on built this country for us and we will do whatever it takes for him and his family to have a healthy life and and but people ask me. How is it to go to north korea some well. It's quite difficult to describe because it's like your whole body is on overtime because you know you're being followed and you have maybe from the got some silly crazy questions and you need to think. What do i say. And what do i do. How do i react to things. One of the most difficult questions i had was. We went to the hill. One day revealed the two new bronze statues. So these are giant statues of kim il-sung and kim jong il that were unveiled. I don't know like twenty thirteen or something like that. After kim jong il died twenty twelve. Twenty twelve yeah okay. I was participating in that moment. And kim jong king by a great car. I don't know what brand was but it wasn't very big limousine and people went practically you know freaking out and offer that we went to the bus and then one of the gods set next to me. He said mr larson. How do you feel will have a surprise that the young successor was he. Tonight and a great firework burbot beautiful. It's just showed me how your leader. But mr la's how do you feel in your heart. Oh wow that's interesting. Yeah and then. I said i feel this kind of warm. It's i feel comfortable for ten. Maybe fifteen minutes he keep asking me about my heart and my mind of this particular situation and then finally one of young guy with h twenty two them sink. You could see what happened. He cheated. I was starting to get a bit. You know go away. Leave me alone as of yeah uncomfortable. Can i ask you a question. It was like at nothing to hide but it was just uncomfortable because it was my heart and my mind my heart and my mind and do you feel the same in denmark for your prime minister knows like while sometimes maybe and other time so finger of the air you know. Yeah and can you do that. We can even make jokes with. Our leaders are queen. Anne newly the antennas. Do you never have like a teacher where you make funny stuff. You a precedent or leaders like know hanaway. If that happens he probably got shot. Killed or tortured or something. All kind of things really have to be folk with the whole time. And especially when i have a mission was rated not to do any harm to anybody. Do you think he wanted an honest answer. Like do you think he was like come on. Come on come on. Just tell me the truth or do you think it was kind of like a trap. I think it was like trap to find out if i really was in the association..

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A team Hochberg remember, we replay the mid 11 30 after the news there in case you miss him here. Or if you want to hear him twice. Um Austin Bird, the vice president of marketing at the alone I Policy institute. Pretty good on state issues. Talks with us after 10 o'clock about why people are leaving Illinois. Why are people leaving Illinois? Our census has now cost us a congressional seat. So I don't know who's gonna lose a spot. Is that that crazy lady down state? Is that going to be Adam Kinzinger is going to be Darin LaHood. Democrats are going to try and a somebody out right? Why are people leaving the state? Really? The governor said that it's because kids can get a free college education or less expensive one elsewhere. I asked Austin about that. Just before the show, you'll hear his answer. Why are people leaving Illinois? We'll talk about that A little After 11 o'clock, I was just wondering what your policy is. When you see other people without a mask, or if you're walking down the sidewalk. Do you slip your mask back up? So Tucker Carlson was on TV the other day, and he said, this This is cut one. LF about mask wearing outside mass are purely a sign of political obedience, like Kim Il Sung pens in Pyongyang. We wear them because we have to the only people who wear matching voluntarily. Outside are zealots and neurotics. That's how you get a job is a TV show host. At least on that network. Okay, So, he said, say someone's crossing the street and you see them everywhere. When you walk down the street in any major city if you dare to go on foot from Union station to the capital, for example, in washing without wearing a mask. Angry by the voters will snort it. You and judgment. How could you? They're saying from behind the guards. There's a little bit of that in any city. I don't know that they're angry Biden voters. Get the point again, Isn't it? Just a matter of courtesy? You don't Maybe have to. But does it kill you to as we're coming out of a pandemic in which hundreds of thousands of people have died in this country, and millions of people have died on this planet? Is it that hard for you to just Try and accommodate somebody else who's still a little nervous right now. Tucker Carlson says. No, The rest of us should be starting at them first. There the aggressors. It's our job to brush them back and restore the society. We were born in. The next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk on the bike path do not hesitate. Asked politely but firmly. Would you please take off your mask? Your mask is making me uncomfortable. Yeah. Try that too, Huh? How's that gonna go? So here comes somebody? They're not harming you, right? They've got a mask on. You know why they have a mask on so maybe you don't get sick. Here they come. And here you come here, you're gonna you're gonna pass you he wants he's not asking them to ask you to put a mask on. He's asking you to tell them to take their mask off so that there might be a one in a million chance that you could get sick and die. That's why he's asking. You two, do you? He wants you to tell them to take their mascot because it's making you uncomfortable. Maybe you could look at your shoes when you pass by. No. He wants you to stop and have an interaction with this person A wait. It gets better as we're forcing Children to our mass outside. That should be illegal. Your response. When you see Children wearing masses they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid and Wal Mart. Call the police immediately. Contact Child Protective Services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you're looking at is abuse. It's child abuse and you're morally obligated to attempt prevented. Just keep thinking. When I heard that I was going to grab the sound, I don't have it in front of me. But John Stuart when he was on TV regularly, and Tucker Carlson was wearing a bow tie. And Stewart came on Tucker's show, and he said, Stop it. You're hurting America. That kind of rhetoric. And, of course, it hasn't changed. He's actually gotten better at it. Now, the rush Limbaughs past. I think there's a lane for like, Just insane talks to Tucker is going to be that guy for us now, and it hurts America that is actually bad for America when he says something like that. Unless you're a police officer, and you want to go out on that call. How many Just give me a call. If you're a cop in Chicago, and what you really wanted to is, is have people follow Tucker's advice. And continually called 911 and insist that the cops come out and arrest apparent for child abuse because the parent has asked the child to wear a mask outside. That's what he's saying. Now, even he knows that stupid, but that's just what you say to be on TV and is, Jon Stewart said. That's bad for America. That actually hurts our society. But he's shameless double and stop and I'll stop talking about him now, but more just about The policies in the practices that we have when we see each other on the street. Leo wanted to say something, or is it Lee Otha? You're on WGN. I leave that you're on W gm. Hi. Thank you. Um, when the first thing they said when this started out is that we are all in this together. And I don't think people look at it that way. Another thing is I compare it. Some people say they don't want to be told what to do. But we're told to stop for red lights for the same reason. Not to hurt others and not to hurt ourselves. I'm 86 years old. I will wear my mask. I just think people are have the wrong attitude. I'm glad you called. And you stay well, lethal you do. You got it Nailed back, but I'm glad you called us. Thank you Have a good day. 47 said. The village of Cary, Illinois, has a street closed for outdoor dining. It's very nice if put up Edison's strong lights and beautiful planters all around. I don't know what an Edison strong light is. Do you guys? I guess it's just a Floodlight may be for outdoor dining at night. Real strong life. Thanks a lot, Edison. I didn't know that. So it's from the village of Carrie. And again, Arlington Heights has done it. I don't know if Hinsdale was still doing this. I know they did block off one of their popular streets a while ago. So do you think that's going to continue where they've blocked off like a street parking to allow tables to be set up? You think that will continue? I kind of hope so. I think the merchants in front of those parking spots might disagree, but In the long run. It does seem to be drawing more people. My cousin Tom is I was sitting with him in Arlington Heights. Yesterday, We were talking about how nice the restaurant was in the outdoor seating they had and he said, Look out across the street, and we did across the street in this intersection, Arlington Heights. Just there is a sea of people out there on a Monday afternoon, just having sandwiches and visiting and so the downtown became kind of an attraction, and I It looked like a nice way to have food. Maybe they would have been indoors where those tables not outside. But I kind of like the vibe and I'll tell you what, Remember how warm it was like we had a pretty short winter, right? Um, on Rush Street in Chicago. People were eating outside. You know to Thanksgiving. And they started back up.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:22 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Chairman King Authorised a full on invasion of the south. His aim was to unify the country under his rule. Highly trained and well equipped North Korean army swarmed across the 30. It's parallel to attack unprepared, South Korean defenders got off guard. They were all overwhelmed until the United Nations took its historic vote to intervene. Why the Korean Republicans fought a desperate delaying action. United Nations Police force General Douglas MacArthur as commander in chief was for The Americans led a force authorized by the newly created United Nations to force Kim Wilson back more than three years of bloody conflict, which killed hundreds of thousands. The fighting came to an end with a stalemate. A line was drawn across the middle of the peninsula, creating the neutral zone, which to this very day splits career down the middle. And while South Korea embrace democracy and became part of the global community, North Korea became ever more reclusive and has only ever been led by members of one family. The founder, Kim Il Sung, ruled until his death in 1990 for his son, Kim Jong Il served a supreme leader until he died in 2011, and since then, his 30 something year old son, Kim Jong Eun has ruled with an iron fist. Jean. You began to give us an idea of what North Korea is like. But what about these men who have run it? They've all been authoritarians. Absolutely the Kims firmly believe and Kim Jong UN has inherited the legacy that their country the way that they know it with their system will only stay alive. If his family is in power. That system is in power. So I think that's very important to understand that they've built a system that relies on this cult of personality if it doesn't leave a whole lot of room. Four options in terms of leadership. In jungle, he said. Third generation that is extremely difficult. We certainly haven't seen it anywhere else. In the communist world, if more akin to what we might see in a monarchy, But he's inherited this leadership just very difficult to do, and I think he's under enormous pressure. To make sure that he has not legitimacy. And so so much of what we see so much of that effort is about maintaining the king family Hold on power. Counting as a diplomat, how much of your work was about trying? Tio read the minds of thes unscrewed a ble leaders. Well, I think that as a diplomat, what you're trying to do always is right. Try to understand how the world looks from their point of view and how they see their threats and their position when it comes to Korea, a couple things to adhere in terms of this very useful historical context. You and Gina, given The division of the peninsula was never meant to be permanent. And one thing both the leaders of North and South Korea agree upon are still in their constitutions is that Korea should be reunified. That is considered to be that if you like the natural historical state, But what we've seen over the years is a battle for legitimacy. You know who is the rightful leader of Korea? And in the early days when I first went to Korea in the 19 seventies, in some ways, this was not completely settled. If you like, not the way that it is now in the sense of South Korea is really emerging. Has the definition of what it means to be a successful Korean state. But that gets to your question of. So what about these leaders Kimmel Song the grandfather did enjoy. I think not just because of the propaganda, although that was a lot of it, but he did enjoy a certain status is being someone who had fought the Japanese. Although I think a lot of this was somewhat you know, after the fact. Mythologizing Ah and lead North Korea through these, you know, difficult years where the war is interpreted as a fight for Korea national existence, So they've had to redefine if you like their myth over time, And now we see in this grandson Generation number three, which I agree with Gene is much like a monarchy, which, of course, Korea had for many years before the Japanese colonial period is also having to redefine his legitimacy. And it's much more challenging for him now because you have the mirror image of South Korea, which has been so much more successful. Well. One of the most high profile people to defect from North Korea is Tai Yung ho, a former diplomatic its embassy in London. He now lives in South Korea and has recently become a member of Parliament. There. Back in March, 2017. He spoke to Foreign Affairs Committee hearing at the lower house of the U. S. Congress and shed some light onto the Kim family. That's here from that testimony, courtesy of C Span. Kim zone is brainwashing the North Korean population that he is the on ly bloodline. But after five years off, continuing brainwashing his still Cannot provide North Korean population with a single photo with this grandfather, Kim Il Sung. Why Because he Waas, a hidden boy by his father. He was kept secretly and silently in Switzerland, but majority ofthe North Korean population. Do not know this fact is Grandfather himself didn't know the existence ofthe this boy. Majority ofthe North Korean people. Not to know that his father, Kim Jong Il had several ladies to leave it so we should tell North Korean people that Kim Jeong Yoon and his father, Kim Jong Il, and his grandfather, Kim Il Song are not the golds. And we should disseminate the basic concept ofthe freedom and human rights. The population ofthe North Korea are divided two different classes, and we have to tell the North current population. How stupid system it is. It is similar like a feudal class system off several 100 years ago. So we have many things to tell to North Korean people that it is not a paradise. It is not a socialist welfare system. It is a worst Inhumans system in human history..

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"kim il sung" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The work exactly. And follow orders. Andi seemed very conscious that you know I need someone. Hey. Who pushes himself more than that. Who's used to having to be more than that Ernest keep. Kim Jong Il never mentioned another possible reason why North Korea's movies were wooden and unambitious. Like fear. He Kimjongilia had written the book The On Ly Book in North Korea about the right way to make movies and think about movies. It's called on the art of the cinema, its still in print. Everyone involved in North Korea's film industry in the 19 eighties had to have been aware of the potential consequences of doing something as unpatriotic or insulting as trying to realize their own independent artistic vision. Without Kim's explicit blessing, and his father's It was better to be crappy than sorry. Conversation continued. Shin and chain murmured that North Korea's citizens were fortunate to have a comrade leader who understood films so well. Kim Jong Il agreed. Of his permission. The three of them got into critiquing specific films, a North Korean one called the Star of Korea, and while they were at it, a Soviet film called Mother had a dying scene. They all agreed had been atrocious. There were three movie lovers talking about what they loved. And Kim Jong Il's big plan for Shannon Shea was that he wanted them to make North Korean movies good so that they could compete with films coming out of the West and win awards and be shown in theaters all over the world. Want to change to act in the movies and shin to direct them. Shin could have his own film company, just like he used to have. Jin wanted to call the company Shin Film a very bold request. In the circumstances. We have nothing in North Korea had been called anything other than you know, the worker's paradise. This sort of party. This is a supreme leader this or, you know Kim Il Sung University. So it was a big deal. But it's also you know, very telling of shin that, Even in this serial situation, his first instinct is.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on Strange News Daily

Strange News Daily

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on Strange News Daily

"Our third story today in a surprising reversal of long-standing official policy the Democratic People's Republic of Korea known as North Korea in the West has issued a report denying that the country's leaders have mythical powers in North Korea. Kim Jong his father Kim Jong Il and his grandfather the founder Kim Il Song enjoy a like status. That's propagated by a state driven cult of personality. In Fact Kim Il Sung remains the country's official attornal president even after his physical death. There are innumerable myths that talk about the Kim's reported talents and exploits. On some of these are taught to children in school. You'll see some stories that distort the documented proven history about the eldest Kim and you'll see differing claims about the birthplace of his son. Kim jong-il South Korean officials who analyzed North Korean media. Say That since Kim Jong came to power in twenty eleven these tales of supernatural powers aimed at you know giving his father this God like status have seen a significant decline some of the kid legends. That have been popularized in international media include stories of Kim Jong Hoon being able to drive at the ripe old age of three or his father. Kim Jong Il shooting a thirty eight under par round of golf with five holes in one on his very first attempt to playing golf but one myth that so widely believed in this country that North Korea's official newspaper Rodong Shinmun had to step in and say it wasn't true. It's this the idea that Kim Il Song. The founder did not have the ability to use. What's called Juke Bop? It's a type of folding space technique. Think of The teleporting fighters all those Kung Fu movies. The phrase joked you. Bob Literally means a method of shrinking. The Earth it's described the ability to move toward the blind spot of an enemy so quickly that the attackers seems to temporarily disappear. This supernatural version of a concept in East Asian martial arts as been attributed to other figures in the region's history of figures in Chinese and Japanese mythology in particular and more recently. You're going to see it. Depicted in Japanese animation or through the use of SF special effects in Chinese Kung Fu movies. Anyhow according to the legend Kimmel saw was able to use this technique to win a battle against imperial Japanese soldiers back when Korea was a colony of Japan from nineteen ten to nineteen forty-five when he was reportedly leading Korean guerrillas in exile and in recent report Rudong Shannon said in fact people can't disappear and reappear by folding space. This report marks the first time that North Korean state media has flatly denied a Kim family myth of any sort. At least according to South Korea's Unification Ministry one ministry official told reporters quote. We need to pay attention to the current leaders. Denial of the MRT of his predecessors including his criticism about them in October at Mount. Cool Gone Kim. Jong Hoon visited that now shuttered inter- Korean tourist resort back in October and he ordered that the poorly maintained facilities which were built by South Korea. Be Torn down state media even quoted the country's leader as say the establishment of the zone was the quote mistaken policy of the predecessors. But make no mistake. The state media is still defying the leaders of North Korea. They're just trying to keep the myths a little more grounded in reality. Several South Korean experts. Say That since Kim became leader back in two thousand eleven propaganda projects pushing the cult of personality started to tell more believable tales because of concern that if the myths are perpetuated in an unscientific and rational manner. Fewer and fewer people will believe the more realistic stories about the Kim family. This is an important point in previous decades the DPRK government was able to tightly control the flow of information into and of the country however the rise of cheap smartphones and easily transported media devices have given the population a new uncontrolled perspective on the outside world and with this new knowledge comes much-needed skepticism regarding the historical claims of those empower yodeling. Dong Rule of the Career Institute of Liberal Democracy sees this adjustment as a survival technique noting quote if they meaning North Korea leadership continue using the same idolization and propaganda methods that they did in the past. The rest of the world will have a bad impression of North Korea and the people themselves won't believe what the leaders are say so he concludes. I think the wrong. Shimin report is a result of this shift toward realistic thinking propaganda projects as one. South Korean vice-minister said the shook up. Denial should not be over interpreted as an indication that Kim Jong UN wants to erase the legacy of the country's former leaders. The report did not mean to draw a line with those leaders either. If merely showed that every problem should be approached from a practical standpoint and at the end this official ads. The characteristic of the Kim Jong Hoon era is that modern problem solving should not be done in the old fashioned way. It's just like that old mean bumping around the Internet right. Modern problems require modern solutions. That's all for now we've been asking you to. Chime in with suggestions for stories. You think your fellow listeners.

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"kim il sung" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"The concern they're not swarming over the border to Russia they can't cross the DMZ which is the most militarized border on north with not land mines so they're going to try to cross that river which is either walk crossed into China and setting up camp there the Chinese will certainly do not want that and China is their biggest trading partner and their closest allies the the the alliances between Putin and Kim jungle it are very small but they're quite strong strong senior expects that with the rogue nation between China and the DPRK I always appreciate Michael bell is coming on following my Michael malice and a L. I. C. E. over on Twitter Michael malice dot com the podcast get his books and all that how did you have an opportunity to go there all that I ever ask you that why are you there and is it hard for an American to get in it was legal at the time my friend that someone who was a tour guide and burning man of all places that don't be face on Facebook in Kim il sung square and I called up it goes up you can make it happen so they wanted hard currency they wanted forty dollars because they produce so little value for export right so the what they can do is show the country around us so it was easy at the time it is not a trip now it's illegal it's not a trip I would recommend to most people because it does haunt you because I went there in twenty twelve Joe and literally every single person I saw anywhere on the street is still there they're still in that person and that host if you think about how much your life has changed since twenty twelve how much everyone listening your life has changed they're the same and that's a very very hard to deal with when you're realizing these are innocent people who have correct barrel of a gun twenty four hours a day was it very much like it was for me to China invited by that I mean I went to China to adopt her daughter about it nine years ago now and when I went there I saw the China they wanted me to see I couldn't go anywhere else I could go see the farms I couldn't see the poverty I couldn't see where the people are struggling now I did have an exchange student that was our friend and our guides there so she should be a little bit more than I was supposed to say but generally speaking when you're American going to one of these countries they show you what you want to see or what they want you to see right so do you go back is always amazing place was beautiful the people were gracious everywhere you go there's a crack in the wall if the elevator has four buttons one will be mismatched the card will be staying everywhere I went including the plane there's a flight which is like a biblical signing people because North Korea if something is a problem and you pointed out you're complaining you're criticizing the government so you sit down and keep your mouth shut and you know point things out that the toilets are rusted through so and there's a smell this kind of old like addicts know wherever you go because not good air circulation so and as a New Yorker when you go into a capital city this is there boasting place John Yang that was your place on earth and not to have electricity at night is something very jarring standard starting yes so they are trying to so when you realize this is them showing them at their best and the children of these forms are showing you are silky pajamas then you realize if this is their showcase how bad do the rest of these people have it so yeah the message you come back to is our heart should be with these poor people who are prisoners of this regime and not at all it's great and it's you know it's like Saks Fifth Avenue always amazing get information from Michael malice he's an expert on North Korea on China on that entire area go to Michael malice dot com check out this podcast we're back after this on the weekend with Joe pags their place is news radio twelve hundred W. O. a most homeowners recognize that having equity in their homes is a good thing but many don't know how to capitalize on it it's Leri Morgan here joining me today is Jonathan Payne from American financing to explain strategic ways of putting your home equity to use if you're interested.

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Kim reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

Kim reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors

"Up to twenty days of speculation around the globe on the state of his health north Korean leader Kim Jong moon made any public appearance at the opening of a fat slice of factory near Pyongyang ending days of rumors that he may be seriously ill the sound of choice check could be had in images add by the state's national Brokaw sent thousands of workers many of the mosque stood in line for the most complex roaring in celebration and releasing billions in the ad the regulator was seen wearing a black Mao suit with the constant smile as he told the complex with other officials including his sister Kim yo Jong who many analysts predict would take over if her brother is suddenly unable to rule it was Kim's first public appearance since April eleventh speculation about his health swelled after he missed the April fifteenth birthday celebration for his late grandfather Kim il sung the country's most important holiday for the first time since taking power in twenty eleven I'm Karen Thomas

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Speculation intensifies over North Korean leader’s health

Sean Hannity

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Speculation intensifies over North Korean leader’s health

"There been no unusual developments in North Korea believing the rumors about the possible it'll help the leader Kim Jong un are untrue the rumors about Kim jong-un's health began to swirl off the missed the April fifteen commemoration of the one hundred and eighty fifth birthday of his grandfather North Korea founder Kim il sung as the absolute leader of a country with a nuclear weapons program himself as a matter of intense interest with regionally and globally if something were to happen to him some experts say it could lead to instability in North Korea the exact state of Kim's health matters because it could determine the stability of the dynastic government in

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Satellite imagery finds likely Kim train amid health rumors

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

Satellite imagery finds likely Kim train amid health rumors

"As the world ruminates on the health of Kim Jong moon satellite imagery has shown that a train like the belonging to the north Korean leader has been punctured his compound on the country's east coast since last week the speculation on Kim's health has been sparked in part by a long period out to the public because ever since he missed the April fifteenth commemoration of the a hundred and eighth birthday of his grandfather North Korea founder Kim il sung this is the first time since taking power that they need to have missed such an important event for the Noles the satellite photos released by thirty eight north a website specializing in North Korea studies echo south Korean government intelligence that Kim is staying outside of the capital Pyongyang Kim's health is a crucial importance because the boys had a serious illness or even his death could cause instability in the impoverished nuclear armed country I'm Karen Thomas

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"kim il sung" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:59 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on AP News

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting there are reports north Korea's leader may be recovering from surgery according to 2 reports north Korean leader Kim Jong moon is recovering from surgery and maybe in fragile condition CNN cites an anonymous U. S. official who says Kim is in grave danger after an unspecified surgery another report by daily and K. cites anonymous sources saying Kim is recovering from heart surgery and is improving south Korea's presidential office says it cannot confirm the reports adding there's been no suspicious activity detected in North Korea on April 15 Kim this the celebration of his late grandfather and state founder Kim il sung I am like Rossio

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South Korea looking into reports about Kim Jong Un's health

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

South Korea looking into reports about Kim Jong Un's health

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting there are reports north Korea's leader may be recovering from surgery according to two reports north Korean leader Kim Jong moon is recovering from surgery and maybe in fragile condition CNN cites an anonymous U. S. official who says Kim is in grave danger after an unspecified surgery another report by daily and K. cites anonymous sources saying Kim is recovering from heart surgery and is improving south Korea's presidential office says it cannot confirm the reports adding there's been no suspicious activity detected in North Korea on April fifteenth Kim this the celebration of his late grandfather and state founder Kim il sung I am like Rossio

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"kim il sung" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"kim il sung" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"On test whether they've been breathing the outside air for one month or twelve. This can cause some awkwardness in childhood in school. For example you can see children two years apart in biological age in the same great on the first morning of Ted adults congratulate children on making it through the past year with Lee C. Lucky money again in red envelopes in Vietnam and China Thailand and in other places always give and accept gifts with both hands palm up the recipient will probably refuse and refuse again. And maybe third time. If you're the recipient you should do the same when the person finally accepts you're expected to think them in Korea on a child's one hundredth day of life a small feast with Rice cakes and sweetened. Red Or black. Bean cakes is held to celebrate. The child having survived that long. If the baby is sick they skip the party and don't mention the milestone day to avoid jinxing the baby. A child's most important birthday is their first birthday and it may be the only one that gets celebrated a huge to do is to done complete with a big meal. Your best clothes and all the stops pulled out for decorating. Just as in China the child may be offered different objects to divine their future. It's difficult to really know what goes on for birthdays for their cousins in North Korea in two thousand seventeen supreme leader Kim Jong UN banned all gatherings that include alcohol and singing. So I'll go out on a limb and say that when birthdays are celebrated their done as quietly as possible. It's the opposite to celebrating the birthdays of Kim Jong. Un's grandfather Kim Il Sung and his father Kim Jong Il those are national holidays and their mandatory. On these days. The day of the Sun and the day of the Shining Star respectively North Koreans must visit locations connected to the lives of the former leaders including statues erected in their honour. Plus Christians are banned from celebrating Christmas Eve on December twenty fourth and must instead celebrate the birthday of Kim Jong. Un's dead grandmother Kim Jong Suk and no north. Korean is permitted to celebrate their birthday if it falls on December seventeenth the date of Kim Jong. Il's death or July eighth. The anniversary of Kim il-sung death in Japan there is a Shinto Festival called Chico son which roughly means seven five three all three year old children boys when they're five and girls when they're seven are taken to the temple. The family gives thanks for the child's health and praised for a long life to come and the child receives special sweets from the priest. If you're the birthday e you'd wear brand new fancy clothes and on the way home you might stop for a special bag of candy with the words suites for one thousand years of life written on them. The gifts you give in. Japan are only as good as they're wrapping the wrapping dunleavy smartly executed. But there are meanings to go along with how it's done for example an odd number of pleats in the paper stands for joy. And that's where we run out of ideas at least today. So how does that birthday paradox happen? Why are the odds of finding someone in a room of twenty people with the same birthday ten times higher than asking people in the wild when he put twenty people in a room? Each of the twenty people is now asking nineteen other people but their birthdays are each individual person has the less than five percent chance of success but each person is trying nineteen times. This increases the chances dramatically. Remember you can always find the research sources on the script for the show at your brain on facts dot com be sure to stay tuned for the guest segment from the turn of phrases podcast. Thanks for spending part of Your Day with me and for helping me celebrate these past two years of your brain on facts.

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South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Orlando's Morning News

00:29 sec | 3 years ago

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

"Well how bout and south Korean national team soccer game describing their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang the south Korean soccer team crossing into North Korea for what they expected would be a sold out match but when I got to the huge Kim il sung stadium fifty thousand empty seats not a single fan match under a media blackout and the north Korean team playing very rough south Korea's general manager saying the north play like they were

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South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match against North Korea in Pyongyang

Orlando's Morning News

00:42 sec | 3 years ago

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match against North Korea in Pyongyang

"Right well I how about a story about a rough and strange soccer match that's all south Korea's national soccer team describes their World Cup qualifier against North Korea the south Korean soccer team crossing into North Korea for what they expected would be a sold out match but when I got to the huge Kim il sung stadium fifty thousand empty seats not a single fan match under a media blackout and the north Korean team playing very rough south Korea's general manager saying the north played like they were waging war now as for the blackout reporter Dave Packard says some speculate the north may have been concerned leucine in front of a massive crowd but in the end the match ended

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Alex Szekely, Pyongyang And North Korea discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

01:03 min | 3 years ago

Alex Szekely, Pyongyang And North Korea discussed on BBC Newshour

"The Australian student Alex Szekely studying for a master's degree in north Korean literature at the Kim il sung university in Pyongyang an organizer of toys to North Korea under the slogan unification well he disappeared for more than a week now he's re emerged in China after apparently being released from detention the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison made the announcement in parliament I'm pleased to announce that missed Alex sickly has been to die release from detention in the democratic people's Republic of Korea Alex is site and will Swiss authorities advised destroying government that they met with senior officials from the D. P. R. K. yes to die and rise the issue of Alex disappearance on astride his behalf early this morning we were advised the P. R. kite had released from detention and he is now sites with with the country I can confirm his arrive safely Mr sickly arrived in Beijing and is now heading to Tokyo where his wife lives he was ofsted Beijing airport highway was feeling it didn't say much he is what he did say

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How Has the Korean War Changed History?

BrainStuff

08:53 min | 3 years ago

How Has the Korean War Changed History?

"On June twenty-fifth nineteen fifty North Korean tanks rolled across the thirty eighth parallel the line that separated communist North Korea from US-backed South Korea, as a now, declassified US intelligence cable from Tokyo to Washington concluded, the incursion wasn't just a mere raid, quote the size of the North Korean forces employed, the depth of penetration the intensity of the attack and the landings made miles south of the parallel on the east coast indicated that the North Koreans are engaged in all out offensive to subjugate, South Korea. It was the start of a war that is still not ended a full seven decades later. The Korean war, which ultimately would pit the US against China in the first ever, confrontation between the two superpowers would claim the lives of an estimated two point five million military members and civilians including nearly thirty four thousand Americans the fighting would cease with an armistice on July twenty seventh nineteen fifty three but the Geneva conference of nineteen fifty four failed to produce a peace treaty in the north and south remained tense enemies, and that's the way things have pretty much continued, though in twenty eighteen North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN and South Korean president Mundi een announced that they would work together toward a peace treaty. But after the collapse of February summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong those tensions seemed likely to remain for a while longer. In the US the Korean war is sometimes called the forgotten war, because it's overshadowed by the conflicts that came before, and after it the stirring victory of World War Two, and the lengthy, painful ordeal of the Vietnam war. We spoke with Edward roads. A professor on the faculty of the shar school of policy and government at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, who's an expert in American foreign, and national security policy. He said modern Americans don't think about it much. Vietnam was more dramatic. And World War Two is more in victorious. Nevertheless, the overlooked conflict has exerted a powerful influence that still felt today according to roads, the war forever changed the course of US foreign, and national security policy. Compelling the US to accept a permanent military involvement around the globe, even in peacetime. It also helped drive, the creation of a vast US nuclear arsenal to deter possible, communist aggression with the threat of annihilation and a global nuclear arms race. Still continues all this happened, according to roads after career. A nation that had been occupied by the Japanese from nineteen ten to nineteen Forty-five was split into two by the US, and the USSR after World War Two, he explains, it was a practical matter. There were Japanese armies that had retreated into Korea from insurer, and they needed to be disarmed. We split that large task with the Soviet Union the understanding that the Soviets would design the Japanese in the north, and we would do it in the south, but as the Cold War developed between the US and its European allies and the Soviets, the temporary partition turned into a permanent one with the formation of a communist regime headed by Kim Il Sung in the north at an authoritarian pro American government headed by Sigmund, e in the south each regime sought self as the real government of Korea and its rival as illegitimate. Kim Il Sung decided to settle the matter by invading South Korea. And in may nineteen fifty finally obtained reluctant approval from his patron these stallion regime about a month later. Kim launched a surprise attack which initially had devastating result. What's the South Korean forces essentially dissolved the UN Security, Council taking advantage of a Soviet boycott of the body, then passed a measure, calling for member nations to assist the beleaguered South Koreans that mandate enabled US president Harry Truman to respond militarily without having to go to congress for a declaration of war. Up until that point, the US hadn't seen South Korea's having much strategic importance erode said, but when the North Korean tanks rolled across the border, the image that flashed in Truman's mind was that this was a repeat of what the Nazis did his responses to stand up thinking that if we had stood up to Hitler early on the world would have been a better place, an outnumbered contingent of UN forces formed, a desperate line of defense around the only part of South Korea, not yet, captured by the communists and managed to hold off the invaders for two months that gave General Douglas MacArthur, who had been placed in overall command of the UN forces enough time to make an audacious and fibia landing at Inchon near the South Korean capital of Seoul on September fifteenth. Nineteen fifty cutting off the over extended North Koreans MacArthur's forces chased the invaders back north across the thirty eighth parallel and by mid October had captured the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, but MacArthur overconfident kept pushing the North Koreans back to the Yellow River the border with China, China. Responded with a massive counterattack of between thirteen thousand and three hundred thousand troops. This time it was the UN forces who were driven back a bloody stalemate on the ground developed as the US pounded North Korea from the air MacArthur, eventually was relieved of his command by Truman and replaced with general Matthew Ridgway. The US abandoned the idea of total victory and shifted to a holding action against the communist forces road said MacArthur embraced the idea that there's no substitute for victory. You beat the enemy, and they surrender. But Rhodes explained after the Chinese intervention, quote, we're still in a situation where there's got to be a substitute for victory because how are we going to fight the manpower of China? There's a realization that we can't fight this war to victory and it's hard for the American people to accept. The longer. The war stretched on the more popular it became back in the US, many of the soldiers sent to Korea where reservists who had served in World War, Two roads, explained they've got homes and families and jobs, and then they were called up and sent to fight another war. There was a feeling that this wasn't fair. Eventually Truman successor president. Dwight Eisenhower ran on a promise that he would go to Korea and seek an end to the conflict and actually did that a month before his inauguration in nineteen Fifty-three. But though, Eisenhower had ended the fighting the Korean war still shaped his policies road said, Eisenhower looked at this as the wrong war at the wrong time using the wrong weapons, he reaches the conclusion that with the Cold War going on with the Soviets, we have to plan for the long haul. We're going to sustain this kind of military deterrence that led to resources being pumped into the development of a massive nuclear deterrent. The could be used to contain the Soviets. Additionally, Eisenhower began attempting to form licenses with more and more countries in an effort to create a unified front to hold off communist aggression. We also spoke via Email with Charles k Armstrong, the Korea foundation professor of Korean studies in the social sciences at Columbia University. He said, the US was forced to take China more. Seriously as a military power. After fighting twist del mate in the Korean war general MacArthur, had severely underestimated the Chinese military's willingness to confront the US and capacity to fight leading to a bad route for you, enforces, the initial months after China entered the war. China's participation in the Korean war. Also consolidated malls rule and asked the hopes of sub Americans. The communist regime could be rolled back and replaced by Changcai checks nationalists. Armstrong said mouse willingness to support the North Koreans directly as opposed to stallions reluctance helped solidify China North Korean relations, and caused the North Koreans to be more distrustful of the Russians for the US China was seen from the Korean war onward as the primary ally of North Korea. And the primary great power that was an enemy of the US in Korea. Armistice, ended the fighting but North Korea now backed by the Chinese remained as a belligerent enemy to South Korea, the ongoing threatment that US forces couldn't just withdrawn come home Armstrong, notes, the North Korean invasion in the emerging Cold War convinced American policymakers that the US needed a permanent military presence in Asia and Europe in order to contain communist aggression. Additionally, the Korean war helped set the table for another even bloodier, and more painful future conflict, according to Armstrong Korea led directly to the US decision to help the French against communist led insurgency in colonial Vietnam, and then after the French defeat to intervene in support of an anti communist regime in South Vietnam, which blocked an election called for by the nineteen fifty four Geneva conference that helps set the stage for the Vietnam war. Armstrong, said the most lasting legacy of the Korean war for the US was these stablishment of a global military presence over the long term and a commitment to confront communism throughout the world during the Cold War. And for Korea and East Asia ideological and military confrontation that has lasted seven decades that included a US force stationed in South Korea as a deterrent to North Korea, which in turn has a massive array of long range, artillery, and rockets equipped with chemical and biological weapons aimed at Seoul. That's in addition to the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal. The Trump so far has been unable to persuade the North Korean regime to give up.

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In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

America's Morning News

04:32 min | 4 years ago

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

"Of june in another sign of detente following the summit between kim jong un and president trump north korea's decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of the calendar the annual anti us imperialism rally marking the start of the korean war now last year's event was held on kim il sung square with a reported one hundred thousand people attending north korea even issued special anti us postage stamps also outside of the us turkey's national electoral board is pronounced incumbent president recep tayyip air to one as the winner of the country's presidential election with an absolute majority of valid votes speaking in televised remarks from stan bowl sunday the sixty four year old said the nation quote has entrusted to me the responsibility of the presidency and the executive duty that's that's no joke folks sunday's election putting into force a stronger presidential system allowing air to want to form the government appoint ministers vice president top bureaucrats issued decrees prepare the budget and impose states of emergency president trump's attempting to highlight the plight of americans whose loved ones killed by who whose loved ones were killed by those in the country illegally of the president friday hosted what he called angel families while thousands of children separated from their parents sit along the us mexico border you lost will not have been in vain we will secure our borders and we will make sure that they're properly taken care of eventually the word will get out we've got to have a safe country i always hear that oh would know the population safer than the people that live in the country you've heard that fellas right we've heard that here so much and i see is that possible the answer's not true here's like they're better people than what we have in our citizens it's not true they were released back into our civilian population and these gentlemen had to do some of the releasing and i don't think he would too happy when you knew because you knew they know better than anybody you knew what you were releasing you knew it was trouble and it often comes back to be trouble where is the media outrage over the catch and release policies that allow deadly drugs to pour into our country whereas the condemnation of the democrats sanctuary cities that released violent criminals into our communities and then protect them like the mayor of san diego once you warned everybody that isis coming and they scattered and where's the outcry over the savage gang ms thirteen and it's bloodthirsty creed kill rape and control because the news media has overlooked their stories i want the american people to hear directly from these families about the pain they've had to endure losing not only their loved ones great people president trump has spoken out about angel families often referencing the group he justifies his hardline policies on illegal immigration meanwhile republican leaders are trying to get the votes they need for their wide ranging immigration bill their support from dueling conservative and moderate wings of the republican party but house freedom caucus member jim jordan part of that and servative wing says house leadership is the problem america's most welcoming country on the planet but you gotta you gotta follow the law secretary nielsen has been real clear you show up to a port of entry your family would be kept together you will go through the process and we'll see if you're actually a legitimate asylum seeker what i do know is when i was in our office so we can hap ago they told me eighty percent of the folks seeking asylum wind up not getting it they're not actually eligible for it so we want to sort that all out do it in a way that consistent with the law the definition for claiming asylum as well you can no longer playing this gang violence eighty percent eighty this is straight from the folks at immigration and customs enforcement so they're they're telling me the number eighty percent aren't actually legitimate asylum seekers we need to sort that out but yeah we want to welcome folks who come here for legitimate reasons who want to do it by the rule of law who follow all we want to welcome here but mostly what we wanna do margaret is the mandate from the twenty sixteen election was real clear the american people may donald trump president made republicans the majority in the house and the senate to build the border security wall stop chain migration in the.

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