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Brian Stelter on Fox News
"Brian stelter joins us. Now he is the anchor of CNN's reliable sources, the host of its podcast and the author of a New New York Times bestselling Book Hoax Donald, Trump Fox News, and dangerous distortion of truth Brian. Thanks for being here. Thank you so much. So you used to be my colleague here at the New York Times way back I don't know when exactly did you leave The Times? twenty thirteen. Well. So the moment I remember was in twenty eleven when this early documentary about the Times came out called page one and there was a line in that documentary in which the leat David car says, I still can't get over the feeling that Brian stelter was a robot assembled to destroy me. I, haven't forgot that line. Because I wonder if you're secretly three people you host. A Show on CNN you write a daily newsletter you host a weekly podcast you have two small children, and somehow you wrote a book on this extremely fast moving subject. That is Donald Trump. How did you handle that the two small children is the fun part they keep me saying you know David used to say I still miss him so much used. To say, what do you think the story is that I should tell us to say to sources you know if you were writing the story what would you right and that is what I was doing with folks at Fox News and these themes kept coming up especially last year, which compelled me to go and try to get a book deal I think it. was last that I wanted to do this and more that I felt like someone had too i. hope that doesn't sound too cocky but it's true. There's some things in life. You just feel like the gotTa go tell this story and I think the only untold story of the trump era that's left maybe is the story of his boxers addiction so I did. Carve out time in between my other jobs and and frankly wants the pandemic send us all home. Put us on lockdown just grateful that my wife was able to help with the kids when I was having to finish the final chapters of this book. So what is that story the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News obviously, it's the full subject of your book. People who are even casual viewers are news consumers are aware that there's a close relationship there yes. I think we all are aware that the president gets fed information and misinformation from Fox but I think it's even more extreme and even more dangerous than people realize it happens more often and the connections or even cozier than than folks realize I oftentimes in coverage. Of the White House reporters leave out what I think is the key piece, the key ingredient, which is he got that idea from Fox. He gained that idea from foxy gained that conspiracy theory from Fox and with this pandemic this year staffers at Fox told me they felt like the coverage was hazardous to our viewers. The coverage was dangerous. The coverage was unforgivable. I really just tried to step away just the Messenger for these anonymous sources mostly anonymous did speak on the record who felt like the coverage is hurting the country. All right. So a defender, a Fox News skeptic cure might say so what trump follows Fox News is leads you know democratic presidents in the past have taken their cues from the editorials editorials of the New York Times. What's the difference? I think. It's so much more intense. Now, Fox's influences constant when trump threatened North Korea, and said, he had a bigger button than Kim Jong Un. It was because of a Fox segment when he grants pardoned, it's because Fox when he attacks big technology company because of Fox, when he raged about migrant caravans, it was because of Fox and it's not that he's getting the best possible information still from the best sources in the world know he's getting it from a bunch of of. Who oftentimes misinform him think? That's one of the differences between this White House and past white houses Braga Obama was he washed ESPN in the evening rather than MSNBC tours w Bush might have watched some Fox but he wasn't consumed by it. The way that this president is so it's an unprecedented relationship really is
North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse
"The North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN's has visited an area hit by typhoon body and called on farmers to minimize damage to this year's rice harvest. There were affairs, the storm would destroy crops, leading millions to go hungry. Mr Kim said The typhoon had caused less damage than
North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse
"The North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN, has visited area here to buy typhoon body and called on farmers to minimize damage to this year's rice office. There were affairs the storm were destroyed crops, leading millions to go hungry. Mr Kim said the typhoon had caused less damage than expected.
Kim Jong-un warns over North Korea typhoon
"Korea, while North Korea's dictator is expressing concern about a potential loss of lives and crops the Korean Peninsula bracing for a strike by a powerful typhoon, packing maximum winds of 100 MPH, the storm is already lashing parts of southern South Korea Countries. Weather agency says the typhoon will start to impact the mainland at night. Head of landfall in western North Korea early Thursday. Authorities warn of very strong winds as well as
N. Korean leader calls for readiness against virus, typhoon
"In a rare display of urgency. North Korean leader Kim Jong unhealed his third high level political conference in as many weeks where he raised alarm about the nation's corona virus response and a fast approaching typhoon. Kim lamented unspecified defects and shortcomings of the country's anti virus campaign. And urge they be corrected swiftly and also called for thorough preparations to minimize damage from the typhoon, which is forecast to hit the Korean Peninsula on Thursday.
Kim Jong-un's sister may have taken over a powerful North Korean political body
"Korea is a secretive communist country. It's government controls the media. So there's no free press they're and the news the is reported is only what the government allows but according to South Korean Intelligence Kim Yo Jong. The sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN is increasing in power. She now appears to be in charge of one of the most important political organizations in North Korea. This group keeps close tabs on the ruling party's three million. Members to make sure they're loyal enough to the government. It also determines political jobs keeps the Communist Party organized and indoctrinates North Koreans with the government's ideals. If Kim Your Jong is now in charge of the country's Organization and Guidance Department it would make her the second most powerful person in the country. But this is also raised questions about her brother's Health Kim Jong. UN reportedly has an unhealthy lifestyle. He said to be a heavy smoker. He usually keeps a grueling schedule with a lot of public appearances, but he's radically disappeared from the public eye earlier this year an official explanation though again, that's not unusual in north, Korean media.
Kim Jong-un gives sister Yo-jong 'more responsibilities'
"North Korean leader Kim Jong UN is reportedly giving up some of his power to his younger sister that from South Korea spy
North Korea’s Leader Had Big Economic Plans. He Admits They’ve Failed.
"Now to North care, North Korea, where the leadership is making a rare admission of falling short of its economic goals more from NPR's Anthony Kun. A statement Wednesday from the party's Central Committee, Frankly admitted that the goals in their five year economic plan remain on met and North Koreans living standards have not improved. Much. Leader Kim Jong UN said the shortfalls were due to inevitable challenges without mentioning international sanctions on the North. The statement also made no mention of stalled nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. The worker's party will draft a new five year plan into Congress next January, by which time they should have a clear picture of what administration they'll be dealing with in Washington.
North Korea’s Leader Had Big Economic Plans. He Admits They’ve Failed.
"North Korea, where the leadership is making a rare admission of falling short of its economic goals more from NPR's Anthony Kun. In a statement Wednesday from the party's central Committee, frankly admitted that the goals in their five year economic plan remain unmet and North Koreans living standards have not improved. Much. Leader Kim Jong UN said the shortfalls were due to inevitable challenges without mentioning international sanctions on the North. The statement also made no mention of stalled nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. The worker's party will draft a new five year plan into Congress next January, by which time they should have a clearer picture of what administration they'll be dealing with in Washington. Anthony Kun. NPR NEWS SOUL The Dow is
North Korea sets rare party meeting after economic struggles
"Party Congress in January, where leader Kim Jong UN will announce a new five year plan to develop the country's dismal economy. Plans were confirmed Wednesday during a meeting of the Workers Party's decision making Central Committee or Kim acknowledged economic shortcomings. News and
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US
"A townhall dot com Iran's supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says his Country will not negotiate with us because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes in a televised speech marking the EED holiday, how money says President Donald Trump would benefit from talks, saying some wants to use negotiations with us for propaganda like negotiations with North Korea. Iran's supreme leader is your phone to talk between Trump on North Korean leader Kim Jong UN Hominy says the U. S. Wants Iran to give up its nuclear program defense facilities on regional authority at the negotiating table. I'm
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US
"Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his country will not negotiate with the US because America would only use tools for propaganda purposes in a televised speech marking the eat holiday how many says president Donald Trump would benefit from talks since trump wants to use the collisions with us for propaganda I think initiations with North Korea Iran's supreme leader is referring to talks between trump and north Korean leader Kim Jong moon how many says the US once wrong to give up its nuclear program defense facilities I'm regional authority at the negotiating table I'm Charles the last month
Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Weapons Will Guarantee North Korea's National Safety
"North Korean leader Kim Jong UN says his country's hard one nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and an effective deterrent that could prevent a second Korean war. Kim's comments before war veterans marking the 67th anniversary of the end of the Korean War again show he has no intention of abandoning his weapons as prospects dim for resuming diplomacy with the U. S. North Korea has previously ratcheted up fiery rhetoric or conducted weapons test to get outside concessions. But some experts say Pyongyang will likely avoid serious talks with Washington before the U. S elections in November
North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case
"The North Korean city of Kay Song near the border with South Korea has been placed under total lock down. After a person was found there with suspected Cove in 19 symptoms. North leader Kim Jong Il and made the orders, saying that he describes as the vicious virus may have entered his country. Local reports came the suspected virus patient is a runaway who fled to South Korea three years ago before illegally crossing the border into the north only last week if the person is officially declared a Corona virus patient, he or she would be North Korea's first confirmed case. The North has steadfastly said it has had no cases of the virus. Acclaim questioned by outside experts, foreign experts say Corona virus outbreak in North Korea could cause dire consequences because of its fragile public health care infrastructure
South Korea Confirms a Defector Swam Back to the North
"Leader Kim Jong UN has placed city of Tae song near the border with South Korea under lock down because of covert 19 concerns, the North Korean Central News Agency reports. The measure was taken far the afternoon after a person was found with suspected Corona virus symptoms in the city. It says that the person is a runaway the flood to South Korea years ago before illegally crossing the border back into the north early last week. If that person is officially declared a virus patient, he or she would be the North confirmed first Corona virus case. But health officials around the world are skeptical that North Korea doesn't have any Senate
North Korea Reports 1st Suspected Case Of Coronavirus
"North Korea has locked down the town of guessing near the South Korean border over fears a defector who returned to the north last week was infected with the Corona virus. The leader Kim Jong UN, has declared an emergency. Will Leonardo reports. The case, if confirmed, would be the first official covert 19 infection in the secretive state. North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN convened an emergency meeting of the Politburo, saying the situation was critical. State media said the defector had left for the south three years ago and it returned across the heavily fortified border to the town of guest song last week. Soul is investigating the incident, saying there was a strong possibility a crossing could have been made. North Korea had sealed itself off from the outside world and had previously stressed it was virus free, or their analysts cast doubt on this claim
North: Kim suspended action against South for Korean impasse
"North Korea's leader Kim Jong moon has suspended action against the south as tensions rise the newscaster with north Korean will cost to K. R. T. says Kim Jong moon has suspended a planned military retaliation against the south in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign waged against his rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the U. S. last week the north had declared relations with the south as fully function destroyed in into Pruitt liaison office in its territory and threatened unspecified military action to censure soul full a lack of progress on various fronts analysts say the north after weeks of raising tensions maybe pulling away just enough to make room the south Korean concessions I'm Charles the law this month
North Korea military action against South Korea likely "postponed, not canceled" by Kim Jong Un
"New this morning north Korea's it's planned retaliation against South Korea for stalemated relations and anti Pyongyang activism has been suspended by Kim Jong un analysts say the north after weeks deliberately raising tensions with threats of military action may be pulling away just enough to make room for south Korean concessions if it eventually opts for military action it could resume artillery drills and other exercises in front line areas or its vessels could cross the disputed western sea border but Pyongyang's actions are likely to be measured to bread full scale retaliation from south Korean and U. S.
"kim jong" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"Well the similar is between you and Kim Jong and only grow stronger because he was also apparently a big trash talker like you and is hero. Michael Jordan. A friend said he was super competitive. He said quote for him. Basketball was everything I think we're getting that. Pock on who we assume Kim. UN showed several friends of photo where he was standing next to Tony. Coup, Coup. Coach of the bowls and Kobe Bryant of the Los. Angeles lingers how that picture came about who know how strict who could know what a life! What a life! What a mystery feeling like I know nothing about this man I know, and then in two thousand, and just as mysteriously as he arrived pock on left the school that I will not try in pronounce again. Stein Herzlich so Rachel. Let some are to be F fs here. There's Dennis Rodman are flamboyant rule breaking bad boy and there's Kim Jong on our enigmatic western, loving rich kit focused winker. Both with the profound connection to basketball. Maybe it actually makes perfect sense I didn't listen to Paula Abdul not to learn that opposites attract especially when they have a deeply shared interests like basketball. Okay so now fast forward to two thousand thirteen, where Kim Jong-un as supreme leader, has reportedly had no direct engagements with any American citizens that.
"kim jong" Discussed on Dictators
"In May two thousand one a man in his early thirty s along with a boy and a woman were stuck at Narita International Airport in Tokyo held by security. The man was questioned over what appeared to be fake passports. The passporting questions said the family was from the Dominican Republic. That the man's name was paying. Shaw pang-chang is Chinese for fat bear. However the man also claimed he was from South Korea. Why was a South Korean man with a Chinese name trying to get into Japan using a Dominican passport? He answered. I want to go to Disneyland. As the Japanese officials continue to dig they discovered something both shocking and laughable. The man was actually named Kim Jong Nam. The eldest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. When word got back to Kim Jong Il of his son's arrest. He was overcome with embarrassment. Was this really going to be the next leader of North Korea. A man caught sneaking into an enemy country to go to an amusement park or was there someone else who could show better judgment another son who could bring honor to the Kim Dynasty. Welcome dictators apart cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. We're going deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other park asked originals for free on spotify to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at park cast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is the fifth episode exploring the Kim Dynasty of North Korea. Today we'll dive into the rise of Kim Jong UN the third and current leader of the Kim regime. We'll uncover Kim's mysterious childhood and how he was groomed to take control wants his father passed. And how the promise of new leadership ultimately meant a tighter grip on the people of North Korea after his. May Two thousand one arrest Kim Jong Nam and his family were deported to China. Ultimately he would make the gambling city of Macau just a ferry ride away from Hong Kong. His permanent home doing his best to stay out of the limelight. Many around the world considered the two thousand one arrest the beginning of the end of jong-nam and his position as air in fact if actually confirmed a decision that was made much earlier it wasn't his firstborn nor his second who would succeed him but his third Kim John. There is widespread speculation regarding the exact year of Kim Jong UN's birth. According to South Korean intelligence agencies it was January eighth. Nineteen eighty-three however American intelligence claims that the year was nineteen eighty-four according to North Korean propaganda however Kim Jong UN was born in nineteen eighty two the Washington Post Beijing bureau chief and Fifield posits that the reason the year was changed. Nineteen eighty two was to coincide with both his father and grandfather's birth year with ill soon being born in nineteen twelve and Jong Il's changed in nineteen forty two. It helped to create as she puts it a asymmetry. Like boring into the Kim Dynasty. Much of Jong UN's early life is shrouded in mystery or a complicated web of fabrications. What we do know is this. His mother was co young. Cui a famous dancer and Kim Jong Il second concert. He has an older brother. John and a younger sister. Yang Kim Jong Il made sure to keep all of his family separate from one. Another Jong UN and. His siblings rarely interacted with their half brother. Kim Jong Nam instead Kim Jong UN grew up in a lavish but lonely set of houses throughout Pyongyang and beachfront properties in one San about one hundred thirty miles west of the capital. Much of what we know about Kim Jong UN's childhood comes from a man with the pen name. Kenji Fujimoto Fujimoto was the Sushi chef hired to cook for the Kim family. So while the people of North Korea slowly died from starvation and malnourishment Kim Jong UN dined on the finest raw fish. Like all North Koreans Kim Jong UN was educated to be an anti imperialist specifically to hate Japan and the United States these two countries according to the North Korean government are the root of North Korea's problems. Ironically Kim's mother who was born in Japan often took her children to Tokyo Disneyland. But none of these trips included outside friends in fact. Kim's only real friend according to Fujimoto was Fujimoto himself together. The two spent their days watching Kim's favourite sport basketball or listening to music on Fujimoto's Walkman basketball in particular became a major obsession for the future dictator. He watched it religiously as a child and unlike most other kids in North Korea he would walk around dressed in the latest nike or Adidas sneakers and shorts. Outside of Basketball Kim Jong owns other. Joy was playing with military toys specifically model planes and warships. He became so interested in their mechanics that he forced engineers and scientists to answer as many questions years after defecting. His aunt would tell Anna Fifield that his study of planes. And Aeronautics was an obsession. Kim Jong Hoon became his father's favorite child around the time. He was eight mostly because he exhibited traits of a strong leader namely being bossy stubborn. And Sassy even though his brother. Jong you'll was older he would often take orders from Jong UN. It wasn't long before people started calling. Jong UN harm read general however he also started to demonstrate a keen awareness of being a leader. Fujimoto notes that. He had the ability to make good judgments with solid reasoning. He knew when to praise and when to criticize church character. Traits weren't lost on the aging Kim Jong Il as he considered who would replace him in nineteen ninety six when Kim Jong Own was roughly twelve years old. He sent to Bern Switzerland to receive an education under the alias. Pack Hoon all of the Kim children used fake names to conceal their identity. School was never a priority for Kim. A former teacher wants described him as a good student but not an extraordinary one and though he seems to have been friendly with his classmates he was mostly remembered as a loner with very few friends. Those friends though spent their days playing basketball once. The school bell rang years later. Once Kim Jong Hoon became leader of North Korea many wondered if the more liberal.
"kim jong" Discussed on Dictators
"The Kim's in the village and bring their bodies back to young Yang as proof. The rebellious officers believed that the rest of the loyal government would do anything to cover up the assassination of the Kim's so in misguided effort to ensure everyone knew the truth the officers let the word out about their plan and then the Kim skipped their mountain visit altogether. The plan collapsed and the conspirators had already outed themselves. Kim Jong Il uncovered eight of the traders and had seven of them executed. The eighth managed to escape to South Korea and live to tell the story with the traders dead or else driven from the country. The Kim family's power was secure. And by December nineteen ninety-one Kim Jong Il's ascension was nearly complete that month. He was appointed Supreme Commander of the army a role that had belonged to his father until that moment then after the final collapse of the USSR. That Year Kim Jong Il issued a formal policy statement from the government under his own name. This was another i. Every official proclamation had previously been signed by Kim Il soon. The statement was a simple reaffirmation of North Korea's commitment to communism but more than anything it was a warning sign to the international community. Kim Jong Il was establishing himself as a communist strongman. Even if he would be leading the last Stalinist regime on earth he was also demonstrating to the world who would be in charge of his father's legacy just like his father. The mythology surrounding Kim Jong Il was enshrined official North Korean Lore Tales of his alleged abilities were published in official biographies engraved on public monuments and even inserted into textbooks the domestic cult of personality that kim-il-sung had founded was now being passed onto his son and made even more ceremonious. Jong Il claim to be a revered horsemen riding at least five miles at a full thirty mile per hour Gallup. Every day since childhood he was also a gifted writer. Allegedly having written one thousand five hundred books in his three years at university though only one ever materialized and it was about cinema his favorite subject. The fabrications sometimes verged on the ridiculous. Kim Jong Il was supposedly a Gulf prodigy claiming that he was shot eleven holes in one on North Korea's only golf course before giving up the sport permanently the average North Korean citizen new more alleged facts about Kim Jong Il than some of their own family members. Of course a citizen wasn't likely to be thrown in a labor camp for not honoring the distant cousins birthday the Jong Il Legends. Were like a security blanket for the population. Giving them blind loyalty to a hero in anticipation of the moment when he would lead them then in July of nineteen ninety four. The moment arrived on July eighth. Kim Il Sung was staying at a villa in the mountains. Not far from one of the nation's many nuclear silos that afternoon he collapsed from a massive heart attack. Kim Jong Il who was never far from his father's side ordered an emergency. Medical team brought by helicopter. But it was too late. The Great Leader was dead. Kim Jong Il was now the de facto leader of North Korea and the last follower of Stalin's communist ideals. His mysterious rain had finally begun but so had a horrific famine as young. Il was promising to for his people just like his father. Did domestic food supplies were running out and the country was isolated from any imports by ECCONOMIC sanctions. North Korea could no longer feed itself and no amount of military might could keep the people from starvation. All Kim Jong Il had was his persona and propaganda to keep his nation from ruin. He was about to face his first true test of power..
"kim jong" Discussed on Dictators
"Now back to the story by the Early Nineteen Seventies Kim Jong Il was experiencing a meteoric rise within the Communist Party ranks while his father was busy. Touring his Communist. Utopia on propaganda campaigns Jong Il was trusted to run the administrative side of the government on the side. Kim Jong Il still had time for other pursuits like filmmaking. A lifelong movie buff. He opened up studios to make propaganda films. He personally oversaw the production of epic Revolutionary Operas that glorified the Juche Ideology to young Il. This was more than propaganda. It was art. He even published a treatise on film. Theory called on the art of the cinema and his love for movies would morph into a different kind of love sometime in the late sixties. Kim Met a young actress named Song. Hey ream she was already famous on both sides of the Korean demarcation line but she was trapped in an unhappy marriage seeing an opportunity to improve her fortunes. She divorced her husband and started dating. Kim Jong Il Jong Il kept the affair a strict secret. The two lovers spent clandestine nights together and Jong Il began visiting the studios where. Hey Rim was filming. Almost every other day as the affair grew so did Jong Il contribution to the film world. He wrote songs in scenes for several propaganda musicals. Like a Communist. Billy wilder his love for cinema melded beautifully with his love for Song. Hey ream and a deep sensitivity was revealed in the young dictator to be soon. The affair also produced a son. Kim Jong Nam was born in Nineteen seventy-one but his existence was largely kept secret including from Kim Il soon amid the few family members who knew about the birth it once again raised questions about succession was a budding monarchy growing in North Korea as Communist revolutionaries dedicated to returning power to the workers the idea of hereditary succession was anti to their cause. Even the Soviets and Chinese communists aboard the idea for years the North Korean dictionary of political terminologies unequivocally stated that dynastic succession was a product of slave societies adopted by feudal lords. As a means to perpetuate dictatorial rule however that definition was removed in the nineteen. Seventy two edition of the North Korean dictionary. The tide was shifting among the party as kim-il-sung grew more amenable to the idea of a dynasty. He might been a Stalinist at heart but he claimed. This shift was inspired by the chaotic line of succession. In the Soviet Union after Stalin's death the power vacuum in Soviet politics led to the rise of Nikita Khrushchev. A harsh critic of Stalin. Kim Il soon had routed North Korea's formation in Stalinism and in his memoirs he noted that Khrushchev's criticisms of the former dictator. Were the moment things began to go astray. Jimmy il-sung Song believed that if a new leader did not support the legacy of his predecessor. The Revolutionary Party would weaken and collapse whoever succeeded him would need to be loyal. Not only to the Communist ideology but to him and in the early nineteen seventies there appeared to be no better candidate than Kim. Il soons loyal and active son by Nineteen seventy-three Kim Jong Il was a secretary in the Central Committee of the Communist Party. He was referred to by the North Korean media. As the party's center as though he had become the embodiment of communist ideals in the DPRK. Kim Jong Il had also fully committed to his bothers concept of giudice or national self reliance in nineteen seventy-three speech. He even went so far as to brand. The country's national ideology as Kim Il Soon Ism to honor his father as the nation's Guiding Star Jong Il ordered the construction of lavish monuments and buildings named for the Great Leader. He cemented his loyalty with constant affection and care for Kim Il. Some who is still remarkably healthy but Kim Jong Il was taking no chances with his future. He was slyly positioning himself. As his father's right-hand man and his tactics were Working Jong Il was now firmly entrenched as his father's natural successor. It was only a matter of time before the decision would be made official and announced publicly. In the meantime this secure position gave Jong Il even more freedom to pursue his favourite pastime filmmaking throughout the nineteen seventies. He tries to define himself as not just a propaganda master but as an autour. He grew so obsessed with cinematic art. That in nineteen seventy seven. He ordered the kidnapping of one of South Korea's most lauded film directors Shin Sang Oak at the time Shinn's reputation in South Korea was in tatters. He had openly complained about censorship and bribery in the government and they had retaliated by forcing the closure of his film. Studio Shins Open dissent against the cell lead Kim Jong Il to believe the director might be willing to defect to the north. But he couldn't just ask. Shins Sang Oak directly. Instead he planned to kidnap ex wife Choi and he choi was a star of South Korean cinema and having an actress like her among North Korean stable of talent would be a boon to the industry on its own and it might coerce shinto cooperate. The plan was initiated in the fall of nineteen seventy seven. When a North Korean agent visited Choi and offered her the chance of a lifetime he claimed to run a movie studio in Hong Kong and inquired of Choi would be interested in producing films. There he went one step further and offered her a script to direct which came with a hefty paycheck. Unable to resist Choi agreed to visit the studio in January nineteen seventy eight when she arrived in Hong Kong. The agent took her on a whirlwind tour of the city and introduced her to several so-called fans. It was only when the tour ended on a desolate beach that Choi realized something was wrong. A small motorboat with four men was waiting for her. They grabbed her threw her into the boat and stuck a needle in her. When Choi awoke she found herself aboard a freighter headed for the North Korean port of Nampo in her small padlocked state room. An enormous portrait of Kim il-sung stared down at her eight days. Later the freighter pulled into port and Choi was mad at the DOC by none. Other than the Great Leader's son himself Kim Jong Il the short future dictator who stood only five foot three looked up at her and offered his hand then. He invited her to join him in the long black limousine waiting nearby for the ride. Pyongyang when they reached the City Jong Il relished pointing out the notable sites and monuments choice said later Kim Jong Il was as happy as a general making triumphant entrance into the capital Jong. Il's delusions of grandeur. We're encouraged by the cult of personality prevalent in the monuments portraits and flags that adorned the buildings. Everything was about Kim Il Sung and as the leaders son Kim Jong. Il clearly had the power to do anything he wanted. Without fear of reprisal this included kidnapping Shin Sang six months later in a similar fashion to choice kidnapping agents nabbed him in Hong Kong and brought him to North Korea but unlike his ex wife Choi who had accepted her situation with sadness. Resignation Shin fought back. Kim Jong Il was forced to keep him under perpetual guard when he tried to escape. The dictator threw him in a Labor camp with Shins. Sang Oke refusing to Work Jong. Il's plan to bolster the North Korean film. Industry was failing still the DPRK film studios cranked out plenty of mediocre propaganda films which had jong-ils position in the eyes of his father and the citizens in nineteen eighty kim-il-sung finally decided to make his son's inheritance official a short announcement was made at a congress of the entire DPRK leadership. Kim Jong Il was to be promoted to the Central Committee and the Military Commission even with this announcement the dynamics within the newly established dynasty or largely unchanged. Kimmel soon was still healthy and completely involved with the day to day concerns of his government. Kim Jong Il still had a long wait before he took the communist thrown so he's simply continued with life as he knew it. Jong Il had all the resources of the nation at his disposal. He threw lavish parties complete with endless. Cognac his personal favourite during his peak years of Consumption Jong Il was spending seven hundred thousand British pounds. A year on the liquor another extravagance that other North Koreans were prohibited from enjoying nearly every Friday night in the early nineteen eighties. There was a party in Pyongyang organized by Jong Il complete with live music movies and Mahjong at one of his many villas. Choi in the kidnapped South Korean actress was a frequent guest that these Suarez and at one party. In nineteen eighty-three three another guest made a surprise entrance. It was the director. Shin Sang Oak newly.
"kim jong" Discussed on Dictators
"Every step of Jong Il is education and career seemed to imply that he was the de facto choice to succeed his father. Central Committee officials reported hearing the Jong. Il was next in line as early as nineteen seventy four but Jong. Il himself refused to speak of succession. There was to be no talk of replacing Kim Il. Soom ever one specific. Violent example demonstrated this unspoken rule of North Korean politics. The unconfirmed narratives suggests that in the early nineteen seventies Kim Jong Il met with a high ranking Communist Party official in Pyongyang the official took the chance to flatter the Great Leader's son and suggested that he should be declared the successor for whenever his father passed on Jong. Il Sat for a moment in stunned. Silence the Party official probably believed his compliment was so flattering. It had left him speechless instead. Jong Il pulled his pistol and shot the official dead on the spot even if. This story is Apocryphal. The moral is obvious. Jong Il no discussion of anyone. Taking his father's place including himself at the time Jong Il really had no desire to take over for his father. He was already a senior government official living a spoiled life. He had endless supplies of wine and Cognac. As well as a massive collection of Western films all of which were prohibited to ordinary citizens. He was living a life of hypocrisy under his father's protection. If you're ill wanted to maintain his position and his lifestyle he needed to support his father no matter what besides Kim Jong Il was to focused on other tasks to worry about succession like building movie studios throwing lavish parties and plotting a kidnapping coming up. Kim Jong Il builds a cinematic empire in a way only he could high listeners. Have you had a chance to check out my new park? Cast original series daily quote. It is such a refreshing show and I am honored to be hosting it. Daily quote is a two to three minute. Podcast meant to inspire uplift and motivate every day. Not only do I share a meaningful quote from history but also give you the context surrounding it and right now. I am thrilled to be able to share today's quote with you. It's from the Book of Matthew Chapter. Sixteen Verse Twenty Six. If you enjoy this episode make sure to follow daily quote. Freon spotify or wherever you get your podcasts..
"kim jong" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"If I recall correctly about a decade that he spent his years overseas So Tim lived also in life of Marjorie and ease outside of North Korea and Switzerland going to the French. I'll go into the French Riviera skiing in the Alps going to various places in Europe. So I think he didn't live the life that one would typically expect an average North Korean would take. He did lives life of what I think. A lot of us will be familiar with is a son of a dictator with all of the country's resources at his disposal so for the past two generations of the temp family. These are people who lived in a life of luxury and privilege when we look at how Kim Jong then was chosen over. The others. Kim Jong Il has father had many concerts and he had true favorite concert and Kim Jong UN's mother was one of those two favorite consorts and has two siblings two full siblings and many other half siblings and it was said that because the eldest brother Kim Jong Nam was too tainted by outside influences getting his years abroad apparently conjoined with enraged win. Kim jong-nam suggested that the country opened up the second son. Is Kim Jong earns full brother? He was reported the not as aggressive enough and Kim. Jong Il eventually landed whether by process of elimination or by active grooming. That Kim Jong UN. The youngest of the three boys in the family that would be the most likely to succeed because he was most likely her father and his aggressiveness and his style. So that makes sense and that even though the culture would have suggested that the eldest son would take over. Congenial made the decision that his youngest son was the one that had the disposition in the will as we learned to take North Korea into the twenty first century fascinating so he comes back to North Korea from this period this four year period in Europe. One last thing I wanted to ask you about that time in the West however we come back to his return and his ascent both his father. Who has you say? The book loved James Bond Movies and Rambo and obviously all these luxuries imported from the West and had a fascination also with Japanese movies and did some kidnapping of actors and so forth to try to create his own industry. And then the son Kim Jong UN who had a fascination. It appears with American basketball among other things. I wondered if you could talk a little bit about that. We know that Dennis Rodman the American basketball great wound up going over to visit a couple of times in the earlier years of Kim Jong Hoon leadership of North Korea. But this was not a complete accident right that Kim Jong Un like his father had a certain fascination with the West even though he certainly didn't want his country to become like the West and often was at loggerheads with the United States or South Korea or Japan. And that was what was so tantalizing about the idea of the son of a North Decatur. The future dictator having this western education into how that exposure I think our assumptions are of course if you're going to be exposed to this open liberal. Western lifestyle that of course you're going to want to transfer that into your own country and I think when we think about Kim Jong as a child I think we have to think of him as a child not as a decatur to be in that as a child growing up in the nineties yes. Of course you're going through my Dennis Rodman. Of course you're going from like Michael Jordan. Of course you're gonNA love all of the Nintendo Games all the things that mark the nineteen nineties but here where you can like the monasteries of the West. But it doesn't mean that you have to adopt all of the Western ways however you might define that and I think it's also that even if he did want to do that. I think he was profoundly constrained by regime ideology from doing that. But maybe we'll talk later about how he has translated some about the West as well as South Korean pop culture and tried to transfer that and translate that into the North Korean context. But I think that was what made people wonder a lot when he first showed up but because of his western education because he spent so much time being outside of North Korea that he might be much more open he could be the reformist. But I think those were more of our fantasy being transferred onto hand rather than what was actually real and whatever he might have an interest hypothetically in some degree of reform if for no other reason to have this country be a little more pleasant place to live. It seems from your book that they were at least two other things that were even higher priorities for him when he came into power and one was to show his internal rivals and opposition that he wasn't charged that he wasn't some chubby-faced young guy who didn't know how to power and then secondly that he wanted to build up a strong enough military. There'd be no doubt in anybody's mind that North Korea was forced to be reckoned with. Could you talk a little bit first about the brutality? The killing of his uncle in twenty thirteen. The killing of his half-brother Kim jong-nam twenty seventeen also in the same period of time. We have his strong reaction against that movie the interview the Farcical Depiction of Kim which led them to a very non farcical and very serious attack by North Korean hackers against Sony and some serious threats that could even have involved violence if people dare to go to the movie theaters to watch so it seemed like in that period of time. He was intent on showing that he was very capable of being tough guy both in terms of his domestic opposition and in terms of his military and his weapons programs. What were the key milestones for you out of all those different things that you watched which really struck you and helped solidify in your own mind that this really was a guy not to be trifled with. Kim almost certainly was aware of the scoffing. the Dow's about his leadership stills. Oh you know the international community. All of the commentary was about how this is the end of North Korea. After Kim Jong Il died in when Kim Jong UN came to power. Just try twenty eight. This is the end North Korea's definitely collapsing in the near future. There's no way that this kid. Twenty seven twenty eight years old is going come in to North Korea and lead it successfully and I think his father was very aware of how he was going to gird his sons power and so during a very compressed grooming process from the stroke in two thousand eight to December. Two thousand eleven congenial. Mindful about creating this carapace around Kim. Jong on having the uncle by marriage be one of his close advisors and having the old guard the surrounding him so when we look at the funeral procession Kenneth Surrounded by seven others who represented the party in the military to show that there is continuity between the past and the future and that these are the people the institutions of North Korea that are supporting conjuncture and despite his youth and I think that what we saw was surprising and probably surprising to those sevens eaters who surrounded that hearse or the so-called gang of seven is says Kim quickly went through almost all of them and in the first two years of his rule. He had purse demoted or disappeared. Five on the seven and after that the remaining two were demoted for such an extensive marginalized to an extent that there were non entity. So he did this within the first two years and of course the killing of the uncle was one of the shocking points because it happened so early on in his rule so this happened at the end of two thousand thirteen remember. Kim Jong teamster power in December of two thousand eleven. For just two years later he has assassinated. He's executed his uncle by marriage and very spectacular way and this was shocking to Korea observers because family members. Don't get killed in such a brutal way that he was killed by anti aircraft guns and people were forced to watch family members who do wrong they disappear for a few years but then they come back the uncle Johnson who was killed in two thousand thirteen he had also disappeared and purge at least a couple of times but he had always come back because he was married to Kim Jong. Il's younger sister so kill a family member in this way and have all of the families. Dirty laundry out in the open was shocking. Gene showed that Kim did not hesitate to do this that she wanted to prune the family tree and to make sure that everybody knew who was boss and so while the world's scoff at his youth. He took his youth and vigor and vision as an asset and killing his uncle. That was a way of showing everybody. Who's boss? This is a new guy in town and everybody should be falling in line. What was so interesting about the uncle? Tim's into the uncle. He started systematically going through all of his family members his closest contact his nephews and other people who are close to him and that really revealed the network of cronyism and nepotism has ceased into or has been a part of North Korean system. For so long. Tim had elaborate six thousand word or thousands of words of y Chung. Some tech was so terrible. He was anti-socialist. He was human scum. He was worth less for dog. He tried to foment cool. He was anti North Korea. There was this litany of charges against him to show that he was outside of the bounds of what was acceptable and his half-brother again was part of the pruning of the family tree in best when he was killed in Malaysia at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and doing it in such a spectacular way. That was a message to the outside world. How brutal he can be that he needs business but also internally they even outside the geographic boundaries of North Korea will find you and got you yeah striking. I was noticing the fascination with Western movies that his father and to some extent the whole North Korean elite perhaps has had makes you think of the Godfather where it's as if Kim Jong Il wanted to make sure none of us thought he was sprayed and if there was any doubt that looked a little funny he was much more like Michael Corleone maybe even on steroids he was like Frago. But it's striking and also throughout this period as you document. The North Korean military is improving and that was a top priority for Cam. And of the I think now six nuclear tests the North Korea's conducted. I believe for our on Kim. Jon loons watches that right also. Three long range ICBM which could but the United States at risk from a nuclear tips long range. Missile in theory one more thing you say in the book is that Kim was willing to accept failure if a test went awry or something didn't work out. I don't know what he did to the unlucky scientists who are associated with that test but he was willing to admit to the world has failed and just go back to the drawing board and make sure it worked the next time so there was a little bit more of a Western sense maybe a Swiss sense of precision if it didn't work the first time let's get it right the next time rather than pretend that we're just living in this. Potemkin village that an important seem as well here the modernization of the North Korean military on his watch right and that's part of his style to which is transparency in that when something fails he says something failed whereas before Kim Jong Il's used to sweep failures under the rug or just not acknowledge it but Kim is much more transparent than many ways. Turner's and very hands on. He's there at the satellite command center. He's there at the ballistic missile test. He's in the fee observing. Sob 'EM test. He is sitting there at the table with military commanders marking up maps and providing guidance. He's very hands on in the military so he has answered the UK of weapons program but he's also amped up the conventional military capabilities as well with an eye toward putting the resources in certain sectors. So he has focused on a lot of realistic training and making sure that the officers and the people in the military are being trained. Whether it's at night on a dirt road or on a beach and that the officers themselves are physically fit. I remember when he told them Korean. People's Navy officers to strip down and two laps in the ocean. And you can imagine how some of the older officers might have found very fair about their performance and again using has youth and vigor as an asset in a.
"kim jong" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"If North Korea Moammar Gaddafi was dragged out of a ditch bloodied, and then kills and very gruesome way and Libya, I mean and hate he had struck a deal with the United States to give up his nuclear capability. And look what happened to him. I am sure that as a lesson that Kim Jong on, you know, has seen it into his brain, and that there's, there's no way that I think he would ever feel. Secure enough to give up these weapons and that he would be able to explain it to his own people as well. But I think there is some middle ground here there. Maybe there is some kind of agreement that can be reached through baby steps. It's he's not going to give up anything straight away, but maybe he can give up some old reactors may, you know, they could start a liaison office to make it easier for them to talk. You know there are no diplomatic relations between these countries. So every time they do talk. It's a huge deal they could make it easier. You know, I, I went to Pyongyang with the New York Philharmonic orchestra in two thousand eight I think things like that, like cultural exchanges sports exchanges. More basketball, you know, can all start to close the gap. Rodman. It really is. I can't believe. -sarily rodman. You tried to get to Rodman right? You talk to people around him. Yeah. Yeah. Took to five people who went on trips to North Korea with Rodman on various trips, and they were able to describe the entire pot coin leadership. Did you? They will put coin people coattail whereas involved. Yes. But, you know, they were able to describe some of these really astounding seines of going on Benda's with Kim Jong UN, and Kim Jones singing, James Brown at karaoke, and it's just really bizarre to think that this was able to happen. What do he's, he's held out as a straight gin ridiculous character to us in the west but what are the south how do the South Koreans read him other than threat? Yeah. The South Koreans have become very used to the threats from North Korea. You know of having this, these dictators north of the Buddha, but I think they have become quite a new to that threat. You know, they've been living and Tillery range of North Korea, sixty years. They know that this dispute is mainly between the United States and North Korea. So I mean in my years of living in South Korea, people would just kind of pooh-poohed, the idea of a North Korean threat away anything, you know, and that laugh about kind of. Any crisis response drills and things like that. And that began to change it in two thousand seventeen and I have to say it wasn't because of Kim Jong UN that things changed. It was because of Donald Trump. And they felt that Kim Jong UN was a predictable factor in this equation. But the unpredictable quotient was Donald Trump, and they did not know how serious he was about fire and fury. You know, they heard Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham and things say, you know, fight a war over there, who cares. It's not out people kind of thing and this put fear into people like never before. Yeah. From this project and getting to know him, I think, probably certainly as best as any journalist, has, or is any, any person from the west has to fear him, more or less now that, you know him so. Well. I, I mean, the point I wanted to make an writing the book is that he's not this like total nut job as Trump wants described him is being very rational. And very strategic. Right, right. I absolutely stipulated. So that means though, I mean that could go either. Yeah. If you weren't saying that maybe that's more scary. Maybe that's less scary. Yeah. I mean, I think I see him more, and that he has proven to be very Kenny and strategic and, you know, I don't see any signs that he's going anywhere anytime soon. And, you know, he's, he's being willing to use really brutal tactics to stay in power. So I think we should be taking him very seriously and not underestimating him. That's for sure. And if I field is the Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post, she was previously, the post Tokyo bureau chief, and she is the author of the great successor, the divinely perfect destiny of brilliant, comrade Kim Jong. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me all Mike..
"kim jong" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Going after north korea's major power specter's russia and china chinese banks have been laundering money for north korea and it's not just the small ones all four of the socalled big four banks have been handling north korea's cash that's the violation of us federal law that gives us enormous leverage because this has been most of your adult life's work that i get it about right that too shocking things about seeing this scene of the two guys is kim jong un is out of his country and listen to his voice yes well kim jong owen is much more outgoing than his father his father spoke only once in public and then he said about thirteen fourteen words something like long live the korean people's army now kim jong un has actually spoken to the north korean people but we generally don't hear that the more important thing that you point out and i think it's absolutely critical is that kim jong on felt secure enough to leave north korea four three or four days now he wants to get back quickly which is an indication there are problems in the military we know that because of that recent ruffled of the top three posts that the korean people's army that is an indication that kim is a little bit nervous and there's all sorts of other indications that all is not well in north korea at this particular moment i also felt the need tonight to point out that they don't make a car that he can use as a limousine overseas they don't make jet airliner that they can fly to singapore he's driving a german armored limousine and in a air china commercial jetliner both of those are significant with regard to the air china that is china's flag carrier basically jinping the chinese ruler is saying to president trump look kim jong own is my vassal you better not hurt him with regard to that mercedes kim jong on engages in gift politics as father and grandfather that's the giving of luxury items to seniors email.
"kim jong" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Thank you don't stop stop stop remember when the president of france was donald trump's new best friend with all those awkwardly long handshakes and pats on the back and strange touching well it sounds like donald trump has a new best friend really he's got a great personality he's a funny guy he's a very smart guy he's a great negotiator he loves his people not that i'm surprised by that but he loves people he loves his people there is a reason that kim jong un is the only overweight person we have ever seen in north korea and that is because he is the only person with gray who gets to eat as much as he wants as often as he wants eat and drink as much as he wants whenever he wants whatever he wants and he starves his people starves them masses of north koreans are starving every day and every night and the president of the united states says the north korean hereditary dictator loves his people he loves his people so much donald trump said it twice donald trump has never praised another head of state more fully than he praised kim jong un president trump has now said stronger words of praise about kim jon then he has ever said about even benjamin netanyahu great personality funny guy great negotiator kim jong un didn't say any of those things about donald trump to get donald trump to say all of that the only thing can jong on had to do was sign a piece of paper that said he quote commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula kim didn't have to say what century that would take place in he didn't have to say what denuclearization means to him and so another line of that piece of paper that the president and the dictator has signed says that they quote commit to hold follow on negotiations led by the us secretary of state mike pompeo and a relevant high level dprk official at the earliest possible.
"kim jong" Discussed on Pod Save America
"In some twitter plaudits to a guy who runs death camps in stars country that's a bad thing and i think trump should be criticized for that if when he does that kim jong hoon is not your bff all right let's talk about some healthcare news last week the trump administration's justice department said it would no longer defend the affordable care act in court specifically the part of the law that protects up to one hundred and thirty million americans with pre existing conditions from being denied coverage by insurance companies the justice department took the position as part of a case in which texas and nineteen other conservative attorney general attorneys general challenging the affordable care act is unconstitutional we're going to talk about what an unusual and dramatic step this is by the justice department with our guest don really whose job it was to defend the aca to the supreme court when he was a bama solicitor general but i thought you and i should talk about sort of the political aspects of this story i first of all just another example of how unbelievably awful just jeff sessions is turning general there was this decision that happened came out on thursday night today on monday jeff sessions by the way also decided that the united states will no longer grant asylum to victims of domestic violence or gang violence that those will no longer be categories by which we look to people coming here from other countries fleeing violence and say we will grant you asylum which is just beyond despicable to me and we should just take a second to talk about that before we get back to the healthcare thing it is it runs so counter to who we as americans at least thought we were prior to this moment that it is it is sickening and i think it is a reminder and i don't wanna get overly dark here.
"kim jong" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Okay so we're recording this before trump's post north korea summit press conference but let's talk about all the expectations and potential outcomes heading into this thing trump's people are basically saying that his main message to kim jong un is you know give up your nukes and we'll make sure that you and your people are rich and safe so my first question is no matter what happens here how does how does kim jong un trust trump to keep his word on any deal and second how to any of us trust whatever trump and kim say about what happened during the summit well john i think you're being deeply unfair to donald trump donald trump when this when this is over when the summit is over he is going to sit down with one of america's toughest journalists for a hard hitting half hour interview about the summit and the truth will come out from the question deeply incisive questions of one sean hannity little there we go so no we've everyone is a liar why would we believe anyone we have two guys who are known for their dishonesty who are going to communicate to us to their people through state tv that is what's going to happen so there's no real way to know and it's deeply dangerous that we sent in in ignoramus to have a one on one discussion with a murderous dictator about the future of nico security in the world it's crazy it is absolutely crazy it's it's just ridiculous i mean the meeting is supposed to be one on one they're not gonna have any staff present what i read and so.
"kim jong" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But for this moment we ought to enjoy the day this is a good moment for diplomacy compared to where we were six months ago i'll take it when the president or at least the secretary of state talk about offering a security guarantees to north korea what does that what does that mean in civilian language what are they talking about in terms of assurances that we could give their leader or their country in terms of their security yeah great question what kim jong un will look for is first statements those are not particularly reassuring to him but he'll want at least in writing that we are not going to seek to change the regime more importantly he will look for a reduction in military exercises between the united states and south korea he'll look for a reduction in japanese military activity around the peninsula he'll look for a reduction in our reconnaissance flights he'll look for a reduction in our strategic bombers which can operate from great ranges over the peninsula and ultimately what he's after is a significant reduction in the twentyeight thousand us troops that are on that peninsula he's got a shopping list he'll work down that list our job is to not give into that until we see absolute verifiable irreversible reduction and ultimately dispatch of those nuclear weapons on the peninsula the president repeatedly and even from before he was a public figure in political life has criticized the longterm presence of us troops overseas in places like south korea where we've got tens of thousands of american troops stationed as you know obviously if the north koreans are going to use the summit to push for reductions in those things you were just describing in military exercises in reconnaissance flights and the presence of those nuclear capable b fifty two's.
"kim jong" Discussed on Worldly
"Right and north korea out of this process already has gotten both parts of those conceptions of status right if gotten deeper engagement with the rest of the world in the united states they also can blame the failure of the summit on the united states and say look we tried but you know trump guy pulled out of the talks and who knows what that could lead to in terms of improved investment opportunities from china or russia or elsewhere and more fundamentally through this letter and all the things we've been talking about in this episode they got that second kind of status they got brought out of the cold of the per the complete pariah state that they were in prior to this and now have much more of the relational status that they didn't have beforehand just by virtue of these talks being scheduled so i agree mostly i'm gonna push back a little bit so i mean the entire kind of raise on d'etre of the kim regime and meeting not just kim jong un but his father and his his grandfather kim jong il and kim ilsung has been we har like the her hermit king and mac spec to earlier before he was even north korea right we are this we have enemies on all sides want to attack us right at i kim i the dear leader the great leader his excellency i am your protector right under my benifit leadership i will keep you my career ins safe from these evil americans these japanese imperialists like all of these people so it's not just like he could easily be like yeah i want to come out of the cold and be on the international stop building nukes it's not that hard right it's it's a little nuance in that it's more respect me because i have power i demand respect i deserve respect not i wanna be in the cool club with you guys right it's a little bit more i look i have forced them to recognize what a strong power and they won't fuck with us anymore right and so i am i am now recognized as a powerful serious leader who has to be dealt with with respect i think.
"kim jong" Discussed on Worldly
"News and then he said this this will only end like the libyan model ended if kim jong un doesn't make a deal so that's that that's not really a subtle threat there he sort of implicitly but no way that very clear north koreans not just saying hey give up your nuclear weapons in this way but basically saying or kim jong un you may get dragged through the streets torturing killed right pence's framing took what was an implicit threat that if things don't go well the united states might resort to something you know a little more drastic than go sheeting and he made it explicit that was basically him saying denuclearize or else and from north korea's point of view that is no way to enter negotiation they're not going to do this and fact the entire point from their point of view is not doing it as from position of innis of being like please america we'll do whatever you want don't hit us it's a way of coming in saying we are equals we are negotiating as nuclear powers together you make one concession we make another concession and generally speaking north korea gets a a lot of recognition without a sense of status that they didn't have before as a member of the international community but if they're doing it you know threat of invasion the entire framework of the conversation shifts and the koreans reacted really negatively depends comments they called it stupid and threatened what was what was the exact phrase a nuclear was they were talking about how he was a political dummy and how the comments are ignorant and stupid and they basically you can either with us negotiate table we can go back to nuclear nuclear showdown that's right so they went really quickly from zero to sixty from like pence more onto hey nuclear war right i mean i don't want to put this all the trump administration now it's not like north korea had been totally passive and and totally going along with every.
"kim jong" Discussed on Worldly
"Walk into worldly boxes guide the most important stores in the world part of ox media podcast network we had a plan for today we're gonna talk about the historic summit president trump was opposed to have on june twelfth with kim jong un then literally as we were about to record this trump suddenly cancelled it and he did it with most trumpian language possible this is from the letter he sent kim jong un you talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are so massive and powerful that i pray to god they'll never have to be used so we'll get what the cancellation means white happened blitz start with that letter eugen before went on you're saying that in a strange way kind of sounds like a breakup letter absolutely it sounds like the best and weirdest break up letter it starts out with you know dear mr chairman and suggest to his excellency kim jong un he says we appreciate your time patients and effort with respect to our recent negotiations he goes on to say you know sadly based on the tremendous anger at open hostility displayed in your most recent statement i feel it is inappropriate at this time to have this long planned meeting and then it just gets more and more bizarre for mayor so at the end says if you change your mind having to do with this most important summit please do not hesitate to call or rights like yeah you know just text me back if you forgive me if we get over this it's just this bizarre like it's not me it's you actually you break up letter it's very bizarre how did we get here well as trump says in the letter she felt a again this quote he felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me which is just adorable also speaks to the way in which trump conceptualize is this and has for a while as a personal complement of his he when he accepted this meeting it was a culmination of his personal campaign of pressure to north korea that would then lead to a deal that he would make on his own and it was a tremendous and significant.
"kim jong" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"First tentative clearly signal that maybe just maybe he's looking for some relief yet and if we start you know sweeney for the fences at this point uh we're going strike out yet i predict thing to remember tommy is that this was happening now is kim jong wounds play you know i'm sorry but it's not president trump's play its kim's play he's the guy who got up on new year's day and rolled out this offer of uh deploying a joint team to the olympics in of interkorean dialogue he's the guy who suggested maybe a summit will be possible why don't you were going gonna send on voice to come chunk to the olympics you can send your senior on voice to tell young this is his agenda he's driving the action and if you pick a step back and look at what has been the tradition the playbook under kim jong il the playbook under kim il sung you can see some similarities so you know driving up the fear factor you know bringing it to a crescendo when it gets to the eight packs you know playing the hey maybe you can make the pain stop game and you know release a flood of endorphins in the blood stream of south korea in the us and japan and saw the this is a pretty familiar overall pattern i'm not saying that it wouldn't be possible to make something of this and i'm not ruling out the possibility that we can use this as an opening to begin to get something going but we should be mindful of the fact that there are more steps to the you know north korea in square deaths than just these two because.
"kim jong" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Deng discussed these issues in a new addition of the rational security podcast which you can find in listen to from our friends over at law fair and now on with the interview jongwe welcome to the brookings cafeteria thanks fat i'm so happy to be here i have to tell my listeners that addition to being a podcast host one of my other jobs at brookings is to be an editor and kind of project manager on the brookings essay and so we're all very thrilled to have worked with you on producing a now publicising your new brookings say the education of kim jong un yes i can't thank you enough for pushing this essay thrilling for guided me through the process hoping it's a fantastic product and i feel very lucky to have been able to write the 19th brookings essay in addition to the argument that you make the insight that you bring there is also wonderful pictures and charts and graphs on the online product which you can find at brookings at eu slash north korea so let's talk a little bit about the essay why is it important that we understand the background a personality of the figure like kim jongun you know as i said in the essay or in the background of the essays that i spent the past six plus years in intelligence looking at this leader and trying to get into his head and trying to do the analysis that would be useful for policy makers in understanding his motivations and his drivers because they think the same act or the same action or provocation or outreach or whatever north korea does it's important to figure out what the drivers are for those actions because the same action can have different policy responses if the drivers or the motivations are different so we tried to get as much information as we can to piece together a picture of kim junge and which is really hard given the closedoff nature of the regime and the fact that some of the most basic information about the leaders are not open information and not released by the north korean government but also in drew.