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"kim jong il" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Who was just three years old somehow. Little man ill fell into the water jong il watched as his little brother drown though he never spoke about it and the death of man. Ill is largely ignored in the official. Dprk narratives his younger brother's death had a profound effect on young jong il. Unfortunately this tragedy would not be the only one in jong il early life in nineteen forty-nine just two years after his brother's death jong il's mother died during an ectopic birth. Her death is well recorded in. North korea and young kim jong il is said to have wept over his mother's body in her coffin when several of the women soldiers at the funeral tried to comfort jong il. His father intervened leave him alone. He said tomorrow he will have no mother anymore. With whom to cry from that day on kim jong il was his father's faithful son. It was the two of them against the world in june. One thousand nine hundred fifty a year. After his wife's death kim-il-sung invaded south korea sparking the korean war. The tide turned quickly against the north and jong il was sent with his sister to wait out the war. In china when the armistice was signed three years later jong il return to a dprk that was broken and defeated he also returned to a divided family. Kimmel soon remarried sometime during the war. Likely back in nineteen fifty one. When jong il was nine years old il-sung's new wife bore him three more children. Two boys and one girl jong il never accepted his half brothers he missed the undivided attention. His father had placed on him so he projected this angst on his teachers at the number four. Pyongyang elementary school as a student jong il excelled at two things mathematics and tormenting his teachers one of them made a list of best practices for keeping jong il happy including proper grooming maintaining eye contact and all his favorite foods. According to the season by the time he reached dumb son senior high school in nineteen fifty. Eight jong il was quite consciously following in his father's footsteps. He was a member of the democratic youth league and he went on tours of local construction sites and factories. He would always lend a hand in the work. During these visits which demonstrated that jong il was not above any other communist citizens jong il's biographies still tell of his nineteen sixty one visit to a textile factory. Work a turn at one of the machines and noticed how stiff it seemed he. Ask the operator if it had been and the worker said yes jong. Il inspected the machine carefully and with an expert. I found a spot. The worker had missed. The machine suddenly worked like new again. The official narrative clouds the truth. There is no evidence of this story ever occurring. The actual truth is simple jong. Il was rushed through university with private tutors for every subject as the son of the great leader. He received blatantly preferential treatment which was spun into stories of his incredible intelligence and ability jong il graduated from university in may nineteen sixty four and the young man was immediately given a role in his father's government specifically the central committee's department of organization in that role jong il proved his loyalty to family and party by exposing several of his colleagues as vacillating elements. This opposed lack of loyalty led to a purge of the department later that year. Every step of jong il's 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 soon ever one specific. Violent example demonstrated this unspoken rule of north korean politics. The unconfirmed narrative 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 allowed no discussion of any one. 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 jong il wanted to maintain his position and his lifestyle he needed to support his father no matter what resides kim jong il was too 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. This episode is brought to you by three m three m always been driven to improve lives through science innovation. It's this forward thinking. Mindset that led three am to invent household items. You've come to know and love like post it notes and command us. But three believes they have a responsibility to use their science to improve lives and even more ways that's why they're directly responding to the covid nineteen crisis by working on solutions for some of today's biggest challenges as a leading provider of personal protective equipment. 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"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
"kim jong il" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"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 was waiting for her. They grabbed her threw her into the boat and stuck a needle in her. When Choi Awoke, she found herself a freighter for the North Korean port of Nampo in small padlocked state room, an enormous portrait of chemicals songs 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 with 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 to 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 general making a triumphant entrance into the Capital Jong Il's delusions of. Were encouraged by the cult of personality prevalent in the monuments, portrait's and flags that adorned the buildings. Everything was about Kim Il Sung and as the leaders son. Kim Jong. Il clearly the power to do anything he wanted without fear of reprisal. This included kidnapping Shin. Sang Ok 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 in 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 Shin, Sang Ok 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 aided Jong Il position in the eyes of his father and the citizens in nineteen eighty kim-il-sung. 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 Hennessy Cognac, his personal favorite during his peak years of Consumption Jong Il.
"kim jong il" Discussed on Dictators
"kim jong il" Discussed on Dictators
"The man was stationed along the Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea. The line was a disputed boundary between the waters of North and South Korea for many years the North had refused to recognize the sovereign waters of the south claiming that the South Korean navy was violating their own territory. But the animosity between the two Koreas had rarely gone past strongly worded public statements that all changed on the twenty sixth at exactly nine twenty two PM. When an explosion rocked the chosen an moments later the ship broke into sinking to the seafloor with forty six crew members on board when the wreck of the show and was raised three weeks later. The investigators discovered something alarming the propeller and steering system of torpedo torpedo that had been built in North Korea. The SHONAN had been sunk in a deliberate for the first time. Kim Jong Il had committed an act of war. Welcome to dictators apar- 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 this season. We're looking at the Kim family's Communist Dynasty North Korea. You can find. All episodes of dictators and all other park has originals for free on spotify to stream dictator 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 par cast and twitter at podcast network? Today we're exploring the nearly twenty year reign of Kim Jong Il the second of the Kim Dynasty last week we followed Kim Jong Il's upbringing and development as a dictator before he officially succeeded his father. Next week we'll continue our series with a look at Kim Jong Il's successor. His son Kim Jong Hoon long before the attack on the Shonen in two thousand ten Kim Jong Il was flexing his military might to the world when he officially took control of North Korea after his father's death in Nineteen ninety-four Kim Jong Il's set out to build a completely militarized society to maintain the strength of his new dictatorship. He had to be seen as the powerful leader. He had been handed the keys to the kingdom so to speak by his father but Kim Il soon had been a hero who repelled the Japanese and held off the Americans during the Korean War. His son had no war to heroically command. And no foreign invader to repel so. He made one up his propaganda focused mainly on the constant fictional threat posed by South Korea and the US but beyond those two old enemies. Kim Jong Il portrayed the whole world enemy and to sell the narrative. He made some updates to his father's original concept of Jucci or National Self Reliance Kim Jong Il used his propaganda machine to convince the people that their self reliance started with self defense and at the time he took over. There were two key obstacles to achieving this. The first was the decline of communism in the region. North Korea for all its propaganda to the contrary had always relied on Soviet supplies from manufacturing materials to weapons. The USSR had been north. Korea's primary trade partner after the Soviet Union fell in Nineteen ninety-one North Korea was forced to turn China the only other communist friendly government in the region however China was not nearly as willing to trade by the early nineteen nineties. North Korea's infrastructure was crumbling from the lack of imported materials. The second obstacle to self reliance was a terrible famine that struck North Korea in Nineteen Ninety. Four right as Kim. Jong Il was taking power poor planning and farming tactics had led to massive soil erosion on the farms in the northern mountains. In nineteen ninety-five. The region was inundated with rain washing away. The soil and crops the communal farms missed several harvests and the entire country suffered from food shortages between the famine and the lack of trade Kim Jong Il had his hands full but he stubbornly refused to change the script. His family had been writing for decades instead. He ignored the hunger spreading through the country and doubled down on his plan. For militarization. Conscription was made mandatory for all teenage males. Kim Jong Il deployed nearly seventy percent of his army along the demilitarized zone bordering South Korea for the record South Korea had displayed no aggression in decades. Their military had been supported by the United States since the days of the Korean War but the American presence along the DMZ was in fact decreasing. South Korea was in no way preparing for war in an ironic similarity to its communist neighbour. South Korea had also turned inward in the decade since the war but the south had chosen to invest in structure and economic developments instead of a military buildup by the nineteen nineties. Their economy was booming. Thanks to technology exports and they had better things to do with their GDP than attack the north. But Kim Jong. Il's propaganda continued to paint a combined. American and South Korean invasion as the greatest danger to North Koreans that narrative fed into his policies of conscription and deployment to the southern border in effect Jong Il was pulling a simple sleight of hand distracting the people with a warmongering panic while he consolidated his power. This is a classic tactic of strong men and dictators. Keep the population afraid of out side threats and they'll avoid examining the massive domestic issues that the dictator is unable or unwilling to address like rampant starvation. The North Korean government sent out propaganda encouraging citizens to have only two meals a day then government. Food shipments to the mountain villages in. The North quietly stopped Kim Jong Il still publicly maintained that nothing was wrong with the food supply in North Korea. Meanwhile starved corpses were literally lying in the streets. But in September nineteen ninety-five Kim Jong Il swallowed his pride and made an international appeal for help. He told his diplomats to quietly inform other governments and aid organizations of the famine. This was an incredible move by the dictator who was staunchly isolationist. It went directly against the narrative of North Korea's self-reliance instead Kim Jong Il was turning to his enemies for help a risky bid that could be seen as weakness if his citizens found out which made many governments suspicious. He found few nations willing to send aid. Workers and food shipments without proof that the so called famine wasn't a scam. So United Nations commissioned a survey of the country's food supplies and what they found was shocking North Korean farms could only meet about half of the required demand for the population. North Korea was decidedly. Not Self reliant. In addition to the United Nations several non-government organizations or NGOs set up operations in Pyongyang to bring in emergency food supplies. It didn't take long for them to come up against Kim Jong Il's massive propaganda machine when NGO workers would drive into a city with food shipments they would find that only Communist Party officials were there to receive the handouts. The normal citizens were told to stay indoors. There was no evidence of the corpses in the streets the widespread begging or the emaciated children anywhere. They had all been removed while the foreign visitors were around. It was as though Kim Jong Il believed that. If the NGO workers didn't see them they wouldn't know the horrors existed. He was myopically trying to treat the international aid workers like he treated his own people. But it didn't have the same effect the aid workers saw through his hide and seek ruse and they were equally frustrated by the blatant lies. Kim Jong Il Schilling about them. The North Korean. He's present at all times alongside. The aid workers would tell citizens that the ultimate goal of the NGOs was to undermine their communist ideals they encourage the very people receiving food to be wary of the people providing it Kim Jong Il went one step further when Japan shipped four hundred fifty thousand tonnes of grain to North Korea instead of acknowledging the aid. Shipment for what it was. His propaganda claimed that Japan was sending food as an atonement for its past colonial rule over Korea. Meanwhile much of the grain that was coming in was siphoned directly into the army supply and never reached the general population at all. South Korea. Follow Japan's example by sending another one hundred and fifty thousand tonnes of rice and grain. Kim Jong Il claimed he had connived North Korea's enemies into refilling their supplies for them. Then he used the alleged weakness South Korea had shown to justify new espionage missions against them. He dispatched submarines to sit off the southern coast and monitor. South Korean radio and naval activities. It didn't take long for something to go wrong. In Nineteen ninety-six one of Kim Jong Il submarines ran aground off the coast of South Korea when the South Korean government discovered this they responded with a brutal.
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"kim jong il" 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 il" Discussed on Dictators
"Released from the Labor camp after his three year sentence. Kim Jong Il watched the formerly married couples reunion with delight. Imploring them well go ahead and hug each other. Why are you just standing there? The couple hugged and the room broke into applause. Then Jong Il said all right. Stop hugging and come over here. The diminutive dictator then announced that Shin had agreed to be his official film adviser. He also announced that the former couple would have a wedding ceremony on April fifteenth. Birthday of Great Leader il-soon Choi and Shin were stunned. This was the first they heard of their remarriage then to appease Shin came assured him Mr Shin. Please forgive the dramatics. No one ever laid a hand on Madame Choi Now. I send her back to you exactly as she was we. Communists are Pure Chin. Was Alarmed at the turn of events but in that moment he had an insight into Kim. Jong Il's motivations he later explained that Jong Il thinks that anyone who lives in a capitalist country can be satisfied if they have enough money. He believed that with all the material support he was providing US. We would be happy. In North Korea the Communist Revolution Justified. Everything even kidnapping but the prevalence of this belief and of Kim Jong Il's own propaganda left. Him shockingly naive about the actual appeal of Communism Jong Il was so certain that the two captive filmmakers would embrace their noble task that he granted them up shit levels of freedom. He gave them a film budget of two Million Dollars. The freedom to travel and official. Dprk passports while they did produce the movies. Kim Jong Il wanted Choi and Shin were constantly plotting their escape finally eight years after choice kidnapping they got their chance on a trip to Europe in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. The couple slipped away from their communist bodyguards and fled to the. Us Embassy in Vienna. Kim Jong Il's grand cinematic ambition had been robbed of its to prime architects in the coming years. The escaped filmmakers revelations about the communist state brought the world more questions than answers. One of the most significant question marks surrounded their film budget and Kim Jong Il's expensive tastes. The budding director made no secret of his family's staggering wealth. But how did they amass such wealth in an ardently communist country? The source of that money went by a simple name division thirty nine. This was the section of the Communist Party that was devoted to capitalism. Nobody is certain when it was founded or the specifics of its inner workings but division thirty nine is essentially a slush fund created to support Kim Jong Il's ambitions and frivolities and he oversaw many of the operations. Personally Division thirty nine was divided into two financial structures. The I was fronted by a corporation called the day. Song Group this company owned banks and other legitimate businesses around the world including Jin Sing. Exporters Seafood Fisheries and gold minds. The second darker structure was the illicit projects. Division which oversaw arms dealing drugs smuggling and massive counterfeiting operations division thirty nine was responsible for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking. That netted five hundred million dollars a year for Kim Jong. Il somewhere between ten and seventeen thousand acres of farmland in North Korea is dedicated to poppy fields the origin plant of opium and heroin. Time magazine estimated in two thousand and three that the street value of North Korea's heroin in Japan alone was as high as three hundred million dollars. The evidence of this operation is the North Korean diplomats themselves who have been arrested with wholesale quantities of drugs in over a dozen countries. One rumor even suggests that drug dealing is the primary source of the DPRK Embassy budgets division employed an abundant supply of farmers who gathered mushrooms poppies and ginger. They also mind gold and transport the products from each region to the North Korean ports for shipping one defector a former truck driver who delivered refined heroin to the docks spoke to. Time magazine after his flight across the border. He said we never asked questions. We thought we were showing our loyalty to Kim Jong Il. We thought he would use the money to improve our lives but while his people were demonstrating their loyalty Kim Jong Il was only concerned with augmenting his own fortunes and his only loyalty was to his father and himself the illegal income from division. Thirty nine allowed him to continue his party's and lavish lifestyle even while his people work. Long hours in the fields and languished in Gulags Kim Jong Il was living the high life in a supposedly communist country by the late nineteen eighties. The rest of the communist experiment was in shambles. The guiding Red Star of Communism. The Soviet Union was in rapid decline and to make matters worse. Kim Il Sung was failing with a weakened leader in the end of Soviet support. The future of North Korea was in serious jeopardy coming up North Korea emerges alone after the global collapse of communism now back to the story by Nineteen ninety-one North Korea's aging Great Leader Kim. Il-sung was preparing chaos. His greatest ally the Soviet Union was dissolving into a series of fractured violent revolutions. One of the Communist leaders Nikolai Ceaucescu. Romania had even been executed by partisans like the Soviet Union North Korea's brand of communism had been rooted in Stalinism. Now the idea seemed defunct after the Soviet collapse to reaffirm the country's commitment to Stalinism Kim Il soon called attention to his national ideology of self reliance or Juche and in nineteen ninety. One self-reliance meant self-defense. North Korea had lost its strongest ally in the USSR. Now they had no protection outside their own borders fearing his enemies would take the opportunity to strike. Kim Il Sung task his son. Kim Jong Il with assembling the strongest army on the planet conscription became mandatory for all North Korean males between the ages of seventeen and twenty five and girls were drafted for support and maintenance positions draft. Registration took place at age. Fourteen and the next three years were devoted to basic training. Each conscript received three hundred hours of military training annually as part of the Red Guard youth program including a week long training camp in the summer. Approximately six hundred fifty thousand teenagers were in the program at any given time. Deferment from the draft was possible for medical reasons social standing college attendance or technical skills. The children of influential party members were also often excluded from the draft. Once enlisted. The young soldiers served a minimum of eleven years for men and seven years for women. North Korea quickly developed the most militarized population and the fourth largest standing army on earth. One in three North Koreans was serving as a regular or reserve member of the military and the million army reservists were supported by another five million peasant. Workers Classified as reserve red guards beyond their exorbitant manpower. The collapse of the Soviet military machine also provided plenty of weaponry and military vehicles for Kim Jong. Il's growing forces the numbers were staggering the DPRK had more than one thousand seven hundred aircraft in its air force seven hundred vessels in its navy and over six thousand six hundred tanks and armored vehicles. In terms of weaponry North Korea had eighteen thousand pieces of artillery and one thousand eight hundred cruise missiles along with countless supplies of rifles and machine guns Kim Jong Il believed the greatest threat to North Korean security was South Korea and more specifically the desire for reunification and if he believed it so did his people. The cult of personality surrounding the Kim Dynasty was stronger than ever after decades of propaganda. Kim Jong Il convince the citizens that South Korea was poised to invade along the demarcation line at any given moment he deployed over seventy percent of his forces to the DMZ although there was almost no evidence of southern aggression. While North Korea's four billion dollar annual defence budget was less than half of what South Korea spent on their military. It represented a full third of North Korea's GDP. Kim Il soon was committing every resource to national defense. Kim Jong Il was the head of that defense. The terror of the looming war reached all the way up to the highest levels of the Communist Party. But it was their own commander in chief they were most afraid of several. High ranking officers. Were worried that Kim Jong Il was itching to use the forces at his command. They believed that reunification of the peninsula. A deeply held goal for many Koreans on both sides of the demarcation line would be impossible under the trigger. Happy Kim family so in nineteen ninety one. They hatched a plan to assassinate both Kim Il. Soon and Kim Jong Il some of Kim il-sung personal guards informed the conspirators that Kim's were planning to visit their ancestors graves in a mountain village. The plan was to kill.
"kim jong il" 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 il" Discussed on Dictators
"These words are pulled from a lecture that Jesus gave his disciples about his plan to be crucified and returned to life three days later his disciples told him that he was crazy and they would never allow such a thing to happen but Jesus rebuked them calling their protests shortsighted and small-minded with this quote. Hin courage them to reexamine their thinking. The quote also serves to remind us to reconsider our goals and the choices we make to achieve them as we live our lives. Are we thinking about how our actions affect other people or do we only care about our own self interest we should all have a broader mindset as we move through the world while lying cheating or stealing mitre nessim extra money that money will not last as such the cost of evil is far greater than the reward as you live day by day? Remember that your most valuable possessions are the memories you store in your heart and the friends and loved ones who make your life worth. Living daily is a daily podcast. Follow on spotify to make it part of your morning routine and let it inform the rest of your day. Daily quote is a podcast original. If you're listening on spotify you can share this quote with your friends on social by tapping the three dots in the top right corner of the episode. Page scrolling down to share and selecting your sharing option of choice..
"kim jong il" 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-un: China sends doctors to check on health – report
"Two conflicting reports about the health of north Korean leader Kim Jong moon are circulating a Hong Kong broadcast network says he may be dead while the Japanese magazine reports north Korea's leader is in a vegetative state after undergoing heart surgery earlier this month meanwhile Reuters is reporting that China has sent a medical expert to advise this is a very bad sign because as was the case with his father Kim Jong il who had a stroke in two thousand eight the Chinese doctors were there when he died in twenty eleven the Chinese doctors were there we know that a Chinese delegation went there on Thursday and a part of that delegation where diplomats another bad sign speculation is growing around the periphery of the news media there in the region that he's either dead or in a vegetative state either one is equally bad but nothing official has been
Health of North Korea's Kim Jong Un in question
"And the south Korean government reporting this morning that when usual activities been detected in that Pyongyang this after unconfirmed reports described north Korea's leader Kim Jong il N. as in fragile condition after heart surgery the presidential blue house says it has no information about the rumors on Kim's health speculation often surfaces about at the leadership there based on attendance at important state advancing can miss the celebration of his late grandfather on April fifteenth that's the country's most important holidays last public appearance was April eleventh at a political meeting where his sister was named as an alternate member of the body the state media reporting he sent messages and gifts more
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions
"After a period of relative and merciful silence cake enjoying North Korean leader Kim Jong UN reappeared in headlines this week astride a horse riding Mountain as if starring in a weirdly sinister aftershave commercial a great deal of ink has been slung contemplating what it all meant we decided that what week the photographs which emerged from North Korea of portly dictator Kim Jong UN riding a white horse which had clearly drawn the short Straw Kim was undertaking a pilgrimage to Mount Paektu a volcano important in Korean culture generally and Kim family mythology particularly North Korea officially insists that Kim's father and predecessor Kim Jong Il was born there the purpose of Kim's uphill charge aboard his album yeah no steed remains unclear though state media has suggested it is a harbinger of some great operation unspecified as we go to air which will strike the world with wonder again
Seoul says US-North Korea nuke talks will likely resume soon
"Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks. the national intelligence service brief lawmakers about the prospect after president trump said another meeting with north Korean leader Kim Jong il could happen
SNL Adds Their First Chinese-American Cast Member
"Saturday night live announced its new cast members for three new cast members for the for the new season and one of them is comedian and writer Bowen Yang right a He's a mainstay of the New York comedy scene. He's Queer. He's he's kind of famous for these kind of built this cult following these lip sync videos. He does until the end brilliant. You know he's done what a random priestly from from the devil wears Prada. He's this really funny one of Cardi B. Just take the audio from these performances and then just you know just just do a perfect sync up of these of these performances end. It's it's it's hilarious. It's something that he made his own. Yeah and what I think is really amazing about it. Is that when those things went. Viral on twitter is when he kind of became a thing right so he's like kind of one of the he's a he's a twitter created I mean superstar superstar this point. Oh yeah right I mean I mean addition to being being actual comedian doing the scene and and then last selenium Gig as a writer on SNL yes so is also on one like the skits or whatever is like Kim Jong Il Kim Jong position to be to be hoisted up and be featured player on the cast. It was blowing a amongst Asian. Americans was born yeah US position to do well. I I mean there's so much resistance on that showed actually put putting an Asian American right on the cast right. This is a long time so yeah and he actually it turns out. He is the first person of Chinese descent right to be on the cast right there have been there actually have been other Asian American members. Fred is he stars thunders Japanese atrocities. That's CR- episode of I should do you. Who are you like bloodline or someone or not line loveless. It's like who do you. Who Do you think you are. Who you think you're yeah who the hell yeah no that show is It's the one that checks people's People's genealogy and like that show is that he's episode of the trip because roots finding your roots with with a skip gates hairless yeah yeah yeah okay but that one's a trip because his whole life he thought he was he was a quarter Javanese America or something and then and then he found that he was actually Korean but Japanese Korean or Korean court like his his grandfather Korean Japan had had a career career on the stage in Japan had Japanese stage team actually looking into the history. He's actually create this is also during the Occupation Korea. Japan would probably say they're all Japanese. No let's not go crazy story though yeah and then then actually BEF- before Rob Schneider Filipino yeah and has a has acknowledged and embraced that in various ways not not not necessarily somebody these days or you know we're raising the flag hi aggressively claiming but yeah so so nevertheless this is a milestone. Boeing Yang is the first Asian Casper that no one is going to be like oh he he's Asian Asian ladies clearly like like fito typically Asian right and last name Yeah Yeah Yeah I mean. This is kind of the running theme of this episode. At this point or Yang Yeah young passing. I will say speaking of Yang's right. I am Kinda wondering to what degree the the rise the arrival of you will Andrew Yang had anything to do with them deciding to impart anyway kind of like say you know we probably need somebody to play Asian. People roll like regularly now. I joked about twitter. I was like in the year twenty nineteen not that this would have stopped them before honestly because they've had I mean all manner of people playing like Weird Asians but I feel like this is Andrew. Yang thing might be happening enough that they need to address this on on and and have an actual person twenty nineteen of Asian descent playing
Donald Trump, President And North Korea discussed on Kim Komando
"Donald trump's become the first sitting president across the Korean DMZ where he met and spoke with north Korea's Kim Jong own where will lead is anyone's guess sticking point in all of this is Kim Jong il in their very first semi back in Singapore a year ago June Kim promised the president that he was going to dismantle his nuclear program and he is not even taken one step toward that goal John Roberts and sold the president on his way back from both that historic meeting and the G. twenty summit where he in Chinese president xi agreed to resume trade talks the White House economic adviser says there's no rush no promises there's no deal made there's no time table I want to emphasize that
North Korea, Kim Jong Hoon And President Trump discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Is that North Korea is back in the missile business. According to US news and World Report North Korea on Thursday launch eight launch to short range missiles, marking the second weapons test in less than a week and further training US led efforts for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. The South Korean joint chiefs of staff announced the launch and a statement saying the missiles were fired from the northwest city of couse, oh and traveled roughly two hundred and sixty miles to the east. There can go shares are currently in South Korea for discussions on how to break the impasse following too high level summits between President Donald Trump in North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN that failed to secure any lasting changes launch comes less than a week. After North Korea fired several short-range missiles on Saturday was the first weapons test since November twenty seventeen Trump has previously cited North Korea's lull in missile nuclear test as evidence that his outreach to the hermit kingdom was proving successful North Korea's ministry afford affairs defended Saturdays. Launch as a routine and self-defensive military drill. Analysts had the missile trajectory and the distance traveled. We're not indicative of ballistic weapons, none of the White House Trump immediately commented on the launch on Thursday. The president tweeted shortly after the Saturday. We'll let you believe Kim quote realizes the great economic potential of North Korea and will do nothing to interfere ended. Adding he also knows within and does not want to break his promise to me. Now, I have always been super skeptical of President Trump's personal approach to diplomacy with Kim Jong Hoon. I really don't believe that the president just by making. Is it Kim Jong Hoon is somehow going to convince them to give up his nuclear weapons, which after all are the only reason it can juggle it still in power. What we have is an intractable situation, which the only thing we want from Kim Jong Hoon is the only thing he will never be willing to give because it's the only thing that prevents him from being taken out. If all Kim Jong Hoon had where conventional weapons there'd be a serious move for regime change in North Korea with nuclear weapons makes it very difficult to talk about regime change, and so Kim is going to act out and he's going to lash out and he's going to get concessions from the west. He's been doing this for for ten years. He's been doing this as long as before before him his father. Did this Kim Jong Il did this loan before Kim Jong food and his father did it before him hills? Some did it before that. So we have long records of North Korean leadership manipulating the western media manipulating western leaders by supposedly getting violence, and then backing off just in time to receive some sort of subsidy from the west the only thing that can really be done in North Korea is to contain them militarily and to pressure China to do something to topple the regime or prepare some sort of. Move inside the military to get rid of Kim Jong Hoon very difficult to do that. When there's very little access to North Korea itself. But the notion that President Trump had broken the impasse that some great breakthrough had happened that Kim Jong had decided to rejoin the world simply because Trump asked him to that. I always thought that was foolish. I thought it was also dangerous because Kim Jong Il had been legitimised on the international stage by the president of the United States seeing the North Korean flags giant gulag states in the North Korean flag flying alongside the American flag in negotiations when we're not talking about an existential threat to the United States like the USSR negotiate with the USSR because you have to negotiate with USSR not because you want to negotiate with the USSR necessarily Kim Jong Hoon wants to be seen as an as an international power player, particularly domestically. So he's not threatened by his own military. That was a mistake for President Trump to grant him all that credibility. And of course, there's been controversy over the handling of outta warmbier and all the rest, Kim traveled to eastern Russia. Just last month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss how the two countries could cooperate representing their first face-to-face meeting in North Korean leader's first trip to the country in almost a decade. That is probably not a coincidence that he met with Russia, and then started firing missiles again, I'm sure they've led Putin is all too happy to have North Korea threatening America from afar. Kim in Trump's meeting in Vietnam in February ends at an impasse. Because America insisted that North Korea denuclearize killing gangs mandated that the us provide sanctions relief. I earlier this week. The Pentagon announced it had ceased efforts to recover the remains of American war dead citing an inability to contact their North Korean counterparts. You will recall that President Trump had touted that it said that the big results from this meeting is that America's Korean war dead were coming home. Apparently that was not true. Then a phone call on Tuesday following the Saturday launch from purportedly encouraged South Korean president moon Jae in to continue providing food aid to the north a crisis, both South Korea, and the United States Pyongyang has manufactured saying it's timely, and we'll be a positive move. It is unclear why we want to continue sending food aid to North Korea. When the entire crisis is manufactured by the governments and their goal in having shipments. Made to them is to enrich the regime. The recent launches make things particularly awkward for moon Jae in moon Jae in the South Korean president is part of what is called the sunshine administration over there wants to open relations with Kim Jong Hoon. On Tuesday moon, it touted his administration's achievements in an op Ed writing that the sounds of gunfire have disappeared in the air on CNN the ground around the Korean peninsula. And no that is not correct. Just hours before the defense ministry confirmed the missile test. Moon's official Twitter account posted a picture of his meeting with Kim as the two officials smiled with the quotation piece has become a part of everyday life. Yeah. It turns out that trusting one of the world's worst, dictators is a mistake. Meanwhile, President Trump's administration is very weird and how it operates in terms of foreign policy. One of the reasons that it's very weird is because all of his subordinates basically operate as free agents. And then every so often he sort of inserts himself. Latest example of this. According to the Washington Post US authorities now seized a North Korean ship used to sell coal allegedly in violation of international sanctions that is the first such move by Justice department officials as they ratchet up enforcement efforts against the regime in Pyongyang Justice department officials on Thursday confirmed the vessel. The wise honest is approaching us territorial waters in American Samoa in coordination with US marshals end, the coastguard Attorney General John Denver's assistance to AIG. Emerson the sanction-busting ship is now out of service. So this came just hours after North Korea launched the pair of short range missiles Eleanor. It's funny for a president who declares that. He is a realist is a foreign policy realist, and he cares about foreign policy realism hard nose negotiation when it comes to his actual negotiations strategy, the sort of personal overtures, the what if I make you a video about how nice North Korea will be when you have some when you have some ocean front hotels that sort of stuff is not realistic the realistic perspective on foreign policy suggests realism realism suggests that realpolitik meeting the interest of the states are what is it issue? Look if Kim Jong UN wanted to open up his state and become more economically prosperous. He could do it right now. He's at right. This very instant all he has to do is give up those nuclear weapons and declared that he's going to democratize his country. That's all he has to do. But you'll never knew that obviously why. Because personal power matters most to the Kim family some of the worst blights on human leadership of the last fifty to seventy years. The fact that the Trump administration on the one hand you've got Trump offering the outstretched arm on the other hand, you got the geo J cracking down on North Korea via sanctions, it's pretty incoherent. It's pretty
Trump says North Korea has "awesome" potential
"In Hanoi. The first meeting in the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Il news complete earlier the president during a photo op with Cam Vietnam as. Example of what North Korea could become tweeting from Hanoi. The site of his second summit with Kim Jong UN the president said that North Korea would be the same as Vietnam if it would denuclearize Mr. Trump went on to say that North Korea's potential is awesome. In a second tweet, the president faulted previous administrations for inaction on North Korea and said Democrats should stop telling
North Korea sees nukes, not alliances, as key to survival
"And it's been passed down to Kimmel's Kim Jong Il, the now current dictators father and to Kim Jong UN himself. So we have three generations of Kim's who have held steadfastly onto power, and they see the nuclear weapons as part of that survival strategy for we go to break. One thing that happened. When President Trump was elected there were those of us who were covering the administration, and we got these sort of warnings don't normalize this behavior. Well, let's not a journalist role one way or the other. But is there something about this interaction between the Trump administration and Kim Jong Hoon that is in part normalizing on the world stage North Korean wasted. And hadn't been before. I think that's absolutely right. I think when the former President Clinton went to North Korea to retrieve the two journalists who are taken by the North Koreans back in two thousand nine. The there were there were there's caution about not looking too enthusiastic and not falling for the propagandistic nature of the regime, and so when President Trump talks about how he exchanges letters. How he's how Kim is a great guy. And he wants the good things for his country. It feeds into the narrative that the regime wants to, cultivate, with Kim as being normal international statesmen who happens to have nuclear weapons. That's the worst of junk punks. She is our special guest talking all about North Korea the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong UN
Hanoi Summit May Advance North Korea's Objectives, Experts Say
"Gordon Chang with Korea, Gordon to what North Korea to what am I think that essentially it is going to be a photo op the North Koreans are gonna make some superficial concessions. We will actually give them more than we get. And I would prefer the second summit not occur. John Gordon has a new book losing South Korea, which is involved very much in the the days ahead of us with North Korea. Someone to help us about these conversations is Suzanne Scholte, president of the defense forum foundation chair of the North Korea freedom coalition, especially on North Korean rights. Violations. Says good evening to you, expect human rights to be part of the conversation of the new summit. What understand is it's not on the agenda. And I absolutely believe that the human rights issues cannot be separated from the nuclear issue. And there's a number reason why I say that first of all. The any dictatorship that is threat to the to the outside world is without exception a threat to their own people. So the human rights issues are totally linked with the nuclear threat. But a second thing that's really critical for Americans to understand. And that is that the justification that Kim Jong Kim Il song Kim Jong Il, the whole Kim dictatorship family the justification. They've always used for creating the needing a nuclear program is because of the threat from the United States in North Koreans are fed a steady diet of propaganda from childhood that America's enemy America wants to destroy them that we're Yankee imperials wolves occupy South Korea. So when we do not bring up our grave concern about the suffering. The North Koreans face we feed into their propaganda and their thing to point out to John. Yup. The highest ranking defector who actually defected in nineteen Ninety-seven because he thought that the. Regime was going to collapse. He said the achilles heel for the Kim dictatorship is human rights. It's the most important issue. So I am a big believer that that I could argue that it's it is at least as important as a nuclear shoop, if not more important and Susan, you know, you go across the border in China where does China put his most ablest diplomats into its human rights dialogue largely because they know how important it is to China. And so they try to smother the UN at the Human Rights Council. They do all the rest of it. Well, all these regimes do the same thing. And you look at North Korea. You know, President Trump not in this state of the union message. But the one before it had that defector the escapee ki sung ho who is run over by a train. He raised his crutches that was emotional high point of that state of the union, and unfortunately, we don't see the Trump administration pushing that right now because as you say these issues cannot be divided. And so this is important for us to get this. Right. Yes. But I will say this. I I'm hoping I I was sick watching the the Singapore summit because you saw the leader of the free world holding hands with the leader of the the least free nation on earth, the represented one of the most suffering places on earth holding hands the flags together it really made me sick. But I started to think that there may be a strategy here that that Trump is trying to to to draw him in. He is the whether you love trumps hate Trump. He is absolutely had been credibly successful businessman, and I started to think, well, maybe he's like the used car salesman. Who says to me, I don't look a day over thirty people when they're trying to sell me a car that he's drawing him in. And that's my hope that the that. This is the art of the deal meets the art of deception. But I certainly would have wanted to see more things happened before I would have committed to a summit. You know, it's Gordon as you just pointed out is this going to be a photo op we ever gonna see anything out of it. For example, we have if if the North Koreans you're asking for end of the war declaration, if they wanna have an end of the war declaration. Why don't they let the several hundred South Korean POW's, go home? Why out the account for the eighty thousand South Korean civilians that were dragged and taken against their will into North Korea? There are certain things that need to be addressed before. We Suzanne you mentioned something that most Americans don't know. And that is North Korea has an indeterminate number of South Korean soldiers from the Korean war, which they've never released the number was estimated at five hundred about a decade ago. Obviously there are fewer now, but North Korea is still holding people from the Korean war. Exactly. And there's at least a couple of hundred that are still alive. This is something that was denied by that regime. How do we know that that this this? Did they really exist because seven over seventy nine of escape since since two thousand and eight so it's again, people escaping out of that country the refugees the POW's that we're able to get out that tell us the reality and the truth about what's going on inside North Korea. And that's why we should be talking about these issues and the human rights issues been putting them at the
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
"To the public. North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong UN snow fell on this day. A steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be seen at monsoon hill in central Pyongyang the location of a huge bronze statue one to the dear leader in one of the national founder Kim, you'll song anniversary also marks Kim Jong UN's own
"kim jong il" Discussed on KSRO
"Great to have you on Monday. The Joe pags show. Eight eight eight nine four one packs have you along for the ride Kerry? It's gotta be my favorite. Facebook message. I've gotten in a long time. It's gotta be my favorite received a very long time, something bad about and. No, it's not it's not. It's not about you at all. Why is it always going to be about you? I mean just wondering just thought and Mike because it was one of your favorites. Is there a reason why it's always about you really can't, you know, just play along with the people. Why am I saying you usually don't see you? Thank you looking at me. All right. And if you're wondering you carry a, and I can't see each other. But she's actually made a part of her contract that she not see me right while we're doing the program. This is the message from somebody named Kaya KFI. I guess. Kaya? Love you like a brother. But it's not an autobiography, it's a biography. Have a good day. Sorry. It was just driving me nutty. She's referring to Michael malices book. His book is named dear reader. The unauthorized autobiography of Kim Jong Il. That's the name of the book. He's doing it to be a smart ass. Of course, you can't have an unauthorized autobiography because the definition of an autobiography is the person who it's about wrote it. He's being funny. Carrie, Kim people laugh a little bit now. It'd be serious, but it actually cracked me if I say, you don't get it. He did that on purpose to be a smart ass. That's the actual name of the book. She said, no, I didn't get that. My mother is an English teacher and she trained me. Correct everybody. So sorry laugh out loud. No issues. No problem. But the first time I interviewed him. I actually said you mean biography don't Jenny. And then I said, I get it's more just sort of laughed. Yeah. He's being funny. Okay. Let me go to vote lights load. Welcome to line five is going to be Boston. That's where Bruce Bruce. I appreciate your patience. What's going on? Joe? Do you do an awesome job? Thank you. I just want to mention somebody that really just. Turks my spine, Jane Fonda, and this is what it's all about Soros, vonda wha-. What was the last time you were named Joe? Well, I don't like hearing her name at all. Why'd you bring her up? I didn't wanna ruling the night. But I just we're talking about people that total disgust us and trying to turn the country against each other. And she is the one that's better in the back behind the curtains. Pulling the strings with Soros, and I really believe this. And you think Jane Fonda is getting all this done, really. No. She's got her hand in it. She's with all of them against us. And we were supposed to be United. Yeah. Oh, she is divided us from the beginning. And I love her father or father was a great actor. But that's all Hollywood Henry Ford rate. But but Jane Fonda and Peter fund are nuts. Yeah. I think that they're pretty anti-american to be honest with you. Pretty all there like Pluto. I brother we appreciate it. Thank you just wanted to call the complain about Jane Fonda, why not carry. Hey, sure. It's a complaint about Jane Fonda Mondays what it is in other all of that. All right. It's eight eight eight nine four one pags eight eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com. I wonder if people do I spend more time on it than other people. I guess so. But I mean, I want social media to be great. And I think that it's got really high potential. But I don't show your biases. You got us there by not showing bias? And then once we got there you decided about here's really who we are. And even Jack admitted it the other day that go nowhere, certainly a liberal place. But we wanna we wanna show it equality in a balance in the by. But, but you're not when people there's another person that that somebody tweeted me that I guess Donald Trump junior said he's more worried about his sons that his daughters cavenaugh thing and the woman's response was why are you rape? Or are you raising rapists, Kerry, what is wrong with people is that really speak to each other. Yes. On social media. Yeah. It's ugly. It's nasty. It's disgusting. And I wanted to be great. I wanted to really I wanted to reach its potential. It's never going to as long as keeping it very close minded, very negative horrible, attacking vile stuff is just allowed to go on and and James woods. Can't re tweet a picture. It's very weird to me. It's eight eight eight nine four one eight eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com. Keep it right here. This.
"kim jong il" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Eight nine four one packs. Glad to have you along for the ride Kerry. It's gotta be my favorite. Facebook message. I've gotten in a long time. It's gotta be my favorite received a very long time. Something bad about. No, it's not. It's not. It's not about you at all it. Why is it always going to be about you? I'm just wondering just thought Mike because it was one of your favorites. There. A reason why it's always about you really can't, you know, just play along with the people. Why am I saying you usually don't see you gentlemen? Thank you looking at me. All right. You wonder you carry a in? I can see each other. But she's actually made a part of her contract that she not see me, right? While we're doing the program. This is the message from Sunday named Kaya K A, I guess Kaya. Love you like a brother, but it's not an autobiography, it's a biography. Have a good day. Sorry. It was just driving me nutty. She's referring to Michael malices book. His book is named dear reader. The authorized autobiography of Kim Jong Il. That's the name of the book. He's doing it to be a smart ass. Of course, you can't have an unauthorized autobiography because the definition of an autobiography is the person who it's about wrote it. He's being funny. Carey Kim people laugh a little bit now. It'd be serious, but it actually cracked me up. I said, you don't get it. He did that a purpose to be a smart ass. That's the actual name of the book. She said, no, I didn't get that. My mother is an English teacher and she trained me to correct everybody. So sorry laugh out loud. No, no issues, though problem. But the first time I interviewed him. I actually said you mean biography don't Jenny. And then I said, I get it's more just sort of laughed. Yeah. He's being funny. Okay. Volt lights. Hello and welcome to line. Five is going to be Boston. That's where Bruce Bruce. I appreciate your patience. What's going on? Joe? Do you do it? Awesome job. Thank you. I just want to mention somebody that really just. Crooks mice by Jane Fonda. It's all about Soros fond. When was the last time you were named Joe why don't like hearing her name at all. Why'd you bring her up? I didn't want to ruin tonight. But I just we're talking about people that totally disgust us and trying to turn the country against each other. And she is the one that spending the back behind the curtains pulling the strings with Soros, and I really believe this. And you think Jane Fonda is getting all this done, really. No. But she she's got her hand in it. She's with all of them against us. And we were supposed to be knighted. She is divided us from the beginning. And I love her father follows a great actor. But that's all Hollywood. Yeah. Henry Ford rate, but but Jane Fonda and Peter fund are nuts. Yeah. I think that they're pretty anti-american to be honest with you. Free delight Pluto Welby, man. I brother we appreciate it. Thank you. Hey, just wanted to call and complain about Jane Fonda why not carry? Hey, sure. It's a complaint about Jane Fonda Mondays what it is in other all of that. All right. It's eight eight eight nine four one eight eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com. I wonder if people do I spend more time on it than other people. I guess so, but I mean, I want social media to be great. And I think that it's got really high potential. But I mean don't show your biases. You got us there by not showing biases. And then once we got there you decided, well, here's really who we are. And even Jack admitted it the other day, they don't know, we're certainly a liberal place. But we want to we want to show inequality in a balance in the by. But, but you're not when people there's another person that that somebody tweeted me that I guess Donald Trump junior said he's more worried about his son's that his daughters Sasha cavenaugh thing. And the woman's response was why are you rape? Or are you raising rapists, Kerry, what is wrong with people? Is that really to each other? Yes. On social media. Yeah. It's ugly. It's nasty. It's disgusting. And I want it to be great. I wanted to really I wanted to reach its potential. It's never going to as long as were keeping it very closed minded. Negative horrible, attacking vile stuff is just allowed to go on. And and James woods. Can't re tweet a picture. It's very weird to me. It's eight nine four one pags eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com Cuban writer..
"kim jong il" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The Joe pags show. Eight eight eight nine four one packs have you along for the ride. Carey has gotta be my favorite. Facebook message. I've gotten in a long time. It's gotta be my favorite received a very long time. Is it something bad about? No, it's not it's not about you at all. Why is it always going to be about you? I mean, I'm just wondering just thought and Mike because it was one of your favorites. Reason why it's always about you really can't you know? Play along with the people. Why am I saying you usually don't see you on gentlemen? Thank you looking at me. All right. You wonder you carry a in? I can see each other. But she's actually made a part of her contract that she not see me, right? While we're doing the program. This is the message. From Sunday named Kaya K A. I guess. Yeah. Cayenne. Love you. Log your brother, but it's not an autobiography biography. Have a good day. Sorry. It was just driving me nuts. He's referring to Michael malices book. His book is named dear reader. The unauthorized autobiography of Kim Jong Il. That's the name of the book. He's doing it to be a smart ass. Of course, you can't have an unauthorized autobiography because the definition of biographies the person who it's about wrote it. He's being funny. Carey Kim people laugh a little bit now. It'd be serious, but it actually cracked me up. I said, you don't get it. He did that on purpose to be a smart ass. That's the actual name of the book. She said, no, I didn't get that others in English teacher and she trained me to correct everybody. So sorry left out loud. No issues, though problem. But the first time I interviewed him. I actually said you mean biography don't Jenny. And then I said, I get it's more just sort of laughed. Yeah. He's being funny. Okay. Medieval lights haloed. Welcome to line. Five is going to be Boston. That's where Bruce Bruce. I appreciate your patience. What's going on? Joe? Do you do it? Awesome job. Thank you. I just want to mention somebody that really just. Trucks, mice by Jane Fonda. It's all about Soros vonda. Wh what was the last time you were named Joe why don't like here in her name at all? Why'd you bring her up? I didn't want to ruin tonight night. But I just we're talking about people that totally disgust us and trying to turn the country against each other. And she is the one that's in the back behind the curtains, pulling the strings with Soros, and I really believe this. And you think Jane Fonda is getting all this done, really. No. Well, she she's got her hand in it. She's with all of them against us. And we wish supposed to be knighted. She is from the beginning. And I love her father father was a great actor. But that's all Hollywood. Yeah. Henry Ford, Jane Fonda and Peter fund are nuts. Yeah. I think that they're pretty anti-american to be honest with you. Free all daylight Pluto. Well, they man I brother we appreciate it. They just wanted to call and complain about Jane Fonda, why not carry sure it's a complaint about Jane Fonda Mondays what it is. In other all of that. All right. Eight eight eight eight nine four one eight eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com. I wonder if people do I spend more time on it than other people. I guess so. But I mean, I want social media to be great. And I think that it's got really high potential. But I mean don't show. You got us there by not showing bias sees? And then once we got there you decided, well, here's really who we are. And even Jack admitted it the other day that we're certainly a liberal place. We wanna we wanna show it equality in a balance in. But but you're not when people there's another person that that somebody tweeted me that I guess Donald Trump junior said he's more worried about his son's that his daughters. Yeah. Cavenaugh thing. And the woman's response was why are you raped? Are you raising rapists, Kerry, what is wrong with people that really do each other? Yes. On social media. Yeah. It's ugly. It's nasty. It's disgusting. And I want it to be great. I wanted to really I wanted to reach its potential. It's never going to as long as keeping it. Very closed minded that negative horrible attacking vile stuff is just allowed to go on. And and James woods can't read tweet a picture. It's very weird to me. It's eight eight eight nine four one. Pags eight eight nine four one seven two four seven joepags dot com. Keep it right.
Dallas officer who killed neighbor is out on bail
"It's the question any mother would have when their child shot in their own apartment by police officer number one that I want is what happened Allison Jones twenty six year old son. Both them was killed when a Dallas police officer thought she had gone to her apartment, and he was an intruder officer amber is charged with manslaughter in his out on bail.
Pence on impact of anonymous NYT op-ed, Woodward's new book
"Now to Pyongyang capital of North Korea celebrating its seventieth anniversary as a communist nation under the dictatorial control of the Kim family. We have noticed a change in attitude a lot of the anti-american propaganda that you want saw around young is now gone replaced with messages about the economy, Kim Jong Il has made this strategic boost the North Korean economy. And that's what he wants his people to focus on. However, what is not changed North Korea still has all its nuclear weapons.
North Korea celebrates 70th birthday with military parade — but no ICBMs
"Now to Pyongyang capital of North Korea celebrating its seventieth anniversary as a communist nation under the dictatorial control of the Kim family. We have noticed a change in attitude a lot of the anti-american propaganda that you want saw around young is now gone replaced with messages about the economy, Kim Jong Il has made this strategic boost the North Korean economy. And that's what he wants his people to focus on. However, what is not changed North Korea still has all its nuclear weapons.
North Korea to hold 'Mass Games' after 5-year hiatus
"Korea's bringing back a huge spectacle called the mass games. To celebrate the country's seventieth anniversary during this weekend ceremony ceremoniously of acrobats and dancers will twirl and synchronized movements. Meanwhile soldiers are going to March in formation and brandish rifles, the celebration of military might comes as North Korea looks to build a reputation as a responsible nuclear state. We're gonna talk more about it. We're joined live on the KCBS ring central Newsline by Gordon Chang, Daily Beast. Columnist and author of nuclear showdown North Korea takes on the world. Thank you very much for talking to us this afternoon. Why bring back the mass games? What's the point? I think they're trying to bolster the legitimacy of the regime right now is a difficult time in a sense for Kim Jong UN because he's trying to make that transition from the military first policy of his father and predecessor Kim Jong Il to an economy based regime and right now. Yes, there is some prosperity, but only for limited sectors of the country. So I think that it's important for him to show that he is the embodiment of North Korea some server suggesting it'll be interesting to see whether or not this massive parade includes ICBM's tomorrow. Yes. And I suspect probably not. And the reason of course, is that Kim wants to show up nine image to the world. Also, I'm sure the Chinese don't want him showing off Chinese technology that raises all sorts of questions that President Trump could actually raise with Beijing. So at this particular time, I think we're going to see a toned-down aspect to the military parade.
"kim jong il" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Yes, not just the Korean war, but not just Korean war, but winning the Japanese, taking the Japanese out of. North Korea. Are there other historical, like other other versions of history that you remember learning about in the states that you were just like, oh, my God. What I was told was completely wrong. Do you remember any of those moments, for example, like Kim Jong Il and came in song fighting Japanese, right? Like kicking them off from Nelson Correa. That's like, that's how he thought. And the thought of Japanese right had to armed Kim Jong Il Cumulus song winning the war, Korean. Warren worked cease. Fire is never ending, and I think Cumulus some kind of lost the war in, but he doesn't tell us he lost. He prevented America invading North Korea. That's the two things like the measure. Big moment. Yeah, to do with the both have to do with Gimmel, some rain. So I'm like, what? What surprised you most about Americans after you thought? We were all where wolves and evil and then you end up in like San Jose highschool. They're kind. So kind carrying an, oh, 'cause I, they all health me. You know, my social worker was like white lady chose show sin like late twenties, you know, and shoot always been kind to me, you know, and also surprised, you know, like. I should just like really nice to me. You know, I didn't. I thought like I would expect like they've been like so stubborn. They being like, so like violence in like, there's so kind, you know? Yeah, we never talked about that kid who still your shoes, right? Yeah, yeah, right. So going back to that point. So I met that's not a cat actually his like in his like meat thirty right. At the time, and he's still my shoes, the detention center and he, I don't know what happened from dent. Right, because he still my shoes and then he went off. I was working in. Detention center for awhile, and then I met him in Thailand, the prison camp. Did he have your stinking shoes. No, it's been like two years later, so he doesn't have his like a better shoes. Right? He should've stolen shoes. I know I was going to do that and then I and then so I was new recruit, right. So right after the next day I arrived in Thailand, they, they put me in a truck and Detroit MI tall, local, like a prison camp. Right. And then I was like, we're all like search, you know, make sure we don't have any drugs or anything else, and they were also stop. And then we went into like with handcuffs, right? And that we went at the present cell and that when entered a prison cell the of the uncuffed us. But I see to students looking Safra Malir but his note Korean, his speaking Korean, right? She looks so familiar also. I, I think I've seen you somewhere. And then all my God as the dude, but he doesn't remember me. As I. I saw it it the Thompson, like the tendon center and you took my shoes and now he members that all my gun. Thank you so much for your shoots because of the shoes I could escape. And then he tell he's telling me this story, right? So he is still my shoes. And then he goes on a train with two police officers was site transporting him. And then he tells me that also I when I was like when I was interrogation like an office, I swallowed up paper Clint. And then he wants the bathroom like couple of days later and he put it out and then he kept the paper clip, right? And then like he he kept it in under the tongue while he was like transporting it, and then he, he took it out and he uncaught unhanged pick the handcuffs and then his running through the input into trains. But the train was moving, right? So all the doors are closed and an old a windows or close to right. So his soul, like a sooner slight, he'd got away like maybe like a couple of feet..
Koreas begin second round of tearful family reunions
"Eighty nine South Koreans had returned from reunions in North Korea they, met with family members they hadn't seen, since the. Korean war, NPR's Michael Sullivan has the story of one South. Korean who made the trip I spoke with Kim Gwang ho yesterday just after. He'd gotten back from the north. While there's, wife was making dinner in the kitchen when I. First spoke with him before. He went he was worried he wouldn't recognize. His brother after sixty eight years apart he was right to be worried Tune in I I couldn't be sure it, was him but then came started asking, his brother Kim Jong, Il, questions testing even little things like what you could see from the house they grew up in or about a. Nearby stream his brother got, them all and then, showed Kim some family pictures that array stalled out content Pujo I was happy it was a good moment I. Was especially grateful that he, lived to reach the, age of seventy eight in the North Korean environment It, made me tear on not for the last time they met over the course of three. Days in a North Korean resort hotel on the second day the two. Brothers and their wives met for several, hours without minders only one on rodeo I asked. Him when my mother passed and. What happened to my sister's we went through all, the family members and then we went over those in the south then we, ran out of time we didn't even have time to eat our lunch but not before as brother asked, a question that gutted him about the time Kim left him sixty eight years. Ago when he and his. Father and his. Three older siblings left briefly. They thought planning on returning after the South Koreans pushed the North Koreans back it was December nineteen fifty He must have. Felt her tracks me about that. Hearing that made my heart sink Kim explained that, wasn't the case that they left him and his mother only because they thought they'd be back in a few weeks his brother seemed to accept this they changed subjects Kim asked how, he'd gotten by the past sixty eight years and his brother a retired chemists. Said things have been okay She wouldn't even. You the married he basically told me in his North Korean dialect that he's doing well and not to worry but I thought he actually is the clothes he wore. There and the traditional clothes his. Wife were brag, to me that the Red Cross had prepared them he also doubts that their private conversation in his hotel room was private Felines Heckert feel entirely sure that our privacy was. Secure I don't have any, clue but they could have bought the. Place didn't feel nice to have that. Suspicion he knows that this was almost certainly the last time you'll see his seventy eight year old. Brother no one from any of the previous twenty reunions has been able to remain in contact with their family. Members a reminder of the lingering distrust between the two countries even as a thaw in relations made this reunion possible after a three year break Cool When will the remaining fifty seven thousand people get their chance at this family reunions for them to be able to see their families before they. Die something defend must be done and saying goodbye knowing it really was. Good. Bye that was the hardest part o- Hobo reissue hands and got. Kyrie when we, parted they saddest moment was identical to. Women Both when we, boarded the bus in southern waving outside That moment was the hardest
California museum can keep Cranachs looted by Nazis: U.S. appeals court
"For. Sure if he's a doctor but he helps us out that's. All we know, that was son Judah we had that sound that must have been an awkward conversation it was Harriet. But this is actually frighteningly common, around half the people claiming to be doctors in India are fake they have. No medical qualifications whatsoever but I've been speaking to the real doctor who's been offering. Thousands of them crash courses in medicine is medicine really something you can. Teach with the crash course that's what I've been trying to find out is a very. Controversial idea crash courses in. Medicine than fake doctors that's coming up a, world hacks. After the knees Hello this is David Austin with the BBC. News intelligence officials in the United States say spy satellites have detected renewed activity at a. North Korean, factory which has in the past produced intercontinental ballistic missiles the reports come just over a month after President Trump said, North Korea no longer posed. A threat following his meeting with the country's. Leader from so here's Laura bicker Steinle satellite images and the. BBC has spoken, to one of the companies analyzing this they say it appears to show vehicles moving in and out. At the site does this break, the words that Kim Jong in made to Donald Trump in Singapore Kim Jong. Il has always said that he would not text another missile he's never said anything. About stopping any building or activity with regards to building nuclear missiles and. Indeed this is a number of US intelligence reports which suggest that North Korea is continuing With its weapons. Program counting has continued overnight in Zimbabwe following Monday's election Zanu PF and the opposition MDC alliance have both been predicting. Victory on social media Andrew Harding is in Harare an election officials have, only confirmed a high turnout. Here in Zimbabwe but on social media the. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and his supporters already declaring victory in contrast Zanu PF officials are insisting that early. Indications from, polling stations around the country showed their party is on track to. Retain power foreign observers said the voting process was peaceful and by-in-large orderly whoever wins, a credible election will go a long way to restoring Zimbabwe's international reputation. I'm lacking foreign investment and debt relief for an impoverished country president Emmerson Mnangagwa said he. Was receiving, extremely positive information on the vote Chinese investigators say a state-owned pharmaceutical company which produce Used sub-standard infant vaccines did so by accident Celia Hatton has the details in a. Brief report China's, state Drug administration blamed faulty equipment used at the Wuhan institute of biological products in. Central China at unevenly distributed. Ingredients in more than four hundred thousand vaccines made last November which, were meant to protect, against a theory tetanus and whooping cough and another case involving. Sub-standard infant, vaccines eighteen people have been arrested at Chang-shang pharmaceutical and private company in eastern China they were accused of falsifying data to bypass. Regulatory scrutiny rescue is in Indonesia have airlifted the last of. More than five hundred stranded hikers of a mountain on the island of Lombok where. They'd been trapped by rockfalls triggered by an earthquake rescue team. Is now waiting with the body of an Indonesian climber who was killed. By a, falling rock world news from the BBC A court in Indonesia has ordered the banning of the country's largest Islamist group Jamaa unsure dollar to finding it guilty of carrying it acts of terrorism and being, linked to the Islamic state group last. Month the group's leader amount of Dirac man was sentenced to. Death for terrorism, Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has destroyed a passenger. Bus in the west, of the country killing at least eleven people and wounding forty others a spokesman for the governor of Farah province had the bus was travelling from harassed to Kabul. When it struck an improvised explosive device he blamed the attack on the Taliban earlier a suicide bomber killed candidate in October's parliamentary elections The former Congolese vice president and ex warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba. Has said he intends to stand for the presidency in elections do this December but will accept the result if, he loses, bender told the BBC that so long as the election was fair he would abide by the result rather than taking up arms as you did before if it is a transparent yes of course election transparent the result there we all respected this story of again. Is over for any fight is through the the voter now that's what. We want, to achieve Mr. Bemba plans to return to the DRC this week from Belgium after, a decade in jail following the quashing of his conviction for war crimes by the international criminal court the US court has ruled that the museum in California can keep to sixteenth century. Masterpieces by the German painter Lucas Curnow the, elder which were looted by the Nazis during the Second World War the life sized panels depicting. Adam and eve had been taken in a forced sale from Jewish art dealer who died shortly afterwards while fleeing, the Netherlands they eventually purchased by the Norton Simon museum in Pasadena BBC news In a village outside of Kolkata. In India there's a tiny concrete building where people go to. Get help well that I'm. A numb, I mean my name is the. Village Dr But here's. The thing Goten isn't a. Doctor at, all he has no medical qualifications He's what some people might call a quack Goten. Above your door it, says, doctor, you've. Got the title doctor. 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"kim jong il" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"You know a number of sessions over three days and most of it is still kind of monitored there's north korean minders there and i think they get like one personal meeting in a hotel room but yeah so it's the red cross that that handles handles the logistics of it have you heard that kim jong un invented the hamburger and is the fosters round have you stories sure well his father kim jong il i was supposed to have scored like nineteen holes in one the first time he ever golfed you've got there's there's kind of a you know an information gap between north korea and the rest of the world although interestingly and this is some other stuff that i've covered if you talk to north korean refugees that have made it to the south a lot of them say that you know there's more and more information is making its way into north korea just in the form of some people on the border areas like with china can pick up tv signals and other people smuggle in on just little like usb sticks korean korean pop music solon road like nah ganden stein you know bit for them this is this is like a window to the world for them and you know it's actually you talk to some especially like younger north koreans who have escaped and are living in south korea now in looking a lot of them say that the pig ganged installed on of going back you.
"kim jong il" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"The glenn beck program michael miles he is an author and commentator he's an expert on north korea traveled to the very close country wrote a book called dear reader the unauthorized autobigraphy of kim jong il is view just said to me michael that uh that kim jong un is a guy who believes if you're hits your hip toy you hit back twice as hard you don't back down and as you're describing the traits of kim jong an era also describing our president i mean to some extent i mean i don't i think i i you remember during the campaign trump get apologize for that audio that got out and i don't think president trump would be comfortable starving 10 percent of the population no no no i don't mean it that way this no no no no no i don't mean it that they do not mean to equate the two of them i mean just far his tactic six i i you know last night i thought the press was i love i press was crazy last night yeah they they were almost saying you know we gotta have war because mr president i mean now you're not going to have any credibility you can't back down it was crazy e e glenn it was terrifying that they're basically saying oh they're worth about the idea of north korea's going to attack at that they're going to go after guam is insane and they're going to have one shocked they're gonna make accounts to be totally you know 'knock you've elliot about it but let's rebuild kept them perspective for decades to be had hundreds if not thousands of new clear weapons from the soviet union pulling at us and our allies and that was something that we managed to deal with this situation if not entirely without precedent caselaw that is went deep breath you know so my position today has been pretty much that take a deep breath there is no good answer to this this thing to do is walk away keep your eyes and ears to the ground by just walk of there's no good answer to this will and is that enough for kim jong un well it's area to me how many people are saying that because kim jong un if treating our country and our president in this respect that we should i.
"kim jong il" Discussed on KTRH
"Weapons in fact there is a story which has credibility to let that the chinese threaten this guy's father kim jong il when he was dying not to appoint his son 'cause they rely on him they regarded him as unstable and dangerous and they wanted a region put in place until this kid grew up and that was his uncle who is actually reform and i don't know if you know what happened was uncle but his son the his nephew the current president current leader north korea had an executed with an artillery rounds while boom it is also he just had a stepbrother somebody that he had killed his well by by the way touching his face with some sort of poison yes exactly malaysia and there's still is big repercussions over that that is a sign of stressed within the regime they assassinated him because they were fray that some group within the military of it's close to the chinese could attempt to cooler than five attempts lester energy your work who those that wherever that was would have somehow gotten some sort of control was at with back and he also look a lot of his white outside north korea knows the provide proper propaganda about north korea giving be given to the people was alive and he realizes south korea's not poor countries it's one of the richest countries in the world rhode island's largest economy and yet the keep telling their people at the north south southeast of the south koreans are are starving or if you're poor destitute or the chinese are starving which is all us it is just the nonstop flow propaganda to make it at like north korea is the is the.