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"korean people army" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Welcome to unexplained mysteries a spotify original from podcast. I'm your host molly. And i'm your host richard in life. There's so much we don't know but in this show we don't take we don't no for an answer. Every tuesday and thursday. We investigate the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth. You can find episodes of unexplained mysteries and all other spotify originals from podcast for free on spotify or wherever. You listen to podcasts. This is our first of two episodes. On the north korean ghosts chips abandoned boats that washed ashore in japan and russia. They used to be a somewhat rare phenomenon but between two thousand thirteen and two thousand and twenty one. They started appearing more frequently. And there's no clear reason why this episode will investigate the wrecks and gruesome human cargo. Investigators have found on board next time. We'll dig deeper into the ghost. Ships mysterious origins will examine whether they're unfortunate sailors who got blown off course poachers or secret agents working for the north korean government. We have all that and more coming up. Stay with us. This episode is brought to you by progressive. Are you thinking more about how to tighten up your budget. These days drivers who save by switching to progressive. Save over seven hundred dollars on average and customers can qualify for an average of six discounts. When they sign up a little off. Your each month goes a long way today. Progressive dot com progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates national annual average insurance savings by new customer survey in twenty twenty potential. Savings will vary discounts vary and are not available in all states and situations. This episode is brought to you by. Do you know mordechai a new true crime. Podcast from uc p audio. You'll question friendship. Belonging lies and love in this story. She falls for mordecai horowitz. Oh quirky attentive millionaire until one night that changes everything new episodes drop every wednesday. Subscribe to do you. Know mordechai on spotify. This episode is brought to you by pizza hut. The end of the day always hits better with pizza. It's an easy win agreeing on toppings. Not so easy. Mushrooms pepperoni sausage. The ten dollar tastes mega from pizza. Hut has everyone covered. Get a large pizza with up to three toppings for just ten dollars. Yeah that's right just ten dollars. You can't deny greatness folks you can even choose between carry out or delivery straight to your door at pizza. Hut dot com. No one out-pizzas the hut price higher in some locations limited time offer availability of contact with curbside and delivery areas charges and minimums very delivery charge. Not tim the second world. War ended in nineteen forty-five when the empire of japan surrendered unconditionally. They were now at the mercy of the united states. And the soviet union. The two superpowers divided the disgraced empires former colonies these included islands across the pacific a chunk of northeastern china and the korean peninsula after extensive debates and conferences china russia and the us decided to divide korea into two states along the thirty eighth parallel. These became north and south korea in nineteen fifty. The north invaded the south leading to a bloody three year war that ended in a stalemate afterward. The south became a democracy building. Close diplomatic ties with japan and the united states. The north under premier kim il sung received minimal support from his allies. In soviet russia and china as the world modernized over the subsequent decades the democratic people's republic of korea or dprk built an uncompromising communist identity they established strict bureaucracies controlling every aspect of life from immigration to tourism to agriculture and most importantly the country closely guarded its secrets with a state controlled media and limited contact with the outside world. The dprk earned the nickname the hermit kingdom even to this day facts about the reality of life. North korea are almost impossible to discern from sanctioned propaganda but in spite of their isolation north korea still maintain diplomatic relationships with other communist nations among other imports the dprk bought large quantities of cheap fuel from russia. This was necessary to power. Their massive fishing industry. Kim il sung ordered the construction of fishing barges specially designed to haul many tons of fish powered by the inexpensive oil from the soviet union. These barges took full advantage of the sea of japan's rich waters. This system worked for the dprk for decades but once the cold war ended in the soviet union collapsed north korea could no longer rely on its strongest ally without the fuel. The enormous vessels couldn't operate seemingly overnight. The fishing industry imploded in nineteen ninety-four that same year kim il sung died and the country plunged into famine. The economy only grew worse throughout the nineties. While devastating floods destroyed north korea's grain stores the government mismanaged. What little food they had to this day. The dprk's government refers to this famine as the arduous march due to the hermit kingdom secrecy. We don't know how many people died. According to the state around two hundred thousand people starved but foreign scholars journalists speculate. A more accurate number would be closer to three or four million people for perspective. That's about three to four times as devastating as the great potato famine in ireland. Though we don't know the exact body count we do know that the arduous march spurred authorities to reorganize the fishing industry. The government no longer made large vessels to catch seafood instead. They sold permits to allegedly independent fishermen and for a long time. The world didn't pay much attention to the hermit kingdom's fishing infrastructure until it was suddenly thrust back into the limelight. In two thousand thirteen on the western shores of japan beachgoers started finding boats either run aground or drifting ashore. They bore little signs of life and were notably old fashioned. None had a modern. Gps or navigation system. many didn't even have motors. Even the motorized boats were antiquated with weak engines. That maxed out at around thirty eight horsepower. Most modern fishing boats us about fifty to three hundred horsepower though most were unmarked a few had korean writing on their holes. Some said korean people's army and others had the flag of north korea. Japanese authorities concluded that these must be castoffs from the dprk when reporting on these lost boats. The media referred to them as north korea's ghost.
"korean people army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Did he say? 40,000 troops, well talking about the battle of the chosen reservoir. The number is often Um, misunderstood wasn't a Marine show. Well, of course, it was a Marine Corps show and the division commander was a Marine, the first Marine Division, one of the last times the Marines operated in terms of divisions. They were about 13,000 Marines. However, how do you get 20,000? Well, the British guys right chosen was also a U. S. Army show on all by the way. The Commonwealth Brigade, the British 41st Royal Marine Commando. Was involved, and they acquitted themselves in the highest tradition of the Royal Marines. On DSA. Oh, that was the big picture that you had a lot of heavy army tank battalions there. On bit. Wasn't just the Marine show that being said the Marine Corps has, um, has taken chosen under its wing as a chapter in marine history, but to be fair There were separate actions. Extraordinary actions has part of the retreat effort by the U. S army that were along of asses, part of the larger 10th army that was on the eastern axis of advance in North Korea. And then, of course, the Commonwealth Brigade. My own Uncle Bud was a young leftenant. Than anti tank platoon in Germany in June of 1950 when the Canadian army When the Canadians began sending part of the Canadian Forces in west Germany with the British army of the Ryan the B A. R to Korea to fill up the U. N mandated forces led by General Douglas MacArthur. Anyway. So back to June, 1950 like you said in the last break. The North Korean people's Army battle hardened by years of fighting the Japanese under in the People's Liberation Army under Chairman Mao Um, now have been back in Korea for a couple years on 19 fifties and 1950. They salt into South Korea. The U. S Army was unprepared to go to war. Bottom line. It was five years after the end of World War two. Combat experience was no longer down there at the platoon leader and even company commander level. It was up in the majors and lieutenant colonels and hire the battalion commanders and higher Furthermore, General Douglas MacArthur, who was he, head of the U. S occupation in Japan, didn't exactly keep a combat edge on the on the occupiers on the eighth Army there in Japan. In fact, field exercises were rare. They were characterized by dozens and dozens of Japanese civilians doing the cooking and the weapon cleaning on did. In other words, bottom line. The army got fat and happy and it was not really ready to go to combat. Furthermore, Um Truman in the National Security Act of 1947, which established uh, the U. S Air Force and the CIA and also Truman in that era desegregated. The military specifically desegregated the army. The 24th infantry division was a colored division. That was in Japan. And Truman didn't desegregate barmy MacArthur didn't listen to the order. The U. S Army in Germany desegregated the U. S army in the continental United States desegregated In Japan, the occupant occupying army did not desegregate on so Mm MacArthur started the day already in violation of the president's orders. The first U. S. Army units that went to South Korea to try to blunt and slow the North Korean onslaught were woefully. Prepared. They were badly led. Andre were probably out gunned out equipped and they were certainly out army. The coordination of American Ground forces trying to make a fighting retreat with artillery wasn't very good. The one thing United States had was overwhelming airpower. The North Koreans didn't bring close air support our bombers with him. There were, of course, the world's first jet to jet combat the mid 15th making their combat debut over North Korea, but rarely going south. S O, as the North Korean army advanced to the south surrounding the Americans. They faced for the first time huge amounts of American firepower. The United Nations, in the meantime, authorized the U. N mission with the United States in charge, and that means General Douglas MacArthur In charge. So it's now late June of 1950 coming into July, and the North Koreans have surrounded The U. N forces led by mainly Americans around the southern port city of Puce on or Bustan. And it was at this moment that Douglas MacArthur possibly had his last great idea. On git was this We have the bulk of the North Korean Army down south ready to take the kill shot on these surrounded U. N forces in the city of Puce on and the Storied Pusan perimeter, which lasted for weeks. Now is the time For me to take the Marines to the west coast of the Korean Peninsula up to the port city of Inchon. And surprise the North Koreans from behind with the first Marine Division landing amphibious Lee and so in September of 1950, a brilliant stroke the U. S. Marines land behind the North Koreans. Quickly cut off supplies, and it blunts the offensive and the North Koreans begin to fall back into North Korea in disorder in disorganized groups. In No way was that a organized retreat which brings up an interesting subject that is Organized retreat. I'll tell you the difference between this organized retreat and organized retreat. And why why the battle of the Chosin Reservoir as a failure? In the big picture goes down as they win for the U. S Marines. Right after this theseventies anniversary of November 1953 Battle of Chosen Reservoir It is the dark secret place. Brian sits in here till 11 Cave. I am 6 40 live. We're on the on her radio app. Let's check in with the cave. My newsroom.
"korean people army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"On the on the verge of coming out of the wartime rut. The economy beginning to boom. It was felt that the time was ripe in June of 1950 to invade South Korea in a lightning advance with the North Korean People's Army. And by the time it was over, probably in five or six days, there wouldn't be any stomach in the West or this brand new United Nations that they had Two to oppose us. Um, by the way, Quick note, The South Koreans effectively had a well armed gendarmerie, not an army. In any real sense. They had been trained and barely equipped. The North Koreans, on the other hand, had the Inman goon. The Inman goon were the Korean contingent of Mao's Red Army. They were young men who fled Japanese occupied Korea with the only land route they could they could get, which was into China. Some of them fought for Chiang Kai shek and the nationalist many of them thought for Mao. All they had to do was sit there and listen to the Communist Bs. And they got three hot, some cotton uniforms, the gun. And so there was a battle hardened contingent of North Koreans who were ready to lead the assault into South Korea, which in June of 1950 with Russian advisers, Russia Russian command staff Russian radios. They executed Special reconnaissance order number three, which is what they called it, and they invaded South Korea, catching American forces lazy and fat in Japan completely UN prepared to go to war. All right. So the battle of the chosen Reservoir backstory A and some of the things maybe you didn't know back in a second here 70 years ago tonight, November 28th 20 on apartment in 1950. It is the dark secret place ever number three war a holic Kei, If I am 6 40 live everywhere on the eye. Her radio app was checking with Kate, my newsroom.
"korean people army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"So some people e mailed me and said, Man, you were spot on back on January 25th about the whole coma thing. On. This is a propos of in the vice presidential debate. Kamala Harris made the accusation that well, You knew all this stuff back in late January, and you didn't do anything about it. Not me. She was talking about Trump. On DSO had prompted some people to say Hey, you should audit that nine months ago that show that you did if you're new to the show to dark, secret place. Back on January, 25th. I did sort of a future war of the worlds. Broadcast that was set in June of 2021 as if I was holding the CDC is final report on California's failure to addressee looming covered 19. Pandemic. So I audited it. You can audit with me next hour, So this afternoon I ordered it on by critiqued it and we'll play that next hour. You can you can play along as well with your with your suggestions, and I'm honest where I was wrong. On then there's quite a bit of it that I'm merely right on. And then I was going to say you were pretty close on a lot of it. There's a lot of asterisks where well, it's not fall yet. You know, we there's someone still has to play out. I was. I got to say I wasn't that off with the dead. But how many dead So far? I just said it would happen in a shorter amount of time because that's how 1918 happened. It was an influenza, not a corona virus, but so anyway later on this hour, how to not form a militia. North Korea held a bit of a party, the 75th anniversary of the KP W, the Korean Workers Party or Communist Party of North Korea. And the Kim Jong UN used it as an opportunity to Unveil some, frankly, a surprising weapons systems, everything from a new, larger ICBM that has, as of this early this morning never been seen before. And there wasn't just one trembling down the parade way. There were several in a row. Right down to some small arms, then we didn't know the North Koreans. Had now not granted. You know, this isn't the entire North Korean army. But it's a thousands and thousands of troops representing the North Korean naval Infantry, which is they're Marines. Army border guards the whole thing off some first impressions and I'll send a link out to the unedited Fourcade 2.5 hour stream. But it's given us some insight into whether or not Corona has actually hit mirth Korea or not so thing one. Kim Jong UN is wearing a Western style suit and to be totally honest, he looks like he's lost weight. The reasoning behind that is because nobody would survive the encounter. If they came to him and said We're going to put you in a corset for 2.5 hours. Hear me out. We're gonna put you on a course it for 2.5 hours. Make you look thinner. Even his sister probably wouldn't wouldn't be down with that. It really looks like legit. He lost weight, which might give credence to did he have the cove ID four months ago or one of the five times this year he's been declared dead. Maybe there was some sickness. Besides the obvious thing, which is that he is a mother, love and fat ass on DH, the fattest man in North Korea. And I don't think That's even a debate and sew up there on the dais and the viewing stand. Of course, he had rows and rows and rows of the stone faced upper ranks of the North Korean People's Army. These are the guys in the khaki uniforms with the rose of medals. Festooning their uniform from their collarbone to their scrotum on the left side and the right side there, just so out there so awesome that they don't just wear one row one set of ribbons on there. Left chest. No, no, no, no. There that much better than everyone else on Earth. They need to rose. They should wear two suits. They're going to be wearing him down the back soon anyway, The skill with those guys is to not Crack and emotion. The only emotion acceptable is gushing tears, which on cue happened today. So Kim Jong un gave about 20 minutes speech before, he said, Unleash the amazing parade in Korea. So thing one nobody and there were about 100 luminaries, etcetera on the viewing, Stan. Nobody wearing a mask. Oh, and they were shoulder to shoulder on in the front row. Kim Jong un was flanked. Shoulder shoulder by his generals and then behind him in several rose not to. But as they say in certain military services were other senior ranking guys. No masks. No masks. And so, um, you'll you'll recall back and if we're playing Ah, the memory game. One. Canary in the coal mine for me early in January was when news came that North Korea Shut down the border with China. Just slapped it down. And the guards as we found out a couple weeks ago are literally on shoot to kill orders. And that means anybody coming in from China across the Yalu River or up in the northern border. I mean the North East border. Thea the river there forgot they are shooting to kill anyone who comes across the border. And here's the reason that was significant back in January. For North Korea that is their doorway to luxury Western goods. That is how smugglers come in from southern China. With luxury goods for the black market in North Korea. They bribe the border guards. Well, the four K TV the bribe the Border Guard Brigade commander, You know that Z is corrupt as hell. Um So that was shut down. The North Koreans who have experience with famine. And what happens right after famine? Well, it's your your pestilence when when horsemen number one shows up Horsemen Number two is right behind him. And the North Koreans know this. They live far more closely to the earth than we do. They are no strangers to epidemics, most of themselves generated So when they shut down that border and said, We don't need that money, because if we live, leave that border open that China Batsuit virus is going to get in here and the way we live is going to kill all of us. And so they shut down the border. So I's the proof of the pudding. I don't know, but I was looking at Thousands. Tens of thousands of people in close formation in the parade. Nobody with a mask on upon the the the dais. Nobody with a mask on Now is the joke on them. And they all come down with a vivid next week and have them die or whatever I'm going to say no, I'm going to tell you that, like my story about Yugoslavia in 90, you know, I've told the story ad nauseum about how Tito defeated a smallpox outbreak. In Yugoslavia. He did it with dictatorial powers. It's just that there was no time when the emergency was over. When the small pox epidemic was defeated. He was still the dictator. We, you know, Jury's out on Gavin Newsom. So anyway, the my Fitbit says, I did 10,000 steps today just by clapping that alright, we'll take a break and we'll talk more about my Fitbit online here a YouTube and on sheep yourself dot com. But it would appear that North Korea was revealing several things today. One of them is maybe It's a gigantic You know, movie set, Or maybe they have not been ravished by the Kobe will be backward. If this dark secret place gave I am C 40 live everywhere, and I heard radio at Cloud. That's The Phantom with the news..
Early morning military parade held in North Korea for anniversary of ruling party
"Held a bit of a party, the 75th anniversary of the KP W, the Korean Workers Party or Communist Party of North Korea. And the Kim Jong UN used it as an opportunity to Unveil some, frankly, a surprising weapons systems, everything from a new, larger ICBM that has, as of this early this morning never been seen before. And there wasn't just one trembling down the parade way. There were several in a row. Right down to some small arms, then we didn't know the North Koreans. Had now not granted. You know, this isn't the entire North Korean army. But it's a thousands and thousands of troops representing the North Korean naval Infantry, which is they're Marines. Army border guards the whole thing off some first impressions and I'll send a link out to the unedited Fourcade 2.5 hour stream. But it's given us some insight into whether or not Corona has actually hit mirth Korea or not so thing one. Kim Jong UN is wearing a Western style suit and to be totally honest, he looks like he's lost weight. The reasoning behind that is because nobody would survive the encounter. If they came to him and said We're going to put you in a corset for 2.5 hours. Hear me out. We're gonna put you on a course it for 2.5 hours. Make you look thinner. Even his sister probably wouldn't wouldn't be down with that. It really looks like legit. He lost weight, which might give credence to did he have the cove ID four months ago or one of the five times this year he's been declared dead. Maybe there was some sickness. Besides the obvious thing, which is that he is a mother, love and fat ass on DH, the fattest man in North Korea. And I don't think That's even a debate and sew up there on the dais and the viewing stand. Of course, he had rows and rows and rows of the stone faced upper ranks of the North Korean People's Army. These are the guys in the khaki uniforms with the rose of medals. Festooning their uniform from their collarbone to their scrotum on the left side and the right side there, just so out there so awesome that they don't just wear one row one set of ribbons on there. Left chest. No, no, no, no. There that much better than everyone else on Earth. They need to rose. They should wear two suits. They're going to be wearing him down the back soon anyway, The skill with those guys is to not Crack and emotion. The only emotion acceptable is gushing tears, which on cue happened today. So Kim Jong un gave about 20 minutes speech before, he said, Unleash the amazing parade in Korea. So thing one nobody and there were about 100 luminaries, etcetera on the viewing, Stan. Nobody wearing a mask. Oh, and they were shoulder to shoulder on in the front row. Kim Jong un was flanked. Shoulder shoulder by his generals and then behind him in several rose not to. But as they say in certain military services were other senior ranking guys. No masks. No
"korean people army" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Why would I play you that specific slice of unbelievable made for TV cheese. Could I afford it? Because that was the number one song in America on February 11 1967. And that was the day the police raided Keith Richards, Redman's home, setting off a series of events that threatened to destroy the ascendant careers of London's most dangerous man on this special two part episode. Drugged out Royals East end Gangsters Crooked cops swinging London Rolling stones. I'm Jake Brennan. This spaceland Prisoner appeared out of D Block Carter window. It was a long way down a 20 ft drop. If you fell, his ankles could handle it. They handled worse Korea before that. Germany's invasion of Amsterdam during the second World War That was he and his Dutch cousins showed up at the border on their bicycles to confront the invading Germans. Germans showed mercy and a sense of humor. Rather than killing them on, say Dutch were thoroughly outmanned and outgunned. The Germans took some his prisoners of war, let others go and track their moves to learn more about the Dutch resistance. May, of course, confiscated their bicycles, melted them down and then use the bike materials to make new bombs, which they later use to bomb Rotterdam with Sick bastards. Hitler's men that was where he started to turn toward communism. His cousin, the marks is made a lot of sense. Hitler. The allies. Two sides of the same imperial coin seeds were planted in Amsterdam during World War two and they fully bloom during the Korean conflict. By then, the prisoner was an M I six officer stationed in Seoul Korean People's Army invaded South took a prisoner locked him up and gave him all the time he needed to finish up those Karl Marx readings. Soon the KGB flipped him and put him to work. Spy West. It was a fine arrangement into the Polish defector ratted him out to British authorities. The judge gave him 42 years in prison Wormwood scrubs with its notorious rodent infestation and hard timers. Prisoner thought about his past how we got here while contemplating his prison. Mamie's ankles, Amsterdam, Korea. Those imprisonments were nothing compared to this 42 years. He wasn't gonna die in that he was gonna bust out 20 ft. That's how far down it Wass if you were to slip while scaling down the side of the prison second story. His ankles would need to withstand the impact because, after getting down the side of the prison to the yard, there was a spring to the wall. His heart raced home of prison, enjoying daily lot of free time filled with walls of the old jail soundtrack from that picture show, let out of the common Screws barked in means grab no more thinking five free time on the block. Now he bashed his elbow through the prison car window, coughing loudly at the exact same time obscure the sound of breaking glass. He pushed out the remaining glass from the window frame, hoisted himself up and squeezed himself headfirst out onto the concrete lip with the exterior wall. There. He collected himself and slid down the wall before falling remaining 10 ft to the ground landing unscathed intact. He sprang to his V in sprint in the 50 years, so yards the prison wall. It was the longest run of his life. It was quiet on the yard, No guards barking no prisoners, boasting just the sound of his heart racing in his own labored breath, struggling to meet the demands of his exploding lungs. He was closing in on the wall. It was coming up fast. If his man on the outside was worth half a yard birds the rope ladder would be hung ready for his ascent. And.
"korean people army" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Sick bastards. Hitler's men that was where he started to turn toward communism. His cousin, the Marxist made a lot of sense. Hitler. The allies. Two sides of the same imperialist coin seeds were planted in Amsterdam during World War two and they fully bloom during the Korean conflict. By then, the prisoner was an M I six officer stationed in Seoul Korean People's Army invaded South took a prisoner locked him up and gave him all the time he needed to finish up those Karl Marx readings. Soon the KGB flipped him and put him to work. Spy on West. It was a fine arrangement into the Polish defector ratted him out to British authorities. The judge gave him 42 years in prison. Wormwood scrubs with its notorious rodent infestation in hard timers. Prisoner thought about his past how we got here while contemplating his present Mamie's angles, Amsterdam, Korea. Those imprisonments were nothing compared to this 42 years. He wasn't gonna die and that he was gonna bust out 20 ft. That's how far down it Wass. If you were to slip while scaling down the side of the prison second story, his ankles would need to withstand the impact because after getting down the side of the prison to the yard It was a sprint to the wall. His heart raced home of prisons joined a daily lot of free, time filled walls. The old jail soundtrack from that picture show let out of the common Screws barked in these grab last. No more thinking five free time on the block times. Now he bashed his elbow through the prison car window, coughing loudly the exact same time obscure the sound of breaking glass. He pushed out the remaining glass from the window frame, hoisted himself up and squeezed himself headfirst out onto the concrete lip of the exterior wall. There. He collected himself and slipped down the top of the wall before falling to the ground landing unscathed. He sprang to his feet in sprint in the 50 or so yards the prison wall. It was the longest run of his life. It was quiet on the yard, No guards barking.
"korean people army" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"With Sick bastards. Hitler's men. That was where we started to turn toward communism. His cousin, the Marxist made a lot of sense. Hitler, the allies two sides of the same period. This coin seeds were planted in Amsterdam during World War two and they fully bloom during the Korean conflict. By then, the prisoner was an M I six officer stationed in Seoul Korean People's Army invaded South took a prisoner locked him up and gave him all the time he needed to finish up those Karl Marx readings. Soon the KGB flipped him and put him to work. Spy West. It was a fine arrangement into the Polish defector ratted him out to British authorities. The judge gave him 42 years in prison Wormwood scrubs with its notorious rodent infestation and hard timers. Prisoner thought about his past how we got here while contemplating his present Mamie's ankles. Amsterdam, Korea. Those imprisonments were nothing compared to this 42 years. He wasn't gonna die in that he was gonna bust out. 20 feet. That's how far down it wass. If you were to slip while scaling down the side of the prison second story, his ankles would need to withstand impact because, after getting down the side of the prison to the yard, there was a sprint to the wall. His heart raced home of prisoners, enjoying their daily lot of free time filled the walls of the old jail soundtrack from that night's picture show, let out of the common Screws barked in means grab no more thinking five free time on the block times. Now he bashed his elbow through the prison car window, coughing loudly at the exact same time obscure the sound of breaking glass. He pushed out the remaining glass from the window frame, hoisted himself up and squeezed himself headfirst out onto the concrete little the exterior wall. There. He collected himself and slipped down the top of the wall before falling 10 feet to the ground landing unscathed. He sprang to his V in sprint in the 50 years so yards is the prison wall. It was the longest run of his life. It was quiet on the yard. No guards barking no prisoners, boasting just the sound of his heart racing in his own labored breath, struggling to meet the demands of his exploding lungs. He was closing in on the wall. It was coming up fast. If his man on the outside was worth half a yard birds the rope ladder would be home ready.
"korean people army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Claiming no human that come out of the U. S military has had more than 40,000 cases of cove in 19 That's roughly on par with the entire country of Japan. And way more than other countries with big U. S bases such as South Korea, people in Japan or South Korea. They watch TV and think, Does the U. S government have any idea what it's doing? Most people seem to be the kind of shocked and surprised. That's Daniel Pinkston, formerly in the U. S. Air Force, Now a professor with Troy University. He's based in South Korea, teaching US and Korean military officers. The incompetence ineptitude, the massive cascading failures that we've been watching from afar. I think it raises questions in people's minds about competence in other areas. That's the other part of this. Many people in Japan and South Korea also don't want the U. S military to be too sick to fight because the US is supposed to help protect them. People see this responsive with the pen I make and people might be saying, what's next? What other problem might catch the US flat footed And the military doesn't want to see him on prepared, especially when it comes to going to war. And that's one thing that really gets US troops moving around the world Games like this mock invasion held in South Korea. During the pandemic, US joint exercises have been cancelled in some places like the Philippines and Israel. But they've gone ahead in other places like the United Arab Emirates and South Korea. Foreign troops have even gone to the U. S for training and brought the virus back home. That happened to nine Thai soldiers who got infected in Hawaii. So why he training for war in a pendant? Well, Pinkston says commanders really hate canceling these exercises, not training, not having exercise is kind of like sending your team to the Olympics or to the World Cup without practicing except with the military. For the military. The stakes are much higher. There is a fear in the military that scrapping wargames makes you look weak. In that rivals such as North Korea will be looking for ways to somehow take advantage of that if I want advisor for the the general staff for the Korean People's Army, knows working Pyongyang That would be one of my objectives. The good news is in the military. It is much harder to throw tantrums and not wear masks and refused to quarantine. You gotta follow orders. Problems come when U. S soldiers leave base and have beach parties running around with no masks partying like they're in California or Florida. On July 4th that happened in Bhutan, a coastal city in South Korea. US. Soldiers were partying so hard that it was a scandal covered on the news. You had.
"korean people army" Discussed on PRI's The World
"That's the other part of this many people in Japan and South Korea also don't want the US military to be too sick to fight because the US is supposed to help protect them people see this response with the pen and people might be seeing what's next? What other problem might catch the US flat-footed and the military doesn't seem unprepared especially when it comes to going to war and that's one thing that really gets US troops moving around the world. Wargames like this mock invasion held in South Korea. During the pandemic US joint exercises have been canceled in some places like the Philippines and Israel, but they've gone ahead and other places like the United Arab Emirates and south. Korea foreign troops have even gone to the US for training and brought the virus back home that happened to nine Thai soldiers who got infected in Hawaii. So why keep training for war in pandemic will Pinkston says commanders really hate cancelling these exercises not training not having exercises kind of like sending your team to the Olympics or to the World Cup without practicing except for the military for the military the stakes are. Much, higher, there is a fear in the military that scrapping wargames makes you look weak and that rivals such as North Korea will be looking for ways to somehow take advantage of that if I weren't adviser for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army and as working on young, that would be one of my objectives. The good news is in the military. It is much harder to throw tantrums and not wear masks and refuse to quarantine. You got to follow orders problems come when US soldiers leave base and have beach parties running around with no masks partying like there in California or Florida. On July fourth that happened in Busan a coastal city in South Korea US soldiers were partying so hard that it was a scandal covered on the news you hadn't been. Honestly. To. Issue on the. US military apologized Pinkston says, they're now doing a pretty good job and it's not conclusive that there have been any huge covert nineteen outbreaks spread to civilians by US soldiers overseas but just their mere presence can cause drama in Okinawa. There's a new flare-up of roughly four hundred cases and more than half happened to be US troops and that has thrown the island into an official state of emergency. the World I'm Patrick, win. Coming up a solution to climate change in Ireland, take him to court you're listening to the world. I'm Marco Werman you're listening to the world. Send climate change to courts across the globe activists are suing their governments to get them to more aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions. We're going to look at one recent case in this week's the big vicks. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. Can we turn this around? You have no other option the only option. We do now. And in the next two year. Profoundly. Affect. The next. Few thousand years. Earlier this month activists in Ireland. One Supreme Court case claiming their country was not living up to its climate change commitments Ireland isn't alone the case there as we hear from the world's Anna customer fits into a wider coordinated movement. Environmental activists colluded daily had been closely following the court case for three years when it ended for her in an unexpected place and we June dan from my kitchen, they was like nothing I've ever experienced. He watched the decision be announced on a little live stream on her laptop and to just hear one judge after the next say I. Agree I agree I. Agree I agree. was. Absolutely incredible daily is a member of Friends of the Irish environment which sued the Irish government back in two thousand seventeen. The group argued that Ireland's national climate plan broke the law because it wasn't ambitious enough to meet the country's target of cutting emissions eighty percent by twenty fifty the judges agreed unanimously on the case which is known as climate case Ireland I. Think for me most powerful elements of climate as island is reshaping the question of responsibility for the climate. Crisis Ireland has the third highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the EU and daily says for a long time the.
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"News on WTMJ but a switch gears here gets an update on what's happening in North Korea their dictator Kim Jong hoon has not been seen in quite some time lots of rumors swirling around about what may be happening or may not be happening with the reclusive dictator Gordan Chang you can find it Gordon G. Chang on Twitter is a profound and renowned author and reporter and I spoke to him about the situation in North Korea earlier you have more expertise in this area than the rest of us a lot of confusion is he still alive was there a heart procedures he running from corona virus what is your take and perception on what's likely to be happening with Kim Jong moon there is a lot that we do not know but the things that are out in the open right now is that he didn't miss a day of the sun celebration on April fifteenth the most important day in the north Korean calendar which commemorates the birth of Kim il sung the regime founder and Kim jong-un's grandfather he was also a no show on Saturday for celebrations marking the anniversary eighty eighth anniversary of the founding of the Korean people's army so that's unusual there are all sorts of rumors it could be nothing as serious as this is trying to avoid coronavirus but on the other hand there have been a lot of rumors but the more serious end of the spectrum and I tend to believe that it is more serious than most people think but at this point we're just going to have to find out do you believe that high ranking sources in the state department or in our government know more about his health and how he's doing that they're letting us know or are they likely as in the dark as the rest of us I think they know more but I don't know if they know for sure I'm sure they're talking to south Korean sources and perhaps China as well but the question is whether South Korea and China no so at this point I think there's only a few people who actually do know most of those people are in North Korea would it be good or bad for the United States if there were regime change and he were no longer in power well that's a great question and the answer is it depends if there is chaos it's good for nobody because we don't know who'll controlled north Korea's weapons of mass destruction including its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles alternately it's important for the United States to see North Korea transition to a more liberal form of government move away from the totalitarianism of the Kim regime that's a long term project the reason why it's important for us is because North Korea has really become a tool of the very hostile and aggressive China and so therefore it's another one of those weapons at Beijing wields president trump is trying to sort of winning the north Koreans away from Beijing but not with a terrible amount of success we're talking to author Gordon Chang and W. T. M. J. Mister Chang knowing what you know about North Korea what do you believe the status of corona viruses inside their borders inside their nation and none of us seem to really have any idea what true numbers or the situation might look like we don't have her number but we can guess that it has actually ravaged North Korea remember north Korea's right next to China for weeks and weeks there was a lot of travel across the China North Korea border both official and unofficial I'm sure that people carry the corona virus into the north also the north doesn't have a very well developed public health system so I don't think it was really a stage where it could actually manage the outbreak you know the number of people who don't believe that documents had cardiac surgery I believe that he simply just got corona virus or is just trying to quarantine themselves so he doesn't get it and that's not an unreasonable view but they said we just won't know for quite sometime is he a paranoid individual yeah and he probably has good reason to be paranoid it's a brutal regime Kim killed perhaps as many five hundred senior regime figures to consolidate his power after he took over in December two thousand eleven on the death of his father that creates enemies and even with the best of times Kim ruler is in an insecure position so yes he's paranoid with good reason that is Gordon C. Chang author on in North Korea it is three thirty eight at W. T. M. J. so parts of California set to defy the order and re opened some businesses will be live on the ground in Los Angeles up next look health is a big concern for all of us one of the best ways.
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"Here until and heads up our number three a deep dive into operation eagle claw C. fortieth anniversary of the disastrous U. S. mission to free hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran what the hell went wrong we'll get into a what is this see the heavenly choirs and singing Kim Jong on the mount to the holy place only birthplace where according to legend his grandfather Kim il sung strong mind you sprung I'm not paid to is the holiest place in career firsts south Koreans and restaurants are all Koreans amount paid to is a legendary a mystical place and it only fits in in when you're overlaying communism onto an ancient feudal society like Korea was in nineteen forty five and nineteen forty nine and and and syrup it helps if you sprung from holy lineage and so the legend of Kim il sung who for the record was eighty political officer in the Red Army in World War two why wouldn't he be was born in a logging camp in Siberia but logging camp holy mountain you know whatever tomato tomato and so the legend that he was of holy lineage is what gave his son Kim Jong il legitimacy to rule because I mean if if you have made your life the horrible day to day routine of the north Korean people's army and and and and you follow people who are your real leaders and you're eating dried vegetables and rice twice a day and and your body mass index is zero but who would follow Kim Jong il with a gigantic glasses in giant head on a little stick and then then he annoyance his son Kim Jong un who won the first hit the world stage was already a short little fatty he was already a guy who looked like he had the drunk deeply from the cab of life if you know what I'm saying and for people who went to high school with them in Switzerland at the private school or the the kims attended they said well the guy like his Hennessy and he likes his MBA do you like this video games any luck to sitting around surfing porn and being Hennessy drinking NBA fan masturbator so there's that so not a big surprise the thirty six with nobody telling him not to do it that that he is in a miss is as a parent mmhm risk of serious heart disease complicated by diabetes to benefit diabetes type two and yes by the age of thirty six you can get there I mean look at him are you the estimate so that is five seven three hundred pounds so you're already starting life on on the bad foot but he is a inveterate chain smoker never does he not have a cigarette in his mouth plus he loves the booze and and and the whole thing so anyway you you'll have no right to be surprised if if in fact he is that the word is that if you put a few weeks ago because I understand he missed the birthday of his grandfather he missed Kim il sung's birthday that is a no miss holiday nobody misses that you if you watch it on TV you don't leave the factory you're standing on the floor the factory watching the parade nobody but nobody Mrs Kim il sung's birthday well Kim Jong un death so the the word is that it was a serious episode that he needed a stent put in his heart in that little mash to open up the A. order or some other part of the heart and then it went bad and and he's been on death's door ever since or that he's actually corrupt now there Reuters is reporting the Chinese are confirming this China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise a north Korean leader Kim Jong un according to three people familiar with the situation who by the way were were sent out to to confirm this the trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the north Korean leader well it doesn't say whether or not a mortician was anyway part of that detachment so that's that's all we know the personalities behind in the one of the other some of the the weight that that we've known in the past that a leader has passed away well as a couple ways one is watching the actual north Korean media they have a channel and just like the old Soviet Union they give they telegraphed their punches when they have bad news coming they will set up the audience so the audience knows they're not doing that yet so that's kind of a big deal there's other ways that you can tell and I will talk about those both what is trying to do with the South Korea do and and and alternately let's say there's a scenario where Kim Jong un corrupt who takes over and what difference does it make we'll get all that all right if this it is the dark secret place branches in here till eleven KFI am six forty live everywhere on the I heart radio up Michael should pay within brother he is watching big oil off the coast of LA that's the sound of the U..
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"Search legally speaking Saturday morning update seven thirty seven AM recall we're joined by lieutenant colonel Tony Schaffer he is the author of operation dark cars president of the London center for policy research Tony good morning what we're gonna be autocratic lots going on first on North Korea threatening to call off the nuclear reservation this week Kim Jong un firing off two more missiles late Friday what does this mean is this indicative that he's got Nancy and wants to sit on a make a deal or is he backing off the whole thing this is typical of the north Koreans especially on the no matter what they do they want attention and so whenever you think that whatever they think that the world is not paying sufficient attention to the great leader they're going to do something provocative the level of prep provocation is based on before they think they are in the scale of lack of of of press so in this case the just short range missiles you know this isn't the the larger vessels they were trying to develop this wasn't a nuclear test this is simply I think them kinda saying Hey pay attention to me plus you know we are discussing because we are putting pressure on we agreed to continue to keep pressure on service of military exercises with the south Koreans so they're clearly not happy about that but again this this is you know not not something that that anybody should be worried about for as far as I'm concerned you know the president keeps working on his relationship with Kim Jong un generally gives him a pass whenever these things go down and I I I think the president's strategy is to try and build up his trust but the perception that Kim Jong un would have all of those military exercises you know we figure it's routine it's probably not that big of a deal is something they do every year but what is the perception to him is that is a part of of his hesitation is the possible mistrust because it's a lot worse to him than it might look to us this is his general domain we talked a number of times since we began talking about this last couple years there's a step down process with kind of a play you know you've had a society to includes military completely committed to the idea that United States is evil that South Korea is will planning to obey them and the it's a completely misguided but north Korean centric perception of the world the the the introduction of Donald Trump at the DMZ going into North Korea kind of really upset that the perception part of apple's they they there's only so many ways they can explain that and clearly there's a peace process are going at the north Korean people have to be aware of by now inadequately jungles but I think part of this Rick is you have to give his military status that the Korean people's army some level of Chyna and I'm gonna say this is is that it's theirs is it art please I guess I have to have breathing or of the kind of let them kind of figure out for themselves you're just not you're not gonna stop train going out you know sixty miles an hour and thirty feet so I think part of this is there is there's a lot of walking down the ladder trying to be escalated situation so again I don't I don't think it's a great site but I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as it could be regarding provocation of making their use of major major weapons systems so president trump recently pulled us out of a treaty with Russia right we had a cruise missile test last week and in the wake of the test China and Russia cold for you in security council meeting over the U. S. missile test now that's a switch and they should you know what the heck we could highlight the the the the Russian violations of the treaty one more time that was results of they're abandoning that agreement many of you may remember the I. in after he was the first major between United States and Russia back during the Cold War this is about eighty it was the coach here today six my friend but the car was former excreted by the president Reagan was the one of the biggest theaters and this also resulted in the elimination of a whole class of nuclear weapons from the battlefield these are the intermediate range these are you know between three to five hundred mile range weapons very much focused on tactical targets this could shoot for example say from Germany and the Poland back with all of this part of the Warsaw Pact with that the and they're very hard to check these things fly really low near the speed of sound and they are hard to pick out so that we've reintroduced this battle most of the battlefield tomahawk you may remember when you're a kid and I was a kid the in our twenties stop tomahawk missiles were worth what was talked about being eliminated that this is what was fired and the Russia that the the Russians are all fired up because you know they feel that that they should have been able to keep us kind of tied to the tree and Chinese clearly are very worried about it because you know that while they were the very what they're one of the reasons we we introduce this battle system that the to the to the battle space is because the Chinese were not tied to the tree and have developed their own type of weapon in the states so that's why you're seeing this aggressive reduction of this weapon system into our inventory publicly and yeah it's just basically saying we're we're going to be able to use this weapon if you if you do anything aggressive that requires us to do it so president Putin had ordered a quote on quote symmetrical response to our missile test what would that look like what is that mean well that that's the the I think it twice so that they can mean a number of kind of US war no it's symmetrical but other than that yeah so look at the Russians have any tradition of looking at options that would not necessarily be linked one for one to one of that Russians are masters of deception they've developed or are developing as we have a knowledge of the new and the class of weapons systems of anything to connect what Connecticut argue weapons some of the things we talked about I think it was last week Rick this whole Decatur the classic nuclear weapons with the idea of having a nuclear generator applying these things around the can't be detected the writings of never stop developing their systems improvement the ticket has been trying to re introduce the concept of Russia being sexiest super power on par with the Soviet so whatever he said something like that we have to look at it his perspective he is this is something he doesn't like because it does diminish his his in you know kind of prestige it's something that clearly they don't like by the fact that that this gives us another capability against them should we have to go to war and stuff thanks and frankly you know the Russians are going to do what they can to continue to trouble us globally and that it's just something that he does stand we accept as the price of doing business is that what this is part of the of the process so this week Iran unveiled a long range missile defense system right how effective would you say that might be against the U. S. missiles or do we know yet what speaking of Russia Russia has been a a big partner with Iran trying to help them develop some of this and we do recognize that the Russians are never going to give the Iranians their best technology but it's going pretty good and within the context of that this system the probably would be able to defeat a a wide range of conventional capabilities I think it's that's something that we would be challenged by regarding getting aircraft in and out with that said I think the United States has developed a very effective military approach combat approach to being able to either avoid detection or take the systems out remember during the call for one to one of the things we did first was to eliminate the the anti entire defenses of of Iraq I don't think we've been a band that that philosophy militarily and I think we could do it again so god forbid if we ever do decide to do a military strike I think it would be a challenge but not something that will stop this lieutenant colonel Tony Schaffer as always thank you so much for joining us you betcha seven forty seven Saturday morning update WMAL time for a check of the traffic.
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"Thirty two will have we'll have some I no one coming up in just a few moments but let us turn our attention to Burke not birthdays but on this day in history July eighteenth two thousand nineteen that's where we are now let's talk about what has happened on this date in history of the state in sixty four eighty sixty four the great fire of Rome begins under the emperor Nero on this date we'll go we'll skip a millennium how bout that will go up to the eighteen hundreds on this date in eighteen fifty three it is the completion of the grand trunk line it's a train that begins running over the first north American rail road between Portland Maine the main is for me to say and Montreal in Canada on this date in eighteen sixty four president Abraham Lincoln asked for half a million volunteers for military service on July eighteenth in nineteen twenty five Adolf Hitler publishes mine cough the original title was four and a half years of struggle against Liza stupidity and cowardice but he published what eventually would be called mind comp which translated from German to English is my struggle back in nineteen twenty five on this date in history in nineteen sixty eight we wind Ford the Intel corporation is founded in Santa Clara California yeah on this date in nineteen eighty Billy Joel's glass houses album topped the U. S. charts featuring the catchy tune it's still rock and roll to me on this date in nineteen eighty on July eighteenth nineteen eighty four Walter Mondale went the Democratic Party presidential nomination in San Francisco we would be the last one that he would have as a presidential candidate and then a couple of other items of note on this date in nineteen ninety nine former Memphis chicks picture and then at New York Yankees pitcher David cone becomes the fifteenth pitcher in baseball history to throw a perfect game six to zero against the Montreal Expos and finally on this date in two thousand twelve little rocket man Kim Jonathan is freshly appointed supreme leader of North Korea and given the rank of marshal in the Korean people's army and there you have it on this date in history July the eight teams and by the way Happy Birthday to head coach penny Hardaway mens basketball coach the university Memphis turns forty seven today make sure you go over to Twitter too at I am one cent and wish him a very Happy Birthday and of course go Tigers go wished shura I am looking forward to basketball season in the coming months as they have the top recruiting class in the country top local story by the way in Carterville an officer involved shooting there as overnight carvel police were making a se A. S. they stop they saw a group of people gathering ons and what what was I guess alleged to have been some sort of a drug transaction possibly the police officers walk up to speak to the group one person flees on foot police give chase down into a field the person the fleas turns fires a gun at officers officer for officers at least one officer fires back striking the suspect that suspect is now at regional one Medical Center and the officer a there was one officer that receive some minor injuries was tended to the same there placed on administrative leave per carvel police department policy but that happened over at south by area at Winchester late in the evening and that was some news that to happen over night so why some crazy things going on will keep you up to date on that of course as we find out more I'm sure the investigation now just in its infancy all the program now joining us from London we say good morning to Simon when Simon very good morning to you how are you morning drive out thanks well the US is alleging that that Russia is not being diplomatic right now when it comes to the children of diplomats what's going on yes and rusher is making the same charge in the opposite direction they said it had to speak to a that a school called the Anglo American school in Moscow which was seven setup in nineteen forty nine and it say the scene by the US embassy in Moscow plus the British embassy in Moscow in the Canadian embassy in Moscow and I have about eleven hundred people they come from not just those three countries but over sixty countries and some of them are the children of of wealthy Russians as well but it's an English language school and then one of its central purpose it is to be a place for the children of diplomats to be educated when they diplomats are posted to Russia and the school has disclosed that it's run into some trouble getting teachers and into the country in the US ambassador in Moscow says that Russia has failed to issue visas thirty ni teaches you where at due to arrive next month to work at this school now both sides are saying that this is a political dispute the ambassador in Moscow Jon huntsman said that children should not be used as pawns in diplomatic dispute Russia for its part is seven leveling a similar allegation saying that the US started a kind of visa wool two years ago and has done something similar to Russian teachers and as a result Russia is taking retaliates reaction any idea I guess it I guess it varies on the length of employment but I would suspect that that those kids are educated over there for maybe a year a semester maybe a few years at a time and I guess logistically for these kids this could truly disrupt their educational experience in and lose out on moving I guess what would be here in the states called moving to the next grade and graduating in a timely fashion well I mean they they will find a school for them but it it just may not be very convenient it actually could be a place where they they they are educated for years depending on the posting and the job of the the diplomats soul or whoever else is sending that kids that but but this the ambassador is said that this could impact the number of people to school is able to take it now in some ways that bad news for the United States because you know American diplomats have to be careful and have to have the opportunity to put the kids in a decent and recently accessible school and they may have to now sentence a boarding school or whatever else at the same time though it there is a bank there is a risk that back far into the Russians because it's also a popular this place with a number of wealthy the foreign and business executives who who are doing business in Russia and if they are now looking at this and getting well they're going to limit people numbers potentially I would be able to get my kids in that that's gonna deter potentially some business investment in Russia and Russia does not want to see that happening so Russia's offer the olive branch it says the US did the same thing with that Russian teachers that it wanted to put in a in a diplomatic school that in most in Washington and so the Russians are saying if the US backs down will back down to if not hopefully this in sooner rather than later there are much bigger issues to contend with I I would suspect Simon thank you for joining us this morning on Memphis morning news have a great rest your week always great to talk to you thanks a lot all right there's our pal Simon from our London bureau we spare no expense your Memphis morning news coming up we'll have been Ferguson joining us in a in a few moments on the show eighty degrees right now the heat index is eighty six looks like we're gonna get up to a heat index close to one hundred five today there's gonna be a heat and visor again top story a an officer involved shooting in Collierville after chase is given to someone who flees the police when being hailed down I guess is a day there was a group and the police held them down one person flees turns fires at officers officer fires at least one officer fires back and the suspect is a regional one medical and the officer or it will one officer we don't know if it's that officer but one officers is it was tended to on the scene with minor injuries and I'm just placed on administrative leave her policy of the city of via car your veil coming up we've got banned and we talked with Heidi Schaefer little bit earlier this hour we talked a little bit about the joint press conference yesterday with the mayor the Tennessee highway patrol and other dignitaries we just touched on that briefly with Heidi hopefully we'll get to go more in depth with Ben.
"korean people army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So he had a very unusual and dysfunctional upbringing. He didn't go to school. He had private tutors, who came to the house. He didn't have any friends. He didn't play with other local children. He just had his brother and his sister to play. With their so he had a very strange childhood, where he grew up believing that he was very, very special princeling and at the time when other people in his country were starving to death literally and, you know, struggling to survive, he lived a life of salute decadence where they were fade imported food, French, pastries, and salmon broadened from overseas. And he had LEGO and all sorts of Nintendo kind of toys at that time. So he had a very unusual upbringing in North Korea. Right. And he lived in Switzerland for a few years going to school. You talk to people who knew him there. What did they say about them? That's right when he was twelve years old. He joined his older brother in Switzerland and the capital of where has brother had been living with his maternal aunt, and uncle, and first of all he enrolled and an English language private school. He spent two years, there learning English learning in English. And then he transferred to a local German language school in his neighborhood. So when I Wayne visited the apartment where he lived in to the very often Inari apartment complex. And, you know, a suburb of that there's nothing special about it. And he went to a school that was at the public school very close to his apartment where he basically had three or four friends, all the children of immigrants. He hung out with them and kind of kept to himself, people at that time, said that he was quite reserved. He had did have trouble communicating with them because of language difficulties, but even once he became conversant in German. He was still quite kind of shy and had different. He communicating. But his one great passion was basketball, so every day after school he would head down to the high school courts there, and he would shoot hopes and play with other local kids, they didn't care who he was. They thought that he was Thai, actually because the Thai embassy was close to that high school. So there he was just able to be kind of relatively normal kid, except for the fact that there were adults. You know, Koreans who sat there in dictators keeping score and being excessively complimentary whenever he did. Well, it's fascinating to think about the impact on a kid of learning at a very early age that he is the anointed one you described his eighth birthday party. What was that, like, that's right for his eighth birthday party? He was presented with a little general's uniform, an olive green uniform with gold buttons, and epaulettes and things. And he was told that he would be the successor of his father, so at this birthday party, which was attended by the fficials actually real generals from the Korean People's Army. You know they were doing to him. And the generals was saluting him and treating him as if he would be the to his father one day, and his aunt who was present at birth. They've. Party told me that from that point on it was impossible for him to act like normal child, that he was head, the sense of entitlement and was treated in this very phoning ways. So he grew up expecting, you know to be able to give commands there's this lovely little detail you have about going bass fishing boat. I guess with his father and you got to know the shift Fujimoto believe was the name of this guy who spent years with the family when he would catch a fish Kim Jong UN would what he would hold the fish and say, hey, look what I caught. That's right..
"korean people army" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"North Korean publications yesterday, showed Kim Jong toll sitting five seats away from Kim Jong Hoon in the same row along with some other top officials during a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers. Can you imagine having to sit through that? Yeah. What can you imagine being the lives? None of them there voluntarily performing for their husbands, but it's literally a talent show by by the wives of the guys in the army. It's like a big sale. A report by the Korean Central News agency, named Kim, Joo young toll among. The attendees of the event, and of course, it talked about how impressive it was. He was the top nuclear negotiator and the counterpart of my Pompeyo during those talks during the talks that they had. And that was that failed meeting between the two of them. There were also we heard that the, the translator what got one word wrong, and he was supposedly one of the ones executed. Now we have not seen anyone else. No, no reports of anyone else. But the, the paper, the official paper reported that ever that senior envoy, Kim Yuk chill, who was also involved was executed with four other officials. So it seems as if the official newspaper, this is excuse me to South Korean newspaper that is saying that they had been four executed and Kim Young chill was sentenced to hard labor so that South Korean newspaper story may be wrong. But we've now supposedly seen him I guess, but then it's the North Korean news agency, that's telling us that it's wrong. I who knows what to believe. This is all like. Here's the thing we have to get a house. We don't know how old that picture is. Yes. Right. That they put out there or they could have dragged him out of hard labor. Put him in a suit and his thinking, yeah, they're going to take me out of here, and he has to sit there for a photo op, and then they sent him back. Yes, in so who knows exactly the North Korea's one giant mystery. And I'm glad that when we were going over that story in the first place for like oh yeah. That's the stipulation who knows if they're actually. Seven.
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"Defense of democracies. The inevitable return of muddling along in North Korea here to chat with us about what happened in Hanoi. David. How are you? Good. Thank you. Great to be here. Great to have you. So what did happen? I mean was this a good thing that Trump said, okay? We're not getting the deal we want. We're just gonna walk away. Or was this doomed from the beginning? Well, I think both I think it was a good thing that he walked away. But I think you know, we could consider this doomed from the beginning not because of anything that anyone in the United States did not because the President Trump, but because of Kim Jong and the nature of the Kim family regime, but it was really important for President Trump to get up and walk out and not to make a bad deal in that in that way. This was a success not a failure. What do we hope to gain? I mean, I I guess we hope to gain is it he's gonna D new, but I'm just sitting here. Let me play devil's advocate because your expert on this. If I'm Kim Jong Hoon, I'm going if I get rid of all my nukes, these people a they're never gonna talk to me again because they'd have no reason to I'm not going to have an American president coming to visit me and having summits because why would he and then be I run the risk of and from his standpoint these people over running my country and taking me over. So he's sitting there with nukes. Why would he want to give them up? Well, that that's a great question because nuclear weapons are key to his viable as you just really stated, but our position is if he makes the right to strategic decision to give up his nuclear weapons, we will help a brighter future. And of course, that brighter future means economic development, which means economic opening which also is a threat to the regime from the people living in the north. If they open up, it, it could change the dynamics because you know, he has to rule with an iron fist. He denies human rights in order to to remain in power. And so nuclear weapons are Keita's survival. But also, preventing any kind of of unrest. Among the people in the north is also Kita remaining in power. So you're right there really is little incentive unless he wants to change unless he wants to become a respectable member of the international community. I I frankly, I want that to happen. And I think we should try to make that happen. But I am very pessimistic that it would ever happen. Yeah. I'm with you. And it seems to me that the Donald Trump as a real estate developer is telling him. Look, you got great potential here. I mean, look at this coastline. We could do all sorts of stuff. I mean, we will bring investors and you make a lot of money that's going to have some appeal at some point because his country is really collapsing. As all communist regimes. Do mice thought is that he's been rattling his saber in us take attention off they're hungry stomachs. Yes. Except that he has also opened up an authorized some four hundred local markets, you know, since the arduous March the famine of nineteen ninety four to nineteen Ninety-seven, whereas many as three million people may have starved to death. One of the things that happened inside the north has been the development of markets, the black market the gray market and now some four hundred authorized markets, and what the he's really realized is that it takes capitalism to feed socialism. You know, they're the great Socialist Workers paradise their masters at propaganda and. You know, and getting their message out and in their ideology and manipulating their people. But their system has failed as you said, they're public distribution system. And so he has had to allow markets. Now those markets when they get out of control. They have got a crackdown. They had his father instituted a big currency crackdown in in two thousand ten which was really not well received. But you know, they have been gradually opening, but the fact is he makes more money from his elicit activities that are taking place around the world counterfeiting hundred dollar bills counterfeiting cigarettes. Counterfeiting Viagra selling methamphetamine trafficking methamphetamine around the world, he makes more money than he will likely make at least initially when when economic investment occurs. So there's really no way out of this maze. Is there? I mean, he's he's hooked on the illicit money. And he's. Unlikely to give it up. So we have nothing to offer him except the takeaways nukes. And that's the only thing that he thinks is keeping us in the South Koreans from invading his country and taking your from him. Right. And the other thing we should remember though, his strategy. He has a very deliberate strategy, the Kim family regime has for seventy years, which is focused on the south. He really needs the south to survive. And and what he is practicing is a form of subversion subverting the South Korean political system coercion extortion blackmail diplomacy. And potentially the use of force to reunify the peninsula under northern domination to ensure regime survival. He is playing the long time he's playing he's conducting a form of political warfare to try to unify the Korean peninsula through multiple means. And of course, the ultimate is the use of force. And a key part of what he's doing is to split the South Korean US alliance and get US forces off the peninsula because then he will be in a better position to use all of his lines of effort to achieve his objectives. So we have to look at how he negotiates in terms of the strategy that he is trying to execute. And and the end state he's trying to achieve. What is -actly? I mean does he does he wanna you wants to achieve? He wants to achieve unification under northern dominate. Survival. Yes. Absolutely. That is what he he really needs to to survive. We have to understand that. And recognize that it seems to me David at some point. I mean somebody's gonna just and take the guy out if this is it or do we just, you know, we're back to where we've been for the last sixty years ago, a stalemate, right? Well, and and of course, that's the problem when there are fourteen thousand artillery pieces, you know, along the DMZ when there's a one point two million man army fourth largest in the world that is postured for offensive operations. You know that threatened the twenty five million people in the greater Seoul Metropolitan area loan. You know, let alone the fifty million South Koreans in hundreds of thousands of Americans and other other. Nationalities. So, you know, there is a a shelf deterrence that, you know, occurs because if he is threatened he is likely to go to war, and and that war will be more deadly. You know, more blood and more treasury will be spilled than than during the the Korean war in nineteen fifty nineteen fifty three AM, you know, careers at the nexus of the second and third largest economies two nuclear powers China and Russia itself as the eighth to eleventh largest economy. So what happens on the Korean peninsula is going to affect the world the world economy, and and so we'll have you know, huge strategic effects at one thing to keep in mind, though, what deters Kim Jong Hoon from attacking the south is the presence of American forces. And we know that from one John the highest ranking North Korean defector in nineteen Ninety-seven when he defected. We asked him. Why haven't you attacked you spent all your resources on your military, and he says we can't win a war with the United States? And of course, the United States will use nuclear weapons, and so that is an effective deterrent until how do we get out of this? We don't want to invade. We. We don't want to do regime change. But we do wanna see unification under a United Republic of Korea. We want to see a secure stable, economically, vibrant, nonnuclear peninsula, unified under a liberal constitutional form of government determined by the Korean people and that is a United Republic of Korea. Not a North Korean Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Foundation for defense of democracies? Would you advocate invading or three at some point? And deposing this guy and taking over North Korea. No, I would not. And and the reason is is because I the the the twenty five million Koreans in the north. They could be called really a gorilla dynasty. Well, we would defeat the North Korean People's army the effects of that of the of the entire population that has really been indoctrinated with this ideology will make Iraq and Afghanistan pale in comparison, what really need to see is internal change inside North Korea. This is this is what must be done by South Korea by the United States. We've got a flood zone with information, and we see cracks in the system in the north. We see resistance, and we've got to encourage what we call the second tier leaders who have some power, but they're outside of the regime elite, and eventually someone will rise to power, and and and that is really the ideal way out. And ultimately when that happens, then we want to see the ability to have peaceful unification with the south. There's only four past the unification war. It's the fastest path, but the bloodiest and most expensive regime collapse internally while it sounds good. The conditions that lead to collapse could lead to Kim to make the decision to go to war. And then of course, peaceful unification is the ideal. But Kim Jong Hoon is unlikely to give that up the fourth pass the outlier is internal change that leads to a leadership that wants to seek peaceful unification, and that's why South Korea should always be planning for unification and planning for peaceful unification because all the plans for peaceful unification will be used whatever path. Comes to whatever path it takes to achieve unification last question could this though turning to another Arab spring where we get you jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the fire. I mean, we get somebody instead of Kim Jong. He seems rather a joke to me. I don't know. Why people don't see it? What if we get a very serious dictator who actually has some muscle and some brains, and he's worse than this guy. Well, it's hard for me to imagine anybody worse than this guy. This guy is killed his uncle has killed his aunt has killed his half brother in very brutal ways. And and he is a brutal dictator, and frankly, I would put my money on anybody. But him he is smart. He is rude. And and he is a brutal brutal dictator, and and he is just not somebody who can be trusted. And so I would put my money on on anyone else. Now, the Arab spring. You know, there's of course, there's that possibly. Ability, but we also are in a much different position. Because South Korea is a much different. You know, creates a much different situation than in the Arab spring. And you know, Korean unification is something that can be achieved must be achieved and the burden will be on South Korea and not the United States. David Maxwell senior fellow foundation for defense of democracies. Their website is F D D dot org or we have a direct Lincoln, philvalentine dot com in the show prep. They've appreciate it very much. Thank you. Good evening. We'll talk to you later. Quick time. I can be back in a moment. Six one five seven three seven nine nine eight six back after.
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"So who she sewing, and you probably say, well, wait a minute. It's her house. How did she know that she a quarter stick of dynamite? Well, she rented the house the list of this the candle which was of a candle turned out to be an M eighty or a quarter. Stick a dynamite. It blew up injured or face injured. Her hands. And she's filed a lawsuit against all more. So she filed a lawsuit against Oscar ugly air. The the former owner of the home, and she might have been a renter. I I've seen two different stories here. Wow. She was treated at Bridgeport hospital. She was then transferred to the Yale Newhaven hospital. She lost part of her hand. So the hand injury injury included losing part of her hand. Her right eye was injured she had permanent scarring on her face chest and her arms. Mrs Gutierrez is injuries and losses were directly caused by the willful wanton and reckless conduct of the defendant in that he knew of the existence of the explosive device but failed to remove it from the basement when he sold the property in deliberate disregard for the safety of the plaintiffs. This is directly out of the lawsuit. The attorney for the the woman says this is a terrible tragedy to happen. Any family? Thankful although the mother was tragically injured that the young children were not physically hurt committed to pursuing all legal actions to adequately compensate this family for their horrible loss. Fire officials said that when the story. I occurred when they were first called to the scene, they call the bomb squad after they learned that there was a second. MAD or quarter? Stick a dynamite. Anthony's detonated that. Elsewhere. After evacuating residents. That's crazy. Again, I've seen a couple of different stories on this that. One story said that she was the homeowner. Another story said that she might have been a renter that the house was sold. But she was a renter from the new owner anyway, regardless. I don't wanna be ultra critical here. I'm so sorry for this woman's injuries. But I mean, this is like something out of a roadrunner cartoon, you light what you thinks a candle, and it's a it's a quarter. Stick a dynamite in Kabul. I'm just I'm looking for the acme rocket skates at this point. Let's hope this woman recovers, I feel absolutely terrible. But is it fair for me to inquire? How do you not know the difference between? A fire cracker? I mean does. I've seen 'em eighties. I mean, I don't think they look like handles. I guess the point I'm trying to make you. I mean is this not crazy? That's an insane. Nutty story. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine the nationwide number two here on Schmidt. Anybody want to talk about the the candle being the the candle MAD mistake. Eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine is the nationwide number right? North korea. And then I've got some audio bites. I gotta play a couple of stories, which are well, I think they're incredible. What I saw on the news last night. And I found the story online. I wanna play just the Chuck of audio from the story I though with North Korea and. I have some big concerns because has North Korea really change their ways. Now granted the president's one hundred percent, right. They have not overtly test-fired any of their long range missiles, or intercontinental ballistic missiles, they haven't fired anything. They stopped that at least for now. No missiles have flown over the Japan or over Japan into the Pacific. Nothing's happened. There haven't been any of these tests now as far as nuclear testing for actual fizzled nuclear bombs, it doesn't appear that they've tested anymore. I think the bulk of that is due to the fact that their primary underground testing site was damaged and a collapsed. I think that's part of it. But there have been reports that the North Koreans continue their missile technology research and production as well as our in the and development and production of nuclear devices of nuclear bombs that that continues. I don't think that the North Korean danger has subsided. They still have all the capabilities. They continued to blast out rhetoric and threats from time to time. But it seems to be a little more contained. But to say that North Korea is neutralized. They're not the peninsula is not the nuclearized. They still possess nuclear weapons technology to hit the United States with a vehicle with an intercontinental ballistic missile. So with that we have the president meeting with Kim Jong Hoon at the end of the month. That's a whole different story. I'll get to that in a minute. But the item that I had yesterday on the audio bite which I've saved from yesterday. This story got buried because. Well, the news cycle had the border wall funding that was all over the place the compromise that was all over the news yesterday. But this is a pretty big deal that did not get a lot of news coverage. The top military commander in South Korea says that North Korea has made few if any changes to its military posture and provided absolutely no evidence that it intends to end its nuclear program since agreeing to denuclearize last summer. Now when the president says that he knows more than the generals. I take issue with that is I don't think Trump knows more than the generals when it comes to ISIS or or whatever. But here we have. And I wonder if this guy is going gonna get the riot act read to him for he's going to if he's going to be in trouble with the Pentagon or with President Trump. But while we've had easing of tensions along DMZ the demilitarized zone between north and South Korea since the last summit that we had back in June between Trump and Kim Jong that was the one in Singapore. Army general Robert Abrams, the chief of U S. Forces Korea told the Senate Armed Services committee that Kim's regime has not provided any proof or evidence. That is taken any irreversible steps toward that goal. And the general also told the Senate Armed Services committee yesterday. This was yesterday morning. That Kim's forces are continuing to conduct full spectrum training exercises. So I want you to listen to this general the general Abrams, I want you to listen to his testimony in his own words. From yesterday. On Capitol Hill. So let me roll this thing back see can hear it from the beginning remained clear eyed about the fact that despite a reduction in tensions along the DMZ, Anna sensation of strategic provocations, coupled with public statements of intent to denuclearize little to no verifiable changes occurred in North Korea's military capabilities. For instance, we're watching the ongoing Korean People's Army winter training cycle, including a sleep a full spectrum exercises, which is progressing along at historic norms meeting that we have observed no significant changes to size scope or timing of their ongoing exercises compared to the same time period. Over the last four years. Further North Korea's conventional a symmetric military capabilities along with their continued development advanced conventional systems remains unchecked. These capabilities continued to hold the United States, the Republic of Korea and our regional allies at risk as such I believe it is necessary to maintain a postured and ready force to deter any possible aggressive actions. Fielding are forced to career requires a foundation of support and sustainment to meet our warfighters needs. So here you have general Robert Abrams. He's the UN command combined forces command than US forces Korea commander, and he's essentially saying that, hey, their capability remains. And that's what the president. These. Are my words not that's what the president needs to address. You know? That's that's pretty direct eye opening testimony that happened yesterday before congress now, Admiral Philip Davidson. Was alongside general Abrams? And he is the US Indo Pacific command chief this Admiral Philip Davidson, and he told the Senate panel that North Korea remains the number one immediate threat to American forces in the Indo Pacific command area of operations. And of course, we've got the summit coming up. You have that tweet from Trump back on February eighth where he said, my representatives have just left North Korea. After a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second settlement with Kim Jong Il will take place in Hanoi. Vietnam on February twenty seventh and twenty eighth. I'm looking forward to seeing chairman candidate advancing the cause for peace. That was number one. Then the second tweet this raised a lot of eyebrows. Where Trump tweeted out North Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong UN will become a great economic powerhouse. He may surprise some. But won't surprise me. Because I've gotten to know him in fully understand how capable he is North Korea will become a different kind of rocket an economic one. I thought that that that that tweet was over the top and fawning and some all it's reverse psychology, Schnitt wellness, that's pretty damn obvious. That'd be trying to butter him up. I prefer a little more strength than not even appearing in a public venue to appear like you're kissing Kim Jong UN's ass. So I I did not approve of that. Then we have, you know, the fight over where the summit was going to be it's going to be in Hanoi. When in fact, apparently, we the Americans we wanted it to be denying. So it looks like North Korea. They got their first choice of Hanoi. Let me grab a Vinnie Vinnie's in new Fairfield in Connecticut. Hello vinny. You're on Schnitt. How you doing? Well, go ahead. Okay. So the fireworks? You're talking about a called blockbusters down in the Bronx response. We would like them off, and they're pretty pretty strong. They are a cardboard tube filled with gunpowder, and they have a poxy on each end, which looks like wax. And then it has the few sticking out of one end you've got to get rid of it. And let me tell you it packs some pow so. It'll really mess you up, and I could see how someone for Campbell. Oh, all right. So you can you can see a someone come as stake that for a candle. Yet because you even with block. M eighties. It had the little wax plugs on each. Yeah. But a candle body the candles wax versus, you know, a paper wrapping or cardboard of of a firework. You know, you see that little wax of the Ed you think it's a kid. You think it's wet? Well, I I think I would have been able to tell the difference. Now granted the power was so Vinnie, wait a minute. So you're saying that a quarter. Stick of dynamite is not an m eighty. No, it's not it's much larger. It's pretty much almost the size of an empty roll of toilet paper. But just to win it. So is is that is that like an m one hundred. Yeah. Apple would call them. I guess I gotta learn more about fireworks identification. Hey, vinny. Terrible story happened up in your neck of the woods in Connecticut. I appreciate you. Checking in ladies and gentlemen, the Schnitt continues.