Category Archives: North Korea

Tucker Carlson interviews Deirdre Griswold, a DPRK sympathizer

I watched this last night and was just amazed at this woman that Tucker interviewed.

Her name is Deirdre Griswold and here’s what Wikipedia says about her:

“Deirdre Griswold is a former candidate for President of the United States. Griswold ran in the 1980 as the nominee of the communist Workers World Party. Her running mate was Gavrielle Holmes.

She is the daughter of Vincent Copeland (deceased in 1993, at 77), one of the founders of the party. Her mother, Elizabeth Ross Copeland, and paternal aunt, Cynthia Cochran, were also communists.”

You’ve got to see what she had to say about North Korea. Her segment starts at the 2:34 mark.

I knew that there were blind and fanatical die-hard progressives/commies. I have just never heard one such as this. Scary!

DCG

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N. Korean despot Kim Jong Un’s slush fund nearly depleted

The curious communist dynasty of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — better known as North Korea — is a poor country, with an estimated per capita GDP (nominal) of only $1,000 in 2014.

Satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night shows North Korea enveloped in darkness, in contrast to the bright lights of South Korea

So how does Kim Jong Un — the son of Kim Jong Il and grandson of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung — finance the country’s missile and nuclear weapon program that Kim #3 is using to threaten the United States, and intimidate and bully South Korea and Japan?

Answer: A secret slush fund, called Office No. 39.

But that slush fund, used also to fund vanity projects such as the much-publicized Masikryong Ski Resort, is now nearly depleted.

Greg Norman reports for Fox News, January 26, 2018, that two Chinese sources with ties to top North Korean government officials told Radio Free Asia:

“Most of the funding for nuclear weapon and missile development is coming from Kim Jong Un’s slush fund. Due to Kim’s extravagant spending, the slush fund from his father, Kim Jong Il, is running out. It won’t be easy to control North Korea’s high-level executives, who are [cunning] like raccoons. I heard them worrying about insufficient funds in Office No. 39 a number of times.”

Office No. 39 is a shadowy organization under the ruling North Korean Workers’ Party, which generates up to a billion dollars annually for Kim and his cronies through:

  • Illicit activities, such as counterfeiting and drug production.
  • $500 million a year in earnings that 100,000 North Koreans working abroad send back, according to a U.N. estimate.
  • Charity: The source said North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is a way to solicit charity while appearing to mend relations with South Korea. But “it won’t be easy for the South to help the Kim Jong Un regime because of international sanctions.”

Meanwhile, the sanctions, combined with a poor harvest, have left North Korea’s military scrambling for food rations, as soldiers are being given months off at a time to scrounge around fields to find things to eat. Reportedly, North Korean officials are ransacking the homes of drought-stricken farmers to collect every last grain of food inside.

President Ronald Reagan’s arms race with the Soviet Union hastened the USSR’s economic and subsequent political collapse. I submit that President Trump is doing the same with “rocket man” Kim Jong Un.

By the way, here’s a video explaining how North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are a direct result of President Bill Clinton’s coddling:

See also:

~Eowyn

Hawaii EMA worker who sent out false missile alert refusing to work with investigators

hawaii missile alert error

Guess the worker really doesn’t “feel awful” about hitting the button, TWICE, after all.

From Fox News: The infamous “button-pusher” who sent out a false missile alert that caused chaos across the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month is now refusing to work with federal and internal investigators, a top Federal Communications Commission official said Thursday.

The unidentified Hawaii Emergency Management Agency official has backed off working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and also has refused to work with two internal Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) investigationsThe Star Advertiser reported.

The FCC’s Homeland Security Bureau chief Lisa Fowlkes confirmed this at a Senate hearing on Thursday saying that while HI-EMA leaders have cooperated, “we are disappointed, however, that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation.”

“We hope that person will reconsider,” Fowlkes added.

On January 13, a civil defense employee at HI-EMA accidently sent out an alert that notified more than a million people in Hawaii that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile. Some 38 minutes passed before HI-EMA officials sent an alert to people’s phones confirming the false alarm.

That employee has since been temporarily reassigned within the agency as the investigation continues.

DCG

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency put its password on a Post-It sticky

On Saturday morning, January 13, residents of blue-state Hawaii (66.22% voted for Hillary in the 2016 presidential election) went into a panic when one very incompetent and unnamed employee at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA), as described by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, “pushed the wrong button” on his computer and sent a “this is not a drill” emergency notification of an incoming ballistic missile.

See DCG’s “Worker who “hit wrong button” (twice) about Hawaii’s missile threat feels terrible, will face counseling“.

After the EMA sent the emergency alert, it took the agency 38 minutes before it assured Hawaiians that the alert was a false alarm.

A photo from July recently resurfaced on Twitter, showing the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to be a Mickey Mouse operation.

The photo was taken on Friday, July 21, 2017, of Jeffrey Wong, current operations officer of EMA, standing in front of a bank of computer screens monitoring hazards at the agency’s headquarters in Honolulu. (Business Insider)

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency operations officer Jeffrey Wong

At the bottom of a computer screen next to Wong is a yellow Post-It sticky with a password scribbled on it, helpfully labeled “Password”.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency password

You can’t make this stuff up.

But Democrats, like Hollywood brainiacs Jim Carrey and Jamie Lee Curtis, are blaming President Trump for the false alarm. Go figure.

~Eowyn

Jim Carrey & Jamie Lee Curtis blame Pres. Trump for Hawaii’s missile false alarm

Last Saturday morning, January 13, residents of Hawaii went into a panic when one very incompetent and unnamed employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency pressed the wrong button on his computer, sending a “this is not a drill” emergency notification of an incoming ballistic missile, and advising citizens to “seek shelter”.

Desperate parents even tried to shield their children by putting them in storm drains.

Hawaiians had to endure 38 minutes of terror before they were told it was a false alarm.

See DCG’s “Worker who “hit wrong button” (twice) about Hawaii’s missile threat feels terrible, will face counseling“.

Hollyweirdos, being morally corrupt, spiritually blind, and IQ-challenged, blame — you guessed it — President Trump!

Jim Carrey, 55, a high school dropout who is sued by the family of his former girlfriend, the late Cathriona White, for giving her STDs (herpes, chlamydia, hepatitis A) and illegally-obtained prescription drugs, tweeted:

“I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination. ;^\”

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 59, a college dropout after just one semester, who is best known for her role in the 1978 horror flick Halloween, tweeted:

Being IQ- and education-challenged, both Carey and Curtis conveniently ignore the fact that it was President Bill Clinton who created the monster of a nuclear North Korea.

So if anyone is to be blamed for Hawaii’s missile false alarm, it’s Democrat Bill Clinton and blue-state Hawaiians who voted for Hillary Clinton 66.22% (vs. 30.03% for Trump) in 2016.

~Eowyn

Worker who “hit wrong button” (twice) about Hawaii’s missile threat feels terrible, will face counseling

hawaii missile alert error

I predicted this person would not be fired. Alas, he’s being “reassigned.”

It’s good to be a government employee.

From Fox News: After Hawaii emergency officials confirmed that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, they said the employee who pushed the wrong button feels awful about the panic-inducing incident.

Vern Miyagi, who oversees the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said at a news conference late Saturday that the civil defense employee who pushed the wrong button regrets what took place.

“This guy feels bad, right. He’s not doing this on purpose – it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,” said Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon.

Miyagi, a retired Army major general, said the employee would be “counseled and drilled so this never happens again,” but he did not say whether there would be disciplinary measures.

Rather than triggering a test of the system, it went into actual event mode. He confirmed that to trigger the alert, there is a two-step process involving only one employee — who both triggers the alarm, then also confirms it.

“There is a screen that says, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?'” Miyagi said. The employee confirmed the alert, inadvertently causing a panic in a state already on edge over saber-rattling missile threats from North Korea. 

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said there wasn’t a process in place to send out a message stating “that this is a false alarm.”

“You know, we were not prepared for that, the fact that an alert was issued that was incorrect,” Ige said. “So we have that built now.”

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

Just desserts: Kim Jong Un’s ballistic missile accidentally hit a North Korean city

On April 28, 2017, in another blustering threat against the United States, North Korea “test” launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in Sunchon City, South Pyongan Province.

This is an account of what happened to the missile.

Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler report for The Diplomat, Jan. 3, 2018, that the missile failed shortly after launch and crashed into the populated city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.

According to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the missile never flew higher than 43.5 miles (70 km). Its first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure. The location of the missile’s eventual impact can be independently corroborated in commercially available satellite imagery from April and May 2017.

Liquid-fuel missiles like the Hwasong-12 IRBM, which use a highly volatile combination of hypergolic propellant and oxidizer (meaning that the two agents ignite spontaneously on contact), can produce massive explosions depending on how they fail. In this case, with the missile having survived its descent following an engine failure, it is likely that the facility at Tokchon experienced a large explosion upon impact. It’s impossible to verify if the incident caused any loss of life and, given the time of day the test occurred and the location of the impact, it may be likely that few, if any, casualties resulted from the incident.

However, as the Google Earth imagery of the incident demonstrates, the Tokchon facility is located adjacent to what appear to be residential and commercial buildings. A slight difference in trajectory may could have resulted in an even more catastrophic accident over a populated region.

In 2017, North Korea has introduced new sites for missile testing, arguably to demonstrate the flexibility of its Strategic Rocket Force. It has even carried out ballistic missile launches from a restricted area at Sunan Airport in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, which also serves as the country’s primary civil aviation facility and the entrypoint for most non-Chinese foreign visitors to North Korea. The potential for similar accidents occurring over Pyongyang, the country’s capital, or other populated regions remains high, especially with untested systems.

The April 28 failed missile launch was the third attempted flight-test of this new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile. The Hwasong-12, it would later emerge, was the fundamental building block for the Hwasong-14/KN20 intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) revealed later in the year. Despite the three failures in April, the Hwasong-12 would see its first successful flight-test just weeks later on May 14.

Since August 2017, North Korea has started launching ballistic missiles over Japanese territory — twice successfully with the Hwasong-12, the reentry vehicles splashing down in the northern Pacific Ocean, clear of Japanese territory. But future successes are not guaranteed and should a future North Korean missile overflying fail at the wrong moment during its powered flight phases, its trajectory may come to resemble an attack on Japan. Even with a dummy payload, an incident like that could spark a serious crisis in Northeast Asia. North Korea’s missile tests, which violate its obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions, come with no formal warning or notices to airmen, leaving regional states and the United States to their own devices in interpreting Pyongyang’s intentions once the engines are ignited.

Another problem is that not only has North Korea tested a massive variety of strategic weaponry, it has done so from a more diverse list of launch sites — what the U.S. intelligence community calls “ballistic missile operating areas” — than ever before. North Korea’s missiles are no longer sitting ducks at known “launch pads,” as a result of the proliferation of newly constructed hangers, tunnels, and storage sites. There are facilities similar to Pukchang Airfield across the country.  All of which thwart U.S. and allied attempts at potential preemption and prevention.

Although missiles like the Hwasong-12, Hwasong-14, and the new behemoth, the Hwasong-15, all use liquid fuels and must be fueled prior to launch, U.S. and allied intelligence have at best a couple hours to detect launch preparations. Though risky, North Korea could also fuel these missiles in a horizontal configuration within their hardened storage sites and use its road-mobile transporter-erector-launchers to launch them with fewer pre-launch signatures.

As North Korea’s production of now-proven IRBMs and ICBMs continues, it will have a large and diversified nuclear force spread across multiple hardened sites, leaving the preventive warfighter’s task close to impossible if the objective is a comprehensive, disarming first strike leaving Pyongyang without retaliatory options. The time is long gone to turn the clock back on North Korea’s ballistic missile program and its pre-launch basing options.

Lastly, the Trump Administration insider Q Anon has hinted at the involvement of Barack Obama and the CIA in North Korea. Here’s a video on this intrigue:

~Eowyn