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Attention Secret Service: CNN host Anthony Bourdain says he would give Trump poison if given the chance

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Bourdain dining with Obama


From NY Post: Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.“Hemlock,” Bourdain simply replied when asked by TMZ what he would serve Trump and the North Korean dictator.

Hemlock is a poisonous plant that has been used as a method of execution. The video was published by TMZ last week, but is just now gaining attention.

When reached by Fox News, Bourdain, apparently joking, said that he meant to say “kale” instead of hemlock (riiiiiiight).

CNN recently fired Kathy Griffin for posing with a bloody head made to look like Trump. The liberal network also cut ties with “Believer” host Reza Aslan after his anti-Trump rhetoric on Twitter was widely criticized. It’s unclear if Bourdain would suffer any consequences for his rhetoric, but it’s worth noting that “Parts Unknown” is significantly more popular than programs hosted by Griffin and Aslan.

This isn’t the first time the “Parts Unknown” host has spoken negatively about Trump. Bourdain, who famously dined with Barack Obama on an episode of “Parts Unknown,” told TheWrap last year that he wouldn’t eat with then-candidate Trump if given the chance.

“Absolutely f—ing not,” Bourdain said. “I’ve been a New Yorker most of my life … I would give the same answer that I would have given 10 years ago, when he was just as loathsome.”

Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” is a CNN original series in which the celebrity chef travels the world to showcase food and culture. He also told TMZ that he wouldn’t be interested in filming an episode in North Korea because “most of the population are starving.”

As for Bourdain’s thoughts on Kim Jong Un, the CNN star called him a “chubby, evil little f–k.”

CNN did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Guess who is to blame: Nobel Prize winners predict the end of the world

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Any wonder why we believe that liberalism is a mental disorder?

From NY Post: A group of 50 Nobel Prize winners has spoken out to reveal the 10 greatest threats to mankind. In a survey, the brainiacs revealed fears that nuclear war, environmental disaster and even Facebook pose a risk to the future of our species.

Times Higher Education asked the eggheads about the “biggest threat to mankind.”

The experts who responded are known as laureates and represent one-quarter of the living Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, physics, physiology, medicine and economics — making them arguably some of the smartest people in the world.

Just over a third (34 percent) said population rise or environmental degradation represented the gravest apocalyptic risk. In second place was nuclear war, followed by infectious disease and drug-resistant bugs.

Artificial intelligence was also highlighted as a risk, as well as selfishness, inequality, terrorism and even Donald Trump.

Facebook and drugs were also named as threats, coming in at joint 10th place after both being identified by one respondent.

“Humans are very busy with the greatest climate change experiment since the ice ages,” John Mather, a senior scientist in cosmology at NASA, told Times Higher Education, which carried out the survey.

Another responder who was not named said there were “several low probability but quite existential threats to humanity, including pandemics, nuclear war, and artificial intelligence.”

With tensions between nuclear-armed North Korea and the United States reaching a boiling point, it’s little wonder that 23 percent said nuclear war could bring about doomsday.

One Israeli laureate was particularly concerned about “warmonger dictators,” while a German participant was nervous about “populist regimes in possession of nuclear weapons.”

Two people specifically mentioned Trump as a threat to humanity. “I don’t think science can do much about him,” one said.

However, some of the scientists feel we could survive and even thrive after the apocalypse. One of the laureates said: “The human species is so successful in making the world a better place.”

Even if we do destroy the world or cause a mass extinction that makes it uninhabitable, humans could survive by jetting off into space.

“The ultimate insurance policy is to make humanity a multiplanet species,” one laureate said. “And science obviously has a big role to play in that.”

Elon Musk is one of many people who are already thinking about this idea. Musk has previously claimed Mars is “a fixer-upper of a planet” and even suggested dropping nuclear bombs on its surface to heat up the atmosphere and make it suitable for human colonization.

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Spring break in North Korea – What could possibly go wrong?

Besties Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman

FOXNEWS: North Korea ‘amazed’ by Spanish beach resort known for drinking binges, plans knock-off

North Korea plans to create a large beach resort in one of the country’s port cities, a knock-off of a Spanish getaway that’s a hotspot for drinking tourists, a report said.

The beach resort, planned to be built in Wonsan, will mimick the Spanish city of Benidorm, The Telegraph reported. The secretive regime became infatuated with Benidorm after 20 North Korean officials took a fact-finding trip to the beach resort and were “amazed by the dimensions” of the towers and holiday parks, a spokesman for the North Korean embassy in Madrid said…

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/26/north-korea-amazed-by-spanish-beach-resort-known-for-drinking-binges-plans-knock-off.html


Yup, you read that correctly

The military nightmare that is actively threatening all its neighbors now has plans for a relaxed ocean getaway. Perhaps they see this as a way of persuading their kidnapping victims pay their own airfare into captivity.

Is it possible President Kim Jong Un saw a way to move toward peace when living in Switzerland?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the ski resort at Masik Pass in 2013. – Getty Images

North Korea has a ridiculously luxe ski resort

By Associated Press March 17, 2016 | 10:24am

MASIK PASS, North Korea — To view the humbling limits of round after round of international sanctions against North Korea, come to Masik Pass. It isn’t a secret military facility where Kim Jong Un’s best and brightest are hard at work developing nuclear warheads and long-range missiles.

It’s a ski resort.

Read more at http://nypost.com/2016/03/17/north-korea-has-a-ridiculously-luxe-ski-resort/


So let’s sum this up

North Korea is hoping to get people to book vacations to their country, and to feel encouraged to let loose and party and drink with complete abandon. Will they have Ibiza styled disco parties? Will Jimmy Buffet add North Korea to his yearly Coral Reefer Band tour?

Let’s ask Otto Warmbier what he thinks.

What’s that? Oh… sorry.

Well it seems that Otto is in no condition to comment.

Go figure

Obama admin told father of student imprisoned in North Korea to “keep a low profile”

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In typical form, Obama was more concerned about his own image.

From Fox News: The father of Otto Warmbier said his son, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma this week, “fought to stay alive” during his ordeal.  

Fred Warmbier also dismissed whatever efforts were made on behalf of his 22-year-old son Otto by the Obama administration, which asked the family to keep a low profile when news of Otto’s arrest became public.

“The results speak for themselves,” he said in a news conference, adding that President Trump, by contrast, reached out to him personally.

“Last evening, we received a very nice phone call from Pres. Trump, who told us that Sec. of State Tillerson worked hard to bring Otto home. We are extremely grateful for their efforts and concern,” he said.

At the same news conference a spokeswoman for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center reported that Otto suffered a “severe neurological injury” and was in “satisfactory” condition.

Warmbier said his son “fought to stay alive” while in captivity since January 2016. “Otto is a fighter,” he said. “I’m so proud of Otto, my son, who has been in a pariah regime for the last 18 months – brutalized and terrorized.”

“His spirit is with us and I can share his spirit with my spirit,” said Warmbier, who was wearing the very same light-colored blazer his son wore during his trial in North Korea in March 2016.

His disgust for the Pyongyang regime was crystal clear. “We went for 15 months without a word from or about Otto. It was only a week ago that we were informed that the North Korean government now claims he was in a coma for almost all of that time. Even if you believe their explanation of botulism and a sleeping pill causing the coma — and we don’t — there is no excuse for any civilized nation to have kept his condition secret and denied him top notch medical care for so long. North Korea is a pariah regime, they’re brutal (feed loses quality) and they’re terroristic.”

Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was detained on Jan. 2, 2016, at Pyongyang International Airport, while visiting the country as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tours. He was charged with stealing the sign from a staff-only floor in the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang and committing “crimes against the state.” He was given a one-hour trial in March 2016, when the government presented fingerprints, CCTV footage and pictures of a political banner to make its case against the American student. “I beg that you see how I am only human,” Warmbier said at his trial. “And how I have made the biggest mistake of my life.”

Despite his pleas, the college student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. In a post-trial video released to the world, Warmbier, under obvious duress, praised his captors for his treatment and for handling of the case “fair and square.”

Before Thursday’s news conference, a U.S. official had told Fox News that Warmbier was in a coma for “over a year.” The official added that the North Koreans told the U.S. that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Neither the family nor doctors treating Warmbier have commented on that claim.

Fred Warmbier also criticized the companies that profit off young people’s naïve willingness to visit North Korea. “The North Koreans lure Americans to travel to North Korea via tour groups run out of China, who advertise slick ads on (feed loses quality) the internet proclaiming no American ever gets detained off of our tours and this is a safe place to go.”

In Wyoming, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb, friends and neighbors of Warmbier said they were elated the young man was home but expressed grave concern over his condition.

“We’re very concerned for his health and future,” said neighbor Tom Purdy. “We hope he can return to normal. We’ve been praying for him every night.”

At Wyoming High School, where Warmbier attended, students described him as an “outstanding person” who was known in the community for his academic achievements and athleticism.

Foreigners who have been detained or imprisoned in the Hermit Kingdom often have a shared experience: confusion, forced confessions, communication blackouts and isolation.

Warmbier’s release leaves three U.S. citizens currently known to be held in North Korea: accounting professor Kim Sang Duk, businessman Kim Dong Chul and Kim Hak-Song, who worked at Pyongyang University.

When asked what advice he might have for their families, Warmbier said he had none. “I wouldn’t know what to say to them,” he said. “This is, I’ve been told, not precedented.”

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Russia: SEAL Team 6 sent to assassinate Kim Jong-Un in trouble

SEAL Team Six, aka Naval Special Warfare Development Group, is the U.S. Navy component of the Joint Special Operations Command. Together with its Army counterpart, Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 forms the military’s premier counterterrorism units and has become a multifunctional special operations unit with several roles that include high-risk personnel/hostage extractions and other specialized missions.

In March of this year, both South Korean and Chinese news reported that the U.S. had deployed SEAL Team 6 on a covert mission to “take out” North Korea’s obese psychopathic leader Kim Jong-Un.

The Pentagon, of course, denied it. Confirming an overt operation would be a colossally stupid thing to do.

On March 14, 2017, “a senior defense official” told Fox News that “Reports that SEAL Team Six is training in South Korea are false” because it is “not the type of unit that would participate in a training exercise in South Korea”.

On May 28, 2017, the Russian news agency Novorossia Today reports that SEAL Team 6’s mission had gone “horribly wrong”:

Russian military experts are indicating the Americans may have a problem with a SEAL team operating inside North Korea on a recon mission, gone horribly wrong.

South Korean news had previously reported that the USS Michigan, a submarine that moves special forces like US Navy SEALs, had joined the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group off of North Korea’s coast after a secret mission.

The USS Michigan, a guided-missile, nuclear-powered submarine, appeared in Busan, South Korea. But even earlier, Chinese intelligence reported that SEAL Team 6 was training alongside South Korea’s version of the SEALs for “incapacitating” North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un.

The US Navy has refused to comment on the movements of SEAL Team 6 . . .  and it normally doesn’t advertise the whereabouts of its submarines, as its missions are meant to be secretive.

Signals intelligence received by Russian Far Eastern command, seemed to indicate a patrol had been inserted on a ground recon mission inside North Korean territory and that a chance encounter with a dog patrol had led to casualties among the American forces who broke radio silence to ask for help.

The Pentagon told News Front that the US does not train for decapitation strikes of any kind, but it would not confirm or deny the presence of the SEALs inside North Korea, “at this time.”

There has been a flurry of activity on the peninsula recently, with US training operations, naval maneuvers and now late word of the SEAL team misadventure.

The USS Michigan adds a stealth element and an extra set of eyes and ears to the already potent carrier strike group in operation on North Korea’s coast, but it doesn’t add much firepower. The US Navy destroyers accompanying the Vinson already have the kind of Tomahawk missiles the Michigan has. This is what originally set off the alert Americans were on the ground, as there was no need for the submarine there, except to insert special forces.

Please pray for SEAL Team 6 and their families.

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Update:

Minutes after I published this post, an email correspondent wrote this to me, in big capital letters:

“I CHECKED THIS OUT TOTALLY FALSE”

When I asked him to please send me a link to his source, he wrote this, now palpably angry, claiming knowledge from one of his best background sources — “a real intel guy”:

“LINK? – I TALK TO THE GUYS BEHIND THE SCENES ARE YOU KIDDING ME -THIS WAS RUMOR TO BEGIN WITH——”If it were true ol Kim would be boasting of his accomplishment. Don’t think true. Had dealings with The norks back in the day, they would definitely be boasting and parading evidence , etc. So, not true,  Nothing on or in any real intel on this baloney”.

I certainly hope the Novorossia Today report is not true, for the sake of SEAL Team 6 and their families.

If any reader has verifiable information on this, please email me at:

FOTM4ever@gmail.com

~Eowyn

Chilling video of a political assassination in 2.33 seconds

Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011 and who himself had succeeded his father Kim Il-sung in the bizarre hereditary dynasty of communist North Korea.

Jong-nam had been the heir apparent to his father until he fell out of favor in 2001 after a failed attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland by entering Japan with a false passport. Jong-nam was exiled from North Korea in 2003, becoming an occasional critic of his family’s regime and an advocate for reform, while he lived a life of comfort and gambling on the island of Macao as his countrymen died from starvation. Jong-nam’s younger paternal half-brother, the ruthless Kim Jong-un, was named heir apparent and became leader after Jong-il’s death in 2011.

On February 13, 2017, Kim Jong-nam was assassinated via poison by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.

Japan’s Fuji TV obtained and aired the chilling closed-circuit security footage of the assassination.

The footage begins with Kim — carrying a black backpack over his right shoulder and dressed in light-blue jeans, a sport coat and a cap — arriving alone at the airport’s crowded departures hall shortly before 9 a.m. on Feb. 13. Police said he had been in Malaysia for about a week, and had intended to take a 10:50 a.m. AirAsia flight back to his home in Macau.

He stops to look up at the flight schedules, then walks to a nearby self-check-in kiosk.

The next scene is blurry, showing two women approaching Kim. One woman, identified by police to be Siti Aisyah, 25, an Indonesian masseuse at a spa in Kuala Lumpur, approaches Kim on the left and catches his attention. The second woman, in white top, identified by police to be a Vietnamese named Doan Thi Huong, 28, attacks Kim from behind, wrapping both arms around his head and holding a cloth over his face.

Huong’s contact with Kim lasted 2.33 seconds, according a timer added to the video compilation. The two women quickly walk away in opposite directions. Kim’s backpack slips off from his shoulder and he stumbles backward. He stands motionless for several seconds.

Kuala Lumpur police told The Wall Street Journal that the video of the assault is blurry because a camera closer to the scene wasn’t working. How convenient. /sarc

A subsequent clip, of better quality from a different camera, shows Kim walking quickly to the nearby customer-service desk. There he tells an airport employee that two women had just wiped a wet cloth on his face, and that he feels dizzy. The airport worker escorts him out to the hallway where Kim speaks animatedly with the police and repeatedly motions toward his face. A police officer and an airport employee escort Kim, now moving less steadily, to a small, glass-fronted airport medical clinic.

An unspecified amount of time passes. The next clip shows Kim on a stretcher at the clinic, being moved. Police said he had a seizure. Kim died en route to Putrajaya Hospital.

Here’s a video with a CGI reenactment of the assassination:

According to Zerohedge, Malaysia’s police said they believe Kim was poisoned during the assault, but are awaiting confirmation from autopsy results. Police arrested the two assailants, Aisyah and Huong, and detained them for a week. Neither however has been charged. Police also arrested a North Korean man and a Malaysian man suspected of being involved in the assault, and say they are searching for others, including several North Korean men.

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South Korea Defense Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said Pyongyang is behind the death: “The government assumes that North Korea’s regime is behind the incident.”

~Eowyn

Another Obama false flag: Cyber security experts say Sony hacking was an inside job

Sony Pictures Entertainment has reversed its prior decision to pull the movie The Interview, an action comedy about two American journalists (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco) who wrangled an interview with North Korea’s ruthless savage dictator Kim Jong Un, then assassinated Kim.

The Interview

Hackers who call themselves “Guardians of the Peace,” determined by federal investigators to be associated with the North Korea government, had hacked into Sony’s computers and leaked a trove of embarrassing emails. Then the hackers threatened to to carry out terrorist attacks against cinemas that screen The Interview, which originally was scheduled for release on December 25.

On Dec. 17, Sony buckled under pressure and took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the The Interview.

Obama and the F.B.I. accused North Korea of targeting Sony and pledged a “proportional response” just hours before North Korea’s Internet went dark without explanation.

But now Sony has reversed its decision.

The movie is being screened today in independent theaters across the United States. Beginning yesterday at 10 a.m. PT, the movie can also be downloaded from from Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video and the website SeetheInterview.com for $5.99, or $14.99 for an HD version.

Here’s a preview:

Sony’s reversal has led InfoWars to wonder if the whole thing is a marketing scam — “a cynical PR campaign from the start.”

Indeed, the New York Times reports:

A number of private security researchers are increasingly voicing doubts that the hack of Sony‘s computer systems was the work of North Korea…with some even likening the government’s claims to those of the Bush administration in the build-up to the Iraq war.

Fueling their suspicions is the fact that the [Obama] government based its findings, in large part, on evidence that it will not release, citing the ‘need to protect sensitive sources and methods.’ […]

“Essentially, we are being left in a position where we are expected to just take agency promises at face value,” Marc Rogers, a security researcher at CloudFlare, the mobile security company, wrote in a post Wednesday. “In the current climate, that is a big ask.”

Mr. Rogers, who doubles as the director of security operations for DefCon, an annual hacker convention, and others like Bruce Schneier, a prominent cryptographer and blogger, have been mining the meager evidence that has been publicly circulated, and argue that it is hardly conclusive.

For one, skeptics note that the few malware samples they have studied indicate the hackers routed their attack through computers all over the world. One of those computers, in Bolivia, had been used by the same group to hack targets in South Korea. But that computer, as well as others in Poland, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Cyprus and the United States, were all freely available to anyone to use, which opens the list of suspects to anyone with an Internet connection and basic hacking skills.

For another, Sony’s attackers constructed their malware on computers configured with Korean language settings, but skeptics note that those settings could have been reset to deflect blame. They also note the attackers used commercial software wiping tools that could have been purchased by anyone.

They also point out that whoever attacked Sony had a keen understanding of its computer systems — the names of company servers and passwords were all hard-coded into the malware — suggesting the hackers were inside Sony before they launched their attack. Or it could even have been an inside job. […]

On Wednesday, one alternate theory emerged. Computational linguists at Taia Global, a cybersecurity consultancy, performed a linguistic analysis of the hackers’ online messages — which were all written in imperfect English — and concluded that based on translation errors and phrasing, the attackers are more likely to be Russian speakers than Korean speakers.

Such linguistic analysis is hardly foolproof. But the practice, known as stylometry, has been used to contest the authors behind some of history’s most disputed documents, from Shakespearean sonnets to the Federalist Papers.

[…] other private security researchers say their own research backs up the government’s claims. CrowdStrike, a California security firm that has been tracking the same group that attacked Sony since 2006, believes they are located in North Korea and have been hacking targets in South Korea for years.

But without more proof, skeptics are unlikely to simply demur to F.B.I. claims. “In the post-Watergate post-Snowden world, the USG can no longer simply say ‘trust us’,” Paul Rosenzweig, theDepartment of Homeland Security’s former deputy assistant secretary for policy, wrote on the Lawfare blog Wednesday. “Not with the U.S. public and not with other countries. Though the skepticism may not be warranted, it is real.”

In real life, Kim Jong Un, the obese grandson and son of North Korea’s previous dictators, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, lives a life of luxury and gluttony while his subjects starve to death. Kim the 3rd reportedly had his own uncle killed and fed to dogs.

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Update (Dec. 26, 2014):

Evidence is mounting that this Sony “hack” is another Obama admin. false flag.

1. Almost every cyber security expert now says the FBI is wrong: North Korea is not responsible for the hack; in fact, Pyongyang has denied it’s responsible. Instead, the hack most likely was a Sony inside job by someone named Lena. (Daily Mail) H/t FOTM’s CSM

2. The movie is panned by critics: The Interview received only an average 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

3. Despite being panned by critics, but thanks to the mega publicity from the “hacking” and Sony’s initial withdrawal of the movie, The Interview played to packed cinemas across America on Christmas Day. (Daily Mail)

~Eowyn