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Britain draws up war plans against Kim Jung-un

I remember once hearing in passing, “As long as we have Britain, Australia, and Canada on our side, the rest of the world can go to hell.”

In light of the nuclear threat aimed directly at the United States and our allies in East Asia and the Western Pacific, we should add Japan and South Korea to that list.

But other than us, the Japanese and the South Koreans, no other nation has, at least publicly, openly declared military cooperation with the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul alliance.

That is, until now.

In recent reports by the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, the Brits are drawing up war plans against North Korea, to include the distinct possibility of deploying the recently commissioned HMS Queen Elizabeth to the Far East.

As the  Daily Mail noted;

The Armed Forces are preparing for a potential war with North Korea, sources have revealed.

Officials have been instructed to draw up plans for how Britain would respond if war broke out with Pyongyang amid heightening tensions between the West and dictator Kim Jong-Un.

One option involves deploying Britain’s new aircraft carrier – due to be handed over to the Navy later this year – to the region before she has undergone flight trials.

Details of the secret operation plan have emerged after Donald Trump warned that ‘only one thing will work’ when it comes to dealing with North Korea, which has continued nuclear and rocket tests despite widespread condemnation.

The Telegraph also cited;

Among the plans disclosed by the Daily Mail is the deployment of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, before it has undergone flight trials.

“We have plenty of ships to send… the Type-45 destroyers, the Type-23 frigates. Britain’s new aircraft carrier could be pressed into service early if things turn south,” a senior Whitehall source told the newspaper.

HMS Queen Elizabeth, which arrived at its home in Portsmouth in August after extensive sea trials, is not due to enter service until 2020.

The possible move to deploy it ahead of schedule drew comparisons with the start of the Falklands War.

“In the Falklands we had to react to an event and HMS Illustrious was accelerated to respond,” a Navy source told the Mail.

“This was a reaction to protect British territory, however. In this case [North Korea], the UK would be part of a united global coalition. We would see what support we could give.”

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The Daring Class (Type 45) destroyer HMS Dauntless, left, and the Duke Class (Type 23) frigate HMS Kent.
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Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Bacon, 55th Wing Commander, salutes the men and women attending his fini flight after being hosed down with a fire hose and champagne bottles from family and aircrew June 26 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Fini flights are a common military tribute to the outgoing commander of a military instillation. (U.S. Air Force photo)

At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.

As quoted by Karla James of the Nebraska Radio Network, Rep. Bacon stated “North Korea’s ICBM could hit anywhere other than Florida.” Continue reading Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

Kim’s latest round of gruesome executions

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Kim flips out again. (Youtube)

When North Korea’s Kim Jong-un executes someone, it’s usually with the élan and flair reserved only for the especially psychotic. A prime example would be his latest rounds of executing those who’ve fallen from his favor.

With such grandiose titles such as “Great Successor to the Revolutionary Cause of Juche (self-reliance)”, “Outstanding Leader of the Party, Army and People” and “Respected Comrade who is Identical to Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il”, the rather pudgy dictator obviously wants nothing to do with rather mundane and anti-climactic forms of execution such as lethal injections.

While never serving in the North Korean People’s Army himself, Kim has quite the fondness for dispatching his enemies by way of military hardware.

Examples include ex-Vice Minister of the Army Kim Chol who was turned into hamburger via mortar barrage. Kim Chol was found guilty of “drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death.”

Former Deputy Minister of Public Security O Sang-hon was roasted alive by a flame thrower. His crime? Being friends with Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Gen. Jang Song-thaek, who supposedly plotted to overthrow his nephew. Reportedly, Uncle Song-thaek and his entire family were executed.

But in Lil’ Kim’s latest, The Daily Caller reports;

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un executed another batch of senior officials, South Korea’s spy agency revealed Monday.

Kim pulled out the anti-aircraft gun for the execution of five senior officials, charged with submitting false government reports, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS).

North Korea fired state security chief Kim Won-hong last month for corruption, abuse, and torture. The five officials reportedly killed by the regime worked in Kim’s office and were executed for providing inaccurate reports.

The false data provided by the officials is said to have “enraged” the young despot Kim Jong-un.

The NIS did not reveal how it obtained information regarding the most recent executions. As inside information about the internal affairs of the reclusive North Korean state is hard to come by, the accuracy of such reports is, to a certain extent, questionable.

Kim Jong-un reportedly has an affinity for killing people with anti-aircraft guns, the bullets for which would rip a human being apart.

For his part, reigning in a nation where upwards of a third of the population is starving, Kim has gone from rather chubby to criminally obese.

With his height has been estimated as somewhere between 5’7″ to 5’9″, Britain’s The Guardian notes that upon assuming power, Kim was weighed in at a plump 90 kg (198 lbs). But after four years of binging on food and booze “to cope with his constant fear of being assassinated,” he’s swollen to a hefty 130 kg (287 lbs).

The tubby tyrant has reportedly gained so much weight, that his skeletal frame has buckled under the strain. The Telegraph cites “Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, has become so fat while in office that his ankles have fractured under his own weight.”

 

North Korea; Lil’ Kim’s latest claims of super-human abilities

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The latest in North Korea’s Kim-family dynasty to cultivate their own self-deification would be the same one derisively referred to as “Lil Kim” by those who see though his often comical faux-aggrandizement. As reported by The Telegraph (of London, United Kingdom) on April 10, 2015, the super-human feats of the 300 pound tyrant who rules over a nation best known for nuclear weapons and millions of peasants starving to death were made public.

Continue reading North Korea; Lil’ Kim’s latest claims of super-human abilities

North Korea: The starving resort to cannibalism

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“Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is…”

Instances of cannibalism in two of North Korea‘s famine-struck provinces are on the rise, as reported by London’s Daily Mail. What has been tagged as a “hidden famine,” the drought-plagued farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae have been hit so hard it’s been reported that up to 10,000 people have died of starvation.

Reports Of Cannibalism Slowly Surface…

One hunger-maddened Korean peasant reportedly killed both of his children for food. Undercover reporters from Asia Press told The Sunday Times (of London) that one man dug up his grandchild’s corpse and ate it.

The Sunday Times also quoted an official of the ruling Korean Worker’s [Communist] party as saying, ” In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was later arrested.”

During the spring of 2012, the South Korean government reported that “one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton.” With information from the North rare, at least one man killed and ate a girl and an additional report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011.

Life in the Socialist Workers Paradise.

Another man was executed last Spring after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork. There were also reports of cannibalism in the country’s vast network of notoriously barbaric prison camps.

To add to the misery, Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is in the two starving provinces. According to demographics professor Thomas Spoorenberg and economics professor Daniel Schwekendiek, as many as 3,500,000 North Koreans have died of starvation from 1993 – 2008.

Starvation Nation…

In a related story, due to growth in Korean children in the North being stunted by decades worth of starvation, the Pyongyang government recently lowered the height requirement to be conscripted into the Communist Army  from 4′ 9″ to 4′ 7″ tall (145 to 142 centimeters).

That is the same height as the average 0da8e0eb8f08caaa984c34fa314dec54American child at the age of 10 years, 3 months old, or that of the average South Korean 4th Grader. Most of the teenage boys [from N. Korea] stood less than 5 feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. In contrast, the average 17-year-old South Korean boy is 5-feet-8, slightly shorter than an American boy of the same age.

For an accurate contrast, an M-1 Garand rifle with fixed bayonet is 53.5 inches long. Whereas the minimum height for the North Korean People’s Army is 55 inches (4′ 7″).