In an effort to avoid talking politics, I took to the internet for anything that didn’t have to do with how awful Trump is or how wonderful Biden is.
It was difficult, but I found such a thing in a Valuetainment podcast. And as it turns out, this story is quite possibly the most powerful statement of the human condition and how one person overcame unspeakable oppression of what we in the West could not fathom.
Valuetainment’s Patrick Bet-David, certainly no stranger to oppression, as he himself got out of Iran, interviewed a most remarkable young woman. Her name is Yeonmi Park, now 26 years old, and she escaped from North Korea at the age of only 13. read more
US Military Tests ICBM Hours After Beijing Parades Missiles Through Tiananmen Square
Mere hours after the latest missile test by North Korea and Beijing’s parading of its ICBM arsenal through Tiananmen Square during the 70th anniversary celebration of Communist Party rule, the US military decided to carry out a missile test of its own on Wednesday, testing an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM.
The Minuteman was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:13 am Pacific Time. The missile, which was equipped with a ‘reentry vehicle’, traveled 6,750 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean before touching down on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.
A photo of the test shows the missile in a brilliant purple hue.
Trump: Pyongyang Has Returned 200 ‘Fallen Heroes’ from Korean War
President Donald Trump announced at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday that North Korea has returned the remains of 200 U.S. troops who went missing during the Korean War between 1950 and 1953.
“We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 got sent back,” said Trump. This would represent the bulk of the American remains North Korea has admitted to possessing. read more
President Trump is once again being pilloried in the press for what Yahoo News calls, “an ‘astonishing’ concession to Kim Jong-un and North Korea.” What a surprise.
Trump’s comments, they write, “sent shudders through the already shaky architecture of military alliances that undergird U.S. global power. Abandoning joint military exercises will immediately begin to degrade the readiness and deterrent posture of the 32,000 U.S. troops in South Korea, military experts say.”
May I ask what military alliances undergird U.S. global power? Without the U.S., there is no global power. How many nations across the globe depend upon the mighty United States military to protect them? And how many do we rely on to protect us? read more
The left is just so predictable. They just cannot see fit to giving even a modicum of credit to president Trump for anything.
So let’s talk Korea. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. It is the longest war America will ever be involved in. That’s 68 years. Some might even say it’s the longest of any kind in modern history. This would be incorrectamundo. Israel has been at war with the Muslims since its founding in 1948.
And then along comes Trump. He doesn’t understand that you’re not allowed to be tough on your adversaries. You must not threaten. You must negotiate, cause that works so well.
Of course they are wrong. Strong-arm dictators and terrorists know only 1 thing, and that’s power and force. And thankfully, like Reagan with the Soviets, Kim actually believes that Trump will follow through on his threats. Which is why North Korea is now at the bargaining table. read more
Are we prepared for yet another war? We might just get one – and I’m not just being hyperbolic.
To some, the stand-off between North Korea, the United States and our allies in the Pacific feels like déjà-vu all over again.
It is said there is nothing new in the world – at least regarding world events. It is just history that keeps repeating. And to some experts, the tensions between North Korea and America are eerily similar to that of Japan and the U.S. prior to World War II.
There are definitely some similarities and certainly one major difference.
Prior to the run-up to World War II, Japan had been an ally and trading partner of the West – particularly of the U.S. and Great Britain. Japan purchased much of its oil, steel and scrap metal from America.
But after Woodrow Wilson (hate that guy) first denied Japan its share of German reparations from the post World War I Treaty of Versailles, there was a falling out.
Japan had become effectively isolated from the World and they felt threatened. Sound familiar? Mao’s China to the East, Stalin’s Soviet Union to the North, and the once Western Allies to the South. read more
Did you hear? Valerie Plame-Wilson wants to purchase Twitter for the sole purpose of putting a stop to President Trump’s tweeting. She even set up a GoFundMe page for fellow leftists to help her in the purchase. Last I checked Valerie had raised almost $14,000 of the $1 billion she desires for the purchase.
Assuming she gets any where close to the billion, it’s still a tad shy of what those in-the-know think it’s is worth. Last September Forbes estimated Twitter to have a “market valuation of $15.7 billion.” That is considerably higher than today’s market cap of $12.33 billion, but still a far cry from her fundraising goal.
On the GoFundMe page, Plame-Wilson writes that, “Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.”
This was her response to Trump’s tweet from August 11th, where he warned, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path.” read more
Evidently, the planet is now safe from nuclear holocaust. Just a few short weeks ago, the world as we know it was on the brink of total destruction, thanks to the incendiary language of our buffoonish president. At least this was the picture painted by the leftist press and their on-call “intelligence” experts.
So, what happened to the end of the world? It’s as if the planet were suddenly afflicted by some rare but potentially devastating disease, only to have the bug vanish as inexplicably as it arrived.
Where did the N.K. threat go? What are the odds of it returning? No one knows, or no longer seems to care – so I guess we just won’t worry about it. Anyway, we have much more important things to report, like atrocities that occurred centuries ago. In fact, the last slaves were freed 152 years ago in Galveston, Texas, by proclamation, General Order 3, delivered on June 19, 1865 – known as Juneteeth Independence Day. read more
Last Friday IBD wrote that, “Shortly after the North Korea [ICBM] test, Politico ran an article pointing out that ‘the Pentagon and its contractors still haven’t figured out how to reliably shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile.’ The Washington Post noted that after spending tens of billions of dollars, the system ‘has never faced combat or been fully tested.’”
You may recall the fanfare a few months ago over a triumphant test of our missile defense system. We successfully intercepted one of our own mock ICBMs launched from the Marshall Islands. A Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) was deployed from California and shot down the ICBM. Hooray for us!
Unfortunately, that intercept is the exception, not the rule, and that’s very worrisome. The one successful intercept was as close to being “laboratory” conditions as one can be. Everything about the trial was highly scripted.
And Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director Vice Admiral James Syring told a House committee recently that “I would not say we are comfortably ahead of the threat. I would say we are addressing the threat.” Translation: We’re in trouble. read more
As most are aware, baby Huey, Kim Jong-un, ordered the firing of what is thought to be their latest attempt at an ICBM, which failed almost immediately. The launch is said to have taken place at or near the Sinpo Submarine base, on the Eastern Coast of North Korea.
The reason for the failure, other than being North Korean, is unknown. Some experts claim it to just be incompetence on the part of the regime, while others, mainly Pyongyang, insist that the United States hacked the missile, which caused it to fail. I’m good with either explanation, but especially pleased if we were to have hacked the missile.
It is suspected that the failed launch was to loosely coincide with V.P. Mike Pence’s visit to Seoul, South Korea.
Failure or no, this was to be yet another attempt at a show of military might by the sophomoric dictator, who thankfully, at least so far, has been all talk – no action.
The launch came on the heels of a massive parade of supposed military might and civilian solidarity. The parade was dubbed, “Day of the Sun,” commemorating the 105th birthday of North Korean founder and original unhinged dictator, Kim Il Sung, father of late leader Kim Jong-il and grandfather of Kim Jong Un, the country’s present lunatic. read more