- Korea was ruled by Russia, then Japan ( 1905 ) and finally divided after World War II – communist North, capitalist South.
- Japanese rule was harsh and Korea underwent drastic changes during this time. Their Emperor – Sujong of Korea – and currency were abolished and Koreans were forced to speak Japanese
( Daily Mail ) Stunning photographs have emerged showing a forgotten time when Korea was unified and people were free to live in peace – without the threat of nuclear war.
Images show girls smoking and gambling, happy children eating in a street café and young couples getting married long before millions suffered under the Kim dynasty’s brutal dictatorship.
Taken between 1890 and 1910 long before the Korean War tore a nation apart, the people of the north and south can be seen living together in harmony.
Today, the entire peninsula remains on the brink of nuclear disaster with North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un continues to trade threats with the US.
For a brief period beginning in 1897, Korea was an independent nation. The Korean people had gained their freedom from Russian rule, formed their own empire, and finally won the opportunity to develop and revel in their own culture.
But not long after Korea had won its freedom, the Japanese swept in and took it away. By 1905, Korea was a protectorate of Japan and by 1910, they were completely annexed by Japan.
Japanese rule was harsh and Korea underwent drastic changes during this time. Their Emperor – Sujong of Korea – and currency were abolished and Koreans were forced to speak Japanese.
The country remained under their rule until the end of the Second World War in 1945 when the allied armies defeated the Japanese. With this victory, it seemed, for a brief moment like there would be a free and united Korea once more.
However Korea was then divided into two zones by the United States and the Soviet Union, with the north occupied by the Soviets.
An invasion by North Korea led to the Korean War of 1950. There was a ceasefire in 1953, but no peace treaty was signed and the country remained divided.
Read more: Korea before Kim’s crazy clan: Photos taken more than a century ago show the north and south living in peace without the threat of nuclear war and before Pyongyang’s brutal dynasty of dictators
WOW! PRES. TRUMP FIRST U.N. SPEECH A GRAND SLAM: ATTACKS ‘ROCKET MAN’ KIM JONG UN, IRAN AND SOCIALISM – DEAD SILENCE
- ‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime’
- ‘The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States have ever implemented’
- ‘The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented’
- “In America, the people govern, the people rule and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people where it belongs.” ( http://bit.ly/2ybr2tI )
- President Trump: “We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government … In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. But rather let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.”
From Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump began his first speech to the UN Tuesday with a vow to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea‘s Kim Jong-un if his regime threatens the United States, as he talked up the ‘vast military power’ of the United States.
‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,’ Trump warned gathered world leaders, picking up a derisive term from one of his tweets over the weekend.
Trump began his remarks at the United Nations with a brash statement of U.S. military might as he defended his ‘America first’ agenda to a group of world leaders.
Trump on Obama-Iran deal:
President Trump: The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States have ever implemented. Frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the United States.
‘The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos,’ Trump said.
‘The longest suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people. Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.’
Trump denounces socialism:
President Donald Trump: The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (long pause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venuzela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.
( True Pundit ) North Korea was reportedly rocked by a 6.5 earthquake late Friday night, although many were linking the disturbance to possible underground nuclear missile testing by the communist country’s military.
The blast late Friday night comes just days after a similar 6.3 seismic event rocked North Korea on Sept. 3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey data. That event too is largely being linked to underground nuclear testing. Soon after that blast North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb designed to be fitted on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
That seismic event likewise set off other alarm bells in the White House and was quickly followed by a Tweet blast from President Donald Trump who vowed to hold North Korea responsible for its rogue behavior.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck near a test site in North Korea, sparking fears the regime has launched its sixth nuclear test.
China’s earthquake administration said it detected the quake in northeastern North Korea and described it as a ‘suspected explosion’, according to Reuters.
The depth was recorded as zero meters deep. Yonhap, South Korea’s official news agency, reports the quake struck in Kilju county where North Korea’s nuclear test site Punggyeri is located.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the quake was artificial and it’s analyzing whether the North conducted a nuclear test.
It says it detected a seismic wave from 12.34pm to 12.36pm Sunday around Punggyeri.
North Korea conducted its fifth test last September – which also caused a massive earthquake.
Just hours earlier, the country claimed it has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that has ‘great destructive power’.
Photos released on Saturday show the country’s leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a hydrogen bomb that will be loaded on a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
The hydrogen bomb’s power is adjustable and can be detonated at high altitudes. The regime claims it can build as many of the nuclear weapons as it wishes.
Read more: BREAKING NEWS – Fears North Korea has launched its SIXTH nuclear test: 5.6 ‘artificial’ earthquake is detected near test site, after regime boasted it had loaded a hydrogen bomb onto an ICBM
TRUMP THREATENS NORTH KOREA WITH ‘FIRE AND FURY THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE’ IF IT WILL ATTACK GUAM
- President Donald Trump told the country that any threat to the U.S. would be met with ‘fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before’
- North Korea said it is ‘carefully examining’ a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles
- The 33-year-old Kim Jong Un was lashing out at a U.S. push to drain him of the hard currency he needs to develop his nuclear program that Russia and China reluctantly signed on to last weekend.
( Daily Mail ) Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers from the military base in Guam participated in a strategic bilaterial mission with South Korea and Japan hours before North Korea revealed it was considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam.
The 10-hour mission from Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base took place on Monday and was the first for the aircraft and crews recently deployed from South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base to support U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence missions, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs stated.
‘How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight,’ one of the pilots with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1 said.
The crews practiced intercept and formation training, which gave them an opportunity to improve their combined capabilities and tactical skills.
‘These flights with Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between Japan, ROK and the U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater,’ according to a release from the Air Force.
The bombers flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula. The U.S. released photos of the mission late Tuesday – seemingly in response to North Korea’s threat to strike Guam.
North Korea said it is ‘carefully examining’ a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. That threat happened just hours after President Donald Trump told the country that any threat to the U.S. would be met with ‘fire and fury.’
Read more: ‘America will be defended’: US offers a sneak peak of Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ as supersonic B-1B bombers fly out from Guam Air Force base that North Korea threatened to strike with missiles
- Professor Katherine Dettwyler : Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved, typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueles [sic] males who come into my classes”
From Fox News:
A college professor is receiving backlash for saying that Otto Warmbier “got exactly what he deserved.”
The University of Virginia junior died Monday after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and being brought home in a comatose state. He had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel while visiting the country.
“Otto is typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueles [sic] males who come into my classes,” anthropology professor at the University of Delaware Katherine Dettwyler wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
People from across the country have called for her to be fired, some saying on Twitter that they would not send their children to the university.
The professor said students like Warmbier cry about their grades and think they can get away with anything, including raping women. It is unclear how she was relating rape to Warmbier’s case.
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OTTO WARMBIER DEAD: FATHER SLAMS OBAMA, GRATEFUL TO TRUMP FOR BRINGING BACK HIS SON FROM NORTH KOREA
American student Otto Warmbier, 22, has died days after he was released from captivity in North Korea. He was surrounded by family members at the time of his death, hospital officials said.
While Otto’s father, Fred Warmbier, thanked President Trump for bringing back their son, he slammed former president Barack Obama for their handling of the situation where they were told to keep quiet about his captivity.
Otto’s father noted he was never granted a face to face interview with former President Obama.
Warmbier’s father spoke at a press conference:
FRED WARMBIER: When Otto was first taken, we were advised by the past administration to take a low profile while they worked to obtain his release. We did so without result. Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over.
We made a few media appearances and traveled to Washington to meet with [Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan] Ambassador Joe Yun at the State Department.
It is my understanding that Ambassador Yun and his team, at the direction of the president aggressively pursued resolution of the situation.
They have our thanks for bringing him home.
When a reporter asked Otto’s father if he felt President Obama could have done more he was quick to reaffirm that notion saying:
“I think the results speak for themselves. We’ve been to Washington, D.C. over a dozen times. We met everyone in the past administration from John Kerry to the Swedish ambassador, Sternloff, who lives in Pyongyang. He came in town, we met his aide when he came in town. We’ve met our senators, our congressmen. We’ve worked with Governor Richardson,” he said, referring to former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who also served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Those were our efforts. We relied on this false premise that they would treat Otto fairly and would let him go. Otto was held as a war criminal.
They termed his confinement as a war criminal. We did what we could. We tried to stay low. We were advised that it was important that you don’t upset the North Koreans. We followed that logic. There came a time that that doesn’t seem to have any impact. So we went public with an interview on Tucker Carlson’s show, and then did a couple of written pieces, and then very quickly we have Otto home.”
Fred Warmbier thanked both President Trump and Ohio Senator Rob Portman for helping them get their son back to the United States. He talked over the phone with the President and said the President was primarily focused on how the family was doing.
“It was a really nice conversation. It was kind, and it was, ‘Are you taking care of yourself?’ and ‘We worked hard, and I’m sorry this is the outcome.’ He told me a little bit about Secretary Tillerson and Joe Yun, and they teamed up and made things happen. He was very candid. It was a nice conversation. To be honest with you, I had avoided conversations with him, because to what end?” he added.
President Trump also slammed North Korea’s “brutal regime” Monday after Otto Warmbier’s death:
“Lot of bad things happened,” Trump said during a White House meeting with technology CEOs, “but at least we got him home to be with his parents.”
“It’s a brutal regime,” Trump went on, “and we’ll be able to handle it.”
Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea after officials there said he took a propaganda banner from a hotel in early 2016. His tour group was leaving when authorities detained Warmbier. He was released by the communist regime in a coma last week.
- Otto Warmbier’s Father Denounces President Obama For Failing His Son! Praises Trump!
- BREAKING: Otto Warmbier Dies From North Korean Torture: Obama – this is your legacy.
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