To the tinkly piano tune of "We are the world", a video released last weekend
from Uriminzokkiri, North Korea's official website, shows a dream sequence involving various rockets, Korean unification, a sparkle-powered North Korean Space Shuttle, and the apparent missile-based destruction of Manhattan. [more inside]
Newsfilter: North Korea's response
to a toothless UN resolution
may be a second nuclear test
. With military solutions pretty much off the table
, it may be up to rival factions within the DPRK to topple the regime. NK coups have been discussed here before
, and the end result may not
be as pretty
as one would hope, but maybe this time
have had enough
Former N. Korean Nuclear Contractors are "pretty sure that at some point Don was involved," since it was not unusual to seek help from board members "when we needed contacts with the U.S. government."
An article in yesterday's Fortune
mentions and quotes a number of former employees/contractors for a Swiss engineering firm -- headed by Donald Rumsfeld
at the time that Pyongyang began getting its nuke on. Nevertheless,
Today Rumsfeld, riding high after the Iraq war, is reportedly discussing a plan for "regime change" in North Korea. But his silence about the nuclear reactors raises questions about what he did--or didn't do--as an ABB director.
the media is not exactly
all over this.
North Korea vows it will win a nuclear conflict with the US.
I can't decide if these bizarre pronouncements from the North Korea are horrifyingly scary, or just truly nutty. For the time being, I think I'm going to go along with the Onion's
point of view on this.
North Korea is working on a nuclear weapon
?? Maybe that whole Axis Of Evil thing wasn't too far fetched.