Tag: North Korea
How I Know When North Korea Does Something Stupid
When North Korea does something stupid, my post “Where in the World is North Korea?” gets a ton of hits. As you can see from my page view chart, yesterday North Korea was especially stupid. :-/
Mr. Obama won the White House while promising that…
Mr. Obama won the White House while promising that his brand of kinder, gentler diplomacy would better rally the world against bad actors. Now would be a good time, and North Korea the right place, to prove it. Wall Street Journal Hat tip: One Free Korea.
Negotiations, Korean Style
A North Korean Lieutenant General opened negotiations earlier today with his South Korean counterpart as follows: Bush … goes out jogging one morning and, preoccupied with international affairs, fails to notice that a car is heading straight at him. A group of schoolchildren pull the president away just in time, saving his life, and a…
U.S. Intelligence: North Korea Attempted Four Kiloton Nuclear Test
Many have speculated whether North Korea’s claimed nuclear test test was a dud, a fizzle, or an outright fake. U.S. Intelligence officials confirmed that North Korea’s claimed nuclear test was indeed nuclear. Whether it was successful is another issue. Officials said intelligence indicated the North Koreans predicted an explosion the equivalent of four kilotons of…
Donald Rumsfeld Reads blogan.net
Except for my wife and family, that is my favourite photo. Rumsfeld When Don has questions, like, Where in the World is North Korea?, he turns to blogan.net for answers. Otherwise, what could explain this? Mr Rumsfeld showed the picture to illustrate how backward the northern regime really is — and how oppressed its people…
What if the North Korean nuclear test wasn’t a dud?
More people are questioning whether the North Korean test was successful. Why? Maybe because no one wants to consider the alternatives: If the explosion was nuclear and successful, the relatively small seismic shock suggests the yield was quite small, much smaller than the sweet spot of 15-20 kilotons most countries have used for their first…
Was North Korean Nuclear Test a Fizzle?
Time to learn a new word: fizzle. “Either this was a deceit using a few hundred tons of chemical high explosives or it was a nuclear device that did not go as intended,” said Bob Puerifoy, a former Sandia National Laboratories weapons executive. “I won’t call it a dud — a few hundred tons of…
North Korea nuclear test: Choose your theory
Rather than blaming North Korea, there must be some other cause for North Korea’s claimed nuke test. Choose your favorite. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Clinton’s fault. It’s Carter’s fault. It’s a conspiracy to get Foley off the front pages. It’s a conspiracy to get a South Korean Secretary-General of the United Nations. It’s particularly enjoyable…
Abbreviations for North Korea
So far, I’ve seen NK, Nork, and NoKo. Are there others? According to Wikipedia, Nork is slang for North Koreans, not the country’s name. (My apologies if Nork is derogatory — Wikipedia doesn’t say.)