North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit - media
North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday.
Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with four foreign ministry officials after they were charged with spying for the United States, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.
â€śHe was accused of spying for the United States for poorly reporting on the negotiations without properly grasping U.S. intentions,â€ť the source was quoted as saying....
Will Ripley, CNN wrote: .... Chosun's story on the purported punishments for Kim Hyok Chol and Kim Yong Chol was widely circulated but met with heavy skepticism from experts due to its thin sourcing. If true, it would have amounted to a rapid downfall for two of North Korea's highest profile figures. .... Diplomats and officials from Pyongyang have been known to disappear from public view only to resurface after a period of so-called reeducation, analysts and former diplomats say. Kim Yong Ju, the brother of Kim Il Sung -- North Korea's founder and the grandfather of Kim Jong Un -- disappeared for nearly two decades. He disappeared in the mid 1970s and then reappeared in 1993. ....
excerpts from, "Executed' North Korean diplomat is alive, sources say"
Pew Research wrote: ... U.S. adults blame political leaders and activists far more than journalists for the creation of made-up news intended to mislead the public. But they believe it is primarily the responsibility of journalists to fix the problem. And they think the issue will get worse in the foreseeable future....
excerpt from, "Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed"
i'm trying really hard to be a better Christian, and i thought we were to pray for our leaders no matter if we agree with them or not and ask God to lead them, He can if He wants to, even unto praying for our enemies and those who hurt us. please tell me if this is wrong, who will beg God to save us?
As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals....
118K 3:12 PM - May 31, 2019
He followed that tweet with this one...
@realDonaldTrump May 31
....on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!
Just another unregenerate politician pandering to the masses.
"they who rule unjustly and incompetently have been raised up by God to punish the wickedness of the people.â€ť Calvin
My worrry is ; the Trump administration still appears to be a cobbled patchwork of career second lieutenants, in place of , everyone else Trump fired or resigned due to duress , working hard to make it appear Govment is on the ball. Iâ€™m reading Shelby Footeâ€™s novella on the Gettysberg campaign or invasion of Pennsylvania. At times the Trump administration looks like the Davis administration. Lots of bluster and parades but in the end, are out matched by an enemy that plans on winning.
The truth is, without Christ, we would be willing to do all that he has done. When you are in a position of absolute power, and no type of conviction holding you back, the only limit in your life is what science can create.
We came from the same stock as Kim Jung Un, Adam's decendants...
over at the border, to certain death or life imprisonment in the infamous concentration camps of Kim Jong Unâ€™s regime.
We must pray for them, and even for the folks â€śat libertyâ€ť on the starving villages and collective farms of North Korea, where there is such a terrible climate of fear.
May the Lord bring about a great revival in that troubled land. Most of the evangelical Christians in Korea, including those in the free South Korea, had a descendancy from the North Korean churches in pre-Communist times, (Pyongyang was known as the â€śJerusalemâ€ť of Korea for its many churches), and Kim Jong Unâ€™s great-grandfather was a Christian, a Presbyterian elder, but tragically his son, Kim Il Sung, broke away in his youth, when fighting the Japanese occupation, and teamed up first with the Russian Communists, and then the Chinese Maoists, to form the Communist state of North Korea.
I have always thought that North Korea was not to be trusted. Kim Jong Un, his father and grandfather as well before him, learnt from Joseph Stalin. Under Stalinâ€™s rule in the old USSR, nobody was safe, not even his hand picked party officials and deputies. Any failure, or even a perceived dissent or dissension, or merely falling out of favour was punished by death, or life imprisonment in camps.
Kim Jong Un apparently punished at least 2 major officials or ministers for sleeping during his long speeches, (these were elderly men), by death, and hauled his own uncle out of a major national Communist party meeting, where there was a quick interrogation, show trial and then execution, I believe in front of an anti-aircraft gun. His popular sister has now mysteriously vanished, and his half-brother assassinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport.
Meanwhile whole families of Christians are languishing in prison camps with slave labour, medical experiments, sadistic guards (who are actually rewarded the more sadistic they are), and appalling conditions. North Korea and Iran visit each other and share nuclear and missile technology. China, North Koreaâ€™s powerful neighbour sits on the sidelines, makes a noise now and then, does nothing to restrain North Korea, and hands North Korean refugees
Ivan Watson and Brad Lendon wrote: .... Dialogue security conference in Singapore, where defense chiefs from around the world have gathered to assess threats to the region. Chief among those threats is North Korea, said US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. "North Korea remains an extraordinary threat and requires continued vigilance," Shanahan said, during a speech to hundreds of delegates. "We acknowledge that North Korea has neared a point where it could credibly strike regional allies, US territory and our forward-deployed forces."...
from "US' top North Korea diplomat 'doesn't know' if Kim executed official over Trump summit"