Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: DPRK, Fidel Castro, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Stephanie Seymour | Comments Off on Kim Jong-un Executes 15 Top North Korean Officials
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea’s spy agency has told a closed-door parliament meeting.
A vice minister for forestry was one of the officials executed for complaining about a state policy, a member of parliament’s intelligence committee, Shin Kyung-min, quoted an unnamed National Intelligence Service official as saying.
“Excuses or reasoning doesn’t work for Kim Jong-un, and his style of rule is to push through everything, and if there’s any objection, he takes that as a challenge to authority and comes back with execution as a showcase,” Mr Shin said.
“In the four months this year, 15 senior officials are said to have been executed,” Mr Shin cited the intelligence official as saying, according to his office :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 10th, 2014 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: Alexis Leyva, Cuba, Cuban President, Estudio Romerillo, Eusebio Leal, Fidel Castro, Lam eres imprescindible, Wilfredo Lam | Comments Off on Castro Makes Rare Public Appearance
Reclusive former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, attending a local art gallery opening.
Historian Eusebio Leal and Cuban artist Alexis Leyva unveiled a plaque to inaugurate the Estudio Romerillo. Castro toured the gallery presenting an exhibition celebrating the lauded Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, “Lam, eres imprescindible” – Lam, you are indispensable – which included original works by the artist.
Castro, uncharacteristically wearing a black jacket, trousers and an olive scarf, rather than his iconic combat fatigues, appeared fit in some photos, but other photos, not published by Cuban media, showed him walking with difficulty, leaning on a cane, assisted by escorts.
January 1 this year marked the 55th anniversary of Castro’s triumphant arrival in Havana after toppling the US backed Batista government :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cuba, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Revolute | Tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Happy Birthday, North Korea | Comments Off on Fidel Castro Sings Praise For North Korea… ps: happy 87th birthday!
Our most favourite revolutionary Fidel Castro has credited North Korea with supplying Cuba with free weapons in the 1980s after the Soviet Union said it could no longer defend the island against an American invasion.
Castro’s reminiscence in an article published Wednesday came as United Nations experts were scrutinizing a shipment of Cuban arms to North Korea to determine if they violated a UN ban.
Castro has dismissed the discovery of the undeclared arms aboard a North Korean freighter – more below -transiting the Panama Canal as an attempt to smear Cuba.
In an article penned by the most beloved former leader today, marking his 87th birthday, Castro did not mention the case but praised North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung for coming to Cuba’s aid near the end of the Cold War :: Read the full article »»»»