Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Holy Apocalypse

As we all know, Donald Trump is now posing as a pious man, instead of a grubby pervert.A man who now prefers to read the Bible instead of Hitler's speeches.But still, this tweet late yesterday seemed to come out of nowhere. And it couldn't be more disturbing.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to World War III

In one of my last posts I asked the following question: Is Donald Trump Now Too Mentally Disturbed To Remain In Office?And I concluded that he definitely was.So I'm glad to see that the Republican Senator Bob Corker sort of agrees with me. And that he not only believes that the White House has become an "adult ...

Dead Wild Roses: ‘Fire and Fury’ – The Korean Peninsula – Helpful Facts

Why looking at non-North American news feeds is important.  This little tidbit by Pepe Escobar cropped up on Counterpunch, but the article is all over the place in the Eastern media. “But this is extremely serious. A China-North Korea mutual defense treaty has been in effect since 1961. Under this framework, Beijing’s response to Trump’s ...

Politics and its Discontents: Canadians (And Pretty Much The Rest Of The World) Had Better Be Careful

Watch the following and you will see why: Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: Has Donald Trump Made War Unavoidable?

Well now we know that Donald Trump's verbal blast at North Korea was totally improvised. President Trump’s aides knew he planned to deliver a tough message to North Korea on Tuesday, but they did not expect a threat that rivaled the apocalyptic taunts often used by his target, Kim Jong-un.And now we know how the North Koreans ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Armageddon

Almost four years ago Donald Trump tweeted this: And yesterday he did his best to turn that into a self fulfilling prophesy. Read more »

The Political Road Map: Nuclear Korea and Donald Trump

To begin, if you know someone who is currently working in South Korea, you may want to prepare their return home or at the very least…ensure they renegotiate any contract they are under for a larger sum. While many South Koreans have become used to the threats posed by the North, the recent military maneuvers ...

LeDaro: North Korea Puts Army on ‘Quasi State of War

This sounds very scary because if there is a war between North and South Korea it will spread if countries like U.S. and Russia get involved.

LeDaro: North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire

This guy is crazy and a threat to world peace. Kim Jong Un Fire exchange More than 100 North Korean shells out of 500 or so fired landed in South Korean waters, prompting marines from the South to fire back with more than 300 rounds in the North’s waters, defense officials in Seoul said. Seoul ...

The Wandering Joe: Crimea and Misdemeanours

Bad puns aside, the recent intrigue in Crimea has been responsible for more nonsensical political blustering than any single international incident in the past decade. It has been a curious exercise to sit back and watch everyone work themselves up and deliver half-baked analyses based on laughably outdated assumptions. Please note that all of my ...

LeDaro: Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un: The Odd Couple

See bigger picture here. Read the story The Telegraph.

LeDaro: North Korea and robotic army

Almost all countries do a good job of brainwashing their soldiers – its all for patriotism and thus killing the enemy is justified. However, dictatorial governments do even a better job. North Korea is a good example. The picture below puts some light on this phenomena. Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass military ...

LeDaro: North Korea: Interesting pictures

Every summer the North Koreans hold the Arirang games, or “mass games,” where perhaps as many as 100,000 performers dance and do gymnastics to a patriotic theme. The real stars of the show may be these boys: the flashcard flippers, who with split-second precision form colorful mosaics. But this is what the boys behind the ...

LeDaro: North Korea and Dictatorship

It is unfortunate that in dictatorships like the one in North Korea people are treated like robots. The following picture is beautiful but one feels sadness about the control of dictatorship. In this case Kim Jong-un is the master. North Koreans wave flowers as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square ...

The Disaffected Lib: America’s Enemy-Industrial Complex

You can own all the locomotives and all the rolling stock in the world but they’re useless without tracks.   The same logic holds true for the world’s largest, most fearsome military.   What good is it without an ample supply of enemies? Just as General Motors needs people to buy Chevys, the U.S. military/industrial/commercial warfighting complex ...

LeDaro: Kim Jong Un Threats for Nuclear War

Is Kim Jong Un crazy or what? If he attacks South Korea or U.S hell may broke loose. Despite U.S’s problems (which are too many) it has nuclear capabilities that it can destroy North Korea 100 times over. Then imagine China and Russia getting involved,it will be a disaster of the proportion that the world ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Sunday Roundup: Harper Picked Chinese Pandas Over Journey of Nishiyuu Aboriginal Youth

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize the popular view that Harper […] The post Sunday Roundup: ...

Trashy's World: Kim Jong-un…

… reading things… Probably written in English. (17) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Elizabeth May: Harper making Canada the North Korea of environmental law

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Green Party leader Elizabeth May says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is turning Canada into a “rogue nation” and the “North Korea of environmental law”. The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP was reacting to Thursday’s shocking revelation that the Conservative government last week quietly withdrew from yet another important international body, the United Nations […] The post Elizabeth May: ...

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Weekly roundup (ending Mar 16 / 13)

First and biggest news of the week was the upset election of 76 year old Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who interestingly has taken the name Francis I.    No sooner was he elected, and leading up to his investiture next week (since 1978, new Popes have refused to take the three tiered crowned ...

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Iran: Getting away with genocide, thanks to banks (maybe)

If the allegations about the British based bank Standard Chartered Bank PLC are true then a financial institution that has been at the forefront of a “corporate responsibility” campaign is guilty of an instance of money laundering that makes the Bank of Credit and Commerce International look like Romper Room ™.    When I first heard ...

Trashy's World: The invitation must have been lost in the mail

The North Korean Dear Leader got hitched! I wonder if they had to get married? Ew. (7) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Deny, deny, deny — Syria edition (and why sanctions aren’t enough)

This past weekend’s massacre in Houla, Syria was so uncommonly cruel in its scope that even Russia and Mainland China, which have been vetoing several resolutions due to their arms sales to Damascus, finally said enough is enough.   At least 108 are dead, and quite a few Western states have suspended ties to the Assad ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Lessons from Iran for North Korea

North Korea became the biggest international story of last week when it decided to launch a satellite into space (ostensibly a weather satellite) that ultimately broke down shortly after being launched. This episode puts into peril the nascent moves towards genuine talks regarding food aid in exchange for abandoning nuclear ambitions and a denouement in ...

LeDaro: North Korea: Nuclear Proliferation

NBC Nightly News had an interesting piece on North Korea and policies of developing more and more potent nuclear arsenal which also has worldwide reach. This is indeed madness. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I agree that both North Korea and Iran must not have nuclear weapons especially ...