North Korea

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  1. The shadow

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  3. nivek

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    New Evidence Suggests North Korea has a Naval Marine Mammal Program

    Evidence is emerging that the North Korean regime is training dolphins for military purposes, according to new satellite imagery.

    While the U.S. Navy pioneered the training of dolphins and other marine mammals for naval purposes and has a program based in San Diego, it’s not a capability most navies can afford. To date, only the Russian Navy, with bases in the Arctic and Black Sea, has followed suit.

    Based on image intelligence, North Korea’s program dates back at least to October 2015. Their first appearance was at the site of a major naval display in Nampo, a naval base and port city on the west coast. The program is likely part of the widespread modernization of the navy that has taken place under North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    The animal pens were spotted in satellite imagery in the brown waters between a shipyard and a coal loading pier. This location may still be in use intermittently, possibly for training with the naval units based nearby. But the main activity moved to a site further up the river on the edge of town. This base, possibly where the dolphins are bred, began its development in October 2016.

    The U.S. Navy and Russian Navy programs provide a good frame of reference. In America, dolphins and sea lions have been trained. Russia uses Beluga whales, dolphins and seals. The U.S. Navy has deployed them in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. More recently, Russia may have deployed them to the war in Syria. The Beluga whale that turned up in Norway was likely part of the Russian Navy program. What it was doing off the Norwegian coast is open to discussion.

    Comparisons to the marine mammal pens used by the U.S. Navy and Russian Navy suggest that the North Korean pens are sized for dolphins.

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  4. Cosmic Cat

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    Don't guess I should be surprised..But the scary part is that this type of program involving dolphins could extend Kim's reach way beyond what it is now...Bears watching by those in high places...He could use dolphins much like the Japanese used Kamikaze pilots in WW2..

    Sounds cruel I know but Kim will take out his own family so a dolphins life won't mean shit to him.
     
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  5. nivek

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    Kim Jong-un orders man is executed by firing squad in front of his family for illegally selling South Korean films and music

    Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered for North Korean man to be shot by firing squad for illegally selling films and music, while his family were forced to watch his execution.

    The father, whose surname was Lee, was arrested in Wonsan, Gangwon province, before allegedly being executed 40 days later in front of a crowd of 500 people.

    Lee, who was a chief engineer at the Wonsan Farming Management Commission, was accused by authorities of 'anti-socialist acts' for trading the South Korean videos, a source told Daily NK.

    The publication claimed that Lee was caught by the daughter of his 'people's unit' leader, or neighbourhood watch group, while secretly selling the films and music.

    Lee was executed just 40 days after he was arrested while his wife, son and daughter were forced to stand in the front row and watch his final moments.

    They continued: 'The family's neighbours burst into tears when they saw the four security guards picking up Lee's collapsed wife and throwing her [into the van] like a piece of luggage, but they had to clamp their mouths shut and weep in silence for fear of being caught in the criminal act of having compassion for a reactionary.'

    Lee reportedly confessed to selling the CDs and USBs, and authorities are said to be hunting down people who bought the content from him, believed to have been sold for between five and 12 dollars.

    There are a further 20 other people who are in the process of being prosecuted after being accused of selling South Korean music and films, the publication reported.

    The source added: 'Nowadays, if you are caught watching a South Korean video, you receive a sentence of either life in prison or death, so nobody knows who will be executed next.

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  6. August

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    Isn't Kim the guy who executed his own Uncle with an anti aircraft cannon .
     
  7. The shadow

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    His uncle was thrown naked to dogs that had been starved for days
     
  8. Cosmic Cat

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    In Tibet in China there use to be a ceremony called a Tibetan Sky Burial where they threw their dead to vultures (Grifon)...Then they ground the remains and threw them to anything else that was hanging around! This has nothing to do with N Korea but it does go to show there are stranger ways to be disposed of...
     
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  9. August

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    Sounds like recycling.
     
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  10. Cosmic Cat

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    Basically what it was...I think China outlawed the practice in the 1930's do not know if they still allow it or not.
     
  11. August

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    I heard that the Chinese used all their dead bodies for fertilizer ?
     
  12. AlienView

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    "President Trump told a crowd of supporters in West Virginia on Saturday night that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “fell in love” after overcoming early hostilities. “He wrote me beautiful letters and they’re great letters. We fell in love,” he said, joking........"
    Trump: Kim Jong Un and I ‘Fell in Love’

    And who says Trump has no sense of humor ?
     
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