North Korea Arrests Another US Citizen, Threatens To Nuke White House And Destroy "Murderous American Ogres"

Tyler Durden's picture

Exactly two weeks after North Korea arrested Tony Kim, a Korean-American professor in his 50s at Pyongyang International Airport as he was leaving North Korea, Kim Jong-Un has again provoked the US and overnight North Korea detained another U.S. citizen tied to the Christian-backed university in Pyongyang. According to the report issued on Sunday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, Kim Hak-song was arrested for committing “hostile acts”, and works for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a university founded in 2010 by James Kim, a Korean-American Christian businessman.

"A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it,"KCNA said.

PUST, while not officially Christian, hires largely Christian faculty, and says on its website that “churches can support PUST through prayer and through spreading the news about this project among congregation members.” According to Reuters, the volunteer faculty of PUST, many of whom are evangelical Christians, has a curriculum that includes subjects once considered taboo in North Korea, such as capitalism. The college is an unlikely fit in a country that has been condemned by the U.S. State Department for cracking down on freedom of religion.

Over the past few years, North Korea has arrested a number of U.S. citizens doing Christian-related work in the isolated country. Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary, was sentenced to 12 years’ hard labor for “hostile acts,” and was freed after two years in November 2014. In 2014, American Jeffery Fowle was detained and held for six months after leaving a Bible in a nightclub bathroom, according to the WSJ.

In addition to the two Kims from PUST, North Korea last year sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate arrested for allegedly trying to steal a political poster from a hotel, and Kim Dong-chul, a Korean-American businessman, to terms of 15 years and 10 years of hard labor, respectively.

White two weeks ago the White House acknowledged it was aware of the US citizen detention in North Korea, it has so far failed to even lodge even a formal demand for his release. It has yet to make a statement on the latest arrest.

Separately, and in keeping up with the recent belligerent rhetoric out of N.Korea, the country again threatened to nuke the White House and reduce it to ashes as Kim Jong-un’s regime bragged the days of the US are now “over” adding "this is a stern warning to the US imperialists and their stooges running amuck for aggression and war moves."

The threat was unveiled in an editorial published by KNCA, in which Pyongyang slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to dispatch its naval fleet to the Korean Peninsula. The op-ed vowed it would be victorious over an enemy made up of “murderous ogres”, “robbers”, “air pirates” and “warriors who master the occult arts”, according to the Express.

“The world will clearly witness how the crime-woven history of the US imperialists will be over, how the despicable remaining days of the south Korean puppet forces will come to an end and how national reunification, the cherished desire of the Korean nation, will be achieved.” North Korea’s military commander also said the White House would be “reduced to ashes”, even as the US was planning to destroy Pyongyang the op-ed claimed.

The article claimed 330,000 US soldiers took part in military drills designed to rehearse an “all-out war” with North Korea and pledged that Pyongyang “will retaliate” and “the crime-woven history of the US imperialists will be over”. North Korea also accused the US of being a “hotbed of evil” which needed to be hit with an “indiscriminate preemptive nuclear strike” to transform the superpower into “something that cannot come back to life again”.

The ongoing threats come as State media said Kim Jong-un has inspected his military's new battle plans and bragged his forces are "fully ready for combat and to go into action." Chris Douglas of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute warned that “a fanatical regime facing extinction wouldn’t think twice about sending a container bearing a nuclear device to the US or an allied country and detonating it." Luckily, the desperation of the "fanatical regime" has not yet reached peak levels.

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Bish's picture

I bet they're evacutaing the white house right now. Kim Jung Un isn't the type of guy to talk shit that he can't back up.

Muddy1's picture

Soooooooooooooo  we're willing to go to war over one US citizen being detained.  Billions in war materials, rebuilding SK (again), and US military KIA over one guy?  Not worth it.  The guy knew the risk of going to NK, he took it, now he can accept his losses.  It is not the responsibility of the US taxpayer to do yet another "bailout".  Even Forrest Gump knew, "Stupid is as stupid does."

rejected's picture

"Soooooooooooooo  we're willing to go to war over one US citizen being detained. "

A resounding YES!

I don't think WE as in most people are,  but  US government will go to war FOR ANY RHYME OR REASON!

BaBaBouy's picture

Tick Tock ... Tick Tock ... False Flag NK Attack ... Tick Tock ... Tick Tock ...

RiverRoad's picture

Why waste the ammo on the White House when you've got Bezos sitting right there in Seattle?

That would bring those capitalist "running dogs" down fast.

Kotzbomber747's picture

Human shields, just like Saddam.

So what will the Orange Meister in the White House do now? More Twitter bombardments? Hahaha!

Jubal Early's picture

Someone posted this earlier:

Former Isreali Ambassador: "North Korea Needs To Be Wiped Off the Map"

Everywhere you look its that same story:  Pay for the interest on the holocaust stupid goyim, it keeps compounding.  In this case Kim is also a holocaust denier and an Israel denier.


Perimetr's picture

nuke the White House?

how about just a precision strike?

HopefulCynical's picture

My guess is that the banksters have a mole very close to Tubby, egging on his paranoia so that he gives China and the US the excuse they need to take him down.

The Rothschild filth are determined to get their goddamn central bank, by any means necessary.

Delving Eye's picture

Kim and Madonna both want to blow up the White House. Time to take 'em both out -- with extreme prejudice.

SolidAssets's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

55 men's picture

"Threatens to nuke whitehouse"
I don't know guys, this might be a good deal for us

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Notice how Gillerman pivots from NK to Iran. He wants to wipe NK off the face of the map. That will send a good message to Iran. Nice

Jubal Early's picture

I did notice that.  And it is probably as much or more about NK missile technology as nuclear weapons.

But what is Irans big sin, besides stating that Israel is nothing but occupied palestine?  It is that they don't have a Rothschilds dominated central bank.  If Iran would simply accept the (((Central Bank))) then they would be allowed to integrate into (((BIS))) and all their sins would be forgiven. 

Winston Churchill's picture

Geography is their big sin ,and oil.

Iran,Turkey,Afghanistan and India(before partition, are MacKinders nucleus heartland states.

Winston Churchill's picture

Wasn't that the pretext for the invasion, and only US victory  since WWII , against those evil Grenadians.

_RRR_'s picture

is this now like some fantasy film? North Korean Orcs vs. American Ogres? Paul Ryan maybe has another dwarf army at hand and who's the focking Wizard?

Winston Churchill's picture

Its a never ending bad acid trip.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Its a never ending bad acid trip.

...where the visuals are a non-stop stream of election-season TV commercials from the last 30 years.

Chris Douglas of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute warned that “a fanatical regime facing extinction wouldn’t think twice about sending a container bearing a nuclear device to the US or an allied country and detonating it."

A valid point. In the mindless flailings of its death throes, the fanatical regime in Vichy DC is capable of any evil.

Insurrexion's picture

Kim Jong,

The deplorables at Zero Hedge have a better idea for you.

1. The Federal Reserve:  

Coordinates: 38d-53’34.11” N – 77d02’45.04 W.

2. CIA in Langley:

Coordinates: 38d57’07.29 N – 77d08’41.95 W.

3. NSA Headquarters at Ft. Meade: 

Coordinates: 39d06’30.51” N – 76d46’18.08” W.

larz's picture

Hey they called us ogres.   Fire away

logicalman's picture

As long as he's not an Archduke, we should be OK.


DingleBarryObummer's picture

he talks shit all the time and either can't, or decides not to back it up.  He might be able to if he wants to, who the hell knows.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Come on Kim, do the world a favor. Nuke the neocon war cult in Washington and Langley. 

runswithscissors's picture

Make sure  CONgress is in session if you are going to nuke the Den of Corruption Un...we want to make sure to vaporize as mant TRAITORS as possible.

quesnay's picture

Sarcasm? Because that is literally all he and his father have ever done every other day for the last 50 years. 'This' time they really mean it.

Kickaha's picture

You are absolutely correct as to the constant stream of ridiculous bluster that has been puked out a Kim mouth for as long as I have been old enough to want to pay any attention to world affairs.  That goes back to about 1960 when, having been properly trained by watching lots of Looney Tunes on Saturday mornings, I turned my attention partially towards the news.

As an aside, Looney Tunes taught me a lot of things, first and foremost, that nothing is more hilarious than non-crippling and non-fatal pain experienced by your friends, especially when they endlessly inflict that pain on themselves by repeatedly doing obviously stupid shit.  You have to admit that is true.

Getting back to the Kim family, they, like the Black Knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail, kept spouting shit when their invincible army was soaking their collective asses in the Yalu river.  It was nice back then to have a big brother to join the fray on your inept side, one which lately had told them they are now on their own.

Kim, I fart in your general direction, and your mother was a hamster!

earleflorida's picture

Why do they hate us so?

Is it because of our freedom?

Or, is it our exceptionalism that frieghtens them?

perhaps this can clear some lingering questions up, as amerika's 'jekyllistic`silhoueete marries its ubiquitous shadow at dusk,...and, as the flat world rotates dismally upon thy morrow..., shows itself as a'mr.hydesque', crown'd by the sun that cleanses all ambiguity from the fore?

thus, does North Korea deserve its place in the SUN?

("How the US Empire was made in North Korea"  5/6/17 by Niall Bradley [very good read... imho }

Note:  Mao's China 1949       Korean War 1950-53     Vietnam War 1955-1975     etal, ... .etal, ....   

justdues's picture

Fat Boy Kim is doing exactly as (((Washington))) wants . North Korea will not be attacked, not by the US anyway. No no no , but the NK "threat" will be used to give South Korea and Japan a "missile shield" (to counter the alleged threat) which will actually be directed against China and Eastern Russia to further encircle them and spread US hegemony, just as Poland was given a missile shield to protect them against the non existant "Iranian missile threat" but which is actually directed against western Russia. The Russians and Chinese know this of course , the people of the world who read headlines about "eevil dictators" (Kim , Putin etc) from the mind control (((media))) havn,t a clue and will be led like fearful sheep as usual. What the Russians and Chinese will do about this stealth encirclement on the chess board ? I havn,t a clue either . But the danger is one day they just come to the conclusion that US (((neo-cons))) really are psycho-pathically insane enough to expect total submission from everyone else , and the Russians just think "ah fuck it, better to die on your feet than live on your knees"  

WinstonSmith1984's picture

They can keep the fundamental Christian terrorists.

HowdyDoody's picture

The first Americans into Iraq after shock and awe were American Christian bible-bashers wanting to convert the heathens.

FreeShitter's picture

Nuke the banksters would be doing us all a favor, thanks.

rejected's picture

Any American stupid enough to still be in NK deserves to be arrested.

SoDamnMad's picture

These people who are actually forward observers to call in cruise missile strikes on strategic targets using their Obama bath house phones they snuck in.

rejected's picture

Yes,,, a possible mole of some sort. The whole university is a probable US termite nest.

I was editing my post when you replied that that university was probably associated with a well known 3 letter US Agency which would explain the demonization afforded NK in this article.

JackT's picture

Pretty sure a mole would have a better cover than being associated with anything remotely Christian in NK.

man of Wool's picture

Yeah and brainwashing the locals with Christian voodoo. They're fuckwits. 

Giant Meteor's picture

You better believe it. I changed my vacation plans there right after the story about those guy's being executed, strapped to anti-aircraft guns ..

zippedydoodah's picture

It took a bizarre method of execution for you to realise that NK isn't an ideal vacation venue? Darwin award winner potential.

bigkahuna's picture

Um, if you are American, you should have gotten the fuck out of there long ago. In fact - you should have never ventured there in the first place. Going there as an American is about as safe as playing volleyball across the median of the freeway during rush hour.

RiverRoad's picture

Wrong university; he should have gone to Iran instead.

Proofreder's picture

Many traveling and ex-pat Americans have at least two Canadian T-shirts with a large maple leaf, front and back.

Oh Canada, Oh ...

It worked in the past, what more can I say ?

Seasmoke's picture

Kim. Keeps on disappointing. 

Sandmann's picture

What is chocolate cake like in Pyongyang ?

Robert Trip's picture

Prepare the AA Gun.

Make sure you get the dude's dental records first.