NorKs, Nukes, Iran, and ICBMs

Via Reeko:

North Korea has successfully placed its second satellite into a polar orbit using their newer version of the UnHa-3 rocket to launch what they are calling the KwangMyungSong-4 satellite. The satellite and its third-stage rocket booster are both being tracked by NORAD which is showing a near prefect circular and polar orbit.

Since the first North Korean satellite launched in December 2012 tumbled uncontrollably, our collective think-tanks’ analysis had always been that North Korea was never able to communicate with that satellite. Yet it is humbly apparent that they did in fact learn from its failures. This second satellite is, for now, orbiting over the poles about every 94 minutes with its third stage booster somewhere near it.

There is fascinating video of the actual launch yesterday at the Sohae facility yesterday already uploaded by North Korea to Youtube. And yes, the rocket side is painted in very clearly Korean “Un Ha 3”:

Please note that the UnHa-3 rocket is a version of the TaePoDong-2 ICBM missile. Technically, what makes a satellite payload differ from a warhead payload is the ability to re-enter earth’s atmosphere downrange. Thus, whenever these so-called satellites turn into re-entry vehicles, without burning up their payloads, that is when they become true ICBMs. The only remaining obstacle for the North Koreans – and their partners the Iranians – to overcome and declare themselves nuclear states is to successfully re-enter an intact payload of any kind. Remember, a nuclear state does not have to test nuclear weapons to become a nuclear power. Israel didn’t test anything, but followed France’s testing of nukes. Iran is following Israel’s lead and helping North Korea to fully test and develop its nuclear weapons.

AND SO… is the North Korean orbiting object just a satellite? Or are they perfecting a re-entry vehicle? Some speculation persists that the tumbling of the first satellite was the result of it trying to re-enter instead of communicate. Speculating that further now in tandem with North Korea and their allies Iran having already developed a miniaturized nuclear bomb to feasibly put into any successful re-entry vehicle just last month, the remaining one question is really superfluous one: satellite or re-entry vehicle?

Could the North Korean Nuclear Test be a Game Changer for Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program?
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ICBMs don’t come cheap but since North Korea’s cooperation with Iran is most likely for Iran’s benefit instead of just having them there as interested observers, North Korea reaps the rewards also:

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Which does beg the question, that if Iran can still get a 150 Billion dollar windfall by pretending to not be pursuing nuclear weapons that North Korea has already developed for them, then why can’t North Korea get some of that action also? A former US president, who is the undisputed sanctimonious king of understatement, Bill Clinton, said rather famously when he was asked about the wisdom of giving North Korea not one, but two nuclear reactors, which have since obviously been used to produce plenty of fissile material for bomb-making:  “That’s a no-brainer!” Well, duh.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Hillary ‘100 Percent Confident’ That FBI Email Probe Will Fizzle

PJ Media: Hillary ‘100 Percent Confident’ That FBI Email Probe Will Fizzle:

Toward the end of her lightly watched MSNBC-hosted debate in New Hampshire against Bernie Sanders last night, Hillary Clinton addressed the email scandal, saying she’s certain the issue will not derail her campaign.

Fox News: Hillary’s Email Cloud – FBI Threat Hans Over Clinton Candidacy – Journal Editorial Report

SEE ALSO:

PJ Media: Shocker: Secs Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice Received Classified Information on Their Personal Email Accounts, Too!

PJ Media: Republican on Intel Committee: Hillary’s Top-Secret Emails Named Names and Put Lives at Risk

PJ Media: Clinton Caught Lying About Her Lame ‘Speed Limit’ Email Excuse

PJ Media: Former FBI Official Red-Flags Troubling Lack of Activity at DOJ Regarding Hillary’s Emails

PJ Media: Revealed: John Kerry Sent Hillary a ‘SECRET’ Email From His iPad in 2011

PJ Media: Government Official: Clinton’s Unsecure Emails Jeopardized Lives

PJ Media: Fox News: Contacts in the FBI and DOJ are ‘Super Pissed Off’ at the White House

Fox News: MSNBC debate moderator under fire for hugging candidates:

Martin Shkreli Pharma Bro Smirking Compilation:

(Alternative title: Pharma-Boy’s most Punchable Faces)

PJTV: 44 Questions You Never Thought a Presidential Candidate Would Answer w/ Carly Fiorina:

PJTV, Trifecta: Either Way This Election Will Start a Revolution! 

Colin Flaherty: WHITE PEOPLE RAMPAGE THROUGH ALBANY — ATTACK BLACK CO EDS:

Colin Flaherty: Hate Crime Hoax? Witness intimidation and threat of violence from a San Diego Charger?

Colin Flaherty: Diary of a Bogus Hate Crime in Albany — first videos released!

Colin Flaherty: UAlbany Black Students Lie About White Racist Attack on bus

MORE: 

WNYT News 13: Hillary Clinton weighs in on alleged UAlbany bus attack:

Clinton tweeted Thursday morning,” There’s no excuse for racism and violence on a college campus.”

WNYT News 13: Video of UAlbany incident raises new questions about racism claims:

“It was very confusing, very difficult to tell what was going on, but we haven’t heard, at least I haven’t heard, any racial slurs,” admitted Center for Law and Justice Executive Director Alice Green.

She and Albany Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin were just two of those invited to the district attorney’s office to view the half a dozen or more videos.

They say the 1 a.m. CDTA bus video is clear, but the bus is so crowded it’s hard to tell what’s happening in the only seconds long fight. However, they saw no group of white people around the alleged victims.

“I didn’t see, for instance, any white male attack anybody,” noted Green.

When asked if she saw any men hitting women, she and McLaughlin both said it looked like the men were trying to pull people apart.

The three victims emerged Monday as 500 gathered on campus to support them. Social media lit up immediately after the incident with accusations and threats. That’s why the district attorney says he invited these community leaders.

ATT: News 13: I think it’s okay at this point to stop calling the 3 hoaxters, “victims.”

Also readers – don’t confuse the Center for Law and Justice with Jay Sekulow’s American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). These are two very different animals – the former is liberal, Afro-centric, SJW outfit and the latter is a politically conservative, Christian-based social activism organization.

 

 

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.” – John Harrington

“Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid,- these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous.” – Qu’ran, Surah Al-Anfal, 74

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam” – President Barack Hussein Obama

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This week’s winning essay,The Noisy Room’s Why Is Small Town America Being Inundated With Muslim Immigrants? is her incisive look at yet another way President Obama is changing America…by flooding heartland America with Muslims from countries where the vast majority of the inhabitants have values and a culture totally inimical to our Constitution as well as our notions of freedom, tolerance and human liberty. Here’s a slice:

Looks like my old stomping grounds in Montana are heating up. People there are not taking Obama’s plan to force refugees on them lying down. There was a protest in Missoula, Montana at 10 a.m. this morning over that very issue. It is just one of many battles brewing out there in small town America.

Small towns in the sparsely populated parts of America are the perfect place to relocate these refugees. Especially, if your agenda includes politically terraforming the country. The West is historically conservative in their politics. Many are Republicans and Libertarians. Even the Democrats hearken back to an earlier time when they were more conservative in nature. Obama and the Democrats can’t have that. They need to have an entire country willing to submit to Marxist diktats. They need areas seeded with those who will vote Democrat and ensure that they stay in power no matter what.

And it’s not just voting demographics that are pushing this move either. I personally believe that there is a warped logic to all of this. That if Islam can be made the predominant religion in America, people will be more easily controlled. That’s insane of course and won’t work, but there you have it. Instead, Shariah law will be implemented and you will see the same atrocities occurring in Europe happen here. The big difference being, that at least for now, Americans are armed and will use those weapons to protect their neighbors, loved ones and country.

Bringing in the refugees also moves forward the Cloward and Piven strategy to overwhelm the system so it will collapse and cause chaos in the streets. These people want to tear the system apart, so they can replace it with something truly heinous. The Obama administration will never admit that this is the plan, but can you honestly look at what is going on today and tell me it isn’t? Our borders are wide open. We are not vetting anyone to speak of and security here in the US is worse than before 9/11.

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Communities in states such as Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Kansas are being infused with Muslim refugees even though they are not wanted by the residents or the local law enforcement. The feds and their leaders are not giving them a choice. Wyoming is the only state currently not participating in the program, but even the governor there wants to jump in it. Living in large cities would be too costly for the refugees and more can be accomplished with seeding them across the plains. In a small town, they can turn everything to their advantage in short order. Since many of our larger cities are already flooded with immigrants from south of the border and from Muslim nations, in many respects they have at least partially fallen to the ploy already. This is the fundamental transformation of America in play. South Carolina, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and Michigan are vigorously fighting against this program and Obama’s ‘change’.

The same entitlements, jobs, lodging and freebies will be given to these refugees in small town America. But that will mean taking more and more away from locals in these same communities. These immigrants bring crime and disease with them. As crime rises, people will leave which will hasten the take over of these towns. At least that is what Obama and his friends hope for. I pray that people dig in and decide to stay and fight if they can.

Which brings me back to Missoula where they had a protest this morning in front of the county courthouse. Refugees are being brought into Helena and Missoula and the people there don’t want them. We’re talking about hundreds of Muslims. Other rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho and Fargo, North Dakota are planned as well. I have friends in Idaho that just won’t stand for this invasion.

It’s the same old story here. NGOs with lots of money and a pro-immigrant agenda are seeking out politicians who can be bought basically, or that can be forced into compliance one way or the other. These individuals, such as Sand Point, Idaho, Mayor Shelby Rognstad, conspire against their constituency until they are forced by the people to back down. The politicians in Missoula seem to have sold out to this movement. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to find out what each of them was offered in exchange for their support in resettling large number of Islamic refugees in their areas.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Tucker Carlson in Politico Magazine with Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right submitted by The Noisy Room.

Donald Trump has his detractors, but no one can deny that he has struck a chord among many Americans. Tucker Carlson does a wonderful job of exploring why that is, attratacing the deranged hatred of some of Politico’s rabid leftists.

Here are this week’s full results.

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s Statuette of Shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the Statuette of Shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…yes,it’s…


UN Secretary General,Human Jellyfish And Terrorism Apologist Ban-Ki-Moon!!

JoshuaPunditBan Ki-Moon decided to give a speech last week entitled, “Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East.” It had 52 paragraphs, three about Lebanon, and two about Syria – one about refugees and one about the Golan. The rest of it was a screed aimed at Israel. Nothing about Iran, or about ISIS . Nothing about Saudi Arabia’s mass killings of civilians in Yemen, nothing about Egypt or Libya. Not a mention of the Kurds.

Ban’s entire speech basically stated that if Israel uprooted 500,000 of its citizens, divided Jerusalem and gave the part with the Jewish Holy sites to the Arabs whom call themselves ‘Palestinians’ and retreated to indefensible borders there would be peace in the entire region. But wait there’s more. Ban Ki-Moon also rationalized the murder of Jews, attributing the terrorist attacks deliberately incited by unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to “Palestinian frustration.”

“Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” Ban continued. “Some have taken me to task for pointing out this indisputable truth. Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

In his entire speech and in a follow up editorial cheerfully published by Pravda-on-the-Hudson, the Secretary General of the supposedly neutral UN did not mention the deliberate incitement to murder by Abbas and the Palestinian Authority once.

Ban’s timing was impeccable.In the past four months, over 25 Israelis have been murdered. The latest casualties, a fresh wound to Israelis when Ban made his speech included a heroic mother of six who saved her children’s lives by refusing to let her Arab assassin remove the knife from her body, a woman who was five months pregnant and a 23 year old woman targeted and killed at random.

Would Ban excuse Jews if they got tired of being at the receiving end of this kind of murder and started replying in kind? Of course he wouldn’t.

You see, what Ban Ki Moon was really saying, of course, was that Muslims in general and the Arabs whom call themselves ‘Palestinians’ in particular have the right and privilege to express their grievances violently. That worldview’s very common in some circles.  The Mayor of Koln, Germany expressed similar sentiments after the New Year’s Eve gang rapes by Muslim refugees in that city, telling the local women that it was their responsibility to wear less enticing clothing, stay in groups, keep at least an arm’s length of distance from gangs of Muslims and avoid certain public places.

Needless to say, the entire spectrum of Israeli politics ripped Ban for his bigoted comments, including Bibi Netanyahu, who accused him of “stoking terror,” which of course Ban was by rationalizing it. But even the rationale, that the ‘occupation’ excuses murder is maddeningly hollow. Because the UN’s definition of what occupation consists of applies to Israel and Israel alone. There are no Jews living in Gaza and Israel has nothing to do with the place except to legally blockade it since Hamas took over to keep Hamas’s missile supply from Iran in check so they won’t fire them at Israeli civilians. Yet the UN, EU and other parts of what calls itself the international community refers to Israel as Gaza’s ‘occupying power.’

According to the 1922 San Remo Accords and Article 80 of the UN Charter that reaffirmed it, the official border between the Arab part of the Palestine Mandate and the remaining 22% that was left for the Jews is the Jordan River. In 1948, a large part of that 22%, Judea, Samaria (AKA The West Bank) and East Jerusalem were invaded by Jordan’s British armed and officered Arab Legion and the Jewish inhabitants ethnically cleansed in a particularly brutal fashion. That 19-year occupation by aggressive force was never recognized by the UN, but the UN did nothing to change that status and member Jordan went totally unpunished for what they had done. Only in 1967, when Jordan’s King Hussein attacked Israel and was pushed back across the Jordan by the IDF did we start hearing about Israel ‘occupying’ territory that officially belonged to no other country.

If Israel is conducting an ‘occupation’ in Judea and Samaria, then by Ban’s definition of it all of South Korea, Ban Ki-Moon’s home country is occupied North Korean territory, since North Korea invaded it militarily and controlled it for awhile. It’s a real pity no one threw that back in Ban Ki Moon’s face.

That’s also one reason many Israelis are justifiably leery of ceding more land to anyone. If Israel was stupid and gullible enough to actually pull back to the 1948 ceasefire lines as Ban, the UN, the EU and our Dear Leader in DC are pressuring them to do, rest assured that Israel would still be referred to as ‘the occupying power’ of whatever land Israel gave up by creatures like Ban Ki Moon. Just like Gaza is.

Rationalizing murder is bad enough, but creating special rules for Israel, the world’s only Jewish State that apply to no other nation is by definition Jew hatred. That seems to be fashionable once again, especially at the UN.

It seems all the UN is good for these days is a fortune in unpaid parking tickets, wasting billions of dollars and occupying a perfectly good building in Turtle Bay that could be put to some other purpose that might actually be useful. It’s ostensible purpose was to provide a Forum for nations to talk out their problems instead of going to war, but that melted away like paper shoes in a rainstorm as soon as the Soviets were allowed a veto over anything constructive. These days, with three fifths of the membership composed of Muslim nations and another healthy chunk composed of countries whom need to appease large, restless Muslim populations within their borders, it’s even more ludicrous. Most of the bad actors who still belong to the UN violate its charter regularly and laugh at any idea of any punishment for anything they do. The only countries that still take it seriously, it seems are the United States and maybe some of the European countries. That’s probably because that’s where most of the money the UN wastes comes from. I can’t imagine why they bother.

Ban Ki Moon is the head clown of this pathetic circus, and as we see here, he performs on cue. That certainly doesn’t excuse him in the least..he merely emphasizes the moral delinquency and corruption the UN has come to symbolize.

His well earned Weasel will fit right in. Perhaps he can put it on the payroll as assistant secretary of something and pocket the six figure paycheck.

Well, there it is.

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it…or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

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Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Catchin’ Up Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

Council Alumni and all around great guy Michael Haltman at The Political Commentator is involved with the Heroes to Heroes Foundation, a group of former vets that helps U.S. combat veterans suffering with PTSD, jobs, housing, adjusting to civilian life and TBI. Thia was the group that was featured on Donald Trump’s rally for veterans in Iowa that raised $6 million dollars for Heroes To Heroes and other similar groups and whose Honor ring The Donald now wears. Please read his article on the group entitled ‘22 Veterans A Day In The United States Commit Suicide!’ and remember…these men and women went above and beyond for us, regardless of what you think of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The disgusting scandals in the Obama VA have meant that a lot of them have fallen through the cracks. At his rally, Donald Trump made the scathing but accurate comment that the Obama Administration treats illegal migrants better than it does many of our veterans.

I’ve checked this group out and they’re totally legitimate.Click on the above link and do what you can.

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

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Hillary Taps Most Corrupt AG in American History To Appear in Campaign ads in S.C.

  • The most corrupt AG in American history has agreed to appear in some T.V. spots in South Carolina to endorse the most corrupt presidential candidate in American history.

Geez – how stomach-turning is this?

To smoothly pave Her Majesty’s upcoming triumphant visit to South Carolina, a series of television spots shot specifically for the state will begin to air soon. To increase her appeal in the south, Hillary Clinton has tapped former attorney general Eric Holder to appear with her in the spots.

Anybody see a conflict of interest here? Anyone? Bueller?

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As I was just saying at PJ Media, there’s been a troubling lack of activity at the DOJ regarding Hillary’s email investigation. Yeah, the Regime is trying to put the fix in, but Comey’s FBI is poised to put a major hitch in their plans. What ever the Regime tries – it ain’t gonna go as smoothly as they like. (And I still say Hillary doesn’t make it to the finish line.)

Anyway, apparently the Queen is making another bid for the #BlackLivesMatter crowd. (Remember 2007: “I ain’ts nowheres tirrrred.”)

The Huffington Post notes that in the spots, “Holder specifically mentions Clinton’s push to strengthen gun laws and police accountability.” Keeping police accountable certainly sounds like a crumb included to mollify the #BlackLivesMatter crowd, which has cautiously thrown most of its support to Bernie Sanders.

That’s awesome. Good for her. The guy was held in criminal contempt of congress for his failure to turn over documents related to the criminally insane Fast and Furious fiasco that resulted in hundreds of innocent people dead in Mexico, and two dead American law enforcement officers.

(He would go on to tell ABC News that he didn’t care because he didn’t respect the Republicans in Congress, so what evs.)

That guy.

The one who sent an army of agents to Ferguson to investigate the police department and found them guilty of racism because a few email chains contained off-color jokes.

But who refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers in 2008 for what DOJ lawyers called the most egregious and clear-cut case of voter intimidation they’d ever seen, and refused to prosecute the same bunch of goons when they put a bounty on George Zimmermam’s head in 2012.

Most people want to close the book on this repulsive chapter in American history, but not the tin-eared wonder that is Hillary Clinton. You go girl… ‘merica’s gonna love this:

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UPDATE:

Sheriff Clarke had the perfect response to this on Twitter:

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Funny side note: I saw Clarke on a Fox panel yesterday talking about the Clinton email scandal, where he used the same snarky, passive/aggressive “Mrs. Bill Clinton” title. He was put in his place by Fox’s resident lib Julia Roginski for using the demeaning verbiage.

“Her name is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Let’s refer to her by her real name and not as an appendage of her husband.”

So first thing this morning,the unrepentant Clarke is back on Twitter calling her Mrs. Bill Clinton again. Gotta love him.