Report: North Korea Blackmailed Politicians, Journalists
By Todd Beamon / NEWSMAX
In an elaborate scheme dating back to the father of North Korean leader
Kim Jong Un, the government has blackmailed possibly hundreds of
high-level visitors with female agents who later became pregnant,
according to a former elite North Korean politician.
"They will do anything they need to in order to keep the regime going,"
Jang Jin-sung, who defected to South Korea in January 2004 and later
founded the New Focus dissident website, told The Telegraph of London
He was the official poet to the North Korean government and was among
the nation's elite known as "The Admitted," according to the Telegraph.
He discussed the scheme — known as "the seed-bearing program" — in his
recent book about the Pyongyang government, "Dear Leader."
"It doesn't matter to them if something is criminal and, to be honest,
the seed-bearing program is nothing compared to what they are willing to
do," Jang said.
The scheme began under Kim's father, Kim Jong-il, after efforts to
capture foreign nationals and turn them into spies in the 1970s failed,
he said. It targets politicians, executives — even journalists.
This is how it works, according to Jang:
"The regime mainly targets foreigners who go to Pyongyang and, over
time, build up a friendship with the woman who has been assigned to them
as a translator or assistant. But these women are in reality agents of
"The men don't want to believe they have been fooled," he told The
Telegraph. "They want to think that it is a genuine relationship.
"Some months later, when the man has left Pyongyang, he is told that the woman has had a baby.
"These men are specifically targeted because of their value to the North," Jang said.
"Politicians are good because they have a lot of influence, wealthy
businessmen can provide economic benefits and religious figures can give
them money through their charities."
Journalists have been forced to write positive stories about Pyongyang,
while executives have created ventures with local companies, he told The
The program has been active all these years, Jang said.
"There are districts in Pyongyang where the half-foreign children are kept, effectively as hostages," he said.
The children are monitored by an office of the Worker's Party's
Strategic Command, Jang told the Telegraph — and all their needs are
addressed by the North Korean government.
A Life Stolen Simply Because He Wore a Badge
By: Diane Sori
"What do we want? Dead cops."
NYC protesters continuing chant after the death of thug Eric Garner
And they came...almost 30,000 strong...police officers from all over this country and beyond to pay their last respects to the first of the two assassinated N.Y.P.D. officers. And so Officer...now Detective First Grade*...Rafael Ramos...Shield No. 6335...was laid to rest this past Saturday.
And pay their respects they did NOT only with tears but also with a simple act of defiance...unplanned yet with more power to it than any planned action could ever have had...for as some of the officers in attendance inside the church stood and turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as soon as he started to speak so too did the thousands of officers...brothers and sisters of every rank in their dress blues and white gloves...who had gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church to watch the funeral service being broadcast on Jumbotron screens.
Standing strong to show a united front in defiance of a mayor who outwardly caters and panders to the race-baiters and cop-haters who are feeding off the deaths of the two officers for their own personal gain, this man, this mayor, has personally drawn the ire of both officers and police union officials...officials who are locked in contentious contract negotiations with the city...for what they (rightly) say is de Blasio's lack of support, disrespect for the police, and outright support and sympathy for those behaving badly. And so this vile man has now so rightly had his face publicly slapped for only when he finished speaking did the officers both inside and outside the church turn back around and face front.
Click on either of these links to see de Blasio being rightfully snubbed... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQhfatKF-KY
And with those outside the church standing five or six deep, this honorably defiant sea of blue then stood silently along the route to the cemetery NOT just to honor their fallen brother but because they know in their hearts that when Ramos' blood was spilled their blood was also spilled...maybe NOT today but possibly tomorrow for there is always deep inside a fear that they might be next. And sadly with Bill de Blasio as mayor...that tomorrow could very well become today for while de Blasio has now called for the protesters to temporarily halt their demonstrations the key word here is 'temporarily.'
“Our hearts are aching today,” and “New York City has lost a hero,” he said.
But what de Blasio does NOT get is that Ramos, while indeed a hero, was NOT a hero in the classic sense of the word but was instead a direct victim and casualty of his...Bill de Blasio's...misguided and dangerous policies and sentiments towards the N.Y.P.D. And these anti-police sentiments included creating a hostile environment that encouraged actions like those that led to Ramos' and fellow Officer Liu's death, condoning and actually encouraging street protests against the police for perceived injustices that NEVER happened, and telling the press and media that he had warned his biracial son time and again about the dangers he faced in any possible encounter with the police solely because of the color of his skin.
Also speaking at the funeral was Vice President Joe Biden. And while most will say why was he...the ever comical master of foot-in-mouth bloviations...here and NOT Obama himself...this can be answered on two fronts. First, Obama dared NOT show his face amongst the sea of angry cops as simply put it was and continues to be he and his cronies who directly have fueled NOT only all the racial animosity but also all the police hatred that is currently ripping apart our nation. And second, Obama NEVER appears anywhere where all eyes cannot be focused on his own narcissistic self. And if truth be told Biden, in my opinion, did have a place being there as it was he who in 1994, wrote the 'Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act,' an act considered by many to be the most important crime and pro-law enforcement legislation ever written and passed.
And as much as Biden has his many faults he is NOT...again in my opinion...a traitor to this country nor has ever NOT supported the police...both critical differences between he and Obama...making his appearance at the funeral justifiable. And Biden was applauded when he spoke of Ramos' path to the police department as well as when he said, "So when this assassin's bullet targeted the two officers, it targeted this city and it touched the soul of the entire nation." Of critical importance here is that Biden actually called the black muslim murderer an assassin something Obama still has NOT done...and we all know why.
And as the sea of blue uniforms and white gloves stretched on for block after block, and as police helicopters flew above in the missing-man formation, Officer Rafael Ramos, whose casket was draped in the N.Y.P.D. flag, was laid to rest. But we cannot dry our tears yet for Officer Wenjian Liu's funeral is still to come.
* Detective First Grade is the highest designation of detective in the N.Y.P.D. and affords the family more benefits. Also conferred on Ramos, who was studying to become a pastor, was the title of 'Honorary Chaplain' of his Brooklyn precinct.