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    North Korea could infect its enemies with the plague and smallpox...

    North Korea could infect its enemies with the plague and smallpox by attaching the diseases to missiles and bombs, report warns

    • North Korea has a stockpile of horrific diseases it could 'weaponise', study shows
    • According to the report, it has anthrax, smallpox, yellow fever and the plague
    • Report warns against 'complacency' as regime could launch diseases at enemies
    • Comes as Anton Morozov says North Korea preparing to launch another missile
    • He claimed to have seen calculations showing rocket can reach US West Coast

    By Iain Burns and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    Published: 09:43, 7 October 2017 | Updated: 11:17, 7 October 2017

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    North Korea has a store of lethal diseases that it could attach to missiles and fire into enemy countries in the event of war, a study has revealed.
    Researchers believe the aggressive dictatorship has biological weapons factories containing the likes of anthrax, botulism, cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, typhus, smallpox and even the plague.
    The totalitarian Stalinist regime could 'weaponise' the diseases by attaching them to missiles, bombs or spraying planes.
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    Anton Morozov claimed to have seen calculations showing the missile can range the US West Coast and that North Korea can bring a nuclear warhead back to earth intact (pictured, Kim Jong Un inspects what purports to be a hydrogen bomb)

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    North Korea is preparing to launch another missile 'in the nearest future', according to Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov who recently returned from a trip to Pyongyang

    The new report - by intelligence firm AMPLYFI and Harvard University - is based on the mining of data from 840,000 websites mentioning biological weapons, of which 23,000 were linked to North Korea.
    Titled 'North Korea's Biological Weapons Program', the research - first reported by The Mirror - suggests the pariah state could 'produce military-style batches of biological weapons - specifically anthrax'.
    The study goes on: 'The most recent statement by the South Korean Defence Ministry is that North Korea has 13 types of biological weapons which it can weaponise within ten days.
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    'And anthrax and smallpox are the likely agents it would deploy.'
    The report also shows that - given its history of 'treating people as expendable entities' and based on defectors' testimony - North Korea uses humans to test the barbaric weapons.
    It also claims the weaponising of biological agents by the regime goes back to the 1980s, with North Korean troops long vaccinated against smallpox.
    South Korea has previously said its benighted neighbour has three main biological weapons factories.
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    The report concludes by warning against 'complacency' and stresses that efforts should be made 'to combat any potential emerging bioweapons threat which may arise in the form of bioterrorism or in an all-out conflict'.
    It comes after a Russian lawmaker who just returned from a visit to Pyongyang said North Korea is preparing to launch another missile 'in the nearest future'.
    Anton Morozov, of the nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party, added that he has seen calculations showing the missile can hit the US West Coast.
    Mr Morozov also said the North Koreans told him they have technology that would allow them to bring a warhead back down to earth intact.
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    Donald Trump discussed North Korea with his generals on Thursday before telling reporters it was 'the calm before the storm'. Asked what storm, he replied: 'You'll see'

    The Party Foundation Anniversary, in which North Koreans celebrate the founding of their ruling communist party, is due to take place on Tuesday next week.
    Monday is also Columbus Day in the US, meaning any potential launch would be very likely to happen on either of those two days.
    Kim Jong Un usually times missile tests to coincide with American public holidays to ensure maximum media coverage.
    The last major test conducted on a public holiday was a missile launch on the 4th of July, which Kim said was 'a gift for the American b*******'.
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    Kim threatened to tame President Trump 'with fire' in an unprecedented personal address last month, calling him a 'mentally deranged dotard'

    The news comes after President Trump discussed the North Korean situation with military leaders on Thursday, describing the moment as 'the calm before the storm'.
    When quizzed by reporters about what he meant, Trump said: 'You'll find out.'
    The news also comes after Kim threatened to tame Donald Trump 'with fire' after the President threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea in a speech to the UN.
    In an unprecedented personal address to President Trump, Kim said the US would 'pay dearly' adding that North Korea 'will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.'






    He added: 'I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue.
    'I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.'
    North Korea has previously released images of what it claimed was a 'fire plan' for an attack on the US military base on Guam.
    Kim was said to have reviewed the plans but decided not to attack.
    Few international observers believe the North would actually attack the US or an allied country because there is no possibility it could win a war with America.
    But Ri Yong Ho, North Korea's Foreign Minister, raised another prospect - that the hermit nation could land a warhead in the Pacific Ocean.
    Such a demonstration would prove that they have a viable nuclear weapon, without necessarily prompting American military action.
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    North Korea has previously released images of what it claimed was a 'fire plan' for an attack on the US military base on Guam. Pictured: The country's dictator

    Kim believes securing such a weapon, and proving to the international community that it works, is the key to ensuring his regime's survival.
    Most experts agree that the North already has a missile capable of ranging most of the US, the Hwasong-14, which they have successfully tested multiple times.
    Kim has also claimed to have a powerful hydrogen bomb that is small enough to fit on top of the missile, after the state carried out a sixth successful nuclear test earlier this year.
    The final hurdle is in perfecting re-entry technology that would bring the warhead back to earth intact and on target.
    It is not believed the North currently possesses this technology, as re-entry vehicles from previous Hwasong-14 tests were shown falling back into the ocean in flames.
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    Don't you remember the horrible news about Anthrax sent by Saddam? What happened to the guys who were involved from the laboratories?

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    Thinning the herd can only be a plus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Thinning the herd can only be a plus....
    Wow, so you're a casual fairweather genocide supporter?

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    All part of the "demonise then destroy with public support" strategy.
    Like WOMD, along with "Afghan women suffer daily abuse", the demonisation of Afghanistan and Iraq garnered public support for both invasions.
    About a year ago, or less, we were reading about orphans and old people in Pyongyang suffering. Now the WOMD equivalent.
    In the week of Trump's "you'll see" wannabe enigmatic statement.

    If you think about it, why would Nork send a missile that would be directly attributed to NK, when all it needs is a few dozen agents to travel to the US with the bio agents.
    This is another beat-up story to demonise NK.

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    Another rightwing bozo posting trash.

    Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source


    Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”.


    The move is highly unusual for the online encyclopaedia, which rarely puts in place a blanket ban on publications and which still allows links to sources such as Kremlin backed news organisation Russia Today, and Fox News, both of which have raised concern among editors.


    The editors described the arguments for a ban as “centred on the Daily Mail’s reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism and flat-out fabrication”.


    The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia but does not control its editing processes, said in a statement that volunteer editors on English Wikipedia had discussed the reliability of the Mail since at least early 2015.


    It said: “Based on the requests for comments section [on the reliable sources noticeboard], volunteer editors on English Wikipedia have come to a consensus that the Daily Mail is ‘generally unreliable and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist’.

    “This means that the Daily Mail will generally not be referenced as a ‘reliable source’ on English Wikipedia, and volunteer editors are encouraged to change existing citations to the Daily Mail to another source deemed reliable by the community. This is consistent with how Wikipedia editors evaluate and use media outlets in general – with common sense and caution.”


    The proposal was made by an editor known as Hillbillyholiday early in January, and fellow editors had weighed in with arguments for and against the ban over the past month. Those who opposed the move said the Daily Mail was sometimes reliable, that historically its record may have been better, and that there were other publications that were also unreliable.


    Some of those who opposed the ban also pointed to inaccurate stories in other respected publications, and suggested the proposed ban was driven by a dislike of the publication.

    Of the more than 90 editors who contributed to the discussion, 58 expressed support for the ban, however the final decision was taken by editors designated as “closers”, who are authorised to enact consensus decisions.

    Summarising the discussion, a Wikipedia editor wrote: “Consensus has determined that the Daily Mail (including its online version dailymail.co.uk) is generally unreliable, and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist. As a result, the Daily Mail should not be used for determining notability, nor should it be used as a source in articles. An edit filter should be put in place, going forward to warn editors attempting to use the Daily Mail as a reference.”

    The move is likely to stop short of prohibiting linking to the Daily Mail, as there will be instances, such as when a Wikipedia entry is about the newspaper or one of its writers, when the editors believe a link is necessary. Instead a system for flagging any uses of the newspaper as a source will be introduced, asking editors not to use it and find alternatives.

    The editors have also asked for volunteers to review about 12,000 links to the Daily Mail already on Wikipedia and replace them with alternative sources wherever possible.


    The decision by Wikipedia comes amid widespread debate over the rise of fake news, which has widened to include concerns about misleading information in traditional publications. A recent BuzzFeed analysis claimed that there was “little appetite” for completely fabricated “fake news” in the UK because the country already had a highly partisan press.

    Wikipedia was set up in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and has become one of the most popular websites in the world. It allows anyone to make edits, sometimes leading to instances of false entries and vandalism of pages, but is policed by thousands of people who regular weed out deliberate and accidental errors.

    The site’s rules on reliable sources state: “Wikipedia articles should be based on reliable, published, sources, making sure that all majority and significant minority views that have appeared in those sources are covered ... If no reliable sources can be found on a topic, Wikipedia should not have an article on it.”

    A spokesman for Mail Newspapers said that only a tiny portion of the site’s millions of anonymous editors had been involved in the decision, adding: “It is hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this move by Wikipedia. For the record the Daily Mail banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability.

    “Last year, the Daily Mail and MailOnline together published more than half a million stories and yet received just two upheld adjudications each for inaccuracy from the UK industry’s regulator IPSO.

    “All those people who believe in freedom of expression should be profoundly concerned at this cynical politically motivated attempt to stifle the free press.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ce-for-website

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    How solacing (for some) to get the fake news from independent media not (openly) controlled by a state...

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    N. Korea has 13 viruses, bacteria as biological weapons at disposal: Seoul 국방부
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    Published on Jun 16, 2015

    North Korea′s weapons capabilites may have gotten a little more menacing...
    South Korea′s defense ministry revealed today that the North has 13 different
    kinds of bacteria and virus with short incubation periods, in its biological arsenal.

    Seoul said that if used by Pyongyang, they would most likely be carried by aircraft as the regime does not yet have the capability to fit biological weapons on missile warheads.

    Defense officials believe that anthrax and small pox,… diseases with high fatality rates, pose the biggest risk.
    In light of this, the ministry said it plans to acquire vaccines for both anthrax and small pox in an effort to prepare for any biological threats from North Korea.


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    NK fires back:
    US tried to kill Kim Jong-un with chemical agents: Report
    Sat Oct 7, 2017

    Pyongyang has reportedly foiled a plot by the US government and its main ally, South Korea, earlier this year to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using biological and chemical agents.

    North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made the claim in an article published on Friday, accusing Washington of using counter-terrorism and the so-called war on terror as a pretext to overthrow governments it deems hostile.

    “In May this year, a group of heinous terrorists who infiltrated into our country on the orders of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and the South Korean puppet Intelligence Service with the purpose of carrying out a state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme headquarters using biological and chemical substance were caught and exposed,” the KCNA wrote.

    “This palpably shows the true nature of the US as the main culprit behind terrorism,” it added.

    The article also said the US “changes its colors” like a “chameleon” to justify toppling governments, especially in the Middle East, adding that Washington interchangeably uses counter-terrorism and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to justify its invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

    The KCNA cited Iraq and Libya as examples of governments that halted their nuclear programs only to be later attacked by the US.

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/1...ical-terrorism

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    OMG! Perhaps Kim Jong-un will retaliate by biologically and chemically offing Trump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    OMG! Perhaps Kim Jong-un will retaliate by biologically and chemically offing Trump!
    Do I detect a tone of hope?

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    some one has already sprayed his head with defoliate - at a guess it might have been agent orange

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    And as for South Korea, they are developing "Blackout Bombs."

    South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid


    South Korean F-15K fighter jets drop bombs as they fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills with the U.S CREDIT: AP
    9 OCTOBER 2017 • 5:27AM
    South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.

    Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud of extremely fine, chemically treated carbon filaments over electrical components. The filaments are so fine that they act like a cloud, but cause short circuits in electrical equipment.

    South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid


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    Much like the nuke race, the next major weapons breakthrough will probably be for a viable EMP device that avoids collateral damage and long lasting fallout by simply closing down the electrics and zapping circuits within its range, to damage critical infrastructure and grind the target country to a halt. Secondary losses would be minimal compared with far more destructive weapons.

    Difference is, although the US appears to be ahead in the race it's not competing against just the other major powers but also smaller groups that could produce their own low-tech versions.

    And once that technology is developed, naive masses the world over can take to the streets to celebrate the diminished threat of a nuke exchange.



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    Good heavens the DPRK may have the same weapons as the "civilised" countries leaders. Totally unacceptable. A leader of a country who had the best education that money bought v an upstart from a empire state.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    OMG! Perhaps Kim Jong-un will retaliate by biologically and chemically offing Trump!
    If he can make for a month or two, killing Trump and kidnapping Mrs Trump from under the nose of security during the planned visit to China might be a consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs'
    Just the updated bomb used in Iraq I and II. A shiny new box and 1,000% price hike

    The cost of usage SNB : a Nuclear carrier, it's defensive protection fleet of surface, subsurface, space and aerial assets. 17 intelligence services ......... !

    Allegedly a lone, untraceable, sniper can take out an electrical switching station in a few minutes for the price of a few bullets.
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    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    North Korea could infect its enemies with a diseases called obesity



    Working on his WOMD
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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    North Korea could infect its enemies with a diseases called obesity




    Working on his WOMD
    To late most have already got an epidemic of obesity.

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