Nam Jae-Joon, the head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, briefing his National Assembly’s intelligence committee on December 23, disputed the official line that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was executed because he had been plotting a coup.
The world media is increasingly losing interest in the foreign-fueled war still raging in Syria between the Assad regime and an assortment of Islamist rebel groups backed by the Obama administration, Sunni Arab dictators, and European powers. For embattled Syrian Christians, though — most of whom tried to stay out of the conflict — reports suggest the situation is deteriorating quickly, with over 1,200 documented murders so far, and almost 500,000 forced to flee their homes to escape the escalating violence and ruthless persecution. The real numbers are probably even worse.
As the Obama administration and other governments ruling Western nations increasingly seek to radically transform society and its values using social engineering and Big Government, former KGB operative Vladimir Putin is ludicrously trying to portray himself and the Russia he rules as the final bastion and defender of traditional morality. In his “state of the nation” speech last week, the Russian president even styled his regime the last bulwark standing firm against an onslaught of moral corruption and the decay of civilization. His words, however, rang hollow to analysts who study the global establishment, the real Russia, and its corrupt rulers.
In another spectacular embarrassment for the African National Congress-South African Communist Party regime ruling South Africa, media outlets around the world reported that the bogus “sign-language interpreter” who stood just a few feet from Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial participated in a brutal mob attack, complete with barbaric so-called “necklacing.” The infamous ANC murder and torture tactic, publicly endorsed by Mandela’s second wife Winnie to “liberate” the nation, involves placing a gasoline-filled tire around a victim’s neck before setting it ablaze and watching the target die a horrifying death.
With the armed conflict between Western-backed Islamists and the Bashar al-Assad regime still raging, recent reports suggest growing unease among some rebel groups and anti-Assad activists with the surge in influence and power of al Qaeda-linked terrorists determined to enslave Syria under brutally enforced Islamic law, or sharia. The escalating fears have become so serious that some rebel leaders are reportedly considering joining forces with the Assad dictatorship to wage war on Islamic fundamentalists.