North Korea is starving, and Kim Jong Un is having fun on an 80-meter yacht
North Korea is starving, and Kim Jong Un is having fun on an 80-meter yacht

A food crisis and a terrible famine plague North Korea, while its leader Kim Jong Un has devoted himself to holiday entertainment, NK News reports, quoted by standartnews.com.

He enjoys the 80-meter yacht bequeathed by his father, which was renovated last year and is now brand new, furnished with all the technological screams of modern times.

Satellite photos from Planet Labs show that Kim’s personal boat is on the east coast near the city of Wonsan for the first time since 2019.

Since the leader disappeared from public view, the yacht has shown increased activity.

 The leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, held a meeting in June with high-ranking members of his Labor Party, Reuters reported.

According to the World News Agency, which quoted a television report in Pyongyang, the topic of yesterday’s meeting was the economic development of the Asian communist country in the second half of this year.

“Kim Jong Un presented to his interlocutors a plan aimed at improving North Korea’s economic situation and the well-being of North Korean citizens. We must work hard and selflessly, “he said.

“The country has been experiencing huge economic difficulties for decades. The crisis has been compounded by the periodic closure of China’s border with North Korea. Beijing is isolating itself from its neighbor because of the spread of COVID-19. China has recently opened its borders and the movement of people and goods has resumed.” the world news agency.

“North Korea claims that only one case of the infection has been reported in the country since the beginning of the global pandemic. Sources in Seoul periodically say that COVID-19 is taking victims in North Korea and the situation there is almost uncontrollable,” Reuters reported.

Appeals to the population

“Today, when everything is complicated and difficult, people need to stand even more confidently behind the party, including women, who are” half the population. ” Therefore, according to Kim’s instructions, women should be devoted daughters-in-law and mothers, raise their children according to state doctrine, read the state media daily, wear traditional Korean clothes, sing revolutionary songs, and engage in rabbit breeding. meat production, etc.

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the letter could be seen as Kim’s attempt to mobilize the population for times of crisis, as the coronavirus pandemic has put North Korea to a particularly severe test. The state leader himself has repeatedly described the country’s situation as dire. At the Workers’ Party’s congress in January, he made no secret of the fact that “almost all industries have lagged behind their goals.”

But there are also analysts who say the declaration of a “major crisis” is an attempt by Kim to ask for foreign aid – including vaccines against COVID-19. If the virus has indeed spread widely, it will be another blow to the regime and to the severely affected economy.

In April, Kim mentioned a “torturous march,” recalling the greatest famine that struck North Korea in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country’s mainstay. It was only recently that Kim acknowledged that after the damage caused to the crop by bad weather, food security “creates tension”.

20 years of UN Firearms Protocol and Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) shed light on way forward
20 years of UN Firearms Protocol and Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) shed light on way forward

Vienna (Austria), 9 August 2021 – As 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the UN Firearms Protocol and the Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), UNODC, jointly with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), recently held a high-level side event on the margins of the 7th Biennial Meeting of States on the PoA  (BMS7).

With a focus on the continued importance of the two instruments and their complementarity in today’s evolving scene of small arms and light weapons, the virtual event welcomed over 120 participants from around the world. A panel of experts took stock of previous successes and challenges in the area of small arms and provided key takeaways for the way forward in the framework of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly pinpointed the importance of the Firearms Protocol as “the only international instrument requiring States to criminalize the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition.” She also stressed the importance of UNODC’s Global Firearms Programme (GFP) as the custodian of the Firearms Protocol and its role to support Member States in implementing this instrument, in addition to guidance in terms of legislation, criminal justice responses, and marking, among others. Indeed, in the last decade, the Programme has seen great success, training over 2,700 criminal justice practitioners from Africa and the Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The event’s co-host, ODA Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Thomas Markram, meanwhile referred to the complementarity of the two instruments, both in nature and character, and explained how they represent the “architecture of efforts” to address the nefarious consequences of the most commonly used weapons globally. Mr. Markram shared his perspective on the progress States have made to date, mentioning the vital role played by global, regional, sub-regional actors, including civil society organizations, academia experts, UN entities, and other international organizations, flagging that “arms control is not just an affair of the military and the security institutions.” While efforts have led to progress, there remains a necessity for continued commitment by States and stakeholders to implement small arms control measures overarchingly.

Experts’ discussions focused on three areas, featuring practitioners who shared their experiences with small arms control measures within the context of the two instruments: key achievements over the past 20 years in the fight against illicit small arms trafficking; key remaining challenges in countering their illicit trafficking; and linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the important role of women, youth, and civil society.

The Chair of the 8th Meeting of the Working Group on Firearms, Amb. Luis Javier Campuzano, spoke on upcoming challenges in countering the illicit trafficking of small arms, expressly the growing use of 3D printing for weapons manufacturing and how that brings about novel challenges for tracing and marking firearms. Mr. Campuzano also raised the alarm on the speedy upsurge of cryptocurrencies as a favored resource of organized criminal groups worldwide, and stressed the importance of recognizing firearms as the most significant enablers of crime. Finally, he recommended a gendered approach to all policies, analyses, and actions relating to the issue of firearms.

The New MIVILUDES Report: Bad Methodology, Unreliable Results
The New MIVILUDES Report: Bad Methodology, Unreliable Results

Privileging the saisines (i.e., reports by those who write to denounce a “cultic deviance”) may only lead to biased conclusions.

by Massimo Introvigne

The MIVILUDES, the French Inter-ministerial mission for monitoring and combating cultic deviances (dérives sectaires), which is now part of the Ministry of the Interior, published last week its report for the years 2018–2020.

Like Diogenes wandering with his lantern in search of an honest man, the MIVILUDES wanders around France with the anti-cult ideology as its lantern looking for dishonest “cultic deviances.” Dérives sectaires is a quintessentially French formula and invention, of which MIVILUDES is no less proud than of the Tour Eiffel. It comes out handy to find “cultic” dangers even where no “cult” (which should be translated into French with the corresponding derogatory word, secte) exists.

The report does include some informative parts, mostly found in the pages devoted by researcher Bilel Ainine to the Muslim folk therapeutic practices of roqya and hiyama, although even here the use of an anti-cult and police jargon makes an

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THE MERCIFUL AND LENIENT POLICY

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/

Oklahoma, USA, on April 14, 2021, The INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COURT in the United States gave the judgment for case number ENC201215 that the Provisional National Government of Vietnam – Republic of Vietnam the Third (PNGVN – 3rd RVN) won with the amount of $38 trillion US dollars against Communist China and the Vietnamese Communist Party. The judgment also stated that if the settlement cannot be satisfied with currency, then the PNGVN – 3rd RVN led by IMPERIAL DUKE, DAO MINH QUAN, the Third President of RVN, has the right to cease all the properties and investments around the world that belong to both Communist Parties China and Vietnam.

According to IMPERIAL DUKE, the collection will distribute to all the Vietnamese people. (https://youtu.be/td8Ju03hC1Y)

Recently, on April 21, 2021, the Staff Office of the PNGVN – 3rd RVN, by order of PRESIDENT DAO MINH QUAN, issued a policy of leniency, calling for national unity to protect the Fatherland, leading the country to move forward, fast and Firm in the international arena. It stated:

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Soldiers, Policemen who are serving the communist regime, please pay close attention below:

THE PRESIDENT DAO MINH QUAN once taught:
“In the past, we were soldiers like you, brothers and sisters. If we encountered each other on the battlefield, the bullets on both sides would certainly have no eyes but only execute the orders and unhesitatingly advance to the target. However, we have no hostile feelings”.

Therefore, He is very sympathetic to Communist members ‘ inside dreams. Except for the wicked leaders who took privileges and particular advantages, what will life be for millions of party members, police, and active soldiers if they are discharged from military service? The majority of people will have to face poverty and be harassed by evil official mobsters.

In this statement, the Staff Office reminded all the Communist Party Members who thought they won the war to invade the South of Vietnam, forced the Republic of Vietnam to retreat and exile in America, but fooled by Chinese Communists to become their henchmen. It quoted:
“You were the “Winners”. Who did you sacrifice your blood for? In the past, did you take up arduous sacrifices by taking guns with the ambition to fight for national independence and freedom for the people? Did you fight “against the US invasion”?

Nevertheless, the Americans did not occupy our land, fields, and houses. The Americans did not plow or hoe our ancestor’s graves. They did not occupy our rice fields. They did not collect our seafood. They did not force our people to go into the sea to look for pearls. They did not force our people to go to the forest to look for agarwood. They did not collect gold, silver, diamonds, and gems. Moreover, they did not collect high taxes like the Chinese enemy in the past and the current Vietnamese Communist oligarchs.
So, what did you fight for?

Did you fight for the victorious Communist oligarchs to rule the country, then they bowed before the Communist Chinese invaders to earn them a luxury living and to make you suppress your heads so they can control nearly 100 million Vietnamese people, including you and your family, friends, and relatives?
The oligarchs Vietnamese Communist Party possess all the “loots” that they gained from the blood and bones of millions of soldiers and fellow citizens who have sacrificed their lives for nothing except for the oligarchs and their families.
They shared treasures, gold vaults, jewelry, foreign currencies in the RVN bank, wealth, and vehicles from Cambodia and then buried alive the soldiers who escorted the property to silence them. The oligarchs of the Vietnamese Communist Party even change money, trafficked children, trade labor, use drugs, make fake drugs and gold, and take over villas and buildings for their own.

So, what are your patriotic traditions?
Is it only endurance, suffering, and loss that the entire people are suffering?
In this, the soldiers, the warriors, and their families are left in bitterness and in the most disadvantaged situation.

After 46 years of ruling, the Vietnamese communist has uncovered the mask that they are just a gang of corrupting, factionalizing, stealing, robbing, sharing and enjoying the sweat and blood of the people. They even brutally murdered their “Comrades”, who sacrificed their bones and blood to fight for their enjoyment today, as in the case of Le Dinh Kinh’s family massacre is an obvious example.

The so-called “State” of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at present, which is led by the idiot and bogey, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is just a bunch of illegal, NOT BEING VOTED BY THE PEOPLE. He clearly shows their nature of passive, ignorance, cowardice, powerless, lewd, immorality, talking and doing are not the same, utterly lacking leadership, and no talent to run the country. The oligarchs Vietnamese Communist Party also drag their gang to plunder national property, arrest, beat and murder patriots, imprison innocent pupils, students and civilians. Even the family of martyrs who died for their homeland were also targeted.

Apart from all that, these rulers have bribed, bought, and sold official positions, corruption, sectarianism, and abuse of power. In society, the evils of entertainment-like, drugs, gambling, prostitution, are spread everywhere. Our country has corrupted and lost its morality. What has left is a fake appearance.
Vietnamese women, even adolescent girls, have been tormented and contemned by foreigners. Many young men and women were forced into slavery around the world.

Furthermore, while working abroad, the Vietnamese communist descendants did not keep their status and manners well but committed to steal, teach each other misleading tricks, making the whole world look down on the Vietnamese people.
Most of the children in the country are still starving for food and education. Older people have no social support. The orphans, the widows, the handicaps abandoned. The ancestor’ graves trampled, even worse than that of the French colonial period and the time of Japanese military occupation of our country.”

The Staff Office of the PNGVN – 3rd RVN tried to analyze the current state in the country of Vietnam in order to awaken the national spirit that they believe is still flowing in the bloodstream of every Vietnamese citizen, even though the person is a communist, who is not of the same ideal.

Dear brothers and sisters!

Where will the future of the country go?
More dangerously, the oligarchs of the Vietnamese Communist Party are bowing their heads, shutting their mouths to let the Chinese Communist Party arrest and kill the Vietnamese people, bring poisonous food into our country, and increase the pressure to take our land and territory, islands and rivers slowly. The oligarchs of the Vietnamese Communist Party are incapable and shameless to accept COWARD WITH THE CHINESE ENEMY AND WICKED WITH THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE. They are submitting to be controlled by Communist China to turn our civilized thousand-year-old country into a society of corrupt, microbial nests of the era, producing immoral, malignant violent people who no longer have the moral principles of our ancestors.

Therefore, PRESIDENT DAO MINH QUAN calls us to work together to save the country, REGAIN ANCESTRAL LANDS – END POPULACE SUFFERING. We believe that it is an ideal, a common obligation of those who have ambitions to serve their homeland and take care of the future of themselves, their families, and their children. We are of the exact origin and wish for a peaceful, sovereign nation, a happy and prosperous people, not to be enslaved by Russia, China, or any other nation in the world. Let us all let go of the past, join hands with the entire people, unite, defeat the evil forces of the communist rulers, rebuild the country’s homeland, and make the country famous in all four directions, seas, and five continents.

On the contrary, the PNGVN – 3rd RVN has a leader, who loves the homeland, the country, who can foresee and has a close relationship with the First superpower like the United States and the European Union, and who is determined not to let the Chinese Communist use the flame of bean wood for cooking bean, use the Vietnamese to kill Vietnamese, to turn our country into their district.

In the meantime, we need help from our American friends and allies. From an outside look, there is a bustle from many countries trading with our country for profit. However, it is only for a short period because they never believe in the Communist regime. For the United States and other liberal capitalist countries to be more devoted and coordinated, we must change the Communist regime with the PNGVN – 3rd RVN to have solid strategic allies to build the Nation and prevent Communist China from aggression.

The power must return to the people. The people are the majority, the owner of the country. The evil oligarchs in the Communist Party are the minority, whom the law must punish. The entire people will rejoice when we are in the same house, no longer hostile to each other and work together in a spirit of loving, united in innovation to rebuild a mighty Vietnam under the wise, benevolent, and tolerant leadership of IMPERIAL DUKE DAO MINH QUAN, President of the Republic of Vietnam.

With the overwhelming ETHNIC EMOTION, with the rise of NATIONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, with the power of the entire people who want to unite to defend the Motherland, our country will go robust, fast, and steady the world.

The statement ends with the message of IMPERIAL DUKE PRESIDENT DAO MINH QUAN:

“To the Great Heroes of New Democracy!
To, Vietnamese Sibling Brothers and Sisters!
We, formed by the Ethnic, for the People to fight.
This standing up will transmit until forever, forever and ever.
For the fertile of the land, the agglomeration of Vietnamese Essence.
It is the pride, the legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Essence and Soul are always with the Mountain and River.
Live must be imposing! Die, must be proud, indomitable, and heroic.”

The PNGVN – 3rd RVN calls on all Vietnamese people to join Referendum to assert the stance of solidarity for the entire Nation, not accepting communism (www.tcdy.us), welcoming the IMPERIAL DUKE PRESIDENT DAO MINH QUAN to come home (https://dontongthong.com) and joining to work for RVN the Third (https://www.chinhphuquocgia.com).
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND THE PEOPLE SWEAR TO PROTECT THE ANCESTRAL LAND, PROTECT THE PEOPLE, PREVENT THE ENEMY FROM INVADING OUR COUNTRY.

PROVISIONAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM

Aggravation in Afghanistan: Taliban delegation arrived in Russia for military negotiations
Aggravation in Afghanistan: Taliban delegation arrived in Russia for military negotiations

The Taliban terrorist movement has no plans to attack the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and they have “very good relations” with Russia.

Representatives of the Taliban terrorist movement arrived in Russia on an official visit to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, TASS reports.

The Taliban delegation in Moscow assured that it would not allow anyone to use the territory of Afghanistan for an attack on Russia, and the Taliban movement has “very good relations” with Moscow.

Mohammad Sohail Shahin, a spokesman for the movement’s political office, said that a Taliban delegation had arrived in Moscow to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the terrorist movement had taken control of several regions in recent days.

“The main purpose of our meeting is to discuss the recent events that took place in Afghanistan, in particular in the north of the country. Many areas have recently come under our control,” Shahin said at the meeting.

The official said that the Taliban are not preparing attacks on the diplomatic missions of other countries in Afghanistan and confirms the safety of the employees of the Russian consulate general in Mazar-i-Sharif.

“We have very good relations with them, with Russia. We are not going to attack them. Why should we do this if we have good relations? -or other countries, “Mohammad Shahin summed up at an official meeting in Moscow.

It should be noted that the Taliban movement is considered prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Focus reported that tensions increased in Afghanistan after the United States announced the withdrawal of its troops from the country. The Taliban claim to control 80% of the territory of Afghanistan. According to the terrorist group, 163 regions of Afghanistan are now under Taliban control.

Focus also told how the Afghan troops drove the Taliban out of the city of Kalayi Nau. On July 7, the Taliban captured the province, but during the fighting with the use of special forces and aircraft, the government managed to liberate the provincial capital. Russia has said it will bring its troops into Afghanistan if the situation on the Tajik border worsens and the former Soviet republic is attacked.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the head of the department, Sergei Lavrov, did not meet with representatives of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) during their current visit to Moscow.

“How long can our“ liberal ”and anonymous people lie that“ Lavrov is holding talks with the Taliban in Moscow ”? Why not with hackers? Why not on Mars? Effectively, ”Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel on Saturday, July 10.

She clarified that the spread photo, which captures Lavrov and representatives of the Taliban, dates back to 2019. The picture, she said, was taken at a ceremonial meeting dedicated to the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Afghanistan.

The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that then representatives of various political and social movements of Afghanistan arrived in the Russian Federation. On the sidelines of the meeting, Lavrov held a brief conversation with the Taliban delegation.

This time, Zakharova stressed, in Moscow the delegation was met by the special envoy of the President of Russia for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.

“The inter-Afghan dialogue is a guarantee of stability in the region. It was about him that was discussed during the meeting. And also about the security of diplomats in Afghanistan, ”summed up the representative of the Foreign Ministry.

On July 8, a delegation from the political office of the Taliban movement banned in Russia arrived in the Russian capital for talks with Kabulov. Following the consultations, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that during the meeting they discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the prospects for launching relevant negotiations.

In particular, representatives of the movement confirmed their interest in achieving sustainable peace in the country through negotiations that take into account the interests of all ethnic groups in Afghanistan. They also declared their readiness to respect human rights, including women, within the framework of Islamic norms and Afghan traditions, the Foreign Ministry stressed.

The next day, July 9, Konstantin Zatulin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, explained that these negotiations make sense, since the Taliban are an influential political force with which compromises must be sought.

The Russian side, he believes, must ensure that the Taliban do not try to destabilize the situation on the border with Tajikistan and other Central Asian countries.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SOVIET UNION WITHDRAWS FROM AFGHANISTAN

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On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Red Army invaded Afghanistan, launching the War in Afghanistan (December 1979-February 1989). This war will have many parallels with the Vietnam War; it is even known to many as “Russian Vietnam.” Eventually, it will take the lives of about 15,000 Soviet soldiers and between 500,000 and 2 million Afghan civilians.

In 1978, the Soviet-backed coup of Nur Mohammad Taraki against the Afghan government did not go according to plan. In 1979, Hafizullah Amin, an Afghan politician and a man whom the Soviets did not trust to remain on their side, launched a counter-coup and removed Taraki from power. Not long after, Amin ordered Taraki to be executed.

With Amin in power, the USSR, under Leonid Brezhnev, invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 and killed him, replacing him with Babrak Karmal, who was loyal to them. The invasion was criticized internationally and supported only by a small number of Soviet allies.

Relying on their vast numbers of troops and equipment, the Soviets expected to easily hold the country, but like the United States in Vietnam, they faced strong resistance from brave locals. These rebels launched a jihad (“holy war”) against the new government and its occupiers. Many small groups of locals from different areas banded together to fight jihad – they became known as mujahideen.

As the Cold War still rages, nations that oppose communism financially and physically support the mujahideen, and they receive funds and equipment from Britain and the United States, among other countries. However, the Mujahideen were still outnumbered by the larger, better-trained and better-equipped Red Army, so they adopted guerrilla warfare tactics to fight their enemy: they harassed and sabotaged everything and wherever they wished. open an opportunity.

At first, the Red Army made good progress, but eventually their progress collapsed as the Russians tried to dig up the rebels, who knew how to use their country’s landscape and climate to their advantage. This lasted for 9 years and eventually the union was forced to withdraw.

After these long and difficult 9 years, it is already painfully clear that the USSR has no way to completely destroy the mujahideen and put Afghanistan under its rule. Therefore, it began to withdraw its troops in 1988. The Soviet armies completely disappeared by 1989, and the whole war cost the USSR huge sums of money, people and political stability.

In 1991, just a few years after the last troops left Afghanistan, the Soviet Union disintegrated. And many believe that the war in Afghanistan has contributed significantly to this collapse.

However, despite the withdrawal, the Mujahideen have not yet won because the Union continues to support the Afghan government, which is left to repel only jihadists. But that funding was cut off in 1991, and the rebels took control of the country until 1992.

However, this still did not mean a final victory, as without a common enemy, many separate groups among the mujahideen began to fight each other in a civil war. In 1994, the civil war led to the creation of the notorious Taliban, who believed that Muslim rule was not properly established throughout the nation after the overthrow of the communist government.

The Taliban possessed most of the weapons and equipment given to Afghan insurgents by supporting countries during the war, and so this well-equipped group began to win and take control of various parts of the country.

By 1998, 10 years after the withdrawal of the Soviet Union and long after its collapse, the Taliban controlled 90% of Afghanistan.

Their rule is incredibly oppressive and affects people’s basic human rights, prompting the UN to condemn the Taliban. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden fled, sheltered by them.

The Taliban ignored the enormous pressure from the United States to extradite bin Laden, which resulted in the American invasion of Afghanistan. The United States was much more successful than the Union a few decades earlier, as it managed to take control of the country by the end of 2001. But, as with Soviet occupation, rebel factions in the east opposed the guerrilla invasion. and managed to prevent the United States from achieving a complete victory.

Thus, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent support of their enemies from the West and the Middle East inadvertently created terrorist groups, which governments around the world are still trying to deal with.

The Taliban is a movement of religious students (Taliban) from Pashtun areas in eastern and southern Afghanistan who attend traditional Islamic schools in Pakistan. There are also Tajik and Uzbek students who distinguish them from the more ethnically centralized mujahideen groups, “which play a key role in the Taliban’s rapid growth and success.”