There is a lot of news in the country these days……from Covid-19 to Minneapolis to Atlanta to…..so any world news gets lost in the media noise of the day……
I watch international news for those stories that may inform or entertain……these are a couple of reports that did not make the nightly news…..
Remember North Korea?
Well the sis of Lil Kim has made her feelings known….
The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations and its inability to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border, the AP reports. Describing South Korea as an “enemy,” Kim Yo Jong repeated an earlier threat she had made by saying Seoul will soon witness the collapse of a “useless” inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong. Kim, who is first vice department director of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, said she would leave it to North Korea’s military leaders to carry out the next step of retaliation against the South.
“By exercising my power authorized by the supreme leader, our party and the state, I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs with enemy to decisively carry out the next action,” she said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, adding that the army “will determine something for cooling down our people’s resentment and surely carry out it, I believe.” Kim Yo Jong’s harsh rhetoric demonstrates her elevated status in North Korea’s leadership. Already seen as the most powerful woman in the country and her brother’s closest confidant, state media recently confirmed that she is now in charge of relations with South Korea.
I still think that she is setting the stage for her to be the heir apparent to Lil Kim……
This report falls in the category of Oh! Crap!
Poland invaded the Czech Republic last month in what one official has called a “misunderstanding,” the BBC reports. Polish troops were apparently guarding a closed border to keep up coronavirus measures when they crossed a road, putting them in Czech territory—where they stayed a few days and kept people from entering a local church. “A soldier dressed in the uniform of a foreign state and carrying a sub-machine gun started giving me orders,” says Ivo Dokoupil, an environmentalist whose group planned to visit the church and snap photos. “It was a terrifying experience. They wouldn’t let me get closer than 10 meters.”
Local Czech police were soon called and the troops were told to head out. “Our Polish counterparts unofficially assured us that this incident was merely a misunderstanding caused by the Polish military with no hostile intention, however, we are still expecting a formal statement,” a Czech Foreign Ministry spokesperson tells CNN. “The Polish soldiers are no longer present and our citizens can again visit the site freely.” Indeed, Poland’s defense ministry calls it “a result of misunderstanding, not a deliberate act.” The “invasion” occurred in north-eastern Moravia, an area that’s part of historical Silesia, which crosses over into the modern-day Czech Republic.
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