North Korean with ties to Kim Jong Un reportedly escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
The plot thickens..
PARIS – A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.
The architecture student, identified only as Han, avoided the kidnapping attempt at a Paris airport where he was to be put on a plane for Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the sensitive matter.
The failed bid to capture Han occurred in the first week of November, and he has been in hiding since then, the source said. It wasn't immediately clear if French authorities had played a role in the escape, how many kidnappers were involved, or where they are now.
Han is reportedly the son of an aide of the once powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was considered the country's second most powerful man before he was executed in December on treason charges.
South Korea's spy agency believes North Korea also used a firing squad to execute several people close to the uncle, South Korean lawmaker Shin Kyung-min said in October after attending a closed-door agency briefing.
Who was putting him on a plane back to North Korea....and who decided to rescue him at the airport.
Trying to figure out what is going on in the blackhole called North Korea....gives me headache.
:: Comments left behind ::
We invited this kid to come take sanctuary in the USA but he said he wasn't that homesick yet.
:: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder
November 22, 2014 06:00 PM
Someone is trying to kill Han? Wait till Chewbacca finds out and opens a can of whoopass.
:: Mohammed pork be upon him
November 22, 2014 09:36 PM
Since the analog-to-digital TV signal conversion, I've been watching a fair amount of the [South] Korean Broadcasting System's KBS World programming. They broadcast these serial "historical" dramas about Korea's unification and emergence that I particularly enjoy as they usually include an ample hoppy-choppy, slivey-dicey fix.
Based on those programs and the couple of books I've read about Korean history, I've long been skeptical about the "strongman" theory of North Korean politics. Those dramas routinely have plots that involve the King and his court and his family and the nobles and the merchants and the scholars all jockeying for some kind of control or advantage and the peasants and the slaves trying to stay out of the storm. When I add to that that even if Kim the First had a whole bunch of "strongman" genes, wouldn't they be somewhat watered down times two in whatever the procreative process is over there?
So, I still take all that North Korean "strongman" with a grain of salt. It may be the case but it may be another 50 or 100 years before we actually know. In the meantime, maybe takes the day.
November 22, 2014 09:54 PM
I heard that he owed some money to a gangster. They tried to freeze him in carbonite.
November 23, 2014 05:22 PM
Cos Was a Slut?
I've been reading a lot about how many hot chicks Bill Cosby banged back in the 70's.
Um, OK, I bet Cos almost chewed his arm off to keep from waking her up in the morning!
:: Comments left behind ::
Pick any male celebrity, and go hunting for women who will tell a story 30 or 40 years old. There is no way to answer this kind of accusation, or prove it, or disprove it.
November 20, 2014 09:39 AM
She may be ugly now and yet have been very pretty in the 70's.
November 20, 2014 09:43 AM
I have no opinion of the rape charges, except to note that it is pretty hard to dispute something that is claimed to have happened 40 or 50 years ago: One no longer remembers much about that time, and almost nothing in the way of details that could be used to counter any allegations.
If Cosby did rape those women, he should be prosecuted, yet, why wait 30 to 40+ years to bring up the allegations? It would have been much easier to collect physical evidence at the time the alleged rapes occurred.
November 20, 2014 11:48 AM
The second problem is that rape is one of those crimes that the mere accusation is enough to ruin someone's life and livelihood, regardless of truth or falsity, and there are folks out there with a low-to-nonexistent sense of ethics who are more than willing to abuse it.
So, that "Any port in a storm" thing has expired, too ???
November 20, 2014 12:15 PM
Is that you, Emily Litella? Oh...nevermind.
:: Mullah Gitawny
November 20, 2014 01:20 PM
1. Is that a woman? (some students, male and female, near here look like that)
November 20, 2014 01:28 PM
2. I DO NOT want to see (her) proof!
Alinskying Cosby in progress...
November 20, 2014 02:35 PM
Jawa now supports bill cosby raping white women? @3 A woman in 2004 did bring rape charges ;but bill cosby way say black people should teach their children to have more morals so he was not prosecuted she then sued him and he settle out of court so 13 women wouldn't testify against him. You should stick to israel because when you look into the abyss the abyss looks into you! Nietzsche.
November 20, 2014 02:38 PM
I think the captain is suffering from Post-coital tristesse.
November 20, 2014 03:05 PM
3 of the 4 who have come forward seem to be "Of a certain type," meaning they
all look like they hailed from the Isle of Lesbos. Number 4 was a model 35 years
ago and recently published an autobiography which mainly centered on all of
the celebrities she fucked decades ago, down to the details of how small Mick
Jagger's pecker is and how large Liam Neeson's is.
Yet not a single word about this alleged rape. This is true of all 4 of
these women. One of them alleges that Cosby raped her 4-1/2 decades ago!
How does this washed up model and D-list celebrity go decades without mentioning
to another living soul that she was raped by a-list star like Cosby?
This D-list has been is also a radical meat is murder animal rights nut
job, so I see no evidence that this is a liberal smear campaign that makes
Anita Hill look like Mother Theresa!
PS your photo is of the woman who accused Cosby of rape 4-1/2 decades ago.
:: Leonard Jones
November 20, 2014 04:01 PM
Trust me, this women did not look back then!
captain*arizona, once again, defeats a straw man of his own making.
November 20, 2014 04:48 PM
Amazingly stupid post Howie - well done
November 20, 2014 06:04 PM
No comment on the one who sued him and settled out of court so the 13 women would not be able to testify! Is this what netanhayu supporters think of women. I don't think pro israel supporters think this way about women.
November 20, 2014 08:44 PM
These opd ugly sluts, yes, I've seen them younger, are just looking for money and possibly attention!
November 20, 2014 09:26 PM
This is from CNN:
The events detailed by Cosby's accusers took place over many decades. Five women have gone on record in describing them. Another woman, Andrea Constand, approached Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, authorities in 2005, but prosecutors decided they had "insufficient credible and admissible evidence."
"The desire on our part to move forward was pretty strong," Bruce Castor, then the Montgomery County district attorney, told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday. "The problem with the case was she waited a year until she told police about it."
... Her lawyers said they found 13 Jane Doe witnesses with similar stories.
Why did she wait so long to go the police?
November 20, 2014 11:02 PM
The first clue: NONE OF THEM reported the alleged rapes to ANYONE for years, even DECADES LATER!
:: Leonard Jones
November 20, 2014 11:28 PM
"sickened, embarrassed, humiliated," that pretty much describes the next morning for every chick I've ever been with - including my wife of 22 years...
November 21, 2014 01:36 AM
@15 then why did cosby settle out of court with her so that the 13 other women didn't testify and the matter of the rape kit that the police contaminated.
November 21, 2014 03:38 AM
November 21, 2014 10:04 AM
Attorney said he had 13 women. Why didn't any of them go to police with their allegations? Again, as I said, if he did rape these women he should be prosecuted, yet why have all these women waited to go to authorities? That's the question I woul like you to answer, and that includes the supposed thirteen.
In the mid 1980's Mr. Cosby was the most popular character in America. He could market anything from frozen desserts to chemical weapons with inexplicable success. He was the black guy every white middle class prole could easily like and thus not be the racisss. No On Would Believe Anything Bad About Him, except for his movies which all flopped really badly but what the hell no rapist is perfect.
:: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder
November 21, 2014 10:42 AM
captain arizona seems to know less than nothing about civil litigation.
Innocent people settle lawsuits every day! It is better to settle for a
small sum of money than take the chance a judgement that might cost them millions.
Item 2, the settlement with the one did nothing to shut the 13 up. Every
one of the 13 said nothing to ANYONE until decades after the so-called fact.
The reason they have not come forward is that they are not credible!
Item 3, Andrea Constand like all rape victims went to a lawyer rather
than the authorities, so I do not even know where this "Rape kit" shit
came from. She was laughed out of the lawyers office. (her own words!)
The reason the other 13 have not come forward is that their exposure
to Cosby was decades ago, and that means the statute of limitations
was long up before they even made their first allegation.
Another reason they may have for not coming forward is that they
run the risk of civil suit for libel or slander if their allegations
prove to be false.
:: Leonard Jones
November 21, 2014 12:58 PM
There is another reason I believe this case to be a concerted smear campaign
by the left. All of these cases involve the use of some kind of drug.
Back in the early 70's my mother had a number of Bill Cosby's comedy
albums. In one of them, he did a routine about "Spanish Fly," in which
the punch line innocently revealed the substance to be an urban legend.
The same liberal morons who were screaming for a boycott of Arizona Iced
Tea after that state passed an illegal immigration law are pointing to
this comedy routine as "Proof" Cosby was doing jokes about "Date rape."
Spanish Fly is not a date rape drug. It is not even an aphrodisiac.
For the record, Arizona Iced Tea is made in New York. Liberals need to
get their fucking facts straight before they begin opening their mouths!
Here is the "Controversial" comedy routine about Spanish Fly. His
raciest routines almost fit for small children!
:: Leonard Jones
November 21, 2014 01:21 PM
Blackmail a black male.
:: Double entendre
November 21, 2014 02:21 PM
Why not post a pic of what she looked like then Howie?
November 21, 2014 05:41 PM
Where is the OUTRAGE!!!over the rape of white women ???
Me thinks she looked better when she was 19 yo
November 21, 2014 05:44 PM
You can get a sense of what most women looked like when they were young.
:: Leonard Jones
November 21, 2014 08:36 PM
Something tells me she was not hottie when she was 19!
A gentleman never calls a woman ugly.
November 22, 2014 08:07 AM
I am disappointed that this blog took the position of mocking the victim.
November 22, 2014 01:54 PM
I have to wonder about the latest technique of using numbers of accusers to substitute for evidence. I am absolutely certain Bill Cosby pissed off somebody, I'm just not sure that the alleged victims are telling the truth. Indeed, this really looks like a so-far-failed attempt at blackmail.
I have to insist on evidence, because I know from real-world experience that people who claim to be victims of sexual assault sometimes lie. This is not to say that all alleged victims lie, or that sexual assault is not a serious crime. All I am saying is that women have been known to lodge false claims, which is why a stale claim backed by no evidence, made well past the statute of limitations for prosecution is to be treated with suspicion at least as great as a claim that is timely and supported by some evidence.
I know a man who was accused of sexual assault by his soon-to-be-ex wife, with whom he was having a child custody dispute. It was sheer chance that he wound up with a rock-solid alibi: instead of going home one evening, he went back to his office after hours, and the new security system recorded his presence. If not for that, he might have gone to jail.
Another thing I know from experience is that dishonest people will hone their stories over time, thereby getting a more actionable story.
I know a woman who told stories about her husband's ex-wife. I saw that, over time, she learned to delete the details that established her as a particularly vicious stepmother. I know another woman who was involved in a minor car accident, and later decided she wanted insurance money. She refined that story for several years, but by that time, everyone in town who might take her case already knew enough to distrust the final version.
Tawana Brawley lied. The stripper in the Duke LaCrosse case lied. The Flying Imams lied. The guy that shot Ronald Reagan did it to please his fantasy girlfriend, Jodie Foster, who happens to be a real, life person who had nothing to do with the crime. There are sick puppies, political creeps, and delusional people who may say anything, and frequently do.
No evidence is no evidence.
November 22, 2014 03:18 PM
Valerie, your post made a number of good points, especially about the
problems with false allegations. Another prime case is the McMartin pre-
school witch hunt and the dozen or so high profile cases across America
when the country was embroiled in child molestation hysteria.
A gentleman does indeed call a woman ugly if one gets the sense that
she is lying out her ass Brian.
Jack, we are not mocking a victim. We are mocking someone who is making
unproven and unprovable allegations. If just ONE of these women would
have filed charges the morning after, I might believe her. If just
one would have related the incident to a friend or family member, I might
believer her. But some of these allegations go back to the late 1960's
without a single shred of corroborating testimony contemporaneous to the
alleged crime, let alone a police report or physical or forensic evidence!
I could be swayed with the introduction of real evidence, but I am not
:: Leonard Jones
November 22, 2014 04:58 PM
going to hold my breath. So far, Anita Hill has nothing on these women.
PS When I see someone being tried in the court of public opinion without any
evidence I have a tendency to become quite upset. Back in the 80's, I was
falsely accused of child molestation by the feminist minions of Kee McFarlane,
the radical feminist architect of the McMartin pre-school molestation hoax.
This radical feminist with the National Organization of Wildebeests
was a social worker with no qualifications whatsoever as a therapist,
psychologist,or psychiatrist. It was pointed out at trial, that the ONLY
thing she was licensed to do in the state of California was drive a car!
If the few seminars she attended qualified her as a self-described "Psycho-
therapist at Children's Institute International in Carson, her Fembot pals
at South Bay Center For Counseling who pointed a finger at me had no
qualifications beyond a subscription to Psychology Today.
I'll bet there is not one person posting on this subject who has been
been subject to false allegations from feminist child rights activists!
I may change my mind the moment one of these women swears under penalty of
perjury that she was raped by Bill Cosby, but I know that will never happen!
:: Leonard Jones
November 22, 2014 09:28 PM
Take a glim at another one of his accusers Victoria Valentino 19 yo September Playmate
November 23, 2014 10:22 AM
You missed one. Besides Valentino, you can add Michelle Hurd from
Law And Order SVU. We now have two more D-list celebrities jumping on
the bandwagon. Within a month, every washed out actress and model in
America will have accused him. In the case of the SVU actress, her role
in a Cosby TV show was as an unidentified jogger. It was her third billing
on IMDB. People like this do not even get to talk to the A-list stars!
I would be amused at this shit were it not for the fact that I was falsely
accused myself. But there is another issue here: Bill Cosby was an A-list
star. Women would have been lining up by the dozens to screw him every-
where he went. He did not have to rape anyone. All he had to do was go down
to the hotel bar and pick one up!
Following the pattern the Playboy model waited 45 years to accuse Cosby and
the SVU star who had a bit part as a jogger who was probably running past
Cosby in scene that lasted a few seconds, waited 19 years.
One woman who alleged rape in 2004, waited until 2005 to report it to
the police. There was NO blood, NO hair or fiber samples, NO DNA evidence,
NOTHING! This was the woman Cosby settled with in order to avoid the possibility
of paying millions. Here is another parallel to the McMartin case. Even if
her lawyers did not put out a "Casting call" for D-list celebs, they benefited
from the "McMartin effect." Once the first allegation is made, additional
victims come out of the woodwork. One allegation by a single mentally disturbed
mother swelled into scores of victims and more than 400 counts in the McMartin
I know that some women are so traumatized by rape, that they fail to report it.
But 18 or 20 women over 45 years? I was a Millwright working for a small
mechanical services contractor. We had to do "Random" drug tests in order to
work inside refineries. After being "Selected" some 7 times in a row (Every 90 days,)
I asked a buddy what are the odds of this happening randomly? He
slapped me in the head and said "You dumb fuck, you are protecting the
boss's field foremen. This is when I became known as the VIRC Piss Boy.
Those 7 times in 21 months is about a million to one. Having some 20
plus women drugged and raped and not reporting it to the authorities can
be measured in terms of Obama's contribution to the national debt in dollars.
This is a fucking farce of Shakespearean proportions!
By the way, my own white single mother back in the early 70's would have
banged Bill Cosby in a heartbeat! So let us all dump this white racist
:: Leonard Jones
November 23, 2014 08:44 PM
These fat old sluts are just looking for facelift money!
November 24, 2014 12:11 PM
Here Here Good Man!
Jester and I spent some time discussing if they murdered Syrian pilots were "willing martyrs" because it just seems so odd that people would go silently, willingly to the grave.
Its an observation that I've seen several times, including from Gerald at Internet Anthropologist.
A thought supported by the John Cantlie videos.
But my observation was that since the Mujahideen Sura Council days in Iraq the norm is not a kicking and screaming victim. The murders are often banal, with the victim either doing the Thorazine Shuffle or so broken by previous mock executions that they have lost all will to resist and welcome the relief that death might bring from the daily torture and abuse.
And for you Muslims out there reading, remember when you spoke of the brutality and torture of Saddam, Well ISIS IS SADDAM, with one AQI figurehead on top.
So if you want the days of Saddam back, the days where anyone including his own Sunni brothers that opposed him were murdered in cold blood, be proud because no one wanted to resurrect his tyranny, but that is what you have now done with your support of ISIS.
I leave you with Jester's link showing the probable location of the latest ISIS murders...
Death to ISIS and May God bless America.
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I am not American, but that speech gave me the shivers. Where are the leaders of the world today.. Western society desperately needs the likes of Regan and Thatcher today. Would love to hear Regan give that speech today with the context of the growing Islamist threat, and I doubt be would bow so low to the king of Saudia Arabia that it looked like the king was receiving oral sex.
November 19, 2014 03:24 PM
"Jester and I spent some time discussing if they murdered Syrian pilots were "willing martyrs" because it just seems so odd that people would go silently, willingly to the grave."
Go watch the Vice videos of what it is like to live under ISIS. It shows that prisoners convert, not just to Islam but to the ISIS brand of Islam. Many of these prisoners are killed anyway. It wouldn't be hard to find prisoners who have converted to ISIS and who view their deaths as furthering the cause.
It is just Stockholm syndrome carried out to an extreme.
November 19, 2014 04:41 PM
Convert to islam, take up cannibalism, samo samo. Sometimes you kill, sometimes you get eaten.
November 19, 2014 08:50 PM
It's "Hear, hear", you fucking idiot right wingers.
November 22, 2014 12:48 AM