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Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat
The weekly Sunday radio show Beyond the Beltway, hosted by veteran political writer and commentator Bruce DuMont, tackles the frightening issue of the rising threats of North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong Un.
Panelists included Asian specialist Karl Friedhoff of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs who has extensively studied North Korea’s politics. Also participating in the analysis is Ronald F. Gibbs, president of NIPAC (National and International Affairs Consulting) of Chicago, attorney Kathy Salvi of Salvi & Maher LLC, and Ray Hanania, syndicated columnist and President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group.
The discussion is probably one of the first truly in-depth look at the potential consequences of a confrontation with North Korea’s mercurial and murderous dictator, Kim Jong Un.
An interesting aspect of the discussion included comparisons of how the US has addressed North Korea as compared to how the US has confronted and attacked Iraq and its leader Saddam Hussein, and Syria and its leader Bashar al-Assad.
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Up until now, the US has taken a cautious, hands-off approach to North Korea, a nation of mind-controlled citizens who view Kim Jung Un as a “god”. But President Donald Trump has taken a much more aggressive stand against Kim Jong Un’s provocations, violence and belligerent threats and sent the battleship the U.S.S. Carl Vinson to protect South Korea and Japan, targets of Kim Jong Un’s threats.
Kim Jong Un has declared that if the United States attacks North Korea, he will launch a “pre-emptive strike.”
Another major issue is how little we really know about North Korea and a discussion about whether or not North Korea does have deployable nuclear weapons or systems to deliver those weapons in an attack against its neighbors.
Beyond The Beltway is broadcast on several mediums including:
LIVE 6 PM Sunday night on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (POTUS Channel 124) as well as affiliates from coast-to-coast. (A radio affiliates list can be found at beyondthebeltway.com.)
You can go to BeyondtheBeltway.com to watch the show live online at 6 PM.
At 11 PM Sunday, the show is rebroadcast on WIND (AM560).
At Midnight Sunday, the TV version of the show airs on WYCC-TV20/Chicago.
At 11pm Monday night the show runs on Comcast Channel 100.
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Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.
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