(RepublicanWire.org) – In an effort to prove it could deliver a nuclear warhead to US installations in South Korea and Japan, North Korea fired off two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine off its eastern coast. North Korea has warned of “unprecedented measures” in response to the upcoming large-scale military drills between the United States and South Korea. 

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry criticized the drills and the United States’ criticism of Pyongyang’s human rights record. A North Korean statement said the country will “to “mercilessly punish” the U.S. imperialists for challenging the sovereignty of their state and its “socialist system.”  

Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, recently threatened that Pyongyang would turn the Pacific into a “firing range” if the US started operations. Furthermore, she said that Pyongyang will conduct reentry heat tests on its weapon designs. 

Even if North Korea is only testing cruise missiles, the fact that it is doing it from a submarine raises serious security concerns. About 1,500 kilometers before impact, the missiles followed figure-8 trajectories (930 miles). Before the joint exercises, the North Korean government apparently demonstrated a “nuclear war deterrent measures” via the use of an underwater launching practice. 

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea said they had recorded an “unidentified missile-test” by a North Korean submarine. In addition, “South Korean and US intelligence officers are carefully studying the exact details,” the JCS statement said. 

In recent weeks, North Korea has conducted a number of missile tests, including one of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially deliver a nuclear weapon to the continental United States.  

Freedom Shield is the largest joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea in recent memory, and it is designed to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. A rare threat of reprisal has come from North Korea, which has always condemned such drills as rehearsals for invasion and nuclear war. 

North Korea views the Freedom Shield exercises as a prelude to invasion and nuclear war, despite the fact that their intended purpose is to bolster US and South Korean defenses against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – An Alabama woman who fled to join the Islamic State terrorist group is begging to come home to the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her appeal request several months ago. Her citizenship status has been questioned, resulting in her being unable to be legally admitted back into the country.

In an interview from a detention camp in Syria where she’s being held by U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, Hoda Muthana claims she was brainwashed by online traffickers into joining the group in 2014.

“I’ve always said if I need to sit in prison, and do my time, I will do it. I as well am a victim of ISIS. I’m hoping my government looks at me as someone young at the time and naive,” she said. 

“Muthana’s parents immigrated from Yemen and she was born in New Jersey, but raised in Alabama. She left home when she was twenty years old to unite with ISIS. She grew up in a conservative Muslim home and told her family she was going on a trip with her school, but instead traveled to Turkey and went to Syria. The only option to get out was to marry an ISIS fighter, and she married three of them and had her son. The first two men died during combat and she reportedly said she got a divorce from the third man,” the Daily Wire reported.

“In early 2019, she ran away from one of the enclaves in Syria and went to another prison camp. In the past, however, she posted favorably about ISIS on social media. She now has said in a recent interview that her phone was confiscated and Islamic State backers posted the tweets. In 2016, the Obama administration revoked her citizenship, stating her father was a diplomat when Muthana was born, which her lawyers have argued against. In 2019, a federal judge ruled that she is not a citizen of the United States, and the Supreme Court did not take up her appeal last January,” the outlet added.

Months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider Muthana’s appeal to allow her to return to the U.S. She’s been living in a Syrian refugee camp since 2019.

“While she was overseas the government determined she was not a U.S. citizen and revoked her passport, citing her father’s status as a diplomat at the time of her birth. Her family sued to enable her return to the United States,” the Associated Press reported.

“A federal judge ruled in 2019 that the U.S. government correctly determined Muthana wasn’t a U.S. citizen despite her birth in the country. Children of diplomats aren’t entitled to birthright citizenship. The family’s lawyers appealed, arguing that her father’s status as a diplomat assigned to the U.N. had ended before her birth, making her automatically a citizen,” the outlet added.

“Muthana surrendered to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces as Islamic State fighters were losing the last of their self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria and going to refugee camps. Muthana said she regretted her decision to join the group and wanted to return to the U.S. with her toddler child, the son of a man she met while living with the group. The man later died,” the AP report continued.

Muthana’s case gained widespread attention as former President Donald Trump tweeted about it, saying he had directed the secretary of state not to allow her back into the country.

“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” Trump wrote on Twitter back in 2019.

At the time, Pompeo said Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the country.

“She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States,” Pompeo said, adding: “We continue to strongly advise all U.S. citizens not to travel to Syria.”

Hassan Shibly, a family representative for Muthana, disputed Pompeo’s assertion at the time, saying that Muthana was born in New Jersey.

“The Trump administration continues its attempts to wrongfully strip citizens of their citizenship,” Shibly said. “Hoda Muthana had a valid US passport and is a citizen. She was born in Hackensack, NJ in October 1994, months after her father stopped being a diplomat.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – President Joe Biden was resoundingly criticized for equating illegal border crossers at U.S. border to Jews escaping Nazi Germany.

When a reporter asked if he believes migration is a human right, the president Thursday was quick to compare the situation at the border to the Holocaust. 

“Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted,” Biden responded. “I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could.”

Americans on Twitter noted illegal migrants are not innocent victims like “Jews in Germany” during World War II and the Holocaust.

“Biden just compared illegal aliens — lawbreakers who have been found to be terrorists, drug dealers, and bad actors — to Jews fleeing Germany during the Holocaust,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., tweeted Thursday. “Not even remotely the same situation.

“This kind of mindset prevents us from legitimately securing our border.”

Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., tweeted Thursday that Biden’s “shameful” remark was “out of touch.”

“Border patrol has apprehended terrorists, cartels, drug smugglers, and human traffickers at the border,” Tenney wrote. “Biden’s disgusting comparison between his illegal immigration surge and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany is shameful and out of touch.”

Conservative lawyer Mark Levin’s Twitter account also issued a rebuke Friday.

“What a disgusting and awful statement from this ignoramus, and the corrupt media are silent,” the tweet read.

Former Trump administration staffer Stephen Miller was once classified by the liberal media as a “white nationalist,” according to CNN, but he too noted the bad look of Biden’s Holocaust comparison.

“Comparing Haitians leaving Haiti or Nicaraguans leaving Nicaragua to Jews fleeing violent extermination from Nazi Germany is both an outrageous minimization of the Holocaust and a vile slander of Latin American nations,” former Trump administration staffer Stephen Miller tweeted Thursday.

“Biden will say or do anything to expand illegal immigration.”

Joel M. Petlin tweeted, “There are many comparisons the President can make to illustrate the need to help solve the southern border crisis.”

“The comparison with Jews fleeing deportation to Nazi death camps is not an appropriate one.”

” With all the misinformation, we don’t need Holocaust minimization now.”