Filed Under “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”: Mafia Thugs, the Cambodian Government, & U.S Spies Diving for Cover

To Be Filed Under “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Drug Traffickers, the Cambodian Government, and U.S Spies Diving for Cover By Nate Thayer June 21, 2016 Further on the death this weekend of billionaire Cambodian organized crime figure Theng Bunma, a major Asian drug trafficker who owned and controlled the Cambodian political and military […]

How the US Dropped the Ball When Offered to Bring Pol Pot to Trial for Mass Murder

 The Final Collapse of the Khmer Rouge: How the US Dropped the Ball When Offered to Bring Pol Pot to Trial for Mass Murder Excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of “Sympathy for the devil: A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction or transmission in whole […]

Love and Sex in the U.S. Foreign Service -Lust, Bombs, Bureaucrats. Writings by James Bruno

Love & Sex in the U.S. Foreign Service -Lust, Loneliness, Bombs & Bureaucrats & other writings by retired diplomat and best selling author James Bruno By Nate Thayer November 7, 2013 You can access the writings and book of James Bruno at http://jameslbruno.blogspot.com/ This morning, James Bruno, an old friend and now a best-selling author, […]

Vietnam Era Renegade Army Discovered: Lighting the darkness: FULRO’s jungle Christians

Lighting the darkness: FULRO’s jungle Christians      Vietnam Era Renegade Army Discovered By Nate Thayer (This story appeared in the Phnom Penh Post and  as the cover story in the Far Eastern Economic Review.  I discovered, in the remote Northeastern Cambodian jungles along the Ho Chi Minh trail along the Vietnamese border, an army literally lost […]

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan

How Hordes of U.S. Republican Party Apparatchik’s Toppled the Mongolian Communist Descendants of Genghis Khan Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with the Mongolian Voter” was the single largest printed and most widely distributed document in Mongolian History, and Crucial to Overthrowing History’s Second Longest Ruling Communist Government Without Shedding a Drop of Blood: The  “Contract with Mongolia.” From the archives […]

25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip and history of U.S.-North Korean basketball diplomacy

25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip comes after decades of basketball diplomacy between U.S. and North Korea as a central tool in nuclear bomb negotiations by Nate Thayer , March 4, 2013 Published in NK News http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/slam-dunk-diplomacy/  NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman’s circus troupe delegation to North Korea was greeted by ridicule by most of […]

Google Chief’s Teenage Daughter Blog Puts AP North Korea News Bureau to Shame: A Comparative Analysis

Amateur Journalism of Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Puts AP North Korea Reporting to Shame: A Comparative Analysis Exactly one year ago, the Associated Press was granted permission to open a news bureau in North Korea, becoming the first western media agency to set up an official operation, providing what was to be a major […]

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government By Nate Thayer Google chief executive Eric Schmidt may now regret inviting his 19 year old teenage daughter, Sophie Schmidt, along on his world headline grabbing, secretive trip to North Korea last week. […]

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells Reputation to North Korea for Access to Exactly No News

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells its Former Good Name to Serve as a Propaganda Arm of the World’s Most Repressive Govt in Exchange for Access Which has Produced Exactly  No News and Undermined the Principles of a Free Press The Associated Press Korea coverage is nothing short of a stain on, and an embarrassment […]

Travels With Vice President LBJ: “Son, if you do this again, I am going to poison your soup.”

Travels With Vice President LBJ: “Son, if you do this again, I am going to poison your soup.” Excerpts from Interviews with Former U.S. Diplomat Ambassador Harry E.T. Thayer by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project. For Christmas, my father gave me a gift of a bound booklet he […]

North Korean Rocket Launch to Test Capability to Reach U.S. imminent in Coming Days

North Korea plans Testing Nuclear Bomb Delivery System Capable of Reaching Continental United States in Coming Days If there are any illusions that North Korea, arguably the single biggest threat to global stability, continues to march unimpeded forward toward a fully operational  nuclear weapons state to further strengthen what is already the fourth largest standing […]

Obama: Support Cambodian Human Rights, Democratic Freedoms, and Those Resisting the Last Murderous Thug Left Standing in South East Asia

Obama Must Side With the Rights and Dignity of  Cambodians, Not Strengthen the Last Thug Left Standing in Power in South East Asia. If Not Cambodia, where? If not now when? If the U.S. won’t support those fighting for democratic freedoms in Cambodia, a country no longer with significant political, economic, military, or strategic value […]