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Leaked Chinese documents show planning for a North Korean collapse

Posted by: Phineas on May 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas To paraphrase Whoopie Goldberg, I’m pretty sure these weren’t “leaked-leaked,” so much as deliberately slipped to the Japanese, knowing they’d go public. It’s a not-so-subtle to warning to Dear Leader III: “If things fall apart, don’t count on us to bail you out:” China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the […]

 

North Korea: the nightmare of living under a god

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s an interesting and frightening interview posted to Business Insider today with Yeonmi Park, a woman who escaped from North Korea with her family as a teenager, but needed years to get over the brainwashing she endured there. An indoctrination so intense, she believed the late Kim Jong Il could read her […]

 

North Korea: Kim III orders execution by flamethrower

Posted by: Phineas on April 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sometimes I wonder if Kim Jong Un, a reputed heavy drinker, doesn’t sit around late at night nursing a bottle of scotch and fantasizing about the various outré ways he can whack people who have ticked him off: A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un […]

 

North Korea: all men must now wear Kim Jong Un’s hairstyle?

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When you’re the boy god-king of the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, you can get away with weird, petty stuff like this: If you are a man in North Korea, we sincerely hope you have a round face. It’s the shape that will work with your new haircut. That […]

 

Startling: In image from space, North Korea seemingly disappears

Posted by: ST on February 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm » 5 Comments

This depresses me beyond words: North Korea appears to be missing in an image taken from space http://t.co/puHSCFJRvY pic.twitter.com/TDVt657Lzr — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 25, 2014 Of the photo, the LA Times reports: North Korea appears to be missing in an image taken from space. NASA says of the nighttime image, taken from the International […]

 

Sobering: UN report finds “‘abundant evidence” of mass torture in North Korea

Posted by: ST on February 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm » 5 Comments

Via CNN: A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest of North Koreans reveal a portrait of a brutal state “that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” a United Nations panel reported Monday. North Korean leaders employ murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence, mass starvation and other abuses […]

 

Kim Jong Un may have out-psycho’d his father and grandfather

Posted by: Phineas on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mean, we’ve heard he was hammered when he ordered the trial and execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, but to carry out the sentence by feeding him alive to the dogs? Dude! According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine […]

 

I’ve heard of drunk dialing, but drunk executing? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on December 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, aka “Tiny Psycho Dictator III,” is not what one would call a happy drunk: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was drunk when he ordered the execution of two aides close to his uncle Jang Song-thaek, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Saturday. The Yomiuri cited a […]

 

North Korea: Dictator executes ex-girlfriend for doing porn, owning Bible

Posted by: Phineas on August 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve figured it out: North Korea is the only nation founded on a bad acid trip: Kim Jong-un’s ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad on Aug. 20, reports said Wednesday. Sources in China said singer Hyon Song-wol as well as Mun Kyong-jin, head […]

 

North Korea caught smuggling missiles though Panama Canal?

Posted by: Phineas on July 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Couldn’t be. I’m sure there’s an innocent explanation: A mystery with potential international ramifications is unfolding in Panama, where authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba. Cuba has long been at odds with the United States, and North Korea is banned by the United Nations […]