North Korea & Kim Jong Il

North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Chosŏn'gŭl: ), is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong-il (born Yuri Irsenovich Kim; 16 February 1941; official biography claims 1942 – 17 December 2011) was the supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) from 1994 to 2011. He succeeded his father and founder of the DPRK Kim Il-sung following the elder Kim's death in 1994. Kim Jong-il was the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, and the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, the fourth-largest standing army in the world. 5.0/5

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TIL that Kim Jong Il ordered the kidnap of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and his wife to make movies for North Korea. They gained Kim…
Today is the Day of the Shining Star in North Korea
North Korea celebrates birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il with dancing, unaware of his eldest son's grim demise
Rare photos out of North Korea show Kim Jong Il birthday celebrations
Kim Jong Il taught the people of North Korea that of they applied themselves, they, too, could eat . . . sometimes.
New secret tapes reveal some interesting things about Kim Jong Il. None particularly good, some amusing.
Secret recordings by a kidnapped celeb couple reveal much about Kim Jong Il and North Korea.
Memo shows Kim Jong Il suggested Bill Clinton should vacation in North Korea
I dreamt I attended a plush gilt elite academy at the top of a Judge Dredd-like megaskyscraper in North Korea with Kim Jong Il herself. HBU?
North Korea after Kim Jong Il: The Kim Jong Un era & its challenges (2012) by R. Frank &
I don't want to spoil it for you but according to our gracious and wonderful leader Kim Il Jong, North Korea have won Eurovision.
comments: If I had to guess, the ranking system in North Korea has Kim Jong Il and Kim Sung Un "above" the cu...
North Korea steps up Kim Jong Il idolization ahead of anniversary
statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il rolling along now in North Korea's military parade -- what a spectacle
"Kim Jong-il? The guy who sings gagnam style?"- or you know the leader of North Korea.
North Korea finally got its first pizzeria in 2009, thanks to Kim Jong-il’s obsession with pizza.
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you're getting it confused with North Korea's communistic dictator Kim Jong IL, don't do that
Similarly, some North Korea stories have been known to be planted by the south.
Say what you like about Kim Jong Il,the guy knows how to make executions entertaining.and what happens in North Korea moves here too.
.in your North Korea story it says minister disloyal to Kim Jong-il but you mean
North Korea's Defence Minister executed by anti aircraft gun for showing disloyalty to Kim Jong-il
Good thing the doesn't have a team in North Korea! Although their commish is like Kim Jong IL
The game from 2011 successfully predicted Kim Jong Il's death and North Korea's nuclear tests in 2013.
David Cameron has been getting help from North Korea's Kim Jong Il on how to improve his popularity
were Kim Jong Il's last words to the people of North Korea?"Stay hungry, stay foolish."
If 32 year old Kim Jong Un lived like his father up to 70 while in control of North Korea, who himself only held power for 17 years versus Kim Jong Il's potential for a 38 year reign, then I can expect 38 years of a relatively stable economic climate...this affordable technological platform made in China.
North Korea has an autographed basketball from Michael Jordan given to Kim Jong Il.
In 2004, North Korea demanded that the Czech Republic ban "Team America: World Police." The Czechs told Kim Jong Il to go …
The White House says evidence shows the hack against SONY PICTURES was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent." However, the Justice Department and the FBI are still investigating and they didn’t name names or even indicate if it was an actor that any of us might’ve heard of before. After Sony canceled the release of The Interview, a couple of movie theaters decided to fight back by showing the 2004 film ‘Team America: World Police.’ You may recall that movie was from the people behind the TV show South Park and featured marionettes and a plot that centered around then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. However, Paramount Pictures owns the rights to that film and they put the kibosh on the screenings. Another movie studio is caving in to the presumably North Korean hackers. New Regency has canceled plans for a STEVE CARELL movie about North Korea. The movie Pyongyang, based on a graphic novel about an American working in North Korea, was supposed to start shooting in March. Co ...
Congratulatory message from the outcast Syrian president? Check. Floral tributes from the president of Guinea and the communist parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin? Check. Fawning coverage in the Russian press? Check. It's that time again in North Korea: Time to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the […]
Apparently the US State Department has made a huge breakthrough with North Korea, as Kim Jong Il, the debonair dictator and superstar has made a calculated negotiation deal. It seems he has negotiat
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Dictator Kim Jong-un is worse than his father, says North Korea defector
God is Kim Jong Il/Un and the Earth is North Korea. via /r/Showerthoughts
They say every expert started out as an amateur. Well, Kim Jong Il scored a perfect 300 on his first bowling game according to North Korea!
Chinese envoy says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap News agency. The 31-year-old leader assumed power after his father, Kim Jong Il, died suddenly in 2011. China is North Korea's closest ally and main benefactor. "I think that a visit from Kim Jong Un might materialise sometime in the future," Chinese Ambassador Qiu Guohong was quoted by Yonhap as saying at a forum in Seoul. "China and North Korea have maintained a normal relationship and there have been normal exchanges of visits between the leaders of both countries," he said. Chinese President Xi Jinping has not yet visited the reclusive North but made a state visit to South Korea in July, a move widely reported at the time as a snub to North Korea by Beijing. China has spearheaded diplomatic efforts to end North Korea's nuclear weapons prog ...
From the Dictator's Handbook: Rule 1: Keep your winning coalition as small as possible. A small coalition allows a leader to rely on very few people to stay in power. Fewer essentials equals more control and contributes to more discretion over expenditures. Bravo for Kim Jong Il of North Korea. He is a contemporary master at ensuring dependence on a small coalition. Rule 2: Keep your nominal selectorate as large as possible. Maintain a large selectorate of interchangeables and you can easily replace any troublemakers in your coalition, influentials and essentials alike. After all, a large selectorate permits a big supply of substitute supporters to put theessentials on notice that they should be loyal and well behaved or else face being replaced. Bravo to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin for introducing universal adult suffrage in Russia’s old rigged election system. Lenin mastered the art of creating a vast supply of interchangeables. Rule 3: Control the flow of revenue. It’s always better for a ruler to determ ...
There’s a kids’ summer camp in North Korea with water slides, a private beach and statues of Kim Jong Il:
Instead, the United States have suffered from them with the result 4:0, while in the last duel group stage by North Korea suffered China, 2:0. Now will face Portugal in the qualifying duel valid in the quarterfinals. Kim Jong Un’s president reiterated that his father had made Kim Jong Il, who in the…
" I'm tired of this horsesh&t. Let's set the record straight once and for all. This whole "Mao and Stalin were evil atheists" comes up so often and it's so easily demolished. First, many of the dictatorships mentioned, Stalinist Russia, Maoist China, North Korea under the Kim's operate on overtly religious principles. The great leader is God, he is in many ways viewed as being a little more than human. He is often said to have super natural powers or God like events are said to have been associated with them at their birth, during their life, or shortly after their deaths. Kim Jong Il is the best example, North Koreans are told that when he was born all the trees flowered around his place of birth even though it was the middle of Winter. North Koreans are also told that when he died birds all over Korea sang sang mourning songs in Korean. Similar stories are told about Mao and Stalin. Watch a political rally in any of these so-called atheistic societies and than tell me in what meaningful way it is differ ...
Somehow, China's new wax statue of Kim Jong-il didn't solve all of the PRC's bilateral problems w/ North Korea.
North Korea should've played , go Kim Jong il
No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. Now, celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality." Taken directly from books spirit...
Korean War The Relentless positivity promised to the electorate by Better Together in 2014 continues today as Alastair Darling awakens from his self-imposed coma and decides to liken North Korea's Kim Jong Il to Alex Salmond. Whilst this babbling, incoherent back bench MP becomes increasingly irrelevant to the referendum debate in Scotland, I just hope his longevity to pension age will not be compromised when the North Koreans get to hear about it. With the constant stream of love-bombing celebrities - Eddie Izzard- now dried up, and Scotland's Yes campaign being described by the Independent as the "largest political grassroots campaign in Scottish history" things continue to head towards a landslide for Yes. Another few months of hard slog and we will be sovereign again. That 500 days to go is now down to a little more than 100. You'd better enjoy them, they'll be gone in a cat's whisker. Which reminds us, Buster- Shetland's cat rampant- returns from holiday. You've been warned. North Korea v Alastair Da ...
There's a Reddit AMA by a North Korean defector: [–]chriswm313 386 points 8 hours ago Do the people of North Korea really believe that Kim Jong Il and his father and grandfather actually have superhuman powers or do they just say they do out of fear? [–]jooyang[S] 795 points 7 hours ago I think that people believe it kind of like people believe in the bible. Well, that's the case for children. But when you grow up, you realise those stories do not make sense, but you still have to memorize it well for the school tests in order to graduate from school well. More recently, amongst close friends, people will complain that this kind of ideological education will not actually help you in your life. I felt like that too.
Known as the "Hermit Kingdom", North Korea puzzles the outside world with its secretive culture and devoted admiration of Kim Jong Il. Nepalese eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit and a team from National Geographic team up to document its hidden realities.
Looks like a father's fear of flying doesn't necessarily transfer to his son. This past weekend, Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrived in style to attend a combat flight contest, showing up in their own Russian-made IL-62, decorated with “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” written in Hangul on the body. North Korea's flag was also on the side, and a large red star symbolizing Kim was painted on the wing. This is the first time Jong Un's personal jet has been seen by the public. Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, was terrified of flying, and his attempts to keep his feet on the ground bordered on the obsessive partly due to to his personal phobia but also because he feared assassination and terrorist attacks. Instead of flying, Kim Jong Il took all of his long distance excursions by heavily armored train carriages. It appears the Jong Un is taking a cue from his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who flew frequently and had a much more visible profile than his son, Jong Il. Jong Un even modeled his hair and ...
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A former regime insider, who was one of Kim Jong Il's favorite poet-propagandists, revealed that North Korea is not ruled by the 31-year-old dictator Kim, but some shadowy organisation.
Has anyone ever seen the movie Pulgasari? It's basically North Korea's version of Godzilla. Produced by the late Kim Jong Il and Kenpachiro Satsuma portrays the Pulgasari creature. It's a pretty cool movie. Wish they made a sequel to it or a reboot.
Petition to Expel North Korea from the United Nations. Recently the UN Human Rights Commission of Inquiry (COI) revealed the Human Rights situation in North Korea at the Geneva Human Rights Summit. The international community was shocked at the revelations of the report. Kim Jong Un’s own uncle, Jang Song Taek was openly punished; tortured and executed. Jang’s torture was evident in footage and photographs taken before his execution. Jang was killed by machine gun and his body further defiled by chemical weapons. We defectors who have experienced life in North Korea have lived through three generations of dictatorship. Kim Jong Un may be the “new” generation, but the government’s methods of torture, persecution, and execution are not likely to change. But the reality of today’s North Korea has been revealed by the COI and the country’s elite was shocked by rumors of public executions among their ranks. After the death of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il blamed So Kwan-hi, the Agricultural Secretary ...
Michael Malice talks about the life and lasting influence of North Korea's Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. The book is based works by and about Kim that Malice found while visiting North Korea. During this event hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City, Michael Malice is in conversation w…
North Korea isn't known for its beer, but former "dear leader" Kim Jong Il was certainly a fan. And when he decided he wanted to make beer at home, he spared no expense finding a brewery he could buy. That and more in today's Global Scan.
"I lived in North Korea for the first 15 years of my life, believing Kim Jong-il was a god." via
Russia, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea. Tell Kim Jong Il if he surrenders his nukes and suscedes power to let Korea be whole democratic nation
Kim Jong Il, who was the supreme leader of North Korea until his death in 2011, was a leading authority on gymnastics, cinema, literature, war, cooking, and ...
Kim Jong Il wax statue on show in North Korea ...
Kim Jong Il waxwork on show in North Korea
Ghostwriting North Korea's Kim Jong Il Has the media ignored the reality of communism in North Korea?
Special Series: Defector insights into a changing North Korea: From the death of Kim Jong Il in 2011 to the dr...
I am a North Korean defector What an insight of how North Korea is run. Kim Jong-il is literally a god there
Creepy Kim Jong Il wax statue goes on show in North Korea
Yeonmi Park, 20, grew up in North Korea believing Kim Jong Il was a god who could work miracles and read her thoughts. But after eventually escaping and settling in South Korea, Yeonmi came to realise just how deluded she had been about North Korea. Yeonmi's is just one of many stories on tonight's SBS INSIGHT, exploring how people's lives can be changed by extreme and downright dangerous views, and how they eventually escaped. When to watch:
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Kim Jong Il was just reconfirmed as the head of national defense for North Korea. Wow..what a shocker.
The screening of "Dear Pyongyang" will now take place next Wednesday, April 2, at 7 PM in room 312. The subtitle will be provided in English. "Dear Pyongyang received its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Providing a rare glimpse inside the borders of North Korea, Yonghi Yang's deeply personal (EMRO) documentary presents viewers with a haunting and profound vision of one of the most isolated countries on earth. The daughter of a leader of the pro-North Korean movement in Japan, filmmaker Yonghi Yang was separated from her brothers at a young age when they were sent to North Korea under a repatriation campaign. As the economic situation in the North deteriorated, however, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages their parents sent to them from Japan. Yang's moving film records visits to her brothers in Pyongyang, as well as conversations with her father about his ideological faith, his unyielding devotion to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, and his f ...
I tried doing sketch of my picture about few weeks back ..some says this picture looks like me only while some other says the person in this picture resembles more like Kim Jong Un, the current leader of North Korea, the son of former leader Kim Jong Il. I am confused and started doubting my own artistic skill.people who knows me and who sees this picture will be the best judge..
Finished reading 'The Orphan Master's Son', a novel by Adam Johnson. This book won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2013. The novel is set against the backdrop of an opaque, authoritative North Korea, a country where beautiful women are abducted to the capital, kidnapping Japanese citizens is a heroic act, loudspeakers blare out lies the whole day, Blood is sucked out of prisoners for transfusion, death and poverty are either not acknowledged or glorified, citizens go through loyalty tests and torture is routine _ all under the menacing shadow of the eccentric, insecure, brutal, despot supreme Dear leader Kim Jong Il. The protagonist is Pak Jun Do aka Commander Ga a true survivor of the regime, initially a model, unquestioning citizen who later finds his spontaneity and humanity. Its a dark, cruel book, part tragedy part thriller but laced with absurd and outrageous humour, beautifully fleshed out charecters and very tightly knit. One comes across such ambitious and outstanding pieces of new literature v ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead after heart attack, state media reports.
The documentary of North Korea on Netflix is mind blowing.. They thanked Kim Jong Il for their eye sight as he were God
Kim Jong Un is the ruler of North Korea. He organizes every year planned visits in his capital and around the country. Pyongyang boasts of the biggest stadium in entire world, great infrastructure, clean roads, etc. If you go there, you're kept in a hotel where people treat you with the best food and waitresses dance while you eat. Kim Jong Un enjoys popular support of US NBA stars and rich communist regime of China. Does this make North Korea the most prosperous nation? It is infact one of the most backward nations. The roads are sparsely metalled a few kilometers from Pyongyong, but none apart from the ruling class can afford cars, and thus use highway to travel on their bullock carts. People who speak against the regime are either put in jails, or put to their death. Their families are harassed. The regime does not allow the true pictures to come out on internet. People have stopped questioning the regime, the general opinion is that Kim Jong Un, son of Kim Jong Il is considered to be incarnation of ' ...
"The bigger question puzzling commentators is just how strong is Kim Jong Un's grip on power," CNN's Paula Hancocks says in response to readers' questions. "The execution of his uncle by marriage, Jang Song Taek, last year has some experts predicting he has now consolidated power while others believe this shows he is weaker than thought. The fact he felt the need to order the killing of a member of his family so publicly might suggest he’s still fighting to gain ultimate power. North Korea didn’t air its dirty laundry in public under Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il, which, analysts say, may suggest those leaders felt more secure in their power. And of course there’s the school of thought that Kim Jong Il was pushed into this by the military and felt he had to appease the all powerful National Defense Commission. As always with North Korea, there are plenty of assumptions but few facts."
This fine piece on the "Kanja (nongsa) hyǒngmyǒng" or "the potato revolution" started by Kim Jong Il in North Korea.
Yeah, the same people who sent their condolences to North Korea aftee Kim Jong Il's death.
you're like Kim Jong Il from North Korea... Self proclaiming ruler... Don't be so sad that I blocked you
According to North Korea, Kim Jong Il created the hamburger, never needed to poop, scored 11 hole-in-ones on his first game of golf, never cried when he was a baby, could control weather, invented the internet, invented computers and came from heaven.
The children's dance section at the August 2011 Arirang Mass Games in North Korea. Dedicated to Kim Il Sung and his son, the infamous Kim Jong Il.
Dennis Rodman's team against North Korea is him, Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker...I think they need Antoine to fill out the SF spot. Cliff should be able to handle the North Korean Center, not sure where Vin plays with the Worm out there unless hes just coaching but nevertheless, we should be able to out rebound them. My prediction: US 347- N. Korea 8. In the arena the score will read the exact opposite so the players dont get executed. Lets remember Kim Jong Il once shot a 18 in golf. Lowest round ever.
I would swim to North Korea, fight my way to Pyongyang and punch Kim Jong Il in the face to see Zeppelin live
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In response to the burning of effigies of Kim Jong Un by North Korean refugees residing in the south on the anniversarry of Kim Jong Il's death by
North Korea to South Korea: Stop doing effigies of Kim Jong Il (Mentally Ill) or we will try to launch a missile from 1955.
Greetings from AJW, North Korea's military is standing behind Kim Jong Un, though some residents express sympathy for his executed uncle. Commemorative bouquets sold well in Pyongyang ahead of today's anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. * N. Korean military pledge loyalty to Kim, some residents sympathize with executed uncle * Flowers selling out ahead of anniversary of N. Korean leader's death * 64% of nearby residents oppose government plan to reclaim Henoko shore area in Okinawa to make way for U.S. Marines move * Profit from sale of stock in TEPCO to be spent on decontamination work * Contraceptive pill side-effects blamed in deaths * Osaka Ishin party loses majority in Osaka assembly * Government compiles new principle that would allow Japan to export weapons * Taiwan's China Airlines sets up low-cost carrier * Falsely labeled "made in Japan" diapers widespread on China shelves We will post these stories and more later today on AJW.asahi.com. Thanks for reading. Stay informed with AJW.
"Did you know, that Kim Jong-Il tried to kill all the short people in North Korea because they had bad genes?".
North Korea purge mirrors those in 20th century AP | Dec 14, 2013, 02.16 AM IST Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. (File photo) PARIS (AP): For people familiar with the way that dictators such as Stalin, Hitler and Mao methodically ousted their opponents, the purging and execution of the No. 2 official in North Korea is nothing new. In recent history, Saddam Hussein also was skilled at such tactics to seize and consolidate his power in Iraq. North Korea's execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle in the impoverished, closed and nuclear-armed country suggests that its leader has learned how to rule that way. The execution of Jang Song-thaek, portrayed in North Korean state media as a morally corrupt traitor, rid Kim of one potential rival. It also may have been designed to sow fear among any others. Here's a look at how some despots of yesteryear used purges to quash dissent and cement their lock-hold on power: Stalin Soviet leader Josef Stalin arguably set the bar on 20th-century totali ...
In a stunning reversal of the popular image of Jang as a mentor and father figure guiding young Kim Jong Un as he consolidated power, North Korea's state-run media on Friday announced he had been executed and portrayed him as a morally corrupt traitor who saw the death of Kim's father, Kim Jong Il,…
Jang Song Thaek was an advisor to Kim Jong Il and probably the second most powerful person in North Korea. It is interesting to see that members of his family also hold important positions. This concerns not only those who are alive, but also those who…
North Korea just released something else -- this picture of Kim Jong Il looking at a BATMAN HAT:
Stalinist punk Kim Jong Un purges uncle, publicly executes several of the uncle's underlings, then airbrushes his uncle out of a documentary film. This, plus the mass public execution in early November of over 90 hapless souls for "crimes" such as watching a banned South Korean video or possessing a bible, and the recent signs that the use of slave labor in the concentration camps is being accelerated, bodes very ill. (Never mind his public vow to "wipe off the face of the earth" three generations of the family of anyone who attempted to flee North Korea during the official "Mourning Period" after the dead of his father Kim Jong Il. Alas, that god-awful haircut turns out to be one of the least ugly things about this young man.
Persecution: Korean killings North Korea publicly executed 80 people for minor offenses, according to a South Korean newspaper and a North Korean defectors’ group. ¬ The charges ranged from watching South Korean videos to possessing a Bible. One report said thousands of North Koreans were forced into a stadium to witness the brutal machine gun executions. ¬ e executions were evidence that young Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is no less brutal than his father, Kim Jong Il.
North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people sane.
Talking to my Korean housemate for the first time last night (we've lived together for nearly 2 months), and find out not only I'd new landlord morr of a creeper than I thought, this housemate is a massive troll :D 'You're from Korea yeah? South Korea?" "No, Korea. North Korea." "...?" "Yeah, I support Kim Jong Il as our king." "Not Kim Jong Un?" "No, that's what we want you to think. Kim Jong Il is still alive. And secretly king"
Axis of Fantasy vs. Axis of Reality France, Israel and Saudi Arabia confront an administration conducting a make-believe foreign policy. By Bret Stephens Updated Nov. 11, 2013 7:42 p.m. ET When the history of the Obama administration's foreign policy is written 20 or so years from now, the career of Wendy Sherman, our chief nuclear negotiator with Iran, will be instructive. In 1988, the former social worker ran the Washington office of the Dukakis campaign and worked at the Democratic National Committee. That was the year the Massachusetts governorcarried 111 electoral votes to George H.W. Bush's 426. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Sherman was briefly the CEO of something called the Fannie Mae Foundation, supposedly a charity that was shut down a decade later for what the Washington Post called "using tax-exempt contributions to advance corporate interests." From there it was on to the State Department, where she served as a point person in nuclear negotiations with North Korea and met with Kim Jong Il himself. T ...
North Korea has been confirmed to have a Metal Gear. . Powered by the AI of Kim Jong Il. . David Hayter has been deployed by …
"Kim Jong Il acquired his first 12 MiG-29s from Belarus in 1995, just as North Korea plunged into famine. An export version of a MiG-29 costs about $35 million... The following year, North Korea bought 18 more MiG-29s from Belarus and Mother Russia. The total purchase cost of thirty MiG-29s works out to over $1 billion... At the height of the famine, in 1997, North Korea’s grain deficit was estimated at 1.9 million tonnes. During the famine years, the average price of corn was around $120 a tonne. That works out to an annual cost of $228 million to close North Korea’s grain deficit during each of the famine years. If you divide $1.5 billion by $228 million, the cost of these MiG-29s could have more than covered North Korea’s food deficit for six and half years, a period that spans the duration of the famine. If Kim Jong Il had imported corn instead of these MiGs, there would have been no famine. Now, divide 2.5 million dead by 30 MiG-29s. You arrive at a cost of 75,000 lives per aircraft — roughly ...
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An odd thing to see in North Korea - dalmatians given by Kim Jong Il at the dog exhibit Pyongyang Zoo
"North Korea is a big dark void on the map -- we know things are horrific, but the immensity and nature of the horror is somewhat hidden behind a wall of ridiculous, cartoon-sized Propaganda. What we've seen is only what Kim Jong Il saw, or imagined. It's enormously tempting to fully engage the silliness, to do a Chaplin and dethrone authority with a calculated deconstruction of the asinine hubris of that authoritarian. Yet one horrific side-effect of the authoritarian state is not just the consequent silliness--every story tap-dancing Kim onto center-stage--but the corollary brutality of erasure: no other Self acts in any narrative; the peninsula's one bright light shines, and the rest is darkness."
Will you play some matches vs Venus in North Korea, the great Kim Jong Il will pay well, please play North Korea!!
North Korea has marked the 68th anniversary of the communist party ruling with both citizens and foreigners laying flowers and paying respects under the statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The commemoration comes as Pyongyang puts its army on high alert as tensions grow between th...
After watching a documentary on Nicolae Ceaușescu from Romania, I'm now focusing in Kim Jong Il from North Korea.
This falls under the heading, "Can you believe this?" Did you see the new 7th-grade standardized test question they've unveiled in NYC? "Teachers union president Michael Mulgrew, who has battled Bloomberg on education issues, said the question reminded him “of some story coming out of North Korea and Kim Jong Il." Read more:
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nope. she is talking about North Korea nuclear secret.. you know Kim Jong Il stuff.
Interesting article I read about North Korea focusing on Kim Jong Il communist life and his sell out Sushi Chef.
Some of those shots look like those posed shots of Kim Jong Il that North Korea used to distribute
July 08: Kim Il-sung Kim Il-sung, the communist leader of North Korea (1948–94) whose invasion of South Korea in 1950 launched the Korean War, died on this day in 1994 in P'yŏngyang and was succeeded by his son Kim Jong Il.
**LAST WEEK**AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES AVAILABLE** Every Piece Has a Story: A North Korean Pianist's Quest for Freedom Despite his family's elite status, pianist Kim Cheol-Woong was punished after being reported for playing Richard Clayderman'a "A Comme Amour" (L for Love) for his girlfriend. As a result, he chose to escape North Korea. From a family loyal to Kim Jong Il, Mr. Kim began training at the Pyongyang music conservatory at the age of eight. As a top concert pianist, he enjoyed the relative privileges his position brought him. He lost everything when he fled to China, and wound up working as a servant for a poor Chinese family. He hid his hands in his armpits to protect them when he was being beaten and tortured by the Chinese police, and spent months in the snow-covered mountains, avoiding the authorities. He eventually discovered a church that had a piano. The church members protected him and helped him get to safety in South Korea. Mr. Kim will be featured in NKHR's fundraising concert on July 13 ...
just a little heads up Kim Jong il is a bit of a knob from North Korea, not as it turns out the baddie from Batman Begins thats Ra's al Ghul
Patriotism on Increase in DPRK June 26 18:27 KST (KCNA) — An increasing number of families in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are making painstaking efforts for the sake of the country and the people. When visiting the Yuphyong Revolutionary Site some days ago, respected Marshal Kim Jong Un praised the family of Kang Hye Gyong, a lecturer, for her family with a strong sense of patriotism and had a photo taken with her family members. Kang, her husband and daughter are working at the revolutionary site, a reminder of President Kim Il Sung's enduring feats in leading the Fatherland Liberation War to victory. Among others is the family of Sim Tong Su , a teacher of Pyongyang University of Mechanical Engineering, which Kim Jong Un called a praiseworthy teachers' family when visiting his new house in Changjon Street, Pyongyang, last year. On a way to field guidance, leader Kim Jong Il met Kim Song Nyo and her family members, who are road cleaners, on Kubong Pass in Jagang Province on August 31, Juc ...
Bitter after being snubbed for membership in the “Axis of Evil,” Libya, China, and Syria today announced they had formed the “Axis of Just as Evil,” which they said would be way eviler than that stupid Iran-Iraq-North Korea axis President Bush warned of his State of the Union address. Axis of Evil members, however, immediately dismissed the new axis as having, for starters, a really dumb name. “Right. They are Just as Evil… in their dreams!” declared North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. “Everybody knows we’re the best evils… best at being evil… we’re the best.” Diplomats from Syria denied they were jealous over being excluded, although they conceded they did ask if they could join the Axis of Evil. “They told us it was full,” said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “An Axis can’t have more than three countries,” explained Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. “This is not my rule, it’s tradition. In World War II you had Germany, Italy, and Japan in the evil Axis. So you can on ...
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Peter Clarke won the North Korean Amateur title on the course where Kim Jong Il once shot 11 holes in one. Photo / AP. North Korea's Pyon..
You know how short you have to be to have a Napoleon complex in North Korea? ~Greg Giraldo on Kim Jong Il~
Orphaned and homeless: Surviving the streets of North Korea By Madison Park, CNN updated 6:49 PM EDT, Mon May 13, 2013 Orphaned and homeless in North Korea STORY HIGHLIGHTS Yoon Hee spent 10 years on the streets in North Korea after abandonment North Korean orphans describe harsh living conditions Many children who defect end up in South Korean boarding schools Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- The first time Yoon Hee was abandoned, she was an infant. She was born in a village near North Korea's sacred Mount Baekdu, where the country's lore claims its founder, Kim Il Sung, led the fight for independence and his oldest son, Kim Jong Il, was born. But the similarities between Yoon Hee and her homeland's rulers end there. Six months after her birth, her parents divorced and left Yoon Hee in the care of a friend. The second time she was abandoned, Yoon Hee was 8 and had gone back to live with her mother. Expert: Malnutrition issue in N. Korea The power of the Kim dynasty China cuts ties with North Korean bank Hyeon ...
"From Kim Il Sung to Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un, North Korea has retained the grimmest media environment in the world"
Cory Booker in Newark. Hatta Rajasa in Jakarta. Kim Jong Il in North Korea, Stalin in Russia. All leaders of the cult of personality. mantap
Last night two close friends said, "I'm worried about North Korea and Kim Jong Il's son and his threat to Nuke the U.S." And then he asked our president to call him about it ... So here is the scene in my head. ... "I'm going to nuke your country," says Kim the Second. "Call me." ? President Obama picks up the phone and dials. "Hello?" "Kim?" ... "Yes." ... "It's Barak" ... "Hi." ... "I'll kick your *** " And he probably would after what he and Seal Team 6 did to Osama bin Laden. I'm a conservative, and I don't agree with the President on hardly a thing, but to give credit where credit is due, President Obama did take out the man who killed 3000 of our own. Simply put, on a sunny morning on September 11, 2001, I was working in the mental health care field and my buddy Brian that I was taking care of was eating breakfast when another care-taker rushed in and said met her best friend, both rushing up to each other, before one said, "Did you hear what happened!" "Yes!" "What happened in New York and the ...
So Dennis Rodman sees himself as a diplomat now, huh? Gone are the days of wine and roses; wedding dresses and walking around an empty Pontiac Silverdome parking lot, firing shotgun blasts into the sky. Now he's bowing to North Korea's Kim Jong Un and praising Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung as great leaders. More power to ya' Dennis, but you're a poor lost soul.
I think Dennis Rodman kickin it with, North Korea's trigger-happy leader, Kim Jong Il is pretty cool only because this is probably indirectly going to save the world from a Nuclear holocaust. That's the solution. When the security of the world is threated.send Rodman.GO 'Murica!
Life in famine-ravaged North Korea does not appear to be getting better now that Kim Jong Un has succeeded his infamous father, Kim Jong Il.
Spectacularly odd dream in which I visited North Korea with Damian Lewis off Homeland, and spent several days as a guest of Kim Jong Il.
North KorEA USUALLY SHOWS UP on the American public’s radar as little more than a macabre caricature of goose-stepping automatons hailing their Team America madman dictator Kim Jong Il, or now, his nuclear-armed twentysomething son, Kim Jong Un. This sense of North Korea as The Impossible State, as ...
When he died in December 2011, Kim Jong Il left behind more than a dynastic regime and a closet full of drab pantsuits. Jong Il, who ruled the hermetic North Korea from his father Kim Il Sung's death in 1994 until his ow
A Guide To Significant Elements For Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home On March 17, 2009, Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee were working on a documentary about North Korean defectors who were fleeing the desperate conditions in their homeland. While filming on the Chinese-North Korean border, they were chased down by North Korean soldiers who violently apprehended them. Laura and Euna were charged with trespassing and hostile acts, and imprisoned by Kim Jong Il's notoriously secretive Communist state. Kept totally apart, they endured months of interrogations and eventually a trial before North Korea's highest court. They were the first Americans ever to be sentenced to twelve years of hard labor in a prison camp in North Korea. When news of the arrest reached Laura's sister, journalist Lisa Ling, she immediately began a campaign to get her sister released, one that led her from the State Department to the higher echelons of the media world a ...
The former supreme leader of North Korea was a big fan of Spike Milligan. On his tomb it reads, “I told you I was Kim Jong-il.”
Kim Jong Un was chosen by TIME readers as Person of the year. Yep. Via Time Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at t...
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In July, when North Korea's state media identified Ri Jol Su as the wife of the country's supreme leader Kim Jong Un, reporting the couple's visit to an amusement park, the contrast with his father, Kim Jong Il, could not have been starker. State media reports and official accounts of the elder Kim'...
Chuck Norris once kicked Kim Jong Il. This is why North Korea hates the U.S.
Escape from North Korea, the Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, by journalist Melanie Kirkpatrick, describes how Chinese Christians and churches are supporting escapees in defiance of laws prohibiting such assistance.
I haven't seen anyone talking abut how Romney said the leader of North Korea is Kim Jong Il, although he's dead. Kim Jong Un is in pwr now.
India has Gandhi, North Korea has Kim Jong Il, and France has Napoleon. Well, Cambodia has all them. Not in person but in one man and that man is our beloved king Norodom Sihanouk. He has been the good guy, the bad guy and the hero but he is someone that Cambodian people cannot forget. R.I.P Former King and Forever Khmer Nationalist and Hero Norodom Sihanouk.
Thank god, Kim Jong Il's sushi chef has returned to North Korea to continue making sushi for Kim Jong Un. 😑👲🐠
If you watched North Korea play a hard-fought game against Brazil in the World Cup on Tuesday, you may have wondered how all those North Korean fans were able to attend the game given the nation's dire economic condition and dictator Kim Jong Il's strict prohibitions on leaving the country. Commenta...
While much of North Korea remains shrouded in mystery, the country's young leader Kim Jong Un has tried to cast his country in a different light than under his notorious father Kim Jong Il.
"North Korea's greatest achievement is simply the birth of its leader Kim Jong Il, from whose agency all its many wonders have sprung. Official historians record that at the moment of Kim's birth, bears soared through the clouds, the mountains tearfully embraced and the moon sang a number of patriotic anthems. Since this great day North Korea has conquered the heavens, harnessed the atom, fried the chicken and defeated a superpower. Other personal triumphs of Kim's include holding the Olympic 100m sprint record from 1972 to the present day, winning twelve Nobel prizes, six Michelin stars and an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, defeating Hulk Hogan and David Blaine in hand to hand combat and competitive box standing respectively, and seven World Hot Dog Eating titles." ~ Cracked.com
Was doing research on countries where Christianity is illegal..this is crazy people...countries where bibles are scarce the believers are dying and standing up for their faith in Christ. We have bibles at our disposal here in america and most Christians do not know their bibles nor care to read it. Wow...we have to give these Christians honor for what they do. North Korea’s persecution of Christians knows no equal, and being a Christian there is considered one of the worst crimes possible. North Korean communist dogma considers religion an ‘opiate’ of the people, unless of course that religion is the personality cult of ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il Sung or his son, ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong Il. North Korean Christians must hide their faith at all times, and Christian parents can’t teach their faith to their children until the kids are old enough to understand the dangers (and for parents to be sure their kids won’t turn them in). Just owning a Bible in North Korea is grounds for execution or depor ...
A thought occurred to me: say that, by chance, the cult of personality around the Kim family of North Korea (Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un) eventually breaks down and North Korea stops being a Communist nightmare. How long would it take to rehabilitate and repair damage done to both the economic infrastructure and the very culture and psyche of these people? N. Korea is currently held up by several generations' worth of brainwashing. That's gotta take several decades, if not several hundred years to repair.
The F.A are becoming more like North Korea every year. Surprised they haven't brought Kim Jong-il back from the dead to be Chief Executive.
Though sources confirm North Korea has eased or lifted a number of restrictions -- such as bans on Western foods (Uh, wow! Now they can buy Chicken Nuggets)-- since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il, there is no evidence of any improvement in the condition of the persecuted church there. "We have not heard any reports of improvement for Christians in the country and have no reason to believe anything has changed," said Ryan Morgan, an analyst with International Christian Concern Asia. "The regime still has up to 70,000 Christians locked away in virtual concentration camps." Morgan added that a Christian believer and three generations of his or her family can still go to prison for life just for owning a Bible. "We're hoping and praying this changes soon, but we haven't seen any sign of it yet," he said. Believers in North Korea continue to tread softly because of the nation's history of persecution as well as the message from the new dictator that "he is in control" and "will do anything to ke ...
likes that in the new Red Dawn we are invaded by North Korea but thinks they wouldve made more money if Kim Jong Il were still alive cuz he'd definitely seen that more than once.
In fiction, Adam Johnson offers a view of life in North Korea under Kim Jong Il. In nonfiction, Ronald Kessler looks into the FBI's tactical operations teams, and Peter D. Ward explores the likely impact of our rapidly melting ice caps.
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favorite quote in a long time!! North Korean golfing legend (and oppressive dictator) Kim Jong Il passed away over the weekend. He was just 69 years old, but laid claim to golfing skills that would make greats like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen weep with envy. Back in 1994, the man set a record that is likely to stand forever. Playing his first round of golf on a regulation, PGA-style, 18-hole course, Kim Jong Il scored 11 holes-in-one while he carded a stunning 38 UNDER par. Seventeen bodyguards were on hand to witness and attest the score. Regarding the 11 holes-in-one on a single round, that feat will only be repeated on putt-putt golf courses as most regulation-sized courses typically have only four holes short enough to reasonably be considered candidates for scoring an ace. Sadly, the golfing world outside of North Korea has yet to accept this round of golf as legitimate.
North Korea has more gold than Canada has total medals. Why can't Stephen Harper be as powerful as the spirit of Kim Jong Il? Sadface :(
Bob Costas makes fun of Kim Jong Il on national television
The official portrait of the late North Korea's first president, Kim Il Sung and that of his son, the country's second president, the late Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang.
Struggle Can Weaken Pyongyang Regime A commentary by Andrei Lankov 2012-07-25 Relations between the ruling Workers Party and the powerful military deteriorate amid a power scramble. KCNA/AFP Kim Jong Un (R) with army chief Ri Yong *** (L) attending a mourning service for late North Korea leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, Dec. 29, 2011. Those who have heard of recent news about North Korea will be interested in the fact that Kim Jong Un received the title of Marshal of the Republic and that the Korean People's Army's Chief of General Staff Ri Yong *** was relieved of all his posts. I think these two developments are closely related. Ironically, these changes in North Korea may not have anything to do with Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Un, who is young and has not had a chance to solidify his power base, may be a dictator with no power within the current political circles. It looks like against such a scenario, Kim’s circle began the struggle for power. Kim Jong Un already had supporters when Kim Jong Il ruled Nor ...
They should've just had Margaret Cho as Kim Jong Il introducing North Korea at Hampden. Same effect, much funnier.
most evil currently reigning dictators in the world. It is amazing that these people continue to rule while we busy ourselves fighting in places that are ruled by far less dangerous men. 1. Kim Jong Il, North Korea (in power since 1994)  The amount of debate over the recent nuclear weapons development in North Korea has managed to deflect people from the fact that Kim’s government represses its people more completely than any other living dictator. North Korea has, for the last 31 years, been at the bottom of the Freedom House ranking for political rights and civil liberties. It is also ranks last in the Reporters without Borders ranking of press freedom. The US committee for Human Rights estimates that there are approximately 150,000 Koreans performing forced labour in prison camps for political dissenters and their families. Contrary to popular belief, Kim Jong Il is actually a very clever and efficient manipulator of his people. He is also the author of the books On the Art of the Cinema, and On t ...
Even before Wednesday's noontime 'special announcement' that Kim Jong Un had been named to the top military title of marshal, there were signs that the young heir of deceased dictator Kim Jong Il was shoring up his standing as ruler of the isolated state.
Mickey Mouse has been sighted in a state functional performance for son of Kim Jong Il, in North Korea.
Is it too late for my Penn State mourning Joe Pa vs. North Korea mourning Kim Jong-il tumblr?
Kim Jong-il brings a renaissance of literature and arts to North Korea via Mickey Mouse?
Remember when Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il controlled the weather? It never this hot it North Korea.
Doug McGill, editor and publisher of the McGill Report. He describes Meles Zenawi on par with North Korea's reclusive dictator Kim Jong Il, and worse than Zi...
Beijing. As Kim Jong Un, the young leader of North Korea, consolidates his grip on power, China is showing signs of increasing frustration at the bellicose behavior of its longtime ally. Since succeeding his father, Kim Jong Il, six months ago, Kim Jong Un has quickly alienated the Obama administrat...
CNNs Wolf Blitzer explains how the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has potentially far-reaching ramifications.
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Just finished the Stieg Larsson trilogy-2400 pages of intense reading. I also highly recommend Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" and Blaine Harden's "Escape from Camp 14, One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The latter book exposes the cruelty and Human Rights violations of Kim Jong Il's regime.
From TIME.com About 30 km outside the North Korean capital, the Hermit Kingdom's only golf course cuts through heavily forested slopes running down to the waters of Lake Taicheng. The late Kim Jong Il is rumored to have once frolicked there on a luxury yacht.
Of course, some things never change regardless of whether it's 1962 or 2012. The head of North Korea in 1962 was Kim Il Sung, the father of Kim Jong Il and the grandfather of Babyface.
North Korea has work and labor camps?? This is crazy, I never knew this. Not only that, but Kim Il Sung, father of Kim Jong Il, is a self-proclaimed god, with laws such as the "Ten Principles" which literally parallel the Ten Commandments. This is insane...
back from North Korea. If I hear one more word how great Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are I will jump from a bridge. Apart from that: A surreal and very interesting experience
Kim Jong Il was both the Katy Perry and Russell Brand of North Korea, his son Kim Jong Un, Danny Devito.
Sacha Baron Cohen's character "General Aladeen" from "The Dictator" just said on the Today Show that North Korea's former leader was Kim Jong Il, and is now Kim Jong Dead. The commercial afterwards was Senator *** Lugar taking credit for blowing up Russian Nuclear Silos. Wth?
maybe not good bc all we know about North Korea is from the book of the late Kim Jong Il's sushi chef (no embassy since before Korean War)
Kim Jong-il visits a typical family in Singapore. LOL... Everyone is so afraid of him... Who is Kim Jong-il? Kim Jong-il, also written as Kim Jong Il, born 1...
For sixty years, North Koreans have been governed by a totalitarian regime. A cult of personality surrounds its two recent leaders: first, Kim Il Sung, and now, his son, Kim Jong Il...The film... reveals the extraordinary stories told by survivors of North Korea's vast prison camps, of deadly famine, and of every kind of repression. In a series of devastating interviews with refugees, director N.C. Helkin traces their torturous paths to freedom, on rickety sailboats and across mountain passes, while exposing the inhuman conditions they suffered in the nation's concentration camps.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un named 'first chairman' of top state organ; Kim Jong Il eternal chair -
DTN Korean News: North Korea missile poised to launch: Thousands expressed their devotion to Kim Jong Il in one ...
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