Posts tagged "North Korea"

North Korean prison abuse sketches – in pictures

Sketches submitted by former political prisoner Kim Kwang-il to the UN inquiry into human rights abuses

A view of the huge parade marking the 1948 establishment of North Korea in Pyongyang

Say what you want about fascists and dictators, they sure know how to throw a parade. 

A view of the huge parade marking the 1948 establishment of North Korea in Pyongyang


Say what you want about fascists and dictators, they sure know how to throw a parade. 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at the latest combat and technical equipment of the Korean People’s Army in an undisclosed location. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Looks like the equipment an evil genius would use in a 1960s James Bond film with Sean Connery was still in the role. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at the latest combat and technical equipment of the Korean People’s Army in an undisclosed location. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters


Looks like the equipment an evil genius would use in a 1960s James Bond film with Sean Connery was still in the role. 

What’s with this trend of washed-out American celebrities cozying up to dictators and quasi-dictators of the world? Celebrity-diplomacy gone awry First Rodman, now Seagal. Can’t wait for Pauly Shore to turn up in Iran. Corey Feldman in the Congo. Lionel Richie in post-Chávez Venezuela.

What’s with this trend of washed-out American celebrities cozying up to dictators and quasi-dictators of the world? Celebrity-diplomacy gone awry 

First Rodman, now Seagal. Can’t wait for Pauly Shore to turn up in Iran. Corey Feldman in the Congo. Lionel Richie in post-Chávez Venezuela.

‎”Basketball diplomacy: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and former basketball star Dennis Rodman speaking at a basketball game in Pyongyang.”The most high profile American to visit North Korea in years, and it’s … Dennis Rodman.
Kind of want the North Korean secret police’s transcript of this conversation.
Of all the guys in the background, can you tell which one is part of Rodman’s entourage?

‎”Basketball diplomacy: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and former basketball star Dennis Rodman speaking at a basketball game in Pyongyang.”

The most high profile American to visit North Korea in years, and it’s … Dennis Rodman.

Kind of want the North Korean secret police’s transcript of this conversation.

Of all the guys in the background, can you tell which one is part of Rodman’s entourage?

Officially, the worst remake I’ve ever seen. North Korea as a threat to the US?
Also demonstrates the clear lack of ANY threat to the retarded amount of money the USA spends on their military. 

Officially, the worst remake I’ve ever seen. North Korea as a threat to the US?

Also demonstrates the clear lack of ANY threat to the retarded amount of money the USA spends on their military. 

Those North Koreans can really lift the weights! Must be all that forced labour in the camps.

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