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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:29 PM

It was British diplomat enjoying amusement park ride with Kim Jong-un

Source: The Guardian

The UK Foreign Office was left in a spin on Thursday as it was forced to explain why a relatively junior diplomat had enjoyed an amusement park ride with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Proving that international relations with a pariah state have their ups and downs, the British chargé d'affaires Barnaby Jones was firmly strapped into the seat in front of the dictator and his wife Ri Sol-ju.

Pictures of Kim making his marriage public for the first time –taking his wife to Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in the capital Pyongyang –emerged last week, prompting questions about who the young non-Korean was in one of the pictures. Now we know, although the UK government is not giving any personal details about its representative.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/02/kim-jong-un-british-diplomat-ride

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Reply It was British diplomat enjoying amusement park ride with Kim Jong-un (Original post)
alp227 Aug 2012 OP
MADem Aug 2012 #1
geardaddy Aug 2012 #4
alcibiades_mystery Aug 2012 #5
geardaddy Aug 2012 #6
rocktivity Aug 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Aug 2012 #7
LeftinOH Aug 2012 #3
DCKit Aug 2012 #8

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Barnaby Jones!!!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaby_Jones


Oh, wait...wrong BJ!!!

I think Li'l Kim wants to come out from behind the demilitarized zone...!

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:45 PM

4. That was my first thought!

Barnaby Jones! Haha. Were Kojak and Cannon there too?

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. No, they were having an economic roundtable with Jim Rockford

Whaaaaat?



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:48 PM

6. Haha!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. Well, so what? Co-existing with Kim for the sake of the British government

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is his JOB, isn't it?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:52 PM

7. Yeah, imagine that

A diplomat being diplomatic.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. Riding a roller coaster in North Korea must be awful.. after the ride is over

you're still in North Korea.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. I'd say "gathering intelligence", but that joke writes itself. nt

 

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