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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 07:16 AM
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Kim Jong-il's half-brother under house arrest because of resemblance to Kim Il-sung
Source: The Telegraph (UK)

South Korean media claimed that Kim Pyong-il, the North's ambassador to Poland, has been under house arrest since returning to Pyongyang in May to see his ailing mother, Kim Song-Ae.

Sources quoted by the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said Kim Jong-il and his son, Kim Jong-Un, are manoeuvring to isolate him and prevent him attracting the support of factions within the regime that have not been entirely won over by the youthful and inexperienced Kim Jong-Un.

Another advantage that Kim Pyong-Il has, they say, is his similarity to his father, a man who died in July 1994 but is still revered in North Korea.
Many in the impoverished state look back at his reign with nostalgia for a time when food supplies were adequate and North Korea had functioning industries and higher standards of living.


There have even been reports that the chubby Kim Jong-Un has undergone plastic surgery in an attempt to more closely resemble his grandfather and enhance his claim to the regime.





Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkor...





I hope this bit of news made many DUers smile a little.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 07:32 AM
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1. Monarchy and Marxism don't mix.
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BadtotheboneBob Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 08:23 AM
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2. Could the DPRK get any weirder?
I think not... Well, then again, maybe it could. How about Kim Jong-Un has a complete facial reconstruction to mirror image the "Great Leader" himself and then it's declared that Kim Il-sung has risen from the dead? Or some such thing...
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 09:51 AM
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3. It's like the Roman Empire.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 02:47 PM
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7. Prisoner in the Iron Mask n/t
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AlecBGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 11:10 AM
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4. Kim Jong-Un isnt chubby
he's storing up evil for the winter :evilgrin: stole that from Jon Stewart
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bobhuntsman Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 11:57 AM
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5. call for voice deity jim ward. . .
k to the j. . .
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 02:36 PM
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6. You never know
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 03:18 PM
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8. somone
somone

If i have not known better, I would say Kim the elder is worried about his younger family member in that picture... I think JR is a cold snake, who should not be over killing his own father, to get to the top, if he was alive to long...

Diclotican
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 03:20 PM
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9. Hey, I have heard the kid
Edited on Sat Jul-02-11 03:25 PM by AsahinaKimi
has snuck out of North Korea at times to attend some Rock Concerts, including Lady Gaga and Eric Clapton.. at least he loves Rock n Roll, unlike his old man.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/16/us-korea-nort...

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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 03:27 PM
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10. Like the Saudis. Majority of people must live under strict rules while the very top elite
do pretty much as they please.
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