Saturday, July 02, 2011

Kim Jong-il's Half-brother Under House Arrest Because He Looks Too Much Like His Father

Can these whackjob North Koreans get any loonier?
Kim Jong-il's half-brother has been reportedly placed under house arrest in Pyongyang because his resemblance to his father and founder of the nation, Kim Il-sung, could derail the transfer of power to the Dear Leader's son.

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.
Feeling nostalgic for those days when you could eat once a week.

Good times, good times.

Meanwhile, after succumbing to lightning strikes and shoddy offense, the North Korean women's squad today lost to Sweden 1-0. The young ladies may want to consider seeking asylum.


Reaganite Republican said...

Triumph of the Juche Idea lol

FrankG said...

so he's short, fat, dumpy, and likes big glasses and jumpsuits? Sounds like a real chick-magnent

RamblingMother said...

wasn't there a movie about a brother looking too much like his next in line brother, The Man in the Iron Mask?