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(The Atlantic)   Why do we laugh at North Korea but fear Iran? Is it because Kim Jong-Un looks like Moe Howard mated with an Oompa Loompa and Mahmoud Ahmacrazyman looks like Christoph Waltz?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, North Koreans, Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, American Empire, Carl Levin, Senate Armed Services Committee  
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2013-04-07 01:05:19 PM  
11 votes:
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2013-04-07 11:17:53 AM  
6 votes:
Because even the stupidest person can't be convinced North Korea is full of scary Muslins ready to bring Sharia Law to the Skeeter Holler Potluck and Mudlympics.
2013-04-07 12:33:19 PM  
2 votes:
just cuz.

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2013-04-07 11:15:08 AM  
2 votes:
When was the last time North Korea threatened to destroy Israel?
2013-04-07 07:36:01 PM  
1 vote:
You don't stick your military in crazy.
2013-04-07 04:59:55 PM  
1 vote:
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Here comes Kim Jung-Unny Boo Boo
2013-04-07 02:44:11 PM  
1 vote:
All kim jong etc would have to do is grow some facial hair and we'd take him seriously. Dictator + facial hair= serious, dictator with no facial hair = aww he's so FLUFFY
2013-04-07 02:03:25 PM  
1 vote:
korean kim is dennis rodmans butt boy.
2013-04-07 01:59:03 PM  
1 vote:

dennysgod: Wow, the Israel love is strong in this thread.

Since the 1950's NK has routinely said they'd turn South Korea in to a smoldering pile of ash yet you don't see anybody in this thread caring, or knowing, this is the case.

Yes this will happen very much do you not have the forgetting of this either BIZNACHOS.  LAUGHTER OL I am the funny person who will do the LAUGHTER OLs during the rocket testing which you will see in 3 days.

craigzy: we are taught to.

This is due to the incompetence of the leadership in the country of you.  Why do they not do the embrace of the television channels of the Democratic Amazingness of the Greatest of all Six Koreas on the television each day?
2013-04-07 01:54:51 PM  
1 vote:

Dinki: I don't fear Iran. Anyone that does has absolutly no understanding of the Iranian government.

That includes the entire scientific/engineering industry in Iran?  Because GWB gave them a blank check to build the bomb.  They went so far as to prove that if they didn't build a bomb, the US would sooner or later go absolutely batshait and invade, killing hundreds of thousands of Iranians.

I am unaware of any test explosions.  I'm guessing that the Iranians trust the US electorate more than their own leaders.  As part of that electorate, that makes me scared silly of the Iranian government (although more for the Iranians.  I doubt it will effect me at all).
2013-04-07 01:39:58 PM  
1 vote:

Captain Dan: cameroncrazy1984: Just like a nuclear Pakistan does?

Oh wait.

Are you farking kidding?  Of course Pakistan does.

And that's why our drones can't strike there anym-
2013-04-07 01:32:43 PM  
1 vote:
I always laugh at leaders in proportion to how much compensatory dick-waving they seem to partake in.

Ahmadinejad's (and the Supreme Leader pulling strings behind the scene) actions seem to indicate that they have tootsie roll penises.

Kim Jong Un, on the other hand, probably has a genital region that looks like it was divided by zero.

/geopolitics is dick-waving
//you heard it here first
2013-04-07 01:29:20 PM  
1 vote:
Kim Un looks like asian Bobby Hill, and Iran's leader looks vaguely like the Most Interesting Man in the World.
2013-04-07 01:19:45 PM  
1 vote:
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You can keep the cookie prize; it was too easy.
2013-04-07 12:57:42 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-07 12:49:31 PM  
1 vote:
The reason we fear Iran and not North Korea is that Iran has better photoshop skills.
2013-04-07 12:40:28 PM  
1 vote:
Listen to this as it is many times that I must be the one who provides the voice of reasoning on the website of this but you should know very much that the greatest of the leaders Emporium Kim "Carl" Jung Illest is not the individual upon which should be taken as the grain of the saltine crackers by you but instead as one who must have the serious taking before he causes the fire to fall upon the earth as if you awaken this man of the peace then not the thing will cause the stoppage of the pustular fluids doing the draining into the ends of the earth of this as the first strikes will be on both of the poles of the North one within Canada and the South one within Cold Korea as it is very much called here.  Also there will be the attack on the moon and that stupid rover on the planet of Mars will be first target of we I mean of they not we as I am certainly not the Best Korean propaganda individual.

I give the suggestion that you must do the hiding of the kids of you of the wife of you and of the husband of you because the Best Korea will be doing the nuking of the everyone around here.  Also I think we can all have agreement that Psy is the most obnoxious of all individuals on the planet and for this reason the alone no one would have the sympathy for the Slutty Korea of the South.
2013-04-07 12:39:25 PM  
1 vote:
I stopped being afraid of Muslims last month. They are really a minor cultural group, backwards and pretty harmless.
2013-04-07 12:37:17 PM  
1 vote:
He looks cooler holding a nuclear weapon.
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2013-04-07 12:35:14 PM  
1 vote:
Was I supposed to fear Iran this week? I never get the memo.

It was so much easier when we had that chart to tell us what color our was.
2013-04-07 12:34:14 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: Israel.

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2013-04-07 12:30:50 PM  
1 vote:
It is one thing to fight over real estate and resources like what is happening in Korea.  They are fighting over political ideals and power.  N Korea is mostly an atheist communist country.  It is a totally different thing when you announce that you have your god and prophet on your side.

Iran is threatening Israel.  There are Jewish bankers in the United States that have a vested interest in preventing Israel from becoming a glass parking lot.  Iran knows that if they go to war, that millions of Muslims would join the party from all over the world.

Then you have that pesky deal about oil being under the sand in that desolate part of the world.  They make trillions of dollars off of that sticky black goo. If there is a war with Iran, then we can't afford to drive our SUVs to Walmart.

N. Korea really has nothing much of value that the rest of the world wants.  If they would sit down and STFU American companies would be tripping over themselves to exploit the people of NK and pay them less than they do the Chinese and Malaysians. Hell, we are doing business with Vietnam now.  We ended our hostilities with them twenty years later than we did NK.   The beloved Kim family has held the people down for over half of a Century.  This is not going to end well for the grandson of Kim Il Suc.  Second generation businesses don't fair well.  Third generations are barely existent.
2013-04-07 12:21:12 PM  
1 vote:

JerseyTim: I'm more afraid of Iran in a "Oh shiat, they're going to talk us into going to war with them, aren't they?" kind of way.

It's a bit like blaming women for dressing slutty. "She was just asking for an invasion!"
2013-04-07 12:20:55 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Because Iran is governed by Muslim fanatics.

Oh, ok. Now I'm frightened. Any word on when they are invading, and can I say goodbye to my family?
2013-04-07 12:19:59 PM  
1 vote:
Iran has always been a regional power. The Fox news people are deluded if they think they weren't already. There are plenty of nutjobs who'd like us to flatten either Best Korea or Iran, but they're the kind that thinks America is the greatest country in the world, but Obama is a secret Kenyan muslin communist who'll sell grammy's liver to a Turkishman.

I think we should just give China a few billion for them to roll south and turn Best Korea into a Wal-Mart manufacturing hub.
2013-04-07 12:18:53 PM  
1 vote:
Because Iran is governed by Muslim fanatics.
2013-04-07 11:28:04 AM  
1 vote:

Peter von Nostrand: We fear Iran? When did this happen?

"Fear" as in "I'm afraid we're going to have to kill you now."
2013-04-07 11:16:03 AM  
1 vote:
I can not picture the citizens of Iran supporting a war with the U.S. much at all. Best Korea on the other hand...
2013-04-07 11:12:41 AM  
1 vote:

Dinki: Benevolent Misanthrope: Except that China was on NK's side in the last war and might be again.

I'd be highly surprised. Back in the 50's the Chinese Govt. was much more ideologically driven. They had no love for the West, and no real incentive to be accommodating. Not so much these days.There is too much riding on a peaceful US-China relationship, economically speaking. The Chinese know the NK regime is a dead end. They know that oppression (even if they occasionally use it themselves) is a losing policy.

Also, China at the time was very weak and the Communists still didn't have a strong hold on the government.  There was a vocal China First faction within the US that was pressuring President Truman to take military action against the ChiComs.  The Chinese and Russians were content to let Kim Il Sung push the UN forces off the peninsula, but when the UN forces pushed back and MacArthur started talking about using nukes, the Chinese intervened.
2013-04-07 10:45:59 AM  
1 vote:
Also, I haven't heard frightwingers on Fox say that NK wants to be a regional power.
2013-04-07 10:13:02 AM  
1 vote:
We don't face the same challenges with NK as we do with Iran. Once you look past the superficial "enemy with nuclear ambitions" facade, you find very different countries capable of very different levels of mischief.
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