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(CNN)   High ranking defector from Best Korea says Kim Jong Un is just a puppet. I think I've seen this movie   (amanpour.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 67
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2014-05-09 01:14:32 AM
So effective was the regime propaganda machine, he told Amanpour, that he did not even believe that Kim the elder used the toilet.

...i.....uh....
 
2014-05-09 02:03:45 AM
Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.
 
2014-05-09 02:04:49 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Now you see, the changing of the worrd is inevitabre!
 
2014-05-09 02:04:59 AM

CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.


Different kind. Theirs have stings, ours have hands up their asses.
 
2014-05-09 02:06:14 AM

log_jammin: So effective was the regime propaganda machine, he told Amanpour, that he did not even believe that Kim the elder used the toilet.

...i.....uh....


Seriously, no shiat.
 
2014-05-09 02:07:35 AM

Gyrfalcon: CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.

Different kind. Theirs have stings, ours have hands up their asses.

Best post of the week
 
2014-05-09 02:08:10 AM
Has anyone called Hans Brix?

/Benghazi
 
2014-05-09 02:09:53 AM
i.walmartimages.com
 
2014-05-09 02:10:52 AM
Kim Jong Un is the world's ugliest Beanie Baby.
 
2014-05-09 02:14:14 AM
img.4plebs.org
Not a puppet, but close
 
2014-05-09 02:14:57 AM
Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?
 
2014-05-09 02:16:22 AM
Winston: "Does Big Brother exist?"

O'Brien: "Of course he exists. The Party exists. Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party"

Winston: "Does he exist in the same way I exist?"

O'Brien: "You do not exist."
 
2014-05-09 02:18:54 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?


I could do with some mouth communists for a change of pace, yeah.
 
2014-05-09 02:21:06 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?


No, you're not alone at all.  Not to be all McCarthy here but about the only people that really like them are communists themselves.  Full on cool-aid drinkers.
 
2014-05-09 02:22:06 AM

CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.


Seconded.
 
2014-05-09 02:24:32 AM

Gyrfalcon: CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.

Different kind. Theirs have stings, ours have hands HEADS up their asses.


FTFY.
 
2014-05-09 02:24:53 AM
This news story really isn't a surprise.  It's been speculated for years that the Kim family are just sociopathic sock puppets for The Party over there in Best Korea.
 
2014-05-09 02:43:56 AM
I hear that he has aspirations to become a real little boy.
 
2014-05-09 02:52:27 AM
"Kim Jung Il had the OGD as his old boys' network," Jang told Amanpour. "Kim Jong-un may have friends in his Swiss school, but he has no one inside North Korea."

Sadly, Un isn't down with OGD.
 
2014-05-09 02:56:28 AM

Farker Soze: "Kim Jung Il had the OGD as his old boys' network," Jang told Amanpour. "Kim Jong-un may have friends in his Swiss school, but he has no one inside North Korea."

Sadly, Un isn't down with OGD.


media.carbonated.tv
 
2014-05-09 02:59:34 AM
So ronery.
 
2014-05-09 03:17:04 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Gyrfalcon: CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.

Different kind. Theirs have stings, ours have hands HEADS up their asses.

FTFY.


Puppets do not work that way!
 
2014-05-09 03:21:18 AM
The man I saw standing in front of me was a man, he was a human being. He was not a holy man; he was not a saint; he was not a god. He was a man just like me, who did use the toilet."

BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2014-05-09 03:25:24 AM
It's like they are living in a land of confusion.
 
2014-05-09 03:38:05 AM
"If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a religion." - Some Korean Guy
 
2014-05-09 03:50:59 AM
The back key is your friend.
 
2014-05-09 03:51:28 AM
Jang is the author of a new book, "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea."
"After the execution of Jang Song Thaek [Kim Jong Un's uncle], he has become an orphan - not just in terms of family connections, but in terms of politics."

But Rodman said the uncle wasn't executed...
 
2014-05-09 04:00:21 AM
"If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a religion." - RAND PAUL
 
2014-05-09 04:06:13 AM
"If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a religion."
- Anne Frank
 
2014-05-09 04:20:20 AM
"If you want to understand North Korea, Beelzebub octagon jiggly interference facial tissue maximum." -- Gary Busey.
 
2014-05-09 04:23:26 AM

Brainsick: "If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is an religion."

insane asylum - RAND PAUL
 
2014-05-09 04:58:32 AM
"I have a Dream"

--Kim Jong Um Yeah Who's Really In Charge of This F*cker
 
2014-05-09 04:59:23 AM
"No Shiat", said Sherlock commenting from the Institute.
 
2014-05-09 05:45:47 AM

CoonAce: Huh.  Our politicians are puppets, too.


dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-05-09 05:56:41 AM

Danger Avoid Death: "If you want to understand North Korea, Beelzebub octagon jiggly interference facial tissue maximum." -- Gary Busey

Best line of the day

 
2014-05-09 06:00:45 AM

whidbey: The man I saw standing in front of me was a man, he was a human being. He was not a holy man; he was not a saint; he was not a god. He was a man just like me, who did use the toilet."

BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Blinded by pee, you can't see a thing,
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear your stream.
 
2014-05-09 06:02:44 AM

Brainsick: "If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a religion." - RAND PAUL


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-09 06:14:10 AM
I have no idea what's going on in this thread.

I LIKE IT. MORE!

*smashes cup*
 
2014-05-09 06:21:04 AM

Danger Avoid Death: "If you want to understand North Korea, Beelzebub octagon jiggly interference facial tissue maximum." -- Gary Busey.


Nice
 
2014-05-09 06:55:37 AM

Noishkel: Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?

No, you're not alone at all.  Not to be all McCarthy here but about the only people that really like them are communists themselves.  Full on cool-aid drinkers.


Why do you think propaganda exists?

a) Because it's ineffective
b) Because it's fun
c) Because it's effective

/Hint: This is Fark.
 
2014-05-09 06:57:55 AM
"If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a hokey religion."
- Han Solo
 
2014-05-09 07:07:34 AM
Herro Hans Brix!

You are worfress Arec Barrwin.  That's why I brew your head off.
 
2014-05-09 07:24:14 AM
If Kim would just recognise gay marriage,then 90% of Farkers would be OK with N.Korea polices.

 Centralise planning, no school choice, compliant   press , autocratic ruling class (family) along with the agnostic bent.
  This is the stuff of paradise
.img.fark.net

* Our propaganda is better than their propaganda.
 
2014-05-09 07:33:30 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: If Kim would just recognise gay marriage,then 90% of Farkers would be OK with N.Korea polices.

 Centralise planning, no school choice, compliant   press , autocratic ruling class (family) along with the agnostic bent.
  This is the stuff of paradise
.[img.fark.net image 343x147]

* Our propaganda is better than their propaganda.


.01/10
 
2014-05-09 07:38:14 AM

log_jammin: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: If Kim would just recognise gay marriage,then 90% of Farkers would be OK with N.Korea polices.

 Centralise planning, no school choice, compliant   press , autocratic ruling class (family) along with the agnostic bent.
  This is the stuff of paradise
.[img.fark.net image 343x147]

* Our propaganda is better than their propaganda.

.01/10


So that's what "almost pregnant" means ...
 
2014-05-09 07:40:17 AM

Noishkel: This news story really isn't a surprise.  It's been speculated for years that the Kim family are just sociopathic sock puppets for The Party over there in Best Korea.


Yeah, but it's still good to hear some confirmation from an insider there.  Defectors from the inner circles of power up there are relatively rare compared to the peasant/low ranking defectors we usually get.

I'd imagine he got a helluva debrief from South Korean and US intelligence after he left.

So, the Kim Dynasty really has become like the Chinese and Japanese Emperors. . .a puppet that sits and is manipulated by the military and bureaucracy, having nominally supreme power but very little ability to use it.
 
2014-05-09 08:29:56 AM

Prophet of Loss: log_jammin: So effective was the regime propaganda machine, he told Amanpour, that he did not even believe that Kim the elder used the toilet.

...i.....uh....

Seriously, no shiat.


That's what he said.
 
2014-05-09 10:06:27 AM
that guy's family is screwed now
 
2014-05-09 10:10:49 AM

log_jammin: So effective was the regime propaganda machine, he told Amanpour, that he did not even believe that Kim the elder used the toilet.

...i.....uh....


I would imagine there is a metric shiatton of Best Koreans who don't use the toilet, as doing so would take valuable time away from finding a patch of grass to eat.  Poop in place, just like Dear Leader.
 
2014-05-09 10:16:26 AM

yellowjester: Jang is the author of a new book, "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea."
"After the execution of Jang Song Thaek [Kim Jong Un's uncle], he has become an orphan - not just in terms of family connections, but in terms of politics."

But Rodman said the uncle wasn't executed...


Nah, being mauled by dogs (allegedly) IS death by natural causes.  You can't walk around in a steak suit and not expect attention from random dogs.  He was asking for it.
 
2014-05-09 11:02:14 AM

Noishkel: Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?

No, you're not alone at all.  Not to be all McCarthy here but about the only people that really like them are communists themselves.  Full on cool-aid drinkers.


I happen to know a lot of Communists from when I were active in the no war against Iraq movement. And I can tell you that they don't like North Korea at all, nor acknowledge it as Communist.

Something like Cuba would be more to their taste I'd think.
 
2014-05-09 11:15:12 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: If Kim would just recognise gay marriage,then 90% of Farkers would be OK with N.Korea polices.

 Centralise planning, no school choice, compliant   press , autocratic ruling class (family) along with the agnostic bent.
  This is the stuff of paradise
.[img.fark.net image 343x147]

* Our propaganda is better than their propaganda.


How do you function with your head so firmly rammed up your ass?
 
2014-05-09 11:30:40 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Farker Soze: "Kim Jung Il had the OGD as his old boys' network," Jang told Amanpour. "Kim Jong-un may have friends in his Swiss school, but he has no one inside North Korea."

Sadly, Un isn't down with OGD.

[media.carbonated.tv image 450x371]


You magnificent bastid
 
2014-05-09 11:36:27 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?


Personally, I have had enough of dumb asses, regardless of their ideology.  If your're willing to tolerate a dumb ass because you share their ideology, you may be a dumb ass.
 
2014-05-09 11:45:45 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's like they are living in a land of confusion.


Now, did you read the news today?  They say the danger has gone away.
 
2014-05-09 11:48:58 AM
So did he just "plan" on leaving ten years ago or did he actually leave 10 years ago? Because if he fled NK 10 years ago i have my doubts he has a good grasp of the last couple years of insider politics...

I have my doubts that Jong Un is a puppet. The common people rever him as a god like leader dont they? And the entire ligitamacy of the regime is based on the kim family... So while the elite might not support him they would be idiots to alpha roll a man their social stations rely on.  He's not calling all the shots but he likely has a decent amount of influence. 

And I have heard a few reasons as to why his uncle was executed... One of the best sources into NK (Kim Jong Il's sushi chef) suggested that the uncle was in charge of selecting underage whores for Jong Il and was skimming craploads from the regime and Jong Un wasn't keen on either of those things...

The reports of prison camps and public executions and torture all seem to come from the mid 90's or so -- now i know thats because getting quality info out of NK is like pulling alligator teeth, but I wonder what the current situation is for people on the ground... We feed ourselves just as much propaganda about how crappy NK is as they feed themselves about how bad the west is...  

Dont get me wrong -- NK is a hellhole and their government is disgusting -- But things can change. Theres always another side to the story you dont hear...
 
2014-05-09 11:52:53 AM

ciberido: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's like they are living in a land of confusion.

Now, did you read the news today?  They say the danger has gone away.


There's not much love to go round in Best Korea.

Superman, where are you now?

/ilovethisthread.jpeg
 
2014-05-09 12:02:48 PM
You don't say...

durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2014-05-09 12:25:54 PM
I feel honored, somewhat.
 
2014-05-09 12:28:28 PM

sovietski: ciberido: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's like they are living in a land of confusion.

Now, did you read the news today?  They say the danger has gone away.

There's not much love to go round in Best Korea.

Superman, where are you now?

/ilovethisthread.jpeg


digboston.com

Sometimes that Phil Collins, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about Phil Collins, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he starts singing and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the crowd turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' the band'll come in and rip you to pieces. I'll never wear a Genesis tour shirt again, Chief

/Phil Collins - Nightmare fuel.
 
2014-05-09 01:00:28 PM

mikefinch: So did he just "plan" on leaving ten years ago or did he actually leave 10 years ago? Because if he fled NK 10 years ago i have my doubts he has a good grasp of the last couple years of insider politics...

I have my doubts that Jong Un is a puppet. The common people rever him as a god like leader dont they? And the entire ligitamacy of the regime is based on the kim family... So while the elite might not support him they would be idiots to alpha roll a man their social stations rely on.  He's not calling all the shots but he likely has a decent amount of influence. 

And I have heard a few reasons as to why his uncle was executed... One of the best sources into NK (Kim Jong Il's sushi chef) suggested that the uncle was in charge of selecting underage whores for Jong Il and was skimming craploads from the regime and Jong Un wasn't keen on either of those things...

The reports of prison camps and public executions and torture all seem to come from the mid 90's or so -- now i know thats because getting quality info out of NK is like pulling alligator teeth, but I wonder what the current situation is for people on the ground... We feed ourselves just as much propaganda about how crappy NK is as they feed themselves about how bad the west is...  

Dont get me wrong -- NK is a hellhole and their government is disgusting -- But things can change. Theres always another side to the story you dont hear...


I remember when Clinton visited a few years ago to get the release of some captives and the CIA was amazed to see the pictures if the event contained people they had thought executed years earlier.
 
2014-05-09 01:31:11 PM

captjc: sovietski: ciberido: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's like they are living in a land of confusion.

Now, did you read the news today?  They say the danger has gone away.

There's not much love to go round in Best Korea.

Superman, where are you now?

/ilovethisthread.jpeg

[digboston.com image 320x240]

Sometimes that Phil Collins, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about Phil Collins, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he starts singing and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the crowd turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' the band'll come in and rip you to pieces. I'll never wear a Genesis tour shirt again, Chief

/Phil Collins - Nightmare fuel.


This is the world we live in.
 
2014-05-09 02:22:03 PM

Deep Contact: Brainsick: "If you want to understand North Korea do not look at it like a country, but rather understand that it is a religion." - RAND PAUL

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 300x221]


Careful I posted a that pic once, and got band for 24 hrs.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:01 PM

spawn73: Noishkel: Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?

No, you're not alone at all.  Not to be all McCarthy here but about the only people that really like them are communists themselves.  Full on cool-aid drinkers.

I happen to know a lot of Communists from when I were active in the no war against Iraq movement. And I can tell you that they don't like North Korea at all, nor acknowledge it as Communist.

Something like Cuba would be more to their taste I'd think.



Cuba is just as repressive, but draws a free pass with the elite Hollywood types.
 
2014-05-09 04:06:48 PM

olddinosaur: spawn73: Noishkel: Mitch Mitchell: Am I the only person who has had enough of dumb ass communists?

No, you're not alone at all.  Not to be all McCarthy here but about the only people that really like them are communists themselves.  Full on cool-aid drinkers.

I happen to know a lot of Communists from when I were active in the no war against Iraq movement. And I can tell you that they don't like North Korea at all, nor acknowledge it as Communist.

Something like Cuba would be more to their taste I'd think.


Cuba is just as repressive, but draws a free pass with the elite Hollywood types.


They do. But no they're not, you can't compare them in any meaningfull way. That's, just no dude. Study Cuba or something.
 
2014-05-09 07:43:52 PM

Danger Avoid Death: "If you want to understand North Korea, Beelzebub octagon jiggly interference facial tissue maximum." -- Gary Busey.


Awesome! Gary Busey is one of my heroes! After the head injury, not before. Like minds...
 
2014-05-10 01:27:24 AM
"Once a North Korean has been admitted into the dictator's inner circle, Jang said - "after having spent more than twenty minutes with him behind closed doors, at his personal request" - the leader's "divinity" gets transferred onto that person. "

...

Holy Pearl Necklace, Batman!
 
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