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Inside North Korea: No Ads, No Planes, No Internet, No Mobiles, No 21st Century
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 13, 2013 | JOHN SWEENEY

Posted on 04/13/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT by Steelfish

Inside North Korea: No Ads, No Planes, No Internet, No Mobiles, No 21st Century... A rare dispatch from deep within the lunatic rogue state enslaved by Zombie and Sons

By JOHN SWEENEY IN PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA 13 April 2013

Down, down inside the Pyongyang Metro stands a statue of the Eternal Ruler of North Korea, Generalissimo Kim Il Sung – dead these past 19 years but still calling the shots. Brainwashing cast in bronze.

The regime’s florid propaganda blares from loudspeakers: ‘The pure white snows of our sacred mountains’ artillery will wipe the filthy enemy from existence.’ Or something like that.

The newspaper racks on the platforms detail the latest from the ‘American imperialist aggressors’ and warn of thermo-nuclear war.

Inside: Panorama reporter John Sweeney with a North Korean colonel overlooking the De-Militarised Zone

No ordinary North Koreans talk to us. Almost 400ft below the surface, it’s hard not to feel that we’re trapped inside a doomsday cult like the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, or Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Guyana. Only this one is a cult nation, armed with nukes, and the clock is counting down to Armageddon.

I’ve reported from Ceausescu’s Romania, Saddam’s Iraq, Gaddafi’s Libya, Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and the Ayatollahs’ Iran – but after eight days undercover in North Korea, I believe this regime is the most frightening tyranny of all.

North Korea is capable of nuclear missile strike, say US spies citing anniversary of grandfather's birthday as date for possible test launch Kim The First’s grandson, Kim Jong Un, has the power to make the biggest of bangs. The new boy-God holds his people in near-total mental enslavement.

The regime is mad, bad and silly, all at the same time. But its grip is fading – and that makes it even more dangerous.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: nkorea

1 posted on 04/13/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Like Robinson Crusoe, it’s primitive as can be.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 8:13:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

what I wonder is whether the upper echelons of the military have access to the internet and cable transmissions. I find it hard to believe that no one in that country knows what is going on outside of NK.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 8:13:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Steelfish

they had internet for tourists for a couple of months at ery exorbidant prices. Then they decided to cut it off.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 8:15:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

They have had ads for a truck on billboards and even once on state TV, pretending as if there is a market or something

Supposedly a point of pride or something.

Very few were ever built and it was a joint venture with a company owned by the Unification Church


5 posted on 04/13/2013 8:19:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: plain talk

I read somewhere that the Un-cola, and top party members do have the internet, and rely on Japanese isp services. Recent developments may have changed that.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 8:19:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

It’s a literal Potemkin Village

http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-photos-provide-a-glimpse-into-a-changing-world-2012-7?op=1


7 posted on 04/13/2013 8:21:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Sounds like the basis of a new reality show: Flip this Country.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Steelfish; a fool in paradise

You’re kidding yourself if you don’t think that Gay Leader Baby Kim has us all figured out. The Soviets have always maintained a huge think tank committed to analyzing the US. I believe the Chinamen do it to this day, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Norks had one. The NK provocation has been fully earned by our light in the loafers bathhouse leader!


9 posted on 04/13/2013 8:31:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steelfish

No, but they have really cool costumes.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 8:36:43 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Steelfish; a fool in paradise
They got nekkid legs too!


11 posted on 04/13/2013 8:38:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steelfish
This is mandatory viewing if you want to see the real North Korea:

Vice Travel: Inside North Korea

12 posted on 04/13/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: plain talk

I see your point but in China, the generals of the PLA have full access to the 21st century and yet many of them sound like Kim’s generals.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 8:45:52 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: dfwgator
North Korea - South Korea

 


14 posted on 04/13/2013 8:50:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Steelfish
Funny hats they've got.


15 posted on 04/13/2013 8:59:49 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Steelfish; cripplecreek; lentulusgracchus; All

The way Arrogant, Incompetent, Communist Tyrant Kim Jong Obama is solving the USA Financial Disaster, North Korea of today just might, could, be the USA of Tomorrow.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 9:29:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Steelfish

http://newfocusintl.com/a-household-appliance-that-exists-in-every-north-korean-home/

This story really tells how primitive they are living.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 9:57:30 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Steelfish

well...it is a village where all the chilrens are ‘taken care of’ in special places...it’s true there’s a shortage of vittals in their special camps and that it’s is so bad some kids croak but they ‘ARE’ watched over....Outside of that the healthcare plans are ACES. So it goes in communist workers paradises... where there is equality everywhere and everyone is equally miserable, except of course the commisariat. There’s not a lot of much needed tourist hard currency inflow however. They might could use it to buy a truckload of expired MRE’s or something.


18 posted on 04/14/2013 2:36:02 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: Steelfish

No democratic republic with a market economy has ever suffered a famine.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: JimSEA

Hence the term statist. They don’t want change. Their good thing comes from the luck of their position and legalism.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 5:33:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I watched all three parts. Couldn’t take my eyes off it. Reminds me of the drabness of Poland before the wall came down. Too bad the film makers couldn’t escape their handlers.

Very, very sad.


21 posted on 04/14/2013 6:06:45 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Vince Ferrer; flaglady47; mickie; seenenuf
EVERY freeper should put a little time aside to view the three part video of North Korea (link at # 12).

You will see first-hand what we, as patriotic citizens, are fighting to prevent from happening in our own country.

As the poster above stated so emphatically about the video....you can't stop watching it!

It's unreal, other-worldly, chilling, eye-opening.....and yet there's a pervasive tongue-in-cheek humor throughout thanks to the very sharp, talented producer and narrator of the film odyssey through Never-Never Land.

I think his innate sense of the ridiculous kept him sane. See for yourself.

Lei

22 posted on 04/14/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: muir_redwoods
I wish that our hothouse college communists could enjoy just 10 minutes of North Korean dentistry.

They would be flag-waving patriots tomorrow.

23 posted on 04/14/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Steelfish
No Ads, No Planes, No Internet, No Mobiles, No 21st Century..

In other words, it's "green".

24 posted on 04/14/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

bfl


25 posted on 04/14/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Steelfish

I saw this story kinda remind me of 1930 Soviet Union purging Ukraine


26 posted on 04/14/2013 5:54:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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