I found this on Instapundit today. It’s so sad, I almost wept reading it. When Khmer Rouge forces seized Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, the couple was living with eight of their children in a rural town called Kampong Chhnang. Three days later, the guerrillas arrived and residents — including Younly — cheered, relieved… Continue reading Cambodia, and destroying the world
It’s really hard to parody this sort of thing. Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) — The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and the Cabinet of the DPRK on Saturday announced the following notice to… Continue reading Kim Jong Il, supreme incarnation of the revolutionary moral obligation
Well, we live in interesting times. No sooner have the Americans withdrawn (most of) their forces from Iraq than another leader of an axis of evil country kicks the bucket. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced. Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation since… Continue reading Out of Iraq, ??? North Korea
I agree 100% with DPF on this. The Chinese security guards obviously exceeded their brief, and there should be consequences for that. Unless Dr Norman was a physical threat to the Vice-President, they had no right to manhandle him. Keeping an embarrassing sign out of sight is not a legitimate reason. We had much the… Continue reading MP standing in for idiot activist attacked
Interesting titbits from the BBC: But no amount of support from the American filmmaker can disguise a simple truth; domestic support for President Chavez’s “Bolivarian” socialism (named in homage to Latin America’s 19th Century liberator Simon Bolivar) is being sorely tested by a second consecutive year of economic recession. Venezuela possesses the biggest reserves of… Continue reading Venezuela revolution just peachy
Interesting stuff on the BBC. Initially I was simply irritated by our minders who seemed to have no concept of the expectations of a television film crew. But my irritation slowly gave way to a realisation that their expectations of us were because they simply did not know any different. North Korean TV only broadcasts… Continue reading Insights from North Korea
Found this via an old post on KiwiBlog.
There can be fewer good signs of progress in Zimbabwe than the BBC being let back in. Even better, they’re able to film the supermarkets that are now filled with food, after the US dollar was adopted. There’s still massive problems (the food is expensive) but things are looking positive. If you’d told me that… Continue reading Zimbabwe Looking Up
Hard to see this as anything but a calculated insult against the President of the United States. Can we stop pretending now? Countries like Russia and Iran are offside with the USA and other western nations because of the path they chose, not anything we’ve done.
WordPress’ top post right now features this picture, which apparently shows the local canditate’s vote going down over time while dinner jacket’s goes up.