Theodore's World: North Korea Bombs Out When It Comes To Electricity

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October 13, 2006

North Korea Bombs Out When It Comes To Electricity

North Korea might now have The Bomb, but it doesn't have much electricity

As the world grapples with how to rein in the "axis of evil" state which this week conducted a nuclear test, this spectacular satellite photo unveiled yesterday by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shows in stark detail the haves and have-nots of the Korean peninsula.

The regime in the north is so short of electricity that the whole country is switched off at 9 p.m. - apart from the capital of Pyongyang where dictator Kim Jong-il and his cohorts live in relative luxury. But even there, lighting is drastically reduced.

The result, as shown in this picture taken one night earlier this week, is a startling contrast between the blacked-out north and the south, which is ablaze with light, particularly around major cities and the capital, Seoul, in the north-west of the country.

Mr Rumsfeld showed the picture to illustrate how backward the northern regime really is - and how oppressed its people are. Without electricity there can be none of the appliances that make life easy and that we take for granted, he said.

"Except for my wife and family, that is my favourite photo," said Mr Rumsfeld.
"It says it all. There's the south, the same people as the north, the same resources north and south, and the big difference is in the south it's a free political system and a free economic system."
"The people in the north are starving, their growth is stunted. It's a shame, a tragedy."

An aide added: "This oppressive regime is too busy trying to make war to make life comfortable for its people."

Wild Thing's comment........

Dictatorship for Dummies

#1 Keep the people poor and starving
#2 See rule #1

Posted by Wild Thing at October 13, 2006 12:47 AM


Sure makes targeting the head of the snake pretty easy..So what are we waiting for? Screw hill 439, Aim for the lights, problem soved.

Posted by: Billy at October 13, 2006 10:11 AM

Hahaha I agree Billy.....aim for the lights, easy target.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2006 11:35 AM

That one N Korean light must be Kimmie's ultra wide screen tv with the porno flicks.

Posted by: TomR at October 13, 2006 12:24 PM

Tom hahahahaahha bet your right. Kim Jong loves his porn.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2006 06:26 PM