BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 1944 times:
Well, that's it I'm afraid. The U.S. has lost the porn war against North Korea. Oh yes, it's official - George Bush's porn collection is positively minisclule, Great Leader Part II Kim Jong Ill's is absolutely outstanding... Americans be warned - Kim says "bend over, I'll drive you home..."
From the New York Daily News... (sorry would love to provide link if I had the faintest clue how, but I don't so meanwhile here's a "cut and paste")
Psycho puts world on alert
BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has history of trying to intimidate his foes.
The "dear leader" of North Korea is an erratic egomaniac with tastes for platform shoes and Swedish porn, yet is also a defiant dictator who possesses enough deadly weapons to make the world pay attention to his isolated nation.
Kim Jong Il ascended to power in the impoverished Communist country in 1994 after the death of his father.
Yet many truths about the diminutive dictator remain elusive to both his own people and the outside world.
Born in the early 1940s - even his exact birthday remains a secret - Kim rose quickly through the ranks of the Korean Workers Party and became the most trusted adviser of his father, Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea.
The world's only Communist leader to inherit power, the 5-foot-5 Kim remains overshadowed by his father even in death.
While Kim Il Sung is still known as the "Great Leader" and "Eternal President," his son is better known for his enormous appetites for alcohol and women.
Linked to several mistresses and more than a dozen illegitimate kids, Kim Jong Il is notorious for his elevated shoes, bouffant hairstyle, fear of flying and culinary eccentricities. On a recent, secret trip to Russia in a posh rail car, Kim reportedly had fresh lobsters flown every day to meet his train.
Kim rules by a mix of propaganda and fear. The focal point of cultural life in his repressed regime, Kim's face beams down from countless murals, and he has commissioned dozens of extravagant pageants that celebrate both his power and North Korea's status in the world.
Though less vicious than dictators such as Saddam Hussein, who's accused of ordering thousands of Iraqis to be tortured and killed, Kim brutally intimidates his subjects. North Korean schoolchildren are shown executions and critics wind up in concentration camps.
He has enormous personal wealth and a collection of 20,000 videotapes, but North Koreans have suffered through widespread famine, forcing many to risk their lives in desperate attempts to defect.
Kim met with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in 2000 in a U.S. bid to improve relations. But after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush labeled North Korea part of the "axis of evil" along with Iraq and Iran, prompting the North to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and spark fears of war with each subsequent missile test.
[Edited 2006-07-08 00:05:08]
[Edited 2006-07-08 00:06:38]
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.