Terror, Unspeakable Cruelty & English Lessons in North Korea

Some of the terrors I witnessed in North Korea.

In 1968, the North Koreans sent a team of commandos to kill the South Korean president.  They reached the presidential residence, but failed to kill the president.  Only two of the commandos survived.  One escaped back to North Korea and became a general, the other became a Christian minister.
http://www.theage.com.au/world/battle-lessons-from-a-reformed-assassin-20101218-191ej.html

Wikileaks revealed that former Australian foreign minister, Alexander Downer, wanted the Americans to bring about the collapse of North Korea.
”Let the whole place go to shit, that’s the best thing that could happen,” former foreign minister Alexander Downer told the commander of United States and United Nations forces in South Korea at a meeting in Canberra in February 2005.


Math Quiz from a North Korean math textbook:
“3 soldiers from the Korean People’s Army killed 30 American soldiers.  How many American soldiers were killed by each of them, if they all killed an equal number of enemy soldiers?”
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4 comments on “Terror, Unspeakable Cruelty & English Lessons in North Korea
  1. Deepak says:

    Regarding the last shot : is that a metaphor for everyone watching everyone else in the NK regime? If so, I will classify this film in the ‘cautionary tale’ genre.

  2. Andy says:

    Wow. Did my last message come through. I can’t see it now

  3. Aidan says:

    @Deepak.
    Who Watches the Watchmen?
    Everybody in North Korea does.

  4. Aidan says:

    @Andy.
    Maybe you changed IP addresses / servers, as it didn’t recognise your other one, so your comments didn’t appear until they were approved.
    But they are here now.

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