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If one of us were a bat-crazy dictator, we'd have all sorts of fun issuing nonsensical edicts and impossible-to-follow commands like "Increase the day to 32 hours!" "Make the toilet water flush clockwise!" "Upgrade my computer to Windows Vista!!!" Stuff like that is why we love to hate Kim Jong-il. The North Korean dictator recently decreed that from henceforth all cars of Japanese descent shall be banished from his land. The edict was issued back on January 1st and is thought to be in response to Japan's increasing pressure on North Korea to start flying right when it comes to nuclear arms. The communist country's first nuclear missile test last year ticked off its Nihon neighbors, and since then Japan has increased sanctions against the country. Rumor has it that Kim issued the command after visiting the body of North Korea's first leader, Kim Il-sung, and encountering a broken-down Japanese car blocking the road.
The linked report reveals that Kim may not get his wish of a nation free from Japanese autos, as most of the country's cars are from Japan. We're also curious to know how last week's nuclear deal with North Korea might affect this odd situation.

Thanks for the tip, BSR!

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Not a bad idea. At lest he can do one thing for the good of mankind
      • 8 Years Ago
      An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sooooooo, ronrey~~~

      Soooo, ronrey...........
      • 8 Years Ago
      Banning Japanese cars just underlines the fact that Lil Kim is a LOONY. But a Cunning, Deceitful and Dangerous Loony. Do you really think Kim will give up his Nukes.? They are the only leverage he has. Don't hold your breath. The new policy of appeasing his blackmail gives me a terrifying memory of 1938 and "Peace in Our Time".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now if only the USA would do the same thing. I'd buy Chrysler.
      • 8 Years Ago
      He *could* have done something to, you know, maybe help his starving people... but nope.

      Let's just continue making useless edicts and blackmailing rich countries like the US with "nu-ku-leer" BS because we're too much of a big baby to actually take responsibility and say we failed, and to ASK for help.

      Haven't the people had enough? They should just get together with South Korea and pwn Mr. Jong-il.

      Do they want a democracy? I could care less, as long as the PEOPLE get the government THEY want. Just because someone has a gun doesn't give them the right to control the lives of a bunch of other unarmed people.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good for him. We should do it to.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You mean there are people other then Kim Jong-il that can afford cars?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I bet GM would like Kim to be our president too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If Kim Jong-Il was smart, he would negotitate for Hyundai to open an assembly plant in the DPRK. With its almost slave-like workforce wages, Hyundai would not have to worry about South Korean unions and could produce cars with costs even below the Chinese. Put together South Korean technology, know-how and capital with the DPRK, obedient and cheap work force, they could be unbeatable.
      • 8 Years Ago

      --what else is an "umpaid whore" who was forced into service, but a "sex slave"?????????? "Whore" does not mean someone who does it voluntarily.
      Perhaps this is a personally sensitive issue to you, but you can see my post was very anti-Japanese, so what else could I have meant?

      To anyone else who was offended: I just used a different term with the intent to convey the atrocity, but I am sorry if it bothered you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      oops posted to wrong forum.
      Please ignore above post. How do I delete posts? Don't move in these spheres.
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