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THE POSEUR FROM PYONGYANG

Beware a 30-year-old leader of a rogue communist state with a bad haircut and Scud missiles.

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Comically Sasha Baron Cohen as he sounds, the latest outbreak of sabre rattling from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has done the job.

The world is rattled by his brinkmanship.  

The declaration by North Korea that it’s on a “war footing”, prepared to fire its missiles at US bases in its neighbourhood and even into the United States itself, may have foreign analysts and governments listening. But it has others incredulous at the audacity of the young and untested Kim Jong-un, whose dodgy coiffure has done nothing to stymie his ...

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12 Comments

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Linda Robinson

    This man wants a war and to be able to let off nuclear weapons. The scary fact is he can and probably will.

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    carole/m

    I remember watching the bombing of Iraq on the TV & thinking OMG those poor people.
    Since then , Saddam Hussein , Gaddafi , Bin Laden , all dead . Kim Jong-Un , is this man crazy or what, does he not know ,
    THE AMERICANS WILL BOMB YOU & your people will pay a dreadful price.
    I hope Australia is not drawn into this but that seems unlikely .
    Let’s hope sanity prevails.

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Annie Also

    Making jibes at Kiim Jong-un’s hair does nothing to help the seriousness of the situation. American’s have got to stop sabre rattling too….Diplomacy is needed not show of force…this is scary…Everyone needs to stop and be careful what they say and how they behave…EVERYONE including commentators….Please.

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Dangerous Games

    The stupid little FW is going to get poor, innocent people vaporized if he keeps it up. The US aren’t going to wait until he’s nuked Hawaii before striking, nor should they.

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Lee-Anne

    The day we relinquish our senses of humour and become too serious with the likes of Kim Jong-un (and his bad hair do) is the day we should all pack up shop and go home. Respect is earned and if he wasn’t such a twit, I doubt Monica would have picked on his silly hair style. Meglomaniacs like Kim aren’t just deluded, they’re dangerously narcissistic but unlike the poor wretched North Koreans, we in the west don’t have to pander to him. Of course, publicly and diplomatically we must resist snide comments but surely he’s set himself up as an easy target for any witty journalist to take a shot at. Let’s face it, if we didn’t laugh at him, we’d probably have to cry. Go Monica :)

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Sandy

    What a fruit and nut job. God help the citizens of North Korea. The trouble is, even if this whack job was knocked on the head, there would be another whack job right behind him. Perhaps the wisest thing would be for Dennis Rodman (who has a cracking hairstyle) to act as negotiator (and stylist).

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    helen b

    Thankyou Monica for another very clear outline of the situation with North Korea/USA. The scenes of North Korean troops reminded me of similar displays of mass showing of strength as with Russia, China and of course Germany. It looked and felt very like images of the Third Reich. Let’s hope that this is bluster and that emotions will not blow out into a blow up. The Americans have shown themselves quick to respond? / react and relentless in their destruction.

  • Reply April 3, 2013

    Rhoda

    When will it ever end ‘sigh’ Dreaming of war when he could be sitting back on a yacht in the Caribbean checking out bikini girls with his binoculars. How do people like this get to be in charge in the first place??!! It’s a wonder the country hasn’t completely collapsed by now. Only a matter of time before it does. He’ll run it into the ground first and then expect mercy when his countrymen finally turn on him.

    The US/South Korea only have to target his fuel depots/airstrips/military bases/whatever and it would be over in 5 mins. There wouldn’t be enough vehicles or aircraft to transport his army from A to B. It’s already marching on an empty stomach. Maybe he thinks he can put a quick hit on South Korea and stock up. He obviously has cognitive issues – amongst others.

  • Reply April 3, 2013

    LarrBecq

    The straffer’s defence : “It seemed, your Worship, like a good idea at the time. . .” [ relative to a Tasmanian environmental event, 1983, but itemized at a National Press Club luncheon, Canberra, September 28 , 1999 }

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