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    North Korea celebrates Great Leader Kim Jong Il 65 birthday with grand gala functions

    North Korean nuclear negotiators strike the deal as a birthday present for Kim Jong Il
    North Korea mark Kim's birthday in a festive mood



    The Great Leader Kim Jong IL

    SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) -- Massive energy and economic aid which would be given to North Korea under Tuesday`s nuclear deal is a birthday bonanza for supreme leader Kim Jong Il, who has suffered from pressure and sanctions following Pyongyang`s nuclear test last October.

    South Korean analysts expect the North to use the landmark deal to praise the 'brilliant leadership' of the 'Great General' who greets his 65th birthday on Friday, noting that it comes as North Korea is gearing up for gala functions for Kim`s birthday -- described in the country as 'the most festive national holiday.'

    'The nuclear deal could be considered in North Korea as a diplomatic and economic victory (over the United States),' said Nam Sung-wook, a North Korea professor at Korea University in Seoul.

    Under a ground-breaking agreement announced at the end of week-long six-nation talks in Beijing, North Korea will be given up to one million tons of heavy fuel oil and equivalent energy as well as other economic and diplomatic benefits.

    The North will receive 50,000 tons of fuel oil when its takes its initial steps to shut down the Yongbyon nuclear facility within 60 days, according to the Initial Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement.

    The energy-starved nation will receive an additional 950,000 tons of heavy fuel oil or other equivalent as soon as it completes 'disabling' the nuclear facilities by an unspecified date.

    In addition, the North can ease what it calls security fears because the agreement calls for the United States to start bilateral talks with Pyongyang 'aimed at resolving pending bilateral issues and moving toward full diplomatic relations.'

    North Korea has long called for a non-aggression pact between Washington and Pyongyang and a peace treaty between them, insisting the United States was seeking a war of aggression against the communist country, labeled by U.S. President George W. Bush as part of an 'axis of evil.'

    The North is also set to receive massive food and fertilizer aid from South Korea which has promised to resume shipments to the communist neighbor only if it halts nuclear activities. South Korea suspended aid shipments after the North`s July missile tests and the October nuclear test.

    The South`s food shipments could ease acute food shortages in the North, Seoul officials said. Relief agencies say North Korea is facing a major food crisis this winter as many countries cut assistance after the nuclear test. Still worse, severe flooding during the summer decimated the North`s food production.

    'With the nuclear deal on hand, the North can celebrate Kim`s birthday in a festive mood, describing it as Kim`s achievement,' a government official said.

    'The nuclear deal comes at a time when North Korea has been launching nationwide campaigns to promote public loyalty toward Kim,' said Jeung Young-tai, an expert at the Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul`s state-run think tank.

    'North Korea needed economic stuff to celebrate Kim`s birthday, and this is one of the reasons for the North to strike the nuclear deal,' he said.

    Kim, who has relied on the cult of personality to rule the hermit kingdom, has provided gifts to ruling elite members and citizens on his birthday, a move to induce public loyalty. Last year, however, Kim reportedly failed to give gifts on his birthday and scaled down his birthday events largely due to U.S.-led financial sanctions on the North.

    Earlier, Japan`s Mainichi Shimbun newspaper said Kim had given orders to cancel his birthday celebrations for this year, citing economic woes in the wake of U.N.-backed sanctions.

    On the back of the nuclear deal, however, North Korea can mark Kim`s birthday in a festive mood, analysts say.

    'My impression was that North Korean nuclear negotiators were striving to strike a deal as a birthday present for Kim Jong Il,' said a source familiar with the six-nation nuclear talks held on Feb. 8-13.



    Source: http://news.monstersandcritics.com/a...rthday_bonanza
    Last edited by bigsale; Feb 14th, 07 at 05:26 PM.

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    congrades on calling uncle sam's bluff, now could u do something small like feeding your general population.

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    HAIL HILTER?
    Whatever floats your boat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddevil0728

    HAIL HILTER?
    he is waving... hand is moving sideways.... than again maybe its a new salute with waving wrist... heee

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    they throw a huge party for him but his people are suffering under him
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    He is one ugly SOB.

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    is it just me or is he always wearing green ?

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    Woots!

    His hair is so RETRO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudiax
    Woots!

    His hair is so RETRO.
    His glasses too

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiGdUb's Bro
    His glasses too
    Wahahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudiax
    Wahahahaha!
    maybe it's made of bullet-proof glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiGdUb's Bro
    maybe it's made of bullet-proof glass

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    wake up, it's time to die, old asshole

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    His whole regime is retro. Except the nuclear part.
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