Friday, June 25, 2010

Soccer Diplomacy

There are lots of stories in the news about groups of South Koreans fans, as many 600 fans, gathering to cheer for the North.  Even the South Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak, said    "It is too bad that the North Koreans lost. They should have won," 

In addition, the North Korean media (which of course is closely controlled) reports that the North Koreans are cheering the South team.

Is there a change in the mood here.  Nah...same old crap.  North Korea declared, a no sail zone to prepare to fire some missiles and also declared the US owes them $75 trillion (yes trillion) dollars. According to their news agency:
$US26.1 trillion arising from US "atrocities" which left more than 5 million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing.
The agency also claims 60 years of US sanctions have caused a loss of $US13.7 trillion by 2005, while property losses were estimated at $US16.7 trillion.
Thankfully they did not charge us for the affect of the sanctions after the 2006 nuclear test...quite nice of them.

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