North Korea’s Weird Traffic Cops

by Daniel Russ on February 28, 2010

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Randy March 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

odd , very odd. Can’t the North Korean’s afford traffic lights? Is she really trying to get off that stand?

Corsair8X March 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

This is a highly coveted job in dprk. It’s creation was to demonstrate the “beautiful efficiency” of the worker. They are also selected based on attractiveness. As far as I know this phenomenon only exists in Pyongyang, a city which is nothing more than a showpiece for visiting dignataries.

Virgil Ashton November 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

Man…can you imagine the uproar if S Korea had fired first. The UN(useless nations) would have screamed to high heaven….not offered them food. China would threaten military action. I don’t think ease tensions are the answer at all….china loves this stuff. Either get out and quit spending money there…..or pull the trigger. Anyone can talk a great fight and the N Koreans are doing just that. Call their bluff….evaporate one of their small bases…then immediately apologize. Carrying a big stick is great….but you have to use it once in awhile….just to remind everyone that you do have it.

Nolan Sugai November 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

This is classic strategy of ‘rallying the troops to fight a common enemy.’ Kim (the younger) appears to be in trouble with this transition. ‘Pop’ is purposefully inciting this conflict to, hopefully, drive popular support to his son when South Korea decides to not turn the other cheek. My sentiments lie with a lot other posters here who are inclined to proactively ‘snuff him out.’ As painful as it is, I think the best course of action is to posture for a good defense but essentially leave them alone and see how this transition pans out. Without popular support Kim Jong Un could be vulnerable to potential subversive forces that lay in wait when ‘Pop’ expires. To intiate any military action at this point could spoil an internal coup.

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