On Kim Jong Il....
He was born in a log cabin at his father's guerrilla base on North Korea's highest mountain The event was reportedly marked by a double rainbow, and a bright star in the sky.
From the Washington Post :
"It could have been my children who said something outside. It could have been my friend; one knew," said Han, 39, who spoke on condition he be identified only by his surname.
Although not the greatest follower of this news source, from CNN....
Human Rights Watch has estimated there are 200,000 political prisoners inside North Korea; Pyongyang denies any camps exist.
North Korea is the last Stalinist regime, a closed one-party state founded on a personality cult, a rogue regime known for repression of its people, a nearly bankrupt nation, where, in the 1990s, the U.S. government says more than 2 million people starved to death during a famine. Kim Jong Il denied the famine even existed.
And from the BBC today : Flood hit North Korea 'faces famine'.
Less of the state visits hey....how can the smiling faces on the front page of the paper be anything to be proud of?