Yes, This Should Be Interesting

PAGING DON KIRK: Former South Korean spymaster Kim Ki-Sam, who must know where a lot of the bodies from the 2000 North Korea summit scandal are buried, has just been granted asylum in the United States, reports Yonhap. From the article, you have to infer that Kim was able to convince an immigration judge that he has something to be afraid of in South Korea, notwithstanding the recent changes in the presidency and the National Assembly.

Kim is promising to reveal plenty of juicy detail about the scandal.  The news conference is set for next Saturday.  Yes, I’m tempted to attend.

All of this is delectably timed with Kim Dae Jung’s nip-the-new-president’s-heels tour of America.

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  1. I read where he said the amount of money tranferred to the North at that time was $1.5 billion. Considering the fair amount of heat Kim Dae-Jung’s Nobel Prize took when we heard it was $500 million, and considering what we know about the state of the regime’s health in the late 1990s, and considering we have seen how the Sunshine has failed miserably to achieve anything beyond helping the regime survive, I wonder how the new figure will be received in the press?




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  2. Heat from whom? Only then-opposition party politicians were angry that the South Korean president had laid tribute at the feet of Kim Jong-il. The Korean public didn’t seem too bothered, judging by the lack of interest among Korean friends and acquaintances.




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