“Some people imagine there is a building somewhere with a secret door they can open and find a group of scantily clad women enriching uranium.”

uranium-girl.jpgThis delectable quote, attributed to Christopher “Kim Jong” Hill, is passed along by U.S. Representative and blogger Ed Royce. It seems that every North Korea wonk in Washington is laughing at Hill’s quote this week.

Admittedly, I’ve certainly imagined everything Hill described, but not all at the same time. Alas, only my imaginings about the building, the door, and the uranium ever came completely true. As for the remainder, the prospects seem rather bleak.

At Hill’s urging, North Korea was removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism on October 11, 2008, to reward it for its progress toward nuclear disarmament and for promising to be nicer.

Discuss among yourselves.


  1. Theresa says:

    Where did you get that artwork?! Did you make that?

  2. Glans says:

    Did South Korean counterfire really rattle North Korea’s gun crews?


    links to


    which says

    “Not sure how much of this I believe, but Radio Free Asia — citing multiple sources inside North Korea — is reporting that the South Korean counterfire really rattled North Korea’s gun crews, leading to casualties, a mass bug-out and arrest. Also worth noting is that word of the battle spread quickly in North Korea, almost in real time.”
    and links to


    which I can’t read, because it’s in Korean.

  3. Theresa, I found it on Bing by searching for “uranium girl.” Go figure.

    Glans, That all sounds pretty suspicious to me. We learned from the Cheonan incident that very little of what the ROK MoD said during the first week was actually true, and the MoD certainly needs to sound like it gave as good as it got. I’m not doubting that 155mm fire could be quite accurate, but I’m not ready to trust those reports.

  4. setnaffa says:

    Modesty Blaise is quite the pop band…

  5. […] The debate on missile defense in South Korea is accelerating. Increasingly it looks like there will be some kind of stationing of ‘Terminal High Altitude Area Defense’ (THAAD, pictured). This is almost certainly a good thing, because North Korea’s programs keep going and going; no one would really trust Pyongyang to adhere to a deal at this point anymore anyway; and North Korea is not in a nuclear rule-system, like the IAEA or NPT, so we really have no idea what’s happening in much detail. Remember that their HEU program was kept hidden pretty well and then suddenly revealed. […]

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