UN pays tribute to Kim Jong iL by observing one-minute silence to mourn death

Unbelievable. How many people died at the order of this scumbag, and they decide to pay him tribute as if he were a great leader?

Xinhua – The 66th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday observed a minute’s silence to mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th General Assembly session, asked the representatives of 193 UN member states attending a plenary session on economic and financial affairs to pay tribute to the late DPRK leader, who died on Dec. 17.

The move was at the request of the DPRK, said the president, and the one-minute silence was observed before the start of the plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

“Before proceeding to the items on our agenda and following with the exiting practice, it is my sad duty to pay tribute to the memory of the late Kim Jong-Il, secretary-general of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the national defense commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army who passed away on Saturday, Dec.17, 2011, ” the president said at the meeting on Thursday afternoon.

“I request the representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to convey condolences to the government and the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” he added.

However, representatives of the United States, Japan, South Korea on Thursday boycotted the one-minute silence at the General Assembly, with Britain, France, Germany and other European countries joining them.

Here’s my contribution, just in case you haven’t seen this. It’s a woman who escaped one of the political prisons in N. Korea describing the horrific and gruesome conditions she and her family have had to live in. She’d been imprisoned there from the age of 13. Her crime? Her grandfather escaped to S. Korea:

Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.