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Here come the NORKS

By johnboy - 16 January 2013 23

In very bad news for some neighbourhood The Age brings word that North Korea is sniffing around for an embassy in Canberra.

Labor MP Michael Danby, who chairs the Australian Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, said the plan to re-establish a mission in Canberra could be ”part of the mysterious small steps by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to engage with the international community”.

Even so, North Korea surprised the international community in December by launching a long-range rocket that put a satellite into orbit, which many experts saw as a cover for testing ballistic missile technology.

A spokeswoman for the department said the government did ”not oppose the re-opening of the embassy, which would provide a channel to Pyongyang to convey messages of importance to Australia, including on the (North Korea’s) nuclear and missile activities and human rights”.

North Korea closed its previous embassy in January 2008 – a little over five years after opening it – claiming it could not longer afford to run the mission.

It previously had a Canberra embassy for about a year in the mid-1970s but closed it without warning. The first the Australian government knew was when the North Korean diplomats were spotted at the airport with their families.

Anyone want to speculate on what they might bring in the diplomatic bags to turn a dollar out of the operation?

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23 Responses to
Here come the NORKS
KB1971 1:41 pm 17 Jan 13

At first when I read the header & am like WOOOOHOOOOO…….

but now that I read the content I am like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ

Spiral 1:33 pm 17 Jan 13

Can they fit the Pong Su in a diplomatic bag?

Muttsybignuts 12:44 pm 17 Jan 13

To me, North Korea is that place that they made fun of in Team America.
I wonder what they think of Gangnam Style?

Ben_Dover 12:35 pm 17 Jan 13

searcher3489 said :

im sorry but does anyone else take offense at the racist term used to describe one of the poorest and most terrorised people on the planet?

No thank you. But if you wish to take offense on behalf of other people, the Cornish could do with some sympathy. Go have a damn good cry about how the English have treated them, if you get off on that sort of thing.

johnboy 12:29 pm 17 Jan 13

a national descriptor is not racial.

searcher3489 12:26 pm 17 Jan 13

im sorry but does anyone else take offense at the racist term used to describe one of the poorest and most terrorised people on the planet?

milkman 9:20 pm 16 Jan 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

I, for one, was horribly disappointed after clicking on the headline.

Me too. A distinctly un-bouncy story.

Vindalu 9:11 pm 16 Jan 13

Perhaps I’m showing my vintage but norks to me have always been sweater puppies and you can never have enough of them.

poetix 8:45 pm 16 Jan 13

Yes, but they sound like such fun people from what’s listed on 100 things to like about Pyongyang.

Girt_Hindrance 8:24 pm 16 Jan 13

I, for one, was horribly disappointed after clicking on the headline.

wildturkeycanoe 8:09 pm 16 Jan 13

Darn, I thought this was about what’s breast for our society, not a bra-zen attempt by N.K to B cup-led with Australia. I am titillated at the prospect of some arousing discussion on RiotACT about how to restrain this, before it spills out into a jug-antic fiasco.
If my mammary serves me right, the Norks just shot a load [of satellite or something] all over Japan and the Philippines. Now that is just rude. Then to ask us to support such an upfront proposal like some kind of playboy, just makes me wanna heave. Cross my heart.

bundah 6:47 pm 16 Jan 13

Hmm something resembling talcum powder?

Spykler 6:42 pm 16 Jan 13

Vindalu said :

Always room for a few more norks in this town!

According to you..

LSWCHP 6:24 pm 16 Jan 13

What will they bring in? Primarily counterfeit US currency, closely followed by drugs. Possibly guns.

I spent a few days working in South Korea in the 90’s. I’ve never seen such a bunch of hard faced stone cold killers in all my life, and I’m just talking about the airline flight attendants here.

The Northerners reputedly make the southerners appear warm and welcoming, so I see no need for this. We have no common interests with these arsehats, tradewise or any otherwise, and all they will bring us is trouble. If we need to send them a message of importance to Australia, it can readily be done via phone, email or SMS.

Vindalu 5:59 pm 16 Jan 13

Always room for a few more norks in this town!

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