New pictures show N. Korean leader during launch
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a successful rocket launch
December 13th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

New pictures show N. Korean leader during launch

North Korea's state news agency has distributed photos of the North Korean rocket launch, including photos of the country's leader Kim Jong Un.

A view of the launch from inside the control room.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a successful rocket launch

North Korean leader Kim Jong seen on the phone

Filed under: Asia • Kim Jong-un • North Korea • Security Brief
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  1. alumette

    Look at that old phone.....I bet he has a trimline princess phone in his bedroom. did they manage to launch that rocket ? firewood ?

    December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Thank our wonderful "friend", CHINA! Who else?
      Stolen US technology, of course!

      December 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
  2. from beyond the arc

    Kim Jong-Un, what will power gain for North Korea? War? Destruction? Death?

    Who are you trying to kid? A good leader cares for his people, not power. Be a real leader.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
  3. american Patriot

    yeh jong shortwang appears his fat a** hasnt missed a meal while his people are starving..... terrible

    December 14, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
  4. SayanIndia

    Well fed ‘Dear Leader’ of an impoverished nation!! Horrible.


    December 14, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
  5. M Houston

    North Korea is the sick example of what Stalin and Mao wanted to make of the whole world.
    Sooner or later the whole world is going to have to push China into undoing the looney bin
    that they made of N Korea. Even the Vietnamese had the good sense to put an end to Pol
    Pot's nonsensical genocide in Cambodia. Its time for the Chinese to do the same in N Korea.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
    • Josh K

      I don't think there was any evidence that Mao and Stalin had plans to turn the whole world into a version of North Korea. And China, under Mao, was not as isolated as North Korea, and many times, early in the 1950s, made advances towards the United States, only to be rebuffed. It therefore was not trying to cut itself off from the world. Your assertion is ridiculous.

      December 14, 2012 at 8:11 am | Reply
      • DaNangkid

        Josh K, your comments are very true. After I read your statement, I went to wiki and found that you're not only correct but your statement is very relevant to the article. The communist regime in Vietnam caused untold food disruption after 1975. So many died from starvation I was lucky to be adopted and taken to the U.S. I recall seeing so many dead people floating down the Mekong by the thousands I thought it was a normal thing as a 7 year boy to see.

        December 14, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • DaNangkid

      M Houston, well said. Check out what wiki has to say about Stalin. Stalin held the position of General Secretary of the party's Central Committee from 1922 until his death. While the office was initially not highly regarded, Stalin used it to consolidate more power after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, gradually putting down all opposition. This included Leon Trotsky, the principal critic of Stalin among the early Soviet leaders. Whereas Trotsky advocated world permanent revolution, Stalin's concept of socialism in one country became primary policy as he emerged the leader of the Soviet Union.
      In 1928, Stalin replaced the decade's New Economic Policy with a highly centralised command economy and Five-Year Plans, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization in the countryside. As a result, the USSR was rapidly transformed from an agrarian society into an industrial power, the basis for its emergence as the world's second largest economy after World War II.[2] However, the rapid changes saw millions of people sent to correctional labour camps,[3] and deported and exiled to remote areas of the Soviet Union.[3] The initial upheaval in agriculture disrupted food production and contributed to the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932–1933. In 1937–38, a campaign against alleged enemies of the Stalinist regime culminated in the Great Purge, a period of mass repression against the population in which hundreds of thousands of people were executed. Major figures in the Communist Party such as Trotsky and Red Army leaders, were killed, convicted of participating in plots to overthrow the Soviet government and Stalin.

      December 14, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
  6. Daniel

    Kim Jong-Un,
    You you are no god, but as a prison warlord. At your table you waste and gourd, you make your belly fat on the souls of the people. Razor wire and implements of war have put the people into captivity and insured their poverty. Those who dare cry for justice and mercy are purged and thrown into labor camps or dungeons. Your wrath against the people testifies against your Rule! Your fear of Judgement was born by the blood of your people crying out from the earth against you. You have not served, nor shown mercy, peace or love to the people of your captivity. You provoke the Nations with the noise of your fear, and boast in your heart that you've secured the foundation of your lies. Jehovah shall Judge your enemies Kim Jong-Un! But your enemies shall judge you the day your fear comes before your face like a consuming fire.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
    • Margaret M.

      Beautifully put. Almost biblical in tone. And how I agree with all you say.

      December 14, 2012 at 6:32 am | Reply
      • sumeet

        please explain me when you understand what the verse meant..;)

        December 14, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  7. WACowboy

    When will someone find that guy a barber?

    December 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Hahahahaha

      Or at least the US should send the NK a shipload of "Flowbees"!!!!! Hahahahahaahaha

      December 14, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
  8. Time Warp

    These new photos look like something from Chairman Mao's China in the 1960's, right down to the clothes! Maybe some day North Korea will catch up with the 21st century. Maybe in 100 years or so.

    December 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • sumeet

      man the so called satellite will personify them..actually has impersonated them as the heroes in plain doesn't need fashionable outfits but intelligence. I just hope that they didn't create a satellite hoax to ultimately use the tests into building nukes carrying long range weapons..because that is actually retarded. We have only one Earth!!!

      December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
  9. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply

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