Wednesday, November 29, 2006

U.S. Grounds North Korea, Revokes TV Privileges, Sends to Room Still Hungry

The U.S. announced a list of the products forbidden for sale to North Korea as a part of the UN approved sanctions. It includes ipods, Harley Davidsons, Cognac and even sports equipment. Well, there goes those North Korean drunk motorcycle basketball tournaments set to "Eye of the Tiger."

I think this is actually an interesting ploy. Economic sanctions seem to usually end up hurting the people more than the government it is intended to weaken. This way, I guess we're trying to weaken Kim by eliminating his ability to reward his cronies with the fancy-shmancy or artsy-fartsy. I don't think North Korea's starving population will miss their Rolex Watches or caviar.

1 comment:

Mademoiselle De Rigueur said...

True, true and true!

Oh, and anytime E-bf. lol.