When you go to war make sure you pack your crystal ashtray, Kim Jong-un does

The Telegraph has some photos of Kim Jong-Un inspecting North Korean fire-drills.

The first photo I saw had what looked to be an ashtray on the ledge…and some fancy weights for map holders on his nice carved map table.

This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

This picture taken by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

Then I saw this photo and he has a cigarette in his hand.

This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R) using binoculars to inspect a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

This picture taken by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R) using binoculars to inspect a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

It doesn;t mean anything but I thought it incongruous on a battlefield for a crystal ashtray to be present.

 


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  • tarkwin

    For the price of that ashtray he could buy a half way decent hair cut.

  • dumbshit

    thats a pretty [not] odd shaped canvas to try to attach a decent hairdo to

  • Jimmie

    Its actually his trigger for his 1 atom bomb he has in his stock pile – cunningly disguised as an ash tray.

  • DavidW

    Would look a bit embarrasing if he stubbed out his butt on the straw bale he is hiding behind!

    • Bunswalla

      He wouldn’t do that – that’s his lunch

  • the following is the slogan for his P.R team….. “we put the props in propaganda”

  • johnbronkhorst

    I am a peaceful man, believing in diplomacy, speak before action,….my solution to this would be …………NUKE THE [email protected]!!!

    • johnbronkhorst

      OH…to clarify…….NOT North Korea……..JUST HIM!!!

  • cows4me

    The yanks should give him a container full of fags, hopefully the dopey prick will smoke himself to an early grave.

    • Patrick

      On initial reading I thought you were meaning the other kind of fags

  • GregM

    I think people are under estimating this guy. I think he is far more dangerous than we think.

    • DavidW

      Make no mistake, the country (and Kim the younger) is run by the party and the military. You have every right to be nervous about them. I was looked in the eye by a mid-level bureaucrat and was told “we would rather a few million peasants died that for us to become dependent on foreign aid. Please only give us things that can be converted to hard currency” Now that was in 1998/9 and there is little evidence that anything has improved since then.

      The annual crop failure through either drought or flood is now cemented into an expected condition, recent videos taken in Pyongyang show a state that has stood totally still for 13 years. The only curious thing is that they haven’t collapsed in the interim. It shows that you can continue to extract blood from a stone if you squeeze hard enough but heck, sooner or later something has to give.

      It is promising that the US and Madame Park are standing up to the rhetoric and are saying “we are sick of dicking around and being abused – put up or shut up” which means that Kim and his puppeteers may well be backing themselves into a corner.

      Watch out for some low-level, localised conflict; some border incursions, another S Korean ship “accident”, a little village somewhere having the crap pounded out of it by artillery, etc which will be the North poking at the bee’s nest with a stick.

      Also remember that the US and South Korea have been doing a bit of prodding of their own with the annual spring exercises which invariable involve a bunch of tanks hooning around the countryside, some live firing quite close to the DMZ and fast jets brushing the border at nearly zero feet. The favourite manoevre was for them to drive straight at the DMZ and then pull up into a vertical climb as close as they could before rolling out in a southerly direction.

      So DPRK have had their blood pressure raised a bit and are reacting. While a lot of people are saying that it is all about Kim establishing his cred, my assessment is that it is every bit as much of the US and ROK putting Kim under pressure and judging his reactions.

      All up if I was in Seoul with my family at this time, I would be quietly arranging for the tribe to move out of the country for a bit, a couple of weeks in Thailand would be in the plan.

    • rightoverlabour

      A couple of MOABs (and more recently MOPs) and most of the cheering mob would be off running home. The USA has 15 at the last count. If I were a Korean soldier and I saw this darling wafting gently towards me I would be off real quick… Quote from http://usmilitary.about.com/od/afweapons/l/blmoab.htm Unlike the Daisy Cutter, which is a free-fall (dumb) bomb, that descends attached to a parachute, the MOAB is a precision bomb guided by GPS (Global Position Satellite). After being pulled out of the cargo hold of the aircraft by a parachute, the parachute releases, and the GPS guides the bomb to the target destination. At a designated altitude, the MOAB sprays the area with a highly flammable mist, which is then ignited by a conventional explosive within the bomb. The results are a truly devastating explosion that can destroy tanks, buildings, and personnel in an area of several hundreds of meters.

  • Travis Poulson

    Looks like a makeshift lookout post they threw up with a few hay bales in 5 mins for a photo opportunity

  • Patrick

    How come all his mateys are looking in different directions – multiple threats maybe?

  • spollyike

    Who cares if he smokes. Maybe, just maybe and i know it will come as a shock as we know NK employs all kinds of mind control on their citizens, but maybe NK is less PC than NZ. When you contrast this with our “plain packaging”, “nasty images of disease”, “heavy taxation on cigarettes”, virtual forced control over a NZ’ers desire to smoke – to determine their own life. My question is which country is more Marxist PC, nasty north korea or socialist NZ?

  • AnonWgtn

    He is a puppet on strings being pulled by the rich Generals and their families.
    He was educated in Switzerland, England and US so he has seen what the others have not, that is the other world.
    I do not believe that he is not stupid enough to recognise this other world andits effect on NK.
    But —- he is on a string, and can be sacrificed whenever necessary.
    In his part of the world “Loss of Face” is paramount to the stage that Kim Baby/NK cannot pull back as it would be “Loss of Face”.
    For example, China and Japan are the same.

  • Still think the Generals are pushing the pram for Kim, he may be happy for them to do this but I am hoping he has a brain and will drop this shit and get back to the table and work things out. I think the Generals may be shitting themselves at this time and will be worming themselves out so how?

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