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Although the majority of North Korea does not have much in way of electricity at night, Kim Jong-il has no problem navigating the Internet.  (Source: Global Security)
Kim Jong-il claims to be the world's Internet expert; Al Gore jealous

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun this week in the North Korean city of Kaesong. This meeting is only the second ever meeting between North and South Korean leaders.

One topic of conversation during the meeting put forth by Roh was a request that South Korean companies operating in an industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong be allowed the use of the Internet.

The response from the Dear Leader, according to Yahoo! News, was, “I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired.”

Kim went on to say, “If that problem is addressed, there is no reason not to open [web access].” Kim did not elaborate on the "many problems" caused by opening Internet access to all of North Korea, though clearly the intention of Roh's suggestion is to increase North Korean exposure to South Korean and Western influence.

North Korea explicitly prohibits its 23 million citizens from accessing the Internet and mobile phones outside of government research groups. South Korea, by comparison, is one of the world's most digitally connected countries.

However, given the secretive nature of just about everything in North Korea, it's been difficult to even ascertain just how "connected" Kim actually is. Satellite photographs of North Korea at night reveal very few lights, indicating the country does not have a very high capacity for electricity, let alone computers or Internet.

What is known, is that Kim and the ruling party has a definitive taste for all things Western. Kim's son, Jong-nam, was arrested and expelled from Japan while trying to enter Disney Land in 2001.  Late last year, the U.S. imposed a ban on all luxuries originating from the U.S. destined for North Korea, including the Great Leader's beloved iPods.

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the defination of internet...........
By crystal clear on 10/7/2007 12:33:28 PM , Rating: 2
If Kim Jong claims to an internet expert,then I wish to remind him the defination of internet-

the Internet Show phonetics
noun [S] (INFORMAL the Net)
the large system of connected computers around the world which allows people to share information and communicate with each other using email (= electronic mail):
I found out about the bombings from/on the Internet.

which allows people to share information and communicate with each other

So you Kim got to put the above in practice.

Share your love & expertize on/for the internet with your people !

I found out about the bombings from/on the Internet.

Yes the bombing mission carried by Israelis on Syria,to destroy a nuclear facility supplied by KIM JONG.

The Israelis have long hacked your computer & know everything about you-You will not last long.

By DarkElfa on 10/7/2007 1:51:39 PM , Rating: 2
Now this guy I like. ;)

RE: the defination of internet...........
By rika13 on 10/7/2007 2:07:38 PM , Rating: 2
not exactly, it wasnt supplied by kim, but for kim (syria also took saddam's WMD programs before teh un inspectors came over, the whole palace thing was a big hoax saddam pulled over all our eyes to make us think he was hiding stuff in iraq)

RE: the defination of internet...........
By crystal clear on 10/8/2007 1:34:03 AM , Rating: 2
The whole thing is so secretive that neither the USA or ISRAEL or even SYRIA wish to disclose any further details.

The only response Syria gave was-"they Syria reserves the right to respond".

The area attacked was close to the Syria/Turkish border-very hard for any US or Israeli planes to reach/access that site.

The Israeli planes hacked the Syrian radar system to avoid detection.

By crystal clear on 10/8/2007 1:40:48 AM , Rating: 2
Israel suspected of 'hacking' Syrian air defences

"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
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