Why Do We See North Korea as a Joke & Iran as a Threat?

Published on Apr 8, 2013
“In the United States, we make fun of Kim Jong Un and the North Korean regime’s over-the-top propaganda machine. The regime may have launched a massive cyberattack on South Korean banks and TV stations last month, but we were circumspect that they were capable of such a thing. When former basketball player Dennis Rodman visited the country in February we giggled. How silly, we thought. Kim Jong Un is a Dennis Rodman fan - how out of touch! Soon after, a video emerged from North Korean state television showing Kim welcomed by jubilant masses of soldiers sprinting to welcome him as he visited a posting from whence rockets were launched in a brief 2010 skirmish with South Korea.”*

Why is it that Americans and the west like to laugh at North Korea, but we treat Iran as a real threat? North Korea actually has nuclear weapons, but Iran doesn’t. Why don’t we take Kim Jong-Un seriously? Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (TYT University) break it down.

*Read more from The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/internationa … an/274680/

due to his mid-split hair (rambut belah tengah) maybe? :mrgreen:

i knowi know…you has been brain washed by red neck goose :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One is a leader with a bad haircut and the other is mad enough to wipe Israel off the map. And yes, half the middle east with it too. We wouldn’t have cheap oil and everyone suffers. So who do we laugh at?

It’s boy who cried wolf syndrome. Iran rarely makes threats, they just do things the US doesn’t like. North Korea on the other hand has a long history of stamping its feet and making threats in order to get food and aid. It’s easier to ignore and make fun of a North Korean threat because they make them all the time, while Iran rarely makes threats.

I don’t know if it’s a joke or not but the female North Koren soldiers looks cute, look at their foot wear, don’t think the Kim dynasty issues high heeled foot wear for their female soldiers :mrgreen:

http://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338390&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E94B16XV01_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-NORTH

Don’t they look cute, Kim Jong Un will surely win the war with the south if he unleash those cuties against the American ground troops stationed in the south, win without a single shot fired, the North Korean dolls will just melt the hearts of the Yankees :lol: :lol:

http://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338415&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E55S19A501_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-SANCTIONS

Who says the North Koreans are malnourished, not these for sure :smiley:
[size=85]pics by courtesy of Reuters[/size]

[quote=“larthui”]I don’t know if it’s a joke or not but the female North Koren soldiers looks cute, look at their foot wear, don’t think the Kim dynasty issues high heeled foot wear for their female soldiers :mrgreen:

http://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338390&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E94B16XV01_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-NORTH

Don’t they look cute, Kim Jong Un will surely win the war with the south if he unleash those cuties against the American ground troops stationed in the south, win without a single shot fired, the North Korean dolls will just melt the hearts of the Yankees :lol: :lol:

http://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338415&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E55S19A501_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-SANCTIONS

Who says the North Koreans are malnourished, not these for sure :smiley:
[size=85]pics by courtesy of Reuters[/size][/quote]

Behind those cameras are soldiers holding ak-47.

[quote=“larthui”]I don’t know if it’s a joke or not but the female North Koren soldiers looks cute, look at their foot wear, don’t think the Kim dynasty issues high heeled foot wear for their female soldiers :mrgreen:

http://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338390&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E94B16XV01_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-NORTH

Don’t they look cute, Kim Jong Un will surely win the war with the south if he unleash those cuties against the American ground troops stationed in the south, win without a single shot fired, the North Korean dolls will just melt the hearts of the Yankees :lol: :lol:

http://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20130411&t=2&i=721338415&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=700&pl=390&r=2013-04-11T155512Z_09_GM1E55S19A501_RTRRPP_0_KOREA-SANCTIONS

Who says the North Koreans are malnourished, not these for sure :smiley:
[size=85]pics by courtesy of Reuters[/size][/quote]

Behind those cameras are soldiers holding ak-47.