Anniversary of Korean War – Kim Jong il demands $65 Trillion

Cash-strapped North Korea has demanded the United States pay almost $65 trillion in compensation for six decades of hostility.

The official North Korean news agency, KCNA, says the cost of the damage done by the US since the peninsula was divided in 1945 is estimated at $64.96 trillion.

The compensation call comes on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

KCNA said the figure includes $26.1 trillion arising from US “atrocities” which left more than 5 million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing.

The agency also claims 60 years of US sanctions have caused a loss of $US13.7 trillion by 2005, while property losses were estimated at $16.7 trillion.

The agency said North Koreans have “the justifiable right” to receive the compensation for their blood.

It said the committee’s calculation did not include the damage North Korea had suffered from sanctions after its first nuclear test in 2006.




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  2. fourdinners

    June 25, 2010 at 7:09 am

    They’re just peeved they got knocked out and America didn’t..;-)

  3. Mother Hen

    June 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Anybody else reminded of Dr Evil? Soon he’ll be demanding “sharks with laser beams on their heads”.

  4. SJ

    June 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Lil’ Kim won’t live forever. Someday this horse shit will end.

  5. Holte Ender

    June 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    His sons have been bathing in the same manure as daddy, that’s the kicker.