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TASLIAT: Kim Jong Il in Team America
by Darius Kadivar
19-Dec-2011
 

Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has died at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack, North Korean state media has announced.


Kim, known in the communist country as the "Dear Leader", died on Saturday aboard a train during a trip out of Pyongyang. ( See Related BBC News)

North Korea's Kim Jong-il dead at 69 (Al Jazeera Report) :

Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has died at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack, North Korean state media has announced.


Kim, known in the communist country as the "Dear Leader", died on Saturday aboard a train during a trip out of Pyongyang, a tearful presenter for the official KCNA news agency said on Monday.
Laura Kyle looks back at Kim Jong-il's legacy.

North Korean State TV announces Kim Jong Il's death (BBC Report) :

Kim Jong Il, the leader of North Korea has died. He was 69. He died on a train trip, a tearful state television announcer dressed in black, reported Monday.

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When it comes to state-organized simultaneous crying, no country can top North Korea! Video from the state funeral:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uG9Qj_JcsYo#!


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by hamsade ghadimi on

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But once worked with a south korean. I have to admit that if I base my opinion on that one person, I prefer any other asian to the South korean. Much false pride. However, other Asians whom I work with can be (and are) critical of some aspects of their culture.


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Anahid:

by G. Rahmanian on

Be as doubtful as you like. I have lived among "Asians" for thirty years and I tell you Koreans, in general, are famous for "exaggerating" their emotions. They are similar to Iranians. When friendly, they kill you with their kindness and when unfriendly, they make sure you understand they are upset with you! You are talking about individuals who are not in their proper cultural contexts. To a person who is not familiar with the way Lors/Bakhtiarys morn their loss the scene of their morning may seem exaggerated and primitive. Do the same ethnic Lors/Bakhtiarys morn their loss in the heart of Paris in the same manner? A friend once asked me if my "Asian" wife ever cried, and I, jokingly, replied, "Yes, I've taught her how to!"


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Clarification

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my comment is about what i saw on tv not faramarz's video. the crying in faramarz video looks many times better than what i saw on tv. in the one i saw on tv, people had their mouths opoen as if they are laughing and announcer was saying that these people are crying, very weird.


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"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


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Just got home and watched the crying video posted by Faramarz......I could not help giggling! The video was posted today, not even 24 hours yet, it has close to 2 million hits! OMG! People must enjoy watching the video.

Hi! G. Rahmanian,

  I read in the news IRI's majlis offered condolences to N Korea already:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/216664.html

I make a prediction here: when Khamenei dies, people will shout the slogan "Marg Bar Diktator" instead of crying! 

Divaneh: Your post is so funny! :O))

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G Rahmanian

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I am doubtful about this facial expression thing you wrote. In past 25 years, I have been classmate and coworker with many Chinese vietnamese, thais and other asians,  There have been instances that they lost a family member and they were sad.  Few times I even saw them cry. Like when in university my Vietnamese friend lost her mother to a break in or few months ago a Vietnamese coworker lost his brother. When my friends and coworkers cried,  They never looked like this. What I am not used to is the facial expression that is generated when people do fake cry which is happening here.


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Dear Rahmanian

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They also needed a good kick or two. Sometime a good kick is the best medicine for those who don't use their brain and just follow the crowd. A type of a wakeup call.


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Divaneh Jaan:

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Many Iranians cried for Khomeini, too! And no one kicked them out of power. Now, we are getting regime's paid cyber army adding insults to our injuries day in and day out.


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Tito was to ex Yugoslavia

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... what the late Shah was to Iran.

http://youtu.be/E2N-WUeHwRo

Never mind how it got here. If others don't understand, I do. ;o)


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That's funny

by divaneh on

This crying business is so funny. It just gives me the urge to kick everyone of them on the butt and ask why are you crying? ha? whay are you crying?


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Yolanda:

by G. Rahmanian on

Former President, Bill Clinton, may be there, too. The "Great Leader" liked Clinton. Clinton was the first leader to send him his condolences when his father, Kim Il Sung, died.


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Anahid:

by G. Rahmanian on

That's how many Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc. cry! It does look fake because you are not used to seeing it. It's the facial expressions that you are not familiar with. Have you seen any Iranian who cries, but has no tears? That looks fake, too. I had a classmate in elementary school who was constantly bullied because he had no tears. Most kids never believed he was in fact crying.


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.......

by yolanda on

The North Koreans are too afraid not to cry!

I recall when Khomeini died whole bunch of people cried in Iran too! They were hysterical and grief-stricken!

P.S. I don't plan to cry when Khamenei dies!