Friday, December 12, 2003

North Korea really needs to work on customer satisfaction.

The Yemenese were not happy:
One example cited repeatedly by U.S. officials to foreign governments is that the much-publicized SCUD missiles sent to Yemen from North Korea last December actually don’t work.
Nor was Saddam:
Instead, the goal was to obtain a full production line to manufacture, under an Iraqi flag, the North Korean missile system, which would be capable of hitting American allies and bases around the region, according to the Bush administration officials.

As war with the United States approached, though, the Iraqi files show that Mr. Hussein discovered what American officials say they have known for nearly a decade now: that Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader, is less than a fully reliable negotiating partner.

In return for a $10 million down payment, Mr. Hussein appears to have gotten nothing."
This all reminds me of Back to the Future.
Marty: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy plutonium. Did you rip that off?

Doc: Of course. From a group of Libyan nationalists. They wanted me build them a bomb. So I built them a shiny bomb casing filled with used pinball machine parts!

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