Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Out of Service

The North Koreans have cut off phone service to the outside world:

[South Korean] Spy agency officials told a closed-door session of the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee that international phone connections had been cut at most of the North's trading companies and at government agencies since late March, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Since April, even people with permits to make international calls have been able to do so only under the strict surveillance of security officials, the report said.

Spy agency officials said the steps were taken to eliminate sources of instability ahead of the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, as well as the 60th anniversary of the founding of its Workers' Party.

Gee, in a workers' paradise you'd think the Pillsbury Nuke Boy would be puffed up with pride and eager to share the joy of life in the PDRK. Especially on such a big anniversary.

Apparently not. What is North Korea afraid of more? Information going out about the state of affairs of North Korea or information coming in about the state of the outside world?

This is not the action of a confident regime. Squeeze the psycho boy king. He will collapse if we don't save him.