Saturday, October 29, 2011


I mentioned that the North Koreans weren't letting their citizens in Libya who witnessed the revolution come home. Now that the dictator is dead, the Pyongyang government still won't let them come home:

An estimated 200 North Korean nationals are in Libya and previously worked as doctors, nurses and construction workers, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. They had been dispatched to the country in order to earn the hard currency that Pyongyang requires to fund its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Yonhap reported that the North Korean nationals have been left in limbo, joining their compatriots who are stuck in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries with orders not to return home.

They've seen too much. So they can't go home.

Funny enough, they might be the luckiest North Koreans of all--outside the pampered elites and those who have escaped abroad.