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Fact checking, Pyongyang-style

From the usual place:

"Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Mary Mcaleese, President of Ireland, on Tuesday on the occasion of its national day. Kim in the message wished the President good health and success in his work for the prosperity of Ireland".

Hibernia's national day went unmarked by the DPRK in 2007 and 2008. Given that McAleese has been president since 1997, on would think that they might have spotted her tell tale double X chromosome count by now.

Elsewhere, there is a less than complete history of the Korean war available here, lacking both detail on the US/RoK counteroffensive and the intervention of the Chinese, but going long on the early stages of the invasion. No mention of the peace being little short of the status quo ante either.

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Now with Pyongyang spelled properly. Nothing quite like instant karma is there?)

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