The Dark Side of Cognac: Dictator’s Status Symbol
It’s Kim Jong-Il’s 69th birthday: apparently Mister Jong-Il was born in 1941, in a small village called Vyatskoye. That’s the perfect moment to remind our readers of an outrageous situation in North Korea.
Once Kim Jong Il even kidnapped the most popular South Korean movie star and kept the star and her husband under house arrest for 8 years!
In North Korea nobody is aware of Kim’s excess and preference for XOs and Hors D’Age Cognas – the regime has banned any kind of modern communication like mobile phones, free press or books. Internet? Don’t even ask. North Koreans are not able to read Cognac Expert.
So what’s the Kim Jong Il’s favourite Cognac? Apparently the Paradis Cognac from the house of Hennessy, that is sold for $630 in Korea. The average earning of a Korean citizen is about $900 a year, by the way.
Here comes the question: Why doesn’t the UN succeed in their embargo they started in 2009? If one would take those cognac bottles away from Kim, it would be a pretty good start to show him that he can’t do whatever he wants.
The dark side of cognac
Source: Daily Paragraph, CNN, bazonline.ch