North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il [is reported to have] died after getting into a fit of rage when he was told that a major dam project had sprung a leak. He collapsed during a briefing about a flagship hydro-electric power plant, but managed to order ‘severe punishments’ for those responsible before he died.

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3 Responses to “Absolute power erupts absolutely.”

  1. Mr Punch Says:

    These Communist dictatorships are always attempting impossible projects. Remember when the Chinese undertook the “rectification of the social sciences”?

  2. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    I keep reading this and cannot help thinking it is an article from The Onion. No? Good Grief.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Van: Well, the story hasn’t been confirmed – I’ve only seen it so far in a couple of sources.

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