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North Korea claims 'natural wonder' in Berlin

The Local · 19 Jan 2012, 08:04

Published: 19 Jan 2012 08:04 GMT+01:00

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The “natural wonder” occurred on December 20, the day after news of Kim's death was announced, the agency announced on Thursday.

It said a titmouse, a small songbird, stayed by the embassy entrance for an hour, pecking at the glass, while a floral plant was in full bloom throughout the mourning period despite chilly winter weather.

"It seemed that upon hearing the sad news of the demise of the outstanding great man the bird flew to the mourning station to express condolences and flew away after standing vigil," the agency reported.

The plant, meanwhile, "came into bloom in such cold winter day in token of mourning his demise".

The communist state's official media has reported several supernatural incidents of mourning inside North Korea since the leader died on December 17, prompting extraordinary displays of public grief.

A dove-like bird was said to have brushed the snow off a statue of Kim while owls and a Manchurian crane were also said to have exhibited grieving behaviour.

Ice reportedly cracked thunderously around Kim's claimed birthplace at Mount Paekdu while a glow was seen atop the mountain's Jong-Il Peak.

Propaganda organs have built a vast personality cult around the Kim dynasty, which has ruled the country since its creation in 1948. They are sometimes credited with near-supernatural powers.

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Kim's youngest son Jong-Un has taken over the leadership, the second dynastic succession after Kim Jong-Il succeeded his late father Kim Il-Sung.


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09:11 January 19, 2012 by wood artist
Sounds like we should probably check with Egypt to see if the Red Sea parted, and maybe with Israel to see if there's a star hanging over a stable somewhere. These folks are just plain nuts, but given they'd be summarily sent off for "re-education" if they don't tow the party line, I suppose they have no choice. Germany, however, is probably the worst place in the world to display that sort of behavior.

10:15 January 19, 2012 by Englishted

I agree with you pointing out the how these stories are used in religion ,what I find strange is it is reported at all.
12:13 January 19, 2012 by strahlungsamt
As someone who grew up on Catholic Catechism, miracles, Lourdes etc. this does not surprise me one bit. If you survived a childhood of priestly rants and conspiracy theories (sermons) you learn to expect anything.

North Korea is just the Vatican/Tibet/Mecca (circa 1500) with different clown suits. Different sun king, nothing to see here. Move along people.
14:43 January 19, 2012 by XFYRCHIEF
BREAKING: The North Korean News Agency declined to comment on the story that a rat was seen gnawing at the Korean Embassy's front door, and that a number of toxic toadstools had suddenly appeared in the embassy's garden. Unofficial reports say that these incidents reflect the feelings nature has for the Great Leader.
15:44 January 19, 2012 by derExDeutsche
In Europe, when it warms up long enough for a flower to bloom and birds to sing; It means that Germany's Dear Leaders are allowed to raise peasants Energy Taxes, then give 'no return' loans and Govt. Contracts to 'Strong Party Supporters'. So that Dear Leaders will make Great Country of Europe Cold Again !

Same shoes, different suit.
16:44 January 19, 2012 by nemo999
A V E R Y S L O W N E W S D A Y.

Guess what the real wonder is?
21:32 January 19, 2012 by wxman
More proof that socialism is a mental disorder.
00:30 January 20, 2012 by Swag2TZ
And then depression set in............Another worthless commie bites the dust. While

his country starves his son now has the pleasure of ravaging the people of North Korea. A yellow bird, with a yellow bill, he landed on my window sill. I coached him in with crumbs of bread, and then I smashed his little head. Feed the World.
05:34 January 20, 2012 by Jeff10
So, ah, if the super natural is showing that all of nature mourns for a murderous dictator, then why is NK punishing some NK people for not expressing enough grief?

I saw a December sun melt the snow off of some dog doo-doo and knew that nature.....sheesh.

And the West negotiates with these clowns?
16:50 January 20, 2012 by erkan
I was laughing at an article where starving idiotic N.koreans were crying at

his funeral it was very comical I laughed so hard I dropped the paper out the window and a cat deficated on it that could be a sign also , right?
20:21 January 20, 2012 by johnny108
They look closer and see that the bird was tied to the object it was sitting on- just like the songbirds the north koreans keep taking pictures of?
03:13 January 21, 2012 by Drdarby
North Korea proveds that propaganda works, For idiots to treat the mental defective Kin Jong mentally ill as a god is the height of ignorance and stupidity
08:36 January 21, 2012 by Barnel
These guys are absolutly crazy. Poor people they are brain washed for generations

See good articles on www.ariespost.com
22:42 January 21, 2012 by RedLeg6
What a barrel of sh*t! He will lie in a glass casket perhaps because the N. Koreans are smart enough to know if they tried to bury him, Mother Earth would just puke him back out.
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