Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Creative Sanctions on North Korea

US bans luxury items to deprive Kim of the goodies.

As reported by the AP: U.S. bans sale of iPods to North Korea
Experts said the sanctions effort - being coordinated under the United Nations - would be the first ever to curtail a specific category of goods not associated with military buildups or weapons designs, especially one so tailored to annoy a foreign leader.

The ban includes Ipods, Rolexes, cognac and sports equipment among other luxury goods.

Certainly the Bush administration gets points for creativity in trying to modify North Korea's behavior with effective sanctions directed at its supreme leader.

Not only will Kim be 'so ronery', he's now going to be bored without the toys.

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