Hardly Surprising: UN General Assembly Holds Moment of Silence for Kim Jong Il

I’m sure Jimmy Carter tried like hell to get there in time.

From MSNBC:

The U.N. General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a moment of silence on Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country’s former leader who died on Saturday, though Western envoys said they would boycott it.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation General Assembly, saying he was following existing practice, led the moment of silence before an assembly meeting at 3 p.m. EST.

He offered condolences to the people of North Korea.

Keep in mind this “moment of silence” was to honor a brutal dictator who starved his own people:

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UN lifers probably loved Kim Jong Il because he saw to it that his country was environmentally-friendly and didn’t waste electricity. This photo is Al Gore approved:

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