Kim Jong Il Bling Filled Train

#Travel

Fri, May 14th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Shrouded in secrecy, excursions like this week's train trip to Beijing have all the markings of Kim Jong Il's eccentric rule: logistics nuanced by enough bling to serve a seven-star hotel, and risk resistance bordering on the obsessive. Kim's train is equipped with conference rooms, an audience chamber and bedrooms, with a pair of Mercedes-Benzes on standby, not to mention satellite phone connections and flat-screen TVs so the leader can be briefed and issue orders.

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