Kim Jong-un Nonplussed by Binoculars

      February 22, 2011 12:16

      Kim Jong-un uses binoculars during a visit to a military base in this video grab released by [North] Korean Central TV on Feb. 16. /Yonhap

      North Korean state TV on Feb. 16 aired footage of leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir Jong-un holding a pair of binoculars upside down during an inspection of a military base in January.

      The footage is all the more embarrassing since the inexperienced Kim junior has recently been appointed vice chairman of the all-powerful National Defense Commission. The propaganda has it that he graduated from the Kim Il Sung Military University, and he was given the status of a four-star general in September last year.

      However, some experts say certain types of binoculars may look upside down.

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