North Korea may have the bomb but where’s the electricity

I saw this linked from the Drudge Report. Its an article in the Daily Mail.
Here is a satellite shot of the Korean peninsula. In the south we see tons of light pollution from the cities. In the north we see nothing, but some light around the capital city. According to the article, the North Koreans have an electricity curfew of 9pm.


I blogged about this in June of 2004
using a similar image. Then it was to poke fun at the claim that the North Koreans who couldn’t keep the lights on were supposedly training hundreds of hacker commandos to wage war. Now its just kind of sad that so many people are forced to live in abject poverty while their glorious leader plays with nukes to earn a seat at the big boy table.