Mahmoud Abbas and Kim Jong-un: A Love Story
Last month, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wished North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “health and happiness” in honor of North Korea’s “Liberation Day.” In the message, Abbas praised the Palestinians’ “historic friendship” with North Korea, and wished the country’s people “stability and prosperity.”
Yesterday, the lovefest continued. The official PA news agency Wafa reported:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received on Thursday a cable of thanks from the Secretary-General of the Korean Workers’ Party, First Commander of the National Defense Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Commander-in-Chief Kim Jong-un, in response to his congratulations on the liberation day.
Last year, Abbas sent Kim Jong-un a basket of flowers for the occasion of the “Day of the Shining Star” — Kim Jong-il’s birthday. Abbas also sent flowers to the North Korean mass murderer for the “Day of the Sun” — Kim Il-sung’s birthday.
Another floral arrangement was lovingly hand-delivered in Pyongyang last September for North Korea’s founding anniversary, and yet another flower basket was gifted to Kim Jong-un for New Year’s Day this year. Finally, last year’s Liberation Day was accompanied by yet more flowers.
In one year, Mahmoud Abbas sent Kim Jong-un five separate flower baskets.
Despots really look after each other, don’t they?