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Chinese oil embargo hurting NoKos, and Kim’s mutual fund advisor skips town too

So some say that about the Chinese embargo, and it has gone one for many months. Yet North Korea still has vehicles moving around. Word on the petroleum street is that the Iranians are filling in. To add to the Pyongyang fun, Lil’ Kim’s money manager reportedly skipped town, heading to Russia with $5 million ...

KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images
KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images
KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

So some say that about the Chinese embargo, and it has gone one for many months. Yet North Korea still has vehicles moving around. Word on the petroleum street is that the Iranians are filling in.

To add to the Pyongyang fun, Lil' Kim's money manager reportedly skipped town, heading to Russia with $5 million in hand. That's chump change! He needs to take some lessons from Wall Streeters. 

So some say that about the Chinese embargo, and it has gone one for many months. Yet North Korea still has vehicles moving around. Word on the petroleum street is that the Iranians are filling in.

To add to the Pyongyang fun, Lil’ Kim’s money manager reportedly skipped town, heading to Russia with $5 million in hand. That’s chump change! He needs to take some lessons from Wall Streeters. 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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