Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls

As tensions increase with North Korea, one can’t help but wonder what is up with the women in Kim Jong-un’s military strutting around in 4 inch heels:

REUTERS/Jacky Chen

REUTERS/Jacky Chen

Is it just me or do these women look like Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls?

It seems I’m not the only one wondering about this photo, Maureen O’Connor at NY Mag said:

Among the many mysteries associated with North Korea’s military, “Why are they wearing high heels?” is perhaps the least important of all. But it’s still so mysterious: How much time do these women spend marching in heels? Do they have special techniques for dealing with blisters? Are their platform heels standard-issue? (The woman in the middle appears to be wearing a different style than the other two.) The products of border bribes? What about the scrunchies on their ponytails?

Welcome to the latest episode of Kim Jong Un’s “Kabuki theater.” Let’s hope this doesn’t play out as some analysts are predicting.

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