Skip to comments.N. Korean soldiers leave barracks en masse looking for food
Posted on 01/01/2011 8:30:01 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
N. Korean soldiers leave barracks en masse looking for food
An increasing number of North Korean soldiers are showing AWOL behaviors to avoid intense physical training and look for food, the local daily, Chosun Ilbo, said Saturday, sourcing it to RFA.
AWOL is a military acronym for "absence without leave."
Its hard to punish them because there are too many of such soldiers, an unnamed North Korean informant, told RFA in the report.
Some of the soldiers display on-off AWOL behaviors, for example, leaving the barracks in the morning looking for food and coming back in the evening.
The en masse absence is even causing difficulty in carrying out training according to schedule, the source said.
The sorry state of the military even earned Kim Jong-uns ire, who reportedly said: Those incapable military commanders should resign.
The informant, introduced in the report as a soldier, put the low morale in the North Korean military this way. If there were 10 AWOL reports, the actual number would be about 50.
Kim Jong-il: Nuke, ICBM, luxury brands, questionable fashion taste, stroke, diabetes
N. Korea soldiers: starvation, malnutrition, AWOL, banditry, looting
That would classify as AWOL in any army in the world, nothing partial about it.
The gub'm'nt just recently ordered that no more food be taken from the peasants for the army.
That problem and the well-known principle that “an army travels on its stomach” could easily move them to cross the DMZ and, like locusts looking for more food, touch off that powder keg.
Wars have been triggered for less critical reasons.
Those incapable military commanders should resign.
***N. Korea soldiers: starvation, malnutrition, AWOL, banditry, looting ****
Mayby this is dis-informantion, make us believe things are really bad in the North, trying to goad the South into an attack against what may be really well trained and fed troops.
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Jong-Un will be the last of the dynasty. The country, which has suffered so deeply and for so long, 'getting told' by a youngster who hasn't earned his spurs while they starve- has got to be galling beyond belief to even the most brainwashed fanatic.
BTW- Thank you for what you do here- it is appreciated.
If we had a president with some guts, he’d offer all the steak they can eat to the North Korean army if they turn on the dictatorship. But no, Obama is too busy eating wagyu beef at cocktail parties to ever entertain something like that.
Recall that a typhoon actually hit North Korea this year - that had to have an impact on what few crops they actually grow there.
I saw a picture one time (I think here on FR) showing a US soldier and an SK soldier escorting an NK soldier. I don’t remember the details but I believe the NK soldier had wandered into the DMZ and was captured. The US soldier looked to be about 6’2”, and looked like he could bench press 315 and then run about 20 6 minute miles. The SK guy wasn’t nearly as big, but was in excellent physical condition. The NK soldier was about 5’2” and obviously malnourished. He looked slightly better than your average Ethiopian. If I hadn’t seen the three of them together the difference wouldn’t have nearly as obvious.
Sounds like the Mandate of Heaven is slipping from the North Korean dynasty.
Dozens killed in North Korea typhoon
Dozens of people died in North Korea in floods and landslides caused by a typhoon which hit the country earlier this month, state media has said.
Typhoon Kompasu hit the Korean peninsula on 2 September.
“Several dozen people have died throughout the country due to torrential rain, strong winds and landslide,” the KCNA said.
More than 8,300 homes and 230 public buildings were destroyed and over 30,000 hectares of farmland were ruined, the agency said.
Earlier this week, South Korea said it would deliver rice and other aid to North Korea within a month, amid some signs of a thaw in relations between the two neighbours.
North Korea relies on food aid to feed its people, and it has also been hard-hit this year by flooding.
This is what happens when a country decides to go “progressive”.
Credible reports I’ve seen put the permanent early malnutrition damage to the rising generation at catostrophic for NK.
They will be fielding an army of low-IQ stunted runts. Their national future is damaged beyond comprehension. These are not big relatively fit East Germans, folded into the West. The SKs want nothing to do with caring for millions of damaged NK children/youths post reunification. They want to keep the DMZ wall up now more than ever.
See 17. And the soldiers at the DMZ are their best. Imagine a NK “4F.” Probably makes Banjo Boy from Deliverence look like an Ivy League scholar athlete. Girls and boys, by the millions. There is no “fix” or “cure” for early near-starvation. You can’t wind the clock back to infancy and early childhood and make up the loss. Tragic for the NK people, while “Dear Leader” Caligulas orgy and gorge to fatness.
It’s just part of Kim Jong Il’s attempt to keep up with modern military theory with his Don’t Feed, Don’t Eat policy.
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