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Half of North Korea's army 'starving'
Telegraph ^ | 9/13/11 | Julian Ryall

Posted on 09/13/2011 10:11:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker

As much as half of North Korea's army is starving as food shortages that were previously affecting only the civilian population worsen and begin to affect institutions tasked with protecting Kim Jong-Il's regime.

Disaffected North Koreans working secretly as journalists within the country for the Japan-based Asiapress International news agency have smuggled out video footage of interviews with soldiers in different parts of the isolated country, with many complaining of malnutrition.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; korea; north; northkorea; northkoreaarmy; starving

1 posted on 09/13/2011 10:11:32 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

North Korea is the utopia Obama wants for America.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 10:14:58 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: LibWhacker
Half of North Korea's army 'starving'

Sucks to be them. I will be happier when that percentage hits a full 100%.

3 posted on 09/13/2011 10:17:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: LibWhacker

Starving to death is “euphoric” according to libs when Shiavo died.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 10:23:32 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Sucks to be them. I will be happier when that percentage hits a full 100%.

Yea, me to perhaps South Corea can build a large bakery near the border and exaust the ovens to the north?
that should stir up something


5 posted on 09/13/2011 10:24:49 PM PDT by munin (s)
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To: LibWhacker
We found out much of the Red Army were disaffected and poorly trained conscripts. The cream of the Red Army was defeated in Afghanistan. The prospect of the larger conscript army fighting rebelling Europeans held no interest for them.

I suspect much of the vaunted North Korean army is similarly in question. Must keep the Dear Leader up at nights wondering how long the army can keep him in cognac, porn and women.

6 posted on 09/13/2011 10:28:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TigerLikesRooster

North Korea is a truly benighted country whose physical and geopolitical isolation have rendered its population largely helpless and ignorant.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 10:30:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: LibWhacker

Key here is that if enough become disaffected with access to arms it will result in a coup with one of two results: long civil war as factions fight to gain control likely with china stepping in, but no major policy/govt changes, as dictator OR someone arises with some common sense to unit the faction as a military junta and approaches the south for reconciliation.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 10:32:52 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: reed13k

Dang my comma was off should read :
“...gain control, likely...” not “...stepping in , but...”


9 posted on 09/13/2011 10:37:00 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: reed13k
OR someone arises with some common sense to unite the faction as a military junta and approaches the south for reconciliation.

Here he comes to save the day! A community organizer on the way!

10 posted on 09/13/2011 10:39:14 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: volunbeer
North Korea is the utopia Obama wants for America.

I thought it was Zimbabwe.

And for the North Korean Army, Dear Leader is edible.

11 posted on 09/13/2011 10:47:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: LibWhacker

Rabin will prey the living god, gather the good and the Christians.

Friends in the gulag confirm the practicality point has been passed.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 10:57:32 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: LibWhacker

Just a week or so ago, I saw a documentary on North Korea.
I do not recall what channel. It was probably either Natl.Geo
or History. Anyway, it was on my satellite system.

It really made North Korea look like a quite civil place...
Very neat and orderly, both rural and metro.
The people “looked” happy and patriotic.

Obviously the documentary was quite censored, with each and every frame.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 11:20:25 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: LibWhacker

China wants North Korea to be North Korea..
They like it that way.. else they would change it..
The chinks use the Norks like a rented donkey..

Like Mao killed the millions he murdered.. and made billions more miserable..
the Communists in China could care less about the Norks..

YET.. Target, Walmart and others could also care less..
The Chinese commies are still as blood thirsty as they always were..
A thought to ponder on the next story about China..
Wonder if they OWN the present administration...


14 posted on 09/13/2011 11:27:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: volunbeer
foodstampsobama2
Mr. Mumbo-jumbo -- Let Them Eat Food Stamps
15 posted on 09/13/2011 11:35:52 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: AlexW

They’ re too weak to do much else.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 11:56:28 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Seems the boys with the guns would have the sense to take the food from the fat, dumb, happy politicians.


17 posted on 09/14/2011 1:29:11 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: LibWhacker

Well at least they’ve solved the obesity problem and have free healthcare


18 posted on 09/14/2011 2:57:20 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: munin

Way back in 1974 I went to Panmunjom as I was in the Army stationed at Yong Son, Seoul.
I took along lunch in my Snoopy lunchbox and sat and ate it all the while staring at North Korean guards.
They don’t smile much there I tell ya. No sense of humor.
But even back then they looked malnourished.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 3:19:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: munin
Yea, me to perhaps South Corea can build a large bakery near the border and exaust the ovens to the north? that should stir up something

That's just plain old mean.

(That's why I like it.)

20 posted on 09/14/2011 3:48:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: munin

Your post brought back memories. I lived within smelling distance of a bakery, actually all they baked was bread that was delivered to markets but they also had a small retail outlet where you could buy still warm from the oven bread, either sliced or unsliced.

I’m not that big on bread but that stuff was irresistible.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 3:53:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: LibWhacker
The only way the North Korean regime is going to change is when its armed forces, in desperation, turn against it.

The grip that the NK Communist Party has on the country can only be broken by a stronger internal force. And that force is the Army.

Despite China's fears about a massive refugee exodus, the best thing to do at present is nothing but wait in armed watchfulness as events unfold.

When the Army gets hungry enough, things will change. This will not be a top down change and given the character of Koreans when provoked beyond endurance, the change will be very fast and very violent.

My sympathies are with the common people of North Korea, who have been prisoners of a narcissistic totalitarian regime since the end of WWII.

22 posted on 09/14/2011 4:08:11 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - If you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: LibWhacker

Historically the massive death of an opposing force isn’t quite such a bad thing. War is hell, soldiers die.
The idea of course is to make the other sumbitch die for his country or ideology first.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 4:13:07 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: LibWhacker
...North Koreans working secretly as journalists within the country...

Geez, that was brilliant. Expect a round-up of journalists very soon.

24 posted on 09/14/2011 5:23:56 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: AlexW

“Just a week or so ago, I saw a documentary on North Korea.
I do not recall what channel. It was probably either Natl.Geo
or History. Anyway, it was on my satellite system.

It really made North Korea look like a quite civil place...
Very neat and orderly, both rural and metro.
The people “looked” happy and patriotic.

Obviously the documentary was quite censored, with each and every frame.”

Cameras lie.


25 posted on 09/14/2011 6:08:04 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: hosepipe

“A thought to ponder on the next story about China..
Wonder if they OWN the present administration...

Many months ago Rush challenged Barack Hussein to prove that the Chinese Communists don’t pay his salary.

He hasn’t denied it.


26 posted on 09/14/2011 6:10:44 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: LibWhacker

27 posted on 09/14/2011 6:21:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Joe Boucher

To wear down the resistance of the North Koreans, the US on the DMZ needs to have huge barbeques every day, with lots of meat, especially pork, and anything else that has an irresistible aroma. Like that scene in Sahara where the Germans, dying of thirst, are watching the Allies, who have water, practically bathing in it.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 1:29:15 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Pity,
The food we throw away daily they’d be in disbelief to have.

In 1974 when I was in Korea I was amazed how damn near everything was recycled. Poor folks would even collect broken glass and take it to be recycled.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 2:28:02 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Majo)
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To: Joe Boucher
That's cold.

(Say, on weekends would you be available to chaperone dances at my daughter's school?)

30 posted on 09/14/2011 2:37:50 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Joe Boucher
That's cold.

(Say, on weekends would you be available to chaperone dances at my daughter's school?)

31 posted on 09/14/2011 2:38:00 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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