Skip to comments.North Korea Said to Remove Military’s Lucrative Export Privilege
Posted on 07/21/2012 7:47:06 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
North Korea Said to Remove Militarys Lucrative Export Privilege
By CHOE SANG-HUN
SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has begun stripping his countrys powerful military of its lucrative export rights in a bold attempt intended to both rejuvenate its staggering economy and curtail top generals influence, according to a Seoul-based Web site run by defectors from North Korea.
Although it is impossible to confirm most information about isolated North Korea, there have been hints that Mr. Kim might be unhappy with the stewardship of parts of the economy. In a speech distributed by the state news media in April, he said he intended to keep a tighter control on minerals exports, some of which analysts believe are controlled by the military.
Some people are now attempting to recklessly exploit the countrys valuable underground resources on the excuse of earning foreign currency by exporting them, he said, without mentioning who the culprits were.
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I predict we’ll see a leaked photo of Fatboy hanging upside down...
They better use big ropes.
There is power and there is the illusion of power. Those with the guns have power, those that seek to command those with the guns have the illusion of power.
North Korea is going to be a much more dangerous place until this all works out.
Check your private FR mail.