Skip to comments.How the hell has North Korea managed to build a massive military stockpile?
Posted on 04/18/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
FROM the outside North Korea looks like an impoverished state cut off from the rest of the world.
But during its weekend procession, the isolated regime managed to put on an impressive display of its rockets and military strength, in defiance of growing American warnings about its military capability.
While many have the impression of North Korea being a poor country that cant feed its own people, Leonid Petrov told news.com.au that it had large stockpiles of natural resources that it used to fund its weapons research.
North Korea is a mountainous country that has huge natural resources including deposits of high quality coal, gold, silver, uranium, iron ore and rare earth metals, said Dr Petrov, a visiting fellow at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.
He said North Korea had exported its minerals to allies such as China and the Soviet Union for decades until the collapse of the communist bloc.
Since then it had been more proactive in international trade, although the tightening of sanctions has seen its export ability curtailed recently.
Dr Petrov said China in particular had maintained trade in North Korea and was keen to keep a monopoly on its rare earth metal trade.
So China buys everything North Korea is prepared to offer (of its rare earth metals), he said.
These metals are important because they are used the production of many 21st century products like mobile phones, computers, LCD screens and cars....
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That is true. It’s why the money is changed so often.
Can someone explain these rare earth minerals and why we don’t have any?
They’re doing the same thing the Khmer Rouge did in Kampuchea - they exported their food to Red China in exchange for weapons. Same result: famine.
Rare earth element
Because if they were common, they wouldn’t be rare. Would they?
Big hat, little ...
Billions from the United States helped a lot.
Kim is doing some mining of his own.
We let them.
Guns not butter.
Madeline Halfbright was their enabeler.
According to Wikipedia they aren’t that rare except for one.
I have heard that they can do almost perfect counterfeits and they have pallets of $20’s and $50’s and 100’s. However, I have also read that they are also heavily involved in prostitution and the drug trade.
During WWII the Germans produced technically perfect counterfeit British pounds.
I have no idea how but the Bank of England caught them almost immediately.
In 1994, Clinton sent former President Jimmy Carter to North Korea to negotiate an Agreed Framework to keep a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. This was a little like Neville Chamberlain sending Stanley Baldwin to negotiate with Hitler. Appeasement squared.
The deal Carter negotiated gave North Korea everything it wanted in return for what would turn out to be more empty promises. The North got two brand new reactors and $5 billion in aid in return for their promise to quit seeking nuclear weapons.
Clinton jumped on this appeasement train and with a strong whiff of Chamberlains infamous peace in our time speech, saying the agreement brought an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula. For this profound failure, in which the North admitted in 2002 they had violated from the first day, Carter was thusly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a once relished prize that is now a progressive political farce.
George W. Bushs appeasement
President Bush rightly identified North Korea as part of the Axis of Evil in 2002, which included Iran, Iraq and Libya all of whom were tyrannies pursuing nuclear weapons. Bush recognized the growing threat, but in the end 9/11 forced his eyes off North Korea and on the Jihadist
Neville Chamberlain was a good man who was mislead by a man he thought he could trust. Same for Stalin except the “good man” part. At least Chamberlain wasn’t fooled again.
Clinton, Albright, Carter, Obama and the rest are not fit to shine Chamberlain’s shoes.
Ahh, the famed Armadillo Battalion reporting for duty, Sir!
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