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2009-03-10 China-Japan-Koreas
At the Heart of North Korea's Troubles, an Intractable Hunger Crisis
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Posted by Steve White 2009-03-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 RUSSIA TODAY > IIRC HUGO CHAVEZ: VENEZUELA READY FOR WAR WITH COLUMBIA; + TOPIX > WALID PHARES: CROSSING OF "RED LINES" BY IRAN MAY TRIGGER ISRAELI SURPRISE AIR ATTACKS [agz Iran's Nucfacs].

D *** NG IT, cleary its the COMBO MEAL!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-03-10 00:38||   2009-03-10 00:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Hunger is a symptom. A Stalinist dictatorship is at the heart of the North Koreans' problems.
Posted by ed 2009-03-10 00:40||   2009-03-10 00:40|| Front Page Top

#3 WORLD MILITARY FORUM [GOOGLE Chinglish translation] > IIUC RUSSIA HAS LOST 35% OF ITS RESERVES - CHINA TO SAVE RUSSIA/RUSS FAR EAST CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT CHINA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-03-10 00:46||   2009-03-10 00:46|| Front Page Top

#4 See! Socialism Works!
Posted by Bambi 2009-03-10 00:50||   2009-03-10 00:50|| Front Page Top

#5 And exactly how long would they be able to field a combat force? You have emaciated soldiers with little food trying to fight a 24hr a day war?

I don't think there is any "there" there.
Posted by Ebbusoter Tojo7688 2009-03-10 01:21||   2009-03-10 01:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Maybe instead of a live fire exercise, they should have one humongous barbecue. Just on our side of the DMZ where the guards will be sure to see it. And do it when there is a South wind so it carries the smell of steak and pork and chicken grilling across the border. That would probably be more effective any anything else we could do.

Posted by crosspatch 2009-03-10 01:40||   2009-03-10 01:40|| Front Page Top

#7 Oh, there's food in North Korea all right - the soldiers get plenty of it. The people don't get any, and they suffer.
Posted by gromky 2009-03-10 06:21||   2009-03-10 06:21|| Front Page Top

#8 Actually, here lately the soldiers have been getting less food. That's in the article. The private markets that are being tolerated means that at least some civilians, at least those in larger cities, now get more food than soldiers. That isn't going to go over well.
Posted by Steve White 2009-03-10 08:04||   2009-03-10 08:04|| Front Page Top

#9 I am beginning to think too-big-to-fail financial institutions like AIG have been studying Comrade Kim's famous book Seven Habits of Successful Extortionists “Give me rice bailouts or I’ll blow you all up destroy your economy.”
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418  2009-03-10 09:19||   2009-03-10 09:19|| Front Page Top

#10 See! Socialism Works!

You beat me to it, Bambi. I was going to tell Kim not to worry. With Obama in the White House, soon we will be the ones eating bark off trees.
Posted by Frozen Al 2009-03-10 11:32||   2009-03-10 11:32|| Front Page Top

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