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Originally posted by DYepes
What exactly are you implying by appearances can be deceiving? Please don't post without explanations to backup your statements. It is quite obvious that what I am seeing, and what you could also be seeing are farms and crops. Give me a few hours and I will attempt to scramble a web page together to make the comparisons and provide images of the landscapes.
Originally posted by DYepes
I don't buy this at all. Keyhole LT just had their image database updated and provides at least medium resolution satellite images of the whole globe except Antarctica of course. North Korea looks very green to me and if land is green, then it means that the land is fertile. If land is fertile it is highly likely people will use it to grow food if a whole nation was starving. Granted the images are not as good as the ones above Kansas or Oklahoma but I can see similarities in where land appears to be divided into farms and crops like I do here in the states. Especially just South of Pyongyong and NorthEast of Songnim. Rivers run gloriously through the land as I and anyone with Keyhole Lt can clearly see. If you do have this program make sure you get ont the Primary server and you will clearly see farms all across North Korea and rivers running through green land.
Somalia is a desert area and was recieving a decent volume of U.N. food aid in 1993 when that Blackhawk incident occured. We were able to report 300,000 dead due to starvation alone in one year. Why is it there are no death figures after 2 years in a nation that borders our ally and has A Red Cross presence in there? Im sorry but I am not buying this starvation thing one bit after looking through the satellite images. Smallpeeps if you could maybe provide a date and time you saw this program on discovery. Are you sure you werent witnessing images from some undeveloped Asian country?
If you look at coordinates 39°55 N Lat by 125°29 E Longitude you can clearly see in high resolution an unnamed city with what appears to be subdivisions and surrounding farms. There are three big chunks in the north section of the country with high resolution.
My opinion is I wont believe tha people are starving, especially with the evidence that is clearly available to me, and anyone who has access to this program (I payed for a year subscription but new users can get a 7-day trial) until I see death counts due to hunger. This should go into a research program maybe? Is it possible to get into North Korea as a tourist/student/freelance journalist/ or business meeting? Does NK ban anyone travelling from America not on "humanitarian mission"?
Originally posted by smallpeeps
Sanctions seem to kill women and children. Why is that a good idea? Have they ever worked?