posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 02:43 AM
reply to post by Lebowski achiever
Yeah no kidding. The death of Lil' kim would make the world a much better place for the North Koreans and the rest of the world. God knows how many
people have suffered and died because of his communist regime.. Malnurishment, poverty, disease, murder, and everything else that happens to people
in North Korea..
When I was stationed at Osan Air Base in South Korea we were required to wear our dress blues and travel to the 38th parallel. They took us to a
watchpost where we could actually look over onto the North korean side. They have this empty town with noone in it.. And they have giant loudspeakers
on the hillsides constantly blasting North Korean propaganda.. Telling everyone to join them. They even offer people to come over to live in the
afformentioned empty city (can't remember the name of it.. It's on google earth though). Seems like the act of a paranoid schizo to me..
When I was there we got to walk around in the meeting room of which half is on the North Korean side and half is on the South Korean side. Anyway,
long story short I got to walk on the North Korean side for a little bit and take photos. They were freaky.. They were constantly videotaping us and
taking pictures from windows and stuff. We were told it was because they later on use it for propaganda videos.. But why would they do it all the
time?? Seems more like they WANT us to think that almost. That place was creepy though.
VERY tense atmosphere with the North Korean guards constantly staring at the South Korean guards and vice versa.. They do it for a whole 8 hour shift
I guess (but they do get a break i think). The South Korean guys always had a bunch of marbles in their pocket which we were told was so that when
one man walked/ran it would sound like alot of guys instead of one. It was very odd.
One of my grandfathers fought in the vietnam war and many of his friends died. When I was there at the 38th parallel they had a tiny gift shop and I
bought him a shadow box with part of the barbed wire from the old border fence. It was emotional when I presented it to him a couple months later.
It was wierd too because I had JUST barely had enough money to buy it.
Anyway, we were told during a briefing on N Korea that like 80 percent of children under the age of 12 die. Largely because of malnurishmen they
said.. Pretty sad.. And its that kind of crazy stuff that we almost never hear about in the press.
[edit on 10-9-2008 by BlasteR]