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North Korean Defector Describes Inner Workings of Isolated Regime

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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North Korean Defector Describes Inner Workings of Isolated Regime


www.foxnews.com

He described two economies in North Korea: one administered by the North Korean Cabinet and nominally oriented toward serving the needs of the people; and a "Royal Court economy," financed by illicit enterprises worldwide and providing the stream of hard currency that keeps Kim Jong Il, and his cronies, ensconsed in power and luxury.

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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The crazy people that run this world. Their people starving and they live a life of luxury. This man is crazy. There is no reasoning with these people. Sanctions will not work. They deal under the table. This will be another war soon. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. His son will be even worse. He knows nothing about running the country.

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Ut oh. It's from Foxnews. That said, some people think that whatever comes out of Fox is false. Not me. I heard on Fox News that Michael Jackson is dead and, ya know what? I believe that is true.


The two economy system is interesting. I am anxious to learn more about all situations in North Korea.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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financed by illicit enterprises worldwide


Well theres something init?

Who woulda thunk? A maniac being financed from sources outside his country....AAAAhhh, yes, can you smell the fresh scent of freedom gone foul coupled with a sticky slimeball of enterprise corruption this pleasant spinning rock produces daily?

I believe the financiers are just as responsible as the maniac in power. Just as those responsible for helping finance organized crime are prosecuted so should the financiers of organized criminal government be.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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Somehow that sounds like pretty much any government, that is standard operating mode all over Africa and Asia. I'm sure in the US too.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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A cookie for secretagent woman. Dead-on. Look at any country in the wold --- including our won --- and you will see the very same thing. The politically empowered elite take care of themselves and live lives of opulence and excess at our expense. They keep their respective populations quiet by either isolation and force (as is the case with NK) or by giving us all just enough crumbs to remain complacent (like here).



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Stupid propaganda - I don't care its Fox or anyone else.

Have a good look at your own country before you start looking overseas for devils.

Obama or Bush and his cronies - creating and prolonging wars of profit in other countries by lying to their own citizens, using the Federal Reserve to fill the pockets of the bankers with the blood of the workers - stripping the retirement funds of the elderly, and laundering it offshore through the Caymans.

Steadily undermining the freedoms of its citizens in a quest for more power and control, treading on the rights of the people and destroying the peoples constitution.

Manipulating the markets, silver and gold, while prosecuting anyone else who dares to try their game. Using naked short selling to destroy healthy companies.

Corrupt politicians pocketing big bucks for passing laws to enable monopolistic companies to legally crush small business, turning a blind eye as corporations pay off regulatory agencies like the FDA to allow poisons to be added to foods.

Yeah - NK might be corrupt - but if it wants to get better at corruption it can learn a million lessons from the USA.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:52 AM
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One other thing that people fail to mention is why the people of NK are starving and dying?

It is because of the sanctions applied by the US, and other countries controlled by the Bilderscum - for NO GOOD REASON - sanctions that are killing millions, starving them to death - policies that YOU are tacitly supporting.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 10:54 AM
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I never said the U.S. is not guilty of the same thing lol.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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Have a good look at your own country before you start looking overseas for devils.


While it is very important to be self critical. It is equally important to investigate foreign actions and leaders as well. Not only will it help our own understanding of what is acceptable leadership and policy, but to compare and contrast can be a matter of freedom vs oppression. If we have nothing to compare our policies and leaders to, then how would we ever know what is acceptable and what is not.

Believ me, I am not saying all we do is acceptable. but I have no problem criticizing other foreign leaders and their actions as well. This world is shared by everyone that lives on it. And, especially in todays time, even the smallest of nations can have a great impact on everyone.



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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What does he really want, other the becoming would wide "Grand Puba of the known universe? He's using grain for starving millions to feed his inner choice, by the way have you noticied his girth? The poeple in that country are starving, en-maass. You have naked guards trying to slip under the barb wire at the DMZ. (You have to be pretty damn desporate to to this.
Surviving on grass or weeds.)

Missing the cold war like its because better the devil you know...All nuclear powers, with special emphasis on the ones we "don't talk about" Have maintained this very strange Kaboki dance. When one side became freaked out over what a member of this club was doing (usually US/USSR) The tempo of this would escalate, but only to a point. With DPRK being on giant gulag, change won;t come from with it. I don't see "DearLeader" puting on his tap shoes, anytime soon, or what to do when he gets them on! assuming they fit

[edit on 3-7-2009 by arbiture]



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