posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:39 PM
Originally posted by SeventhSeal
The west has nothing to do with how the North became a Communist country. If these ATS members knew their history, they should be blaming the USSR.
Actually it was the west that split Korea at the 38th, Korea was occupied by Japan prior to that, the west did little to assist until Japan provoked
the west... China and Korea had been helping one another fight the Japanese long before any western force considered them a threat.
All the concern about DPRK manufacturing nuclear weapons is unfounded, use of them for anything but defence would result in total annihilation so it
is most likely they would just sit there forever as a deterent... did you ever stop to think about the fact that the US considered using nuclear
weapons against Korea in order to get the occupying Japanese out?
IMHO Kim Jong Ill has good reason to be concerned about defending against the only country that has ever fired a nuclear weapon in anger, and after
doing so did not hesitate to drop a second and promised to rain down 1 a day until Japan surrendered or glowed in the dark!
Looking at the pictures and commentary North Korea looks a lot like most other so called third world countries, it especially reminds me of many of
the semi-rural and manufacturing areas of China... it is sad that they had to fortify their country with tank traps and electric fences but I would be
quite certain that they are to keep others out more than keeping their own people in... the way they laid out the tank traps is quite novel though,
very simple, not unattractive but functional.
And as for the lack of cell phone access and internet this is likely caused by the embargoes, not the DPRK, the very little internet and cell phone
access they have would probably be provided through china.
I find it amusing that the locals sell the "international aid" back to tourists, nice way to get your hands on some of the almighty US currency and
circumvent the embargoes... why anyone would think it is reasonable to be providing potato chips and sprite as international aid needs their head
Anyway, I will leave it here, I'm sure you guys don't want my views and beliefs pushed upon you anymore than North Korea wants those of the west
pushed upon them.