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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.
the strange thing is that it doesnt look nearly as bad as what you would be led to believe. it almost looks like paradise compared to the pictures someone had up of india the other week, where people were swimming with rotten corpses.
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
Originally posted by Dachende
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Amazing pictures. It's a shame they won't rise up against their dictators like other nations are right now.
It's such a beautiful country. Such a shame that it's being stolen from the rest of the world, and from its own people.
Well hell you better get the rest of your american buddies and jump in there quick smart !!!! it's about time they had american ideals shoved down their throats like iraq and afghanistan...
You know, it just really gets to me when people say things like this, and they seem to have NO idea what they're talking about. If you look at these pictures and you see a beautiful country with happy people, you must be deaf and blind. I'm not saying we should get in there and take over, but I do feel that the people of North Korea need to stand up for themselves, rush Kim Jong Il's palace, and put him in a jail cell deep underground where he'll never see the light of day again. That goes for all his conspirators as well. You really think this is such a paradise to live in? If it was, you think they'd need to have barbed wire fences around the beach to keep people from escaping? Why would they ever want to escape THAT paradise?
If you've ever talked to a North Korean or ever heard a North Korean speak about their experience in North Korea before they escaped, you'd know that these people are highly oppressed, underfed, and expect to worship Kim Jong Il like a God. At any sign of disobedience they are sent to labor camps where they are forced to work 18 hour days with minimal amount of food. Some decide to hunt mice to keep themselves alive, that's how bad it is. If they are lucky enough to escape to China, they can't expose themselves to the Chinese public, because the Chinese round up North Koreans and send them back to North Korea, or a select few Chinese criminals will take in the North Koreans and sell them on the sex slave market.. Yeah, it sure sounds like a charmed life! What happens to those who are sent back? They're shot almost immediately, if they're lucky.
If you've never lived under the Communist regime, you don't know what the HELL you're talking about. My family escaped from such a regime, and in our country it was only half as bad as North Korea. I can't imagine what those people must be going through. They are brainwashed, they are told lies on a daily basis, they are abused by their government, and they are kept in eternal poverty by this little prick, Kim Jong Il. How any of the world leaders can go over there to meet with him and NOT strangle him from behind the table is beyond me. It really is. I get so angry just thinking about it. Please, do me a favor and stop defending the North Korean Government. The people who live there are devastated, and if they knew what was going on outside their borders, they would surely string up Kim Jong Il on the nearess light pole or branch. Unfortunately they are so incredibly isolated from the rest of the world, that most of them will die believing that everyone in the world lives in such a poverty, starving to death.
Go watch a documentary called "KimjongIlia" it's available on Netflix to watch instantly. There are other documentaries about North Korea. There are also videos on Youtube of North Koreans speaking out about their experiences and how they escaped. That should teach you some truth.
Originally posted by onehuman
I thought that I should add this as well.
The author is Artemii Lebedev, one of the leading web-designers in Russia. He recently went on a trip to DPRK
I don't know how long the link to the photos will remain up so try and catch them while you can.