posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 05:46 PM
Thank you all. The wide variety of responses made me try to organize my thinking (no small feat). It seems like what we have is the following:
I want to help the people dying. Maybe if people knew about it.
They're not really dying, it's propaganda. No it's not, they really are dying
Our only choices are invasion or sanctions both hurt the people.
We can't interfere because their army will kill many more than are dying already, because it will cost too much, and because nobody really cares
about the suffering poor.
Maybe they'll save themselves by overthrowing their government
Maybe we can get China to interfere, or Russia
All right, forget internal revolution, their army is too strong, the people are brainwashed, controlled, and starving. If they rise up, nobody can
interfere to help them.(see above)
China and Russia interfering looks possible, but they need a motive. If they need the resources, they just buy them. That's not the motive.
But if China and Russia don't interfere, the people are now old news, they're dead, there is no way to save them.
So forget about trying to save them. Sanctions come back into play. If China and Russia want to prop the North up that will be a huge drain on their
There is one other frightening possibility. Covert biological warfare. The people are toast anyway. Target the power centers and keep your fingers
Please don't think I am advocating any particular course of action, I'm just trying to stretch my tiny brain.