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US suspends food aid to N Korea-Pentagon

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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:04 AM
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The United States has suspended food aid to North Korea because Pyongyang has violated a deal to refrain from missile launches and cannot be trusted to deliver the aid to those who need it, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. A planned rocket launch next month by North Korea 'reflects their lack of desire to follow through on their international commitments and so we've been forced to suspend our activities to provide nutritional assistance to North Korea,' Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific affairs, told politicians.

bigpondnews.com...

So with the nuclear issue recently put to rest, the arguing still continues. Personally I think it is cool NK is getting into the space race. Australia was the third nation to build and send a rocket into space, kind sad we gave up on that as the farmers did not get it.




posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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Yea...starve the people because you don't like other countries advancing....don't you just love how the US picks a chooses it strategies aye?


In light of North Korea's actions, the United States had 'no confidence' that it was possible to 'to ensure that the food assistance goes to the starving people and not the regime elite,' Lavoy said before the House Armed Services Committee.


Yea cuz the super elite really want tinned cans and bags of rice

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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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Didn't North Korea just threaten the US recently? Sad situation all around.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Hey, when everyone is crying because of the food being cut off, it will give them the chance to act like they are in mourning, again, for Kim.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Technically, the US has not delivered food aid to North Korea since 2009. However, under the deal signed in February, North Korea agreed to a partial freeze in nuclear activities and a missile test moratorium in return for US food aid.

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Yeah becuase that figures doesnt it


The Korean elite wants to lanuch a rocket into space so America decides to punish the little guys who are starving and probably have no idea about the rocket.

This shows the mentality of those in charge.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Aid supply has huge issues with it internationally, not an easy job in a war zone. Currently it is the responsibility of the state to manage socio economic factors.


The government of the DPRK leads and manages the economy by the principle of right combination between political leadership and economic and technical guidance

www.korea-dpr.com...

They will accept guidance on its distribution, but it their call and they have been doing it that way for a while. There are huge wage disparities going on as well in Korea, annual pay in NK is $1 800, is SK is $24 000. Something needs to be worked out in how these two are going to balance to minimise the shock. I do not know the supply and demand factors going on with the current food issue.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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Unlike what is happening with Iran, I completely agree with this move. This totalitarian regime, unfortunately, is still considered communism by many, which is partly why that form of organization has such a bad reputation. Communism, once it advances past the first stage, which is socialism, theoretically eliminates the state altogether.

It seems that despite the new leader, NK will continue to do things its own way, not considering itself part of the world, but as a single entity answerable to and responsible for no one but itself. It's a shame for the people really, who have absolutely no choice.

I am wondering why they haven't revolted yet. I suppose that some of them are so brainwashed as to not want to, while others are too afraid of the consequences. But, with that said, how many regular, oppressed citizens are there compared to the government and army? I suppose they would not have the arms necessary though.

I wonder if they treat the army and their families well, in an attempt to maintain loyalty. If not, I see no reason why the army would suppress a people's uprising.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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You find starving people a source of amusement........?
2nd line



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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You are right, the United States has the responsibility to feed hostile nations that neglects its people for the sole power of fortifying the countries nuclear weapon capabilities.


North Korea leadership knows what has to be done, the luxurious lifestyle that they live is a addiction that can't be shook especially when you do not care at all about citizens.
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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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If that was the deal it is hard to argue. I will try, this nuclear issue has been stalling peace talks since they started, to get over that has been a massive achievement and time for celebration



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by kwakakev

The United States has suspended food aid to North Korea because Pyongyang has violated a deal to refrain from missile launches and cannot be trusted to deliver the aid to those who need it, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. A planned rocket launch next month by North Korea 'reflects their lack of desire to follow through on their international commitments and so we've been forced to suspend our activities to provide nutritional assistance to North Korea,' Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific affairs, told politicians.

bigpondnews.com...

So with the nuclear issue recently put to rest, the arguing still continues. Personally I think it is cool NK is getting into the space race. Australia was the third nation to build and send a rocket into space, kind sad we gave up on that as the farmers did not get it.



Personally I think its UNCOOL for NK getting into the 'space race' when they cant even feed there own country without international help.

I also think its uncool that NK will not sign off on some kind of agreement to 'end the war'. Right now they are still in some kinda of limbo limbo land of 'cease fire'.

I think its uncool that NK keeps giving threat after threat after threat ( reminds me of that puppet guy that has that character that just keeps saying " I kill you ! ".

Dont get me wrong here..I feel very much for any human being being kept in solitude from the rest of the world.. but hey..thats what NK wants to do ( at least their leaders/military etc ).

Cant just go in there and start force feeding there peeps with some guy with an itchy trigger finger at the helm IMHO ..

JG.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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I also think its uncool that NK will not sign off on some kind of agreement to 'end the war'. Right now they are still in some kinda of limbo limbo land of 'cease fire'.


I agree with that one. Looking into it the peace talks always seam to shut down on the nuclear issue. It sounded like there where some promising signs coming out of a recent international nuclear summit in SK for the nuclear issue and heard somewhere that NK was going to drop its nuclear ambitions along the way. It will be very unfortunate if all the challenges that NK and SK have take as long to sort out.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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With indication that SK will get more of political power with a reunified Korea, is SK even interested in a conducting space exploration? SK and Japan sound really annoyed if any tests do enter their airspace. But is all the technology just destined for the dust bin anyway as the army stand downs or is there some capital and experience that can be used in other ways?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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It has been more then 50 years since the 'cease fire' .. tell me now why are they still 'legally at war' ?

Now they want to send up a science sat to explore there land ?? oh come now..

50 freaking years they dont know what is going on with there land ( other then there peeps are starving ).

Now its about nuke thingys ?? 50 years later ??

JG.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Isn't starvation against the Geneva convention?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by jaduguru
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It has been more then 50 years since the 'cease fire' .. tell me now why are they still 'legally at war' ?

Now they want to send up a science sat to explore there land ?? oh come now..

50 freaking years they dont know what is going on with there land ( other then there peeps are starving ).

Now its about nuke thingys ?? 50 years later ??

JG.


They are still technically at war. I have been both sides of the DMZ and let me tell you North Korea is for the most part, still living in the 1950's. The clothes that the people wear are 1950's style, as is the military uniform. The people live under war time conditions. Nothing has changed for the majority.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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#1 - North Korens are starving sole due to the IDIOCY of the countries dictator regeime.

#2 - No country in the world 'owes' NK food

#3 - Whether considered a compassionate humanitarian offer to help people who have been starving and eating rats and bugs for years, or a bribe to a rogue country in an attempt to buy safety and security for SK and the rest of the world, the US (or any other country for that matter) IS NOT AT FAULT.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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I been trying to tell you that nk is thick headed.. Still think they should have nukes?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Isn't starvation against the Geneva convention?


Somewhat, I agree with you North Korea should be held accountable for starving there people!



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