posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:35 PM
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by Majiq1
The ONLY thing that I have as not yet substantiated is the China/North Korean talks of food aid where the North admitted to issues with cannibalism.
I will find that and list a link.
As for your concept that the people who are trying to or have escaped North Korea saying just about anything....PLEASE!
These reports are from some fairly reliable sources and there are hundreds.
It is logical to believe a report from someone working in North Korea as an aid worker or helping them with a works project or from some International
Group than to believe what the North Korean Leadership has said.
For you to say...well the Leaders of a country that has terrible starvation and does not allow freedoms of any kind as well as being a Closed
Society....are much more reliable than these other reports...is laughable.
You haven't provided even one reliable source that has substantiated any of those claims. You have listed tabloids as your evidence. The few that are
not tabloids who are reporting on it are reporting it as "rumors" and "alleged reports" When something is alleged, or rumored it is by definition
And where did I say that the NK was reliable? I'll wait.... that's what I thought, I never said that. YOU said:
I see no reason to post proof for something that North Korea itself has openly reported
I merely pointed out that there is no report, no website, not anything that says they have reported it.
So it is your opinion that these people wouldn't overstate things to make sure they are not sent back? That is just plain ignorant. Anyone living a
life in NK would most certainly say whatever was necessary to stay out of that place.
As far as reports from people working as aid workers inside the country the only tidbit I see is from the NKRAF and they did not report seeing any of
this going on. Their report is quoting a few refugee statements after interviewing over 200.
Here is a quote from one of the telegraph articles that you might find enlightening. I am sure you read it, it just doesn't suit your argument so you
left it out.
Gerald Bourke, the WFP's representative in Beijing, said it was difficult for his organisation to substantiate the reports of cannibalism
You care to show me where there is a report on a non-tabloid site from any aid workers who reported seeing this first hand?