reply to post by rjbaggins
Everyone is always expecting North Korea to play by the rules of the international community, but really, why should they? NK was created as a result
of the warmongering US. The US is the self-appointed head of the international community. A community that is ruled through fear and deception, that
spreads very real terror around the globe.
While I am no expert on the situation, and have never been to North Korea to see things for myself, I take the media's portrayal with a pinch of salt.
Sure, there likely are humanitarian crises there. I am not surprised for a nation that has all those sanctions against it. And as for the leaders, how
often are people smeared, when they oppose the status quo? Its a common tactic of TPTB to destroy the image of those who oppose them.
This is not to say there is no truth in what we are told about them, after all, the best way to sell a lie is to mix it with the truth to give it
I am positive they do not need to become fully-fledged members of the international community, they could easily go their own way without resorting to
a nuclear deterrant. They certainly should not be forced to. Just like you and I should not be forced into any political or religious affiliation.
Maybe they want to, but feel they cannot because they are victims of bullying.
Kim Jong-un is following in his father's footsteps, who in turn was following in his father's footsteps. They only did what they were trained to. Why
would they join forces with the same people that are keeping them in poverty, that divided their nation, that manipulate and betray for profit? I know
if I inherited a kingdom, I would refuse to have anything to do with the US and its allies, they cannot be trusted.
NK feel the only way to deter them is to have a nuclear weapons program. Otherwise, they'd just come storming in and take what they could, kill off
the resistance and install their own puppet government. It happens repeatedly around the world. Its how NK came to be in the first place. They have
very real reason to be paranoid of the US.
The NK government could handle things a lot better though. I sympathise with their predicament, but the way they mistreat their people is
unforgivable. Just like most other nations, their elite are vastly richer than their people. Spending all the money on war machines, even if it is for
survival, while their people starve, is wrong. I understand they are in self preservation mode, but a real good leader will make sacrifices for their
people, not sacrifice their people.
It is a dilemma, and ultimately, there is no good side in any of this. Just like every nation, Its the people who suffer, and the governments who
benefit. You could say with that in mind, they are behaving in accordance with the international way.
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