One would be thoroughly surprised at HOW RICH the North Koreans are. BUT...only some of them.
They come from the ruling elites - the Military. Even their supposed state legislators, whom are only rubber stamping buffoons, come from the military
who knows which side of their bread is buttered and act accordingly.
Even some of their offsprings get to study overseas such as Harvard U and Oxford, and many other better establishments living amongst us, well
educated, but equally too know which side their bread is buttered and behave accordingly.
And even within the military, it is the ELITES, and not just any general. There are hardcore generals from father Kim's era, whom espoused luxury and
live simple lives, but MANY MORE see and expect wealth of epic proportions for themselves and their next of kin. Such are the ways of corruption, and
see those honest generals as fools and idiots, but unfortunately, it is the greedy who rules and have the most say, for they have the most to lose.
Below them, all N.Koreans are equal, low ranking officers, cadres, and the masses, whom had been generously given the freedom to starve and be
cannibals to their own kind if they need food.
This had been going on for years, nothing new, and there were many desertions in the ranks in this secretive state, as told by asylum seekers and
verified by many other refugees.
It would be inconceivable that while many other nations in the world faced the realities of a harsh climate change, N.Korea escaped unscathed. It is
only unreported. The realities are that its people are starving, even the rank and file within the military.
A war right now is the only way to ensure that the ELITES in N. Korea retain their wealth and priviledges. Starting a war galvanises the People to
unity, to supposed outside aggressions, so that they may forget about problems within, more so in a brutally brainwashed state such as N.Korea.
The ELITES can hide under the bunkers while the masses on both sides die around them, but in the end, when stalemate happens, they will arise and
hypocritically 'end' the war, but with FULL immunity for themselves and the status quo remains till the next mass hunger, to be rinse and repeated by
new generations of ELITE leaders.
This is N.Korea's strategy. They cannot hide from the experiences learnt by others of mankind's history since civilisation began.
Go ahead, launch that N.Korean nuke, and see the spectacular response in return as that nuke gets destroyed in mid-air. The State Dept is not as
stupid as its predeccesors were, more so after Mrs Hillary Clinton, ex-Secretary of State reformed it, and are prepared for what is to come and what
is to be done next.
China knows N.Korea's playing of both sides, and will not want to antagonise its trade partner USA, more so with 1.3 billion in need of help or they
will violently seek for change. Nor will it welcome America's response. It's to be a family affair, to resolve the issue.
USA is fine with it, as it seeks only for trade and stability, never conquest. However, many of China's neighbours will be asking what was demanded by
China for its support to teach N.Korea a lesson. What was offered quietly in return, at the expense of Taiwan, Tokyo, Philippines, S.E. Asia and
China does no favor without returns, but hopefully, may it not be a price too high for mankind to bear, and that over this issue I am wrong, and the
reality is that China is scared sh&tless of N.Korea's crazy and upredictable lone wolf independent behaviour, and USA state dept's advice is to never
sell out allies, but to react accordingly to circumstances and rule of law, to protect citizens and allies.
edit on 7-3-2013 by
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