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The Geography Of Conflict in 2013
Food prices have spiked, the result of drought and North Korea’s defiant launching of a rocket in April that shut down new offers of food aid from the United States. Development organizations also blame speculators who have hoarded staples in anticipation of reforms that have yet to materialize. The price of rice has doubled since early summer, and chronic shortages of fuel, electricity and raw materials continue to idle most factories, leaving millions unemployed.
A member of the ruling Workers’ Party from a major city, Mrs. Park said that to feed her family, she sells cornmeal cakes from a market stall, but she complained of sluggish sales and famished children who snatch her wares from beneath a protective swatch of fabric. More than once this year, she said she walked by the lifeless bodies of those who were too weak to steal.
/Although it is possible the North Koreans interviewed are more disenchanted than others — given their affiliation with Christians, who are generally very critical of the Communist state — their accounts, told separately, largely dovetailed with one another’s and with the assessments offered by foreign aid workers and academics who recently spent time in the country.
________Is the US ready for 24 million new, extremely needy people with no Government left? Iraq wasn't nearly a trillion US Dollars for bullets and bandaids. It was damn near a trillion dollars for money thrown down the open pit of infrastructure repairs and rebuilding a whole Government we so helpfully obliterated on the way INTO the nation.
Originally posted by grayghost
Does anyone believe the the part about them eating their children?
I can not even began to imagine someone doing it.
We the human race needs some kind of help.
But when i look at the problem just like in Syria it all seems to fall back to Russia and China.
The support and condone the mad leaders and block any attempt to ride the world of them.
My question is it really worth it to Russia and China to support this behavior just so the communist
party can stay in power????A lot of innocent Koreans could be killed on both sides if this goes bad.edit on 30-3-2013 by grayghost because: (no reason given)edit on 30-3-2013 by grayghost because: (no reason given)