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Originally posted by crankyoldman
part of the issue here is the syntax. The OP was trying to say, the state of NK was set up via the war, to be a future patsy of sorts and isn't really all that it seems. The isolation, the no access except via government sponsored reports, the comical NK press releases, are a perfect cover for a country that isn't what it seems, as no one of objective neutral measure can verify anything claimed about NK, not even those who live there. What the OP poster was trying to say is the entire country is a living atomic-bomb-city waiting to be blasted for a more elaborate end game. Argue that point, rather then the syntax of "fake" and then using your own interpretation of fake to mean illusion - which is not fake. Fake here was meant to convey the feeling of not a viable, UN included, official country. There is no way ever one who knows all about NK from MSM or even academia will be able to verify the OP notions - that would require a major insider.
(AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea - The press bus took a wrong turn Thursday. And suddenly, everything changed in the official showcase of North Korean achievement.
A cloud of brown dust swirled down deeply potholed streets, past concrete apartment buildings crumbling at the edges. Old people trudged along the sidewalk, some with handmade backpacks crafted from canvas bags. Two men in wheelchairs waited at a bus stop. There were stores with no lights, and side roads so battered they were more dirt than pavement.
So as cameras madly clicked, the drivers of the three buses quickly backed up in the narrow streets and headed back toward the intended destination: a spotlessly clean, brightly-lit, extensively marbled and nearly empty building that preserves digital music recordings and makes DVDs.
In North Korea, it's hard to know what's real. Certainly, you can't go looking for it.
Anyone who leaves the press tour, or who walks from the few hotels where foreigners are allowed, can be detained by the police and even threatened with expulsion.
They normally see only the clean streets outside their bus windows, and the showcase buildings -- the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, the palace commemorating the Kims' "juche" philosophy of self-reliance, the computer labs at Kim Il Sung University -- filled with people that the minders insist are everyday North Koreans.
The students in the classrooms don't glance up as dozens of reporters rumble in, and the professor's lecture continues without pause. The young people in the university pool careen down the plastic slide, in front of TV cameras, as if they are completely alone.
Perhaps they are real students. But look straight into the eyes of these people, and their pupils dance around you like you're not there, as if they've been trained to pretend you are not. Only the official guides, always beautiful women in flowing polyester gowns in ice-cream colors, will talk readily.
1. Forming a conclusion without considering facts or without having the complete information.
2. Speculative refers to guessing at the truth without much regard to factual evidence.
Originally posted by kenpachi7
Obama is one of the most hated men in America, of course he would want to finally go through with this decade old plan to gain support, it the exact kind of thing a Nazi like him would do when the people are angry with him.
Originally posted by Quetzalcoatl12
Well before you all eviscerate the OP, you might want to look at this.
For those who can't view videos at the moment
Professor Michio Kaku discusses the secret military projects that the United States had planned during the 1950's, such as US President Eisenhower's OPLAN 852 to drop the atomic bomb on North Korea and President Nixon's Atomic Anex which had plans to use Thermonuclear weapons on the the China-Korean Border to end the Vietnam War. Michio Kaku almost discusses the social perception of warfare and peace.
Now I'm not saying that the OP is 100% correct but don't any of you find it odd that Eisenhower and Nixon wanted to use nuclear bombs to destroy North Korea. Now add to the fact the current situations with North Korea as we speak. Also Hollywood and there propaganda twist against NK, with movies such as Olympus Has Fallen and Red Dawn, in which North Korea literally attacks the United States. This from a country that hardly has lights on in there cities and towns Beware of the rinse, wash and repeat tactics of the US government and/or her handlers, because one day they might just drop nuclear bombs on NK and fulfill what Eisenhower and Nixon couldn't
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I set out to prove the Op wrong by going to Google Maps with the Google Earth plugin and examine the North Korea capital city of Pyongyang ( or you can just use Google Earth itself)
I found something odd.
There are almost no cars on the road..In a city with 3.5 million people. The whole place looks like a ghost town. In contrast South Korea;s Seoul has tons of cars on the road.
Can anyone explain this?
I still don't think N. Korea was invented but this is really strange.