posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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.
My thoughts exactly. It's strange how many people just assume that the OP means North Korea doesn't exist in the physical sense. I personally
believe what the OP says could very well be possible, and it is not the first time that I have heard these notions either. I wouldn't be surprised if
North Korea was created by the "TPTB" solely as a puppet nation for war and propaganda, their own little scapegoat.
I have read many accounts of people leaving the clean, well kept 'showcase' mainstreets and wandering into the 'real' North Korea, which is mainly
run down buildings and desolate streets. Anyone visitor who leaves these few 'showcase' mainstreets or the few hotels where foreigners are allowed,
can be detained by the police.
Here is a link to a recent article regarding an account of people wandering 'off path',
(AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea - The press bus took a wrong turn Thursday. And suddenly, everything changed in the official showcase of North Korean
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
Most foreign visitors to the 'showcase' areas never encounter a pothole, a traffic jam or a piece of litter larger than a cigarette butt. Everyone
moves around these town centers almost robotically, like they were trained or acting. Some people even say it just looks like a 'nuke town', almost
like a set with real actors instead of dummies. The mass propaganda can only be found in these 'showcase' areas as well.
Here's example of everyday behavior in the showcase areas,
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
I wouldn't be surprised if there is some truth in what the OP says. I have always felt that there is something off about North Korea.