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A little "inside information" on North Korea

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Can Can, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    A little \"inside information\" on North Korea

    I thought I'd post a link to a story about North Korea's treatment of political prisoners. It shows how crazy the leaders of that country are. Did you know that 3 generations of a family can be imprisoned for life if someone in that same family publicly denounces the government? That means that children can be sent to slave camps for life simply because their father voiced his opinion. Hitler must be proud...... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Here's the link :North Korea's Slave Labor Camps

    Justification for an ass-kicking if I ever saw one. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: A little \"inside information\" on North Korea

    You pose an interesting situation. On one hand I feel that we in the US should not try to big brother the rest of the world into our way of thinking. And on the other hand what you speak of is deplorable and should not be allowed to continue.

    I think I'm gonna go out and work on my K5 now... Whether it needs it or not...
     
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    Re: A little \"inside information\" on North Korea

    Yeah they need a good A$$ whooping but thats a hornets nest over there.
     
  4. Can Can

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    Re: A little \"inside information\" on North Korea

    You've hit the nail on the head. If North Korea chooses to treat it's people like crap, is it any of our business? As humans, yes- as countries, maybe, may not.

    Kinda reminds me of the old "Prime Directive" on Star Trek- the crew of the Enterprise was not allowed to interfere in other societies' day-to-day activities, regardless of how mean/wrong/immoral it seemed to them.

    Tye main reason I posted this, though, was to demonstrate the mentality of the current leadership. If anybody thinks that North Korea is just a harmless little country that is simply posturing for attention, the slave camp issue may change their mind.
     
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    Re: A little \"inside information\" on North Korea

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    Tye main reason I posted this, though, was to demonstrate the mentality of the current leadership. If anybody thinks that North Korea is just a harmless little country that is simply posturing for attention, the slave camp issue may change their mind.

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    It's the type of system they run for the government. It's been done by all communist countries throughout time. The Soviet Union had the gulag system, China has the same thing going on, the Eastern bloc also.

    Should an unjust system be dealt with, yes. How do we do it? That's the question. We lied in fear of MAD for 40 some odd years with the Soviet Union. They realized they couldn't win a war through nuclear means, only the cockroaches would be around to declare a winner. They collapsed. China has realized they did another program for financing their military, so their military went into business for themselves. I would bet that they have way more prison camps than the North Koreans. Heck, they might even still have American POWs living there.

    North Korea though is still pretty shut down tight to outsiders. They've gone along with the communist program but the government is broke, the people are starving. What happens? The US gives them some candy to shut up, therefore they can turn around and spit more propaganda at the citizens to keep them happy and from revolting.

    Should we help them? Only if a resistance movement rises up, willing to sacrifice for the freedom of their people and fight against the oppression.
     

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