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megimoo
09-14-2011, 06:58 AM
As much as half of North Korea's army is starving as food shortages that were previously affecting only the civilian population worsen and begin to affect institutions tasked with protecting Kim Jong-Il's regime.

Disaffected North Koreans working secretly as journalists within the country for the Japan-based Asiapress International news agency have smuggled out video footage of interviews with soldiers in different parts of the isolated country, with many complaining of malnutrition.

Asked how many of the men in his unit are experiencing malnutrition, one young conscript said it is as high as 50 per cent in the spring....."And it will get worse after a while," another soldier said. "After the potatoes are harvested, we only have seven small potatoes for one meal."...The soldier indicated that each potato is only the size of his thumb.

"The shortage of food is not only in this unit," he said. "Food shortages and malnutrition are rampant among all troops.".....One officer charged with regional security for the government said that their rations for one meal weighted 100 grams, or just 3.5 ounces.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/8759125/Half-of-North-Koreas-army-starving.html

djones520
09-14-2011, 07:01 AM
A big step towards the regime getting overthrown. Their not going to bother protecting someone who won't even feed them.

Bailey
09-14-2011, 08:13 AM
A big step towards the regime getting overthrown. Their not going to bother protecting someone who won't even feed them.

Is there a danger of the NK leadership in a final attempt to survive attack SK? I sure hope not. :(

djones520
09-14-2011, 08:14 AM
Is there a danger of the NK leadership in a final attempt to survive attack SK? I sure hope not. :(

Yes, that is a theory.

SarasotaRepub
09-14-2011, 08:25 AM
I wonder if Kim's people would take Monsanto GE seeds the DUmmies are always in an uproar about??? :confused::rolleyes::D

megimoo
09-14-2011, 08:34 AM
Is there a danger of the NK leadership in a final attempt to survive attack SK? I sure hope not. :(
They sure will,..That's their only hope,...A salvo of Nukes and one last all out charge through the radioactive clouds and into South Korea and It's all over.... They're willing to take South Korea back into the stone age with them...

noonwitch
09-14-2011, 08:50 AM
A big step towards the regime getting overthrown. Their not going to bother protecting someone who won't even feed them.


That's what was the final blow to the USSR. They couldn't pay or feed their army, yet they expected their army to fire upon civilians.

obx
09-14-2011, 11:13 AM
All of their neighbors on the border should go have big picnics with huge baskets of food. The info would work it's way back to the people and turn up even more heat on the government.