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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    We have our own poor. We have people dying right here due to not having medical care. We have people starving and going to food banks when they can actually get to one.
    It's nice to be giving. But it's time to take care of our own now.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't agree. There are men, women and children starving all over the world. We cannot feed them all. American taxpayers should not be paying to aid the people of those countries who oppose our interests. Send it to the myriad other places in the world whose governments are either our friends or USA-neutral.
    I totally agree with that.Its one thing to not give the food and its another thing to use sanctions to deny them the ability to buy food.

    If North Koreans get tired of starving...get tired of their government keeping food from their mouths...perhaps they will overthrow their own government.
    Are the people who are starving have a means to overthrow their government. I don't a tyrannical dictator giving those people weapons.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Are the people who are starving have a means to overthrow their government. I don't a tyrannical dictator giving those people weapons.
    I think one of the main problems with figuring out how to deal with North Korea is the unique situation of its citizens. The certainly do not have enough to successfully overthrow the government. Moreover, the government is so, almost impressively, good at keeping them from getting information and keeping the rest of the world from knowing too much. Consequently, we can't rely on the probability of revolution nor can we really work to incite one. As a result, the moral problem of helping the citizens and enabling the government is a rough one.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Giving food to NK is like giving booze to an alcoholic, you just enable them and in the long run make things worse. NK has food it just all goes to the ruling class and the military.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in my opinion ,no people deserve dying of hunger ,and no politics should prevent anyone from helping them
    You understand, of course, that any country only has so much money. Most of the world is pretty quick to jump on the bandwagon of giving away America's money to save the starving; not so much at giving away their own money.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more@: US suspends food aid to North Korea - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English
    Well DPRK is a pretty stupid state. DPRK wants to go to space, we say no. They say **** you. They continue, we pull aid... Stupid, stupid country ran by stupid stupid leaders.

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    When it comes to NK, my thoughts are this: Fool us once, shame on you, fool us 6 times and we're still trying to bargain with you, shame on us.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    We have our own poor. We have people dying right here due to not having medical care. We have people starving and going to food banks when they can actually get to one.
    It's nice to be giving. But it's time to take care of our own now.
    But if the gov does that we are told that is wrong by the right wingers because that is creating welfare dependent people.....


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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Giving food to NK is like giving booze to an alcoholic, you just enable them and in the long run make things worse. NK has food it just all goes to the ruling class and the military.
    Well we and a bunch of other states have sanctions against North Korea, and a lot of North Korea's land is not well suited first, but with little food the DPRK produces and little aid it receives from counties (like China mostly) most of the food goes to the military because of the Military First policy North Korea has.


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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well we and a bunch of other states have sanctions against North Korea, and a lot of North Korea's land is not well suited first, but with little food the DPRK produces and little aid it receives from counties (like China mostly) most of the food goes to the military because of the Military First policy North Korea has.
    You bring up a good point, NK is Chinas friend so let China feed them. If we give NK food we are merely letting China off the hook.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in my opinion ,no people deserve dying of hunger ,and no politics should prevent anyone from helping them
    Silence you socialist scum.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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