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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
    That's you are opinion but actual is people are loosing their freedom and living problems.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Silence you socialist scum.
    who are you?

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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.
    diana, i dont know about other countries but turkey always helps the ones who need help

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Silence you socialist scum.
    If Bush was in office, you'd say he was murdering little Korean children.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I agree that they should try to force change. But I don't agree that the US should ignore people starving. If we are capable of helping we should be willing to do so. The poorest countries of the world can use the aid. I dont agree with giving aid to countries we owe money to (china for one) without it affecting our money owed.
    Tax dollars are meant for us in this country here. However, if you want to help and can do so safely you should
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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    well that's the question, I suppose. are you really helping by feeding the NKorean military?

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well that's the question, I suppose. are you really helping by feeding the NKorean military?
    And the answer to that question is, mostly yes.

    And the residents of Pyongyang. Who are specially selected to live in the city.

    But having said that the NK regime does need to give quite a bit of food out in order to passify the masses, a country is difficult to govern, a country full of angry, hungry people is even harder. And if you don't believe me you can ask the Russians of 1918.

    You could also ask the Russians of 1935 but I would suspect they'd be put to death for saying anything about it.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    well then that becomes question #2. by propping up the Kim Regime, are we helping or hurting the North Korean people?

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well then that becomes question #2. by propping up the Kim Regime, are we helping or hurting the North Korean people?
    It's difficult to say.

    It's one of those ****ed if you do, ****ed if you don't scenarios.

    If you don't, you do end up punishing alot of innocent North Korean people, and that goes both ways, either it weakens the Kim regime, or more likely and has been the case for the last 20 years since the collapse of Soviet Food aid, it strengthens the power of their propoganda to make people angry at foreigners for the food shortage rather then their own leaders, which is somewhat ironic considering the official state idealogy calls for self reliance.

    If you do give them the food you help millions of North Koreans eat, BUT you also strengthen the military who will have more food rations, and even with that food aid you still don't reach the vast majority of North Koreans.

    It's a messy, messy situation but if one believes that the ends justify the means, then give them the food aid, conditionally (stopping missile tests, nuclear ambitions) even if it means strengthening their military, but in the end, how do you deal with a nation that's more concerned about launching a missile then feeding its own people.

    All I can say is, I'm glad I don't have to make that call.

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    Re: US suspends food aid to North Korea

    Wish it were permanent. We should never give North Korea anything. There is no benefit whatsoever, and the Kim family apparently has a genetic trait of mental instability and erratic behavior.

    They bluff, and we fold, every time, when we always have the better hand.



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