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Old 24th Apr 2016, 00:00
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But, but, but, the leaders of the free world told them not to do that!!!!
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 02:36
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Your thumbs up sufficed comrade John.
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Old 14th May 2016, 21:02
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Now he's poking the bear!

North Korea detains Russian yacht - BBC News
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From your link...
Russia is one of the few countries that has relatively friendly ties with North Korea.
The above map shows countries that are friendly enough with Pyongyang to maintain diplomatic relations with the DPRK.
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Old 15th May 2016, 08:32
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Peculiar map. Shows a speck which has to be the uninhabited (except by penguins)Heard Island because it can't be Kerguelen, but doesn't show Lord Howe or Chatham or the other NZ possessions. It also shows a speck for what must be the Cape Verde islands but nothing for Madeira, the Azores or the Canaries....
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It's good that you pointed that out, radeng.
They're all known to be strongly supportive of NK.
(Oh, BTW, Lord Howe Island is part of the Oz state of NSW.)
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Old 15th May 2016, 14:07
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The most promising part at present, is that South Korea is adopting an increasingly harder line, every time the Little Fat Wun tries out another large explosive device or missile.
Withdrawing from the Kaesong Industrial Park was a good move on the South's behalf - but they should have stripped it when they moved out.

Leaving valuable assets and equipment in Kaesong for the North Koreans to utilise, isn't going to help weaken Little Fat Wun's regime one little bit.

The lack of money flowing into NK will help weaken the regime - but it's China who will determine when or if the regime will collapse.
They could cause its collapse tomorrow, but they most certainly wouldn't want the burden of looking after 25M North Koreans and their country, after a regime collapse.

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The most promising part at present, is that South Korea is adopting an increasingly harder line....
Is that good and just what does it promise?
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Beats giving the fat wun legitimacy by trying to negotiate with him as if he was a rational player.
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Old 16th May 2016, 01:54
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John, please advise us what a soft, accommodating line with NK will produce?

The Little Fat Wun is a bully, a demanding thug, and an extortionist.

Every single dangerous move he makes, as regards warlike nuclear moves is designed to extract major monetary and economic concessions and gifts and kow-towing, from as many Asian and Western nations as he can bully - to further ensure the dominance of his cult-like regime.

We all know what works best on the school bully - a good swift kick in the nuts when he least sees it coming, and his victims standing up to his thug tactics, and refusing his demands.
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To answer that one would have to know just what it is you want with North Korea?
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Well, perhaps an enforceable agreement to dismantle all his nuclear arms construction operations, would be a good start? - exactly as has been agreed to, by Iran?

Or do you consider that letting the Little Fat Wun go hell-for-leather with his own personal nuclear arms race, is an acceptable thing to let happen?
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... agreement to dismantle all his nuclear arms construction operations..
You/we/they had such an agreement but one party fouled it for everyone else, perhaps you remember as Oz was involved.
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So it's all our fault, that the Little Fat Wun is going hell-for-leather building nukes?
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Don't fret your pretty little head about whose fault it may be but instead ask yourself how we got to where we are and what we should do to change things for the better.

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North Korea has 'one-percenters' who love paying nearly a month's wage on coffee | Daily Mail Online


Oh, I don't know John, maybe have a North Korea that actually economically works?

Despite the official salary remaining less than 6.95 ($10) a month in North Korea, having some sort of disposable income has also become more commonplace.
At the leisure complex in the middle of Pyongyang, visitors can frequent an upmarket restaurant and a coffee shop - where drinks are priced between $4 and $8.

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What, you mean that while some people are starving others pay a months salary for a single cup of coffee? That is so, so, American!
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What, you mean that while some people are starving others pay a months salary for a single cup of coffee? That is so, so, American!
Pity all those migrants, dodging border guards to get into the USA so that they can join the ranks of the starving masses.
The NK border guards must also be there for the same reason.
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Not quite the same but not so different either...95% of the wealth is in the hands of 20% of the population but what are the ratios in the other country?
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Not quite the same but not so different either...95% of the wealth is in the hands of 20% of the population but what are the ratios in the other country?
The first rule of wealth distribution is, that before it can occur, it has to exist.
For it to exist, it has to be created, and those that create it are entitled to the fruits of their efforts.
If you want to see what happens to a country when the peasantry take control of its economy, you can start with the Socialist paradise of Venezuela, among others.

Socialists always start their revolutions by exterminating their enemies. They then progress to slowly starving their supporters. Keeping a lid on information, 24hr a day propaganda and barring access to outside contact allows them to blame it all on others.
Being aided and abetted by deluded lackeys and apologists in the free world ensures they remain in penury.
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