Well I didn't read everyone else's comments, so forgive me if the discussion has moved beyond the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, although I can't imagine it. I did skim through a little and saw something about cookies. I assume that's just about delicious Democratic People's Republic of Korea cookies.
Thanks for the link Huck, North Korea sounds lovely, I think I'll visit in August for the Liberation from Japan and Mass Gymnastics trip mentioned on the Korean Friendship Association's portion of the site.:thumbsup:
I love their 13 pages of propaganda merchandise in the shop section. But someone should really tell the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that the word propaganda has a bad connotation in the west. They should really rename those sections patriotic apparel and merchandise, we love that stuff here.^_^
Did anyone else read the Reunification page? Those Americans are really awful. I mean, Peace, Friendship and Independence are the hopes of the Korean people but the U.S.A. isn't interested on it, and every year with the support of the South Korean Army they display big military maneuvers like the 'Ulji Focus Lens' or 'Team Spirit with the purpose of invading and dominate the North. How mean. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea would never do something like that. Really, who would they try to intimidate? Their Southern friends and relatives? Japan maybe? I can't believe the South is still controlled by the imperialist interests and the U.S. troops.
Why can't they just be nice to the Dear Leader:QQ:
It is Supreme Leader stoaster.
Or you can go with eternal president.
Eternal President refers to Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il is the Dear Leader or Great Leader. I'm not sure if they use Supreme Leader or not.
But in all seriousness, I did read all the posts in the thread prior to leaving my rather sarcastic comment and yes, North Korea is pretty screwed up. When I was still working on my degree, I took a seminar on international Asian politics. We had a great many discussions regarding the political situation there. Sadly, I don't think any major improvement will be seen there until Kim Jong Il croaks and even then it's a gamble based on how the power shifts afterwards.
[email protected] nuclear weapons count..and they're getting freaked out over fucking Iran. Man..hypocrisy.
I'm assuming by they you are referring to the U.S.
Of course the U.S. is concerned over North Korea having nuclear weapons. And I'll even admit it's hypocritical to say that Iran should not have nuclear weapons at all while Israel has one of the largest stockpiles of them next to Russia and the U.S., and also while it is okay for India to produce them even though they did not sign the non-proliferation treaty.
But just because we're concerned about North Korea having nuclear weapons, doesn't mean there's a damn thing we can do about it. For one thing, China would never allow the U.S. to invade North Korea. Even South Korea and Japan would never allow it. The U.S. more than ever right now is very beholden to China as a result of our trade relationships with them not to mention how much of our debt they own. In diplomatic meetings with China, regime change is an utter taboo. Neither China or South Korea wants to deal with the flood of refugees they would receive as a result of a war between the U.S. and North Korea. And it would easily be enough to totally disrupt that region's stability.
I suspect actually that in a way the U.S. is happy for North Korea because we know they are a thorn in China's side and since China has so insisted that North Korea is hands off, we let China deal with them. And constantly deal with them they must as North Korea already provides China with tons of illegal immigrants and Japan is constantly complaining over North Korea test firing their rockets over their seas and South Korea is easily within nuclear weapons range of North Korea's limited-range rockets.
Besides, you call it a hypocrisy that we make a fuss over Iran having nuclear weapons. Well, we make a fuss over North Korea having nuclear weapons as well. So what? It's politically popular for all politicians of any country to rail against nuclear proliferation. And we're all aware of the hypocrisy of being against nuclear weapons while owning them at the same time. I think deep down U.S. politicians are really embarrassed by this hyposcrisy. But nonetheless, as everyone in the world fears nuclear obliteration, why wouldn't any politician from the most local to national level say they are against another country acquiring nuclear weapons? It should be noted that at the same time, most these politicians also talk about reducing the number of nuclear weapons that they already own. Not that that makes any difference really. I mean, right now the U.S. alone owns enough nuclear weapons to turn the world into a glass ball about ten times over. So even if we reduced our nuclear weapons by half, well we can still turn the world into a glass ball five times over. So what's the point of reducing nuclear weapons until you can only reduce the planet into less of one glass ball?
I mean, nuclear weapons on the most practical level are nothing more than political weapons. And politics these days is more international than ever so I find it amusing when people are all, "Wwaaaaa, the U.S. has nuclear weapons! Oh the hypocrisy!" And I would agree with them that it is just that. But what's the point anymore of even complaining about it. This is just 21st century politics. Heck it's easily as old as 20th century politics.
I don't exactly know how to reply to that, since in essence, you agreed to what I said, just added wee snippets here and there.
I'm just generally against most of America's foreign policies. Take the Israel/Hezbollah war of '06. Take the ongoing strife between Israel and Palestine. Take Israel alone. America defies all logic and everything when it defends Israel, calling Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists, and supports Israel and the formation of an Israeli government. We all know that's because Zionism basically owns everything and controls everything, but that doesn't mean we have to stand idly by and take all that bullshit. I'm not gonna deviate and go on about Israel/Hezbollah/Palestine/whatever, and will conclude right away.
We all know that's because Zionism basically owns everything and controls everything, but that doesn't mean we have to stand idly by and take all that bullshit. I'm not gonna deviate and go on about Israel/Hezbollah/Palestine/whatever, and will conclude right away.
Yeah you Zion conspiracy theorists always crack me up. But you're right. We'll wrap this up since we're hardly discussing Korea anymore. Not that this thread was really discussing Korea in the first place.