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U.N. says N Korea increasing repression as people reportedly starving in parts of the country

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People are literally starving in a number of countries due to the corruption and misbehavior of politicians...Here we go putting in the foundation to form a coalition and invade North Korea.

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LegrandeToday  07:06 am JST

People are literally starving in a number of countries due to the corruption and misbehavior of politicians...Here we go putting in the foundation to form a coalition and invade North Korea.

Not ones that had the legacy of civilization that Korea has.

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Communism at work!!!! Such a great system!!!

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Communism at work!!!! Such a great system!!!

North Korea is no more communist than they are democratic.

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Interesting assessment

I guess it's an assessment. But more just a statement of fact. Compare the tenets of communism to the actions of North Korea, and you will find that North Korea is not following the tenets of communism.

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How do you change the mindset of a country full of people who are brainwashed from childbirth to believe that their leader is a god?

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Not as if the sanctions are effectively stopping North Korea's military programs

So you think we should just ignore their actions and let them interact with the rest of the world, giving them a pass on their human atrocities?

That says something about you. Nothing good mind you.

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And last week Fat Kim ordered the making of more missiles and bombs.

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""North Korea is increasing its repression of human rights and people are becoming more desperate and reportedly starving in parts of the country as the economic situation worsens, the U.N. rights chief said Thursday.""

Hummmm, No different than what Israel is doing, increasing its repression of human rights and people are becoming more desperate and reportedly starving in Gaza and Palestine as the economic situation worsens, the U.N. rights chief said Thursday.

The UN OBOLETE and should be DISOLVED.

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Blame the UN and it's sanctions as well.

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Blame the UN and it's sanctions as well.

So you think sanctions on North Korea should be dropped? Do you think any actions should be taken against North Korea, or should they be an equal trading partner in the world on par with democracies?

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North Korea is an absolute monarchy. Kim Jong Il is a hereditary King, and one that rules with complete disregard for his subjects.

I have no doubt the recent military pantomimes from Little Rocket Man are a distraction from the disaster unfolding in parts of the country.

Here we go putting in the foundation to form a coalition and invade North Korea.

Absolutely zero evidence anyone is going to "form a coalition and invade NK". Pure fantasy.

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Blame the UN and it's sanctions as well.

Yes, because it's the UN's fault that DORK violates the non-proliferation treaty, the UN convention on Human Rights (and every other agreement it has signed.)

It's the UN's fault that the North develops WMD and it's associated banned delivery systems and threatens it's neighbors.

It's the UN's fault that the DORKs intentionally divert all their stolen hard currency into WMD development instead of buying food on the international market.

It's all so clear now.

If only we were to drop our pants for them, everything would be hunky dory.

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Stop the sanctions. Develop trade. NK missiles can now strike New York. It’s not a joke. Some country has given NK hypersonic missile technology. They have more nukes than Israel.

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Stop the sanctions. Develop trade.

You think it's morally acceptable to trade with the Kim regime, and legitimize their dictatorship? Is trade more important than that?

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...or are they just really scary?

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Blame the UN and it's sanctions as well.

UN is based in America, mainly funded by USA, and USA chooses who may attend.

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It makes perfect sense that North Korea’s best friends are China & Russia.

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just talk no evidence but cares these days anyway...

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Kim Jong Il is a hereditary King, and one that rules with complete disregard for his subjects.

You mean was? He is not alive anymore.

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Berni=A 5 thousand year legacy 

As i assume your probably an American how could you possibly relate to Korean legacy anyway

What a dangerously stupid, divisive, zero sum rationale. “How can you have an opinion or contribute to something unless you are personally descended from it?”

Thats the sort of tribalistic failure of reason that perpetuates decades of ill will and conflict. How embarrassingly narrow minded.

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This is not something new...been going on for decades.

More than half a century. "We need more MISSLES though".

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Authoritarian rulers do not care how many of the their people suffer and die, it is of no concern to them, as long as the elites stay at the top. It is the same in China and Russia, and there has always been single men throughout history, just one man, who has changed the world, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and now Xi Jing Ping, Putin, and Kim. They brainwash there followers into believing every thing they say, and it is very similar now to what is happening in the USA with Trump, yet another man who would gladly join the list above. And we all know about the human rights issues in these countries being violated, but there is an old saying...'He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones' .....perhaps we, in the west, and in other countries, should heed what is happening in our own nations first.

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Unless a person is from one of the civilizations thats been around for 5 thousands years don't attempt to relate to thier legacy

According to your argument the person can't relate unless he experienced the full 5000 years of history, just being from that civilization would not let anybody "truly" relate.

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China and Russia, both allies of North Korea, opposed the meeting, saying its human rights situation doesn’t pose a threat to international peace and security.

This single statement paints the whole story. As long as you are not a threat to me personally you can rape, torcher, repress, murder, imprison or starve to death anyone in your camp that you like. Hey, do it to their families as well for all we care, put children in prison for the thought crimes of their parents, why not? That’s your business.

Inspiration stuff isn’t it? The communism endgame always ends here for some strange reason. Wonder why ay? The term ‘Axis of Evil’ suits this mob perfectly. Watch their societies crumble even more into a living hell. It’s inevitable. Poor sods.

Fun fact

Meanwhile the dear leader Kim Jung ill reportedly spends $800 thousand dollars a year on Hennessy Cognac.

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perhaps we, in the west, and in other countries, should heed what is happening in our own nations first.

So you think we should drop sanctions and trade with North Korea the same as any democratic country, because we have our own issues? What are your thoughts on maintaining sanctions, and also working on problems at the same time?

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BerniToday 01:05 pm JST

What a dangerously stupid, divisive, zero sum rationale. “How can you have an opinion or contribute to something unless you are personally descended from it?”Thats the sort of tribalistic failure of reason that perpetuates decades of ill will and conflict. How embarrassingly narrow minded.

Is that commenter citizen of a country that's 5 thousand years old ?

NO he claims to be from USA

To have an opinion is not difficult

But to realistically and rationally be able to relate to something that you havent actually experienced is impossible

One can try to relate ,empathize ,discriminate etc etc but to truly relate NO he can't

Unless a person is from one of the civilizations thats been around for 5 thousands years don't attempt to relate to thier legacy

Sounds like someone jumping up and down with no counterargument.

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TaiwanIsNotChinaToday 03:43 pm JST

Is that commenter citizen of a country that's 5 thousand years old ?

Also unless you are Japanese or Thai, your country is not 5 thousand years old, but you may cosplay like it is.

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people are born so unlucky to be a hostage of a madman.

Maybe when russia falls apart that will give some change and hope even for NK and its people

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From what I read in the newspaper there is a rise in the numbers of people going hungry in the Uk too, but the UN does not complain anout the bloody Tories

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From what I read in the newspaper there is a rise in the numbers of people going hungry in the Uk too, but the UN does not complain anout the bloody Tories

Because they aren’t dying of starvation. North Koreans are. And they can’t change their government at the next election. So there’s that

Perspective: It’s nice. You should try it.

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That woman in red sitting next to Ishikane doesn't look too happy about what he's saying.

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BerniToday  08:27 am JST

Stopping all the ridiculous sanctions on North Korea would help the hunger issues

Not as if the sanctions are effectively stopping North Korea's military programs

Do you seriously think that lifting sanctions would benefit the majority of the populace? The main benefactors would be the gov't elite and military.

You do realize that if North Korea reduced military spending, then their people wouldn't starve. It's an internal problem created by themselves.

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JeffersonLivesToday said;

"Communism at work!!!! Such a great system!!!"

No, it's an example of totalitarianism at work.

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Hate to say it, but the North Korea is a Communist state. You can down vote all you want..

There is no freedoms is Communism..

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Hate to say it, but the North Korea is a Communist state. You can down vote all you want..

No it's not. NK does not follow the tenets of communism.

Sorry, was I supposed to not point out fact?

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North Korea would rather build more missiles than feed all of their people.

They spend so much time worrying that America might kill them, while starvation IS killing them RIGHT NOW! Another country with the wrong priorities. If only they could vote for new leadership. Trapped by their choice of political system, as is Russia, China, Iran and others. Having rulers you cant get rid of or vote out is not a very successful system.

Try democracy. It is not perfect, but it is the best available system.

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