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North Korea blames 'alien things' near border with South for COVID outbreak

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What? And is there proof? How crazy is that! Aliens that’s a new one. It’s no longer earth based people, countries that are going to attack North Korea it’s a galaxy wide subdefuge a cosmic galaxy wide plan to attack a crappy poor, grass eating population. Not convinced an advacered intergalactic race would be so interested. They could just end it yesterday,

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You can only but laugh at this nonsensical regime.

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What a dumb translation. Why choose "Alien" when "Foreign" would be more accurate.

The truth is out there.

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They don't want to point fingers at China so they don't have to tighten the borders with them but they also want to stop the virus from "getting in."

They'll have to make a choice at some point.

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Classic stuff. The endgame of all insane and tyrannical regimes. Those at the helm of power dodging all and any form of responsibility for the mess they themselves have created, creating ever ridiculous coverup narratives about the ‘great evil’ that lies ‘outside’, when the real evil lies deeply and hidden within. Textbook stuff.

The stuff of comedy for the outside world, not so funny for the poor sods locked within.

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According to KCNA, an 18-year-old soldier and a five-year-old kindergartner who contacted the unidentified materials "in a hill around barracks and residential quarters" in the eastern county of Kumgang in early April showed symptoms and later tested positive for the coronavirus.

What the hell is a five-year-old kindergartner doing with an 18-year-old soldier in a hill anyway??

North Korea reported 4,570 more people with fever symptoms on Friday, with the total number of fever patients recorded since late April at 4.74 million.

Wow. That's almost 1/5 of the population there

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North Korea blames 'alien things' 

Who writes this stuff over there?

Do they have people there, that exclusively create lies for KIM to say?

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Think my wife is an Alian, she gets crazy about weird , stupid crap! Or she could be a North Korean spy hard to tell. I will leave a cabbage in the sun see what happens.

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Absolute made up nonsense coming from a pathetic regime.

No doubt the "alien" rubbish was concocted by the rulers as a smokescreen for the fact that Covid IS in NK and running rampant. Hundreds of thousands at high risk of death, with such a terribly unhealthy population. Shame on the rulers for not taking any measures to protect citizens.

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Well, if someone with Covid in South Korea blows into a balloon, the likelihood that a virus could survive a short balloon trip is not as low as SK is suggesting “scientifically speaking.” However, NK would NEVER call it an “alien thing.” They would call it an “imperialistic tool of a corrupt half-man monkey menace” or something really nice like that. So yeah, it’s fake.

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You can only but laugh at this nonsensical regime.

Ditto at the nonsensical idiocy of all those Branch Covidians cleaving desperately to a narrative that has failed the credibility test almost from day one; all lock, stock, and smoking barrels of it.

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FarmboyToday  02:28 pm JST

Well, if someone with Covid in South Korea blows into a balloon, the likelihood that a virus could survive a short balloon trip is not as low as SK is suggesting “scientifically speaking.” 

Scientifically speaking, a balloon blown up by someone's breath is unlikely to make it over the border unless that person is exhaling pure helium.

Where the hell has my previous comment gone??

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the nonsensical idiocy of all those Branch Covidians

I like the capitals for the Branch Covidians there.

Absolutely hysterical.

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Many of you will remember having an Alien Registration Card and signs at the airport saying Japanese this way and Aliens this way.

The word Aliens has a much broader meaning than coming from space or another planet.

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The only ‘alien things’ are in the ‘alien land’ known as North Korea.

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Scientifically speaking, a balloon blown up by someone's breath is unlikely to make it over the border unless that person is exhaling pure helium.

Harry Gatto,

If you have balloons filled with Covid virus, balloons filled with helium, and some string, you really can’t figure this out? My goodness...

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It’s the Aliens, it’s the Aliens! Well that’s a new one from Fat Boys Crackpot Kingdom.

Yes Harry_Gatto, we know it has a wider meaning, but where’s the fun in that?

Anything but blame the Chinese, meanwhile the disease runs rampant through a country whose healthcare system is nearly nonexistent, basic anti inflammatories like paracetamol are almost nonexistent and a population whose immunity is badly degraded by malnutrition and persistent parasitical infections.

But naturally the dictator refuses vaccines and demands if they are to be let in they will only accept mRNA which require a refrigeration chain throughout the delivery that NK simply doesn’t have. Oh and just in case he hasn’t added enough to the woes of his enslaved population he is copying China’s insane quarantine policy. At least China has the capacity to provide basic food to the quarantined; NK doesn’t!

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Sorry Farmboy but I have no idea where you're coming from with this. You suggested ("Well, if someone with Covid in South Korea blows into a balloon") that a South Korean person with Covid would blow up a balloon, release it and let it travel several miles over the border where it would then be picked up by a North Korean who would subsequently be infected with Covid. Now are you saying that some balloons would be filled with Helium and some with Covid virus, tied together with string and then released? How strange. I see some straws being clutched at here.

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Harry Gatto,

Okay. As i said, I think it’s fake, but my mention of balloons (also in the story) comes from the rather long history of propaganda and other things being sent by that route for many years.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon_propaganda_campaigns_in_Korea

My point is that it could be done, and that “there was no possibility of it” is not true, just very unlikely.

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"It's hard to believe North Korea's claim, scientifically speaking, given that the possibility of the virus spreading through objects is quite low," said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.

Kudos to Professor Moo-jin for keeping a straight face while discussing such an obvious lie product of the desperation of a dictator trying to put the blame in anything but himself for the disaster.

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Fighto!Today  02:13 pm JST

Absolute made up nonsense coming from a pathetic regime.

No doubt the "alien" rubbish was concocted by the rulers as a smokescreen for the fact that Covid IS in NK and running rampant. Hundreds of thousands at high risk of death, with such a terribly unhealthy population. Shame on the rulers for not taking any measures to protect citizens.

The same nonsense came from the pathetic regime in the US in 2020. Covid was a 'hoax', 'made up by Democrats' and it would 'go away in 3-4 months'. Later, it was acknowledged somewhat but Clorox would 'cure it', remember?

Kim is no different. He won't admit there's something he can't control; he doesn't have the guts or manhood to admit that. He'll say anything stupid to avoid admitting that.

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https://www.38north.org/2022/07/north-korean-covid-19-fever-data-tracker/

https://www.38north.org/2022/06/examining-north-koreas-covid-19-data-a-curious-case-study/

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