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    North Korea HAS to be Stopped! (Caution Gruesome)

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by Lewdog, Jan 3, 2014.

    Here is an article that says North Korea's leade Kim Jong Un not only executed his uncle, he executed him and his top aides by feeding them to starving dogs! This is disgusting, and any leader that would do this type of thing is insane and dangerous. He needs to be taken from power as soon as possible before he does something stupid with nuclear weapons.

    http://news.yahoo.com/kim-jong-un-fed-his-uncle-to-120-starving-dogs--report-145303810.html
     
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    Next thing you know they'll be nabbing people and taking them to places off Cuba to torture under the premise of national security.
     
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    Take it with a grain of salt. The news is unconfirmed and came out of China. China has been known to fabricate stories to suit their needs.
     
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    China is a partner with North Korea and and the largest part of North Korea's goods come from China, and all the minerals, oil, and most of the electricity from North Korea go to China. It wouldn't be a wise move for China to piss them off.
     
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    The uncle was instrumental in maintaining ties with China, however. Now that he's gone, China may want to discredit the NK leadership. Besides, NK has more to lose than China.
     
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    North Korea supplies a lot to China, more than you would realize.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_North_Korea

    North Korea's people only live in poverty because the government isn't run correctly.

    Here is another good article that details their relationship:

    http://www.cfr.org/china/china-north-korea-relationship/p11097
     
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    Better Headline:

    The ASPCA with a little help from Kim Jong Un save the lives of over 100 starving dogs in Best Korea
     
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    But now that the uncle is gone, there may not be anyone in NK who can maintain that relationship with China. Here, read this link.
     
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    I believe Saddam Hussein was reported to have done something similar.

    We took him out so maybe we need to re-elect Bush and go after the North Koreans.
     
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    I agree. There is such a thing as propaganda, even in today's Internet world. Don't believe everything you read, especially allegations that dehumanize a person or group considered undesirable. It may be true, or it may not.
     
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    So, there are still 120 hungry dogs? :(
     
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    Oh so he was only shot to death... Thank God. At least having a barrage of bullets rip through your body is slightly better than having your body ripped apart by dogs.
     
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    I told myself I'd avoid politics on this forum but I sincerely hope that was a joke.
     
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    Of course it was a joke. He can't run again...

    ...but Rush Limbaugh on the other hand...
     
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    Yeah, I never considered the technicalities. I was much too preoccupied with the whole invading another hugely volatile and unstable region of the world part.:eek:
     
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    You know it's still sad that the guy went from second in command for the country one week, and less than two weeks later he was taken out of his office, tried, and executed. Could you imagine what kind of up roar that would cause if the same fate happened to Joe Biden?
     
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    It's terrible that he died at all. :(
     
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    in a real politics sense north Korea is useful. it gives us an excuse to have a large military pretense close to china, and give military support to south Korea and Japan. we need some more Kony's in Africa to get a pass on doing the same their.

    in an economic sense its a waste, how nice it would be to have their resources and cheep labor brought into the global market.
     
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    Yes, how nice to have more 'cheep' foreign labour the western capitalists can exploit for their own ends because there's not nearly enough of that going on in the world. I don't know about you but my Nikes just don't feel the same unless they've been manufactured by the nimble young fingers of impoverished children.
    As for more more Joseph Konys? . . .
    Words can't articulate my contempt for such a comment.
     
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    In my country it was reported in a tabloid paper... All with horror fonts with dripping blood, and a photo of a mad dog wearing a napkin... and right above the headline with the next sex-tape of a local folk star...

    Have anyone noticed the fact it was brought to the public by NBC - who copied it from a Singapore paper - which recycled a month old story fom Wen Wei Po, the least reliable newspaper in Hong-Kong (by reader's opinion for2011) - who based it on a "confidential" report directly from the "reliable" source from The Party's HQ...

    And the fact the article is concerned with the style of execution and the guy's family ties, instead of the fact there are no civil rights in N.Korea... Frankly:


    www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/01/03/kim_jong_un_uncle_reported_eaten_by_dogs_why_you_should_be_skeptical_of.html

    If you still believe this shit, I hope Santa brought you a lot of gifts this year..
     
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    I think those people who are swallowing this 'story' with a dollop of caution are probably right. According to the BBC, the story HAS been traced to a Chinese blogger, who is denying the story came from him! It's a huge danger nowadays that stories like this get reported before they are properly investigated. People need to be aware that the internet is open to anybody saying anything, basically. Just because it appears on the internet doesn't mean it's true. It's a pity that newspapers—which certainly should know better—have apparently disseminated this story without checking its veracity or origin.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-25621324
     
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    @jannert it wouldn't be that much of a deal (methinks) if western media had the decency to name their sources - or lack of any, as in this case. Instead, they casually "quote top-secret sources that wish to remain anonymous" - deliberately misleading or downright lying to the public... The price of giving the right of free speach to money-hungry barely literate non-professionals :)

    It degrades the profession - people actually doing the research for their stories, even risking their lives - and on the other hand, it degrades the actual victims of oppressive governments around the world...
     
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    I was rather appalled to read this story in the Glasgow Herald, which is a newspaper I've trusted over the years. It's definitely not a tabloid, but in recent years appears to have cut back its staff to the extent that LOTS of mistakes get through. (A few days ago it ran a story about Edward Snowden, and the photo accompanying the story was of Bradley Manning...) I don't trust The Herald for news the way I used to, and mostly read it for the quality of some of its columnists. A pity, really, to watch it slide.
     
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