North Korea - an interesting look inside

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Don Surber found an interesting article at The Guardian and has these observations:

North Korea is in no shape to fight a war
Novelist Thomas Wictor made the case that the soldier who defected from North Korea shows that North Korea is in no shape to fight any war.

The soldier was malnourished and riddled with parasites.

He is among the nation's elite soldiers.

As he fled on foot through the demilitarized zone, his comrades shot more than 40 rounds, but were unable to kill him.

That either is poor marksmanship, or lack of will.

Likely both.

From the Guardian:
Dozens of flesh-coloured parasites, one of which was 27cm (11 inches) long, were found in the man’s digestive tract during life-saving operations, according to the lead surgeon, Lee Cook-jong.

“In my over-20-year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook,” Lee said.

The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, appear to confirm what many experts and defectors have said about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.

Don had this to comment:

This is communism. People starve. Leaders fatten.

So true - show me one communist or socialist regime where the leaders lived frugally. Even Castro's Cuba had it's secret million dollar mansions and yachts even while Fidel lived on a soldiers salary.

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