North Korea breaking

Not just the children as we saw with footage a while back (since removed from YouTube), but nowadays, the Kim Jong-il regime can’t even feed its army properly, despite its “Songun” or “military first” policy whereby the army gets first dibs at all the food etc.

Shot over several months by an undercover North Korean journalist, the harrowing footage shows images of filthy, homeless and orphaned children begging for food and soldiers demanding bribes.

The footage also shows North Koreans labouring on a private railway track for the dictator’s son and heir near the capital Pyongyang.

That’d be right. There’s always a select few who get to live it up thanks to the socialist, fascist or communist boot being firmly planted on the population’s neck.

The most telling info is here, though.

Jiro Ishimaru is the man who trained the undercover reporter to use the hidden camera.

“This footage is important because it shows that Kim Jong-il’s regime is growing weak,” he said.

“It used to put the military first, but now it can’t even supply food to its soldiers. Rice is being sold in markets but they are starving. This is the most significant thing in this video.”

The other main significance is that while stuff is being smuggled out of North Korea, a lot of stuff is also being smuggled innamely information.

Lot’s of NK info can be found here.

Direct link to the slideshow here.

This link might work for the video.

  1. The most dangerous animal is one that is suffering.

    • I said essentially the same to my Korean co-teacher when, after describing that report to her, she said she’s not interested in NK. I said she would be if that dying beast decides to thrash its tail.

      It’s funny. Virtually every South Korean I talk to – even my wife – essentially goes blank when the subject of NK comes up. I’m coming to the conclusion they are in denial. Then again, the Hermit Kingdom’s mindset is arguably the toughest in the world to crack/understand.

      • I think you are right about the denial part. People cannot live in constant fear, so as a defensive mechanism, they block out the part that terrorizes them. I do not blame them. It is only important that the leaders of SK remain vigilant and alert.

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