Will North Korea Attempt a Nuclear Test?

April 14th, 2012

By Dan Miller It seems rather likely, soon, although not for the reasons commonly suggested. Motivations for a nuclear test It has been widely speculated that a North Korean nuclear test will follow the embarrassing spectacle of its expensive ($850 million) Friday the 13th long range missile debacle.  According to this article from Bloomberg, Kim […]


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North Korea Grows Lots of Poppies but Insufficient Food

May 12th, 2011

By Dan Miller North Korea grows lots of poppies but insufficient food. Jimmy Carter has no comment. This is one of several recent articles dealing with North Korea’s increased use of slave labor from its massive and growing political prison camps to grow poppies in order to make heroin to export for hard currency. It […]


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North Korea and Food for Thought

May 2nd, 2011

By Dan Miller The New York Times editorialized on April 29th that since “food aid is not a political tool,” the United States and South Korea should give some to North Korea so that fewer innocents will starve. To its credit, the leading daily refrains from suggesting that it’s all our fault because we have […]


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Saber Rattling with a Begging Bowl and Pretty Waitresses

April 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller Saber rattling with a begging bowl and pretty waitresses firmly in hand requires talent. The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, while continuing to beg internationally to feed its starving but patriotic citizens, apparently continues to build nuclear facilities, to make massive cyber attacks on South Korea and to praise its own great […]


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North Koreans Are Starving

March 26th, 2011

By Dan Miller According to this article, more than six million people there “urgently need food aid because of substantial falls in domestic production, food imports and international aid, the United Nations said on Friday.” Sixteen million (58.27%) of the 27,457,492 people there rely on the state-run distribution system. There is no mention in the […]


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