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(BBC)   In a move sure to stabilize the region, Best Korea orders all of its citizens in China to leave the country in order to test which ones are loyal to Kim and not the dead uncle   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 273
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2013-12-14 12:06:50 PM
yeah, no.
 
2013-12-14 12:11:31 PM
So what happens if they're loyal to the dead uncle and choose to stay in China? Can Un order their extradition?

If not, well fark you Kim, no way I would come back to your shiathole.
 
2013-12-14 12:28:28 PM
This is seriously weird.  I was reading a story this morning about how this uncle was basically the only person in the North Korean government that China really felt like wasn't batshiat crazy and could be reasoned with.  Does Kim Jung Un want absolute control so much that he's willing to do something that might alienate the only country in the world that gives a shiat if they get bombed or not?


I guess this shows what happen when you let some snot-nosed kid who's been told all his life that he's a god take over.
 
2013-12-14 12:43:55 PM
I suppose if they don't go back, the remaining family gets the salt mine.

/or the bullet in the back of the head.
//what a f*cked up hell hole
 
2013-12-14 12:50:14 PM
Maybe they will all be getting the Uncle treatment. After all, who leave Best Korea for terrible place like China unless traitor?
 
2013-12-14 01:03:00 PM

i586.photobucket.com

 
2013-12-14 01:28:47 PM
itsatrap.jpg

Seriously, it is hard to tell if he is consolidating his 'power', or someone else is pulling the strings. I have a very bad feeling about this.
 
2013-12-14 01:55:23 PM
NK is "nuclear armed" in the same way that a guy with bullets and no gun is an "armed gunman."

Their propaganda has officially destroyed their engineering programs. When you have engineers thinking that Dear Leader is gonna guide the missile telepathically, you don't end up with a missile that flies in a straight line on its own.
 
2013-12-14 01:58:36 PM

desertfool: itsatrap.jpg

Seriously, it is hard to tell if he is consolidating his 'power', or someone else is pulling the strings. I have a very bad feeling about this.


I wonder if China will back off the US though. Picking a fight with us seems a little stupid when you have Mini-Me threatening to destroy the world.
 
2013-12-14 02:10:21 PM
You know your country is a rotting hellhole when China looks like a way out.

Wonder how many Best Koreans actually return if they get to leave the country?
 
2013-12-14 02:13:18 PM
To give an idea of how messed up Best Korea is, here's a picture of it at night.
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-12-14 02:25:33 PM
North Korea has no resources to speak of. Their land is pretty much deforested after decades of famine, visitors have noted you don't even see tree branches on the ground because 1) there are very few trees left, and 2) anything organic is used as food or fuel. They have no frogs anymore because people ate them all. They've screwed up all their farmland so that just keeps getting worse. They have nothing to export. Nothing to trade with. They really are in no position to be a self-sustainable society (which is the cornerstone of their Juche philosophy).

At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.
 
2013-12-14 02:52:06 PM

jake_lex: This is seriously weird.  I was reading a story this morning about how this uncle was basically the only person in the North Korean government that China really felt like wasn't batshiat crazy and could be reasoned with.  Does Kim Jung Un want absolute control so much that he's willing to do something that might alienate the only country in the world that gives a shiat if they get bombed or not?


I guess this shows what happen when you let some snot-nosed kid who's been told all his life that he's a god take over.


1) Tell China that this is THEIR problem and fix it
2) Next time NK launches a missile or loads their reactor, nuke their capitol.
3) profit
 
2013-12-14 03:11:44 PM

twistedmetal: I suppose if they don't go back, the remaining family gets the salt mine.


reactimg.com
 
2013-12-14 03:38:53 PM

Confabulat: North Korea has no resources to speak of. Their land is pretty much deforested after decades of famine, visitors have noted you don't even see tree branches on the ground because 1) there are very few trees left, and 2) anything organic is used as food or fuel. They have no frogs anymore because people ate them all. They've screwed up all their farmland so that just keeps getting worse. They have nothing to export. Nothing to trade with. They really are in no position to be a self-sustainable society (which is the cornerstone of their Juche philosophy).

At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.


yes and no
NK has tons of natural resources
BUT
1) they spend all of their money on the army, weapons and corruption
2) communism/socialist governments never, ever work. never have, never will.

there is zero incentive for anyone to invest a penny in developing anything in that country.
no foreign investment and no profit for locals = no incentive to do anything. ever.
this happened in every single communist country.
 
2013-12-14 03:39:46 PM
What did Kim Jung Un say when he saw his uncle had been killed?

Your Korea is over!


i595.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-14 03:40:22 PM

Saborlas: heir propaganda has officially destroyed their engineering programs. When you have engineers thinking that Dear Leader is gonna guide the missile telepathically, you don't end up with a missile that flies in a straight line on its own.


Wait, does their propaganda really say this?
 
2013-12-14 03:41:25 PM

dustman81: To give an idea of how messed up Best Korea is, here's a picture of it at night.
[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 506x304]


I think that that is a shop.  Pyongyang is lit up, if nothing else.

www.globalsecurity.org
/Point still stands though.
 
2013-12-14 03:42:50 PM

namatad: NK has tons of natural resources


You can't eat natural resources. In most cases, you can trade natural resources for food. But when virtually every other country in the world hates your guts and is waiting for you to topple, that doesn't work so well.
 
2013-12-14 03:43:15 PM

meyerkev: I think that that is a shop. Pyongyang is lit up, if nothing else.


Fun activity: Compare the non-Pyongyang specks of light with a map of their gulag system.

/And by "fun" I mean "horrifying."
 
2013-12-14 03:44:18 PM

namatad: Confabulat: North Korea has no resources to speak of. Their land is pretty much deforested after decades of famine, visitors have noted you don't even see tree branches on the ground because 1) there are very few trees left, and 2) anything organic is used as food or fuel. They have no frogs anymore because people ate them all. They've screwed up all their farmland so that just keeps getting worse. They have nothing to export. Nothing to trade with. They really are in no position to be a self-sustainable society (which is the cornerstone of their Juche philosophy).

At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.

yes and no
NK has tons of natural resources
BUT
1) they spend all of their money on the army, weapons and corruption
2) communism/socialist governments never, ever work. never have, never will.

there is zero incentive for anyone to invest a penny in developing anything in that country.
no foreign investment and no profit for locals = no incentive to do anything. ever.
this happened in every single communist country.


3. Most of them aren't food, and NK doesn't want to expose itself to other countries any more than it has to.  Therefore it is never going to create good trade relationships as long as the government is insular, because they would inevitably result in business entities learning that Kimmy isn't god and not giving a shiat about him.  Those entities would control the cash to various extent, and the military would follow the cash over their dear leader.
 
2013-12-14 03:44:27 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Saborlas: heir propaganda has officially destroyed their engineering programs. When you have engineers thinking that Dear Leader is gonna guide the missile telepathically, you don't end up with a missile that flies in a straight line on its own.

Wait, does their propaganda really say this?


No.  Their engineering programs don't rely on any nonsense like that.
 
2013-12-14 03:45:38 PM

Confabulat: North Korea has no resources to speak of. Their land is pretty much deforested after decades of famine, visitors have noted you don't even see tree branches on the ground because 1) there are very few trees left, and 2) anything organic is used as food or fuel. They have no frogs anymore because people ate them all. They've screwed up all their farmland so that just keeps getting worse. They have nothing to export. Nothing to trade with. They really are in no position to be a self-sustainable society (which is the cornerstone of their Juche philosophy).

At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.


And they don't have the ability to exploit the resources they do have (I think they're actually fairly rich in valuable minerals in the mountainous regions).  They just let China pay the government money for the right to mine what they want from N. Korean territory.
 
2013-12-14 03:48:55 PM

Ambitwistor: cameroncrazy1984: Saborlas: heir propaganda has officially destroyed their engineering programs. When you have engineers thinking that Dear Leader is gonna guide the missile telepathically, you don't end up with a missile that flies in a straight line on its own.

Wait, does their propaganda really say this?

No.  Their engineering programs don't rely on any nonsense like that.


I figured that was in itself a bit of propaganda.
 
2013-12-14 03:49:36 PM
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle, do they still do that stuff over there? And how come he hasn't executed his barber yet?
 
2013-12-14 03:51:18 PM

dustman81: To give an idea of how messed up Best Korea is, here's a picture of it at night.
[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 506x304]


They built a light that wraps around their entire border?  Crazy!
 
2013-12-14 03:51:18 PM

twistedmetal: I suppose if they don't go back, the remaining family gets the salt mine.

/or the bullet in the back of the head.
//what a f*cked up hell hole


And if they do go back, the entire family gets one of those two things (I'd put money on option 1). Kim machine-gunned his girl friend and offed his uncle. Total strangers are going to be given even less consideration, if that's possible. Not much point in going back if all it's going to do is increase the body count.
 
2013-12-14 03:52:46 PM

Ambitwistor: cameroncrazy1984: Saborlas: heir propaganda has officially destroyed their engineering programs. When you have engineers thinking that Dear Leader is gonna guide the missile telepathically, you don't end up with a missile that flies in a straight line on its own.

Wait, does their propaganda really say this?

No.  Their engineering programs don't rely on any nonsense like that.


A friend of mine will give his kid an xbox controller that has no batteries. That way he can play whatever game undisturbed while his kid thinks he's making the game character jump around and what not.

I imagine it's sort of like that.
 
2013-12-14 03:53:58 PM
Just bury yourselves in the mountain WWZ style.
 
2013-12-14 03:55:02 PM

Confabulat: North Korea has no resources to speak of. Their land is pretty much deforested after decades of famine, visitors have noted you don't even see tree branches on the ground because 1) there are very few trees left, and 2) anything organic is used as food or fuel. They have no frogs anymore because people ate them all. They've screwed up all their farmland so that just keeps getting worse. They have nothing to export. Nothing to trade with. They really are in no position to be a self-sustainable society (which is the cornerstone of their Juche philosophy).

At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.


China keeps giving them power and the UN keeps giving them food aid. You can rule a giant patch of dirt as long as somebody keeps propping you up.
 
2013-12-14 03:55:22 PM

Confabulat: At some point they will either have to join the rest of the world or cease to exist. You can't rule a giant patch of dirt.


I payed $22.95 for this, don't tell me what I can't do!

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-14 03:55:47 PM
On the one hand, how crazy do you have to be to slap the face of the big brother who has  been protecting you from the Buddy Repperton of the UN. On the other, maybe this will prove to China just how scary it can be sharing a border with an insane child that can melt you, and decide he is a problem that needs to be dealt with. History shows that the Chinese can be imaginative in dealing with problems.
 
2013-12-14 03:56:03 PM
The question I want to know is what role did Dennis Rodman play in all of this. It strikes me that he would have made an ideal bagman for top-secret data from the NSA to the Dear Leader about any plots against him. Let's be honest, Best Korea may be farked up but any ties with China does not serve our strategic interests. So any NSA data would build goodwlll at best and disrupt China at worst. One has to think that in the end this is an overall win for the USA and maybe not so coincidental are Dennis Rodman's trips.
 
2013-12-14 03:57:31 PM
As I understand it the Uncle was experimenting with free trade zones in Best Korea similar to those seen in Asia previously in order to try to start normalizing relations with China economically. Kim saw this as an encroachment on his power and shut it down with violence and much political theater. Now he's telling his Uncle's remaining loyalists in China to come home for similar treatment or have your families liquidated.

That's some chilling shiat, right there.

China's long time buffer zone is literally in their backyard and is increasingly embarrassing to the region.

Nobody but China will ever be able to fix that place and so far their efforts have come to naught.
 
2013-12-14 03:57:35 PM
He's gonna kill 'em all.  They'd be stupid to come back.
 
2013-12-14 03:57:46 PM

BKITU: twistedmetal: I suppose if they don't go back, the remaining family gets the salt mine.

[reactimg.com image 338x301]


How naive. No, I'm afraid it's chemical weapon experimentation for the lot of them. What they'd give for the chance to trade places with those lucky bastards in the salt mines!
 
2013-12-14 03:58:26 PM
If China decides to turn their back on North Korea, what do you think the chances are of us helping the South Koreans take over the North?
 
2013-12-14 03:58:45 PM

KickahaOta: namatad: NK has tons of natural resources

You can't eat natural resources. In most cases, you can trade natural resources for food. But when virtually every other country in the world hates your guts and is waiting for you to topple, that doesn't work so well.


of course
but this is a function of the government, not the resources or lack thereof

the propaganda in that country is quite amazing. if a tiny percent of the peasant population actually saw the outside world, say Beijing or Tokyo or NYC, the government would fall in a day.
 
2013-12-14 03:59:44 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: What did Kim Jung Un say when he saw his uncle had been killed?

Your Korea is over!


A Korea of being insincere

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-14 04:02:40 PM
news.bbcimg.co.uk

That's not a shadow on the right.  That's where Uncle Out-of-Favour was standing in the original picture.

Best Korea is not always best Photoshopper.
 
2013-12-14 04:03:14 PM
There is nothing that can be done for North Korea. Their government is a farce, the entire population is practically starving, no culture to share except a weird curiosity into how they keep going, no natural resources of value, no food to export. The people are all brain washed and if there was any integration with South Korea or China it would be a huge drain on resources and definite culture clashes which could turn violent. Every generation in Korea has only seen dictatorship and told everything else is bad. They would never except anything except what they have now unless they all died off and a new generation could get started without it.
 
2013-12-14 04:04:12 PM

phoenixdan: If China decides to turn their back on North Korea, what do you think the chances are of us helping the South Koreans take over the North?


the problem is two fold (at least)
1) the army wont want this to happen, they would die to prevent it. they would lose all of their power and prestige

2) china doesnt really want a democratic unified Korea on their border. although things have improved a ton since the dark ages of red china. There is still a fear of a Korean/US army guarding the China-Korea border.

The South is a bit torn over the whole reunification.
On one hand, it is Korea. They are Koreans and family and one country which was split by outsiders.
On the other hand, reunification would create an insane amount of cheap peasant labor flooding into the south and a huge drain on public resources: schools, health, etc.
On the gripping hand, those that I know would still welcome reunification.
 
2013-12-14 04:04:15 PM

scottydoesntknow: So what happens if they're loyal to the dead uncle and choose to stay in China? Can Un order their extradition?


No, but any family left in the country might be considered traitors under their policy of collective guilt and executed.
 
2013-12-14 04:04:19 PM
Sad, Paranoid little men with tiny minds all puffed up with their own importance
s12.postimg.org
Wearing silly big hats.
 
2013-12-14 04:06:02 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: That's not a shadow on the right. That's where Uncle Out-of-Favour was standing in the original picture.

Best Korea is not always best Photoshopper.


Based on the other shadows I'd have to say that it is a shadow as well.
 
2013-12-14 04:07:37 PM

ActionJoe: There is nothing that can be done for North Korea. Their government is a farce, the entire population is practically starving, no culture to share except a weird curiosity into how they keep going, no natural resources of value, no food to export. The people are all brain washed and if there was any integration with South Korea or China it would be a huge drain on resources and definite culture clashes which could turn violent. Every generation in Korea has only seen dictatorship and told everything else is bad. They would never except anything except what they have now unless they all died off and a new generation could get started without it.


Imagine what would happen if the government and army fell?
Something similar to russia.
People with money would do a land/resource grab in the north, creating even more wealth for themselves.

But it will be an interesting bit of history to watch, assuming that it happens before I die, which is always possible. Hell, look at Soviet Union and China. WHO would have thought they would have changed so much, looking back from say 1970 or 1980.
 
2013-12-14 04:09:11 PM

namatad: phoenixdan: If China decides to turn their back on North Korea, what do you think the chances are of us helping the South Koreans take over the North?

the problem is two fold (at least)
1) the army wont want this to happen, they would die to prevent it. they would lose all of their power and prestige

2) china doesnt really want a democratic unified Korea on their border. although things have improved a ton since the dark ages of red china. There is still a fear of a Korean/US army guarding the China-Korea border.

The South is a bit torn over the whole reunification.
On one hand, it is Korea. They are Koreans and family and one country which was split by outsiders.
On the other hand, reunification would create an insane amount of cheap peasant labor flooding into the south and a huge drain on public resources: schools, health, etc.
On the gripping hand, those that I know would still welcome reunification.


Exactly. Remember the economic hurdles Germany faced with reunification? Now magnify that by a factor of 1000.
 
2013-12-14 04:09:14 PM
Sure... answer the summons of the mad king. What's the worse that could happen?
 
2013-12-14 04:09:54 PM

A_Shogun_named_Rick: On the one hand, how crazy do you have to be to slap the face of the big brother who has  been protecting you from the Buddy Repperton of the UN. On the other, maybe this will prove to China just how scary it can be sharing a border with an insane child that can melt you, and decide he is a problem that needs to be dealt with. History shows that the Chinese can be imaginative in dealing with problems.


I'm sure China is just terrified of the nuclear weapons North Korea doesn't have.
 
2013-12-14 04:12:05 PM
ole Kim is a moody little farker.
 
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