Do you think U.S should donate food to N.Korea?

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    I think food aid to North Korea must be considered carefully.

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un requested food aid to the United States for the first time since he came to power.

    At the end of December, which was during the mourning period for the death of Kim Jong-Il, North Korea requested for more food aid, with more grains than other nutritional supplements. This was done to change what the US did a year before, to aid North Korea with powdered milk and biscuits for the elderly and children.

    But this food aid was done to improve the general atmosphere of the International Summit to tackle North Korea's nuclear weapons. Since this was nutritional aid, instead of food aid, the US declined the request.

    If the US agreed to change their aid plan, North Korea must have used the new source of food for their new government. This was a wise move for the US.

    North Korea is now walking a rougher path than ever after Kim Jong-Il's death. Therefore the US and the rest of the international community needs to realize that food aid only helps preserve the dictatorship in North Korea. They should approach with a carrot and a stick in order to crack down on North Korea.
     
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    Yes, absolutely, for it is only the people who suffer while power uses anything for propaganda. One day North Korea will change as all nations change.
     
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    No.

     
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    Yes.
     
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    It's not really my place to say. But why on earth can't they approach China for additional food aid?
     
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    No, I don't see why we are giving food and aid to a country that is hostile towards the US, the North Koreans are brain washed to think of Americans as their enemies.
     
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    No way.
     
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    Although I'm told it's been scaled back, you [America] still send financial and material aid to Pakistan, which harbours undeniable hostility towards its American benefactor. They fit the same criteria of antipathy towards the US as N. Korea.
     
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    But it's propaganda that comes with a kernel of truth. While America was in fact attacked by North Korea..the response was apeshit. The US pummeled North Korea without mercy. Some 4 million Koreans died in that war. Heck..Macarthur wanted to nuke the place. It wasn't until the Chinese invaded and pushed back..that hostilities ceased. Yeah..they are brain washed..and yeah..there are some reasons to hate America for North Koreans.
     
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