What is more important than the welfare of the starving people?

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    Recently, North Korea announced it will decline the USAID humanitarian assistance.
    According to the North Korean human rights special report, 8.7 million people are starving and 1.8 million people among them failed to get any humanitarian aid this year.
    Why is North Korea declining the aid? To guarantee more benefit from the negotiation? To secure international recognition of North Korean Missile launch?
    The reason is pretty simple. North Korea is sacrificing the people for the sake of maintaining the regime. This is just disgusting.
     
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    Um ... you really want to help a country that can't sustain it's own food supply? Any country that gets too many citizens should starve ...
     
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    Do you have any idea what it might be like to live there? If they have that much control of anything? Fine if you want to starve their fearless leader, but beyond that - I really fear for your humanity with a remark like that.

    Nice of you.:eek:
     
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    The welfare of productive people.
     
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    The vast majority of North Korean people are victims of the criminal government which lords over them.

    While I do not advocate that we invade to change that fact, the glee that some of you express about their suffering is foolish to the extreme.
     
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    It is none of our business what other governments do to their citizens. let's get our own house in order before we start telling other countries how they should conduct themselves.
     
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    Throughout history, societies have been ruled by the elite, and the elite have starved the people. Also throughout history, those societies, that were treated poorly by the elite, eventually overthrew the elite to create what would become a better society. They did it on their own without the help of outside influences in most cases. The same will happen in North Korea. The only question is how long will it take?
     
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    The answer is: Who cares how long it will take? After all, it really is none of our business.
     
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    Except that's not why they're starving. They're starving because their own government keeps them in poverty, and won't allow outside help when it is proven (once again) that tyranny, communism, etc., results in the decline of civilization and life.

    Darfur is in even a worse situation. Those people are starving and the Sudanese government is exterminating them, and anyone who wants to help them are thrown out as "spies".

    Lovely. Has nothing to do with overpopulation. In fact, the Sudanese government is sytematically eliminating the whole population of Darfur.
     
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    So ... you are for welfare and handouts.
     

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