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February 2, 2005

Times of London: North Korean Regime in Its Death Throes

Topics: International News

In what is definately news but not unexpected, we now hear that North Korea is on the edge of collapse. To this news I would add the questions - what has taken so long and where are all those weapons going, including the nuclear material. After all, if the leaders are raising cash, it brings up another problem all together.

Two correspondents from the Times of London, who entered North Korea under the guise of potential investors, have filed this remarkable report headlined, "Chairman Kim's Dissolving Kingdom." It paints a picture of rapid decay among the state's mechanism of control, as if only inertia and an initial spark are delaying the regime's rapid (and most likely, violent) collapse.

(...)  According to exiles, North Korean agents in Beijing and Ulan Bator are frantically selling assets to raise cash, an important sign, says one activist, because the secret police can always smell the crisis coming before anybody else.

(...) Word has spread like wildfire of the Christian underground that helps fugitives to reach South Korea. People who lived in silent fear now dare to speak about escape. The regime has almost given up trying to stop them going, although it can savagely punish those caught and sent back.

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Posted by Hyscience at February 2, 2005 10:07 AM

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