North Korea seemingly has plenty of money to pursue a nuclear weapons program and develop long range missile technology, but apparently no money for food.
Footage shot inside North Korea has revealed that the country could be on the verge of a famine, showing filthy, homeless and orphaned children begging for scraps and soldiers stealing food from rice sellers.
The video was shot over several months by an undercover North Korean journalist who smuggled the footage out to China and could face the death penalty. It was obtained by Australian Broadcasting Corp this week.
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Could this famine be the catalyst that finally causes the collapse of the North Korean regime? It’s impossible to predict. However, although the collapse of North Korea would be a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions in the short run, in the long run it would turn out to be a blessing for the Korean people and bring stability to the region that’s been lacking for over half a century.
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