The ominous title of the commentary written by Mr. Dunnigan in The Strategy Page suggests that North Korea is on the verge of possible calamitous events. Revolution? Coupe? Popular uprising?
An interesting and informative article that will provide the libNOT.com reader with a point of view that is disturbing, particularly as it relates to the future of the DPRK. If a violent overthrow of Kim Jong-il does occur, what will happen on its borders with South Korea, China and to a lesser extent Russia as hundreds of thousands flee the violence and starvation?
The West has long been concerned about North Korea’s possible sale of nuclear material to terrorists. If the North Korean government collapses there will be cause for increased world-wide apprehension, since the black market will likely include weapons of all types.
Starvation deaths in North Korea have returned to 1990s levels. That means over a thousand people a week dying from lack of food. Over a million people died during the 1990s food shortages. This time around, the shortages are caused by government refusal to allow in food that must have its distribution monitored (making it difficult for the government to divert the food to the army or private sale). The government also took its time with the current round of nuclear disarmament talks, delaying shipments of food from South Korea. These have just arrived and are being distributed.
The Dunnigan article continues HERE.