The money North Korea spent on the Nuclear test could have fed them for a number of years

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The money North Korea spent on the Nuclear test could have fed them for a number of years

North Koreas problem isn't an absence of food or lack of necessities, its spending money on weapons, its a matter of priority, not need.

For example, after the last rocket test in April the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea (Cheong Wa Dae) said that “The cost North Korea put into launching the rocket could have alleviated the North’s food shortage for a year.” Based on that just how much food could a nuclear weapons test have bought?
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Cheong Wa Dae criticized the misjudgment of North Korea’s leadership Sunday, saying, “The cost North Korea put into launching the rocket could have alleviated the North’s food shortage for a year.”

A core Cheong Wa Dae official said, “If we estimate the total support we’ve given North Korea over the last 10 years since the start of the Sunshine Policy in 1998, we’ve given a total of US$4 billion in goods, and if we include the US$1 billion in unofficial support, it comes to US$5 billion.”

In particular, he said, “According to intelligence authorities, North Korea spent US$2.6 billion on nuclear and missile development during that time, and today, it’s estimated North Korea spent about US$300 million to launch a rocket or missile, whichever it was.”

he official pointed out, “Last year, US$300 million could buy 1 million tons of rice — this could alleviate North Korea’s food shortage for a year.”


The North Koreans aren’t starving because the country’s poor. North Koreans are starving because their leaders prefer to spend money on things other than food.

From: http://www.rjkoehler.com/20...

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By netchicken: posted on 26-5-2009

Well their leader isn't the brightest bulb in the world. He reportedly spends hundreds of thousands on Swedish prostitutes and Cognac. Geez.
By mg.mikael: posted on 27-5-2009

What a dick.
By fredward11: posted on 5-6-2009








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