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Does Anyone Believe This North Korea Statement?  
User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1408 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

A news report about some artillery shooting at the Korean border had a link to the English website of the NK government. Next to other ridiculous stuff they claim

Quoting http://www.korea-dpr.com/reunification.htm:

Korea is an independent and sovereign state, but the southern part of the country is still controlled by imperialist interests and US troops. If any south Korean citizen so much as tries to visit North Korea by crossing the huge concrete wall, he will be met with deadly force from the American soldiers. The so-called “Security Law” in south Korea forbids any south Korean citizen from talking or even reading about the North by threat of imprisonment or even execution.

As I sincerely doubt that any South Korean was ever imprisoned or executed for reading about the North, I wonder if they can get any more ridiculous...


WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

This website is quite a classic. It's made by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA), and it was already online at a time where next to no country had an "official website". Used to be a lot better though - these days it looks almost professional.

This KFA is a sinister organization made up of people who support North Korea, but are not North Korean themselves and do not live there. Again many years ago, they had an open forum on the internet. I never did figure out whether they're deluded, or taking the piss, or have ulterior motives that go beyond the obvious.


edit: for instance, look at that  Smilehttp://alejandrocaodebenos.com/cgi-bin/weblog_basic/index.php?p=156
baffling

[Edited 2011-08-10 02:49:12]


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3025 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Where's Anonymous when you need them?  

signol



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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1670 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

I would take any statement from the KFA or the KCNA ( http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm ) with 10 metric ton of salt. I read those websites quite reguraly because I'm planning to go there in 2012 (through the KFA actually) and it's quite clear that almost anything coming out of NK is complete and utter propoganda BS.

[Edited 2011-08-10 02:52:17]


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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Thread starter):
I wonder if they can get any more ridiculous...

Kim Jong Il is also the world's greatest golfer. According to official NK news, he shot 38 under par, including 11 holes-in-one - on his very first time on a golf course http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtri...ne/WTARC/2004/ea_nkorea_06_16.html



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Thread starter):
I wonder if they can get any more ridiculous...

They said the reason their soccer team was playing bad is that they all got hit by lightning so I doubt they could.


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9755 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 1):
edit: for instance, look at that Smilehttp://alejandrocaodebenos.com/cgi-bin/weblog_basic/index.php?p=156
baffling

where's Don Camillo when he's needed?  

What state of mind must one have as a European supporting an an absolute, feudalist dynasty in the 21st century?

If I could spare checking my emails and internet for a couple of days I'd like to visit that rare species of country, after all, how log will it still be possible to time travel into the past?



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):


What state of mind must one have as a European supporting an an absolute, feudalist dynasty in the 21st century?

I know, right? It makes you wonder whether they are in some sort of way.... compensated?



Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.
User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 3):
it's quite clear that almost anything coming out of NK is complete and utter propoganda BS.

I'm aware of that, at least the page is rather entertaining  .

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Kim Jong Il is also the world's greatest golfer. According to official NK news, he shot 38 under par, including 11 holes-in-one - on his very first time on a golf course

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooool.



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):
What state of mind must one have as a European supporting an an absolute, feudalist dynasty in the 21st century?

I remember reading an article by one of the creators of The Red Chapel ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Chapel ), detailing a visit to North Korea in a tour group that included the guy running the KFA.

And the way it was laid out in the article, running the KFA, which is one of the few (if not the only one?) way a Western citizen can gain access to North Korea, is basically giving him a huge power trip. And it doesn't help that he likes to brag about how popular he is with the North Koreans, to the point that he's provided with plenty of 'pleasure women' whenever he visits, and how he can get any North Korean lady he wants, just by telling them who he is.


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Call me naive, but isn't there really a law in South Korea where it is forbidden to read/listen/see anything from the North? At least I know that praising the North is grounds for arrest:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news...00000000AEN20110110007200315F.HTML

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Kim Jong Il is also the world's greatest golfer. According to official NK news, he shot 38 under par, including 11 holes-in-one - on his very first time on a golf course

Let's not forget that when he was born, a double rainbow was seen, and the stars put on a spectacle.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 1):
This KFA is a sinister organization made up of people who support North Korea, but are not North Korean themselves and do not live there.

All true, with the exception that Alejandro Cao de Benós who maintains the blog you have linked to actually does - or did - live in North Korea.

There are some crazy nutheads out there, but at least this one doesn't throw stones.



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Always worth a laugh - the daily North Korean newspaper transposed for the web:

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

To answer your question of the OP- I'd say yes. They do believe it. The citizens are bombarded with similar propaganda their entire lives. I think it's scare tactics-scaring their citizens so bad that they will never want to leave.


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