Monday, December 6, 2010

Aid Sent to North Korea as Soldiers Too Hungry to Invade

The Korea National Red Cross in Seoul has responded to urgent pleas from the North Korean government, who are afraid their soldiers are becoming too hungry to invade the South, by sending 5,000 tons of rice and three million instant cup noodles.

Officially the donation is intended to help North Korea feed flood victims, but it is commonly understood that all humanitarian aid sent to the North goes through the military as a matter of course. Occasionally, aid does reach the intended victims, but only if they purchase it from the military, government officials, or illegal market stall owners who have purchased from the military or government in bulk. The money is used to build weapons and conduct research into WMDs which it is hoped will eventually kill everyone in the south.

In addition to food, 10,000 tons of cement is being shipped by the South Korean government to the North, which authorities in Pyongyang say will help build bunkers to protect government officials from retaliatory strikes when they invade the South.

The North officially portrays itself as politically communist for historical reasons, but is in fact an extreme right-wing military regime with no interest in sharing the benefits of the means of production with its people. In recent years it has been feeling increasingly threatened by continued liberal acts of donation from the South, leading the North's leadership to suspect that many people across the border in their southern neighbor may secretly be communists who represent a threat to the North's right-wing regime. Once South Korea is invaded, Pyongyang's military leaders plan to imprison and execute these 'liberal elements', and it is hopeful that the food aid may help them in ultimately accomplishing this goal.

The North Korean Government say the instant cup noodles will be particularly useful to their front line soldiers, since each cup represents a complete meal. The problem with rice is that there is no longer anything in the north to eat with it, aside from political prisoners, who generally aren't kept in border areas. It's unusual for instant cup noodles to be available in numbers large enough to send to the North, but the Korea National Red Cross said an anonymous corporation donated a large amount of stock recently.

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