August 25, 2010 12:17 Calls to give rice aid to North Korea on Sunday came only five months after the North sank the Navy corvette Cheonan, killing 46 sailors. They came too soon. Even while the Sunshine Policy was underway, the North attacked a South Korean patrol boat and killed six sailors. If it encounters no problems even after taking the live of 46 South Korean troops, the North will not hesitate to harm South Korean soldiers and civilians whenever it sees fit. The term “humanitarian aid” is always used when helping out the North Korean regime. But there can be no humanitarian aid to an inhumane state. Kim Jong-il, in dispensing humanitarian aid from overseas, is interested in nothing but feeding the military and enriching himself and his cronies. The underprivileged never benefited from the aid provided by the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun administrations. They only fled the country in even greater numbers. Instead, the aid went to those in power and the military. It may seem implausible that nothing at all reached the underprivileged, but the fact is that almost no foreign aid was distributed to the people for free. A senior North Korean defector said, “The… Read full this story
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