Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Space Cadets?

North Korea has prepared legions of compuer hackers to immobilize US defence computers.

North Korea ready to launch cyber war against US, reads the headline.

North Korea has trained more than 500 computer hackers capable of launching cyber warfare against the United States, South Korea’s defence ministry said yesterday.

In a report to the National Assembly’s National Defense Committee, the ministry said that hackers from the impoverished Stalinist state were among the best in the world.


That's a lot of money that could have been more wisely spent. No doubt fiscal manangement techniques were learned from the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat.

In the meantime, Pyongyang has decided to close it's doors to foreign aid groups.

It seems like the decade long famine hasn't made much of an impression on Kim Jung Il, North Korea's 'Great Leader.'

U.N. agencies and diplomats were informed last month that the regime no longer wished to participate in what is called the consolidated appeals process, a fundraising mechanism used by the world body's organizations to coordinate their efforts. The U.N. program, which provides medical and agricultural assistance as well as food, is widely credited with reducing the percentage of North Korean children suffering from stunted growth, from 60% to 40%.
I guess 40% of children with various chronic maladies is acceptable in North Korea.

Yesiree, we need bilateral talks with these 'equals.'

Wandering Mind

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