would they bite the hand that would feed them?

@murkie (1105)
Philippines
June 27, 2011 9:32am CST
literally. lately on the news, i learned that north korean soldiers are starving. a report even mentions that almost half of them are malnourished. then the united nations is only too quick to say to push politics aside and give aid to communist nokor. i have nothing against helping them out. but the question is, after giving them aid and providing their food (and assuming they accept), would they abandon their political plans altogether for the sake of gratitude? or would they resume threatening other neighbouring countries? if i were to choose, given i have the capability, i would help them ONLY when i can be sure they wouldn't attack me or anybody else once they recovered. would you?
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@vastari (331)
• Ireland
27 Jun 11
It's a matter of taking the moral high ground. It's unlikely that the North Koreans would change their beliefs if we sent them aid, simply because they've been so indoctrinated for generations and there's a cult of personality surrounding their leader. They genuinely think he's a god, I remember watching a behind the scenes documentary. Scary stuff. We don't ever really have to worry about N. Korea attacking people. Their army is so badly equipped and trained that despite its vast size it couldn't really do much harm to its neighbours.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
it is indeed very unlikely that they'd change their philo just for that. but anyway, if we don't have to worry about them hurting people, then why are there widespread protests against their nuclear projects? shouldn't we worry about this thing?
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
I would still help them whatever they will do after. I really can't blame them if they won't change their beliefs. After decades of indoctrination it is nearly impossible to convince most of them that there are better things in life then what they have right now.
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
i would too, if ever they would ask for it. but given their philosophy, i think it would hurt their pride to ask favor from non-allies. they could, however, ask their number one ally - china.