As crippling UN sanctions continue to take their toll on the North Korea, Kim Jong Un and his military commanders have released their million-man army to loot and plunder the Korean countryside; stealing food and supplies in a desperate attempt to feed their starving soldiers.
— Daily NK (@The_Daily_NK) January 2, 2018
According to Fox News, the food shortages inside the hermit kingdom have gotten so bad that Kim’s soldiers are now forced to steal from local residents and farmers in order to feed themselves.
“Officials carried out home searches in Paekam County to determine how much food some families had,” a North Korean source told Daily NK. “As an excuse to enter and demand bribes, they said to the residents, ‘Are we just going to let our military starve while the Americans lick their lips and prepare to eat us alive?’”
The disturbing revelation comes weeks after photos emerged of North Korea soldiers foraging for food in the forests and fields, picking seeds and roots from the ground as the international embargo against the communist regime took hold.
Although droughts and sanctions have crippled North Korea’s ability to produce food, government officials are still demanding that local farmers and producers “fulfill mandatory quotas” decided by Kim’s regime.
— Daily NK (@The_Daily_NK) January 22, 2018
“These demands are pushing people to their wits’ end,” said sources from inside the hermit kingdom.
Despite drought conditions and a poor harvest last year in parts of North Korea, government officials are still demanding farmers fulfill a mandatory quota for military provisions.
“All individuals who weren’t able to meet the demands have been receiving additional assignments since the very beginning of January,” a source in South Hamgyong Province told Daily NK last week.
Another source in a neighboring province also said “these demands are pushing people to their wits’ end.”
Sources told the website residents are not surprised by the annual demands to offer food to the military, but the tactic of officials ransacking homes in some regions is a new development.
A few homes have been singled out, sources said, after they consumed frozen potatoes they intended to hand over to officials come collection time.
“The officers know better than anyone that they must feed their soldiers in order to maintain morale, and that rations of cornmeal with very few calories only serve to instill disillusionment among them,” a source from the northern Ryanggang Province told Daily NK last month.
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