Monday, July 24, 2017

Hunger Games

North Korea's army is likely more eager to sign up for the all-you-can-eat buffet than invading South Korea:

Malnutrition is soaring in the North Korean military, and the parents of troops are stepping in to supply their children with food provisions, according to a Japanese press report.

I was not unserious when I wrote:

North Korea's army is in no condition to invade South Korea. Even if it managed to push into South Korea in the initial shock of invasion, the advance would probably fall apart at the first shopping mall the spearheads encountered, as the troops looted Heaven on Earth.

South Korea should probably subsidize massive numbers of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the Uijongbu Corridor.

Heck, we might want to fatten up the "invaders" and send them back north. And that option is why I worry that North Korea might send their potentially dangerous army into South Korea for the purpose of being killed by South Korea and America--doing damage in the process--confident that nobody will want to invade and occupy the hollow husk of impoverished North Korea.

UPDATE: Now this is what I'm talking about!

A half-hour's drive north of Seoul, along a highway lined with barbed wire, lie two shopping malls the size of several football stadiums, a stone's throw from the world's most militarised border.

The malls are in the city of Paju, gateway to the U.N. truce village of Panmunjom, where military officers from the combatants of the 1950-53 Korean war discuss armistice matters - when the two sides are on speaking terms, which they aren't these days.

"Fairy tales come true in Paju", is the advertising lure from the Korean Tourism Board.

If the South Korean army completely collapses in the face of a North Korean ground invasion, the North Korean advance will grind to a halt as 13th-century poverty-stricken peasant soldiers of the North Korean army stumble into the ruins of a 21st century fairy tale stocked with consumer goods and Choco-pies that will still be more appealing than a new gray apartment building back home.