Black People Politics : North Korea Rare Earth Metals North Korea May Be Sitting On $6 Trillion Worth Of Rare Minerals

Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by RAPTOR, Dec 19, 2014.


    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The country's mountainous regions are thought to sit on around 200 different minerals, including,
    crucially, a large number of rare earth metals. The total worth of these deposits is thought to be worth
    more than $6 trillion*.

    There's two clear outcomes of this, according to Petrov:

    1. North Korea may begin to resemble an oil-rich gulf state, using the huge profits from a natural
    2. resource to keep in place an inefficient and corrupt state.
    3. Kim may have to turn increasingly to other countries with greater technology, such as China, the world's leading expert in rare earth metals, and even South Korea.
    Incredibly, we're already beginning to see this new North Korea in action, not just newfound
    government spending, but also in its relationship with other countries. According to the WSJ,
    South Korea's state-owned commodities developer recently admitted it held talks in North Korea last
    year about a possible joint-rare earth venture.

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  2. Kemetstry

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    If they only had the technology and infrastructure to take advantage of it

  3. UBNaturally

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    Wonder if this would make N.K. the little brother of China?

    USA: "Aye China, we need some more money"
    China: "Go ask North Korea, we're busy in Africa"

    The Interview, movie plot...

    The dare to the Interview...

    James Franco steps out with burly bodyguard after threats of violence cause Sony to cancel The Interview premiere

    17 December 2014

    James Franco understandably felt the need to boost his own personal security.

    The 36-year-old actor had the protective shadow of a large bodyguard while out to dinner in New York City on Tuesday, the same day Sony canceled the premiere of his new film The Interview in the wake of new threats.

    James appeared to be in no mood for banter either as he later emerged wearing a thick blue cardigan, red-checkered scarf and a red knit beanie.

    Well protected: James Franco kept his bodyguard close while out to dinner on Tuesday after threats caused Sony to cancel the premiere of his controversial new film The Interview

    Franco's bodyguard stayed close and at one point got in front to block approaching fans.

    Sony - and the movie industry as a whole - has been shaken now that the group that calls itself Guardians Of Peace are threatening violence to movie theatres that show The Interview and its patrons, as Variety reported.

    The premiere of The Interview was set for December 25 but was scratched by the studio.

    Stand back: The actor's protector stood in front blocking fans from approaching

    The bone of contention is that The Interview attempts to poke fun and insults at Kim Jong Un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic Of Korea.

    The movie follows two celebrity journalists (James Franco and Seth Rogen) who land an interview with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on their hit TV show and then are asked by the CIA to assassinate him.

    Seth Rogen also gets a new friend




    The 32-year-old actor has good reason to be paranoid. As we reported, Sony has completely scrapped The Interview when hackers threatened to attack any theatre playing the film. There are also rumors that Rogen is a target of North Korean terrorists.


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    Could you imagine the US of A Inc. having to borrow money from North Korea?

    Sony vs. North Korea vs. Terruble Movies

    Kind of wonder if they could try this with other bad movies.

    But as for North Korea not having the so called technology, wonder how they were able to hack into Sony?
    Keeping in mind, China was blamed for hacking into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) about a month or so ago.

    But trying to blame North Korea, that supposedly doesn't have that much technology, for the hacking of Sony, is like saying no American citizen would dare go up against the proxy corporations of Amerikkka.

    But North Korea wants to clear its name from the accusations

    North Korea seeks join probe with US on Sony hack

    The North's foreign ministry accused the US government of "spreading groundless allegations" and said a probe would refute the allegations.

    The attack and subsequent threats against cinemas led Sony to cancel the release of The Interview, a satire.

    It includes the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.

    The film had been due to open on Christmas Day.

    But Sony said it was considering releasing it "on a different platform".

    The FBI said on Friday that the Pyongyang government was responsible.

    But on Saturday, the North Korean foreign ministry said: "As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident."

    "Without resorting to such tortures as were used by the US CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us."​

    I have a feeling though, that North Korea could end up in a similar fate as Libya, if these resources become leverage in the battle for economic growth.

    But on the flip side, if North and South Korea could work out their differences and share in this effort, some countries would be infuriated.

    Or maybe not...

    South Korea court bans 'pro-North' political party

    18 December 2014

    UPP members, led by party leader Lee Jung-hee (centre), demonstrated against the decision on Friday

    South Korea has banned a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.

    The government had petitioned the constitutional court last year to ban the leftist Unified Progressive Party, which has five members in parliament.

    Some UPP members were previously arrested for plotting a rebellion.

    The move has sparked concern about freedom of expression and association in South Korea.