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North Korea and Venezuela: case studies in how Starvation Propaganda is War Propaganda

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Admittedly, until quite recently, many major news outlets worldwide ran stories every autumn that cited international aid agencies saying that the country was on the brink of a massive famine once again. These perennially predicted famines never transpired, but the stories continued to be released at regular intervals, nonetheless.

In the last year or two, though, such predictions have disappeared. This year, North Korea enjoyed an exceptionally good harvest, which for the first time in more than two decades will be sufficient to feed the country's entire population."

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The grain harvest in 2013 was 5.03 million tons; enough to feed the nation; in 2015/16, it was 5.42 million tons, according to the World Food Program.

"MoA and FAO both forecast the production of 2016 summer crops on government-managed lands at around 363,000 metric tons, 35 percent higher than the 2015 summer harvest."

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North Korean children

There is some malnutrition, just as in the richest nation in history, in North Korea, which has had slow but steady economic growth in the last decade. click here

Starvation propaganda is like war propaganda; it is meant to paint a false but compelling picture to influence the gullible and justify military aggression disguised as humanitarian rescue.

VENEZUELA

The starvation propaganda is in full swing. Here is a headline from the Independent.co.uk:

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'We're living in the end of times': StarvingVenezuelans giving away children to survive

"A baby boy was recently found abandoned inside a bag in capital Caracas and a malnourished one-year-old boy was found in a cardboard box in Ciudad Guayana in recent months."

Here's another from Hotair: "

Yes, the people of Venezuela are literally starving to death"

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