LETTER: Ignore them

Apr. 06, 2013 @ 04:54 AM

To the Editor:

From the dawn of ages, dictators have deflected [attention from] their subjects’ starving state or poor standard of living by simply “saber rattling!” In this case, look at North Korea’s recent 2011 per capita income from published CIA statistics. South Korea ranks 30th in the world at $31,200, while just across the DMZ (demilitarized zone) to the north, gosh, they are 160th — or only $1800.

Even China, with its huge population, is only ranked #97, but “far” above North Korea. Recent news covered widespread famine, failed crops and humanitarian shipments of food to this country. Ignore them!

George J. Wilberg