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Defiant North Korean Gov't Facing Drought of The Decade, Possible Famine

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When you make the choice to be an isolationist nation, you do so at your own peril.

This precisely the sort of lesson that Kim Jong Un of North Korea is learning during his time atop of figurative throne in the Asian dictatorship.  Like his father, and his father before him, Kim is keeping his foot squarely on the neck of the North Korean people, but doing so under harsh international sanctions.

Of course, these sanctions could and likely would have been eased had the dainty despot negotiated a deal with US President Donald Trump just weeks ago.

Exacerbating all of the issues that the figuratively imprisoned North Korean people face is a drought – the worst in decades – that has again brought a fear of famine to the hermit kingdom.

North Korea disclosed on Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades, amid growing concerns the country is dangerously short on food.

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The state-run Korean Central News Agency said that only 2.1 inches of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of this year, the lowest amount since the same period in 1982 when 2 inches of rain on average fell.

The current conditions, described by KCNA as “extreme drought“, are expected to continue at least until the end of May.

North Korean authorities have asked private citizens to seek out previously unknown sources of water – a desperate measure that belies the complete and utter ineptitude of the DPRK’s ruling class.

To put food on the dinner table, Kim Jong Un may need to come back to the negotiating table.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.