Thursday, August 24, 2006

Drying Up North Korea's Funds

Fire of Liberty

The Financial Times has reported that the Vietnamese government has shut down various North Korean bank accounts that had been used to finance the activities of the Hermit Kingdom. I have to say that the North Koreans are becoming persona non grata in the world when even a fellow communist nation shuns you and your money. It might make the North Koreans peeved and result in harsh behavior but the simple truth is the fact that despotic regimes need money to continue their wicked actions and the more you cut them off the more they're limited to do. So for the first and last time, I wish to give Vietnam a hearty thanks for their help in shunning North Korea.

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