The second happiest place on Earth is cutting rationed food to as low as 150 grams (5.3 ounces) a day. That is roughly 375 calories a day for North Koreans in the worker’s paradise.
The population of 23 million people is showing signs of mass starvation. Even in Pyongyang, United Nations officials are reporting rations of 200 grams a day and a new video by a journalist found soldiers desperately seizing food — a notable development since the military has always been given the lion’s share of food in the country.
What is fascinating is that the Obama Administration went to war in Libya while North Korea starves millions and Syria kills thousands. It is part of utter incoherence in our foreign policy and the arbitrary basis that we use to go to war. (For full disclosure, I represent the members of Congress challenging the Libyan war). The government has also closed universities and sent students to work on farms and in factories.