Wed 11 May, 2011 11:48 pm
The democratic movement (Jasmine revolution) that has been sweeping through Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria is giving much frustration to the government of North Korea, which has been trying to prevent the movement.
There are 300~400 North Korean ambassadors, doctors, nurses and construction workers working in Mideast areas like Libya and Yemen.
Recently, North Korea declared no-entry order for the North Korean expats, so they are awaiting the government's approval to come back to their home country.
Two North Korean doctors that got injured from the allied troops in Lybia were staying in Libya because of the no-entry order when they got injured as well.
The reason why North Korea is not letting their citizens come back home is because the government do not want the democratic movement to spread through the Korean peninsula as well.
However, after the shortage of rations during the Kim family's birthdays (2.16, 4.15) and birthday presents, the citizens of Jong-ju, Yong-cheon, and Son-chon revolted asking for "electricity(fire) and rice."
The policies North Korea is enforcing to inhibit Jasmine revolution is temporary at best. The only way left for them is to abandon nuclear development and military-first policy, and walk towards the path of revolution and open door policies.