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From The Economist:
North Koreans have given up hope. The iron fist of the government-military siphons all of the resources within that geography or going into it. The people survive on bare subsistence... if they survive at all.
In the areas where the Palestinians live, people are subject to the whims of Hezbollah or Hamas or both. Before that Yassar Arafat become wealthy on the backs of the refugees. These leaders and organizations rely on the misery of the Palestinians. It is part of the grand scheme of power. By making Israel the bogeyman and provoking military responses from Israel, these organization solidify their importance and power.
The fact is that had the Palestinians been led by peacemakers instead of those intent on the destruction of Israel, the "Ivy Towerers" would not have taken notice. They need suffering and a cause. So why the focus on the Palestinians and not the North Koreans? Good question.
For one thing, the Ivy Towerers see what is happening in North Korea as an "internal matter." They see Israel's reaction toward the hostile Palestinian organizations as evidence of the "Zionist problem." The Ivy Towerers have bought into the notion that the only impediment to Middle East peace is the existence of Israel... in direct alignment with Hezbollah. Oh, maybe not in so many words, but in the condemnation of everything that Israel does to defend itself against the aggression from Iran, Syria, Lebanon [and now Turkey?] and their Palestinian proxies.
How many more countries need leaders like North Korea's, Iran's, and the Palestinian's... where power based on misery is the goal... before the Ivy Towerers notice that no one is waving back?