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Human Rights in North Korea

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posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 03:02 PM
Seems a bit too convenient to me. Almost as if we're seeing information intended to geek up both political ethoses inside the US in an effort to ensure public acceptance of America's next war. On one side we have NK threatening to nuke the US... a threat which makes about half the US immediately come fully on board with turning NK into a grease spot on the map. On the other side we have "Look at the poor, helpless North Koreans being abused by their government... we have to do something to help them!"... an issue which makes the other half of the US come on board with turning Kim John Un into a grease spot.

In reality, this should be a completely black and white issue when viewed logically. The existence of human rights violations, starvation, absence of freedoms, etc. within North Korea's borders is absolutely none of the USA's business. Hell, we can't feed our hungry and preserve our freedoms in the US using our own tax dollars as it is... now we're supposed to care about a foreign nation? The real problem is whether or not North Korea has the ability and desire (which we know the desire is there) to use WMDs against US interests. If the answer to that is "Yep, sure do" then the US can certainly provide a nudge to the citizens of NK to pull themselves out of their human rights fiasco. Drop leaflets across NK which say "The bombings will stop when Kim John Un and his cabinet have been drug to Kaesong and left there for inspection and identity validation by US representatives." Problem solved.

posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 03:12 PM
reply to post by burdman30ott6

Well lets look at it like this if your president suddenly found you guilty of being an outcast because of your beliefs, because they didnt fit in with others in some way, and they just chucked you into a padded cell and punished you day and in and day out.

You would be damn glad then if someone from another country, decided enough is quite enough, this person needs to be saved from such a life and acted upon it from the decency of their hearts.

Or if your son or daughter marries someone from another country. And is then effected extremely negatively by the laws of that country youd be concerned. And want some form of justice for them.

Yes, agreed the leaflet idea would be good. But no one can get into the country to deliver anything to anyone.
edit on 12-4-2013 by FreedomEntered because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 03:18 PM
reply to post by FreedomEntered

We can hypothetical all day and all night. Such discussions are emotional quagmires rather than llogical paths to resolving an issue. Bottom line, if the US government decided to become as much a dictatorship as the NK government is and the citizens of this country didn't rise up against it, we'd deserve what we got.

As an overburdened tax payer, I'm tired of seeing the money I worked hard for go to emotional knee jerk causes. If it doesn't directly and measurably affect the American tax payer whose funding it, don't freaking do it. That holds especially true in regards to this nation's idiotic history of crusader wars to bring Demcoracy and freedom world wide, while simultaneously reducing both stateside.

posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 03:31 PM

Originally posted by FreedomEntered
Really the Kim family are a bunch of Nazis, not much different. Just that they have a control over a larger group of people, an entire country. Why cant the USA government just forcibly remove the ruling family?

I was just looking into the laws in North Korea and these ones stood out ------->

There is no right to free speech, only radio, television, and news providers that are deemed legal are those operated by the government.

Citizens cannot freely leave the country.

Foreigners are scrutinized and limited of what areas they can go into and what activities they can do in Korea.

Kim II-Sung is qouted as saying here "provide freedom and rights to hostile elements who oppose socialism or impure elements who act against the interests of the People".

Religion of choice cannot be practiced . And may result in punishment.

Disabled born babies are rapidly put to their death and buried after birth.

Underage prostition of children. Acceptable.

Forced abortion in many cases.

If found guilty of political offences, a whole family will be punished.

Re-education torture camps.

Should you wish to visit North Korea photographic restrictions and video cameras are not allowed in through customs.

edit on 11-4-2013 by FreedomEntered because: (no reason given)

and mean while back in good old uncle sam another family have just been butchered by some moody teen carrying the latest assault rifles ...think your free??? try leaving the planet

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