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reply to post by alienreality
You should probably hang out with Sen McCain and probably talk how great the interventions have helped the world recently.
reply to post by kwakakev
So you think international sanctions make it ok to kill babies and commit mass murder and starve the population of North Korea by it's leader? Really? Did you really go there?
reply to post by kwakakev
What blame should the international community be taking exactly?
First there is a long entrenched culture of war that created this situation, along with many other generational rivalries throughout history.
In this situation there is a strong East vs West theme over riding and complicating many of the more local issues.
In a more practical sense there is a lot of feet dragging and general animosity towards placing more incentive and motivation towards reunification efforts.
His age does present some problems, but also has some opportunities as his mind is not as old and fixed like his father.
From what i have learnt about the DPRK and it's direction is that it is moving towards more democratic principles.
But in countries that populations are a problem do to poverty or other reasons, this practice is still actually practical for them in their views but an abomination for us.
Remember the government encourage the practice but the families and specially the mothers have to be willing participants.
Now if the babies were taken from the families and killed by the government this is actually considered a human rights violation and should be taken by the international community very seriously.
A prisoner is forced to haul emaciated corpses up a mountain ready for burning so their ash can be used as fertiliser but sees that the flesh on their faces has been gnawed away by rats. Horrified inmates watch as a guard angered by the crying of a baby forces its mother to drown it face down in a bucket of water.
These are just two in a litany of alleged "unspeakable atrocities" described in a nearly 400-page report released by an independent UN panel of inquiry into the North Korean regime and its decades-long subjugation of its citizens through incarceration, enforced starvation, torture, rape, enslavement and sexual abuse. "Hundreds of thousands" of detainees have lost their lives over 50 years, it claims.
"We saw so many people die we became so used to it. We became so used to it that we didn'tfeel anything," one survivor of the camps told the investigator, who used the report's release to call for those responsible for the atrocities inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and possibly the country's leader himself, Kim Jong-un, to be referred to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
I guess you noticed how the propaganda machine in America is working like charm, more and more rights are taken in this nation by executive order than in any other time in history but people are debating what happens in third world countries.
it is working like charm, indeed.
Still the fact that NK engage in this ancient practice in this modern days is something to be concern also.
For anyone who have still doubt about North Korea i'm presenting free
Camp 14 - Total Control Zone