North Korea Murder, Torture, and Crimes Against Humanity

>>Joe: “At the end of the Second World War
so many people said ‘if only we had known… if only we had known the wrongs that were
done in the countries of the hostile forces’,”  That is a quote from Michael Kirby, a man
who happens to be the chairman of the UN mandated, independent Commission of Inquiry, which happened
to demand an international call to action against the atrocious crimes against humanity
in North Korea.>>Elliott: The accusations have long been
assumed in the international community, but this is the type of report that paints a vivid,
and horrifying picture that begs for action. >>Joe: The Kim family utilized all sorts of
evil to project an air of grandure and control for generations, including torture, straight
up making people disappear, political repression, international threats of nuclear warfare,
all the while, denying any claims of abuse by simply closing their borders and saying
go away, we don’t want any, everything is fine.>>Elliott: The report consists of testimony
provided by numerous defectors and among descriptions of unthinkable amounts of deaths attributed
to forced labor camps are vivid and morbid accounts of children imprisoned and starved
from birth, people forced into slavery for looking for food or traveling without permission,
torture for watching foreign soap operas, and a woman forced to drown her own baby.>>Joe: And of course, there is the whole,
if the government suspects you of anything, you’re boned. Keep in mind, these are just
some of the stories from the people that were fortunate enough to actually escape North
Korea. It’s all horrible stuff that quite frankly, should no longer receive a blind
eye encased in bureaucracy, diplomacy, and inaction. >>Elliott: The panel says these are a people
subjected to violence, fear, repression of freedom, religion, and thought, discrimination
against woman, sexual violence all the while, being denied access to food and aid…>>Joe: By a regime that comfortably sits atop
a golden throne of bullshit. It’s so rampant and ubiquitous that it’s become commonplace
for the North Korean people. One survivor said, “Because we saw so many people die,
we became so used to it. I’m sorry to say that we became so used to it that we didn’t
feel anything.” And it’s the job of the rest of the world, not to become used to North
Korea. Ahh… don’ worry, that’s just North Korea being North Korea.>>Elliott: Imogen Foulkes of the BBC said
the quote, “gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does
not have any parallel in the contemporary world.” Those are scary words that the international
court of do something will sit on for far too long. >>Joe: And it doesn’t help that forward
thinking countries like China will block any attempt to retaliate against these violations.
In response to the 400 page report and accusations Kim Jong Un said… uh uh. No way. Not here. 
Look at this happy North Korea…you better smile you mother.>>Elliott: The UN report has directly implicated
Jung Un and warn the dictator that he may be held personally responsible for the crimes
against humanity.>>Joe: So, we leave it you, faithful viewers…
what action should be taken against North Korea after the emergence of these reports. 
Let us know…


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