Someone gassed between 350 and 1,400 people in Syria, depending on which liar fits into your political agenda; however, North Korea can starve tens of thousands, many of them children, and the international community with its organizers are painfully silent.
Kim Jung-un battles no one but his own people: Assad is in a desperate battle against those who want to destroy the West and kill our troops, the same people our president considers the chosen people, the Islamic Fundamentalists. For them, we will depose allies and unleash the awesome firepower of the United States military. Our president will move mountains and postpone golf games to aid beleaguered fanatics, it has become the destiny of the United States to help establish Islamic Fundamentalism throughout the Middle East, regardless of what the citizens want and with extreme prejudice and persecution against indigenous Christian and Jewish citizens.
To our omnipotent president, the Jew and Christian living in the wrong country is an impediment to the development of Islamic Fascism and insignificant compared to the greater glory of Islamic Fundamentalism. They become like the North Korean prisoners, impediments to the advancement of a totalitarian state, ruled by a dictator who rules with complete control, much like the Islamic Fascists, when they gain control.
Up to 20,000 North Korean prison camp inmates have ‘disappeared’ says human rights group
Thousands of North Korean inmates of Camp No 22, one of Kim Jong-un’s most brutal labour camps, have disappeared according to a human rights group.
There are fears that up to 20,000 may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the closure of the camp at the end of last year.
The suspicion has emerged from a newly-released report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) detailing the situation in penal colonies as Kim Jong-un consolidated his power after taking over as leader from his father, Kim Jong-il who died in 2011. Now the group that is demanding an inquiry into their fate.
The Washington-based organisation gleans information from defectors from the North, including former guards and the occasional survivor of a prison camp, as well as examining satellite imagery.
It focused much of its attention on Camp 22, a vast compound that sprawled across more than 770 square miles, making it larger than London.
The report, North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps, reveals that two camps have been shut down in the last year but that 130,000 individuals are still being held in penal labour colonies across the country.
“Through this vast system of unlawful imprisonment, the North Korean regime isolates, banishes, punishes and executes those suspected of being disloyal to the regime,” the report states.
“They are deemed ‘wrong-thinkers’, ‘wrong-doers’, or those who have acquired ‘wrong-knowledge’ or have engaged in ‘wrong-associations’.”
At Camp No. 22, in North Hamyong Province, in the far north-east of the country, the prison population shrank dramatically in the months before its closure, probably in December 2012.
Reports suggest that a severe food shortage meant that little was passed on to inmates and that numbers dwindled rapidly from 30,000 to 3,000.
Very few North Koreans who have managed to escape from prison camps and to freedom outside the country’s borders, but those who have tell of terrible suffering.
Inmates – who can be imprisoned for life, along with three generations of their families, for anything deemed to be critical of the regime – are forced to survive by eating frogs, rats and picking corn kernels our of animal waste.
Activists say that as many as 40 percent of inmates die of malnutrition, while others succumb to disease, sexual violence, torture, abuse by the guards or are worked to death. Men, women and children are required to work for up to 16 hours a day in dangerous conditions, often in mines or logging camps.
Anyone sent to a North Korean labour camp is unlikely to ever leave again, analysts say, while a failed attempt to escape brings execution.
A recent report by South Korea’s National Human Rights Commission suggests that the majority of inmates were caught attempting to flee the country in search of food or work, instead of being incarcerated for their political beliefs. Others were detained after being overheard praising South Korea.
The actions of the international community, and especially our president, in regard to this ongoing atrocity, reflects flagrant racism and prejudice. Its true President Obama like to pick and choose the laws he wants to enforce, but we are dealing with human life and suffering or perhaps these people are insignificant to the great reformer.