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2003-10-04 China-Japan-Koreas
Opening a Window on North Korea's Horrors
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Posted by Steve White 2003-10-04 4:47:01 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6487 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 As awful as the horrors of North Korea are, it's hard for me to find sympathy with the man who abandoned his wife and children to be starved and persecuted by the regime. I'm not any less apalled by the stories of starvation and brutality, but in his case my sympathy lies with his abandoned family--likely neglected and starved to death two or more years ago.
Posted by Dar  2003-10-4 5:38:07 PM||   2003-10-4 5:38:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 You know, when Bush's State of the Union address referred to the "axis of evil" I winced a bit. The rhetoric seemed overblown, especially given that there were no immediate threats we seemed to face from Iraq, Iran & North Korea.

Now we see from Kay's report that North Korea was willing to export missiles and more, we read recently that Iran has a nuclear program with enriched uranium traces "incompatible with European sources" and the Aussies stop an large ship full of drugs from the North cruising near their coasts. Looks indeed like both an axis and evil.

I tend to agree with Dar about the husband, but what horrible choices these people face every day ....

Posted by rkb  2003-10-4 5:51:01 PM||   2003-10-4 5:51:01 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Now this is interesting:

"After a month in hiding, he climbed down a cliff to the Tumen River and crossed into China with his savings -- 80 U.S. dollars. His knowledge of the regime's hierarchy made him interesting to South Korean intelligence agents in China, and after they interrogated him for months, they helped him defect."

SK intelligence agents in southern China? Operating overtly or covertly?
Posted by Patrick Phillips 2003-10-4 5:52:39 PM||   2003-10-4 5:52:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 You know I joke about Kimmie-boy but, seriously, he is a very evil man.

Just read the Testimony of Sun-ok Lee - a former prisoner.

However I warn you -- it is not for the faint of heart. Kim Jong and his government are very very evil.

And that is why I feel sorry for the innocent (and duped) North Korean people.
Posted by CrazyFool 2003-10-4 6:52:06 PM||   2003-10-4 6:52:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Keep reading. We make fun of Kimmie, but he’s a bloody bastard. He has to go.

Oh yeah, then what? If we liberate the Afghanis, Iraqis, North Koreans, are we supposed to go around taking out every dictator who is just as bad as the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il? Get real man, it'll never work. Just impeach Bush!
Posted by typical lefty 2003-10-4 9:45:01 PM||   2003-10-4 9:45:01 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Oh yeah, then what? If we liberate the Afghanis, Iraqis, North Koreans, are we supposed to go around taking out every dictator who is just as bad as the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il?

What a bright boy you are! You're getting the idea!

Damn straight we take out the bloody dictators. Since you sign yourself "typical lefty" you're supposed to stand for things like human rights, democracy, etc, etc. Right? You can't possibly support these thugs, so why not take them out?

Oh, right, we can't do it because it's the e-e-e-e-e-e-vil GWB at the helm. Nevermind that you never quite get what you want in a president, the notion of an e-e-e-e-e-e-vil USA doing something in the good really grinds your beans, eh?
Posted by Steve White  2003-10-5 12:03:59 AM||   2003-10-5 12:03:59 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 You can blame typical lefty for many things: But he DID chose a fitting nick.

I have lived in two of the most evil dictatorships of our times. YES we should take out EVERY dictator, one by one. Saddam was not a bad start after all.

I guess typical lefty rather have North Korea replace Libya chairing the UN Human Rights Commission.
Posted by True German Ally 2003-10-5 12:30:29 AM||   2003-10-5 12:30:29 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 wow, I was trying to parody the left in my post. I guess I'm better than I thought I was, lol.

from now on I'll end my posts "/sarcasm", I thought the nick was sufficient.
Posted by typical lefty 2003-10-5 1:52:53 AM||   2003-10-5 1:52:53 AM|| Front Page Top

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