*"We should be thankful that these women have the courage to plead for
peace. They are bigger than all the war mongering politicians in the
world such as our war mongering politicians in North America."*
I came to this story, in a sour mood, thinking about the hundreds of thousands or in the case of the North, most certainly millions of people killed in 70 years of civil war, purges, and political imprisonments and both public and secret executions. But your quote is direct and to the point.
Can I just make a short plea to readers. I like many people for years assumed that the stories I heard about terrible human rights situation in North Korea were exaggerated until in the 90s i met and became friends with- a scientist, from Dandong China who I had a number of conversations with that made me - I mean, what he described sounded unspeakably horrible. He literally grew up within sight of North Korea. Right across the river. And people were starving to death in huge numbers there. FOR NO REASON
I don't want to get into a big argument with people, but I am just asking you to realize, this is a truly horrible situation. Since then I have met North Korean refugees. There are now more than 100 living in the US and more than 900 in the UK. Their stories are unspeakably heartbreaking and unfortunately they are true.
There is nothing even remotely resembling freedom of speech in North Korea.
Some very very large number of people have died there.
One of the things I do, this is not for entertainment, is a scan imaging of North Korea for clues into the deeper situation there.
Watch this video yes, the first person's testimony was changed slightly but it is actually basically true in all the major respects and tells usa lot about the sorry state of US journalism, always trying to simplify things- the reason he changed it was NOT MATERIAL TO THE MAIN ISSUES and in fact, he was born in Camp 14, when Camp 14 was south of the river and run by the Bowibu- It tells us some things that really need to be looked at, re- a shell game they play when closing camps and a lot of people vanish into thin air.