October 09, 2006

North Korea

North Korea completed a successful test of a nuclear weapon late Sunday night, a senior Bush administration official confirmed to FOX News. The official said, however, that initial readings from South Korea reported only a 3.58-magnitude seismic reaction, which is smaller than what would be expected from the 4-kiloton explosion the communist nation sought. It is disturbing news alright and the MSM just wants to talk about Foley.

Meanwhile the deranged leader of North Korea - Kim Jong Il - starves his own people who literally drop dead in the street, their bodies are never picked up for proper burial, the traffic lights don't work because he disallows electricity in his cities, and Kofi Annan is silent, "world opinion" has little or nothing to say, but instead condemns those who fight evil.

There is a human rights problem in North Korea;- over 200,000 people are imprisoned in North Korea’s vast gulag; punishment against entire families (multigenerational) is used to respond to real or suspected political dissent; imprisoned women are often forced to abort fetuses and prisoners are routinely executed in public, often in the presence of children;- access to services such as health care, education and even food assistance are allocated according to social stratification, a system which is based on the family’s loyalty to the regime; pluralism and civil society are nonexistent; freedoms of religion and press do not exist. It is an act of treason to leave the country without state permission. If caught, a person can face detention, torture or even execution.

What's even worse is that Kim Jong Il doesn't even have a religious ideology - it's just pure ego with him. To him there is nothing bigger than himself. And that's very scary.

For more on North Korea, click here and here.