Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Evidence of Evil: The Wall Street Journal's Claudia Rosett has an excellent article previewing a report due out today from the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
For those "sensitive" internationalists who suggest we only make Kim Jong Il meaner when we refer to his totalitarian regime as "evil," the report promises to be the equivalent of being struck with a clue-by-four -- repeatedly.
In another interview, a former prisoner, a 66-year-old grandmother, identified as "Detainee #24" to protect relatives still perhaps alive in North Korea, describes being assigned to help in the delivery of babies who were thrown immediately into a plastic-lined box to die in bulk lots. The report notes: "The interviewer had difficulty finding words to describe the sadness in this grandmother's eyes and the anguish on her face as she recounted her experience as a midwife at the detention center in South Sinuiju"--one of the sites shown in detail in the accompanying satellite photos.
When that evil regime finally falls, the world will be shocked at the human torture and misery that has occured in North Korea.
Stability should not be the goal in the region. The goal should be the freedom of the all the Korean people. Anything that keeps Kim Jong Il in power any longer also increases the suffering of millions of innocent Koreans.