>>Joe: At the end of the Second World War so many people said 'if only we had known...
if only we had known the wrongs that were done in the countries of the hostile forces',"
That is a quote from Michael Kirby, a man who happens to be the chairman of the UN mandated,
independent Commission of Inquiry, which happened to demand an international call to action
against the atrocious crimes against humanity in North Korea.
>>Elliott: The accusations have long been assumed in the international community, but
this is the type of report that paints a vivid, and horrifying picture that begs for action.
>>Joe: The Kim family utilized all sorts of evil to project an air of grandure and control
for generations, including torture, straight up making people disappear, political repression,
international threats of nuclear warfare, all the while, denying any claims of abuse
by simply closing their borders and saying go away, we dont want any, everything is
>>Elliott: The report consists of testimony provided by numerous defectors and among descriptions
of unthinkable amounts of deaths attributed to forced labor camps are vivid and morbid
accounts of children imprisoned and starved from birth, people forced into slavery for
looking for food or traveling without permission, torture for watching foreign soap operas,
and a woman forced to drown her own baby.
>>Joe: And of course, there is the whole, if the government suspects you of anything,
youre boned. Keep in mind, these are just some of the stories from the people that were
fortunate enough to actually escape North Korea. Its all horrible stuff that quite
frankly, should no longer receive a blind eye encased in bureaucracy, diplomacy, and
>>Elliott: The panel says these are a people subjected to violence, fear, repression of
freedom, religion, and thought, discrimination against woman, sexual violence all the while,
being denied access to food and aid
>>Joe: By a regime that comfortably sits atop a golden throne of bullshit. Its so rampant
and ubiquitous that its become commonplace for the North Korean people. One survivor
said, Because we saw so many people die, we became so used to it. Im sorry to say
that we became so used to it that we didn't feel anything." And its the job of the
rest of the world, not to become used to North Korea. Ahh don worry, thats just
North Korea being North Korea.
>>Elliott: Imogen Foulkes of the BBC said the quote, gravity, scale and nature of
these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary
world. Those are scary words that the international court of do something will sit on for far
>>Joe: And it doesnt help that forward thinking countries like China will block any
attempt to retaliate against these violations. In response to the 400 page report and accusations
Kim Jong Un said uh uh. No way. Not here. Look at this happy North Koreayou better
smile you mother.
>>Elliott: The UN report has directly implicated Jung Un and warn the dictator that he may
be held personally responsible for the crimes against humanity.
>>Joe: So, we leave it you, faithful viewers what action should be taken against North
Korea after the emergence of these reports. Let us know