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North Korea Death Watch

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Is there an app for that?

9780143122913_p0_v1_s260x420-02042013One-third of the nation is chronically malnourished. Hundreds of thousands are in political prison camps. Some are born, live (meagerly) and die in political prison camps under Kim Jong Il/Un/Whatever’s three-generation policy (lock up the family that disagrees with the party line for three generations). This I saw through the story of Shin Dong-Hyuk’s Escape from Camp 14. I defy you to read this book and not come away thinking the entire nation is a prison camp—and absolutely corrupt—focused on supporting the lifestyle and many mansions of Kim Jong Il/Un/Whatever (and a few party elites. Very few).

Amazingly, this is happening right now. Today. This instant. This isn’t something in the past. See the prison camps for yourself.

But how long will we see the prison camps? As Kim Jong Un continues to starve and beat the North Korean population, how long will it be before loyalists hide evidence of these camps? Probably the population is already digging their own graves and praying to fall in.

Surely there is an app that can track the square feet of these prison camps and help the world watch as Kim Jong Un tries to hide their criminal record.


Written by kirkistan

February 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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  1. Thanks. This looks interesting.


    February 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    • Thanks for reading!


      February 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  2. […] asked about how Shin Dong-Hyuk in Escape from Camp 14 kept his sanity: was there any talk of faith in the book? There was, though it was at the far end […]

  3. […] North Koreans remain mostly hungry, so when Rodman spoke of Kim Jong Un’s “epic feast,” we started counting how many hundreds of North Koreans went without food as a result. That’s not a big logical leap: North Koreans often go without food. The Un’s great feast is just another reason. […]

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