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Monday, October 16, 2006

North Korean Baby Killers

I saw
this post on Hyscience yesterday and it aggravated me so badly I could not even write about it in any comprehensive manner. Not much keeps me quiet, this did. Quite frankly it sickened me. Hyscience linked to an article in World Net Daily which I finally read today.

Today Times of London has another article on this.

THE North Korean regimeÂ’s obsession with racial purity has led to the killing of disabled infants and forced abortions for women suspected of conceiving their babies by Chinese fathers, according to a growing body of testimony from defectors.

Repugnant as that is, these articles go on with more detail:

One such account came from a 30-year-old woman who calls herself Han Myong-suk. She escaped twice and reached a safe haven in an undisclosed third country within the past year thanks to Helping Hands Korea, an American Christian group.

She said she was sold by traffickers to a Chinese farmer near the Great Wall, and was five months pregnant by him when she was caught by the Chinese police and deported back to North Korea.

There she was held in one of three female detention centres, which have been identified in the towns of Sinuju, Onsong and Chongin. Her account was taken down by Tim Peters, an American Christian activist who founded the group.

“I defied the order to abort the foetus the prison authorities contemptuously called a ‘Chinese Chink’ and was badly beaten and kicked in my belly by a guard. His name was Hwang Myong-dong,” she said.

One week later, said Han, she was led to a prison clinic “where in a most blunt manner they extracted the dead child from my body”.

Is there any doubt whatsoever that North Korea belongs in the category that President Bush classified him in? Axis of Evil? Read the articles yourself, then tell me that anybody calling themselves a "human being" would DARE suggest we appease this Monster Jong-il. Dare suggest that we cower to his intimidation tactics.

If anyone can still think of this man as a joke, I hope they stop laughing long enough to realize how truly evil this man and this regime is. If you still doubt it, then read further.

Choi Yong-hwa, 28, described how she was made to accompany a heavily pregnant woman, who had also been returned across the bridge from China, to a clinic where doctors induced labour. After the infant was born, Choi said she and other women stood by in disbelief as it was suffocated with a wet towel. The mother passed out.

A 66-year-old grandmother also testified to witnessing the deaths of babies at Sinuiju, two of them healthy boys born at full term. The first belonged to a 28-year-old woman called Lim. The witness was holding the newborn in a blanket when a guard grabbed him by a leg and threw him into a large box lined with plastic.

A total of seven babies — five born prematurely after labour was induced — were left to die in the box. Two days later the premature babies were dead. The two full-term boys were still blinking, although their lips had turned blue. A guard battered them to death with forceps, the witness said.

These atrocities must be stopped by any and all means possible.