February 5, 2004

Auschwitz Under Our Noses

If you read one of my links today, it should be this one.

.... Look, for example, at the international reaction to a documentary, aired last Sunday night on the BBC. It described atrocities committed in the concentration camps of contemporary North Korea, where, it was alleged, chemical weapons are tested on prisoners. Central to the film was the testimony of Kwon Hyuk, a former administrator at a North Korean camp. "I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber," he said. "The parents, son and a daughter. The parents were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save the kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing." The documentary also included testimony from a former prisoner, who says she saw 50 women die after being deliberately fed poison. And it included documents smuggled out of the country that seemed to sentence a prisoner to a camp "for the purpose of human experimentation."
Posted by Ithildin at February 5, 2004 5:53 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

It is almost as though these backwards countries know nothing of history and have to reinvent the past all over again.

Posted by: JT_Hunter at February 6, 2004 12:22 AM

Do not worry, we'll be going after the North Koreans soon enough. We just have to prioritize our objectives.

I doubt that President Bush is ignoring the situation - it's just that North Korea is not as easy to act on, at the present time.

Posted by: Easycure at February 6, 2004 12:48 PM