North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters
Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Preparing for North Korea's Inevitable Collapse
Let's be honest. The world would be a better place if a revolutionary tribunal in the near future sent North Korea's Kim Jong-un and his henchmen to the gallows. Kim's subjects are so malnourished that North Koreans are notably shorter than their South Korean cousins. The state's gulags are so large, you can see them from space. Survivors of those camps have testified that fellow prisoners withered away from starvation.
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has acknowledged the horror. A 2014 report from that office says that inside of North Korea "crimes against humanity" have been committed as a result of the state's policy. These include "extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation."
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WNU Editor: My Chinese friends/contacts tell me that North Korea will not collapse. Too many North Koreans are still invested in the system .... and there are enough of them to make sure that an uprising or the growth of an opposition group will never succeed. But if China should withdraw their support and start supporting other North Korean groups .... everyone I know in the region says the same thing .... that is the day when everything will change.