Nothing that Kim Jong Un might do would likely surprise the world. The man is a dictator who knows no bounds. He reportedly had an ex-girlfriend executed recently, along with 12 other women, for participation in a sex-tape.
It seems that 22,000 of Camp-22’s inmates have simply disappeared. The camp that was believed to hold 30,000 has left 22,000 people unaccounted for and is now closed.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) claims the prisoners – most of whom have never committed a crime – may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the camp’s closure last year.
The organisation’s latest report, North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps, says the prison population shrank dramatically in the months leading up to December.
According to a report on the Telegraph’s website, defectors of the regime revealed about 8,000 of the 30,000 prisoners may have been transferred to other camps, leaving 22,000 unaccounted for.
The prisoners who survived are believed to have moved to Camp 25 near Chongjin City or to North Hamgyeong Province’s Camp 16, about which virtually nothing is known.
The closure came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un consolidated his grip on power following the death of his father in 2011, Kim Jong-Ill.
Now the HRNK has called for an inquiry into their fate.
This story was of particular interest to me today because of the obvious full-court press we see being put on by the Obama Administration in regards to the chemical attack in Syria. Chances are that we won’t even hear a statement about what happened in North Korea and we may never find out what happened to these 22,000 people.
The Obama Administration has not even been able to successfully prove that the chemical attack was launched by Assad, and not the Syrian Rebels, yet that is the story that the world talks about.
Somehow I think 22,000 people, who were mostly political prisoners, might be worth mentioning as well.
Will Obama call for missile strikes against North Korea?
Why? Because Saudi Arabia is not pushing for missile strikes in North Korea and their are no Al Qaeda fighters to support. This is simply a bunch of dead people who are not supported by Obama’s current agenda.
Whether this proves to be an accurate report or not, there will be more. Kim Jong Un has a history of tyrannical impatience already, and he is just getting started.
Assad may be a horrible man, but there are dozens like him all over the world.
The Obama Administration has specific interests in Syria that have nothing to do with humanitarian efforts. I am not saying that Obama has any love for Kim Jong Un, but it’s interesting to see where his priorities lie.
Dead North Korean political prisoners can wait until later.