Feb 17, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
Ex_Mil8 saidI think most people were already aware of the horrors of the North Korean regime. The hard bit is what to do about it. Its leadership couldn't care less about being indicted for crimes against humanity. The country is already under very punitive economic sanctions. Its leadership has nuclear weapons and considerable conventional forces under its control.
When it comes to exerting influence on N.Korea, China is the only real hope, but that country is not exactly an exemplar of human rights and there is doubt as to just how much it is able to control the N.Korean government.
As technology makes the N.Korean people less isolated and less amenable to state propaganda, there will most likely be an uprising in N.Korea, but it may not happen for decades.
YourName2000 saidPersonally, I wish the world was bolder in situations like this. Waiting for China to act in this situation is not the answer. China has absolutely no motivation to 'reign in' an ally and trade partner that provides cover for China's own human rights abuses by being an even more egregious offender.