Do you think the U.S. should get involved in stopping North Korea's crimes against humanity?

  • It's too late for Pixar...

    It's too late to stop them from infesting our movies, but it is not too late to save our country from this invasion. We must stop visiting the movie theatres, then stage a North Korean terrorist attack to convince China to let us go and beat the crap out of North Korea. It's time that we stopped pretending to only hate illegal immigrants and Canadians and Iraqis and Saudis and anyone else from the Middle East, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, any recently communist countries, gays, people of African decent and Jews. It is time to admit that we just hate anyone who isn't an American WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)

  • We should always help but

    We should help many people in the world. If we all tried i'm sure we could and all deal with living. The world is crazy though, to intervene in a country such as North Korea, things almost guarantee to get messy. If we were to help many places such as North Korea as we should, just prepare for an all out "Red Dawn" so you aren't surprised when something might really affect you and those that you all love. Stay safe.

  • Yes, not on a solitary effort.

    The atrocities committed by the north Korean regime are violations of internationally accepted basic standards of morality. The international community should act accordingly to determine the correct response to address these violations of human decency. This is not an issue solely to be determined by the united states of America. Should the United states act? Yes, but in a collaborative international setting.

  • If we do not then who does?

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) systematically violates the rights of its population. The government has ratified four key international human rights treaties and includes rights protections in its constitution, but does not allow organized political opposition, free media, functioning civil society, or religious freedom. Arbitrary arrest, detention, lack of due process, and torture and ill-treatment of detainees remain serious and pervasive problems. North Korea also practices collective punishment for various anti-state offenses, for which it enslaves hundreds of thousands of citizens in prison camps, including children. The government periodically publicly executes citizens for stealing state property, hoarding food, and other “anti-socialist” crimes, and maintains policies that have continually subjected North Koreans to food shortages and famine.

    North Korea continues to face serious food insecurity in 2012, following a major famine in 2011. In November 2012, the World Food Program (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that 2.8 million vulnerable people, equal to slightly more than 10 percent of all North Koreans, face under-nutrition and a lack of vital protein and fat in their daily diet. The troubling food situation is the result of several factors, including a dry spell that heavily impacted soybean production in the first half of 2012; economic mismanagement; and the government’s blatantly discriminatory food policies that favor the military and government officials.

    Testimony from North Korean refugees that Human Rights Watch gathered in 2012 indicates that individuals arrested on criminal or political charges often face torture by officials aiming to elicit confessions, extract bribes and information, and enforce obedience. Common forms of torture include sleep deprivation, beatings with iron rods or sticks, kicking and slapping, and enforced sitting or standing for hours. Detainees are subject to so-called “pigeon torture,” in which they are forced to cross their arms behind their back, are handcuffed, hung in the air tied to a pole, and beaten with a club. Guards also rape female detainees.

    North Korea’s criminal code stipulates that the death penalty can be applied only for a small set of crimes, but these include vaguely defined offenses such as “crimes against the state” and “crimes against the people” that can be, and are, applied broadly. A December 2007 amendment to the penal code extended the death penalty to many more crimes, including non-violent offenses such as fraud and smuggling. Testimony that Human Rights Watch collected in 2012 revealed that authorities executed persons for “crimes” that included stealing metal wire from a factory, taking plate glass from a hanging photo of Kim Jong-Il, and guiding people to the North Korea-China border with intent to flee the country.

    Information provided by escapees who have fled North Korea in the past two years has again shown that persons accused of political offenses are usually sent to brutal forced labor camps, known as gwalliso, operated by the National Security Agency.

  • Not just the US; the world!

    The situation in North Korea doesn't just concern the United States. It concerns the free world. It concerns humanity, and the rights we all are entitled to. I really don't think the U.S. should decide to just waltz on into the country and attempt to take care of the situation themselves. I think it is our responsibility as a race to defend the rights of other humans because it's what is right.

  • War is not a option

    I can't believe society has not yet learned the harm of war. Most wars kill more people then they can save. It is not our right to interfere with North Korea. It's not up to westerners to incite wars that don't involve us. Have we not learned our lesson from the middle east. Now the best thing we can do is to negotiate trade and culture exchanges kind of like China. China used to be a total control government, but now every year it is making more and more reforms. Most people would rather be Kim Jung Uns slaves then wind up dead.

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