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Heart wrenching investigation of North Korea's treatment of citizens. (Christian must-read)
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Posted on 07/29/2002 11:02:26 AM PDT by WWJD?

May I encourage you to read all of the links on the side. I think you will (and should) be shocked and horrified. If you are a Christian this should indeed drive you to your knees in prayer...and I would ask any of you to place yourself in that situation. Or your children... Please, if you have the time, read all of the 10 part series or bookmark it for later.

This isn't just this group's (NK Missions) take on it either, this information is all over the web.


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Part 6 - Christianity
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Part 7 - Brainwashing
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  North Korea Investigative Report

Part 1 - What is North Korea?

Imagine you were born in a country where everybody lives in constant fear. Anything said against the government is grounds for execution or imprisonment. If you say you believe in God or that you're a Christian you will be shot within minutes. You must think what the government tells you to think, you must act how they tell you to act, and you must do exactly what they tell you to do… or else. You have no human rights, none at all. If the government doesn't kill you, the lack of food probably will. Millions have died in a famine. This is the scariest place in the world.

Imagine you were born in North Korea.

Very little is known about North Korea, a small country of 22 million people,. It remains the most secluded and mysterious nation in the world. Yet, millions of people are perishing and suffering at the hands of this ruthless regime. This summer a team of three people traveled to China to meet refugees fleeing from North Korea and learn about this reclusive society. Their findings are laid out in this 10-part series entitled, "The North Korea Investigative Report 2001." You will be shocked and disturbed by what you will soon discover. Our prayer is that God might move your heart to feel what He does and to do what He wants you to do.

 

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1 posted on 07/29/2002 11:02:26 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
The crack pipe should be taken away from Roger Clinton just long enough for him to sober up, and then he should have his eyes taped open and be forced to read these accounts.

He was, of course, one of a few Westerners invited to visit Pyongyang a few years ago, and bow at the graven image of a large statute of Kim Il Sung.

2 posted on 07/29/2002 11:06:43 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: WWJD?
You are right, we all need to get on our knees and pray. May God help these poor souls, but more than there belly's being full, let's pray that their souls can be saved.
3 posted on 07/29/2002 11:14:21 AM PDT by WellsFargo94
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Oh, you mean Roger Clinton-the-VACUOUS-Rock-Star? ONLY in his own mind.

He makes Billy Carter look like a brain surgeon.

I don't think ANYONE in the entire Clinton family knows the meaning of the word shame. They're all emotional midgets.

4 posted on 07/29/2002 11:21:23 AM PDT by CIBvet
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Oh, you mean Roger Clinton-the-VACUOUS-Rock-Star? ONLY in his own mind.

He makes Billy Carter look like a brain surgeon.

I don't think ANYONE in the entire Clinton family knows the meaning of the word shame. They're all emotional midgets.

5 posted on 07/29/2002 11:21:35 AM PDT by CIBvet
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To: WWJD?
Index bump
6 posted on 07/29/2002 11:30:28 AM PDT by Argus
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7 posted on 07/29/2002 11:39:00 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
Unfortunately none of the links work.
8 posted on 07/29/2002 11:46:55 AM PDT by robowombat
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9 posted on 07/29/2002 11:47:19 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: robowombat
LOL, sorry, it's been forever since I last posted here. If you just go to the website and it's all on the front page.
10 posted on 07/29/2002 11:49:52 AM PDT by WWJD?
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11 posted on 07/29/2002 11:54:07 AM PDT by WWJD?
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12 posted on 07/29/2002 11:59:21 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
BTTT &;-)
13 posted on 07/29/2002 12:09:47 PM PDT by 2Trievers
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To: WWJD?
Thank you for this post. Bookmarking for further read.
14 posted on 07/29/2002 12:10:06 PM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: WWJD?
bump for later..
15 posted on 07/29/2002 1:13:18 PM PDT by wafflehouse
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To: WWJD?
thanks for the ping. i'll check it out.
16 posted on 07/29/2002 1:45:09 PM PDT by aconservaguy
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17 posted on 07/29/2002 2:25:16 PM PDT by WWJD?
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All I need to know about the brutality of the North Korean Communists was what I read
in an article in The Los Angeles Times during the 50th Anniversary observances of
The Korean War.

A man who'd been young recounted how he was captured by the North Korean Communists just
before the war broke out. He was jailed for attempting to evade service in the North Korean
military.

He said that he managed to escape during the chaos of the opening battles, but that
some prisoners had been burned to death or hatchetted to death while still in chains.

I'll never forget the takehome message he gave for his experience:

"The Communists were worse than the Japanese."

Given the little love lost between Koreans and the Japanese, that says a lot.
18 posted on 07/29/2002 3:04:30 PM PDT by VOA
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To: WWJD?
Thanks.
19 posted on 07/29/2002 3:07:27 PM PDT by 185JHP
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To: WWJD?
I can't read the rest of your document. The links are broken.
20 posted on 07/29/2002 3:20:42 PM PDT by Ahban
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To: WWJD?
if anyone reading this thread doesn't think that No. Korea is hell on earth then they need to look at the following the following composite image of the Earth as seen from space at night.

Scroll over to the Korean Peninsula.
Look at the difference between how much light emanates from No. Korea and how much comes from ROK.
Now look at Outer Mongolia. Notice the similarity between it and No. Korea.
Now remember, 22 Million people live in North Korea.
Try not to shiver.

Pray for these people. Their lives are worse than we can imagine.
21 posted on 07/29/2002 3:28:39 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: Ahban
Sorry about the links. Please go to http://www.nkmissions.com/10part_report/

All the links are there.
22 posted on 07/29/2002 3:46:27 PM PDT by WWJD?
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To: bourbon
There are a series of 10 to 15 (or more) high security political prisoner camps along the Chinese - North Korean border. The familes of those who defect are sent there, along with Christians, fallen party cadres, unsuccessful Yalu River-crossers, etc.. There is immense torture, rape, disease and starvation.

US KH-11 intelligence satellites can just as well clearly show those in there who are in the 'anti-revolutionary' segment of the DPRK population, being prepared for firing squads (usually three AK-47 shots and then dumped into a shallow grave, with fellower prisoners as witnesses).

Regarding DPRK society, every North Korean right down to an infant is labeled as a member of one of three categories as far as the Korean Worker's Party is concerned: Cadres (or trusted), workers (not necessarily trusted), and traiterous anti-revolutionaries (the majority of the population.) The most suspect of the third category are regularly taken away for "relocation" or "internal immigration." Each of these camps has a geographic name or a code number name (like "Camp 11 in Hamkyong Province", etc.)

Escapees from these camps have written blood curdling accounts in the Japanese and S. Korean press and books. Some have, from memories, drawn maps and cartoons of what goes on there.

It is not for the faint I can assure you.

They suffer as I write.

23 posted on 07/29/2002 6:48:55 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: WWJD?
One of the fruits of gun control, tyranny. This is so sad to read about. How can man be so cruel to his fellow human beings?
24 posted on 07/29/2002 10:28:46 PM PDT by 2nd_Amendment_Defender
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I recently watched a documentary about N.Koreans who had made it across the Yalu River. I think it was broadcast on ABC oddly enough (maybe Nightline?). It was as heartrending a film as I have ever seen. They interviewed some of the survivors of these concentration camps, and their testimonials made my skin crawl. The film also left you with the impression that DPRK must be a terrible place if people from there are risking their lives to escape to CHINA!

I had not heard about our satellite images of the concentration camps though. Thanks for the info.
25 posted on 07/30/2002 5:06:44 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: bourbon
Yes. It's hard to imagine it, but one would be filled with joy to make it out of North Korea into China. It's another communist country, but does not have anywhere near the repression as North Korea. I think an American that could escape over the Yalu into 2002 China would also be grateful.

Of course, the only problem is that China is in cahoots with NK and then sends these people back over the border so they can end up back in the concentration camps. Disgusting and sad.

26 posted on 07/30/2002 6:16:33 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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Of course, the only problem is that China is in cahoots with NK and then sends these people back over the border so they can end up back in the concentration camps. Disgusting and sad.

in the documentary I watched, the NK refugees in China were constantly on the run from the Chinese authorities. If they were captured they would be returned to the DPRK where their death by execution was certain. Most of the NK refugees interviewed in the film lived in the utility rooms or, in some cases, beneath the floorboards of houses owned by Christians in No. China to avoid detection. Of course, the Chinese Christians who housed these folks were taking great risks themselves.

you are very right about China's complicity in propping up the corrupt DPRK regime. Were it not for a communist China, North Korea would probably never have come into existence. We should all remember that.
27 posted on 07/30/2002 6:47:43 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: WWJD?
bump
28 posted on 07/30/2002 6:56:42 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: bourbon
morning bump
29 posted on 07/30/2002 6:57:44 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
BUMP for a free No. Korea!
30 posted on 07/30/2002 7:39:28 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: WWJD?
I think this is a glimpse of the tribulation period.

Of course it will be much worse than this.
31 posted on 07/30/2002 10:35:47 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: WWJD?
bump
32 posted on 07/30/2002 7:34:48 PM PDT by 8mmMauser
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Mad Halfbright also did an ecstatic little dance there.
33 posted on 07/31/2002 12:12:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: WWJD?
Bump
34 posted on 07/31/2002 10:51:36 AM PDT by WWJD?
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35 posted on 08/01/2002 10:32:59 AM PDT by WWJD?
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36 posted on 08/01/2002 10:35:20 AM PDT by WWJD?
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37 posted on 08/01/2002 10:36:14 AM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
For an excellent, in-depth report on what the few "allowed" visitors see in North Korea visit this site: http://simonbone.com/ Click on the "Happy Birthday Korea" link.

A very interesting look in to the world of Kim Jong Il.

(I must admit my favorite part is where Ted Turner sends a TV as a gift to Kim Jong Il, entitling himself the "President of American Television")

Enjoy the read!
38 posted on 08/01/2002 10:44:38 AM PDT by WWJD?
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39 posted on 08/01/2002 8:34:03 PM PDT by WWJD?
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40 posted on 08/01/2002 8:34:36 PM PDT by WWJD?
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41 posted on 08/01/2002 8:35:03 PM PDT by WWJD?
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42 posted on 08/01/2002 8:38:16 PM PDT by WWJD?
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43 posted on 08/01/2002 8:43:15 PM PDT by WWJD?
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To: WWJD?
There are a few North Korean web sites that have email addresses. When I have a few moments, I send them copies of the Declaration of Independence, or articles about successful defectors.

If you have time on your hands, use the 'net to push the idea of freedom through to those poor souls.

44 posted on 08/02/2002 2:57:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: WWJD?
"satellite images of the concentration camps"

I'm sure if someone had enough cash they could get the Ikonos satellite people to take a load of pictures of the camps...

45 posted on 08/02/2002 4:54:55 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: WWJD?
Clearly this came to me in error
46 posted on 08/02/2002 9:05:09 PM PDT by astudent
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To: WWJD?
Clearly this came to me in error
47 posted on 08/02/2002 9:05:47 PM PDT by astudent
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To: WWJD?
Well, somebody needs to alert the UN about this! They'll take care of it and enforce some basic human rights for all.(off sarcasm)

Actually, they're too busy right now trying the assert the fundamental rights of American children to view porn and defy their parents.

48 posted on 08/02/2002 9:11:39 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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Interesting link. It says all the North Koreans are required to wear different types of badges. They signify the wearer’s status within the DPRK hierarchy. Citizens are divided into three groups: core (28 percent), unstable (45 percent), and hostile (27 percent).

So are we ready for those swell new national identification cards--you know---to fight terrorism?

49 posted on 08/04/2002 8:08:49 AM PDT by allrightythen
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