North Korean's 'eating their own children'

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    North Korean parents 'eating their own children' after being driven mad by hunger in famine-hit pariah state

    • Undercover reporters found a 'shocking' number of cannibalism incidents
    • Up to 10,000 people feared dead after 'hidden famine' in farming provinces
    • Drought and confiscated food contribute to desperate shortage, reports say
    • Reports of men digging up corpses for food and murdering children
    By BECKY EVANS

    A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim.
    A 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen.
    The grim story is just one to emerge as residents battle starvation after a drought hit farms and shortages were compounded by party officials confiscating food.

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has spent vast sums of money on two rocket launches despite reports of desperate food shortages in the country and concerns that 10,000 people have died in a famine

    Undercover reporters from Asia Press told the Sunday Times that one man dug up his grandchild's corpse and ate it. Another, boiled his own child for food.

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    Despite reports of the widespread famine, Kim Jong Un, 30, has spent vast sums of money on two rocket launches in recent months.
    There are fears he is planning a nuclear test in protest at a UN Security Council punishment for the recent rocket launches and to counter what it sees as US hostility.
    One informant was quoted as saying: 'In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.'

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    Farming communities, such as these pictured outside the capital Pyongyang last year, have been desperately hit by drought which has led to reports of people turning to cannibalism in a bid to ward off starvation



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    One official said the fields are in such a bad state from drought that he had to avert his eyes

    The informant said the father killed his eldest daughter while his wife was away on business and then killed his son because he had witnessed the murder.
    When his wife returned the man told her they had 'meat' but she became suspicious and contacted officials who discovered part of the children's bodies.
    Jiro Ishimaru, from Asia Press, which compiled a 12 page report, said: 'Particularly shocking were the numerous testimonies that hit us about cannibalism.'
    Undercover reporters said food was confiscated from the two provinces and given to the residents of the capital Pyongyang.
    A drought then left food supplies desperately short.

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    Cannibalism has also been reported in the vast network of prison camps inside North Korea, such as Camp 22, pictured, where 50,000 are believed to be imprisoned

    The Sunday Times also quoted an official of the ruling Korean Worker's party as saying: 'In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested.
    United Nations officials visited the area during a state-sponsored trip but local reporters said it is unlikely they were shown the famine-hit areas.
    It has not the first time that reports of cannibalism have come out of the country.
    In May last year, the South Korean state-run Korean Institute for National Unification said that one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton.
    One man killed and ate a girl and a third report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011.
    Another man was executed in May after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork.
    There were also reports of cannibalism in the country's network of prison camps.
    North Korea was hit by a terrible famine in the 1990s - known as the Arduous March - which killed between 240,000 and 3.5million people.

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    Kim Jong-Un (third left) prompted fears of a nuclear test after meeting security and foreign affairs officials



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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Check their hands for the shaking- if they are- Get out!!!

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  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I guess they ran out of dogs.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm not a fan of NK but this smells of propaganda to whip us up into a 'kill em all' frenzy.
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I thought that as well- lets all get freaked out by the cannibal bogey men and go to war!! Propaganda has been used to influence the masses forever.
     
  6. Catullus

    Catullus Monkey+ Site Supporter++

  7. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    I have no doubt things like this happen from time to time, but the reality is of millions and millions of people have starved to death in the history of man, and this has never been a wide spread issue. Not in the dark ages, not in the potato famine, and not in Mao's China. People are social creatures and that prevents this from becoming wide spread.

    I agree with everyone else it's propaganda, probably based on a couple cases that are true.
     
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  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Agreed, I'm not saying that things like this can't happen, it's just that the timing is fishy. Humans are quite easily manipulated by emotions and this type of horror story is a good example. Also, every time we recognize a supposed threat (like all the current NK news), I get an extra digit shoved past my sphincter while trying to board a plane for Disney Land.


    WWII Propaganda poster:

    this-is-the-enemy.
     
  9. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I'm a fan of the art work. Wars and revolutions have produced some of the most interesting pieces of art as social commentary, whether from the US or other nations.
     
  10. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    When you have 24.5 million (estimated), 10,000 is an insignificant number.
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    older uk article

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  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

     
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    From Russia Today
     
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    NMA today
     
  15. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    I believe the Japanese told the people of Okinawa that the U.S. Marines would eat their children. My Uncle told me that when he got there, there were a lot of dead kids, killed by their own parents to save them from being eaten alive by the Americans.

    Don't know if it was true, but I'll take my Uncle's word for it. He was there, not me.

    The point being is that parents will generally do anything to protect their children, even kill them to prevent suffering. The idea that someone would kill them for food is a little on the unbelievable side of things.
     
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    yea, can you imagine being brain washed enough to kill your own childern.
     
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Jim Jones comes to mind.
     
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  18. bfayer

    bfayer Keeper Of The Faith

    Also at Waco. But that was a case of not wanting the kids to burn to death.
     
  19. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Jim Jones is definitely a more appropriate comparison here.
     
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    The tragedies these people endure has always had my attention. If and when the lights go out here in the US. I have always looked at them (NK) thinking they have been doing for many years what we might have to in the near future. The other thing is I had many family members in the Korean Conflict as boots on the ground and was told the many stories of the determination of the NK;s trying to kill the enemy .. us. It amazed me then and does today.
    Weather or not there is cannibalism going on I don't know. But there has been other people in the world staving for less time and ate each other.. Donner's pass, The soccer team , etc, so it may very well be true they or some have been or is currently resorting to it.
     
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