The world is familiar with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s human rights violations. The alleged use of nuclear weapons and his refusal to listen to the United Nations makes him a dangerous ruler. In fact, a South Korean leader has called on to the world to take action against the so-called “21st century Adolf Hitler.”
As the military tension between North Korea and the United States escalates, there are many who wonder if this ongoing tension will lead to the greatest war of this generation. Even after several botched missile tests, Kim Jong-un’s regime has made it clear that they are going to maximize the use of their nuclear weaponry.
Back in 2016, a South Korean politician called for the world to take mandatory action against North Korea’s dictator, whom he described as the potential 21st century Hitler who has access to nuclear launch codes.
“We have to be determined to carry out Kim Jong-un’s termination and if we make it so, we only have four to five years to carry out the plan. If such a plan is not carried out in time, Kim Jong-un may be the 21st century’s Hitler with the nuclear weapons in his hands.
“Terminating Kim will make everyone happy, 70 million Koreans will be happy and so will China and Japan as well. Then why shouldn’t we carry it out?”
Kim Jong-un And Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was responsible for a large part of World War 2, as well as the Holocaust. Kim Jong-un’s missile tests and the country’s concentration camps, where prisoners have been subjected to inhumane punishments, make him an equally dangerous person.
Adolf Hitler’s camps were made for the mass extermination of millions. Similarly, the concentration camps under North Korea’s regime are known to violate multiple human rights. If the reports from several outlets are to be believed, then according to Korean peninsula’s policy, if one person commits a crime, three generations of their family will go to the concentration camps. As such, if someone is born while in a camp, there are chances he or she will never get to see the outside world.
Presently, there are approximately 300,000 prisoners in North Korea, and these prisoners are forced to do hard work every day.
Kim Jong-un also rules the country like Adolf Hitler once ruled Germany. Everything in the country has some sort of link to Kim’s family. Citizens are subject to propaganda, and if someone refuses to agree with the government officials or refuses to follow the protocols, they are sent away to concentration camps. In many ways, Hitler was just as cruel and ruthless. The Gestapo, the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe, killed off anyone who opposed Adolf Hitler.
“Pyongyang’s crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons, and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation,” said retired Australian judge Michael Kirby in his report to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights.
Prior to this, retired Deputy Commander of South Korea’s First Army Lieutenant General Chun In-bum stated that by testing missiles, Kim is heading the world toward bloodshed.
“Kim Jong Un is acting exactly like Hitler did in the late 30s,” he added.
War With The United States:
In December of 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war against the United States. The decision to declare war was made by Hitler, and later that day, the United States declared war on Germany.
Similar to this, over the past few years, military tension has grown between North Korea and the United States. In April, President Donald Trump attacked Assad’s regime and scared 33-year-old Kim Jong-un into erecting a series of protections across the country.
“Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent US military attack on Syria is an action of warning us but we are not frightened by it,” said a North Korean foreign military official. “We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defence to cope with the US even more reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force.”
Neither the United States nor North Korea would take the initiative to wage another great war, but the risk of a conflict is high, as a small miscalculation or accident could bring the war to the peninsula.
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