This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, June 21, 2017:
In Joshua Stanton’s Arsenal of Terror – North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism, prepared in 2015 for The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, he summarizes the depths of depravity North Korea’s leaders have sunk to in order to oppress that sad country’s citizenry and threaten its neighbors:
North Korea’s sponsorship of terrorism is a threat to human rights in several regions of the world today, including the United States. It involves the sale or transfer of weapons to foreign terrorist organizations.
It involves threats to North Korean émigrés and refugees, and South Korean human rights activists, who have become targets for kidnapping and assassination by North Korean agents.
More recently, it involves threats to freedom of expression in the United States, and represents a growing threat to the safety of South Korea’s civilian population.
Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was detained by North Korea for a year and a half, was released to the US in a coma last week and died Monday. When Stanton learned that Otto Warmbier’s death was likely caused by oxygen deprivation and not botulism as claimed by his captors, he wasn’t surprised. An attorney with 18 years of both military and civilian experience in the “art” of North Korean torture techniques, and a frequent testifier before congressional committees about North Korea’s atrocities, Stanton wrote: