The Evil of Kim Jong-Il
It's easy to ridicule him, laugh at him, and mock him. But the North Korean dictator remains one of the most heinous mass murderers in history and the state he runs one of the vilest on the planet. It's no surprise he is also a eugenicist:
The North Korean regime's obsession with racial purity has led to the killing of disabled infants and forced abortions for women suspected of conceiving their babies by Chinese fathers, according to a growing body of testimony from defectors.
The latest description of Kim Jong-il's policy of state eugenics came from a North Korean doctor, Ri Kwang-chol, who escaped last year and told a forum in Seoul that babies with deformities were killed soon after birth.
"There are no people with physical defects in North Korea," Ri said. Such babies were put to death by medical staff and buried quickly, he claimed. He denied ever committing the act himself.
Murdering the weak and starving the poor: the tools of dictators everywhere.