I was recently listening to the story of a North Korean defector that was born and raised in internment camp #14. Hearing about the horrendous conditions, the brutal treatment of people, and the enslavement of children for the crime of being born to the wrong people makes me wonder why.
Why is it that no one has stepped in and said enough? Why have no countries just said f-it and straight up wiped out the North Korean government? Why do Russia and China continue to protect it? What do they gain from this? It makes no sense to me.
Had I the power and influence right now I would gather people, supplies, and an army to not just invade North Korea, but completely wipe out it's government. It would be extremely expensive, but I think it can be done with the right people.
You would need a small army of doctors and nurses to help the citizens of North Korea. You would need to stockpile enough food to feed the country for at least a few years until crops and trade can be established enough to get it on its feet. You would need South Korean help to teach the entire population about the modern world. As well as reverse the indoctrination of its people. This plan would need housing for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, especially those in these camps.
My plan would also involve sneaking in multiple teams of special forces to start the surprise attack on North Korean leadership and take them out as quickly and quietly as possible so that they cannot rally the troops to their defense.
I think all of this could be done in the billions, maybe tens of billions of dollars range. But that is something that Europe and the United States could easily afford. These a human beings for Gods sake. I just don't get why world governments have been so cowardly.
This brings to mind an old saying: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Good men (and women) have been doing nothing for more than 50 years and it is high time that changed.