I saw a special on the Discovery Something channel about North Korea, and I thought I'd throw out a few highlights. First of all the film was shot by journalists for the BBC. Though it certainly wasn't a pro-NK program by any stretch of the imagination I did think it was interesting when a NK official claimed they invited the BBC because the NK government felt they (the BBC) would produce a complimentary piece. There was a scene in a classroom of perhaps 6 or 7 year olds. When the reporter asked them who the President of the U.S. was they all announced in unison "George Bush". When asked if there was anything they wanted to say to George Bush, though most of the children looked unsure, one stood up and said something approxiametely like this: "I would like to tell George Bush to stop slaughtering South Korean children. He should leave all of Korea and never come back." Taught to children concerning their now deceased leader Kim Il Sung were such things as him nearly single handedly driving the Japanese out of Korea, he crossed a river by walking on leaves, and when he threw pine cones at the enemy they turned into grenades. In an interview with a general along the DMZ (who looked old enough to know better) the reporter asked him if it ever occured to him that he had been deceived and it was actually North Korea who had started the Korean War, he became quite irrate and replied along the lines of: "I don't want to hear anymore of your American propaganda. If you insist on spouting lies and propaganda I'm going to end this interview right now." But what I found most interesting was discussion of punishment and the prison camps. Two interesting aspects of punishment in North Korea include what's called Hereditary Blame and Collective Punishment. In the first case the crimes of the father are paid for by him and the next two generations. This includes both imprisionment and execution. In the second case it is common if an individual is for example accused of treason he and all of the families who lived around him are executed. Most horrible of all was textual proof and eyewitness accounts of chemical and biological weapons experiments being performed on living human beings (including whole families at once) currently going on, right now, in prison labs in North Korea.