- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 4, 2014

Shortly after the United Nations released a comprehensive report detailing North Korea’s crimes against humanity, the autocratic state has angrily responded with it’s own report on abuses it sees inside the United States.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday published an article titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.”

The report lists a number of complaints against the U.S., including the “racial discrimination” that was supposedly revealed during the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

“The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated,” the KCNA article purports, adding,”The U.S. is the world’s worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being’s rights to existence.”

North Korea blames U.S. President Barack Obama for reportedly indulging himself in luxury, “almost every day, squandering hundreds of millions of dollars on his foreign trips in disregard of his people’s wretched life.”

The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights found evidence of a wide range of despicable acts against humanity by the North’s Kim Jong-un and the leaders before him, including “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.”

The U.N. report gives a stunning revelation: “Crimes against humanity are ongoing in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea because the policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.”

But North Korea claims the findings are political provocations.

The KCNA report gives a list of alleged wrongs inside the United States, like unemployment, housing and, ironically, famine.

“The number of impoverished people increased to 46.5 millions last year, and one sixth of the citizens and 20-odd percent of the children are in the grip of famine in New York City.

“All sorts of crimes rampant in the U.S. pose a serious threat to the people’s rights to existence and their inviolable rights.

“The U.S. government has monitored every movement of its citizens and foreigners, with many cameras and tapping devices and even drones involved, under the pretext of “national security,” the article says.