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As news of North Korea's nuclear weapons program continues to bring about global tension, on Friday John Sifton joined "Piers Morgan Live" to add his insight into what life is like within the foreign land:
"One of the most amazing things is the malnutrition, the acute malnutrition that's going on. A lot of people think about the crimes against humanity, and they think of kinetic force, you think of violence," explained the Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch. "The fact is in North Korea, the crimes against humanity were starvation. In the '90s, somewhere between half a million and 1.1 million people died as a direct result of poor governance, and decisions by the North Korean regime to withhold aid or divert aid, divert food from certain North Koreans and give it instead to the military."
Meanwhile, from an international standpoint, Robert Gallucci and Victor Cha visited with Piers Morgan, adding their insight to the role of the United States, and to the severity of the threat as compared to others in years past:
"If I was in that job now, I would probably be sitting in Washington waiting for the current crisis to pass," said Gallucci, the former chief North Korea negotiator for President Clinton. "I don't think it is plausible, no matter how enthusiastic one might be, for negotiations with North Korea as a method of settling it by nonviolent means. I don't think it's plausible that in this atmosphere, one would be negotiating."
Cha, meanwhile, helped to explain how the current situation in North Korea differs from others that have come before it:
"The level of rhetoric we've seen from North Korea compared to what we've seen in the past, you know, in 1994 when Bob [Gallucci] was negotiating, and also in 2005, 2007, they are way off the scale in terms of their rhetoric," explained the former Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. "The actions, the fact that they're standing up missiles, pointing them in the direction of the Korean peninsula, in Japan and U.S. territories, I think these are all signs that things are a little bit different."
Also as part of Friday's program, the host sat down with Kid Rock, who revealed his stance on firearms and gun control:
"I've got one," shared the the man born Robert James Ritchie. "I need to have one. When I go to Detroit, I never come into Detroit without my gun, ever, right by my side, loaded, ready."
A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Rock supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, a decision he says, that ruffled it's fair share of feathers:
"So many people got their panties in a bunch. And as a musician, you know, as a rock and roll musician, you - you want to find ways to piss off - piss people off. If I'd have known people got up so upset, I'd have gotten into politics years ago," he admitted. "It makes people so upset. I mean look, but at the end of the day, really, it's like, come on, it's OK to have a different viewpoint and to voice it."