I was astonished to have never known this before last night, even after all the documentaries I've watched and tons of articles from this country.
These 4 US Soldiers defected, without knowing eachother, within an 18 month span. All had similar broken home backgrounds, with having recent troubles
in the military. They wanted to get away from it all, and while on border patrol they each fled through the mine fields into NK.
Amazingly, they were not killed... Yet used for propaganda in public meetings and TV spots. Even so far as acting in 10+ movies in NK and became movie
stars. Given more rations then average NK citizen and were required to learn Korean to be able to teach NK's English.
Also, Japanese women were kidnapped from Japan and boated to NK to have children with these men, then to teach these kids both Korean, English and
Japanese to be used as future spies (but there is conflicting stories)
STOP READING THIS THREAD AND WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY. I watched it all last night in one sitting.
Why have we never heard of this?..
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As well fed as these guys are they may end up being a pre war meal. If these North Korean solders are eating each other I doubt they would
hesitate to feast on a plump corn fed American................I guess they were Americans.
I recall reading about this in the past. It's strange imagining why people would defect to a different country. However, it is even stranger how
their lives have changed in North Korea. Thanks for sharing.
There would be a lot to gain perhaps... think about it a US defector? You get a hot Asian wife and a weekly paycheck for sure just to go around and
occasionally lecture on why America sucks?
Lets face it for a grunt that could be kind of appealing no?
I have serious consideration of spending the remainder of my life in Japan... The Asian Culture over all is kind of sane in daily life compared to
America the women are beautiful it's not radicalized like Islam, you can have a nice drink, the food is really good... being poor isn't a sin if you
what's a grunt got to look forward to? Continued service? then coming home to a job in a nation where material success equals your success with
women which = zero -5% with an 82% chance of divorce if anyone wants you?
Frack... the dudes that defected to China (for their circumstances) upped their game for sure...
Originally posted by IntelRetard
Yet many other came floating back down the river after being interrogated! You'll never get the whole story.
Yeah well NK would be rolling the dice lol, they don't have the resources to put up too many defectors.... a bullet to the face is a likely #2 option
if they find you before you revel yourself particularly....
China however... those guys have whole empty cities lol... count on a nice apartment, an easy job teaching English and occasionally bashing America to
small groups and a Wife who actually makes you a sandwich once in a while.... minus the bread of course with vegetables in a bowl lol... but still
lol.... Hundreds of dudes just went ...."hrrrrrrmmmmm" why didn't I think of that LOL
Defection can be a pretty good gig when your current nation is crap in the employment department.... so what if your "new wife" is a "party girl"
to keep an eye on you, beats the kind of "party girl" you might end up with back home no? Methamphetamine Mary lol? Alchoholic Ann? what is a semi
traumatized dude with no options beyond Cab driver when he gets back looking forward too anyway... Your biggest demand would be "suit me up in a
Black Mao outfit please it makes me look slimmer" lol....
I could talk all day about how Mc Donalds gives you anus Cancer and aspartame turns you gay or whatever... that's what I do on Ats... Half
you guys could defect... You even write your own content!!!!
Good comment. I understand people defecting, but to North Korea ? I understand the North Koreans using these gifts for propaganda, but defecting?
to North Korea ? Wouldn't that be like defecting to East Germany back in the day? My granddaughter still doesn't get the whole East/West Germany
thing. I'm not sure I do anymore. I asked her to bring me her history text book. I can't wait to see it. She is nine. It will be interesting to see
how much the government has re-written history since the information age has started. Like in Connecticut, were they teach kids the second amendment
is only there so we can have a 'national guard' ! or like they teach here in Colorado, that the constitution is only there in case you get sued, by
I suppose there are various reasons for wanting to defect to another country. I think that in these cases, the main reason for choosing NK was
availability and proximity, lol. If they wanted to get away from the military, there are not many allied countries they could have gone to. Plus, they
probably had no real way of getting away anyway, aside from walking the short distance into NK. As I am thinking about this, I am thinking that
defecting to NK might not be so bad for a US citizen. And what I am thinking seems to have played out in the story you bring us.
They would want to use you for propaganda purposes, of course, and they are much likely to treat you better because you are special in a way, and
stand out against the other members of the population. Plus, I would bet that even an average US soldier would be able to teach some things to the
NK's, considering the huge differences between education. I am going to try to watch the video now.
Quite a story...if you can manage to open yourself up to it. I respect the man. He got away and made a better life for HIMSELF. not you, not our
corrupt govt. HIMSELF. at the end of the day, that is what matters.
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