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American freed by N. Korea a celebrity in Japan
Posted 4/7/08 , edited 4/13/08
This is a really bizarre and interesting story:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/05/AR2008040502685.html
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At age 24, while serving in South Korea, Jenkins drank 10 beers and stumbled northward across the world's most heavily militarized border. He surrendered his M-14 rifle to startled soldiers in North Korea.

"I was so ignorant," he recalled. He had deserted the Army for what became a self-imposed life sentence in a "giant, demented prison."

There, over the next four decades, he acted in propaganda movies and raised chickens. He taught English and made the Korean food staple kimchi. He memorized the teachings of President Kim Il Sung and killed rats that crawled out of his toilet.

After 15 years, his keepers delivered a lovely Japanese woman to his house and urged him to rape her. She had been kidnapped from Japan. Jenkins was gentle with her, she came to love him and they were married. They had two daughters who were in training to become multilingual Stalinist spies -- when something happened that was truly nutty.

North Korea let them go. His wife got out in 2002, he and his daughters in 2004.


The whole article is worth reading.
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What the...
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Wow.
The N.Koreans sent him a women and urged him to rape her, but they ended up getting married.

thats nice of him not to rape her.
lol
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Thats cool that hes sharing his story. but kinda sad that he got drunk and then went to the other side...
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whoaaaaaaa..@_______@
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Laughalilmore wrote:
Wow.
The N.Koreans sent him a women and urged him to rape her, but they ended up getting married.

thats nice of him not to rape her.
lol

Yea, too bad winning a girl's heart isn't usually as easy as just refusing to rape her, otherwise it wouldn't have taken me so long to find a wife.
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RAEP!

I find that amusing.
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shibole wrote:


Laughalilmore wrote:
Wow.
The N.Koreans sent him a women and urged him to rape her, but they ended up getting married.

thats nice of him not to rape her.
lol

Yea, too bad winning a girl's heart isn't usually as easy as just refusing to rape her, otherwise it wouldn't have taken me so long to find a wife.


hahaha. Nice.
oh btw..your forum topics are always really interesting. lmao
Posted 4/7/08
North Korea is truly an Axis of Evil.
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This article amaze me ! Damn that's something that usually doesn't happen, good for him though, and the Japanese wife, or else she would be raped ...







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Just kidding
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Mmmh Unique story, although he wasn't the complete example of a prisoner of war, he should have tried to make an escape that is Article 3 of the Code of Conduct: If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.The misfortune of capture does not lessen the duty of a member of the Armed Forces to continue resisting enemy exploitation by all means available. Contrary to the Geneva Conventions, enemies whom U.S. forces have engaged since 1949 have regarded the POW compound as an extension of the battlefield. The POW must be prepared for this fact.

The enemy has used a variety of tactics to exploit POWs for propaganda purposes or to obtain military information in disregard of the Geneva Conventions. The CoC requires resistance to captor exploitation efforts. In the past, enemies of the United States have used physical and mental harassment, general mistreatment, torture, medical neglect, and political indoctrination against POWs.

The enemy has tried to tempt POWs to accept special favors or privileges not given to other POWs in return for statements or information desired by the enemy or for a pledge by the POW not to attempt escape.

POWs must not seek special privileges or accept special favors at the expense of fellow POWs.

Got this from this website: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/justicelawlegislation/a/codeofconduct3.htm


I spoke to my Sergeant about it he said he was being used for propaganda but he should have made the effort to escape, but sounds to me like he didn't!

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Wow that's just amazing.......@_@
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my thoughts exactly
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interesting article..... america should make war against the n.koreans..
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