Mister Pterodactyl
Friday, December 17, 2004
Time Asia
...had a great interview with Charles Robert Jenkins last week. The first line is my favorite: "In 1965, U.S. Army Sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins deserted his post in South Korea and fled to the communist North—a move he now calls 'the stupidest thing I have ever done.'"

No kidding, buddy. His plan was to go to NK, then make his way to the USSR and return to the US from there to turn himself in. This instead of telling his commander that he was afraid to go to Vietnam and facing the consequences. Apparently, Jenkins is not the brightest of bulbs. It's possible he'll need some help writing that book.

The article is full of interesting stuff. After several years in NK, Jenkins and the other three Americans - Dresnok, Abshier and Parrish - began committing small acts of defiance out of despair, calling them "freedalisms." Jenkins spent eight years teaching English to NK students until the authorities realized his thick southern accent was actually detrimental to their pronunciation. Later, they were all married to other foreign expats; the plan was to produce children of Western appearance, for obvious reasons. That was the reason Jenkins finally decided to leave - he didn't want his two daughters used for espionage.

Are you still here? Go read.

UPDATE: heh. Forgot the link. Fixed now.

Gimme a link, and I will.
Lance, some conservative you are-- always with your hand out-- gimme, gimme, gimme. Are you a closet RINO?
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