Saturday, January 30, 2010

Perhaps I Spoke Too Quickly...

....not that THAT ever happens....

Anyway, a few days ago, I posted a sort of mini-rant about how the mass media worldview seems to change a bit when an 'act of God'-scale disaster strikes; like the Haitian earthquake; and I think I said something about betting no help would be coming from certain quarters, such as North Korea. My long-held supposition is that, for generations, people have tried to get into 'free' countries, such as the US, while in contrast, no one tries to bust into totalitarian states....or, so I thought.

Here's a headline from today: Can't remember, but I think this is from or

American Detained in North Korea Seeks Asylum
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Print ShareThisSEOUL, South Korea — An American man detained by North Korea after allegedly entering the communist country illegally has sought asylum and wants to join its military, a news report said Saturday.

South Korea's Dong-a Ilbo newspaper said the man crossed into North Korea from China on Monday.

It said an unidentified source in North Korea told the newspaper the 28-year-old man said he came to the country because he did not "want to become a cannon fodder in the capitalist military," and "wants to serve in the North Korean military" instead.

The National Intelligence Service, South Korea's top spy agency, said it could not immediately confirm the report. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said it had no such information.

So, I guess one should 'never say never'....there obviously is a back story what this American was doing in China to start with (business?) and whether this is patently true or significantly 'spun'?....

Stay tuned....

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