Skip to comments.Colonel tells of lavish shopping for N Korea dictators
Posted on 03/08/2010 2:01:56 AM PST by darkside321
A former North Korean colonel, Kim Jong-ryul, has described how he spent two decades shopping in Europe for the dictatorship in Pyongyang.
His story is the subject of a new book published in Austria, where the colonel says he has lived under cover since his defection in 1994.
Colonel Kim Jong-ryul says he spent 20 years doing business in Europe for the North Korean regime.
His story is told in a new book, At the Dictator's Service.
In the book, he says Vienna was one of his regular destinations - the hub for his shopping sprees.
He says he bought everything from spy technology and weapons to luxury goods like carpets, sidestepping the trade embargoes.
The book describes the deep divide between the lavish lifestyles of North Korea's leaders - and the poverty of its people.
Colonel Kim says it was this injustice that led him to fake his own death in 1994 and defect to Austria.
Now he says he is risking his life by going public.
He fears that the North Korean secret services will hunt him down and hurt his family back in North Korea.
But he says he has no regrets about breaking his silence.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
He bought weapons for the dictator in Vienna??? Have i missed something since i was there the last time and it did turn into Beirut? Because i don´t think that little Kim does need a handgun or a sporting rifle. Because you will not get much more on the “black” market.
They shopped for PEOPLE.
They lured young women to DPRK Embassy parties there and in Switzerland, and then KIDNAPPED them to North Korea.
To either teach foreign languages, engage in spycraft, or be forced to bear children with other Westerns kidnapped and held there in Pyongyang, in order for Kim Jong il to raise up North Korean spies completely Western in ethnicity, but loyal to the Party and Juche, and able to infiltrate organizations abroad. Talk about sick and a violation of international law.
Just look up "Korean Friendship Association" on Wikipedia.
Daniel Ortega was caught more than once shopping on 5th Avenue, and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Commies in the elite leadership are ALWAYS that way.
my, you certainly know the drill, don’t you?!
Yeah I think Monk photoshop me once LOL! with Obama or somebody LOL!
I also read he gets hookers flown in from Switzerland and germany.
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