Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars
The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Anna Fifield

Posted on 05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT by Trump20162020

Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born.

But they’re speaking perfect North Korean and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their hearts. Oh, and the younger one, James, is a captain in the North Korean army.

They’re the Pyongyang-born sons of James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war.

And they’ve just appeared in an extraordinary video published online by Minjok Tongshin, a pro-Pyongyang news service based in the United States that runs the kind of stories that wouldn’t look out of place in North Korea’s official media.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 1962; defector; gi; minjoktongshin; nkorea; norks; northkorea
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last

1 posted on 05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT by Trump20162020
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

If they are in the State’s arrest and charge them with treason.


2 posted on 05/25/2016 8:15:04 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade ( America's Party! The Party of the Republic Vote Tom Hoefling/Steve Schulin 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

The Dear Leader has a multicultural paradise.

Film at 11.


3 posted on 05/25/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

Hmmm...

Sum Ting Wong.


4 posted on 05/25/2016 8:19:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Get Ready)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

It is a glowing article, the kind of thing about tyrannical regimes you would expect from the Washington Post.

They sure do love their dictators.

As for those guys, they aren’t Americans, they are typically brainwashed North Koreans who happen to be caucasian.


5 posted on 05/25/2016 8:19:52 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Irrational violence against muslims" is a myth, but "Irrational violence against non-muslims" isn't)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

What is the REAL reason these rare white North Koreans are ordered to marry also other weird white North Koreans, or abducted whites..?

To make white babies which are NK but as overseas operatives would not arouse suspicion:

Like if they were photographing installations as tourists.

—> OR FLYING COMMERCIALLY.


6 posted on 05/25/2016 8:19:57 PM PDT by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

Let him stay there. The idiot.


7 posted on 05/25/2016 8:20:03 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ButThreeLeftsDo

South Korea has a Western feel and its a free country.

I’ve never understood the attraction some people have for totalitarianism.

North Korea is not exactly a tourist destination.


8 posted on 05/25/2016 8:21:30 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

He was a defector.

But the Norks are a racist society.

Why not the Soviet Union?


9 posted on 05/25/2016 8:24:42 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop

They or their fathers defected during the Korean War —just walked north, usually.


10 posted on 05/25/2016 8:25:48 PM PDT by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

Yep, when I saw that his surname was Dresnok, the first thing that came to mind was Richmond, Virginia. Just teeming with Dresnoks. /s


11 posted on 05/25/2016 8:28:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gaijin
NAAAHHHH ... YOU'RE OFF YOUR ROCKER, GAIJ

(of COURSE you're correct ... but stupid misled people CSS (can't see shit)

12 posted on 05/25/2016 8:28:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

The abductions of Japanese citizens from Japan by agents of the North Korean government happened during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983.

Although only 17 Japanese (eight men and nine women) are officially recognized by the Japanese government as having been abducted, there may have been hundreds of victims...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_abductions_of_Japanese_citizens


13 posted on 05/25/2016 8:29:01 PM PDT by donna (Forcing men into women’s spaces is the beginning of Sharia Law in the USA.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020
James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war.

An often made mistake; the Korean conflict is not over. We have a suspension of hostilities in place which NK has a bad habit of violating regularly.

14 posted on 05/25/2016 8:29:25 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

Dresnok grew up a poor orphan in Virginia, and never finished high school. He had little choice but go to the army when after a first stint in West Germany, he was sent over to the most dangerous border in the world, the DMZ. Dresnok has now lived for 44 years in Pyongyang, capital city of North Korea, one of the most deeply anti-American societies in the world. He worked for the Korean People’s Army as an English teacher, learned the language and the system.


15 posted on 05/25/2016 8:31:11 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf
oops

from here

http://conelrad.com/newswire.php?id=P269

16 posted on 05/25/2016 8:31:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020

Poor things. They know nothing else. A traitor for a father, a mother who was kidnapped.


17 posted on 05/25/2016 8:33:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Only a fool stumbles on things behind him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Trump20162020
So "North Korean" is a language?

Just like "Austrian" is a language?

18 posted on 05/25/2016 8:37:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Verginius Rufus

Interesting story.


19 posted on 05/25/2016 8:41:26 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: StoneWall Brigade

“If they are in the State’s arrest and charge them with treason.”

They were born in North Korea. How would they be traitors?


20 posted on 05/25/2016 8:41:49 PM PDT by DesertRhino ("I want those feeble minded asses overthrown,,,")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson