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"hitomi soga" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Cold ones with your buds appraisal buzz with butts buds buds, well, put approximately in this case ten on January fourth of nineteen sixty five sergeant Jenkins deserted his infantry company at the edge of the demilitarized zone. Walked alone across a minefield did not blow up and defected to North Korea. And the part that really got me there among the multiple bonkers layers of the story is walked drunkenly across a minefield. Yes. So after ten beers walked his probably a charitable description, which means he wasn't even being careful. He did like drunk boxing, par core across the minefield. Maybe it's one of those things like in the in. Inspector gadget cartoons where he kind of bumbled his way and doesn't get killed by all these various pitfalls that could kill him. But by sheer luck, he happens to dodge every single one of them and says and some kind of physical comedy pratfall screwball kind of way. Are you picturing this? Yeah. Oh, exactly. Do bears as missed the mind able or still scouting for active mines in the DMZ today. You were saying that right? Yeah. So the fact that he made it is is a stroke of brilliant luck. What happens though, when he does finally get into North Korea to the welcomed with open arms. Well, not exactly. Yeah. They this is a theme that you keep you see pop up because we're going to talk about a handful of defectors. They weren't a lot. But there were a few and they all they all shared a similar kind of result. They were forced to hole up in some pretty inhospitable housing and spend copious amounts of time studying the writings or the principles of Kim Il-Sung who is the patriarch of this Korean dynasty, North Korean dynasty. Yeah. The first supreme leader of North Korea from its establishment in nineteen forty eight until he died in nineteen ninety four and also known as the great leader. He was declared the attornal president of the Republican nineteen ninety eight. So technically, he still holds a governmental position after his death. So Jenkins is forced to force to. Do homework. Forced to study a Jucci philosophy for eleven hours every day. Tell me a little bit about juche philosophy. Ben jucci. It's interesting because it's it's somewhat controversial. It's considered in the DPRK Kimmel songs his ideology revolutionary theory. That was originally thought to be a variety of like Marxist Leninist thought while it incorporated, these different ideas that were uniquely Korean in character. What eventually happened is that the North Korean government adopted this concept of juche into a set of principles to justify policy decisions from the nineteen fifties to today, it's got an emphasis on agricultural independence, lack of international dependencies. You know what? I mean this controversial, however because this Korean style. Socialism the thing that it is on paper rarely makes it to what happens on the ground. You know, what I mean, it's better than theory than it is in practice. Absolutely. So a lot of the stuff in the spike just be an issue of translation, a lot of the stuff in English is very very dry and very process oriented. It's it's like a dusty philosophical Thome and somewhat redundant and Jenkins has to read this for almost twelve hours every day until he can recite the the primary principles of juche in Korean what's right? And then he wasn't even offered a choice at this point. He was forced to become a North Korean citizen and was put to work as an English translator and teacher. And he also you're going to hear about this part of the later along with some of these other folks was an actor, but every move he met as the police would say every movie make every step you take. Supreme leader's watching you. I'm paraphrasing here a little bit. I thought that was well done the words sting. He was also forced to marry a Japanese citizen who have been kidnapped by North Korea. Her name was Hitomi SOGA. She was kidnapped in nineteen seventy eight to be a slave teacher of Japanese language and customs for North Korean spies. The strange thing about this. Is that Jenkins as as you mentioned Jenkins became an actor a, but he became an actor improper Ganda Ville. Most serial killers don't make any effort to involve the media or investigators. They're very secretive. They don't wanna tension. They almost want their crimes to go on notice. But the idea of committing a crime, and then calling the police and bragging about it. That's a whole 'nother level of terror..
"hitomi soga" Discussed on PRI's The World
"And during the regular army in 1958 but as you mentioned then defected in nineteen 65 and why is the big question here for me well we company look into the mind of a young man who some fleeing away from what you'd think would be the free world but what he told us at court martial he was actually court marshaled by the us military in two thousand four was that he was afraid he was afraid of the hardship endanger danger of serving in south career and he was even more afraid of being sent to vietnam so that seems to be the principal motivation plus he did have about ten is so on that patrol that night his judgment was probably paid what happened to him while he was in north korea at will he was there for decades and it was a nasty brutal time you could imagine him almost having some kind of celebrity status as there were very few us military defectors but no they will looked up together in a small cabin and fed very poor food here's him for example talking in an interview in two thousand eight with blaine harden of the washington post the right side nor gruber sudden years older adults polar bird who rock so pretty miserable conditions did he ever have a family in north korea will actually he did he met a young japanese abductee and by that i mean north korea had this bizarre policy of sending agents to japan to kidnap japanese citizens to bring them back to train north korea's own spies in japanese culture and language and he was introduced to one of these women who may have actually married and by whom he had two children hitomi soga and who he leaves now is a widow so how did jenkins get out of north korea when did that happen without was also connected to his wife told me soga there was tremendous political pressure from japan round the end of the 1990s beginning of the 2000s to get these abductees released and the north korea leadership had a change of heart and actually did release some of them in two thousand two and a couple of years later they decided to let jenkins go to be reunited with his wife is an act of compassion if.