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Posted: 9/5/2004 3:04:37 PM EST


www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=AFQQPHM41OJYFQFIQMGSM54AVCBQWJVC?xml=/news/2004/09/05/wnkor05.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/09/05/ixportal.html

North Korea 'bred spies using former US soldiers'

By Damien McElroy
(Filed: 05/09/2004)

An American army sergeant who spent 40 years in North Korea has revealed that the Stalinist state operated a programme to breed spies who could pass themselves off as Westerners.

As a part of a plea-bargain with the American military, who want him court-martialled on desertion charges, Charles Jenkins has made the extraordinary claim that other former American soldiers living in North Korea were used to father children who are now operating as spies abroad.

Mr Jenkins disappeared from a guardbox on the Demilitarised Zone dividing Korea in 1965. He is now receiving medical treatment in a Tokyo hospital after being allowed to leave North Korea with his Japanese wife, but faces attempts to extradite him to the United States for trial.

According to testimony which Mr Jenkins will pass to the US, to whom he says he is ready to surrender, North Korean agents abducted women from eastern Europe and the Middle East, to be married to American soldiers in Pyongyang.

In a statement prepared by his American military lawyer, Mr Jenkins said: "In two of the cases, the Americans had multiple children who are now young adults who appear to be American or European."

According to Mr Jenkins's account, the Americans were allowed to marry only so that they could produce spies for North Korea, "so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond".

To back up his claim, Mr Jenkins has produced a photograph of five people he alleges to be spies for North Korea. They are believed to be the children of three other American soldiers - James Dresnok, Larry Abshier and Jerry Wayne - who disappeared into North Korea during the Cold War. He says that the photograph was taken in April.

The 64-year-old infantry trooper was allowed to leave North Korea for the first time since 1965 in June. He and his two daughters flew first to Indonesia to meet his Japanese wife, Hitomi Soga, and then on to Japan.

After undergoing corrective treatment for a botched prostate operation carried out in North Korea, Mr Jenkins last week promised to turn himself in to the American military. Since then he has for the first time spoken of his hatred for the North Korean regime. Under its control he endured beatings as officials turned the American soldiers against each other.

The diminutive Mr Jenkins claims that he was repeatedly bullied by Mr Dresnok. "If I didn't listen to the North Korean government, they would tie me up, call Dresnok in to beat me. Dresnok really enjoyed it," he said.

The claim that North Korea ran a spy breeding programme is the latest in a long list of extraordinary operations that North Korea is believed to have undertaken in its struggle to gain information about the West.

An impoverished hardline Communist state, the country survives by devoting most of its resources to arms programmes and drug-running. Its reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il is known to have installed "pleasure squads" of young women from Asia and the Middle East in villas in Pyongyang. He is also fascinated by the world of espionage and regularly watches James Bond films in his private cinemas.

Kim has been accused of leading terrorist operations in the 1980s, including planting a bomb on a South Korean airliner, killing hundreds of people.

He was widely believed by the West to be insane until Madeleine Albright, the former American secretary of state, declared him to be "perfectly rational" after a summit in 2000.

The American military said last week that it would provide Mr Jenkins with a uniform and quarters on a base outside Tokyo when he surrenders. "We're always ready to take in deserters and receive them back," said Major John Amberg, a spokesman for the American army in Japan.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:06:57 PM EST
So I take it all the US soliders were deserters?

CRC
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:10:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 3:11:44 PM EST by JC_]
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:11:15 PM EST
OMG, the .gov isgoing to find me out.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:15:09 PM EST
Doesn't sound too far fetched for North Korea

Sounds somewhat tempting, all the poontang you could ever want and celebrity status
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:19:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
So I take it all the US soliders were deserters?

CRC



That's the only way the American media can see it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:25:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By m193:

Originally Posted By CRC:
So I take it all the US soliders were deserters?

CRC



That's the only way the American media can see it.



Time will tell.. maybe.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:30:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By yellow5:
Doesn't sound too far fetched for North Korea

Sounds somewhat tempting, all the poontang you could ever want and celebrity status



You know it's crossways on Asian chicks, right?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:32:32 PM EST
They did not get to do it to asian chicks but to western looking women. That way the spies could fit look wise in a western situation. So what is the true story.Was this guy held against his will after he realized what a mistake he made?Is he trying to find a way out ?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:35:48 PM EST
Isn't this the brainwashing that most of us have known about most of our lives? Nothing new, no surprise.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:37:30 PM EST
WTF!!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:38:33 PM EST
The word on teh street is that Kim Jong Il has the world's largest collection of daffy duck merchandise

google for info
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:23:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By passgas55:
They did not get to do it to asian chicks but to western looking women. That way the spies could fit look wise in a western situation. So what is the true story.Was this guy held against his will after he realized what a mistake he made?Is he trying to find a way out ?



Was he kidnapped maybe?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:29:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=AFQQPHM41OJYFQFIQMGSM54AVCBQWJVC?xml=/news/2004/09/05/wnkor05.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/09/05/ixportal.html

North Korea 'bred spies using former US soldiers'

By Damien McElroy
(Filed: 05/09/2004)

An American army sergeant who spent 40 years in North Korea has revealed that the Stalinist state operated a programme to breed spies who could pass themselves off as Westerners.

As a part of a plea-bargain with the American military, who want him court-martialled on desertion charges, Charles Jenkins has made the extraordinary claim that other former American soldiers living in North Korea were used to father children who are now operating as spies abroad.

Mr Jenkins disappeared from a guardbox on the Demilitarised Zone dividing Korea in 1965. He is now receiving medical treatment in a Tokyo hospital after being allowed to leave North Korea with his Japanese wife, but faces attempts to extradite him to the United States for trial.

According to testimony which Mr Jenkins will pass to the US, to whom he says he is ready to surrender, North Korean agents abducted women from eastern Europe and the Middle East, to be married to American soldiers in Pyongyang.

In a statement prepared by his American military lawyer, Mr Jenkins said: "In two of the cases, the Americans had multiple children who are now young adults who appear to be American or European."

According to Mr Jenkins's account, the Americans were allowed to marry only so that they could produce spies for North Korea, "so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond".

To back up his claim, Mr Jenkins has produced a photograph of five people he alleges to be spies for North Korea. They are believed to be the children of three other American soldiers - James Dresnok, Larry Abshier and Jerry Wayne - who disappeared into North Korea during the Cold War. He says that the photograph was taken in April.

The 64-year-old infantry trooper was allowed to leave North Korea for the first time since 1965 in June. He and his two daughters flew first to Indonesia to meet his Japanese wife, Hitomi Soga, and then on to Japan.

After undergoing corrective treatment for a botched prostate operation carried out in North Korea, Mr Jenkins last week promised to turn himself in to the American military. Since then he has for the first time spoken of his hatred for the North Korean regime. Under its control he endured beatings as officials turned the American soldiers against each other.

The diminutive Mr Jenkins claims that he was repeatedly bullied by Mr Dresnok. "If I didn't listen to the North Korean government, they would tie me up, call Dresnok in to beat me. Dresnok really enjoyed it," he said.

The claim that North Korea ran a spy breeding programme is the latest in a long list of extraordinary operations that North Korea is believed to have undertaken in its struggle to gain information about the West.

An impoverished hardline Communist state, the country survives by devoting most of its resources to arms programmes and drug-running. Its reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il is known to have installed "pleasure squads" of young women from Asia and the Middle East in villas in Pyongyang. He is also fascinated by the world of espionage and regularly watches James Bond films in his private cinemas.

Kim has been accused of leading terrorist operations in the 1980s, including planting a bomb on a South Korean airliner, killing hundreds of people.

He was widely believed by the West to be insane until Madeleine Albright, the former American secretary of state, declared him to be "perfectly rational" after a summit in 2000.

The American military said last week that it would provide Mr Jenkins with a uniform and quarters on a base outside Tokyo when he surrenders. "We're always ready to take in deserters and receive them back," said Major John Amberg, a spokesman for the American army in Japan.



James Bond...

Well, that explains alot...

Guess what, we may end up at war with a guy who thinks he's Hans S. Blofeld...

KJI literally could walk onto the set of a 007 film and he'd be a cookie cutter Bond villian...

Megalomaniacal bastard...
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:46:27 AM EST
It's true, they are acting as psychopolitical spy agents on the internet!
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 7:11:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
It's true, they are acting as psychopolitical spy agents on the internet!



Hmmmmmm.. DK-PROF really PRK-PROF?!?!
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 8:00:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 8:00:43 AM EST by Jeepster]

Originally Posted By jblachly:
The word on teh street is that Kim Jong Il has the world's largest collection of daffy duck merchandise

google for info



He also is the single largest purchaser of Hennessy cognac in the world - more than the largest liquor distributors.
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