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2005-06-21 China-Japan-Koreas
Kim Jong Il 'An Evil Man' - U.S. Army Deserter
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Posted by tu3031 2005-06-21 11:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [525 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 ah well, sounds to me like he served hard time. This one looks like a good one to apply the forgive and forget rule. A stupid decision of youth that literally cost him his life. Too bad, so sad. You reap what you sow. yada yada Whatever.

It's actually kind of an interesting saga - with the kidnapped Japanese wife and all. But in the end, it boils down to the fact that...he pissed away his life and I really don't care what happens to him next. Be free, be happy, be gone.
Posted by 2b 2005-06-21 11:38||   2005-06-21 11:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Well, I agree that he has paid mightily for his choices, but I don't think we need to forgive and forget. Better that the he go his way and we go ours. Put him back on a plane and never let him on US soil again.
Posted by BH 2005-06-21 12:08||   2005-06-21 12:08|| Front Page Top

#3 
“I let my soldiers down. I let the US Army down. I let the government down, and I made it very difficult for my family in the US to live,” Jenkins said
Well, hell, he just lost the sympathy the leftists and the MSM (but I repeat myself) had for him.

Expect to hear nothing more about him; he doesn't fit their agenda.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2005-06-21 12:25||   2005-06-21 12:25|| Front Page Top

#4 yeah, alright.. I'm ok with that too. Send him to maroon island, cause he's a maroon.
Posted by 2b 2005-06-21 12:26||   2005-06-21 12:26|| Front Page Top

#5  Right you are, Barbara. If he just kissed all those Hollywood royalties goodbye.

how do you spell L O S E R?
Posted by 2b 2005-06-21 12:28||   2005-06-21 12:28|| Front Page Top

#6 oops...no "if"
Posted by 2b 2005-06-21 12:28||   2005-06-21 12:28|| Front Page Top

#7 cf: "The Man without a Country" __Stephen Vincent Benet
Posted by Thritch Spomons4635 2005-06-21 14:13||   2005-06-21 14:13|| Front Page Top

#8 BH: Well, I agree that he has paid mightily for his choices, but I don't think we need to forgive and forget. Better that the he go his way and we go ours. Put him back on a plane and never let him on US soil again.

Article: “I let my soldiers down. I let the US Army down. I let the government down, and I made it very difficult for my family in the US to live,” Jenkins said.

He apologized without reservations, unlike Senator Turban. He was a footsoldier in a war fought in extremely harsh conditiions, a cog in a machine, unlike Senator Turban. I can forgive Jenkins. I will never forgive Senator Turban.
Posted by Zhang Fei">Zhang Fei  2005-06-21 14:37|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2005-06-21 14:37|| Front Page Top

#9 zf is right! Unlike Jane Fonda, they communist sympathizing feminist who put on a bikini to sell exercise video's to help make women sexy for their men, and unlike Alec Fatwindbag and Madoutofline Halfbright and all of the other liberals who touted the wonders of a progressive utopia, this guy at least lived it and was willing to denouce it for the sham that it was.

Millions will starve in NOKOR this year. The Fonda's, the Amnasties and the progressive liberals will be too busy denoucing George Bush's overthrow of a raping tyrant to notice.

I'll take this guy over any one of those blind belivers. In fact, I'll take him over the lot of them. Seems like more than a fair trade to me!
Posted by 2b 2005-06-21 15:20||   2005-06-21 15:20|| Front Page Top

#10 Hear, Hear ZF.
Just let him go. His life was over 40 years back. Just hope he maintains that shred of decency that keeps him from a book. I expect his Japaneese inlaws will be helpful in that regard.
Posted by Shipman 2005-06-21 16:18||   2005-06-21 16:18|| Front Page Top

#11 
walked into North Korea on July 5, 1965
What war, ZF?

Korea was partitioned in the early 1950's.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2005-06-21 16:26||   2005-06-21 16:26|| Front Page Top

#12 Dumbass, we should use him as the poster boy for all the exciting times you can have in North Korea!

Hoorah, pack your speedos! Lets all go to Kimmy's playground. I hear he has a mobile waterpark that the commies drag around korea for his watersliding pleasure.
Posted by Mountain Man 2005-06-21 16:32||   2005-06-21 16:32|| Front Page Top

#13 BS: walked into North Korea on July 5, 1965

What war, ZF?

Korea was partitioned in the early 1950's.


Thanks for the correction - I hadn't followed this story closely. I thought that he defected during the Korean War, which really was brutal for the GI's who participated, because of the Korean winters. It appears he defected to avoid Vietnam. But whether Vietnam or Korea - the fact is that Jenkins ran to avoid service and acknowledged not simply that he had made a mistake from a PR standpoint, but that what he did was wrong. Most leftists, like Senator Turban, feel that their treasonous behavior is not only not wrong - it is an expression of *patriotism*. (Somewhere in the background is a revulsion against risking their lives in a military callup that is so great, they would sell their mothers to get out of it, let alone betray their country).
Posted by Zhang Fei">Zhang Fei  2005-06-21 17:13|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2005-06-21 17:13|| Front Page Top

#14 when I flush a toilet, I don't want it back. I don't want Jenkins back
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2005-06-21 17:36||   2005-06-21 17:36|| Front Page Top

#15 Jenkins went to North Korea in 1965? It has been awhile, but I seem to recall the place was foo'ed up already back then.

As for Kim Jong Il, I just watched Team America: World Police. Now the mere mention of Kimmie causes uncontrollable snickering. "I'm so ronery..."
Posted by SteveS 2005-06-21 20:20||   2005-06-21 20:20|| Front Page Top

#16 I live in NC and read the News and Observer article--he has childhood friends here that are glad to see him and also there is a large number of ex-military men who don't know him that resent his return. Apparently he was from a lower class family and wasn't treated well by the ROTC elite in his hometown. NO opinion--just relaying what I read--so don't pile on for this post
Posted by NotMikeMoore 2005-06-21 23:22||   2005-06-21 23:22|| Front Page Top

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