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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:01 AM
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Accused American Deserter Arrives in Japan - Uncle Sam Wants To BUST HIM
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/international/middlee...

TOKYO, July 18 An American accused of deserting the United States Army four decades ago and fleeing to North Korea arrived in Tokyo today for medical treatment, though by stepping foot in Japan he now faces the threat of a military court-martial.

Charles Robert Jenkins, 64, is accused of deserting the Army in January 1965 while on patrol inside the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. American officials say they intend to prosecute Mr. Jenkins, who has appeared in North Korean propaganda films, though they also say they may wait to seek custody while he receives treatment.

Mr. Jenkins has been the subject of top-level diplomatic discussions between Washington and Tokyo and the focus of intense media coverage in Japan because of popular sympathy for his Japanese wife, Hitomi Soga. Ms. Soga, 45, is one of at least 13 Japanese abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970's and 1980's and taken to the secretive country to teach the Japanese language to its spies.

Ms. Soga was returned to Japan in 2002, along with four other Japanese abductees, after Pyongyang acknowledged the abductions. Ms. Soga left her two daughters and husband behind in North Korea because of worries he would be turned over to American authorities if he entered Japan. Japan has an extradition treaty with the United States.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/international/middlee...

sooooo... does that mean we can still BUST our manchurian candidate being he is a WAR TIME deserter as well :shrug:

what does DU think ;->

this is getting tons of headlines in japan but none here, whats the deal :shrug:

peace

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:04 AM
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1. Funny how they can find all of this man's records and none of
Shrub's! Funny how they make one deserter pResident and want to jail another!
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:19 AM
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2. ain't that strange...
but certainly not suprising.

peace
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:25 AM
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3. We are living in STRANGE times!
A Coward leads America!
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:33 AM
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4. May You Live in Interesting Times - the curse has come true
and we are led by MADMEN :scared:

peace
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