Saturday, August 13, 2005

Fisherman returns from NK after 30 years

Topic: Gangwon, two Koreas

I read these articles and wonder how anyone can begin to trust North Korea. It may not be wise to actively hinder the regime in North Korea but how can we help it and then face the mirror...or face Goh Myeong-seop or his mother?

During the Vietnamese War, North Korea felt America's attention was elsewhere and abducted a squid boat and crew. Mr Goh was one of the crew and lived in North Korea for 30 years before escaping and returning to his home in Gangneung. 30 Years! How long was Papillon a prisoner before he escaped?

The article ends with the statistic that 435 fishermen have been abducted by North Korea and are still alive there.

On a completely unrelated note, I may go to Geumgangsan in Sept or Oct when my mother visits.

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