The soldier was headed for the border of South Korea as a wheel from his vehicle came loose, causing him to flee from North Korean soldiers’ fire on foot.
He was sabotaged by the own shitty quality manufacturing of the country he was trying to escape. Poor bastard.
Let me present you a thought exercise. Imagine you’re in a country where leaving is not only punished by your death, but the execution/sending of your extended family to horrible forced labor camps. Would you still leave? At what point would things have to get bad enough for you to sacrifice your family? How long could you endure?
That’s the thing that bothers me about people that criticize North Koreans for playing along. They fail to put themselves in those people’s shoes. The idea that your freedom could cause the absolute suffering of those you love most. That’s a horrific choice. We should not be so quick to judge the non-ruling class of North Korea.
He was sabotaged by the own shitty quality manufacturing of the country
More like shitty maintenance or lack of maintenance of what originally was decent copies of 1950s to 1970s Soviet vehicles.
Why did the North Korean soldier cross the road? To defect from North Korea.
"In an attempt to defect" Attempt? I'd call it a success as he is in South Korea as we speak....Ignoring those 5 bullet wounds of course.
I'm glad he made it
Iron sights on a moving target with an old Kalashnikov varient from a shooter that probably lives on "food" that's edible only in theory, a 12.5% hit rate isn't too bad.
I know! it's everything you could ask for in a propaganda story!
Korean articles state the car crashed into a gutter and became immobilized.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 74%. (I'm a bot)
A North Korean soldier remains in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in an attempt to defect to South Korea.
The North Korean military was informed that the soldier was undergoing surgery and later was told about his ongoing treatment.
A North Korean soldier has not defected across the Joint Security Area since 2007 and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo said this incident marked the first time North Korean soldiers opened fire toward South Korea's side of the Joint Security Area.