Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by dotr, Sep 1, 2016.
Gosh, so he's had no contact with his parents all this time?
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What a story! I hope he is alive and is not harmed by this info coming out now.
The family set up a website: http://www.helpfinddavid.com/
Praying he is alive and well. lease:
Amazing. Almost beyond belief.
I hope this is not a wild goose chase for his poor family !
I hope he's still alive and, as nightmarish as it all sounds, is in fact true - and not something that the media has taken and ran with - for his family's sake. If it is all true, I hope he somehow makes it out of NK safely and soon. It's really hard to imagine a more stressful, horrifying, depressing position to be in than forced to teach Kim Jong-Un English for life, held captive and not knowing when your execution date is nigh, let alone having no contact with the outside world, especially family, knowing they probably think you're dead... Holy he11!
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-David Sneddon disappeared in Yunnan, China, in 2004, aged 24
-Chinese police said he probably died hiking but his body was never found
-Now a South Korean organization says he was kidnapped by North Korea
-He was allegedly made to teach English to a young Kim Jong Un
-And now he lives with a wife and kids in the capital, Pyongyang, they said
-US Department of State has announced it will conduct a search for him
-And Marco Rubio has supported a Senate resolution to find the young man
-Mom Kathleen Sneddon said: 'We knew in our heart that he was alive'
Gosh - how could he ever escape back home to the US now that this has been publicized? Not a chance IMO.
ETA - or does he even want to escape now that his life has basically been determined for him? What an awful situation.
IMO, if this is true his best course of action is to continue to pledge blind allegiance to North Korea and to say he is happy there. This news breaking would jeopardize any plans he might have made for escape in the near future. I just fear that NK will decide to "dispose" of him and his family to hide evidence they kidnapped him. Best case scenario could be that NK decides to try to use him as propaganda, forces him to say he went there voluntarily, is happy with a family, etc. Then at least he would be in the media and may have a chance at communication with his parents again (even if through a tv screen).
For those that don't believe he could be alive and not have left, we are talking about North Korea here. It is VERY possible to not be able to leave - especially if you are known by Kim and therefore known by all enforcers. I am praying for this young man from my homes state. Hopefully he is alive and this news doesn't jeopardize his life and the life of his family.
Does David have a thread here on Websleuths?
This is it. I had never heard about his disappearance before this story went viral.
None that i could see or find, so started this one.
Thanks, dotr. I couldn't find one either, but I'm not that adept at searching on my phone. Thanks for starting it!
Wow. What a predicament. I hope some skilled negotiators are able to sort this out.
I have followed the case of Megumi Yokota over the years. She was a 13-year-old Japanese schoolgirl said to be kidnapped by North Korea in 1977. NK claims she committed suicide in 1994, but a DNA test done on the bones, sent to her parents in 2004, was not a positive match. I wish they could have gotten DNA from the now-grown granddaughter.
Here's more on North Korea’s Abduction Project. Jenkins was an American who defected to NK in 1965 and married a Japanese woman (that had been kidnapped) in 1980.
I asked Sergeant Jenkins what he considered the point of all the abductions. He answered by telling me about a visit that two North Korean cadres paid to his home in 1995. Such a visit was unusual, so he was nervous. The conversation turned to his daughters. “Thanks to the great benevolence of Kim Jong-il,” they said, the girls would be sent to the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies. The college is one of the most prestigious in North Korea, but it also feeds into the country’s intelligence service. “That’s when I knew they were planning to turn Brinda and Mika into spies,” he recalled. “Think about it. They would be perfect raw material for North Korean spies, because they looked nothing like what someone would expect a North Korean spy to look like.” Mixed-race children are common in South Korea and Japan, but they are unheard of in the North. Jenkins believes the abduction project was a long-term breeding program. That could explain why most of the Japanese were abducted in pairs, usually a girlfriend and boyfriend out for a romantic evening, and why the North Koreans had no use for Jenkins’s wife’s mother.
CNN interview with David's brother (video only, no transcript): http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/0...avid-sneddon-brother-north-korea-erin-sot.cnn
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