Everyone seems terribly surprised that an American man, Mahli Gomes, has just been sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegal entry and “hostile acts” towards North Korea (and therefore Kim Jong il).
Good heavens! I think a little thank you would be more appropriate.
Our Dear Leader – Kim Jong il
The New York Times reports:
An American man who was arrested in North Korea for illegal entry was sentenced to eight years of hard labor, the North’s state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.
The American, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a 30-year-old from Boston, was also fined 70 million North Korean won in the sentence given on Tuesday, said the Korean Central News Agency. Under the North’s official exchange rate, the fine amounts to $700,000.
Mr. Gomes was convicted of illegal entry and “hostile acts” against North Korea, it said, without elaborating. Incarceration in a harsh labor camp is a common form of criminal punishment in North Korea.
Mr. Gomes’s former colleagues and friends in South Korea say that he was a devout Christan and very likely crossed into North Korea in support of Robert Park, a Korean-American missionary who entered North Korea illegally on Dec. 25 to call for Mr. Kim, the North Korean leader, to end human rights abuses.
Before his travel to North Korea, Mr. Gomes, an English teacher in South Korea, attended at least two rallies in South Korea calling for Mr. Park’s release.
Oh shame, did poor little diddums get caught? Please, give me a break. It’s like those mules who get caught smuggling drugs and the family appeals for their release, claiming they were desperate and only did it once. Too late, she cried!
Whatever. This guy is obviously a shit stirring religious nut who hasn’t done any research into Kim Jong il. People are very quick to forget that his birth at Baekdu Mountain was foretold by a swallow, and heralded by the appearance of a double rainbow over the mountain and a new star in the heavens.
Did we all just choose to forget about the new star? Hahahaha! God, you are all so naive..
This is how we roll in North Korea
Our Dear Leader knows what he is doing and you should thank YOUR lucky stars that you weren’t killed, Mr. Gomes. The Supreme Leader has showed unprecedented compassion and leniency in this case and you should ENJOY your eight years of hard labour. If he had called me up for advice (which he often does) I would have recommended a MINIMUM of 10 years.
I love the way everyone focuses on the “negative” sides of things, but no-one seems to highlight the good things. For example, were you aware that Kim Jong Il was awarded the Grand National Cross, the highest order of Senegal, by Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal? Probably not – you can read about that right here, at the Koren Central News Agency.
And, oh, I’m sorry, why aren’t the American’s getting rid of their nuclear weapons? Instead of giving our Divine Commander such a hard time? More about that here.
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