Friday, June 25, 2004

More on Kim

I've yet to receive any decent explanation as to why Kim is speaking in English on the videotape released by his captors. the best attempted explanation so far is that his captors told him to speak English, pitching their message to the U.S. rather than South Korea.

To add to the mystery, it turns out that the South Korean government may have known of his abduction much earlier than reported, due to ANOTHER videotape. In this video, which I have not found yet, but is reportedly on the internet, Kim is seen answering questions from an unseen interviewer, and English. The tape was originally given to the AP in Baghdad in EARLY JUNE. When asked if a Mr. Kim was missing, the South Korean government said, "no." On that tape, Kim identifies himself as a math teacher and sharply critiques the U.S. occupation. I'm glad he was so against the occupation, but one does wonder why he was assisting it, then.

Here's the link to the story.


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