UN Releases Shocking Video Of North Korean Defector's Mad Dash Into The South Under Fire

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Ryan Pickrell via The Daily Caller,

Incredible video footage from the tense Korean Demilitarized Zone shows one North Korean soldier’s desperate dash into South Korea as his comrades let loose a barrage of bullets.

United Nations Command released CCTV footage Tuesday of a suspected staff sergeant in his 20s fleeing his desolate country, first in a jeep and then on foot, with North Korean soldiers hot on his heels. The man crossed into South Korea at the Joint Security Area while his comrades chased after him, firing on him as he ran.

A clearer and more detailed video of this extremely rare incident can be seen below.

In the video, four North Korean soldiers can be seen pursuing the defector, trying to kill him before he can reach freedom.

The young North Korean soldier was shot multiple times, but he succeeded in making it into South Korea before he collapsed in a pile of leaves. He was rescued by South Korean troops and airlifted to a medical facility in Suwon. He has already undergone two major surgeries, and he is scheduled to have another surgery Wednesday.

The operations were complicated by the presence of numerous parasites and widespread infection, but the medical team has so far managed to keep him alive.

The North Korean soldier has regained consciousness and is communicating with the medical staff, but conversation is limited. His first words were reportedly “Is this actually South Korea?”

The medical staff hung the South Korean flag in his hospital room to comfort him and to remind him that he actually made it. The medical personnel at Ajou University Hospital where the man is receiving treatment suspect the soldier is suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In addition to revealing details about one man’s daring escape, the video shows multiple armistice violations on the part of the North Korean troops at the JSA. Not only were they carrying prohibited weapons, but they also fired and personally crossed into South Korea at the Military Demarcation Line during the incident.

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TeamDepends's picture

Freedom at any cost is preferable to slavery, no matter how cheap.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

As with all good martial arts movies.

American Psycho's picture

Communism is so great that the guns are there to keep you in, not others out. 

Laowei Gweilo's picture

are they shooting him because he's escaping?

or because he stole kim jong-fattie's mercedes g-wagen? hahaha

auricle's picture

Propaganda video. 20 spliced videos of something. Great. 

JackT's picture

You know it's gotta be pretty bad in there to go through all that just to join the hot mess out here.

Scar Bro's picture

I imagined it more like the Willem Dafoe scene in Platoon. Maybe if he was American hed have had the instinct for the dramatics and given us pose at some point - maybe run back for a flag he dropped. Not a very creative bunch the Koreans. 

svayambhu108's picture

Traitor, how is this the same as Assange or Snowden is doing he defected to the enemy without doing benefit to the public

 

svayambhu108's picture

>You know it's gotta be pretty bad in there to go through all that just to join the hot mess out here.

 

He doesn't know about the mess if he listens to voice of america or radio shit free europe, here in romania my grandparents listened to them an when he saw what freedom after Ceausescu means he said how could they ate all that shit for years when its worse than comunism.

auricle's picture

He decides to defect through the most heavily guarded portion of the border. Sounds not very legit. If you want to defect you follow a non descript boarder area. This is the equivalent of blowing through the san diego boarder gates. Possible but not very plausable. Just ask the millions of mexicans how to beat a boarder crossing. 

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

"Take the Jeep or go on foot?
Fuck it. I'm taking the Jeep."

I can understand that. Going in broad daylight on the other hand...

end times prophet's picture

What the hell was he doing parallel parking the jeep and going on foot?  Sure, Kim will be pissed if you drive on his grass, but don't you think you sort of passed that point when you blew through the guard station by the bridge?  Drive Forrest, Drive!

RAT005's picture

I hope what we call freedom on this side is worth it to you sir.  Best of luck to you!!

Troll Magnet's picture

Freedom? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Oh, shit, wait, wait...

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I guess...

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

How do you say "Mighty big balls" in Korean?
Fuck you, Uhn. That's one man that got away!

Kina's picture

South Korea would be 100 times more free than LGBT Antifa Deep Swamp USA.

They actually put a leader in prison!

dishman1966's picture

It won't be easy for him.  He will have to compete with people who are from this century.  He won't get his free bowl of rice every other day that has been fertilized by human feces.    They do give them a free ride and an education for about 5 years but they have a hard time adjusting as they simply don't fit in.   As far as going during the day, might have been his only chance.  He probably wasn't going to last long over there or did something to piss someone off so he figured it was time to fly.  His debriefing will be interesting.

 

Endgame Napoleon's picture

People will probably help him with a job, etc. He will have great stories that the media will want to hear. He was amazingly brave. Too bad poor, young Otto could not get out in time to be saved.

ich1baN's picture

LOL at the parallel parking comment.

sebmurray's picture

You're assuming that someone suffering from depression and PTSD is going to be able to make a rational plan, as opposed to an act of desperation

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

The video is fake as fuck. How is anyone here buying into this shit?

Where do we even start with this POS video. The 240p resolution, the constant white flashes, the car seemingly being fired at from both directly in front of the car and from directly behind the car with "green lasers" yet there's no vehicles, people, or roadblocks anywhere in sight, him getting out of the car and running and dodging those same green lasers again from both in front and from behind him and with no one in sight and with one of the laser shots looking like it hit him directly in the hand, or blurry mystery guy coming from around the corner, and from a completely different angle from where those laser shots were coming from btw, and just giving up chase after 3 seconds of running to point something at him... probably his finger gun.?

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

Only Six down votes? Is that all you Jewtardo asswipes got??

HowdyDoody's picture

Fortunately he decided to cross at the only border post with a tall tower suitable for placing a video camera with a massive zoom lens to capture his full approach. If he had decided to cross the other bridge 400 meters away he could have done it on foot shielded by trees, avoiding the long build up allowing the NK troops to get ready.

Tower at 37°57'23.96"N 126°40'29.56"E

Refuse-Resist's picture

Very good point.

Is this incident reminding anyone of when 'Polish' troops attacked a German radio station in 1939?

It may be real, but it wouldn't be wrong to be skeptical based on the level of fakery happening everywhere.

 

HowdyDoody's picture

<--- Defector?
<--- Agent whose cover was blown?

dishman1966's picture

I'm afraid you don't know what you are talking about.   

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

Even the worms inside him wanted desperately to escape,

you can see him undulating in the grass,

as the South Korean soldiers are crawling up.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Communism always begins with a gun in your face and Socialism always ends with a gun in your face.

Blankone's picture

Try running a US checkpoint with a speeding vehicle.

webmatex's picture

It really was not a speeding vehicle.

I guess that old jeep maxed about 40 mph when his foot hit the boards. Like one of those bad escape dreams.

Hope he's ok and glad he made it.

Looks like the old Berlin Wall .

Bring down the Wall!

Moe Howard's picture

I was in the Berlin Brigade. One morning just before dawn, riding in the back of a deuce and a half, I saw a body hanging from a tree in the center island of the boulevard. Turns out it was a dead East German who flew over the wall hanging from a homemade balloon earlier that night, he died before he came down, from bouncing off the buildings downtown.

Years later I spent a year of my life sitting on the DMZ about a 1/2 mile from where this North Korean crossed. Camp Greaves, Band of Brothers, "We Stand Alone".

Nothing like this happened when I was there.The worst was Christmas, the South Koreans had huge speakers on the DMZ, they blasted Christmas music north non-stop. Plus they put a huge illuminated Christmas tree on a hilltop.

 

One thought; Prison Planet.

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Better tune: KISS - War Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emibeqpWbqQ

Social commentary be damned, this is straight up stripper music

Tiritmenhrta's picture

yep, you're right, but the essential question is, who install the regime (any) in the country? The people of that country? I highly doubt that, if I should express it in a very diplomatic way...

spag's picture

the best slaves are the ones who believe they are free

BOPOH's picture

Imbecilic murikans are taking this CIA Film Production Studio piece of art seriously... 

 

VZ58's picture

I'll buy you a one way ticket to NK if you like.

BOPOH's picture

Ruminant cattle feeling good about itself, right?

dishman1966's picture

You ever speak to DPRK defectors?    Shockingly, they are real.

BandGap's picture

And yet no video from Las Vegas.

adeptish's picture

This happened 7 days ago.

Learn to read.

kananga's picture
Freedom at any cost is preferable to slavery, no matter how cheap.
Now you know why Mugabe was popular in Africa.
MaxThrust's picture

Why is it shocking?

 

Sabibaby's picture

survived being shot multiple times....???

css1971's picture

Average kill rate is about 25%.

Don't believe the movies. People regularly get shot multiple times then continue fighting and kill their shooter.

This is why police tend to empty their magazine. You keep pulling the trigger till they stop moving.

All this shoot, and watch the opponent fly across the room stuff you see in movies is total bullshit. Physics. Equal opposite reactions. The recoil you feel at the gun is the same energy that the target feels. i.e. a hand gun shot is little more than a medium punch. The difference is it's focused in a point that's 1/16th square inch, allowing it to punch through muscle, break bones etc. The smaller the point the greater the pressures and forces applied.

You hit someone with a baseball bat, you're supplying a couple of times the energy of a .223 rifle. Hit them with a war pick for similar effects. 12 guage is getting into the same energy ballpark you can apply when you're up close and personal.

HTH

Keystone's picture

True, but handgun cartridges and rifle cartridges are night and day.  The high-velocity wounding with the latter is a mofo.