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2017-06-20 -Obits-
Otto Warmbier dead; former US prisoner of North Korea was 22
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Posted by Besoeker 2017-06-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10796 views ]  Top

#1 Might be about time to cancel their lease on the USS Pueblo and bring it home. A task long overdue.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-06-20 07:42||   2017-06-20 07:42|| Front Page Top

#2 My take one this.

The NKors (or their Chinese/Russian/Iranian Doctors) realized that the kid was going to die from whatever they did to him and didn't want it to happen while he was still in North Korea.

They also wanted to make sure that he would never regain consciousness and relate what actually happened to him so took steps to ensure that.

They'll still try to make it seem that sending him home was some sort of 'Grand Gesture', though.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2017-06-20 08:13||   2017-06-20 08:13|| Front Page Top

#3 The moral of the story is clear: Unless you're Dennis Rodman, don't go to North Korea.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2017-06-20 10:52||   2017-06-20 10:52|| Front Page Top

#4 So he was there with a tour group who "will take you where your mother doesn't want you to go." Since the US and NK do not have diplomatic relations, shouldn't this group be accountable. Also sad but true - poor judgment by those who would go on one of these tours.
Posted by warthogswife 2017-06-20 12:18||   2017-06-20 12:18|| Front Page Top

#5 I wondered why the kid went to NK. He was on an exchange program from his university (Virginia junior) with China. He was recruited by a travel agent to go to NK under the pretext that "this was the tour your parents don't want you to take." It was also touted oversold as being safe. Ten others went on this tour as well.
Posted by JohnQC 2017-06-20 12:19||   2017-06-20 12:19|| Front Page Top

#6 Family declines autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

Posted by Anomalous Sources 2017-06-20 19:10||   2017-06-20 19:10|| Front Page Top

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