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(URGENT) North Korea says it will indict U.S. journalists detained in the country
Yonhap News ^ | 04/24/09

Posted on 04/23/2009 6:11:25 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: currenttv; indictment; nkorea

1 posted on 04/23/2009 6:11:26 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 04/23/2009 6:11:52 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


3 posted on 04/23/2009 6:11:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So what will President Jamf do now?


4 posted on 04/23/2009 6:14:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Everyone seems to be indicting US journo’s, except the US.

I have a list of perps at CNN, MSNBC and NYT whom they could indict for fraud and character assassination.

5 posted on 04/23/2009 6:14:39 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So what is the problem?


6 posted on 04/23/2009 6:16:48 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: ChicagahAl
Everyone seems to be indicting US journo’s, except the US.

Maybe Iran and North Korea are trying to warm to conservatives. LOL.

7 posted on 04/23/2009 6:16:49 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When they know we have a wuss in the WH, a little blackmail would serve them well, it would seem.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 6:19:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama, the king of Kowtow)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is very bad.


9 posted on 04/23/2009 6:22:43 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: ChicagahAl

If it’s AP, reuters, BBC et al US alphabet “news” agency, I couldn’t care less. Hang em’.


10 posted on 04/23/2009 6:23:36 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Paved Paradise

Well, you can always ask them to “die for the Anointed One.”


11 posted on 04/23/2009 6:24:06 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: max americana

I agree, unless of course they’re actually spies in disguise.


12 posted on 04/23/2009 6:24:57 PM PDT by RC one
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They belong to AlBore’s network...don’t they?


13 posted on 04/23/2009 6:25:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I hope these "journalists" go to North Korea.




14 posted on 04/23/2009 6:26:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They’re going to indict US journalists??

Man, those guys will do anything to suck up to the American public, won’t they?


15 posted on 04/23/2009 6:26:47 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: SkyPilot
Don't leave out this bozo at CNN


16 posted on 04/23/2009 6:33:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good one. I wonder how far their loyalty would go. Honestly, though, when I heard that some actress or celebrity now determines her course of action not by asking “What would Jesus do?” but “What would Obama do?” I thought I could hurl. It really has gotten sickening.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 6:35:12 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bad, very very bad.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 6:46:04 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Another weakness dividend for the Obalmy administration.


19 posted on 04/23/2009 6:46:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Looks like they found Obama’s hot button.


20 posted on 04/23/2009 6:46:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
The only way out of this crisis is for Obama to pull Khomeini, and urge the reporters to sacrifice for the good of the country.
21 posted on 04/23/2009 6:51:38 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Where’s Al Gore ?

Don’t these two women work for his media company ?


22 posted on 04/23/2009 6:56:04 PM PDT by Dixiekraut (( Rommell...you magnificent bastard . I READ YOUR BOOK !!! ))
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To: Dixiekraut
Al Gore works to save the entire globe. Two reporters on his payroll should not distract him./sarc
23 posted on 04/23/2009 6:58:49 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Nice bargaining chips. Cute, to boot!

Well, it is only a matter of weeks now before Washington somehow caves to this over empowered third rate dictatorship, kicking the leader of the Free World in the shins and knowing he can get away with it. There will be a deal; I assume it will be in food or fuel.

24 posted on 04/23/2009 7:04:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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I almost wrote something that could jeopardize those two, so I will shut up for now.


25 posted on 04/23/2009 7:06:38 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
OK, let's go back to Chia bashing.:-)
26 posted on 04/23/2009 7:09:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

WHOA this just broke maybe we could send Manbearpig


27 posted on 04/23/2009 7:13:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine
We may try to bound and gag Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Kim Dae-jung (three Nobel Peace Prize winners) and exchange them with these two women. While it may not materialize, it is an idea we can entertain.:-)
28 posted on 04/23/2009 7:18:02 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Gore should go over & take Kerry with him (he was in Vietnam, you know)


29 posted on 04/23/2009 7:24:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wouldn’t mind seeing that South Park episode Chia Pet Jimmy Carter and Al Gore as Manbearpig


30 posted on 04/23/2009 7:33:43 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Let send in Keith and entire MSNBC gang


31 posted on 04/23/2009 7:34:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine; AmericanInTokyo
Now we have more detailed news:

(LEAD) North Korea says will try detained U.S. journalists

SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Friday that it will put to trial two U.S. female journalists detained in the country, announcing that its investigation into their alleged illegal entry and “hostile acts” has been concluded.

The American journalists — Euna Lee and Laura Ling from San Francisco-based Current TV, started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore — were arrested by North Korea near its border with China on March 17.

Pyongyang said on March 31 that an investigation was under way and that it was preparing to indict them on charges of illegally entering the country and engaging in unspecified “hostile acts.” North Korea also said consular contact was allowed and that the American reporters were being treated “according to the relevant international laws.”

The U.S. State Department said last week diplomacy was under way to free the Americans. The Swedish embassy in the North have been handling affairs involving the American citizens in North Korea, with which Washington does not have diplomatic relations.

“We're working through a number of different diplomatic channels to try to see what we can do to get these folks released,” State Department spokesman Robert Wood said.
Tensions have sharply risen since North Korea's rocket launch on April 5, which the U.N. Security Council swiftly condemned as violating a U.N. resolution barring its ballistic activity.

North Korea insisted the launch is part of its peaceful program to develop space and, in protest of the U.N. action, withdrew from the six-party talks on ending its nuclear programs last week.

The Americans’ detention is the third since 1994, when North Korea held a U.S. pilot whose military chopper was shot down after straying into North Korea.

Two years later, another American citizen, Evan Hunziker, were held for three months on suspicion of spying after swimming in the Yalu River bordering North Korea and China. Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, then a U.S. congressman, flew to Pyongyang to successfully negotiate their release.

A South Korean worker remains in detention in North Korea for a fourth week on allegations of criticizing Pyongyang's political system and trying to incite a local female employee to defect.

32 posted on 04/23/2009 7:36:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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I wonder if Obama going talk to North Korea to death


33 posted on 04/23/2009 7:48:43 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Richardson went to all that trouble back in 1996 to get that guy out of there.

And then look what happened just five months later:

"Evan Carl Hunziker, a troubled self-described "missionary" who swam naked into North Korea and was held for three months on spy charges there before being released, was found dead here today in an apparent suicide. The body of Hunziker, 26, whose Thanksgiving release was negotiated by Rep. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), President Clinton's choice to be ambassador to the United Nations, was found at dawn in the restaurant-bar area at the frayed downtown Olympus Hotel, where he had been staying, police spokesman Jim Mattheis said. No note was found, Mattheis said. The hotel is owned by Hunziker's relatives. Hunziker was arrested in late August in North Korea when he illegally entered the ..."

I hope they are not "Manchurian Candidating" those two girls up there right now as we speak. I am sure the Chia Pet is taking special interest in their case; might even have met them or at least seen them through one way glass somewhere.

34 posted on 04/23/2009 7:49:17 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When that idiot US Pfc. (or maybe a corporal) in the 1980s went over the line into North Korea at the DMZ, they used him a little bit for propaganda magazines and TV, and then poof, the guy vanishes and the Norkies just say to his folks in the USA, “so sorry, he died in a swimming accident in the Pottongang River, no body recovered”. And that was that.


35 posted on 04/23/2009 7:51:10 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Maybe they are forced to memorize Kim family hagiography locked up at one of those guest houses.

If they recite it all word for word, they are declared innocent. Otherwise, they will be guilty.

36 posted on 04/23/2009 8:05:13 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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Oh, dont worry. The North Korean People’s assembly will release a damning expose of the KWP leadership if Kim Jong il DARE order either of those two girls “waterboarded.”


37 posted on 04/23/2009 8:09:47 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If we say "YES. By your definition I guess I'm a rightwing extremist" en-mass, we can shut them down)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just another test...and don’t worry Biden told us it will be ok...when we don’t look like we know what we are doing.


38 posted on 04/23/2009 8:17:26 PM PDT by surfer
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