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Al Gore May Go to N. Korea to Free American Reporters
Fox News ^ | Friday, June 05, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 06/05/2009 3:23:28 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen

Former Vice President Al Gore may be sent to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American journalists on trial, the AFP reported.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for Gore's California-based Current TV, were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while on a reporting trip to China on charges they entered the country illegally and engaged in "hostile acts" — allegations that could draw a 10-year sentence in a labor camp.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly did not rule out the possibility of Gore being sent when asked if it would make sense for him to go.

"It's a very, very sensitive issue, I'm not going to go into it," Kelly told reporters. "This is such a sensitive issue, I'm just not going to go into those kinds of discussions that we may or may not have had," he said about whether Gore himself had raised the matter with the State Department.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; currenttv; goretv; journalists; northkorea
Without comment.
1 posted on 06/05/2009 3:23:28 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Can we just trade Al Gore for the two reporters?


2 posted on 06/05/2009 3:25:33 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I can’t imagine a less wise course of action, nor one less likely to work.


3 posted on 06/05/2009 3:26:22 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (Oh, well. Back to the drawing board....)
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To: Steel Wolf

I just thought the State Dept got a sense of humor - sadly not though.


4 posted on 06/05/2009 3:28:28 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: wafflehouse

A fair trade, that.


5 posted on 06/05/2009 3:28:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

He’s only going because he heard reports of Manbearpig sightings.


6 posted on 06/05/2009 3:35:41 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Waiting for the words "keep" or "stay" to appear in 3...2...1...
7 posted on 06/05/2009 3:38:05 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Oh great, North Korea is going to experience record breaking cold, most probably ice age weather. That, coupled with their already “wonderful” crop harvest doesn’t bode well for them.

Still no idea how he’s going to help release them.. threaten them with including them in the list of horrible carbon making nations?


8 posted on 06/05/2009 3:38:13 AM PDT by apollo861 (I am so gonna swallow your soul.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Will he be borrowing a “Rambo” costume from Sly?


9 posted on 06/05/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: wafflehouse

I like the way you think!


10 posted on 06/05/2009 3:40:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Gores Body could feed 100 Koreans for a week. Watch your back Man bear.


11 posted on 06/05/2009 3:42:19 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Darkwolf377

And to let then know he is on THEIR side in denouncing all the “greedy” folks in the US and Europe for causing “Global Warming/Cooling/Humidifying/deHumidifying/Climate McChange-a-lot”


12 posted on 06/05/2009 3:43:54 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

The Republicans really only have to do the political equivalent of walking and chewing gum at the same time and they’re in next year. The Dems simply can’t help themselves—they HAVE to take advantage of this political climate and trash the US before they do anything else. The voters will see it all for themselves, they won’t need negative ads to educate them about the Dems’ true hearts.


13 posted on 06/05/2009 3:46:39 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

What took him so long. He’s been silent on these captures for all this time.

For shame!


14 posted on 06/05/2009 3:47:06 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

"Move a rittal more to your reft, Al Gore"

15 posted on 06/05/2009 3:51:00 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Didn’t they start the trials yesterday? I thought I read that on FR.


16 posted on 06/05/2009 3:58:07 AM PDT by calex59
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To: wafflehouse

I was just going to say something similar. Maybe we could PAY them to hold onto him?


17 posted on 06/05/2009 4:07:10 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: TXnMA
Okay....

They are journalists. The Norks can keep them and Al Gore can stay in NoKo because we don't want him back either.

18 posted on 06/05/2009 4:08:19 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

If Fat Albert preaches his sermon on Globull Warming to their captors, it won’t be long before they’ll release them and pay them to leave the country.


19 posted on 06/05/2009 4:11:17 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: tx_eggman

Yes, this worked out so well for Hans Bwix!


20 posted on 06/05/2009 4:14:02 AM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Was Jesse Jackson too busy with ACORN?


21 posted on 06/05/2009 4:18:32 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I hope they eat him.


22 posted on 06/05/2009 4:23:36 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Didn’t Al Gore renege on something fairly substantial toward the end of his political career? Not the kind of person I would have negotiating on my behalf...He can’t be trusted!


23 posted on 06/05/2009 4:30:06 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Gorzaloon

I feel for the Secret Service agents that must follow this cow around and protect him from physical harm. Now that I think of it, I wonder if Jimbo Peanutos team ever feel like they are guarding an empty suit.


24 posted on 06/05/2009 4:30:57 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin st)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
This is such a sensitive issue, I'm just not going to go into those kinds of discussions that we may or may not have had

If this is the right story, Al Gore is up to his neck in involvement with this. When Fox reported the story yesterday, they included how Gore was involved with the N. Koreans but it was such a fleeting statement it didn't register with me immediately. When I realized what they said, I said WTF????

25 posted on 06/05/2009 4:40:28 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: wafflehouse

He will don his superhero “G” suit with it’s green cape, fly to Pyongyang and single-handidly free those reporters from their bondage.


26 posted on 06/05/2009 4:42:20 AM PDT by kempster
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Oh please let this be a hostage exchange situation....but when you think about it maybe Al is just going there because North Korea is the only country truly living the lifestyle that he envisions we should all live. No cars, no factories, no smog, no industry, no elections, no electricity, no pollution...his perfect world.


27 posted on 06/05/2009 4:42:29 AM PDT by when the time is right
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ..
e: Al Gore May Go to N. Korea to Free American Reporters

Can he take Jesse... and Al Sharpton with him?

28 posted on 06/05/2009 5:03:15 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: wafflehouse

I agree 1000%


29 posted on 06/05/2009 5:14:36 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

please, pretty please?


30 posted on 06/05/2009 5:18:47 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Is Jesse Jackson “busy” somewhere else?
31 posted on 06/05/2009 5:19:45 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit (Two terms for politicians, one in office, one in jail.))
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
PLEASE!!! Take him in trade!
You give us the reporters; you keep him!

Deal?

32 posted on 06/05/2009 5:21:13 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's rainin'.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
North Koreans will get tired of Al Gore in about 30 seconds. I can hear it now.

Get out of here!
Get out now!
Prease, we cannot take your stupidity any longer!
Go! Go now! And take the reporters with you!
33 posted on 06/05/2009 5:23:53 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I double dog dare Lil Kim to take Algore prisoner. NO I TRIPLE DOG DARE HIM.

You don’t have the cajones to take him prisoner Kim. You are weak and everyone thinks you are a loser!


34 posted on 06/05/2009 5:25:21 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Gore is encroaching on Jesse Jackson's intellectual property.
35 posted on 06/05/2009 5:32:43 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Have you punished an 0bama supporter today?)
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To: Niteranger68
Al Gore May Go to N. Korea to Free American Reporters

Given North Korea's difficulties, he may be "invited" to a barbeque.
36 posted on 06/05/2009 5:36:15 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: wafflehouse
Can we just trade Al Gore for the two reporters?

It would be a win-win situation and North Korea would get a lot of hot air.

37 posted on 06/05/2009 5:38:40 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (If the government is going to make cars, why not make it a Porsche.)
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To: DainBramage

That is what I was thinking. He may end up as the main course.


38 posted on 06/05/2009 6:04:12 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Al is going “home”. I hope he stays there.


39 posted on 06/05/2009 9:42:12 AM PDT by TexasRepublic
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Al's just visiting his vision of our future....


40 posted on 06/05/2009 9:44:59 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Jimmy Carter going to be upset.


41 posted on 06/05/2009 10:01:49 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Bender2

MANBEARPIG going to North Korea oh Gee Louize ROFL


42 posted on 06/05/2009 10:05:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: commish

Commish I think Little Kim could take Al Gore LOL! just hellva of Freepers dares

He is that bold


43 posted on 06/05/2009 10:07:50 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

A. doesn’t know where N,K. is, could’t find it on a map. B. can’t tie own shoes.


44 posted on 06/05/2009 10:22:23 AM PDT by Waco (Libs exhale too much.)
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To: when the time is right
"No cars, no factories, no smog, no industry, no elections, no electricity, no pollution...his perfect world."

No smog, you say...? ;-)

45 posted on 06/05/2009 10:30:41 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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