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Big Bucks for the Ex-Prisoners of Pyongyang?
Pajamas Media ^ | August 10 | Claudia Rosett

Posted on 08/10/2009 3:21:01 PM PDT by AJKauf

Now that Al Gore’s two jailed employees have been retrieved by Bill Clinton from North Korea, there’s talk of a seven-figure book deal for their story, with the U.K’s Daily Mail speculating about a movie deal to follow. It would be interesting to hear in full the tale of Laura Ling and Euna Lee. But from the little we have heard so far, it seems at least one of them – Laura Ling — did deliberately cross into North Korea.

This was folly of enormous magnitude. That act has already cost Americans, by way of winning for Kim Jong Il the propaganda coup of snapping his fingers and having a former U.S. president jet in for an audience with Kim in Pyongyang. Whether additional ransom or concessions to Kim were involved, we wait to find out — but it would come as no surprise. Did Ling and Lee, both described as journalists, not notice that the border in the area where they were traveling is edged every few hundred yards with sentry huts, manned by armed North Korean guards?

While no one deserves the terror of being subjected to North Korea’s version of “justice,” there is something that feels simply wrong about the prospect that the two women, now safely home, stand to make a killing out of their story...

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: humantrafficking; korea

1 posted on 08/10/2009 3:21:02 PM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

I knew this was coming....if they want to take a chance as journalists to make a big name for themselves and big bucks, let them take their chances!

Just disgusting!

and Americans still don’t have an explanation of all what happened!


2 posted on 08/10/2009 3:25:10 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: AJKauf

Any proceeds these women make should be used to reimburse the costs of having to retrieve them from that cesspool.


3 posted on 08/10/2009 3:26:07 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

The other idea was that they should donate any money they make completely to those who are trying to rescue N Koreans and to relocate them to a safe haven.

If these women make personal money on the blood of N Koreans, they should be publicly shamed! The article said they may have had information on them about N Koreans who had escaped. Yeesh.


4 posted on 08/10/2009 3:28:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: AJKauf
Frankly, I am sick to effing Death of these ‘Books’. Everyone and anyone is publishing and the Sheeples must apparently buy them. This one promises to be a real page turner - Not.

Could be written more authoritatively by any one of the several hundred thousand North Koreans who have endured and survived the ‘Real’ NK Prison Experience.

5 posted on 08/10/2009 3:39:32 PM PDT by TCats
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To: BradtotheBone

Bump for that idea! However..you just know they are going to ‘donate’ it to fight globull warming..lol.


6 posted on 08/10/2009 3:45:14 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Americans do have an explanation available of what happened. If they are interested.

However, many of them seem incapable of reading or searching the internet


7 posted on 08/10/2009 3:48:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: AJKauf
The two woman worked for Current TV.

Current TV is owned by Al Gore.

Why did Al Gore send them to be captured in North Korea ?

Was Al Gore using them as pawns in order to start an international incident ?


8 posted on 08/10/2009 3:51:52 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Why did Al Gore send them to be captured in North Korea ?

They were researching something many, many groups are checking into. Including a fair amount of Christian organizations. Of course it is dangerous. Likely it is personally important to these two women.

Had Weird Al not hired them, some one else would have.

Call weird Al on his weird socialist crap. Not when he is involved in simple human decency for once in his politically calculating life.

9 posted on 08/10/2009 4:05:03 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Please provide a link and I would be interested in seeing it.


10 posted on 08/10/2009 5:14:31 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; UriĀ’el-2012
Please provide a link and I would be interested in seeing it.

Ling and Lee

There are a number of articles up on them. This one is from the Goracle's site I believe. While gore has tried to wrap this efforts to help in lefty lunacy, The sale of women (and young boys I guess i should add)as slaves, child brides, and prostitutes remains a serious problem in many parts of the world.

Here is another recent article on the problem (as seen in Africa) from a Christian news site -

Nigerian Slavery

Call the left wing out on their socialism. But if you make a knee jerk attack every time you see the name of a left wing politician named, you open yourself up to making yourself in particular and their opposition in general look bad from time to time. This is one of those times.

11 posted on 08/10/2009 7:25:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd; Recovering Ex-hippie
There are a number of articles up on them. This one is from the Goracle's site I believe. While gore has tried to wrap this efforts to help in lefty lunacy, The sale of women (and young boys I guess i should add)as slaves, child brides, and prostitutes remains a serious problem in many parts of the world.

Do you believe everything you read on a left wing website ?

That is rather naive to say the least.


12 posted on 08/10/2009 8:32:02 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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