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American citizen Merrill Newman deported from North Korea, says he looks forward to seeing wife
Fox News.com ^ | December 7, 2013

Posted on 12/07/2013 7:44:29 AM PST by Kaslin

An 85-year-old U.S. tourist detained in North Korea for more than a month for alleged hostile acts is on his way home after being "deported" to China.

North Korean state media said Saturday that Merrill Newman, a war veteran, was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition.

"I'm very glad to be on my way home," Newman told Japanese media at Beijing airport. "I feel good, I feel good. I want to go home to see my wife."

Newman was met by U.S. embassy staff in Beijing. He is currently on a United Airlines flight flying over the Pacific and is expected to land in San Francisco at 11:59 a.m. ET, KTVU.com reported.

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: korea; merrillnewman; northkorea
It is good that he is coming home, but I wonder why did he go there in the first place?
1 posted on 12/07/2013 7:44:29 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I looked it up.He was talking about a group he was part of during the War and asking the tour guide if he knew of them.I think they pulled him off the plane and he was charged with things that happened during the war.Then he had to apologize.Biden offered to fly him back but he wanted a direct flight.He is 85.
2 posted on 12/07/2013 7:50:15 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Kaslin

To see if any of the infiltrators he trained were still around.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 7:50:48 AM PST by TweetEBird007
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To: fatima

thanks


4 posted on 12/07/2013 7:58:40 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


5 posted on 12/07/2013 8:00:35 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: fatima

I looked it up too.

It appears the group he was with were UN clandestine special forces groups that operated during the Korean War.

Considering the classified nature, this guy got what he deserved for even mentioning it.

After reading his bio, and that a former New Mexico governor, a lefty Dem, helped in his release, I figure the guy must be some dimwit libtard, proven beyond a reasonable doubt when he opened his mouth to a communist state about secret war units.


6 posted on 12/07/2013 8:04:10 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: redfreedom

I looked it up too.

It appears the group he was with were UN clandestine special forces groups that operated during the Korean War.

Considering the classified nature, this guy got what he deserved for even mentioning it.

After reading his bio, and that a former New Mexico governor, a lefty Dem, helped in his release, I figure the guy must be some dimwit libtard, proven beyond a reasonable doubt when he opened his mouth to a communist state about secret war units.

If that's the case he probably had no qualms in reading a false confession (if it was indeed false).

7 posted on 12/07/2013 8:17:41 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder what was promised behind the scenes by this WH to the NK for his release?


8 posted on 12/07/2013 8:24:47 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Kaslin
play stooopid games, win stooopid prizes...
9 posted on 12/07/2013 8:41:03 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ColdOne

We should have traded Joe Biden for the WWII vet.


10 posted on 12/07/2013 8:42:18 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: paint_your_wagon

OOPS. Korean War vet


11 posted on 12/07/2013 8:44:53 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: paint_your_wagon

lol....no way they would take him!


12 posted on 12/07/2013 8:45:04 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: ColdOne

We could have at least offered.


13 posted on 12/07/2013 8:49:11 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: ColdOne

good question


14 posted on 12/07/2013 8:57:30 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

How much champagne, fur coats and cars did we promise to get this no brain geezer back?


15 posted on 12/07/2013 9:02:00 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: fatima

involved in killings of service personnel

Isn’t that what you do in a war?


16 posted on 12/07/2013 9:38:45 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net

All I know is I would have hopped on Biden’s plane and had a glass of wine and took a nap.:)


17 posted on 12/07/2013 9:53:10 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ColdOne

Ont thing he gave them for sure was a major propaganda victory that they will crow about.


18 posted on 12/07/2013 10:45:13 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

that is true


19 posted on 12/07/2013 10:49:57 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: redfreedom

I was going with the dopey libtard part from the gitgo. When was the last time you heard of a Vet from any war getting mouthy in his old age about how cool his secret part of the war was? Shooting ones mouth off in a country you once waged undercover war in indicates severe/ extreme detachment from reality. And this case we are technically still at war, only a cease fire. I always understand wanting to visit a spot where you lost good friends but mouth-shooting about it? no way-——Semper Fi


20 posted on 12/07/2013 2:03:30 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

I’m in full agreement.

Any real Vet that is proud of his service would for certain keep his mouth shut in a commie country he fought against.

Many folks that did such work signed documents saying they had to keep their mouths shut no matter where they are at. Either this old fart never had anything to do with special operations, has dementia, or just an asshole libtard that thinks he’s special like they all do. I’m thinking of Kerry when I say the latter.


21 posted on 12/07/2013 4:15:05 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: fatima

He probably had enough BS from irrational people for one year....


22 posted on 12/07/2013 8:18:20 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: fatima


The 'Kuwol Regiment', or 'Kuwolsan' in Korean, meaning 'September Mountain,' was named after a mountain in western North Korea where the guerrillas sought refuge as soldiers of the North's Korean People's Army (KPA) swept down the Korean peninsula when war broke out.

WHITE TIGERS

The Kuwol Regiment was just one of many groups of anti-communist partisans that were under the command of the U.S. Army 8240th Unit, nicknamed the 'White Tigers'.

The White Tigers co-ordinated some of the most daring missions of the Korean War, embedding undercover agents deep in enemy territory - sometimes for months at a time - spying on and disrupting North Korean wartime operations, according to documented histories of the regiment.

The unit, whose existence was classified until the early 1990s, was the predecessor to U.S. special forces. Members of the White Tigers were handpicked from the U.S. Army, and not told about their mission until they arrived in Seoul.


23 posted on 12/07/2013 8:35:20 PM PST by cyn
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To: cyn

Thanks CYN.Afraid to ask the picture is of (((((((Hugs)))))):)


24 posted on 12/07/2013 8:51:28 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: redfreedom
Any real Vet that is proud of his service would for certain keep his mouth shut in a commie country he fought against.

My impression is that the Norks would detain any veteran of that war .... the point is, they seized a U.S. citizen and dragged an "apology" out of him as the price of his freedom, after they'd offered him a traveler's innocent passage.

They welshed on their obligations of hospitality and protection under their laws, to do a political operation against a civilian.

25 posted on 12/08/2013 12:45:55 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin
He was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour.

Leaving by plane? That means he was no doubt flying Air Koryo, unique for being the worlds only 1 Star airline.

Why 1 Star?


26 posted on 12/09/2013 6:28:58 PM PST by Gamecock (There are not just two ways to respond to God but three: irreligion, religion, and the gospel. (TK))
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