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North Korea: We've detained another American
CNN ^ | 06-06-2014 | K.J. Kwon

Posted on 06/05/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

North Korea announced Friday that it has detained a U.S. citizen who it says entered the country as a tourist in April and broke the law.

The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that authorities are investigating the man, who it said "carried out acts that were inappropriate for a tourist."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: korea; millermatthewtodd; northkorea; tourist

1 posted on 06/05/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Americans are not authorized to visit the DPRK, so what is going on here? And do they want $5 million and five prisoners, like the people who returned Sergeant Bergdahl?


2 posted on 06/05/2014 9:48:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“broke the law”

did he take a wrong turn in Pyongyang and find out half the side streets aren’t even paved?

did he accidently see a homeless person sleeping in public when the government minders weren’t watching?

did he point out that the potemkin restaurant he was taken to had no other patrons?


3 posted on 06/05/2014 9:49:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PaulCruz2016

We can trade Dennis Rodman for him.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 9:49:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: PaulCruz2016

Perfect opportunity for 0 to empty Gitmo of ALL the detainees to get this American back!


5 posted on 06/05/2014 9:50:02 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Americans visit all the time. Dennis Rodman for instance, although from another planet qualifies as an “American” and that veteran they arrested for.... being a veteran....


6 posted on 06/05/2014 9:50:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you say “keep him” in hangul?


7 posted on 06/05/2014 9:50:22 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kim Un will want 5 ICBMs for the next prisoner exchange.


8 posted on 06/05/2014 9:52:02 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: SpaceBar
Something like this (Google Translate) 그 유지. "geu yuji"
9 posted on 06/05/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Kim Jong Wackjob playing “monkey see, monkey do”.

He sees it work for the Taliban, so why not him?


10 posted on 06/05/2014 9:53:09 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: GeronL

Rodman is a famous black athlete, he knows Obama and Holder won’t touch him.


11 posted on 06/05/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: GeronL

Kim Jong Un will not be overshadowed by the VA scandal or the rescue of a deserter and trade of high ranking enemy combatants.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 9:54:00 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

My Hangul will get me fed, watered and a couple of other things, but after that?


13 posted on 06/05/2014 9:54:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

We are not talking about be detained in a country like Iran, Laos, or some other nation that is dangerous, but still open. Anyone stupid enough to travel to North Korea deserves anything that happens to them.


14 posted on 06/05/2014 9:56:39 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: SpaceBar

Actually, I am pretty sure he will be. The NBA finals definitely keep it off the first few pages. It might be a on line news brief in some papers.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 9:57:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The story is sorta funny and tragic at the same time. Who in their right mind would “tour” North Korea? Has the State Department released any policy briefs regarding said tourism and the potential consequences of being “detained”? Too many questions.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 9:58:19 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have been there.

Granted I was in the JSA conference building.

But, I stepped over into NK.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 9:59:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: SpaceBar

Have you seen the “Vice Guide to North Korea”

It shows how government minders keep tourists in line


18 posted on 06/05/2014 10:00:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A future bargaining chip.


19 posted on 06/05/2014 10:07:02 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s always that left turn at Albuquerque.

He may have been kidnapped out of Chinese territory or even out of Japan. It has happened before.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

How many gitmo detainees?


21 posted on 06/05/2014 10:14:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

There are about 146 or so


22 posted on 06/05/2014 10:14:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SpaceBar
None. The guy's a Christian, so as far as the Obammunist is concerned, he can rot in a Norkie jail.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

23 posted on 06/05/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Who do the Norks want. Maybe Obama will go upside their heads. Naw.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 10:28:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The ZerØ effect is starting to bear fruit.

Oh joy!

I wonder what miscreants Il Dung will want released in exchange.


25 posted on 06/05/2014 10:33:29 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Cementjungle

We can trade Dennis Rodman for him.


Even the North Koreans have their standards


26 posted on 06/05/2014 10:42:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Cementjungle

Can we pay them to take Obama and the big MO?


27 posted on 06/05/2014 11:01:51 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Was An American College Student Kidnapped By North Korea?

In 2004, David Sneddon disappeared while hiking in China. But what seemed at first like a tragic accident may be something far more sinister: His family believes he is among the thousands of civilians who have been mysteriously abducted and imprisoned by North Korean agents.

28 posted on 06/06/2014 12:18:20 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Keep him/her. If you are dumb enough to go there, then your demise only cleans out the gene pool of stupidity. This is a good thing.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 3:31:20 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Americans are not authorized to visit the DPRK, so what is going on here?

Actually you can if you can get a visa from North Korea. The State Department strongly recommends against it, but nothing in U.S. law prohibits it.

30 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:12 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PaulCruz2016

You got any terrorists you want released? We’re having a big promotion sale in the US for swapping terrorists.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 8:51:01 AM PDT by wildbill
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