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North Korea Detains Another American
New York Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | CHOE SANG-HUN

Posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:24 AM PDT by don-o

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Friday that it has detained an American citizen who visited the country as a tourist, and that it was investigating him on charges of violating its laws.

The man, Jeffrey Edward Fowle, entered North Korea on April 29 and “perpetrated activities that violated the laws of our republic, which did not fit his stated purpose of visiting our republic as a tourist,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. “Our related agency has detained him and is investigating him.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: norks
OK. Since it's now in the paper, Obama can get right on it.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:25 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Gee, I wonder why North Korea would take such a provocative action with Sparky at the helm.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 4:49:35 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: don-o

Why would anyone in their right mind want to visit NK as a tourist?


3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:50:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: don-o

How many terrorists will he give to get this guy back??


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:51:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: don-o

Many we can exchange a few million dollars and the pressure South Korea to release all their spies all spies for him.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:52:20 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: ilovesarah2012

Let’s not blame the victim here.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:52:45 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

He was probably filming too much. Youtube is full of videos about North Korea.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:53:00 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: don-o

I am not blaming anyone. I asked a question.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:53:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: don-o

Kim Jong Un wants Dennis Rodman back.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Exactly my first thought as well.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 5:02:58 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: don-o

You put yourself in harms way you’re likely to be harmed. You’re not a “victim” if you aren’t savvy enough to attempt to avoid trouble.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 5:06:48 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ilovesarah2012
I don't know and I think if you go off to a known enemy of the United States, it should come as no great surprise that you will be kidnapped.

While I was over looking for that travel warning. I stumbled across this.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/lgbt.html

12 posted on 06/06/2014 5:08:19 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: defconw

Unbelievable. Do they have a special page for minorities?

Some days I just want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers up over my head.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 5:10:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ll go check. They do have one for women travelers.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 5:11:16 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: traderrob6

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/north-korea-travel-warning.html


15 posted on 06/06/2014 5:11:48 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: ilovesarah2012; don-o

No blame there, just a very legitimate question. Traveling to places where they treat even their own people poorly seems like a bad idea, especially since they don’t care much for the US.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 5:13:56 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: don-o

So is time to release another 5 N Korean terrorists?

Dennis Rodman can be a negotiator—in drag.....


17 posted on 06/06/2014 5:14:46 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Mich Patriot

Well according to the state department, I don’t think it’s wise to leave the country at all.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Reuters has this additional line: “[Japanese news agency] Kyodo cited unidentified diplomatic sources as saying the American was detained just before he was to leave North Korea, for having left a Bible in his hotel.”


19 posted on 06/06/2014 5:21:40 AM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger

Wow! I bet he was trying to plant seeds as an evangelist?

Keep this man in your prayers please!


20 posted on 06/06/2014 5:23:15 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Why would anyone in their right mind want to visit NK as a tourist?”
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Some people like the idea of visiting a “forbidden” land.
I saw a documentary on North Korea that showed it to be a very clean and civilized nation. It was good enough to make one want to go and see if it is real or a total fake.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 5:28:09 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: don-o

Who in their right mind would “tour” North Korea ?


22 posted on 06/06/2014 5:39:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: don-o

The obvious answer is to exchange Obama and four of his White House staff or cabinet members.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Whoever it is, trade The Bomba for him.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 5:53:53 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: AlexW

I saw a documentary on North Korea that showed it to be a very clean and civilized nation. It was good enough to make one want to go and see if it is real or a total fake.


Not enough to make most thinking ones want to do such a thing.

It takes very little research to discover the deeply disturbing black satellite images of North Korea at night, which attest to, more eloquently than words, the lack of freedom in that country.

Unless a person is ignorant and incapable of simple research, is unbalanced or reckless, or feels some sort of calling for which he’s willing to risk his life and freedom, the desire to visit such a place is odd.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

“Unless a person is ignorant and incapable of simple research, is unbalanced or reckless,”
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Please keep in mind....I am/was NOT endorsing the film.
I do know that North Korea is a despicable Commie country.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: tenger

Seems a rather important matter, to leave out of the article.

Just saying.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: don-o

Movie:
Dark and stormy night.
Lady, alone in farm house.
Electricity goes out.
Ungodly noises coming from the barn.
Lady lights a candle and heads for the barn.

At this point, I’m rooting for what ever it is in the barn that is about to eat her. Sorry.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 6:52:32 AM PDT by super7man
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To: AlexW

Please keep in mind....I am/was NOT endorsing the film.
I do know that North Korea is a despicable Commie country.


No problem.

I didn’t think you were, and I wasn’t commenting on the film but on the idea of visiting that country.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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