Skip to comments.USS Pueblo still held hostage by North Korea as Trump, Kim meet
Posted on 06/11/2018 4:32:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy, sits in Boston, revered by sailors and history buffs.
The second-oldest ship, the USS Pueblo, floats at a river dock in Pyongyang, still a hostage more than 50 years after North Korea seized it in a January 1968 raid in the frigid waters of the East Sea off the Hermit Kingdoms northeastern coast.
Calls from the surviving crew to bring the ship back have amounted to naught. The Colorado legislature, protective of the ship named after one of its cities, also weighs in every year with a resolution calling for the ships return.
After one version passed 10 years ago, a state lawmaker got a postcard, featuring a photo of a North Korean soldier smashing his rifle butt against the head of a Western-looking man in a blue uniform. The card had a North Korean postmark and on it, in flawless English, the writer urged the politician to come and take it, you dirty American.
Thats actually the polite version of what was written, according to Republican state Sen. Bob Gardner from Colorado Springs, one of the sponsors of the bring home the Pueblo resolution this year. Mr. Gardner still marvels at the perfect, idiomatic English written on the unsigned card.
But it proved that someone in Korea was watching our resolution even if no one in America does, Mr. Gardner said.
As President Trump meets with in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the possession of the USS Pueblo remains a sticking point between the two nations.
The Pentagon declined to comment on any efforts to get the Pueblo back, and referred all questions to the White House. The White House, in turn, did not respond.
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It’s part of the Propaganda Tour when you visit North Korea ,you have to go or get SHOT
Agreed. They left out the USS Arizona. It is still carried on the active rolls and is older than the Pueblo.
If the we don’t get complete De-nuclearization, I don’t want them to even bother to negotiate on the ship.
The Pueblo is a rusted out hulk and doesn’t even register in terms of importance.
It would be a classic “Oh by the way” moment for President Trump.
PLEASE Mr. President. Bring the Pueblo home!
The USS Pueblo has many secret technologies on board. We must get it back before they are discovered.
Better late slanted hack journalism than none at all I suppose? Birds have cages to line.
Nope. Arizona was stricken in Dec 42 although the name has not been reused.
It registers with me and the US Navy and it should with every American.
Just send a carrier group next to where the USS Pueblo is moored, and then sink the USS Pueblo if the talks go south. I am sure that a seal team could send it to its watery grave, instantly. It is like a splinter in the thumb of the United States, at this point. Of course, that is why I am not the President of the United States.
Or we could just go collect it and tow it home.
I think we need to prioritize de-nuking and moving toward a relationship.
After that, the ship will come.
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It’s the symbolism of it. People have died for less. A flag is just a piece of fabric after all.
The second-oldest ship, the USS Pueblo,...
Whoops....whatever happened to the USS Constellation in Baltimore Harbor that is the sister ship of the Constitution......??????????
We want the Pueblo back! That could be Trumps make or break opener.
I don’t know why we haven’t hit that with about 10 Tomahawk cruise missiles many years ago. We own it, it’s our property, and we should think it right on the spot.
Agreed, I in no way meant to hold up negotiations, that comes first.
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