North Korea acknowledges arresting Merrill Newman
Original post made on Dec 2, 2013
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on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm
My heart goes out to Mr. Newman and his family... BUTT... OMG, how could this man even think of going back or into North Korea....How stupid of him.
Very sorry for him, and I would guess that he will never be released. What a HUGE propaganda piece for N.Korea...
And I doubt if our wussie govt with the present "leadership" will do much real good or help.
on Dec 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm
He will be released - shortly I'm sure, and without the help of Dennis Rodman. He is being held in a hotel and according to Swedish sources who visited him - he is being treated well. But of course he is elder and has health issues - so hopefully it is sooner rather than later.
Holding a 85 year old man - irregardless of his past - is only a HUGE propaganda piece in the mind of Kim Jong-un and evidently you.
And of course the US govt is doing as much as possible to secure his release. Any adminstration, Republican or Democrat would do the same.
on Dec 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm
@George You are assuming the signed confession is even remotely accurate. For all you know he was in NK in the past, but it was far less of an event than the letter states. If you were being held, possibly for life, you would probably sign anything to get out too, since you can always retract it later at home.