Missionary Bae jailed in North Korea 'wants U.S. to help him get home': Kyodo

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Allen750 wrote:

The US Government knows by now that anyone headed into NK will be imprisoned. I don’t think we should help these people out of the mess they knowingly got into.

Jan 20, 2014 7:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
FRPSR wrote:

Is this another case of missionary zeal and naiveté , or some less attractive impulse .
Whether the resolution is determined upon the excusable hubris of a missionary , which has apparently set off a Rube Goldberg effervescence at the stir crazed starting gate , by perceiving slights , which apparently enjoy permanent percolations in the fervid imaginations of the cabin fevered Pyongyang coterie . Barring that or some weakness for zealotry by an unfortunate Kenneth Bae , it is highly suspect that the dignity of a state would think in washing the laundry in as trivial a matter as what may be an overzealous religious functionary , it stands to gain more than increased narrowing of opinion of a pariah , and that ain’t good .

Jan 20, 2014 8:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
wty wrote:

Why the emphasis on the “ethnic” minority heritage of Kenneth? He is a naturalized U.S. Citizen. End of classification. It must be considered that if the one detained was a 22 y.o., Caucasian, female, missionary from the corn fields of the mid-west, that there would not be an outpouring of support and demand from the “silent majority” for more concerted action by our government officials. America is better than this.

Jan 20, 2014 12:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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