Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

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stambo2001 wrote:

Only working 8 hours a day, 6 days a week? Seems that a vast majority of Americans would find that a vacation.
How many people living at the poverty line do that and more, most often with two people working more than that?
Don’t want to get thrown into a North Korean jail? Don’t go to North Korea. Same for Iran, Syria, Iraq…and a whole long list of countries most people with working brains won’t visit without military escort.

Sep 01, 2014 8:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ciceroalamo wrote:

It could be worse. They could be in a Mexican jail.

Sep 01, 2014 2:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
News4You wrote:

With a US Marine in a Mexican jail, why should the President help anybody in North Korea where anybody with a brain in their heads should know not to go?

Sep 01, 2014 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Last I looked… in US passports, the State Department CLEARLY states that it is illegal to visit North Korea. There is a REASON for that. They broke US LAWS to enter North Korea, then they broke laws of the Commie regime by leaving religious tracts around. Now they want the US of A to rescue them? WHY? If you put your hand on high voltage electric wires, you’re on your own. Lets get real here. Our nation’s taxpayers own these morons nothing.

Sep 01, 2014 3:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Look at your US Passport. It states that it is ILLEGAL for ANY US Citizen to visit North Korea without US Government permission. So they decided to swim with alligators at their OWN peril. Simple. Sick of these morons who do this every year in Iran, North Korea, etc.

Sep 01, 2014 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Daleville wrote:

Mr. Miller tore up his tourist visa and demanded asylum.

He wanted to stay in North Korea. He got his wish so what is he complaining about? I think he has no right to ask for help from the US government since he turned his back on this country.

I do hope that the other two men can be helped since the only “crime” they are charged with is being Christian and reading the Bible.

Sep 01, 2014 3:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dcayman wrote:

Maybe they should pray harder….

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bear87 wrote:

Oh come on now. Why should the US help you if your that stupid to go to that country knowing what the world knows about this wack-o running North Korea? You went there when the US basically tells its citizens not to go there. YOur problem now. See ya.

Sep 01, 2014 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reboot wrote:

Those people knew that they were endangering themselves when they went to North Korea. I’m tired of us having to make concessions to North Korea to bail those idiots out.

Sep 01, 2014 5:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

Why, why, why do people still go to North Korea and assume they will be okay? North Korea has no obligation to turn these people over to the US.

Sep 01, 2014 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoutherRican wrote:

The comment “only “crime” they are charged with is being Christian and reading the Bible.” not correct, one left open bible in hotel room and one on a bathroom floor, bet they knew they violated N. Korean law. I would not visit N. Korea, as a former member of the U.S. armed force that alone may get me arrested. Every time some of these Do-Gooders Christian missionaries gets into trouble be in Africa(Ebola victim) or North Korea then they want the U.S. government to help them out, but when the Tax man cometh to their church then they claim separation of church-state, and pay no taxes. So with those savings you can go get them out yourselves.

Sep 01, 2014 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoutherRican wrote:

The comment “only “crime” they are charged with is being Christian and reading the Bible.” not correct, one left open bible in hotel room and one on a bathroom floor, bet they knew they violated N. Korean law. I would not visit N. Korea, as a former member of the U.S. armed force that alone may get me arrested. Every time some of these Do-Gooders Christian missionaries gets into trouble be in Africa(Ebola victim) or North Korea then they want the U.S. government to help them out, but when the Tax man cometh to their church then they claim separation of church-state, and pay no taxes. So with those savings you can go get them out yourselves.

Sep 01, 2014 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zilwiki wrote:

The US government is “working” to try to get them home. What does that mean? Obama could use his pen and his phone to tell the North Koreans to send them home or else we won’t like them very much.
He hasn’t used his pen and phone to even *ask* Mexico to send home our marine. Maybe the golf course is a cell phone blackout area.

Sep 01, 2014 6:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nancyka wrote:

These people who insist on entering dangerous countries to proselytize their religious beliefs certainly should be aware of the dangers before hand and rather than expect the United States to come to their aid, they should ask their religious leaders to get them out.

Sep 01, 2014 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bryanric wrote:

stambo2001 wrote:
“Only working 8 hours a day, 6 days a week? Seems that a vast majority of Americans would find that a vacation.”

Sick. We should offer them yourself as a starting point for negotiations for the return of the 3 other Americans. Typical GOP mentality; blame the victim instead of the perpetrator.

Sep 01, 2014 8:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

We talk to lots of tinhorn incompetent dictators. Might as well talk to this one as well.

Sep 01, 2014 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

The old hostage game. They make some outrageous demand, we pay, and they go and kidnap three more.

Sep 01, 2014 8:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

The old hostage game. They make some outrageous demand, we pay, and they go and kidnap three more.

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pbgd wrote:

The old hostage game. They make some outrageous demand, we pay, and they go and kidnap three more.

Sep 01, 2014 8:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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