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  • Full Press Conference Confession with U.S. Student Otto Frederick Warmbier in North Korea (video)

    06/23/2017 11:15:36 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | june 16, 2017
    (This is well worth watching for anyone interested in the story of Warmbier. It left me with a bunch of questions that should be investigated. There's more to this than what we've been led to believe. Right now I don't know what to believe. It sounds like stealing the slogan sign was much more than a stupid prank. Did he just make up the story of the Methodist church and the Z-society being involved? It's either the most bizarre and surreal conspiracy, or...?)
  • A Murder In North Korea

    06/22/2017 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 22, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    When the news of the murder of American Otto Warmbier by North Korean goons broke Monday it was a trending topic on Twitter for a while. Soon, it was replaced by such pressing national issues as The Bachelorette, the Teen Choice Awards nominees and Better Call Saul’s season finale. I do love Better Call Saul, but the fate of characters on a show – even a good one – hardly compares to the torture and murder of an American by a foreign government. Yet, this is the world in 2017 – a world where celebrity trumps reality, no matter the...
  • Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

    06/21/2017 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/22/17 | Emanuella Grinberg
    (CNN)The family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee's official cause of death a mystery for the time being. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office in Ohio confirmed that it received and examined the 22-year-old's body after his death on Monday.
  • Coroner grants request from Otto Warmbier's family NOT to perform autopsy on the student who died

    06/21/2017 1:15:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies ^ | 6/20/17 | Liam Quinn
    Full Title..........................Coroner grants request from Otto Warmbier's family NOT to perform autopsy on the student who died after being held captive in North Korea for 17 month - as US government calls for three more Americans to be freed.........................An autopsy will not be performed on Otto Warmbier's body, after a coroner granted his family's request not to do so. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office released a statement Tuesday after conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where the 22-year-old student died just days after he was returned from North Korea. Warmbier had been held captive in the country for 17...
  • North Korea on the table as Jim Mattis, Rex Tillerson host Chinese leaders today

    06/21/2017 5:20:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jamie McIntyre, Travis Tritten
    US-CHINA TALKS: At the State Department today, the United States and China begin the first of what is expected to be a regular series of consultations dubbed the “U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue.” North Korea is expected to a major topic of discussion at the day-long event hosted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, along with discussion of China’s military buildup and territorial claims in the South China Sea. Mattis and Tillerson are hosting Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s joint staff department “This discussion...
  • President Trump Comments on China/North Korea (Twitter)

    06/20/2017 9:16:18 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/20/17 | Donald J. Trump
    While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2017
  • Obama Issues Statement On Otto Warmbier After Being Blasted By Donald Trump & Man’s Parents

    06/20/2017 1:56:44 PM PDT · by yoe · 76 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 20, 2017 | [Deadline] Lisa de Moraes
    Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement about ( Otto Warmbier), American college student who died this week, days after being released from (North Korea) in a coma after more than a year in captivity. “During the course of the Obama Administration, we had no higher priority than securing the release of Americans detained overseas,” Obama spokesman Ned Price said in the statement. “Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration.”
  • US sends bombers to fly over Korean Peninsula in message to the North

    06/20/2017 12:06:58 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    The United States flew two bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, the Air Force said, the day after the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for more than a year. The move was a demonstration of force, and one that has occurred several times this year after the country conducted ballistic missile tests. The two B-1B Lancers conducted two joint drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces, which were meant to show solidarity among the three countries to "defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater," the...
  • Did Otto Warmbier Really Die Because North Korea Denied Him White Privilege?

    06/20/2017 6:54:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Reason ^ | June 19, 2017 | Nick Gillespie
    Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old American student imprisoned by North Korea for over a year for attempting to steal a propaganda poster, has died after coming home to Ohio last week. He showed signs of severe brain damage though North Korean officials claimed he had contracted botulism during his imprisonment. His original sentence was 15 years of hard labor but he was released early due to his health. From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
  • President Trump: We Will Handle North Korea For What They Did To Otto Warmbier

    06/20/2017 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | June 20, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    When 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier was released from North Korean captivity last week after being held as a war criminal for 17-months, his family praised President Trump for getting him out. "When Otto was first taken we were advised by the past administration to take a low profile while they worked to obtain his release. We did so without result," Otto's father, Fred Warmbier, said during a press conference in Ohio last week. "Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over. It is my understanding that Ambassador Yun and his team, at the...
  • Kim Jong-un nervous about assassination: NIS

    06/15/2017 5:22:01 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 38 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2017-06-15 18:45 Updated : 2017-06-15 19:52 | Yeo Jun-suk (
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Yonhap) South Korea and the US are seeking to establish a special forces team to take out Pyongyang’s leadership in the event of a contingency. Scheduled to be created by the end of this year, the unit will be tasked with eliminating Kim and paralyzing the North’s command and control system. “Kim is so engrossed with collecting information about the ‘decapitation operation’ through his intelligence agency,” said Lee, referring to the title of the clandenstie operation targeting Kim. Despite economic hardship in the country, North Korea appears to have inched closer to securing key technology...
  • The Murder of Otto Warmbier

    06/19/2017 8:18:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Otto Warmbier died today. Otto Warmbier was murdered by North Korea and by its brutal regime, led by the despotic maniac Kim Jong-un. The 23 year old University of Virginia student, who was arrested and imprisoned in North Korea 17 months ago for stealing a poster, had been released by the neo-Stalinist regime last week and flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he passed away today at 2:20 PM after reportedly languishing in a coma for a year. While preparing to depart North Korea on January 2, 2016, Warmbier was detained after stealing a North Korean propaganda...
  • North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal

    06/19/2017 7:46:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 03/23/2016; Updated 06/19/2017 | La Sha
    On the Revocation of White Privilege in North Korea “That’s what the hell he gets. Good for him!” My mother had uttered those words in her typical matter-of-fact tone one morning as she watched the news. “He” was Michael Fay, an 18-year-old from Ohio who had confessed to vandalizing cars in Singapore, and was subsequently sentence to six lashes from a rattan cane. I was in sixth grade and all I could imagine was how horrible the pain would be. My mother was unmoved at the thought, remarking, “He earned that.” I thought about my mother’s words a few days...
  • FLASHBACK: Comedy Central, HuffPo Mocked Capture of Otto Warmbier

    06/19/2017 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Tragic news broke Monday evening when the family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student taken by North Korea and returned in a coma, put out a statement that their son passed had away earlier that afternoon. “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the statement said. When Otto was first detained by the Communist regime, multiple outlets mocked his arrest and impending doom.Tragic news broke Monday evening when the family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student...
  • Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

    06/19/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 124 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Susan Svrluga
    Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday afternoon, his parents announced. On Thursday, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said that the 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had extensive loss of brain tissue, and was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness.
  • Otto Warmbier, American student detained in North Korea for 17 months, dies

    06/19/2017 1:42:52 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/19/17 | Tara Fowler
    Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said Monday. "It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home," his family said in part in a statement. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m."
  • Andrea Mitchell Rushes to Defend Obama’s Handling of North Korea

    06/16/2017 3:23:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 16, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After the network evening newscasts downplayed or ignored the father of freed North Korea hostage Otto Warmbier criticizing the Obama administration’s failure to bring his severely injured son home, on Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell actually devoted a full report to the topic. However, her focus was on parroting excuses from former Obama officials. Mitchell began the segment at the top of the morning show’s 8 a.m. ET hour by lamenting: “The tragic return of college student Otto Warmbier, now released from North Korea, but in an unexplained comatose state, is now becoming a political issue...” The headline on...
  • Dennis Rodman Gifted Kim Jong Un 'The Art of the Deal'

    06/15/2017 7:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 06/15/2017 | By Megan Trimble
    Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman has gifted North Korea's totalitarian leader some light reading: "Trump: The Art of the Deal." Rodman brought a copy of President Donald Trump's book for Kim Jong Un during his latest visit to the hermetic nation. Rodman on Thursday presented the book to North Korea's sports minister, Kim Il Guk, according to The Associated Press. The AP has a bureau in the country and released photographs from the visit. Among other gifts Rodman presented were a "Where's Waldo?" book – which The Washington Post says was likely a gift for Kim Jong Un's daughter...
  • The Tragic Fate of American Student Otto Warmbier – Part II

    06/13/2017 7:23:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 13, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, a prisoner for the last 17 months in the Orwellian hell hole, North Korea, is returning home to the United States…in a coma that he has been in for a year. Warmbier, 23, was convicted of conducting “hostile acts against the DPRK.” The so-called hostile act against North Korea committed by college student Warmbier, (who was travelling with a tour group called Young Pioneer Tours), was purloining a propaganda poster off the wall of the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang. Stealing or harming a poster or other items with the name or image of one...
  • Did Dennis Rodman Help Release Otto Warmbier in North Korea?

    06/13/2017 1:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Heavy ^ | 06/13/2017 | By Jessica McBride
    Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea on June 13, the same day that the North Koreans suddenly free American college student Otto Warmbier. Coincidence? The State Department says so. A spokesman said that Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier’s release. There’s no evidence that Rodman helped secure the release of Warmbier, a University of Virginia college student sentenced in 2016 to hard labor for ripping down a propaganda poster. The Secretary of State’s initial statement on Warmbier’s release made no mention of Rodman. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced June 13 that Warmbier was being released. Sadly, though,...