North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

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  • Loconic Alpine, UT
    June 7, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    North Korea is waiting to see what Obama will offer in exchange for this American. Word is out that he is making very generous swaps.

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    June 6, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    Dear Americans looking for a unique vacation spot or virgin territory for Christian proselytizing and missionary work,

    Stay away from North Korea! North Korea is like a spoiled three year old demanding everyone's attention at some other kid's birthday party. When North Korea feels the rest of us are not paying them the attention they think they deserve they do stupid stuff to get that attention. Sadly, it seems, there are ample American tourists and missionaries willing to do stupid stuff to accommodate them.

    Stop it.

    It ties up American diplomatic resources that could be used elsewhere, it generally results in us (US) giving North Korean something they want that we really don't want to give them, and it empowers that tin-horn regime to keep doing what they are doing.

    Dear US State department,

    Please advise American tourists and missionaries that going to North Korea is a really dumb idea, so dumb in fact that if they do it and get detained (very likely) they are 100% on their own, that we will not expend US resources and time to get them out of the mess they brought on themselves. Don't do stupid.