Korea

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, May 11, 2018 7:14 AM
posted by QuakerOats

3 U.S. hostages being released; Trump will be greeting them upon arrival. 

And without pallets of cash or other terrorists to trade. 

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, May 11, 2018 8:13 AM
posted by Devils Advocate

Kim Dong-chul was arrested in 2015 in North Korea, two years before the other hostages, on spying charges. He had confessed to attempting to smuggle military secrets out of North Korea on a USB stick, but it’s unclear if the confession was forced.

Kim Sang-duk, who is also known as Tony Kim, has been described as a religious man in his 50s who went to North Korea to discuss relief and humanitarian aid work. He had previously been teaching at a university in China, and had also spent several months with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before his arrest. He was detained in April last year by the North Korean government, which accused him of attempting to overthrow the government.

Kim Hak-song is an expert in agriculture who had been teaching rice-growing at the PUST in order to help the country overcome its chronic food shortages. He had also been ordained as an evangelical Christian pastor.

All three men are ethnic Koreans who became naturalized U.S. citizens.

INOGIVEYFUCKY

 

Lol this might be a worse spin than cnn crying the trump was just doing this for the photo ops or the nyt crying over Pompeo.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 11, 2018 8:30 AM
posted by like_that

Lol this might be a worse spin than cnn crying the trump was just doing this for the photo ops or the nyt crying over Pompeo.

Devils advocate is a weird dude

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, May 11, 2018 9:22 AM
posted by SportsAndLady

Devils advocate is a weird dude

Yeah...

I get that Trump broke a lot of people’s brains, but sometimes you just got to tip the cap and move on.  Downplaying these citizens doesn’t convince me you don’t have TDS.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, May 11, 2018 9:27 AM
posted by like_that

Yeah...

I get that Trump broke a lot of people’s brains, but sometimes you just got to tip the cap and move on.  Downplaying these citizens doesn’t convince me you don’t have TDS.

Probably cheered for the Bergdahl trade for terrorists too.

jmog Senior Member
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Sat, May 12, 2018 12:01 PM
posted by Devils Advocate

Kim Dong-chul was arrested in 2015 in North Korea, two years before the other hostages, on spying charges. He had confessed to attempting to smuggle military secrets out of North Korea on a USB stick, but it’s unclear if the confession was forced.

Kim Sang-duk, who is also known as Tony Kim, has been described as a religious man in his 50s who went to North Korea to discuss relief and humanitarian aid work. He had previously been teaching at a university in China, and had also spent several months with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before his arrest. He was detained in April last year by the North Korean government, which accused him of attempting to overthrow the government.

Kim Hak-song is an expert in agriculture who had been teaching rice-growing at the PUST in order to help the country overcome its chronic food shortages. He had also been ordained as an evangelical Christian pastor.

All three men are ethnic Koreans who became naturalized U.S. citizens.

INOGIVEYFUCKY

 

Proof of the fact that you have Trump Derangement Syndrome. 

 

US Citizens were hostages in NK and Trump got them released. Your instinct is to downplay the citizens “well they worth ethnic Koreans so it doesn’t mean much...”

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020 8:24 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/kim-jong-un-north-korea/index.html

 

Shit.....hermit kingdom may be falling.  We are going to get in there and find out that millions are dead from Covid

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:44 AM

Imagine being the doctor who operated on Kim.  That is a lot of pressure.

gut Senior Member
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020 3:59 PM
posted by like_that

Imagine being the doctor who operated on Kim.  That is a lot of pressure.

Is it?  I mean, if you're successful then Kim is very grateful.  If you're unsuccessful, then #2 is very grateful.

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020 4:11 PM

This might be a big political issue come November if we have a rogue regime who has no government.  Or we might be running a proxy war through S. Korea to keep Russia and China from taking over.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Wed, Apr 22, 2020 5:31 AM
posted by gut

Is it?  I mean, if you're successful then Kim is very grateful.  If you're unsuccessful, then #2 is very grateful.

I would assume #2 would have the doctor assassinated as a "tribute" to Kim. 

Edit: Especially if #2 is his sister.  After his father died, Kim had numerous people ordered to death, because they weren't mourning long enough.

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Apr 22, 2020 7:59 AM
posted by like_that

I would assume #2 would have the doctor assassinated as a "tribute" to Kim. 

Edit: Especially if #2 is his sister.  After his father died, Kim had numerous people ordered to death, because they weren't mourning long enough.

His sister is opening that place up.  She has traveled the world and I am sure she would like some nice boutiques in land

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
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Wed, Apr 22, 2020 1:06 PM

ISTILLNOGIVEYFUCKY

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 22, 2020 1:11 PM
posted by Spock

His sister is opening that place up.  She has traveled the world and I am sure she would like some nice boutiques in land

Huh. I remember people saying the same thing about Un. He was raised in the west and traveled around and may open the place up. Welp, that did not work. 

I also reserve judgement on what is happening with his health. We simply do not know. We didn't know about Kim Jong Il's death for at least a few days. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sat, Apr 25, 2020 4:51 PM
posted by like_that

Imagine being the doctor who operated on Kim.  That is a lot of pressure.

Sounds like that was the issue per TMZ. Was a heart stint and the surgeons family would die if he screwed up. Apparently his hands were shaking so bad that he botched it. Now hearing Kim is dead.

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