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N Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

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I'll never defend NK for all it does, but if you're a tourist and your idea of a good time is to head to NK to spread your religion and drop a bible on a table every now and again in hopes of saving souls, knowing full well that sort of thing isn't tolerated, you kind of deserve what you get.

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Exposing the stupidity of things in North Korea is great and all, but I seriously have no sympathy for these guys who pretty much go there, begin a fight for a lost cause, and use up the time and funds of our Consulates securing their freedom.

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One wonders what was given, or will be given to get this guy back.

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nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub

North Koreans, of course, were shocked:

"We have nightclubs?!"

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He got lucky. Here's hoping that this doesn't give any other fools idea that they can go to NK try and spread their religion and get home to tell the tale.

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JTDanManOct. 22, 2014 - 09:12AM JST North Koreans, of course, were shocked: "We have nightclubs?!"

I must admit this was my reaction too. It doesn't exactly fit with the popular image of North Korea promoted by the Western Media, does it?

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Frungy

I'm pretty sure it's not what you and I would expect when we imagine nightclubs. Have you ever seen the Vice Guide to Travel's North Korean edition? It was probably more along the lines of what we would consider a tamer karaoke parlor...

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N Korea frees U.S. man; 2 more still detained

I wonder what the Obama administration gave up for this got? Most like the rest of the Gitmo terrorists were set free.

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It doesn't exactly fit with the popular image of North Korea promoted by the Western Media, does it?

I get the feeling you do not know a lot about North Korea. Those 'night clubs' are reserved exclusively for tourists from other countries and a select few North Koreans such as government approved guides who have a status that is way above the average North Korean citizen.

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Absolutely no sympathy for these clowns who go to PRNK and get thrown in jail. They must be dellusional in the first place to think that they can go to a country like North Korea and peddle religion or any form of Ideology. I.bet his wife Tatyana, sounds like a rooski, will have a big bowl of boorsht waiting on the dinner table when he gets back to Ohio. The US government should have some law that when you do this type of stupid c**p that when you get back home they put you in a US prison to acclimate you back into US society.

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