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North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

Another wannabe martyr going to prison for his silly beliefs.

This guy was brilliant, he leaves his bible in his hotel room and didn't think the North Korean Communist regime would arrest find it!

Jeffrey Edward Fowle is going to learn the real horrors of Communism upfront and personal.

If you travel to hell, you should expect to get burnt.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27727492

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Oh yes, a man sought shelter. In North Korea. An American seeking shelter in an anti-American country. The smell of fish is overpowering my nostrils. Th US has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists, so these kidnapped... I mean, these "detained criminals" won't be getting bailed out any time soon. Not unless North Korea "detains" enough "criminals" to provoke the US into sending in Navy SEALS to "negotiate". Give me a break.

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Maybe he was rocking out to the Rolling Stones on his ipod and merely bellowed 'gimme shelter' at an inopportune moment?

No?

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Read somewhere today that this latest fellow left a Bible in his hotel room...

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@yuki Americans are really dumb, they go in NK to became easy hostages everytime and US government must send on knee ambassador to save them. Its so absurd that a great power must send envoys in pyongyang . The meetings between ambassador and kims feed the NK propaganda to show superiority of Great Leader on americans.

How dare you say americans are dumb when we read daily. Japanese tourist was killed going to unsafe countries and befriend total strangers. Don't read into this NK propaganda we don't know what or why they are holding an American.

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@80393 Yuki Has a point.

It forced dialogueing with a corrupt immoral country and that plays exactly in NK's hands. Japanese people didn't go to NK by choice. perhaps you are misinformed on the facts.

As for this American, Perhaps he did want to acclimate to the NK lifestyle. More likely he was detained for the very purpose outlined above, to give credence to a dictator.

The best way to deal with NK is to remove the current leader a paragon of a pending Human catastrophe waiting to happen.

Sadly such dictators have such a control over their people, that they are seldom removed from power with rebellion and it takes an act of war to remove them from said post.

As for Dennis Rodman... Jean Claude Van Damme should have knocked him out when he had the chance or kicked him in the head hard enough to make him an imbecile stuck in a wheel chair.

Having been in China the last two years, I have come to know that even the Chinese look on NK with a certain amount of disgust and shock, especially when they see the completely lack of human rights bordering on the Nazi regime of the 40's.

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Seeking asylum in NK?we know what kind of asylum he should be entered into.

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"In April, North Korea said it had detained a 24-year-old American for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist. He was identified as Miller Matthew Todd — possibly putting his surname first. It said he entered the country on April 10 with a tourist visa, but tore it up and shouted that he wanted to seek asylum. The brief report said he chose the North “as a shelter.”

This may or may not be true. After all this is a North Korean government statement.

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yuki, should americans leave their citizens there, like the japanese do?

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Americans are really dumb, they go in NK to became easy hostages everytime and US government must send on knee ambassador to save them. Its so absurd that a great power must send envoys in pyongyang . The meetings between ambassador and kims feed the NK propaganda to show superiority of Great Leader on americans.

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He probably claimed to be a basketball player.

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At least NK isn't overcrowded. And they have a solid moral compass.

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Why would anybody go to the North? It's an armpit and they have a nasty habit of Kidnap,.....er "Detaining" people as soon as hey need a bargaining chip.

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Strange guy. Although, it does remind me a bit of some western people obsessed with Japan who decide that they want to come to Japan and 'become Japanese' like Tom Cruise in that samurai movie. I wonder if something similar is happening here.

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If those reports of his wanting to be sheltered are really true, then I think we should give this guy to NK as a goodwill offering. He doesn't sound like someone the US can't get along without. But then, stories from NK aren't usually either true or even entertaining.

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Todd, enjoy your life in NK. You should have taken some of your looser friends with you. I heard Dennis say it was a great place. P.S. I don't think NH has fast-food places.

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