SOME THING MUST BE DONE TO MAKE NORTH KOREA PAY FOR THIS MURDER …
As reported at ABC News, Otto Warmbier, the 22 year old American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was just returned home to Ohio last week, has died. Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student, returned to the U.S. in a comatose state after North Korea released him for medical reasons last Tuesday. It is obvious that Warmbier died from his treatment that he received at the hands of North Korea, not the so-called botulism claimed by North Korea. Otto Warmbier’s doctors at University of Cincinnati Medical Center said last week that he had extensive brain damage dating back longer than a year. The Warmbiers thanked those who assisted in their son’s care back home in Cincinnati, Ohio, and condemned the North Korean regime.
“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.”
Doctors from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said last week that Warmbier, 22, was suffering from injuries related to cardiopulmonary arrest and was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness. Scans showed extensive loss in all regions of Warmbier’s brain, doctors said.
Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was medically evacuated from North Korea and flown to Cincinnati late last Tuesday. He was then transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
On Monday, the family paid tribute to Warmbier in their emotional statement.
“It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds,” the family’s statement continues. “But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched — Wyoming, Ohio, and the University of Virginia to name just two — that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.”
The statement also thanked “the wonderful professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto.”
“When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — almost anguished. Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed — he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that.”
Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.
Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency. The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.
Really, this tour group is finally figuring this out now? The unlawful and ridiculous imprisonment of an American college student was not enough? The basic holding of a student as a hostage was not enough? It actually took the systematic torture and beating of an American college student resulting in his death to do it? UNREAL.
The travel company that took University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to North Korea said Monday that it is wrangling with the 22-year-old’s death and will no longer take Americans to North Korea.
For years, Young Pioneer Tours has happily boasted: “We provide budget travel to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from.” On Monday, after Warmbier’s family announced he’d died that afternoon at a Cincinnati hospital, the message that the China-based tour company sent via e-mail to USA TODAY wore a darker and more anguished tone.
- North Korea’s Kim Jong Un still making threats regarding his missile capabilities, Donald Trump still putting his foot in his mouth and the rest of the goofy politicians are still at it
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North Korea can threaten US with nukes and makes no news, but call Obama a monkey and all hell breaks loose.
North Korea calls President Barack Obama an individual who always goes “reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” North Korea is blaming the United States for their recent internet blackout and blaming Obama of forcing Sony to release “The Interview” . North Korea has done it now, Al Sharpton will be on their tail.
North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its internet services amid the hacking row over The Interview
North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong-un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.
On Saturday, the North’s powerful National Defense Commission, the country’s top governing body led by Kim, said that Obama was behind the release of The Interview. It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.
“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s policy department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
It wasn’t the first time North Korea has used crude insults against Obama and other top U.S. and South Korean officials. Earlier this year, North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous” lantern jaw and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute. In May, the North’s official news agency published a dispatch saying Obama has the “shape of a monkey.”
A State Department spokeswoman at the time called the North Korean dispatch “offensive and ridiculous and absurd.”
Good Grief, Now Theaters Cancel Screenings of ‘Team America’ Per Paramount Pictures … Joe Scarborough Goes Off, “If We Have Gotten to the Point Now Where Ypu are Banning Puppet Movies Because You Fear North Korea, YOU SUCK”
WHO NEEDS GOVERNMENT TO SENSOR THE MEDIA WHEN YOU HAVE HOLLYWOOD …
UNREAL … Now it would appear that we are canceling screenings of ‘Team America’. Seriously, is this how gutless and cowardice we have become? The United States is turning tail to North Korea, REALLY? I do not think I could have said it better than Joe Scarborough, “If we have gotten to the point now where you are banning puppet movies because you fear North Korea, let me just say, YOU SUCK!!! I’m glad you don’t guard the Pentagon, I’m glad you weren’t there in 1944 scaling the walls of Normandy, YOU JUST SUCK.”
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and two other theaters with plans to screen “Team America: World Police” instead of Sony’s “The Interview” next week have abruptly cancelled those plans. They say Paramount Pictures, which made the “Team America” film, pulled the movie from all theaters. We’ve reached out to the movie studio for comment, and we’ll update if we hear from them.
When hackers give you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade.
One Dallas-area movie theater refuses to take the fallout from Sony’s epic data breach sitting down. In true Texas form, it’s dialed up the patriotism to 15 and announced plans to host a screening of “Team America: World Police” instead of the embattled assassination comedy “The Interview” next week.
Must watch VIDEO, my response to Joe Scarborough, F*CK YEAH!!! (warning: language)
This is what the movie thrqatres and Paramount pictures were afraid to show, really? The damn movie came out in …. Hey, Terrorize this!
Sony Pictures Entertainment & Movie Theaters Bows to North Korea’s Threats … Cancels Release of ‘The Interview’ (VIDEO – Movie Trailer)
Sony Pictures pulled the release of the anti-North Korean regime movie “The Interview” today. This came after Sony received threats that 9-11 like attacks on movie theaters would occur and they would be blown up if the movie was released. For that the movie was canceled. From the trailer, the movie looks somewhat lame, but one has to wonder why Sony would have green-lighted a movie like this for a comedy with the assassination of a foreign leader, whether he be a dictator or not. Gee, who could not have seen anything going wrong? But instead, Sony now does pull the flick from the screens after receiving threats. How brave of them.
With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
U.S. officials have reportedly linked a massive cyber attack against Sony to North Korea, which is at the center of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” Sony said in a statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony also hit back at the hackers who threatened movie theaters and moviegoers and who have terrorized the studio and its employees for weeks.
“Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.
A few hours after making the announcement, a studio spokesman said that Sony had “no further plans” to release the comedy, either on VOD or DVD.
“The Interview” centers on a hapless television host who is recruited to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The country has condemned the film and some cyber-security experts believe that it played a role in the hacking attack on the studio. North Korea has denied involvement in the attacks.
Well you can’t see the movie anymore, but you can watch the trailer.