My doctors visit was just awful….I was scolded for taking 2 pills too many…..now they want me to give up wine….that may be a request too far…chuq
I watched the landing of the plane carrying the North Korean hostages home……it was a great photo op……
A proud moment for President Trump: Trump, accompanied by Melania Trump, Mike Pence, and Karen Pence, was on hand to welcome three former prisoners back from North Korea at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington early Thursday, the AP reports. Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song, and Kim Sang Duk were released Wednesday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean officials. The three men arrived at the base at 2:42am on a Boeing C-40 equipped with medical facilities and were taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for evaluation. “This is a special night for these three really great people,” Trump said as he stood on the tarmac with them. He thanked Kim Jong Un and said the North Korean leader “really wants to do something” about denuclearization.
The men “appear to be in good condition and were all able to walk on the plane without assistance,” the State Department said in a statement after the release. When the plane stopped to refuel in Alaska, the three men released a statement thanking the US government, Trump, Pompeo, “and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return,” adding: “God bless America, the greatest nation in the world.” All three men had been serving sentences of at least a decade in labor camps, Newsweek reports. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, and Kim Hak Song are university professors who were arrested a year ago and accused of trying to subvert the regime. Kim Dong Chul, a pastor, had been detained since October 2015. In 2016, he was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for espionage.
Now that they are safely home I would like to ask……what the Hell were they doing in North Korea? I thought there was a travel ban for North Korea. Did they wake up one morning and decide to press their luck and venture into North Korea knowing full well what would most likely happen to them? I mean we have plenty of examples of the sentence for foreigners in North Korea.
Again what the Hell were they doing there? Is there any consequence for failing to observe the ban? Please let’s not call them “heroes”…I am weary of that title being a catch all for every situation…this is not one of those situations.
These are questions that seem to slip everyone’s mind at times like this…..
On a Final Note: Trump has told the world where and when the Korean summit will be held……
The time and date are set: President Trump will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
Oh goody……more photo ops and Twitter fodder…..the MSM will have a field day with speculation……this meeting should produce nothing but media ratings.