North Korea Sentences American to 15 Years


kenneth-bae1Bill Clinton, any chance you’re going to meet Kim Jong-un any time soon?

North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years in a hard-labor camp for so-called crimes against the state. Bae, who was born in South Korea, but is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested while visiting North Korea as a tourist. The reasons behind his arrest are unclear, although some have speculated that he was arrested after taking pictures of starving children.

The harsh sentence could end up as a bargaining chip for North Korea, as relations between the communist country and the U.S. have continued to deteriorate. But it’s an even harsher sentence than the one given to two American journalists in 2009, when Bill Clinton had to personally negotiate for their release. Read more at Reuters.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Unless Mr. Bae is, in actuality, CIA… then he’s just another American dummkopf who foolishly took his chances traveling in an enemy state where any sane individual knows he doesn’t belong. In this misadventure he follows in the footsteps of the likes of Alan Gross (rotting in a Cuban jail) and Daniel Pearl (murdered in Pakistan), and the three American “hikers” abducted on the Iran/Iraq border in 2009. I’m sorry if this sounds cruel, but all of these people are responsible for their own fates, due to their thoroughly self-centered, reckless behavior.

  2. > “Do you include religious tourists to Jordan and other Arab countries to(o)?”

    >> Well no, if your religion happens to be Islam! Any Jewish tourist or business person entering an Arab country is shark-bait…they enter at their own risk.