One has to wonder if the North Koreans injected Warmbier with something before giving him back to make sure he wouldn't tell his story if he woke from the coma THEY PUT HIM IN???
This young man lost his life over a stuipid poster... Shame on North Koreas.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Undoubtedly, this young man's demise at twenty-two was aided in part or totally, I suspect the latter. A message to all those of the leftist plague; the anti-America, anti-Democracy pukes... those of the Marxist Brigade bent on the ruination of this Constitutional Republic... North Korea apparently meets your political agenda and diktat: please do us all a favor, book a flight immediately, one-way, of course. You will not be missed.
While my heart goes out to family and friends There has to be some discussion about responsibility and caution in rouge countries like NK. This young man, either thru ignorance or whatever, you just DO NOT rip posters off walls, take items from rooms or where ever. Your setting yourself up for a bad fall. I don't know if the trip was planned and arranged by U of V or what. It should have been instilled in everyone's mind don't take what isn't yours, PERIOD. Especially in countries not friendly toward USA. The sad ending to this one is he paid the ultimate price. A sad ending.
Now, I absolutely KNOW that, if Obama were president, nothing would come of this tragedy. He might verbally 'condemn' North Korea's actions, but probably he'd only praise them for releasing Warmbier in the first place. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, President Trump will do.
My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. What a senseless tragedy...over a poster. I'm sure there are laws in NK that don't exist until they need to....like taking a poster...or wearing purple...or waving at a pig....or some other total nonsense...judgement exists even to the NK regime....I hope it comes quickly Mr. President.
THANK YOU SHARPENSTEEN. YOU HAVE RELEASED YOUR TRUE COLORS. I don't care how many credits you have earned or what you claim your IQ is. You are stupid. And your comments prove it. As for your perfect communist utopia , nothing is perfect. So it can never be achieved. And so the world creates the communist societies that exsist. Which are the cesspool and hell hole failures to the people that they are. And in all your intellectual genious you should realize this. But since in reality, you are a moron, it is understandable you don't. a big difference between a liberal and a conservative is liberals live in the dream world. Conservatives live in reality. Liberal cry " it should be this way". Conservatives see how things are and work with it. Nice or not.
Was Otto with other students on this trip and was there any warning about going there? Our U.S. youth do not realize the danger of traveling to these countries. They're too spoiled living here. Every day we witness the protests from people who aren't even citizens and they aren't jailed for burning our flag or disrespecting our President. His family must have so much regret for not discouraging this visit. Very sad for this young naive man and wondering if alcohol played a role in his decision to take that picture.
Everyone should do a little research before they visit foreign countries, in particular the ones where safety might be questionable. I've traveled a lot on business, and have found that the US State Department's website has a lot of good information on it, from what shots you need, to information on local customs and laws, and travel warnings. Many of the places I've traveled to on business I wouldn't consider going to as a tourist. Unless you are working with locals, you can get in serious trouble (just about anywhere including here) by walking into the wrong part of town. In North Korea, you can break laws by doing things that we would never consider a problem here, with dire consequences. Just read their travel warning and you won't go. As a tourist, North Korea has about the same appeal to me as Somalia.
Why did we not finish what we started a few months back? Warships and extra troops to North Korea but nothing happened. They continue to fire off missles and nothing is done. Someone seriously dropped the ball on this one by not following through with this one when they had the chance.
Oh! A poll came out on Political Insider asking who would vote for Trump in 2020? ''YES" 95.46%! Now I know those on the Left will try to say that PI is a right wing website, But WAPO, NYT, LA times are all straight up and neutral right? And Gallup got the election wrong by 15 points, but that does not count......Hmmmmm?
G-d bless the Warmbiers. Rest In Peace Otto. Marina you are 100% on target about communism and socialism. Sharpensteen, what you are saying is a lie.
You need to LIVE in North Korea then tell us about life. You sound like you've been brainwashed by our college system....
Very best wishes to the family. Much arguing going on here when people should be humbled, be polite about politics while the family gets over this. Take your fights on another site, both sides. Trump has his problems re dictators but let's move onto another site, folks. This family has a horrible situation they'll never get over. He seemed like a nice kid, he was supposed to be very smart. No. Koreans decked him. He would not be dead otherwise.
So Sad Mr. Otto Warmbier had to suffer all that torture at the hands of North Korean Officials. How was Otto put in a Coma in North Korea? Those North Korean Officials did something to Otto over there and should be held responsible for his death. Hopefully, Mr. Otto believed in God and that his soul is now resting in peace.