Three American prisoners held by North Korea have been released following high-level meetings between the communist regime and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reports Fox News.
President Trump confirmed their release on social media Wednesday morning; adding the Americans were “in the air” and on their way back to the United States alongside the Secretary of State.
“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set,” tweeted the President.
The decision to release the prisoners sets the stage for the President’s highly-anticipated meeting with Kim Jong Un, the first face-to-face discussion between the leaders of the US and North Korea in history.
I don’t know anything about these three wonderful gentlemen, but N. Korea has long redefined rogue regime. It does things like, while at peace, sending armed commandos to Japanese beaches and kidnapping college kids playing badminton because it wants to increase its supply of language teachers.
Really we should have ended that regime long ago and would have, to cheers from the world, but for concern about “slippery slope” and “what if everyone were allowed to do that.”
N. Korea has long been THE “one” mass murdering lunatic we must allow to walk our streets and campuses, lest later we accidentally lock up an innocent man.
but yeah sent them kept them etc etc.
the world was too fixated on OJ or the latest Hollywood break up or whatever.
The world tolerates some really really horrible stuff because we are afraid what would the next guy do CLAIMING he is stopping horrible stuff.
Think: allowing Charles Manson to roam free on a college campus so we don’t wrongfully send a black man to prison.
The abductions of Japanese citizens from Japan by agents of the North Korean government took place during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983. Although only 17 Japanese (eight men and nine women) are officially recognized by the Japanese government as having been abducted, there may have been hundreds of victims. The North Korean government has officially admitted to abducting 13 Japanese citizens.