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June 15, 2017

Press Conference By Doctors of North Korean Captive

On Fox now. He's in a permanent state of "non-responsive wakefulness." Although the doctor says they have no conclusive proof of how he came to be in this state, he says the most common cause is "brain injury." And not due to a sleeping pill, as the North Koreans claim.

The kid's father blames Obama.

This is Stalinesque:

Fred Warmbier also dismissed whatever efforts were made on behalf of his 22-year-old son Otto by the Obama administration, which asked the family to keep a low profile when news of Otto’s arrest became public.

“The results speak for themselves,” he said in a news conference, adding that President Trump, by contrast, reached out to him personally.

“Last evening, we received a very nice phone call from Pres. Trump, who told us that Sec. of State Tillerson worked hard to bring Otto home. We are extremely grateful for their efforts and concern,” he said.

Note that Obama's demand that the family keep quiet about this did not serve the family's interests, but it did serve Obama's.

Obama's tenure was marked by downplaying foreign policy crises that he didn't give a fuck about. OPM hack? Downplayed it, got media to do the same. Obama's theory of foreign policy crises was that it's not a crisis if the public doesn't even know about it.

And thus his demand to the family that they not even tie yellow ribbons around trees to call attention to their son's plight.

Obama was content to leave the kid in North Korea, and it would have been politically troublesome for him had the story become a front page story, so he and his media friends made sure no one even knew about this.


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