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May 02, 2018

North Korea Releases Three US Prisoners Demanded by John Bolton

I am still not buying any of this.

That's why I don't bother mentioning it: I think this is yet another sham to cadge money and concessions and oil and food from the US, while permitting North Korea to build bombs, test missiles, and proliferate nuclear technology.

I think North Korea is playing Trump as they've played three presidents before him, and as they play South Korea every third month.

But this is certainly good news for the prisoners themselves:

North Korea has released three US citizens detained there, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean activist.

The three Americans -- Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk, and Kim Hak-song -- were released from a labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, the report said.

President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, has called for the Americans' release as a way for North Korea to demonstrate its sincerity ahead of a summit with the US.


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