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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

Americans and other tourists keep disregarding travel warnings from their governments. But then, when someone gets arrested or kidnapped, there's always public outcry for the Western governments to intervene.


A) If Lil' Kim were to resort to mass arrest of all Westerners visiting his country right now, would the Western powers ever risk* a military rescue mission?
B) Would you put it past him to try such a mass arrest?

* Perhaps after much pressure from "the people" (media) in the West?






Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

No. The more fools eliminated from the gene pool the better for civilization.

28mm Fanatik07 Jul 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

It appears Rodman isn't the only one who likes to travel to NK.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

I wonder if most of the college professors stay safely at home, after encouraging their students to go on these trips after graduation.

PS. Hmm. Would the West risk a military rescue for Rodman?

28mm Fanatik07 Jul 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Or it's probably what this Newsweek article says:


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

LOL, lets see … how many "crush NK" posters do Western governments print and post in streets and other public places?

And the same people who downplay NK are probably the same people who call the West hostile. :)



Waco Joe07 Jul 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Stonemountain ended this topic in one.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

In every single airport gate or possible exit route leaving the United States I would have a giant sign = "Go where you wish, however -LEAVE THE UNITED STATES AT YOUR OWN PERIL – we WILL NOT come for you!"

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Russ, I like that!


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

Oh come on.
Rescuing kidnapped citizen adventurers is a fine old excuse for imperialism.
If you can't forge an excuse to rescue someone (particularly if they look like Candace Bergen), get out of the imperialism game.
Why are we spending all that cash on the Gerald Ford, if not for excuses to be busybodies.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

The US warned you not to go and you went anyway.

It is unreasonable to expect us to come and get you if you get into trouble.

We should use diplomatic pressure, but no more.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

I agree with Stonemountain. I disagree with Old Glory.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

"I want Rodman alive, or the Kim dead!"

Nope. Can't see it.

Nothing is simple when hostages are scattered all over the countryside. If you miss one, you fail.

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 9:47 p.m. PST

"Tourists" entering North Korea are only and endless renewing supply of potential hostages. Not like visitors traveling there are going to be a huge boost to their economy…

They enter at their peril.

Just crazy.


Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Those grinning fools in the photos above standing next to soldiers who would gladly and without remorse run them through with a bayonet look just plain stupid!!!
Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 6:14 p.m. PST


Yeah, you are absolutely right.

They are exactly the same sort of useful idiots who typically become the first to get "disappeared" after every radical regime change, even though they've worked hard to prepare the way for it. Every time.


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

I would nominate anyone who goes to North Korea as a tourist for a Darwin Award.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

There is not a thing I want to see in North Korea that I can't see here in the States and to be honest, I have no desire to see any part of Asia ever again -- be it South, West, East, or North -- my last visit was in the USMC in 1968 and I found it reasonably unpleasant?
I have thought about a visit to Transylvania as I love Vampire lore, however the thought of all the fake tourist traps is the first turn off, but the big one is the possibility that, given my luck, right when I'm there is precisely when Putin will decide he's had enough of the shit???
No thanks, I find the Rocky Mountains, the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the great Plains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, etc,etc,etc,etc right here in these States impressive enough.

Russ Dunaway

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

a good solution could be , in case of kidnapping of those innocent and unaware tourists going in N. Korea despite all possible warning by Govt Agencies, to charge them or their families with every possible lost of money ..not only ransoms..but also every single telephone call cost to set the problem made by embassies ecc…

28mm Fanatik10 Jul 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

These tourists need to be rescued from their own ignorance. Just like those medical students in Grenada who were in "grave danger."

I wonder how many of the young "Marxist sympathizers" in the pictures above are actually CIA operatives? The one in the red T wearing a Mao hat between the two soldiers looks promising. He's trying too hard to blend in.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

I was thinking about going hiking on the border of Iran --- NOT !!!!!!!!

Russ Dunaway

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

The guy you mention 28mm Fanatic looks suspiciously like the guy around this area who stands in front of Wall Mart (who has a sigh that says hiring) holding a sign that says " will work for food????"
I once pointed out to him (for real) that "we all work for food, and rent,and heat,etc,etc???" Why does he think we do this-- perhaps a sense of nobility???

Russ Dunaway

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

On One of the pict there is even an attractive , nice well dressed dark long curly hair girl..probably travelling alone because she doesnt stand in the pict close to a man….to choose to spent in this way her holidays …i m sorry to say that but is a clear sympton of a raging mental depression…my very altruist suggestion and care would be to invite her here and offer her a non stop holiday of Sun, Beach and Deleted by Moderator

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

Well, I just came across some photos of the kind of drawings North Korean children typically draw in school.

I get the feeling that sending any foreign troops into that country is essentially like sending them on a suicide mission. Probably just as deadly as landing troops on Japan if the bombs hadn't been dropped in 1945.



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