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US man pulled off plane in North Korea, detained, son says

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California man pulled off plane in North Korea, detained, son says
By Chelsea J. Carter, CNN

(CNN) -- An 85-year-old American man on an organized tour of North Korea was pulled off a departing plane in Pyongyang just minutes before it was to depart, the man's son told CNN on Wednesday.

The family has had no contact with Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California, since he was detained on October 26, Jeff Newman said.

"This is a misunderstanding. My father is a (Korean War) veteran and wanted to see the country and culture he has been interested in for years," Newman said.

"He arranged this with a travel agent that was recommended and said was approved by the North Korean government for travel of foreigners. He had all the proper visas." [read more...]

Full story: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/world/asia/north-korea-detained-american/index.html

-- CNN 2013-11-21

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Since the war has never officially ended, I wonder if he will be considered a prisoner of war.

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Since the war has never officially ended, I wonder if he will be considered a prisoner of war.

Or maybe he wanted for war crimes?

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They just want Rodman to come and take him home. Not getting enough attention recently. xcrying.gif.pagespeed.ic.kh9vLpJQkU.png

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I do not understand why this man even wanted to go to NC. The war is not over and this old man talked about his role while there as a soldier. I don't understand why a US stupid sports star ended up there with the fat pig boy leader. I don't understand why American religious preachers go there. They are stupid and arrogant but I hope the old man gets home to his upper-middle class life style because of his age and learns a lesson.

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Dennis Rodman will be along shortly . . .

send a B-52 and teach that childish leader and his Generals a lesson they will NEVER forget ! coffee1.gif

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Dennis Rodman will be along shortly . . .

send a B-52 and teach that childish leader and his Generals a lesson they will NEVER forget ! coffee1.gif

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Perhaps Dennis Rodman will propose swapping himself as a prisoner instead of the 85-year-old.

A fair definition of a win-win situation.

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Perhaps Dennis Rodman will propose swapping himself as a prisoner instead of the 85-year-old.

A fair definition of a win-win situation.

Wondered if Rodman might find himself on the receiving end at some point and be denied exit.

Perhaps one day Kim won't want his friend to go home.

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Dennis Rodman will be along shortly . . .

send a B-52 and teach that childish leader and his Generals a lesson they will NEVER forget ! coffee1.gif

Yeah, that attitude has made this world such a peaceful place.

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