Merrill Newman was finally released by the North Korean government after being detained for nearly a month. This 85 year old was a military veteran of the Korean War. 

"A statement published by KCNA last week said that during a recent visit to the country, Newman attempted to meet with surviving soldiers he had trained during the Korean War to fight North Korea, admitted he was "a criminal" who was involved in the killing of civilians during the 1950-53 Korean War, and carried an e-book criticizing North Korea."

Did no one in this man's family think to remind him of how naive he was being about going to North Korea knowing his past history as a Korean War veteran? I have some swamp land for sale he'll probably be interested in. 

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Comment by MikeLong on December 8, 2013 at 9:46pm

People do even stupider things to get into the world press. He's assured himself as many speaking engagements as he can handle.

Comment by Ron Humphrey on December 9, 2013 at 5:04am

It is like the three Americans hiking near the Iraq-Iran border and found themselves in Iran, arrested and confined.  Who hikes in such an area?  Go to Yosemite and hike.  I ha absolutely no sympathy for them.  I also have little sympathy for the elderly veteran who chose to go to N..Korea.

Did no one foresee what might happen.  The N. Koreans are crazier than bat crap.

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