The death of #OttoWarmbier

It isn’t often that Salon gets something right, but this time, they did: This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea Coerced into an international crime, perhaps as a secret-society prank. Great move, Otto Frederick Warmbier By Brendan Gauthier | Wednesday, …

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Do not allow thug nations to use American hostages as bargaining chips

There was, as usual, a contentious bit of debate between Marie Harf and the conservative panelists on Fox News Outnumbered show this afternoon. Miss Harf, who was part of the negotiations concerning a prisoner exchange with Iran during the nuclear agreement talks, claimed that the Iranians presented a huge list of prisoners they wanted released, …

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Marie Harf gets #Outnumbered

From Fox News: ‘That’s Obama Propaganda’: McCain, Harf Battle Over ‘Success’ of Iran Deal April 20, 2017 | 12:47 PM EDT On “Outnumbered” today, Meghan McCain and Marie Harf got into a testy exchange while discussing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. McCain agreed with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assessment that the Iran …

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There’s no threat quite like an empty threat

From The Wall Street Journal: Pence Warns North Korea Not to Test Trump In visit to demilitarized zone, Pence calls U.S. alliance with South Korea ironclad By Jonathan Cheng | April 17, 2017 3:26 a.m. ET SEOUL—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump, calling the recent American military …

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Kim Jong-un’s latest temper tantrum Harmlessly wasting four ballistic missiles is a good thing

From CNN: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan By Paula Hancocks and Ben Westcott, CNN | Updated 5:36 AM ET, Mon March 6, 2017 (CNN) North Korea fired four ballistic missiles in the early hours of Monday morning, in what Japan’s leader described as “an extremely dangerous action.” Military authorities in …

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Kim Jong-un blows up another hole in the ground

From The Wall Street Journal: North Korea Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test The test, which came hours after Obama wrapped up a trip to Asia, signaled a challenge for his successor By Alastair Gail and Carol E Lee | Updated Sept. 9, 2016 5:40 a.m. ET SEOUL—North Korea conducted a fifth nuclear test hours after President …

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