2 American journalists held in North Korea - 'very scared' as they await trial

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    Euna Lee, Laura Ling - American journalists held in North Korea - 'very scared' as they await trial
     
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    Hopefully they will be released unharmed.
     
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    OH. MY. GOD.

    I would be shitting my pants. A "trial" in North Korea? If they have any of those special suicide pills, this would be the time.

    Good luck. '0_0
     
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    I didn't enjoy my month visiting Pyongyang.
     
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    Have you guys ever seen pictures or documentaries about the place? It is seriously scary. Huge, amazing landmarks, imposing architecture, subways, highways, roads...

    ... but nobody there to use it.

    Ahhh, scary shit!
     
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    I'm kind of surprised that I didnt find a thread about this here already:

    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | North Korea 'holds US reporters'

    Thoughts?

    I personally find it interesting that this comes at a time when relations between N. Korea and the U.S. arent excatly in tip top shape.

    I wouldnt be too surprised if what the S. Korean media is saying is true: South Korean television station YTN and unnamed diplomatic sources said that North Korean guards crossed the Tumen river into Chinese territory to arrest the journalists.

    Just another move in this giant friggin chess game.
     
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    The sister Lisa Ling had done documentaries about North Korea, and the situation there for ordinary citizens are dire. People are literally starving. The average North Korean is 3 inches shorter than the average South Korean.

    I hope President Obama can intervene and work something out with the Kim Jong Il. I saw the family of Laura Ling on Larry King Live last night and they were worried and fearful about what could happen to Laura.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLN5LqY6XXM]YouTube - North Korea Grabs Two U.S. Journalists[/ame]

    The two journalists were by Tumen River which is a border between N. Korea and China. It isn't clear whether they were in N. Korea or China.
     
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    Throw Kim some cash and they will be freed.
     

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