Sunday, April 27, 2014

N Korea Arrests 24-Year-Old American Who Wants Asylum

Who knows what the real story is, but North Korean officials claim they have arrested 24-year-old American Miller Matthew Todd (more likely Todd Matthew Miller or Matthew Todd Miller) for "a gross violation of its legal order." What did the lad do to land him in jail, you might ask? Ripped his tourist visa to shreds and shouted he had traveled to the DPRK seeking asylum "after choosing it as a shelter." That, to me, sounds like one of the myriad of fools who revere Kim Jong-un, and view North Korea as a shining example of a perfect utopia. And one would think that the North Korean government would be delighted that some western, American stooge would choose that hellhole of a country to call home.

State news agency KCNA stated:

"A relevant organ of the DPRK put in custody American Miller Matthew Todd, 24, on April 10 for his rash behavior in the course of going through formalities for entry into the DPRK to tour it."

Here's another official announcement regarding Miller's arrest.

According to NK News:

"Miller Matthew Todd’s action has hit the nerve of North Korean immigration officers because the DPRK considers entry visas its property and does not tolerate disrespectful attitude to it."

Of course, the news "broke" (well after he was actually detained) while Barack Obama was down in South Korea meeting with his counterpart Park Geun-hye. Kim Jong-un is probably just jealous that Obama has refused to be his buddy. And speaking of the visit, the DPRK has condemned Obama for traveling there while the South Korean's are still mourning the tragic ferry boat drownings.

I wonder how Miller feels about the DPRK now. Keep him, please.

Sources: Newsweek, NK News,


Fredd said...

Who knows the truth with this, we will certainly never get it from North Korea under any circumstances.

But anybody with half a brain should know that venturing into this toilet of a country is going to end up badly.

Looks like this guy probably does not have at least half a brain.

Then again, who knows the details for sure.

Incognito said...

I know... either mentally ill or on drugs. But you wouldn't believe the amount of foreign people who love that country.

But yes, I wouldn't trust anything coming from official DPRK channels.