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Report: Ex-President Clinton heading to NKorea

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 09:32 PM

SEOUL, South Korea – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is heading to North Korea for negotiations to secure the freedom of two detained American journalists, a news report said Tuesday, nearly five months after they were seized on the China border.

Clinton is on his way to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, where he will try to win the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified high-level source.


I must admit that I am a little concerned about how this will play out... I mean, we all saw how well his wife did with rhetoric and the North Korean people not too long ago...


posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:36 PM
Anyone want to put odds on whether or not Kim tries to arrest him and his delegation? I know how far-fetched that may sound, but what would we do if they did? Talk about one hell ofa bargaining chip.

[edit on 3-8-2009 by djvexd]

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:54 PM
reply to post by Sliadon
Right.They called Hilliary"That Funny Lady".And have to admit being surprised that their sending Bill.This should prove interesting.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 11:06 PM
What possible good can he do? He isn't the president, he isn't even in politics. Shouldn't someone with some authority try and get involved?

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 12:07 AM
I just heard on the radio that these gals were released, thanks to Bill Clinton. Wonderful! Why couldn't Al Gore do this for his employees, I don't know. But I am happy these gals were released. But then comes the questions, oh, how did Bill do this? Why couldn't Al do this? Why couldn't Barack do this? I dunno. I am sure, since this is ATS, I will read, soon, many ideas about all this, plus many more ideas about such things I hadn't even considered. Meanwhile, GWB came out of isolation just today saying more should be done to curtail NK's nuclear based actions. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............All very fishy to me.........
Like, I dunno, some sort of conspiracy. I can hardly wait to learn more about this. But,yeah, I will wait. What else can I do?

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 05:30 AM
reply to post by kyred


Thank you for that update!

You are very right... That does seem kind-of fishy to me. I usually stay away from the conspiracy of the Clinton family being NWO and having these intricate connections globally that allow them to make lucrative moves that otherwise seem impossible for others... Mostly due to my sheer lack of knowledge into the "secret life" presented by Truthers of that kind.

Regardless, this does raise the question of how. I know that with Bush's hard line agenda against nations that opposed us we wouldn't give in to them and in effect, they grew to resent us more than they already did.

The News Article I just pulled up, suggests that he is there and is still working on finding a way to have them released....

However, the decision to send Clinton, whose wife is now secretary of state, was kept quiet. A senior U.S. official later confirmed to reporters traveling to Africa with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the former president was in North Korea.
"While the mission is in progress, we will have no comment," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. "Our interest is the successful completion of the mission and the safe return of the journalists."

A fishy line however is this...

North Korea welcomed former President Bill Clinton to Pyongyang with flowers and hearty handshakes Tuesday as he arrived in the communist nation on a surprise mission to bring home two jailed American journalists.

Clinton landed in the North Korean capital in an unmarked jet. On arrival he shook hands with Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Kwan and the deputy speaker of parliament. Footage from television news agency APTN showed Clinton bowing and smiling as a young girl presented him with flowers.

The unusually warm exchange between officials from communist North Korea and the ex-leader of a wartime foe comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the regime's nuclear program.


Any guesses? Blackmail??


posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 11:46 AM
Check this new interesting tidbit!!

Not only is he in N Korea...


SEOUL, South Korea – Former President Bill Clinton met Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the first day of a surprise mission to Pyongyang to negotiate the release of two Americans, holding "exhaustive" talks on a wide range of topics, state-run media said.


Seriously, what is going on here?!


posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:16 PM

"While the mission is in progress, we will have no comment," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. "Our interest is the successful completion of the mission and the safe return of the journalists"

So they sent Bill on a "mission"? Very weird


posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:18 PM
Bill Clinton on a mission to North Korea?
Yeah .. like Bill did so well with North Korea while he was POTUS?

Making deals and not bothering to verify, and of course N. Korea breaking all deals.

God help us ... our lives are in the hands of these people.

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:23 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

And that is the thing that is confusing everyone.

Myself and MyseryE are trying to get to the bottom of this. This situation defies rational logic.

You place all the history between our nations and more specifically the history of Bill with the North Koreans on the table...

and it all gets thrown aside with pictures of Bill standing next to Kim... SMILING!?

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 02:30 PM
Well, Well...

Looks as though they have been pardoned now...

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean media say leader Kim Jong Il has pardoned two American journalists and ordered their release during the visit of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.


[edit on 8/4/2009 by Sliadon]

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 09:18 AM
We laughed when this was posted but those reporters are back in the states now cnn reported this am.I also read the pentagon wanted more funds to advance a huge underground bunker busting bomb with buried Nk and Iranian sites in mind.So what happened in NK?Im sure a deal was struck before Bill even left the US.Watch for a treat for Nk in the coming weeks.S/F for the op.

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