Last week we reported that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had agreed to release the three American hostages that were still being held in a gulag in North Korea. Reports had come in that the three American prisoners had been transported from the camp to a hotel in preparation for their release.
The Leftist media had dismissed these reports as Fake News. After all, Trump’s tweets were supposed to bring us to a nuclear war with North Korea. The last thing anyone would expect would be for Kim to give up his one piece of leverage, especially with his upcoming negotiations with Literally Hitler.
Earlier today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left for North Korea. Pompeo’s goal was reported to begin laying the groundwork for the eventual meeting between Kim and Trump.
It seems Mike Pompeo accomplished much more than that.
BREAKING: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has custody of the 3 American hostages held in North Korea
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) May 9, 2018
— CNBC International (@CNBCi) May 9, 2018
The three Americans that were still held in North Korea are:
- Tony Kim. Mr. Kim had spent a month teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korean thugs pulled him off his plane as he attempted to leave the country and arrested him. The cause of his arrest is unknown, although reports had said it was unrelated to his work at the university.
- Kim Hak-Song. Mr. Kim had also worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Kim was arrested a mere two weeks after Tony Kim had been detained. Kim had been doing agricultural work at the university’s research farm and was arrested after returning from a trip there.
- Kim Dong-chul. A businessman, Kim Dong-chul was arrested in 2015 on charges of spying and other offenses. Kim’s whereabouts were unknown until January of 2016, and he was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in April 2016.
President Donald J. Trump’s hard line against the North Korean regime has paid off more than anyone could ever have imagined. Not only has Trump brought North Korea to the negotiating table, but it has brought the Korean peninsula closer to true peace than it has been in decades. Now, Trump’s bigly stick diplomacy has secured the release of three Americans whose only crime was their nationality.
Well done, Mr. President. Well done.