Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student had been held captive in North Korea for 17 months. He allegedly stole a propaganda poster and was originally sentenced to 15 years in prison.
He was released just days ago but appeared to be in a vegetative state and he died on American soil.
In response to Warmbier's death, the first thing they claimed was that it was they, the North Koreans, who are the "biggest victim" in the tragedy. They're accusing the U.S. of collaborating with South Korea in a "smear campaign."
The cow-frisbee-flingers of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a statement from an anonymous foreign ministry official [soon to be given a pogo-stick and told to bounce around in a mine field if he screws up]. The statement defended their actions and insisted that although the country "had no reason at all to show mercy to such a criminal of the enemy state" [for doing a college prank] Warmbier was provided with "medical treatments and care with all sincerity on humanitarian basis until his return to the U.S."
"The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S. is a mystery to us as well," the statement said, noting that his health indicators were "normal" upon his release.
Yes, and Kim's uncle was doing just fine too until he was unfortunate to run into a pack of hungry dogs.
Doctors noted that Warmbier suffered from extensive brain damage but weren't able to determine the cause. He died June 19th--he was only 22. No autopsy was performed on his family's wishes.
North Koreans claimed Warmbier who had been comatose for over a year, contracted botulism after being given a sleeping pill. They also said his death was a mystery to them. WTF?
Real doctors reject the claim that a sleeping pill could have given him botulism and his parents believe that he was "brutalized and terrorized" while imprisoned.
The foreign ministry mystery man doesn't talk about the cause of Warmbier's coma and says any speculation of torture or abuse is "groundless." Because if the foreign ministry mystery man didn't say that, he too would be brutalized and terrorized and then finally demised. Kim Jong Un is a crazy scum toad.
"To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses," the statement read. "The smear campaign against (North Korea) staged in the U.S. compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law."
What horse crap.
The biggest victim of this incident is Otto Warmbier.
There remains three American citizens--all ethnic Koreans--being detained in the North. The State Department strongly discourages travel to North Korea and is considering a full travel ban for U.S. citizens who are crazy enough to want to go there.