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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:39 PM

North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care

Last edited Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:23 PM - Edit history (2)

By Anna Fifield

BEIJING — North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.

The presentation of the invoice — not previously disclosed by U.S. or North Korean officials — was extraordinarily brazen even for a regime known for its aggressive tactics.

But the main U.S. envoy sent to retrieve Warmbier signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions passed down from President Trump, according to two people familiar with the situation. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The bill went to the Treasury Department, where it remained — unpaid — throughout 2017, the people said. However, it is unclear whether the Trump administration later paid the bill, or whether it came up during preparations for Trump’s two summits with Kim Jong Un.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-issued-2-million-bill-for-comatose-otto-warmbiers-care/2019/04/25/0e8022a0-66ad-11e9-a698-2a8f808c9cfb_story.html
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We all know that the orange asshole never pays his bills, you know how much he loves 2-bit tyrants.

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Reply North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care (Original post)
catbyte Apr 2019 OP
FM123 Apr 2019 #1
Tanuki Apr 2019 #2
shanti Apr 2019 #3
donkeypoofed Apr 2019 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 #5
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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:47 PM

1. In the state they returned him in, they want to be paid?

This makes me all kinds of furious!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. Sounds like Trump agreed to pay a $2 million ransom for Wambier's release.

Calling it a "hospital bill" doesn't change that reality.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:57 PM

3. And

isn't the U.S. government forbidden from paying ransoms?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:47 PM

4. We dont know that it's been paid

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:56 PM

5. But Donnie Dumbfuck and Kim are in love

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:35 PM

6. The great negotiator accepted this condition.

The great negotiator accepted this condition.

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