Teddy Stick was happy to report only last week that Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in the hell known as a North Korean prison had been sent home, largely at the behest of President Trump.
Now it grieves us to report that the young Ohioan, who was terribly abused by the regime (for the crime of simply stealing a pro-dynasty communist banner), has died. It can be guessed that the coma that Warmbier suffered was, at least in part, to hide the realities of these prisons, as well as to show NK muscle.
It can be guessed that the coma that Warmbier suffered was, at least in part, to hide the realities of these prisons, as well as to show NK muscle.
The Washington Post writes that the college student’s father called Kim Jong-un regime a “pariah,” and sadly, Fox News reported that the student suffered from”botulism.” North Korea claims that this was only an unintended reaction to a sleeping pill.
It can be reasoned that an autopsy will be done which will likely show the true extent of other horrors that the man endured.
Fred and Cindy Warmbier (who’s full statement is printed below) have confirmed that “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 pm.”
They say that under the care of the cruel Hermit Kingdom, their son was in such a damaged state that “late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — almost anguished.”
They also say that he looked at peace only once he arrived home and died, so great was his suffering in only a year and a half under the hands of this abominable dictatorship.
This will CERTAINLY not make President Donald Trump very happy, to say the least. He railed against Iran for the abuse that U.S. hero’s suffered when captured, let alone something of this magnitude.
The Conservative Daily post ran a story a number of months back about the Malaysian nationals who have been kidnapped and there are other Americans imprisoned there, as well. Some are human shields.
If they are not returned or, God forbid, if they are returned in a state even similar to Otto Warmbier’s, it can be imagined that Kim Jong-un will see a side of Mr. Trump that he really is not going to like very much.
The official statement from Fred and Cindy Warmbier:
“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20pm.
It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds. But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched — Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two — that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.
We would like to thank the wonderful professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto. Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.
When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — almost anguished. Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed — he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that.
We thank everyone around the world who has kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers. We are at peace and at home too.
Fred & Cindy Warmbier and Family“