Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin
They're only fame is getting caught. You wouldn't know them from a hole in the ground if this trial and sentence didn't happen. They aren't the first journalists to be around the China-NK border, and the rest aren't exactly household stars with recording contracts.
If it was your own daughter being sent to a Hitler style concentration camp you'd probably have a different outlook. But since it's just another batch of bytes on a computer screen, and it's about other people ... ah shucks, who cares., it's only that crimes against humanity stuff that happens elsewhere.
I just hope to live long enough to see Kim Jong Il hung by his nuts.
You need to change one word in your first sentence:
They're only R-I-S-K was getting caught. In terms of fame, don't fool yourself into believing that these women were assuming a heinous risk for charity or because someone double-dog-dared 'em.... Face facts Kreskin, these women had Z-E-R-O business in North Korea.. They were happy to take the risk prior to being caught, but now, I'm guessing that they are thinking twice about it.
As far as this: "If it was your own daughter being sent to a Hitler style concentration camp you'd probably have a different outlook"
bullsh*t... It would never happen because it is made perfectly clear that as a person, you are expected to take complete and full responsibility for your actions - especially the stupid ones.
So let me ask you: When your young daughter went off and poked at a hornets nest in the front yard (despite your telling her not to) and raced home balling her eyes out 'cause she got stung a few times - who did you blame?... The municipality? The neighbour across the street? Mother Nature?.. Anyone but but your daughter I'll bet.
RE: these women in N.Korea.. No sympathy.. Put simply, I don't suffer fools too easily.