Otto Warmbier was a 22-year-old student who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for removing a propaganda poster from a wall in Pyongyang. Warmbier spent 17 months in a North Korean prison, most of it in a coma. Shortly after his repatriation to the United States, Warmbier died.
North Korean authorities claim that Warmbier’s coma was brought on by botulism and a sleeping pill that he took.
The death of Otto Warmbier highlights the barbarism and blatant disregard for human life that is common in the North Korean dictatorship. Many are left wondering if, and when, military action will be taken against the chubby dictator Kim Jong-Un.
South Korean officals reported that the United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force during joint military drills.
US and South Korean warplanes regularly conduct defensive combat drills, but Tuesday’s flights came shortly after the death of Warmbier.
Seoul’s Defense Ministry announced that the B-1B bombers were part of routine exercises with South Korea aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.
Allen B. West reports:
In light of the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was recently released back to the U.S. from North Korea, supersonic B-1B bombers were flown over the Korean Peninsula during drills with South Korea as a show of force.
The incident involving Warmbier has flared already heightened tensions between America and Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, leaving many wondering whether or not actual military action will be taken against the country for its many violations of the law.