When North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died in 2011, his son, via his consort, Kim Jong-un assumed dictatorial power of the nation. He first assumed the office of Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army in 2011. In 2012, he assumed the office of Chairman of the Worker’s Party of North Korea and in 2016, he named himself as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission. He is a power hungry, immature 33-year old who has been threatening a nuclear war with the United States and our allies. Hawaii is currently taking precautions to prepare for a possible attack. Since Kim has assumed absolute power, a number of American citizens have been arrested and imprisoned on what most believe to be bogus charges. After North Korea released hostage Otto Warmbier, who was found to have lost a significant amount of brain tissue and consequently died, many were wondering when our government would ban travel to North Korea. It’s now being reported that the State Department is about to announce a ban on all US citizens from traveling to North Korea.
The U.S. government will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, citing safety and security concerns. The State Department confirmed the new restriction on Friday, after Young Pioneer Tours, which organized Otto Warmbier’s fateful visit to North Korea, announced the pending move.
Warmbier’s trip to the pariah nation ended in detention and imprisonment, and to a catastrophic head injury that resulted in his death after being released and deported to the U.S. last month.
The “serious risk” of further detentions prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to authorize “a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals’ use of a passport to travel in, through, or to North Korea,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said…
The travel ban to North Korea is long overdue. The State Department should have done this years ago, but then no one in the Obama administration had the guts to take the necessary action to protect American citizens. They were far too busy protecting foreigners and allowing them to freely enter our nation, than to stop US citizens from traveling to danger in North Korea.