After Obama broke the long-standing United States policy of not negotiating with terrorists (or terrorist regimes like Iran), the inevitable is, unfortunately, beginning to occur.
Other tyrannical regimes have taken notice, and now see taking Americans hostage is like robbing a bank with no repercussions — Obama will repay the hostage-takers with U.S. taxpayer cash — literally putting a price tag on the heads of all Americans travelling abroad.
The most recent price tag was a whopping $1.7 billion paid to the Islamic terrorism-supporting country of Iran for the release of five American hostages held by the Muslim nation.
That unfortunate precedent was apparently noted by the Communist country of North Korea and their tin pot dictator, Kim Jong-un.
FOX News reports:
North Korea said Friday that it had arrested a University of Virginia student for allegedly committing “anti-state” acts orchestrated by the U.S. government.
In language that mirrors past North Korean claims of outside conspiracies, state media claimed Otto Frederick Warmbier entered the North as a tourist with a plot to undermine unity among the North Koreans under “manipulation” from the U.S. government.
The report from the Korean Central News Agency said Warmbier was “arrested while perpetrating a hostile act,” but didn’t say when he was detained or explain the nature of the act.
The University of Virginia’s website listed Warmbier as an undergraduate commerce student. A LinkedIn page under Warmbier’s name indicated that he was a third-year student at the university.
With Obama’s love and affection for communism, considering his past and present associations and mentors in life, one can only imagine the goodies Obama is planning to give the communist regime of North Korea.
We should have seen this coming. As soon as Obama betrayed America with the treasonous Bowe Bergdahl swap for the notorious “Taliban Five,” it was “game on,” for hostage-takers everywhere.
Obama’s policy of “making deals” with our enemies is backfiring on the American people. Sadly, there will probably be more of this as the Obama Regime makes taking American hostages more and more profitable.