American Prisoner Suffered Extensive Brain Damage In North Korea

American Prisoner Suffered Extensive Brain Damage In North Korea


NORTH KOREA RECENTLY RELEASED AN
AMERICAN WHO WAS DETAINED IN THE COUNTRY AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE
NOW FIND THAT AUTO WARM BEER HAS A SEVERE BRAIN INJURY AND HAS
BEEN IN A COMA SINCE HIS ARRIVAL TO THE UNITED STATES. DOCTORS CARING FOR THE RELEASED
NORTH KOREAN DETAINEE SAID THAT HE IS NOT SPOKEN OR MOVED
ON HIS OWN SINCE HE ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ON TUESDAY,
A CONDITION THEY DESCRIBED AS UNRESPONSIVE WAKEFULNESS OR
PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE VEGETATIVE STATE. HE ACTUALLY DID SUFFER FROM
EXTENSIVE LOSS OF BRAIN TISSUE IN ALL REGIONS OF THE
BRAIN. HE DOES OPEN HIS EYES AND BLINKS
SPONTANEOUSLY BUT DOCTORS SAY HE SHOWS NO SIGNS OF
UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE OR RESPONDING TO VERBAL COMMANDS. HE’S IN BAD SHAPE. NORTH KOREAN AUTHORITIES SAY
WELL HE SUFFERED FROM BOTULISM AND HE TOOK A SLEEPING
PILL AND THAT IS WHAT CAUSED IT BUT OF COURSE THAT IS
NOT THE CASE. THE DOCTORS IN THE UNITED STATES
DO NOT BELIEVE THAT’S THE CASE. , HERE’S A STATEMENT FROM ONE OF
THE DOCTORS IN THE US. WITH NO CERTIFIABLE KNOWLEDGE OF
THE CAUSE OR CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES
THAT THIS PATTERN OF BRAIN INJURY IS USUALLY SEEN AS A
RESULT OF CARDIOPULMONARY ARREST REPORTS APPLIED TO THE
BRAIN IS INADEQUATE FOR A P TIME, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF
BRAIN TISSUE. HE WAS DETAINED AFTER
SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE ALLEGEDLY FOUND HIM TAKING DOWN SOME SORT
OF POSTER OR BANNER AND AT THAT POINT, WHILE HE WAS ABOUT TO
LEAVE THE COUNTRY, IS GOING TO THE AIRPORT, HE WAS STOPPED AND
ARRESTED AND HE WAS ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE. EXACTLY. HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF
COMMITTING A HOSTILE ACT AGAINST THE COUNTRY AND SENTENCED TO 15
YEARS OF HARD LABOR. HARD LABOR FOR THEM IS LEARNING
THE DANCE FROM THRILLER. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE EVER SEEN
THE VIDEOS. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THEM? ON YOUTUBE, YOU’VE SEEN THEM? WAIT YOU’RE BEING SERIOUS? YES. THAT IT WAS JUST A JAB AT
MICHAEL JACKSON I WAS LIKE DAMN. THEY HAVE TO WHEN THE
CHOREOGRAPHY OF THRILLER AND THEY VIDEOTAPE IT. IT IS ON
YOUTUBE. NORTH KOREAN PRISONERS AND IF
THEY DON’T DO IT EXACTLY, THEY GET IN TROUBLE. IT’S SICK. I WOULD SAY THAT MY FIRST
INSTINCT WAS THERE SOME TRICK BEING PUSHED BUT
THAT’S NOT TRUE, BUT THIS IS KIM JONG-UN, KIM JONG-IL CLAIMED
TO SHOOT A 39 ON EVERY GOLF COURSE AND SAID HE NEVER BOWLED A
GAME LESS THAN 300. YOU KNOW THE STORY OF HOW HE
WAS BORN? I WENT TO THE DMZ LINE BECAUSE I
WAS ENTERTAIN TROOPS AND THEY MAKE YOU WATCH A MOVIE
ABOUT HOW HE WAS BORN. HE FLEW OUT OF HIS MOTHER’S FOR
CHINA AND ASCENDED. LITERALLY FLEW. AND WHITE DOVE CAME OUT OF THERE
TOO. HIS DAD LOVE MOVIES, BIG
MOVIE FAN WITH THE HUGE MOVIE COLLECTION. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
WESTERN MOVIES BUT HE WANTED TO START THE NORTH KOREAN
FILM INDUSTRY. IT’S NOT A SUPER ARTISTICALLY
CREATIVE COUNTRY AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE SO HE KIDNAPPED SOUTH
KOREA’S LEADING ACTRESS AND HER HUSBAND, A DIRECTOR, THEY WERE
KIDNAPPED AND SPENT, 12 YEARS OR SO IN NORTH KOREA
MAKING MOVIES THERE AFTER THEY’VE BEEN KIDNAPPED BEFORE
THEY ESCAPED AND GOT BACK ACROSS SO HE IS A LUNATIC SO THE
NOTION THAT THEY WOULD MAKE THE PRISONERS DANCE TO
THRILLER, AT FIRST I WAS LIKE YOU BEEN TRICKED AND THEN I
WAS LIKE NO, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NORTH KOREA, THAT IS
PROBABLY TRUE. I DON’T MEAN TO BLAME THE
VICTIM BUT I CAN’T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO
AVOID TRAVELING TO NORTH KOREA. PLEASE DON’T DO IT. I KNOW THERE’S A MARKET FOR
PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO GO TO COUNTRIES LIKE NORTH KOREA. THEY THINK IT IS ADVENTUROUS. DON’T PUT YOUR LIFE AT RISK LIKE
THIS. PLEASE, IT’S NOT WORTH IT. IT WAS UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IS DOING. DON’T DO IT. IT WAS GOING AROUND. THEY SAY HE GOT BOTULISM TO GET
THE BRAIN INJURY. HE DIDN’T. THEY DID IT. THEY KNOCKED HIM OVER AND THEY
HIT HIS HEAD AND THEN THEY FINALLY LET THEM GO. THEY PRAISE TRUMP FOR GETTING
THEIR SON OUT OF NORTH KOREA.

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  1. i suppose once your YT channel reaches a certain amount of viewers it becomes compulsory to bad mouth countries/governments/leaders the US doesn't like

  2. No. No. No, lady. Wrong country, not torture and not even forced. Know what you're talking about before creating fake news.

  3. Incredible!! This guy's family blames Mr. Obama and praises trump . Amazing. Mr. Obama tried diplomatic means to get this kid out. Which he never should have been there in the first place. And you have got to be a complete fool if you believe trump had anything to with his release. Just review the provocations from the n. Koreans since trump was sworn in. They screwed him up to the point he can no longer function. That's why they released him. They don't want to take care of his medical needs and they don't wanthim to die there.

  4. So sad what happened to this guy. As everybody else has mentioned the prisoners dancing was in the Philippines (and it was part of their rehab, which they actually liked), I'll focus on something else I've not yet seen discussed: if you go to a dangerous country (like North Korea or an African country with a cruel dictator or a place with ISIS fighters nearby) because, I dunno, your company sent you there, or you have curiousity bordering on morbosity or whatever – ¿why in the world would you do something REALLY stupid as taking down a banner or a photo of the BIG, BELOVED LEADER??? Whatever happened to common sense? If I had travelled to Uganda whilst it was ruled by Idi Amin, I would make sure I'd keep ALL MY THOUGHTS to myself — probably even wearing a mask to avoid myself talking in my sleep– and would only talk about the country and its government in the most flattering and flowery terms as possible, IF AT ALL (preferably, none at all). Why do some people believe being a tourist somehow exempts them from using their common sense?

  5. That prisoner video is in the Philapeans. We have zero footage of that clarity form north Koran prison / concentration camps, let alone on YouTube. What are you guys doing down there? honestly? How, as journalist do you have that one woman say that and the rest of you not know that we never would get footage like that? AGAIN you have gotten a story within the Asian continent wrong, it's a very clear theme with the Young Turks. Please learn about North Korea (a bit more than the fact that Kim Jong Un is in charge please), learn more about the situation with the Thai monarchy when speaking about them, and find someone down there who knows what's happening in Asia in general, is a significant part of the world down here. I've said it before and now I'm saying it again. As someone whose watched your channel for many years You are going down hill!

  6. The thriller video mentioned was in a Philippines prison and was organized by the prisoners for recreation, not by the guards as prisoners. It's factually wrong on virtually every level!

  7. The north koreans better thank their lucky stars that americans elected trump and not me..If they elected me I would have dropped the muvva of all bombs on pyongyang 5 months ago when I first assumed office.

  8. Oh my goodness Rodriguez…YOu are an embarassement to journalism. The last time I saw you on a TYT video you were giving the third finger on air on election night…You are still as clueless as to what journalism is. It's too bad that TYT won't fire you because then you''ll probably go and claim 'racism'. They're only keeping you on board because you are Hispanic, apparently. IT can't possibly be for your journalistic talent, which is nil. Worse than that, you are insulting of prisoners in N. Korea. It's obvious you did NOT read or listen to the accounts of prisoners released from these camps.

  9. What's SICK is that TYT is STILL toting RODRIGUEZ around as one of their journalists. EVERY SINGLE VIDEO I see where she's on she makes a MAJOR mistake, or does a disgusting act, like the THIRD FINGER on ELECTION NIGHT. What a trashy, ill-informed, and, possibly, simply stupid excuse of a reporter.

  10. Ana, if it weren't for you, this TYT reporting would be useless. Next time, try not to be in the presence of Rodriguez, as she lowers the standard of ANY reporting she's in, since SHE has no standards of class, of being informed, and of being respectful herself.

  11. Once again, Rodriguez is an insult to someone…On election night it was insulting to viewers and others to see her doing the 'third finger' on air. Now, she is insulting to N. Korean prisoners, who may be malnourished, forced to do hard labor, and have various torture techniques imposed upon them. Rodriguez talks about dancing to a MJ video! Rodriguez is BRAIN DEAD, PERIOD. TYT, when are you going to figure that out? How many more blunders will it take? That MJ video was made with Philippine prisoners, and NO ONE was tortured for that, as far as I have read. Rodriguez, you have just insulted the multitudes of N. Korean political prisoners by belittling their fates to a MJ video. When will TYT realize that Rodriguez is NOT presentable material?

  12. understand in America we get stupid in other countries we get taught a lesson but why go to another country and steal yes we are American but not privilege

  13. Kept him alive 16 months in coma in North Korea. He comes to the US with our great healthcare and is dead in 3 days, lol.
    Some much for American heathcare.

  14. The school did not prepare them for dealing with the rules in NK. Of course a 20 year old might think of grabbing a banner as a harmless prank. And he wouldn't have the life experience to tell himself any different. Whoever was in charge on this misguided trip bears responsibility for not instilling cautions again and again and again to the students.
    And yes, that was the Philippines. I'm hoping Aida will make the correction on a subsequent video.

  15. Do yourself a favor, TYT, and delete this video. It's painfully obviously none of you have a clue about North Korea.

  16. the young turks support socialism even though they know this is the result. they should be ashamed beyond belief

  17. like 95 percent of what TYT reports on the DPRK is either made up on the spot or just hear-say from someone who made it up. This is why I can't take them seriously as a news organization. Please stop making shit up about North Korea.

  18. Well maybe if this guy had not been such an idiot by taking the poster off the wall he wouldn't be in that situation

  19. He stole only a flag and now he's dead. WTF do they do on to N-koreans in prison if they allready kill foreigners for just grabbing a flag?

  20. Definitely NOT a university trip. He was going to study abroad in Hong Kong and decided to spend New Years in North Korea with a private tour company. It takes like 2 seconds of research to find that.

  21. Although I feel so for the family of the young that had died, he (nor any other western tourists) had no business being there. Let alone stealing from the North Korean hotel. Besides who in their right mind would go there in the first place (other than Dennis Rodman)??!! Also, TYT the prisoner dance video was performed in Cebu, Philippines NOT North Korea. Please get your facts straight!!

  22. I really can't stand Aida. She is the WORST on TYT. Every time I see her on the show she says something dumb and wrong. They really should think about getting rid of her. And Hasan. I cringe every time I see/hear him.

  23. The fact no one called out that bullshit about Thriller is ridiculous. They have torture and concentration camps- the kind where prisoners are made to worship the dictator that imprisoned them. She believes them dancing Thriller is torture? They commit atrocities against their own people. There needs to be an apology and correction. I like TYT, but that sort of mistake is completely unacceptable.

  24. If republicans want to turn us into north Korea than why are trying to destroy the regime? If that were true don't you think Trump would be kissing there asses a embracing their ideas? the Democratic party is the bigger bully in the big picture! I'm sure your poisoned communist minds can't comprehend that unfortunately! sad you brainwashed fools .!..

  25. What North Korea has done here is one of the most vile sickening acts seen in modern history. They have arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and murdered (with poison/drowning) a young American civilian, Otto Warmbier, out of blind, demented hatred towards The West. This is not killing someone on the battlefield, no. For all practical intents and purposes, North Korea has "kidnapped" a foreign citizen and eventually murdered him. And for stealing some picture or poster, or some such? And as a a prank? This has really set a precedent, and the rest of the world needs to take a stand, starting with the US. I think North Korea somehow poisoned this American lad so he would be brain damaged and stupefied, thereby being unable to disclose what abuse and torture he endured, then die shortly after being taken into American hands. North Korea is only Sabre Rattling because they've got China standing by, but I don't think even China would consider this sort of brazen sick act as acceptable. China is responsible for all sorts of sick acts, but they make an effort to be sly and conceal their behaviour….not brazen and on the public stage. So for any realistic stance to be made against North Korea, it needs to start by taking aim fairly and squarely at China for supporting North Korea. And this needs to start with Trade, and while the US doesn't Trade with North Korea, it most certainly does with China, and that's where China can be stung. Now it's impossible to boycott all Chinese products made nowadays, but the US can start with the big two:

    Apple & Nike

    The US needs to close those two factories on Chinese soil (and as any others as possible), then open them elsewhere. And if Trump isn't prepared to do that, then consumers worldwide need to boycott Apple & Nike products until this change is made. This sort of stance would be easy to achieve, and would seriously hurt China's wallet. But more the point, it would send a serious message to China. To ignore this is an insult to all basic human decency. If ever there was a time to turn a Chapter in modern history, right now is that time.

  26. you stupid liberals and TYT open your eyes and be realistic, North Korea is not responsible for his damages but he himself and his college coordinator are at fault to step in a desert full of wild animals

  27. OTTO WARMER?! THE KID COMES BACK IN A COMA, THEN DIES, AND YOU SPELL HIS NAME WRONG!!?? SHOW SOME RESPECT YOU DISRESPECTFUL PEOPLE!!

  28. It wasn't even this guy who "stole" that worthless poster. He was murdered to taunt the Americans to gauge their reactions.

  29. I know I am not the first to point it out but conflating the prison in the Philippines with North Korea made her look uninformed and silly. Why would NK, a country against capitalism and American culture teach its prisoners the dance from Thriller. Anyone who knows an iota about what's going on there knows they are not letting anyone listen to Michael Jackson.

  30. Blame the US Z group and the Methodic church that was suppose to pay him for acting like a "bave" democrat!

  31. The lady in the middle is WRONG, that video is from Philippines and it's beyond disrespectful to mock a deceased young man!!!

  32. wow looks like you bring more people in your show who spiel unchecked bullshit ruin all of the trust you've gained over the years why let it speak somebody who has too much of bullshit in their hat

  33. Apperently , you don't need for of qualification to work for TYT. How is that woman so misinformed? Most people in youtube know the videos from the jails in..PHILIPPINES. I guess all asians look the same?

  34. wow guys see you still have this Sigmund this video online put it down you embarrass yourself slowly but surely you drew thing way towards mainstream bullshit media you spewing all the propaganda bullshit over poor guy who happened to be play Goofy with really harsh environment and paid off of that stupid Act but doesn't matter you talk about one person being screwed by the system do you know how many people visit United States and never come back a life are you stupid or what everyday American bullies kills innocent people and you talking about one guy like it's a hero from the other planet he plays two bit and probably get sick probably doesn't get help from the North Korean people but that doesn't mean you supposed to war monger against North Korea we supposed to talk to them not to scare everyone

  35. 1:15 And there's not a single word in the statement, that it weren't side-effects of sleeping pills… in fact it's (under-oxidation) one of the most common ones

  36. I just have to add to the fact that you're talking about the hermit kingdom.., they don't even know wtf Thriller is, nor have access to music videos online… they also wouldn't UPLOAD videos of prisoners, even if they are dancing and bit being tortured… sorry that Asians all look alike to you but to those of us who can tell the difference, we know the differences between North Koreans and Filipinos

  37. Please stop having the woman in the middle on. She adds nothing. She just blabber on and on about unimportant topics that derails the conversation.

  38. I wish they'd call out the abuse that was thrown at this kid from HuffPost, Salon, Larry Wilmore and that stupid professor in Delaware who exploited this case to race bait. Imagine being the parents of this kid and having to read such vile garbage.

  39. Damn that's terrible. Maybe people should stop trying to go over there and just leave the N. Koreans alone and stop being so damn nosy. 💁

  40. Massive slip up on the thriller dance thing, fairly common knowledge it's from the Philippines.

    Watch the right-wing nut jobs have a field day with this one.

  41. This is why your shite channel is dying, you don't even have the decency to delete and amend a video which has fake news in it. you're disgusting. Can't believe I was subbed to this years ago.

  42. When you are retarded and you are too afraid to tell people that you are retarded, so you create a YouTube channel to tell people you are retarded "online"

    >The Young Turks in a nutshell

  43. My sister is a Trump worshipper. She says Trump negotiated Otto's release, and Obama refused to force NK to let Otto go free. And Obama has been hiding in the Caribbean, to avoid prosecution for some non-sense. She says Obama has the lower courts in his pocket, so no charges will ever be filed.

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