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Saturday, November 8, 2014

North Korea releases 2 detained Americans, Bae and Miller

{North Korea has released two American citizens, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Saturday.
The agency said the men have been allowed to leave the reclusive communist country and are on their way home, accompanied by agency Director James Clapper. Their release was secured through a secret mission by top U.S. intelligence officials.}

What I am wondering is...If James Clapper himself was involved and on the ground in North Korea, what exactly did we promise or exchange for their release? This high a level negotiation with North Korea is virtually unheard of, or at least never revealed to the public.

 {U.S. officials did not immediately provide details about the circumstances of the Americans' release, including whether Clapper met with Kim or other senior North Korean officials. They said the timing was not related to Obama's imminent trip to China, Myanmar and Australia.}

Not related to the timing...really? Something is cooking, and with the Obama administration involved, it is probably a win-win for Kim Jong Un. Read the entire article here...