RIP Otto

@LeaPea2417 (21554)
Toccoa, Georgia
June 20, 2017 11:24am CST
Otto Warmbier, the 22 year old American who was arrested while he was visiting North Korea, has died one week after he was released and flown back to an American hospital where he was in a persistent vegetative state. I think I know why President Trump and others fought to bring him home. There was that slight chance he may recover, but in reality the chance was slim. They knew that he needed to be brought home so he could die here, so that his family could properly bury him. Because, the North Korean government is so untrustworthy, if he had died there, who knows what they would have done to his body. I am sure they would not have given him a proper burial. So, as sad as this story is, at least the family could properly bury him.
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• United States
20 Jun 17
This is very very sad and has troubled and saddened me immensely..RIP Otto
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
It has saddened me a lot too.
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• United States
20 Jun 17
@LeaPea2417 We can't help but feel for the family and also I think to myself if it were my son.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView Yes, I think that too. I have a 21 year old son and I have kept thinking, "what if it had been him"?
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@vsai2008 (9345)
• India
20 Jun 17
Yes I too saw the news just this afternoon, at least he returned to his country and could be with his family in his last days. RIP Otto
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
Yes, the whole story is so sad.
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@vsai2008 (9345)
• India
20 Jun 17
@LeaPea2417 So many people including the North Koreans have suffered due to the laws of the North Korean government. There is Human Right Violations every step of the way in that country. Hopefully something will be done after this incident.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
@vsai2008 I hope so. So many of the people there are starving.
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 Jun 17
It is such a terrible that that happened. We are so puzzled about why the hospital could not save him after all he had been through.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Jun 17
I had really hoped the hospital here could have helped him.
@Nawsheen (22991)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
I was watching this video of him some time back and I coudn't hold my tears, It is so heartbreaking.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
I agree. It made me want to cry.
@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Jun 17
This is certainly sad news. Will put in prayers for the family and yes, it is a good thing they got him home.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
Praying for the family is all I can do.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
20 Jun 17
My heart goes out to his parents. I can't even imagine what they are going through!
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
I agree. I have a son who is just a little younger than Otto. Through all this news, I kept thinking, "what if it had been my son"?
@Corbin5 (112969)
• United States
20 Jun 17
It is sad that Obama dropped the ball on this one. May have been able to save this young man.
Otto Warmbier's father criticizes the Obama Administration for not doing enough to rescue his son from North Korea.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
Yes, if Obama had acted in the early days of the arrest and conviction, he just may have been able to save his life.
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@andriaperry (56295)
• United States
20 Jun 17
Its heart breaking. I can not imagine the grief the parents have.
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@LeaPea2417 (21554)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jun 17
I agree and I did read where they have two other children. I pray for the siblings also as they deal with the tragic loss of their brother.