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    US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    North Korea is praising the attack on our Ambassador.....where was his security, he was giving a speech.




    The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was attacked by a man with a razor while delivering an address in Seoul, U.S. and Korean officials said.

    Ambassador Mark Lippert was cut with a razor to his right cheek, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The injury was not believed to be life threatening, she said on CNN, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment......snip~

    US ambassador attacked, hurt in South Korea







    SEOUL, South Korea — The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark W. Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint American-South Korean military exercises, according to the South Korean police and journalists who were at the scene.

    Mr. Lippert was in stable condition after undergoing surgery for knife wounds on his face and left arm, said Robert W. Ogburn, minister-counselor for public affairs at the American Embassy. The ambassador suffered a four-inch cut on the right side of his face, which required 80 stitches, as well as stab wounds to his left arm and hand, which he appeared to have received while resisting the attack, said doctors at Yonsei University’s Severance Hospital in Seoul. The injuries were not life-threatening, but it will take several months for Mr. Lippert to recover full use of his injured fingers, the doctors said during a news conference......snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/wo...tack.html?_r=0

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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    WTH is going on with the State Dept? They didn't request any bodyguard service. Are they trying to cut corners again?



    After an urgent meeting of vice ministers, the South Korean government on Thursday vowed a “stern punishment” for officials who failed to protect Mr. Lippert. But Mr. Yoon said the police did not check the people entering the breakfast meeting because the embassy did not request it. “We had received no request from the embassy for bodyguard service,” he told reporters.

    He added that the police had taken their own security measure in deploying 28 officers around the restaurant. Some of those officers joined participants of the breakfast meeting in subduing the attacker, Mr. Yoon said.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/wo...tack.html?_r=0

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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WTH is going on with the State Dept? They didn't request any bodyguard service. Are they trying to cut corners again?



    After an urgent meeting of vice ministers, the South Korean government on Thursday vowed a “stern punishment” for officials who failed to protect Mr. Lippert. But Mr. Yoon said the police did not check the people entering the breakfast meeting because the embassy did not request it. “We had received no request from the embassy for bodyguard service,” he told reporters.

    He added that the police had taken their own security measure in deploying 28 officers around the restaurant. Some of those officers joined participants of the breakfast meeting in subduing the attacker, Mr. Yoon said.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/wo...tack.html?_r=0
    Good morning MMC

    I wish the ambassador well and a quick, complete recovery.

    I'd say, even in Canada, the American Ambassador would not enter a facility or room that had not been fully checked and the attendees fully vetted before he/her doing so. It's foolish bravado if the Ambassador rejected such security measures, particularly after Benghazi. Even if he did reject them, State Department and/or South Korean security should overrule that rejection.

    I'd add, in closing, that it's comforting to see that, under Obama, America has regained that respect and love that so many claimed was lost under GWB. Seems to me, there's a lot of truth these days in the old saying "better to be feared than loved" in foreign relations.
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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    It says the nationalists want to unify Korea, and they should. Get rid of Little Kim and his Orwellian dystopia, and unite the country under the South Korean government.
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    Security missing? Again? A State Department function? Well, at least it's not a Benghazi.

    What's with Democrats and their inherent lack of care for their own people's security?
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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning MMC

    I wish the ambassador well and a quick, complete recovery.

    I'd say, even in Canada, the American Ambassador would not enter a facility or room that had not been fully checked and the attendees fully vetted before he/her doing so. It's foolish bravado if the Ambassador rejected such security measures, particularly after Benghazi. Even if he did reject them, State Department and/or South Korean security should overrule that rejection.

    I'd add, in closing, that it's comforting to see that, under Obama, America has regained that respect and love that so many claimed was lost under GWB. Seems to me, there's a lot of truth these days in the old saying "better to be feared than loved" in foreign relations.


    Mornin CJ. He is okay and has sent out a Tweet. 80 stitches to his face tho. Doesn't say much For BO peep and those Democrats for staying on top of things.....does it?

    Here is the piece on the N Koreans.




    The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed by a man screaming demands for Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and was hospitalized with wounds to his face and wrist in an attack that North Korea called "a deserved punishment on war maniac U.S." North Korea's state-controlled media later crowed that "knife slashes of justice" were "a deserved punishment on war maniac U.S." and reflected the South Korean people's protests against the U.S. for driving the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war because of the joint military drills.

    Chung said the knife also penetrated through Lippert's left arm and damaged the nerves connected to his pinkie and tendons connected to his thumb. Lippert will need to be treated at the hospital for the next three or four days and may experience sensory problems in his left hand for several months, Chung said.....snip~

    North Korea praises knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea | Fox News

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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It says the nationalists want to unify Korea, and they should. Get rid of Little Kim and his Orwellian dystopia, and unite the country under the South Korean government.
    Yeah, but that's not the way that North Korea sees it. They see it as the reverse, I'm thinking.
    It's really amazing what can be accomplished with meager and not nutritious enough rations, and brainwashing for years on end.
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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    I am not sure that it is possible to prevent a nut from attacking anyone - remember John Hinckley, Jr.? It is nearly impossible to keep public figures in totally secure environments. especially in foreign nations, and give the apppearnce of them being in touch with the follks.
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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Security missing? Again? A State Department function? Well, at least it's not a Benghazi.

    What's with Democrats and their inherent lack of care for their own people's security?


    Yeah EB. Something BO peep didn't even want to see jump up into the spotlight, huh?

    The question is.....why are we even listening to the likes of Chreyl Mills, Gloria Nuland, Samantha Powers, Marie Harf, Jen Psaki and Susan Rice?

    We should be chasing these Bimbo's out of Government.....B.I.M.B.O. and Bingo was their name-o!

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    Re: US Ambassador Attacked, Hurt in South Korea.....

    The attacker was a left-leaning activist who claimed he attacked the ambassador because he was offended by the "annual joint military exercises that the United States started this week with South Korea". The Communist despot in North Korea, Kim Jong Un was also critical of the exercises. There really needs to be more protection for our Ambassadors everywhere because the nuts are everywhere.

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