Jimmy Carter to make a return trip to North Korea?

Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean service, reports that former President Jimmy Carter will “likely” make a return visit to the hermit nation of North Korea:

“It is highly likely that ex-President Carter will travel to North Korea in about a month as the North Korean mission in New York has been arranging for the visit,” said the source, who requested anonymity.

Carter is expected to be accompanied by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other prominent figures who are ready to be middlemen in U.S. relations with the impoverished but nuclear-armed state.

Carter visited Pyongyang in August and brought back Aijalon Gomes of Boston, who had been sentenced to eight years in a labor camp and fined about US$700,000 for illegally entering North Korea months earlier.

A spokeswoman for Carter said this morning that she could not confirm the report.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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14 comments Add your comment

double

March 24th, 2011
11:12 am

What has North Korea done this time ? Must have been serious to deserve this.

Last Man Standing

March 24th, 2011
11:16 am

“sentenced to eight years in a labor camp and fined about US$700,000 for illegally entering North Korea months earlier”

. . . and we have illegal aliens demonstrating in the streets here? Maybe we should become more like N. Korea with respect to treatment of illegal aliens?

Last Man Standing

March 24th, 2011
11:17 am

“It is highly likely that ex-President Carter will travel to North Korea”

Maybe they will keep him this time!

GaBlue

March 24th, 2011
11:28 am

….. queue the haters. ***Yawwwwwn!***

Joe

March 24th, 2011
11:52 am

What a Dickhead. Go to Americus or even come to Atlanta.

Aquagirl

March 24th, 2011
12:00 pm

Last Man, why am I not surprised you want to imitate North Korea?

jrc

March 24th, 2011
12:07 pm

aquagirl,

You’re missing his point. His point is that we treat illegals WAY better than they should be treated.

Last Man Standing

March 24th, 2011
12:31 pm

Aquagirl:

“Last Man, why am I not surprised you want to imitate North Korea?”

I know that you are too intelligent to have misunderstood my statement. Sorry, not taking the bait today. You need to fish elsewhere.

Aquagirl

March 24th, 2011
12:57 pm

jrc, so treating illegals better than N. Korea…that’s a bad thing?

Considering there are wingnuts who want a border like N. Korea’s (or East Germany, or ancient China, or Cuba) this is no small point.

Reality

March 24th, 2011
1:28 pm

Maybe he will stay in N. Korea. One can only hope.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

March 24th, 2011
2:02 pm

Carter traded Kim Jong Il a vintage 6 pack of Billy beer and a Region 1 copy of Breakin 2: Electric boogaloo for the release of the hostage. Oh , wait..thats what obama gave Queen Elizabeth on her state visit..

double

March 24th, 2011
2:37 pm

Darn. I thought he gave her 1000 points of light and puked on her.There I go again getting my wires crossed.Think he puked on Japans PM.

Brenda

March 24th, 2011
6:22 pm

Aquagirl, which “wingnuts” want border like North Korea? Is that the same thing as wanting to control who comes into your county and who is allowed to stay there…like say…France or Great Britain or Mexico?
Is “some wingnuts want..” sort of like saying that” some liberals want a stalinst state with all industries and speech controlled by the party through the central government?”
Might liberals find that statement unfair?

TruthBe

March 24th, 2011
6:49 pm

Please keep him.