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June 8, 2009
North Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years

North Korea has convicted two U.S. journalists of illegal entry and crimes against the nation, sentencing them to 12 years in a labor camp. Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained in March along North Korea’s border with China.

Meanwhile, following North Korea’s recent nuclear testing and missile launches, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC’s “This Week” that the United States could potentially reinstate North Korea on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Leon Sigal, a project director at the Social Science Research Council, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Obama administration’s approach to North Korea and how the two journalists factor into the equation.


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How the Diplomatic Hairs–strewn with the White and the Black mingled (yet) with the Gray–may well come to be split and be cut (inevitably) into tufts of more rational though still tough regions of Dialogue between the opposing sides of this hairy Enigma may only come to be seen eventually by way of Time’s ‘barber-y’ negotiations (to the degree each dialogue occurs along whatever parallel) of each long or short hair-strand of Issues while the ladies themselves will inevitably have to continue to have to stand or sit awake or asleep while they continue their meditations upon an abstract of the Two Books of ‘Vegetable Root Discourses’ (Saikontan) between this Life and the Transcendent Life (parallelled to this Life) which is able to influence this Life yet is fully able to transcend the affairs of this Life…
as they ponder the true parallel
‘lattitude-layers’ of their times by which they must spend their long hours which are able to be split into hair-strands of shorter hours all the way into a thinness of indivisibility.

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