Detained Vet in North Korea Advised Hated Guerrilla Group

'The North Koreans still gnash their teeth at the Kuwol unit'

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The American military veteran detained in North Korea oversaw a guerrilla group that was glorified in the South and vilified in the North.

“Why did he go to North Korea?” a former member of the unit told the Associated Press, which spoke with several former members of the unit this week. “The North Koreans still gnash their teeth at the Kuwol unit.”

Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old vet, was public about his role advising the Kuwol partisan unit during the war and was planning to meet former Kuwol fighters after his trip to North Korea, but he was detained moments before taking off for Beijing.

Reuters reported on Newman’s role Sunday.

“Those bastards already knew Newman before the war was over,” a member of the unit who trained under Newman told Reuters. “They obtained the roster of our entire regiment.”

[AP]

6 comments
SuperMario27
SuperMario27

So the man who was arrested was responsible for a terrorist group who fought with the North Koreans during the Korean War.....did he not think that they were going to find out?!? Why in the heck did he go over there?!? He is a moron....

ZacharyLayne
ZacharyLayne

It's amazing that the 2 people commenting on here 1) have no heart for an old vet & 2) have no idea what they are talking about.

mjlariv
mjlariv

The American military and politicians have always been very good at covering up their war crimes and spreading propaganda to support those crimes.  It never ceases to amaze me that all the crimes against humanity that this country has committed and yet it has never been brought before an international war crimes court.  No other country is more efficient at committing war crimes and covering it up than the U.S.A.

JohnBond
JohnBond

Too bad for the old guy, but life goes on. It is good that he can finish out his life over there and be in the the country he enjoys so much.

I'm sure he is enjoying the hospitality of North Korea and I wish him well. Hope he writes and lets everyone know how it all turns out for him.

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

@SuperMario27  

they fought with the south koreans against the north koreans. why would they arrest someone who fought with them?