The parents of Otto Warmbier have provided the horrific details of their first encounter with their son after he was flown home from North Korea in a near-vegetative state.
On Jan. 2, 2016, University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster from the Yanggakdo International Hotel the day before. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being found guilty for a “hostile act” against the country.
Warmbier’s story became more tragic when it was discovered that he had fallen into a coma while imprisoned. The “Hermit Kingdom” blamed Warmbier’s condition on foodborne botulism, but when the unresponsive Warmbier was finally released back to the U.S. after months of negotiations spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s administration, it was quickly discovered that his condition was likely a result of torture and neglect.
His parents are now speaking out, and what they convey is horrific.
“We’re here to tell you, as witnesses to the terror of their regime, North Korea is not a victim. We felt it was time to tell the truth about the condition that Otto was in.”
Fred Warmbier’s statement came during a live interview with Brooke Baldwin, one that — for the first time — helped answer many questions.For starters, in what condition did the Warmbiers find their son when the family was reunited upon his return from North Korea?
“Using the term coma for Otto’s condition is completely unfair,” said Fred Warmbier. “Otto had severe brain damage. Otto was systematically tortured and intentionally injured by Kim Jong [Un] … Kim, and his regime. This was no accident.”
However, when the Warmbiers met Otto at the airport in Ohio, they found their child suffering from something inconsistent with a toxin-fueled illness.
“Halfway up the stairs [to Otto’s airplane]we hear this loud, guttural, howling, inhuman sound,” Fred Warmbier said, as his wife sat to his right.
Cindy Warmbier said she initially hoped a return to the United States and treatment via “good, American health care,” might help improve her son’s condition. But such optimism was crushed upon hearing Otto’s wails, and upon first laying eyes on his sickly figure. She had to retreat down the steps.
“He’s strapped to the stretcher,” recalled Fred Warmbier, who continued into the aircraft. “He’s moving around, and jerking violently, making these howling and inhuman sounds.”
Admitting that they simply weren’t prepared to find their son this way, the Warmbiers shared further details with a stunned Baldwin.
“He has a shaved head. His eyes are darting around … they’re as big as saucers,” Fred Warmbier continued. “He’s blind, he’s deaf, he’s got a feeding tube.”
This new information only escalates already heavy tension between the world and North Korea. President Donald Trump tweeted that it had been “a great interview”, and that “Otto was tortured beyond belief by North Korea”.
What happens from here? The little boy who is running North Korea definitely needs to go. The people of North Korea are the most oppressed in the world, and have been for decades.
Otto Warmbier has died, University of Cincinnati Medical Center announced Monday. Warmbier, 22, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, days after he was released from captivity in North Korea. He was surrounded by family members at the time of his death, hospital officials said.
President Donald Trump nearly worked a miracle by getting this young man back, but it was too late. Thanks Obama for jack squat. This is your legacy. You had plenty of leverage to get this kid back in time to his parents but how many rounds of golf did you get in instead? You’ll be remembered as the friend to fascism, communism, socialism and death to America. Fundamentally.
I only hope this gets me banned from social media – it’s worth it. SHARE this with your liberals a-hole friends and ask them what they think about a President who would leave their kid in the hands of a maniac who would slowly fry their brain?
That’s what happened. Sleeping pills? Botulism? Doctors have already ruled out the commie lies you sick mainstream media who haven’t reported the truth. Which is that former President Barack Hussein Obama is a feckless, fembot with no nutsack except the one in his wife’s freezer. Read the following carefully and think about your own child returning and watching them fade away:
Family members said Warmbier had been unable to speak, see or react to verbal commands since his return to Cincinnati June 13. “He looked very uncomfortable – almost anguished. Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed – he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that.”
I hope North Korea gives someone a reason to nuke the hell out of them and their little psychotic child leader. F-you Communism and F-you Millenials who believe Socialism and it’s murderous cousin Marxism is anything less than what you read in history books if you ever bother to pick one up.
Family members thanked the hospital’s staff for the care they provided Warmbier but said ” the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.”
“It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost – future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds,” the family said. “But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched – Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two – that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.”
Doctors treating Warmbier said he suffered “severe neurological injury” and that he was in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness.”
North Korean officials had claimed Warmbier contracted botulism and never woke up after taking a sleeping pill.
Doctors in Cincinnati said he showed no signs of botulism when he arrived here last week, though they couldn’t say exactly what caused the cardiac or respiratory arrest that led to his unresponsive condition.
Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea after officials there said he took a propaganda banner from a hotel in early 2016. His tour group was leaving when authorities detained Warmbier. Other members of the tour group have raised doubts about the theft story given by officials.
Barack Obama makes me sick. Like food poisoning he’s been flushed from our system and down the sewer drain of American politics for now – but let’s keep his ilk away from our kids. Let’s pull it together guys – I mean it. This could be your kid:
I’m not arguing whether he didn’t something wrong like god forbid steal a banner for a souvenir – but for cry-eye they fried his brains. Think about 18 months of torture? Think about 18 minutes of torture?
Trump needs to put enough pressure on China to steamroll these f*cktards. No more buying products from WalMart guys – pay a little more and get them from .. uh.. Singapore – I don’t know – but just get on the program.
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