Forums - Politics Discussion - US to ban travel to North Korea

Support the move?

Yes 39 36.11%
 
No 20 18.52%
 
Yes, people are stupid ar... 19 17.59%
 
No, let natural selection do its job 30 27.78%
 
Total:108

This is the first Trump decision that I fundamentally disagree with. It only makes sense if a real war is about to start.



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etking said:
This is the first Trump decision that I fundamentally disagree with. It only makes sense if a real war is about to start.

I usually (strongly) disagree with Trump, but yeah I agree with you, if an outright was is about to start then it would make sense to ban traveling to North Korea.

If not, then I'd be against a ban like that. A very strong negative travelers advice? Absolutely, but outright banning traveling somewhere is something I'm generally against.



one of the first things Trump does that I would have done also, makes a lot of sense.




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What is the point of banning something no one goes to anyway? :P



WolfpackN64 said:
This is probably the most sensible way to tackle NK. They don't care about foreign trade bans since the country is nearly an autarky, but foreign hard currency is something they sorely need.

Yep those few hundred American tourists not showing up anymore will surely hurt the country
Of the 4,000 to 5,000 Western tourists who visit each year, about 20 percent come from the United States

Anyway this was in May
The announcement Sunday that a man identified as Kim Hak-song had been arrested brings the total to four American citizens now held in North Korea.

People who want to go there will find a way.



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SegataSanshiro said:

What is the point of banning something no one goes to anyway? :P

Enough people go for it to be an issue.

Otto Warmbier was detained by North Korea for 17 months before the State Department secured his release. He became ill and fell into a coma while in NK custody and died shortly after being released. 

Three other Americans are currently detained by North Korea.

Stuff like this is a nightmare for the State Department.



specialk said:
SegataSanshiro said:

What is the point of banning something no one goes to anyway? :P

Enough people go for it to be an issue.

Otto Warmbier was detained by North Korea for 17 months before the State Department secured his release. He became ill and fell into a coma while in NK custody and died shortly after being released. 

Three other Americans are currently detained by North Korea.

Stuff like this is a nightmare for the State Department.

They should have known better anyway.



I'm baffled as to why any US citizen would ever want to travel to North Korea.



I say allow people to go but don't bother us if you're being tortured.

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jamesmarkus87 said:
I'm baffled as to why any US citizen would ever want to travel to North Korea.

Curiosity I suppose