Otto Warmbier has sadly passed away according to a statement released from his parents. He has been back from North Korea for only a short time and I’m convinced the NoKos sent him home to die because they didn’t want him to pass away on their soil. Otto has been in a coma since the day after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a North Korean hellhole approximately 15 months ago. They claimed he got botulism from soup and took a sleeping pill and never woke up. Our doctors determined that was a lie. I’m betting they gave him drugs to see if he had any info. and it induced a heart attack. With insufficient oxygen to the brain and inadequate treatment, he immediately slipped into a coma.
Rex Tillerson and President Trump brought him home. At least he got the chance to say goodbye to his parents, even though he never woke up. He was only 22. The North Koreans accused him of stealing a poster. I think they wanted him as a political bargaining chip. I wept as I read the statement below. I consider this an act of war. It’s a good thing I’m not in charge… North Korea would for once light up the night. Just this once.
From Fox News:
Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained and held in North Korea before being returned back to the U.S. earlier this month, has died according to his family. He was 22 years old.
“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier wrote in a statement. “Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 pm.”
“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. 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.”
“We would like to thank the wonderful professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto. Unfortunately, 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.”
“When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. 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.”
“We thank everyone around the world who has kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers. We are at peace and at home too.”
Otto’s family surrounded him as he left this life and moved on. It just breaks my heart, but it is God’s will. Warmbier had been unable to speak, see or react to verbal commands since his return to Cincinnati June 13th. Obama never even tried to bring this boy home. His blood is on his hands as well. He’s finally at peace and home at last. What a sad day.
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.” Earlier, doctors treating Warmbier had said he suffered “severe neurological injury” and that he was in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness.” In other words, a vegetative state. Scans showed extensive loss in all regions of Warmbier’s brain, doctors said. I believe that he held on long enough to come home and be with those he loved one last time. Rest in peace, Otto.