Hawaiian Good Luck Sign

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Forty-seven years ago last Friday, North Korea engaged in an act of piracy by capturing an American spy ship, USS Pueblo, on the high seas.  It would take almost a year to get the release of the 81 sailors of the Pueblo, one American having been killed in the attack.  Most Americans at the time took deep pride in the spirit of the crew in giving the Hawaiian Good Luck Sign, as they informed their captors, when the North Koreans had them pose for propaganda photos.

Four members of the crew sued the North Korean government for the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Korean government and in December 2008 were awarded by a Federal District Court damages in the amount of sixty-five million dollars, although as of the writing of this post North Korean assets have not been found to pay the judgment.

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Published in: on January 25, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Hawaiian Good Luck Sign  
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