Blitzer headed to North Korea
December 15th, 2010
02:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Blitzer headed to North Korea

Beijing, China (CNN) - New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson arrived here just a little while ago - a short layover on the way to Pyongyang, North Korea.

I am traveling with him covering his four day private visit to North Korea. I've been to China and South Korea - including the DMZ - but never to North Korea and am looking forward to seeing it.

It's certainly a tense time on the Korean peninsula. Richardson, a former United Nations Ambassador and Energy Secretary, has been there several times and has good contacts. He was invited there by the North Koreans. He's hosted a North Korean delegation in New Mexico.

He will join me in The Situation Room today 5-7 p.m. ET from Beijing to preview the trip. We will also assess China's role in calming the nuclear tensions and speak with a U.S. expert who himself has just returned from North Korea with some very disturbing information.

Filed under: China • North Korea
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Don't worry, according to Sarah Palin, North Korea is our ally.

    December 15, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Monotone, word-repeating Blitzer? Ho Hum. He'll bore them to death.

    December 15, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. screw north korea

    I would not want to go there they are a bunch of sycho's.

    December 15, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Mojon Bush & Mojoneta Palin

    Richardson – he looks like a Hispanic Bettty Boop.

    December 15, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. Trash

    Very cool.

    December 15, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Robert Johnson

    Big Fat Deal! Blitzer will see exactly what the North Koreans want him to see, and not a single thing more.

    December 15, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. virginia79

    Why did CNN include the last sentence of this article? "We will also assess China's role in calming the nuclear tensions and speak with a U.S. expert who himself has just returned from North Korea with some very disturbing information."

    They aren't going to tell us what the disturbing information is? Is North Korea making threats to use nuclear weapons? Leave the sensationalism to Fox News.

    December 15, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    Now we can expect true story from North Korea

    December 15, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "This nation was built on hard working individuals and now it has become a group of loud mouthed "TAKERS"...."

    You're right. THis is a VERY good point. And, I would suggest, yet again, that in order to understand who is doing all the "TAKING," you look at concrete evidence and facts instead of observing the world from inside your ideological vaccuum-sealed echo chamber. That's right. IIf you really want to understand who is doing all the "TAKING"...JUST LOOK AT WHO IS DOING ALL THE "GETTING." It's not the poor and middle-class. The past several decades have seen the middle-class shrink and the portion of the population falling below the poverty line grow. We've also witnessed, particularly over the past decade, the wealth gap between the extremelyl wealthy and the reast of the country widen exponentially while they accelerated their already disproportionate accumulation of the country's wealth, assets and income. These are numerical, statistical FACTS. Don't tell us that the poor and middle-class, who are suffering while the extremely wealthy live it large, purchase politicians to defend their holdings and generally destroy the Amurikan economy and way of life out of greed and avarice...don't tell us the middle-class and poor are the ones who are "greedy" and believe in being "takers." That's complete bullsh-t and, jsut like your GOP/conservative tribal leaders and their propaganda "news" station, flips reality completely on its head with a self-serving ideolgical platitude. Wake up, pal. You're never going to be one fo the millionaires you're protecting. They promised you that just so you'd bend over for them.

    December 15, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. ManchuInfantry

    Wire Palladin, then that's good since we can hopefully add it as our 58th State since Obama secretly gave us seven new states somewhere.

    December 15, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |