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NORTH KOREA & NUKES -- IS CHANGE ON THE HORIZON?
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HairOfTheDog Offline
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RE: NORTH KOREA & NUKES -- IS CHANGE ON THE HORIZON?

Will They or Won't They?

North Korea abruptly postponed tomorrow's high-level talks with South Korea to protest a joint South Korean-United States Air Force drill in the Korean Peninsula.

According to Korean media, Kim also warned that the historic summit meeting between North Korea’s leader and President Trump scheduled for June 12th could be jeopardized.

North Korea (and China) reportedly want U.S. military out of the peninsula as a condition of any nuclear deal.

I wonder if this will be yet another case of North Korea pulling the rug out from a potential nuclear agreement, as was the case under President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama. All three of the former Presidents were able to get hostages released from North Korea, but didn't get far in terms of denuclearizing the country.

Refs:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/world...v=top-news
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/world...hreat.html





05-15-2018 07:28 PM
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RE: NORTH KOREA & NUKES -- IS CHANGE ON THE HORIZON?

*singing in my best Sanford & Townes voice*

‘You pulled the rug, right out from under my feet.’





05-16-2018 03:41 PM
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I saw new Secretary of State John Bolton interviewed on Face the Nation this weekend. He was much more subdued than he was as a frequent FOX guest.

Bolton has previously advocated for military attack of North Korea and overthrowing Kim.

Near the end of the interview, Bolton raised my eyebrows when he said the U.S. was going to apply the Libya model of denuclearization. Does he really want negotiations to move forward? If I were Kim, I’d say “fuck that”, which is essentially what Kim did yesterday in response to Bolton’s comment.

Today, Sarah Sanders contradicted Bolton’s comment and said she’s not aware that the Libya model is in play. Later today, Trump said the North Korea denuclearization negotiations would not be comparable to the Libya plan. He said that Kim would continue to lead the country with a lot of protection from the U.S. if a deal was reached, and that North Korea would flourish economically like South Korea.

This administration really needs to gets its shit together and have a shared strategy before they expect anyone to consider entering into serious agreements with the U.S.





05-17-2018 02:56 PM
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(05-17-2018 02:56 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  This administration really needs to gets its shit together


Sometimes I think to myself just how much more dangerous they could be if they did have their shit together. hah They consistently contradict each other, all down the line. It almost always seem to be a very chaotic atmosphere.






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05-17-2018 03:19 PM
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(05-17-2018 03:19 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 02:56 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  This administration really needs to gets its shit together


Sometimes I think to myself just how much more dangerous they could be if they did have their shit together. hah They consistently contradict each other, all down the line. It almost always seem to be a very chaotic atmosphere.
Every admin seems to have a chaotic atmosphere. Just look at the "before and after" photos of presidents past. That shit takes it's toll on the body.





05-17-2018 03:48 PM
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