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Diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea? - less likely now.

 
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Rteacher



Joined: 23 May 2005
Location: Western MA, USA

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea? - less likely now. Reply with quote

Let's hope for the best ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-hails-progress-north-korea-warns-false-hope-151459348.html

Well, now that Trump has appointed war hawk John Bolton to be in charge of Department of Defense, it looks like the U.S. will be hell-bent on waging war with both North Korea and Iran (unless Trump can be removed from office first ...) Bolton has advocated for a first-strike on North Korea without provocation and proactively bombing Iran ...

(Basically anything to distract from the Mueller investigation ...)


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Rteacher



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Kim Jong-Un has formally invited President Trump to meet with him for talks, and Trump immediately accepted, abruptly saying he'll meet with him by May ...

NK reportedly has promised to refrain from further nuclear tests - at least while this "peace" process plays out ...

An obvious concern is Trump's tendency to blurt out/promise things off script - which on the international stage is harder to walk back than in domestic matters like gun control. Some analysts also think that peace talks should have begun on a lower level, gradually culminating in a summit down the road, but I think a lot of progress could be made now if North Korea is actually ready to cash in on its nuclear development for massive economic help and security guarantees ...
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ETA



Joined: 15 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the economic help will be in the form of a Trump Hotel to replace the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel and a bankrupt cheesy Trump Casino, Atlantic City style to go with it
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CentralCali



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this meeting happens, of course it'll happen in North Korea, and that'll only be because Kim knows how easily he can handle Trump. China already proved that.
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frankhenry



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nostradamus predictions out the window.

LOL
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frankhenry



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CentralCali wrote:
If this meeting happens, of course it'll happen in North Korea, and that'll only be because Kim knows how easily he can handle Trump. China already proved that.


Wrong.

Wrong.

Wrong.

Singapore, June 12.
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Rteacher



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully a viable peace deal can be made despite Trump's ego and intellectual limitations, but it might serve to strengthen Chinese - and weaken American - influence in the region ... https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/05/why-the-end-of-the-korean-war-is-bad-news-for-the.html
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Rteacher



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This report fits the theme of this thread better ... https://www.yahoo.com/news/skorea-news-agency-nkorea-threatens-192035374.html
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CentralCali



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frankhenry wrote:
CentralCali wrote:
If this meeting happens, of course it'll happen in North Korea, and that'll only be because Kim knows how easily he can handle Trump. China already proved that.


Wrong.

Wrong.

Wrong.

Singapore, June 12.


Hah!
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