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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he expects North Korea to take the major steps toward nuclear disarmament during Donald Trump's first term, as the U.S. president tweeted that there's "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." Pompeo, speaking to reporters in Seoul on Wednesday, sought to quell criticism that North Korea didn't make any major commitments at the summit in Singapore. "We're hopeful that we can achieve that in, what was it, the next two and half years," the top American diplomat said when asked how soon the U.S. wanted to see North Korea move to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. "We're hopeful we can get it done. There's a lot of work left to do."

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"We're hopeful that we can achieve that in, what was it, the next two and half years," the top American diplomat said when asked how soon the U.S. wanted to see North Korea move to dismantle its nuclear weapons program...."

CVID was supposed to occur before the summit took place.

What did we get in return for that concession? The ability to be hopeful that we can give more concessions in the future?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-13 12:26 PM | Reply

Kim Jong Un will never give up his nukes. That's suicide.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-13 12:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@2

I tend to agree with you, but he may, at this point, agree to something in exchange for copious amounts of relief, including from sanctions and US Aid.

It's no secret in Asia that Un wants to replicate what happened in Vietnam for his country.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-13 12:34 PM | Reply


@#3 he may, at this point, agree to something ...

For any "agreement" I'd like to see, as a minimum, a timeline of what the agreement represents, the discrete steps that will be taken (by both sides), and a description of the verification requirements for each step.

The verification aspect will be difficult because Pres Trump has indicated that he does not trust the international community or the US Intelligence teams for verification of nuclear agreements.

So who that Pres Trump trusts would be able to do the verification?

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-13 12:41 PM | Reply

Hahaha
As usual the "party of personal responsibility" has to rush to judgement and arm waggle it a success before anyone can actually measure it's success

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-06-13 12:43 PM | Reply

Lil Kim is taking orders from Putin. So is Trump. This has been all set up by Vlad to get Trump a second term so that Trump can continue to destroy our relationships with our western allies.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-13 12:48 PM | Reply

Even though I have him plonked, I can see that --------------- is sure following me around a lot today.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-13 12:49 PM | Reply

The only thing Trump has guaranteed for the foreseeable future is the security of Kim's dictatorship, including mass starvation and murder.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-13 01:39 PM | Reply

Two fat lying assassins walk into a bar...

When they walk out they both agreed that they really like and trust each other and they would never ever shoot at each other!

But, they are both well known liars!

Which one do you believe?

The big fat one or the little fat one?

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-13 05:56 PM | Reply

Neither. They're ------- assassins. Poppa always said never trust the word of an assassin.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-13 05:58 PM | Reply

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Once upon a time, there was an "Axis of Evil". Three nations. One had nukes. One was making nukes. And one was barely able to keep rebellions in check.

A not so wise President Bush chose to invade the weakest one since they didn't have weapons to fight back with.

The other two nations learned very quickly, get nukes or get invaded. So that's what they did.

The End.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-06-13 06:00 PM | Reply

Neither. They're ------- assassins. Poppa always said never trust the word of an assassin.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11

Half right. The answer is neither because they are both lying ass/asses.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-13 06:49 PM | Reply

We're hopeful that we can achieve that in, what was it, the next two and half years,"

And Donald Rumsfeld was hopeful the Iraq war would only last 3 months.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-13 06:52 PM | Reply

So who that Pres Trump trusts would be able to do the verification?
....................................#4 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

it's been pointed out that the word verify did not appear in trumps signing proclamation and when asked about how they would implement verification he said that there'd be many many people..and then he repeated it 2 or 3 more times.

#14 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-06-13 08:39 PM | Reply

#11

Nice job on the short fairy tale.

Do you truly believe it tho? For one, it suggests that those two nations had no clue, prior to George W., that nukes provide an added layer of security against an invasion, among other things. Nor were they seeking to acquire them & the technology needed to make them.

It also begs the question, why didn't they get invaded when Bush was in office, or before they had a few successful rocket launches that, apparently, 'gravely threatened' the west coast of the US?

That question leads to another question. What might happen if NK was lucky enough to have an actual nuke reach the US, or even just one dropped on SK, regardless of an invasion or being a 1st strike attack by them?

Maybe Kim & Trump are the psychopathic, maniacal, morons some here believe them to be. Or, at least, describe them in those words & others. Maybe I'm just an optimist, but it's hard for me to fathom any leader of a country capable of starting, what likely would be the destruction of the planet, not having an understanding of how little that destruction may take to initiate.

#15 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-06-14 01:20 AM | Reply

"The other two nations learned very quickly, get nukes or get invaded. So that's what they did.
The End."

Not quite, one of those two agreed to give up nukes, signed a deal with quite a few nations including Russia (you know Putin?) and complied with the terms, gave up equipment and materials which would have been used to build a bomb. Then Orange Hitler cancelled the deal because President Obama made a really dumb joke about his at the Press Corp Dinner several years before.
The End.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-14 08:21 AM | Reply

Donny Rumsfeld saw the end of the Iraq war within six months.

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-14 02:57 PM | Reply

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