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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Military exercises involving the US and South Korea have long been a source of increased tensions with North Korea.



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#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-18 12:28 AM | Reply

I have two basic questions regarding NK...

1 - How much is Pres Trump going to cede to NK with little or nothing in return? A big, and important, concession by NK during the original negotiations, the return of US Serviceman Remains, was not done as agreed.

2 - If Leader Kim is playing Pres Trump, how long will it be before Pres Trump realizes that those love letters are merely a pawn in the chess game?

Has Pres Trump's narcissism overridden his need to actually negotiate?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-18 01:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Photo Ops do not constitute diplomacy and that is all that has come from the Trump/Jung Un love affair. "Beautiful letter" my ass, Trump should have been laughed out of the Presidency when he said that. His love affair with various murdering dictators is not a good sign of our solidarity with our allies. And they are aware of it.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-18 09:03 AM | Reply

Trumps not bowing low enough while standing in front of the Mercedes Maybach shrine.

#4 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-18 01:48 PM | Reply

Looks like another opportunity for Trump to cave.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-18 02:38 PM | Reply

No problem. Trump will write him another love letter.
So laughable to read comments from the same people who called Obama weak, but now fap-fest over Trump's embrace of Putin, Erdogan, Kim, the Saudi Prince, and Duterte.

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-18 08:46 PM | Reply

Stay tuned...NK will do their regularly scheduled military drills and the US will get their panties in a wad. Then, a few years later the US and SK will hold their drills again and NK will get their panties in a wad.

Been going on since Clinton. Doesn't look like it's going to stop.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-19 12:08 PM | Reply

boo hoo

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-07-19 04:23 PM | Reply

2 - If Leader Kim is playing Pres Trump, how long will it be before Pres Trump realizes that those love letters are merely a pawn in the chess game?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-18 01:05 AM

The pawns in this "chess game" are the American people who get most of their news from TV or the usual reactive "fast-news" channels.

Yes, Chairman Kim is playing Trump AND Trump is playing Dear Leader Kim.

It worked like this: Chairman Kim was testing nuclear delivery missiles and it caused all kinds of ruckus in the media and great deal of discomfort to Dear Leader Trump who proceeded to issue empty threats and call Chairman Kim names. Chairman Kim, who actually wrote a book on Unpresidential Trump and knows all his "tells" and tricks, responded in kind "like nobody has ever seen before". Trump asked "his generals" if he could do something about Kim, and they said not really unless he wants massive destruction, bigger than what he did to Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey, and of course a lot bloodier, but more importantly that it would be televised and he will be held responsible and nobody will ever like him anymore, even his base, Ivanka and Barron. They told him to take President Obama's advice and "don't do stupid s--t." He didn't like it but couldn't take a chance on not being liked by everybody.

So, one by one, he slowly fired or got rid of "his generals" and as the last resort started calling Chairman Kim a "rocket man" to which Chairman Kim responded with a deft "Dotard" which has its own meaning but also sounded like "Do-nal-d-re-tar-d" which was really bad, because Donald had nowhere to go to ratchet it up. He met his match in the insults and threats theater, so he needed a change of plans - as usual, he came up with an attempted bribe.

Ivanka, sister of Kim and new soft-line President of South Korea (as opposed to former and impeached hard-line President of the Seoul) arranged a Trump-Kim meeting during Seoul winter Olympics.

Two leaders of the world finally met in Singapore and Trump couldn't bribe Kim with "big beautiful" Trump Towers all over North Korea because Kim had already had plans for "amazing" Kim Towers. So Trump told Kim that he doesn't want any trouble and that his new dear friend and brother Kim can continue developing and building nukes if only he stops testing them and irritate the media, which might cause Trump to do something stupid. Kim said it was acceptable, but Trump has to do something for him - start and continue a trade war with China which will make Premier Xi realize the value of North Korea in the New Brave World of Trump Disfunction. Trump said, sure, I think I love you, I had the same idea.

Then Kim said, that's not all, you will also need to start a trade war with Japan, but not immediately - only when I will send you a "beautiful letter" with the enclosed Queen of Diamonds card. Trump said it was great and let's meet again - Kim said sure, I know you've never been to Vietnam, let's have a dinner there?

And here we are... what's the North Korean word for "kabuki"?

#9 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-21 12:44 AM | Reply

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