This had the potential to be a huge development for this country, all of East Asia, and a massive blow to the Neocon agenda all at the same time.
And it was all rather simple – the only thing needed was good faith on the part of South Korea (they seemed to show this initially) and the United States.
We could have had lasting peace, but are instead inching closer to war thanks to an Administration that promised us non-intervention during the Campaign, but instead decided to hire legit psychopaths like John Bolton to handle foreign policy.
Seriously – we’re talking about someone who has vowed to annihilate the world for Israel due to a crush he had on a Jewess when he was like twelve years old.
Not a very comforting thought when you combine this with a Trump that has shown himself to be utterly worthless on every level except on those that hasten our decline.
President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”
The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in Singapore.
“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim, which was released Thursday morning.
So I guess we’re just going to forget the comments calling for the “Libya Model” for North Korea, and the images of a lawful ruler getting sodomized with bayonets that likely entered Kim’s mind.
Stocks fell and gold rose after news of the cancellation broke.
Much of the letter was written in seemingly friendly terms, including praise for North Korea’s recent release of three American prisoners. In contrast, Trump also appeared to issue a threat that conjured memories of his war of words with Kim last year.
Donald, I hope you’re aware of the fact that a huge portion of America’s nuclear arsenal dates back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, and is probably so dated and decrepit that silo explosions would happen on launch.
A representative of Moon’s office said the South Korean administration was “trying to figure out what President Trump’s intention is and the exact meaning of it,” according to the country’s Yonhap News Agency. Moon and his aides convened emergency meetings to address the shock announcement, which broke shortly before midnight in Seoul.
Trump’s whole letter is nothing but a slap in the face to the North Koreans, and makes it clear that the United States isn’t going to play by fair rules when it comes to actual negotiations and peace deals.
In fact, it looks like the whole dialogue effort by Trump was nothing more than a ploy to get the North to disarm the only weapons it has to deter yet another American nation-building effort.
Therefore, at this time, I would say that Kim Jong-un’s best bet is to up his country’s capabilities, seek alliances with countries like Syria, Iran, and Russia, and be ready to deal with whatever may come from across the Pacific.