As everybody knows, I’ve been brutal towards Donald Trump since he began the abandonment of his campaign promises over a year ago.
We were promised isolation and got further Middle Eastern conflict, we were promised a protectionist economy and got watered down free trade, we were promised sealed borders and a wall and got hordes of feral Mestizos, and we were promised realpolitik and got slavish devotion to Israel.
But this – this at least is something that I can praise.
Let there be peace in the Far East, and let us pray that these accords don’t wind up collapsing under the next Administration.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise.
Current and former U.S. defense officials expressed concern at the possibility that the United States would unilaterally halt military exercises without an explicit concession from North Korea lowering the threat from Pyongyang.
This is only fair – how can you commit to peace talks when you’ve got the most aggressive nation on Earth playing toy soldiers right on your border?
“I’m sort of stunned about how much we gave up and how little we got in return,” said one former official, saying the decision “borders on irresponsible” and would erode readiness and diminish the credibility of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.
South Korea wants an end to this nightmare, and a large number likely want reunification.
They most certainly don’t want a war that would make American Neocons smile while Seoul gets reduced to bio-hazardous rubble.
Trump made the remarks at a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, calling war games expensive and “provocative” – echoing a North Korean criticism that the United States had long rejected.
Trump also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw the American troops currently in South Korea.
“We have right now 32,000 soldiers in South Korea, and I’d like to be able to bring them back home. But that’s not part of the equation right now,” Trump said.
About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War, which ended in 1953 in an armistice that left the two Koreas technically still at war.
Why not pull them out immediately as a show of good faith?
They play no purpose other than to agitate along the DMZ, and in lieu of war games are only going to engage in the fine art of trying to pick up the local women.
It would therefore be a kill two birds with one stone thing – pulling out provocative forces, and keeping racial purity in the region.
If implemented, the end of military exercises could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to arise from Trump’s summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearization but offered no details.
My, my – a glimpse at the man we thought would be President.
You know, many of us thought that we would see moves like the Korean Summit quite regularly, and had no idea that this would be such an anomaly.