Professor Fate wrote:Kim has asked to meet with Trump as soon as possible, and Trump has said he will do so by May. Kim also said N. Korea will stop testing nukes and missiles, and recognizes that the joint US S. Korean exercises will continue. He wants to talk about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
John Q. Public wrote:Source of the post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:21 pm
1. Are they going to wear name tags that say "Dotard" and "Rocket Man"?
Professor Fate wrote:Source of the post I don't recall them saying they were "satisfied with their tests."
Professor Fate wrote:Source of the post Democrats are rooting for him to fail at this, even though it would be great for America if he succeeds.
Vilepagan wrote:You really need to stop telling us what we want. You're never right, and you falsely imply that Democrats are as politically shallow as you are and that's just not true in most cases. This Democrat would be thrilled if the Korean threat were neutralized and I don't care who gets the credit.
Vilepagan wrote:Again, I don't give a rat's behind who gets credit for this fact.
The good news is that the Trump administration has adopted an approach toward North Korea that goes beyond trading insults, or missiles. They are going to talk.
The bad news? Donald Trump intends to do it himself.
“I’m elated and horrified at the same time,” said Jim Walsh, a senior research associate at the MIT Security Studies Program and a board member of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “Elated because the parties are talking; horrified by the prospect of the two most unusual leaders in the world together in a room—what could possibly go wrong?”
“My first reaction is: What is this meeting?” said John Plumb, a Navy submarine officer who served as a director of defense policy for the National Security Council under President Obama. “Because I can imagine a version of this meeting where everybody looks good by having a presidential-type meeting, and it doesn’t actually lead anywhere. You can see Kim Jung Un getting recognition on a world stage here, kind of a normalized head of state, Trump getting recognition for taking steps that haven’t been tried before and his willingness to throw himself into it, and if it doesn’t lead anywhere, frankly I think our president has himself pretty well covered ... because nobody really expects it to. That’s a meeting for appearances’ sake, and I don’t know how much value that has. But … why the hell not?”
Such meetings between leaders of powerful nations are serious business with real consequences for millions. There’s a reason why they are normally held only after months or even years of tough, detailed negotiations. The president ordinarily arrives as the closer. But there will be little time for any such preparation before a Trump-Kim summit, now tentatively booked for May. And, as Scott Snyder of the Council of Foreign Relations told me, “Trump had already put all of his cards on the table for everyone to see.”
Kim, on the other hand, has been careful not to define what he wants from this meeting. Absent the miraculous change of heart described above, Kim is not going to give up his nuclear arsenal, nor is he likely to abandon his missile program—or submit to the kind of free inspections needed to ensure that he has done so (North Korea has famously cheated on such agreements in the past). The standoff between Washington and Pyongyang is long one. It has now spanned nine American presidencies and three generations of Kims. It is not about to crumble before Trump’s menace or charm.
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