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US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:21 pm
by Sandy
Too many big egos bumping into each other. Well, there goes Trump's nobel peace prize.

Seriously, this country is in major danger from the almost absolute incompetence and idiocy of this presidency.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:53 am
by KeithE
And his North Korea Summit Meeting commemorative coin is now discounted.

Perhaps we should discount most everything coming from this big ego PR man. I agree with Marco Rubio, Trump is a “con man”.

But we did get three hostages released and already damaged nuke site destroyed.

Who played who?

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:14 am
by Tim Bonney
I never thought it was going to happen. Or, if it happened, that it would come of anything.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:49 am
by Sandy
This might be worth taking bets on whether it actually happens or not. The Chinese appear to be undermining the whole thing by giving North Korea money, and Trump can lay claim to saving at least some manufacturing jobs, though they are in China, through all of the twists and turns of the ZTE deal. So we got three prisoners and the destruction of a worthless piece of property once used for nuclear tests in North Korea. It looks like Trump has been completely and totally played by Kim Jong-Un.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... ccounter=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/pl ... 552d5ae8cd

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 am
by Dave Roberts
As far as I can tell, Kim is getting what he wants. He wants to be accepted as an equal on the world stage with the US, Russia, and China. His way to gain this was to become a member of the nuclear club. The release of three prisoners was a way of getting a liability off his hands after the fiasco of holding a young man who came home in a coma to die. In case anyone has given it any thought, once each of the tunnels at the nuclear test site was used for an explosion, their value was over. A new tunnel would need to be dug, far deeper into the ground, and most people would shy away in digging where the radiation was entombed. If anyone will be deserving of Nobel consideration, it will be the President of South Korea, not of the US or North Korea. The uncertainty being given created by this "off again" "on again" summit is not hitting world financial markets. It will end when Trump's family loses money.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:35 pm
by Sandy
The summit is back on, for the time being. The North Koreans have pretty much gotten what they wanted, including weakening Trump's position and some concessions on sanctions. The way Trump is handling this, seems like he is viewing North Korea as a potential investment site for some business venture, and to become a financial partner in the exploitation of the people.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 am
by Dave Roberts
The need for carefully worded diplomatic documents, for finesse in dealing with difficult issues with "50 shades of gray," and the relationships in the international community with allies necessary for creating a climate to make all of this possible have escaped Trump. Rather than concentrating on building alliances to deal with North Korea, he has instead started a trade war with the allies we most need. It doesn't bode well for the future of the summit.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:07 am
by Sandy
So, the summit is over, the world's two biggest pathological liars met, talked, and signed an agreement that basically does nothing except remove the imminent threat of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, maybe. Oh, it provided plenty of concessions on the US side, not much of substance from North Korea.

So Trump slapped our most loyal allies in the face just moments before flying off to do something for Kim-Jong Un that he has always wanted, elevation to the same position on the world stage as the US. And while trumpeting about diffusing the risk of nuclear war with North Korea, he elevates the possibility by getting out of the agreement that was preventing another rogue nation, Iran, from doing the same. My guess is that there is some promise of real estate deals for Trump in North Korea, once the sanctions are lifted, and the Iranians weren't that forthcoming.

This contemptible buffoon must be impeached and removed, or we will not have a country. We will be divided up and sold off in shares to his best friends China and Russia, and his new buddy, Kim Jong Un.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 pm
by Haruo
From what I have heard, North Korea is very, very soon going to be a great honeymoon destination. Yay Dennis Rodman!

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 pm
by Rvaughn
Sandy wrote:So, the summit is over, the world's two biggest pathological liars met, talked...
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts.

Re: US-North Korea Summit Cancelled

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:57 pm
by Sandy
Haruo wrote:From what I have heard, North Korea is very, very soon going to be a great honeymoon destination. Yay Dennis Rodman!


Well, I heard Trump's comments about how they could develop some of their "beautiful beachfront". I figure he sees an opportunity to turn a buck and get in on the ground floor, and they see an opportunity to suck in some investment capital. He already undercut South Korea by pulling the plug on joint military exercises and then fretting about how much they cost. He's certainly acting out the scripts that the Russians and Chinese have written for him, and treats them better than our real allies. The effects of the trade war aren't going to go over very well. Our auto makers are already starting to lay off.

He provided the best character reference ever for Kim Jong-Un, a man who has already given Hitler's reputation a run for its money. A guy whom he was insulting and name calling just a few short months back, he is now praising as a great world leader. I guess he is either too stupid, or too ignorant to absorb the fact that this man murdered most of his family members who were rivals for his position, has an untold number of his own people in some of the worst prison camps in the world. and has murdered many other opponents, and while he travels in style, and amasses personal wealth, thousands of his people starve to death every month. He can hardly venture out of his own country, and this wasn't easy to arrange, because in most places in the world, he would have been arrested for human rights violations. And yet, human rights weren't even talked about.