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Posted on 05/16/2018 7:45:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
White House is ready to walk away from North Korea as Sarah Sanders says Trump will stay with 'maximum pressure campaign' to force Kim to the table
June 12 Singapore summit between Trump and Kim is suddenly in jeopardy
North Korean government blames joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises
Pyongyang sees the drills as a rehearsal for a full-scale invasion
Kim also canceled meeting with South Korea's president on a few hours' notic
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that North Korean outrage was par for the course and the U.S. was moving ahead with preparations
A senior White House official likewise told DailyMail.com that North Korea's jockeying wasn't unexpected
'The president said he wants to have the meeting,' the official said. 'But if we don't, he'll continue the ongoing maximum pressure campaign.'
By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 13:49 BST, 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 BST, 16 May 2018
The White House says remains optimistic that a sit-down will take place between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, despite a flare-up in hostilities over joint military exercises the U.S. and South Korea are conducting.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday morning that North Korean outrage was par for the course and the U.S. was moving ahead with preparations for a June 12 summit in Singapore.
'We're ready to meet, and if that happens that's great. And if it doesn't, we'll see what happens. We're still hopeful that the meeting will take place and we'll continue down that path,' she said moments before on Fox & Friends. 'If it doesn't, we'll continue the maximum pressure campaign that's ongoing.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
After his Decades of experience with big city mobs and politicians who stood in the way of the process of building his buildings, Kim Jong on is a baby.
President Trump will have his way with him.
North Korea never had any intention of negotiating or de-nuking.
The press will falsely accuse Trump of pumping up his “aura” and claiming that this was Nobel Prize worthy, when NOBODY on the Trump team said any such thing. It was entirely the hanger-on sycophant crowd.
But when the press claims this, I want them called out as the filthy liars they are; not politely pointing out the mild misstatement on their part.
Someone needs to explain who John Bolton is to Kim Jung Un.
NK has no nuclear program to speak of. He has no leverage. All things point to an economy on the brink bankruptcy and the personal assets of Kim being in jeopardy.
Trump will walk away from the table no doubt. It’s a little test from Kim to see how tough Trump is.
Question:If Kim was not serious in the first place, why did he release the prisoners?
Once again Trump outsmarted liddle rocket man.
Walk away and move more Bombers to Guam ? LOL
The U.S. basically walked away from North Korea when John Bolton announced the other day that the U.S. wants to use the Libyan disarmament approach for North Korea. What foreign leader in his right mind would look at what happened in Libya and treat the U.S. as a sincere party in any negotiation of any kind?
People who write about “picking-up” women call this a s#*+ test.
Is Kim really waffling, or is this the MSM inventing “news” and trying to deny Trump a major accomplishment?
Face saving in Asian cultures is important. Kim is not giving himself much wiggle room. The Nork population is unaware of the war games. They are living in a closed society. It’s the Nork generals whose opinions count. Perhaps Kim is afraid of them.
as in “sniff?”
I like her response but I would have preferred “we can either do this the easy way or the hard way, the choice is yours”. Meet or starve, running dog!
What exactly would be Kim’s role in a unified Korea? Kim has to have nukes to stay alive. There is zero upside for him to improve relations.
Face saving in Asian cultures is important. Kim is not giving himself much wiggle room
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True but in ‘true Devils Advocate’ mode, how would WE react if Nork/China/Russia were holding live fire drills?
The ‘excuse’ they were in the plans is not realistic (even though true) as picking up the phone could/would cancel them.
Phone works FAST...ask McNamara/LBJ how long it took the Jets that were dispatched to save the USS Liberty (AGR-5) while under attack from the Israelis in 1967 to be ordered back to their ‘home’, USS America (CV-66)
Has nothing to do with ‘intention’.
Has everything to do with ‘what choices’ are there?
A criminal with an officer’s gun pointed at his head may have an intention to not be arrested or not be shot dead, but what other choice is there?
Rods from God with megaton non-radioactive blast impact is one choice, the other is come to the table and be polite. There are no other choices. ‘Intentions’ are not on the menu.