Skip to comments.Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?
Posted on 08/15/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
Recent comments by North Koreas foreign minister could signal that dictator Kim Jong Un may break his vague pledge to President Trump to dismantle the Norths nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Since Kim, his father and grandfather who ruled before him all have a well-documented history of lying about North Koreas military aims when it suits their interests, it should not come as a shock that Kim is continuing the proud family tradition. If so, Northeast Asia could very well be headed right back to the brink of war, with few options left to avoid what could be a dangerous nuclear showdown.
While in Iran on a three-day visit, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Thursday, according to Iranian media: Although North Korea has agreed on disarmament to deliver on its commitments in negotiations with US, we will preserve our nuclear science as we know that the Americans will not abandon their hostility toward us. It is tough to know exactly what such remarks mean. For example, does the North want to keep its nuclear research facilities or power generation capabilities and give up its atomic arsenal? Or does it want to do nothing of substance? Its clear that such comments only build on North Koreas growing dissatisfaction with Americas firm insistence on denuclearization.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Almost certainly yes. It’s borderline crazy to think that those guys can be trusted to keep their word about anything.
Of course Kim is breaking his word on de-nuclearization.
But we did get some concessions, a few warrior’s bones and a South Korean smile.
But the down side to this playing around with PDJT is that Little Kim may soon have to deal with a barrage of high velocity suppositories.
And that’s no Kim Chee either!
Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?
Would it be reasonable to assume that China has absolutely nothing to do with it? I for one wouldn’t bet on it that they are not pulling their strings.
My personal assessment of the situation in No. Korea is they are lying, and war is inevitable, however President Trump will continue everything possible to avoid it.
The argument against military action is that it should be a last resort. That we should try everything else first.
By going further than any other President has in terms of trying to assuage NK's fears, etc., Trump will have demonstrated that there is no solution, short of a military one, that will stop NK from fielding nuclear-armed missiles capable of hitting the U.S.. The argument that "we should try something else" will be exhausted, because Trump already will have done that.
At that point, Trump's speech on why military action is necessary will almost write itself.
Trump has not given NK anything, and so cannot lose anything. Every move he makes, damps the strength from his opponents. Have you not seen this?
Trump is acting as an adult, the naysayers are childish whiners and girlie gossips, criticizing plenty and accomplishing nothing good.
I have spoken to South Koreans about all this. They are all reserved in their judgement, yet NONE of them are following the liberal press in questioning Trump’s work — they are all supportive. I wish the same could be said of the easily manipulated freeper wannabees posting here on behalf of the deep state propagandists. Pity on you if you’re dumb, shame on you if you’re corrupt. Just shut the heck up, and watch the maestro do his work.
How can anyone on this planet still wonder if NK is lying?
For those that are unsure, repeat the following: Lie, delay, lie, delay, lie, delay..........
Young kim is going to realize that President Trump is not like previous Presidents, and it's going to be too late.
Thank you! Finally! (Return to sanity and moral honesty on FR after the weirdest, most surreal five months Ive ever seen.) You mean the President might not be able to pick up his Nobel in Oslo?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.