Skip to comments.A summit that may pop fear in North Korea
Posted on 06/13/2018 10:30:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As the worlds most repressive tyranny, the North Korean regime has survived by keeping its people in the dark, dampening their expectations, and instilling a fear of external enemies, especially the United States. Yet that survival strategy was hardly at work during the historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump.
North Koreas official media told the nation of 26 million that the talks could bring a permanent and durable peace mechanism with the US. TV images showed Mr. Kim touring Singapore, where every building is stylish, the streets are clean, and the countrys good development is worth following. Even the fact that the supreme leader had visited a country other than neighboring China must have created a mood of anticipation among North Koreans.
This summit was about more than denuclearization. In fact, the agreement to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons will require Kim to allow a freedom that its people do not enjoy. Inspectors will need to travel the country without restriction and under no surveillance. To assure a verifiable and irreversible elimination of weapons, every building and mountain must be opened.
North Koreans are not used to challenging their leaders. Yet now foreigners could be roaming the country demanding access. The bubble of isolation and fear could be burst.
In addition, Kim wants to open his economy....
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
Well, short of complaining, they have little chance of honest employment through 2024.
Empty the prisons. Restock them with illegal immigrants from the U.S. Double whammy.
This is the time for all God-fearing people to increase their prayers to the Almighty to bless our President and to instill in KJU a sincere plan to conform to the agreement.
So many, probably most editorials, opinion pieces and TV talking heads just regurgitate the same thing. They state the obvious and bring nothing new to any discussion. This article is a prime example.
Remember: Saul of Tarsus persecuted the early Church and even held the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen to death, yet he went on to be probably the greatest apostle. God can change anyone. He can change Kim Jung Un should it fit into his plan.
“For a dictatorship, freedom of thought, trade, and travel is a dangerous path. People will have more ownership of their own future. Most of all, as their expectations rise, North Koreans could lose their fear and follow South Korea in its popular protests to remove leaders.”
My guess is that the Chinese have explained to Kim how he can take advantage of capitalistic economic opportunities, give his people some small measure of increased prosperity, and still maintain an iron grip on power.
They also probably explained that as long as you look like you are open to “reform”, and let Western corporations make deals with you that are very profitable, the West seems to completely overlook any human rights abuses you are committing.
The old order changeth yielding place to new And God fulfills himself in many ways Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”
Kim senses an opportunity to get out of the rut. The opportunity knocking is a way to a better future.
I'd restock them with Bush League Republicans and Democrats, but that's just me.
They’re closest to what was accomplished than most.
Though the “Look out Kim!” idea is way off. Kim helped himself with NKs.
If we had met with Hitler on the verge of World War II do you think we would have bought up the prison camps or been too busy trying to forestall another great war?
I think the Korean Chaebols will control the dealing.
For American and Japaneese corporations to deal, they must ally with the Korean banks and mega corporations. There will be no Europeans allowed.
True but they can’t do it forever. Their adoration for Kim may be contrived but they will see him as a hero who tamed the great aggressor nation of America. America came to the table out of fear of the North Korean People’s Army and its great leader Kim Jong Un.
Where is your ie/BT after your posting?
It looks like Kim is going with the China model: economic liberalization,foreign investment,limited capitalism under state supervision while still maintaining governing control with the one people, one party, one leader, one nation form of government. The North Koreans will eat better but still will live in a police state sustained with Western investment.
“North Koreans could lose their fear and follow South Korea in its popular protests to remove leaders.”
More likely the regime will retain their absolute control, and the standard of living/National wealth will just increase a lot - like China and Vietnam.
Astounding that pure hate for Trump and the most asinine analysis takes precedent over the fact that removing nuclear weapons will potentially save millions of lives and lead to a more peaceful world.I am beginning to understand why more than half a billion have been killed by the left but claim to advocate for peace. Peace has never been the true objective but power and control is.
Do the Norks even know that Rocketman and Trump had a summit?
Or has news of that been prevented from being circulated?
What would be best for the North Korean people and Chairman Kim is the following:
1. Open up NK to the inspectors to ensure they are in compliance on de-nuclearization.
2. With the nuke threat gone then our whole concern with Korea is all about the Korean people in both North and South. That’s where we tell Kim to open up his borders to let his people visit South Korea and as they do that then he can have his own weapons inspectors start looking at US military facilities towards us reducing our forces there over the next decade and us reducing the sanctions on NK leaders. A carefully well phased approach on this will get us the desired outcome for all the Korean people. It’ll be like what happened to the Berlin Wall in the early 1990’s.
What makes the situation for NK so different from Iran or Libya is the existence of a more mature political system in South Korea. They share the common language/history with the people of NK. The more we can do to promote cross-border dialogue/interactions between those people the better for them and the world. As long as there is sunlight and freedom to travel then the era of massive atrocities will be over soon.
If Chairman Kim is good on his word/deals then we should treat him just the same as the USA did to Emporer Hirohito of Japan after WW2. This will help ensure a smooth transition to peace and normalized relations.
I think they were told
My question is will they be shown the video?
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