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Old 03-08-2018, 06:47 PM
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Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

WASHINGTON President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May for high-level talks over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a South Korean official said outside the White House Thursday.

The extraordinary and unexpected opening came through shuttle diplomacy by a South Korean delegation arriving in Washington Thursday.Trump heralded the development as a "major announcement" after speaking with the South Korean president.

Kim has agreed to a suspend missile tests while the talks go on, and there was no insistence that the United States and South Korea suspend joint military exercises.

"I explained to President Trump that his leadership, and his maximum pressure policy, along with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture," South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong told reporters after meeting with Trump at the White House.

Chung met with Kim earlier this week.

The surprise development follows several weeks of thawing relations between North and South Korea, prompted by the North's participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang under a unified banner.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In sent a high-level delegation to the north this week for the first high-level talks in a decade. He also sent diplomats to Washington Thursday to brief the United States.

The White House didn't immediately say how it would respond to the invitation, but Trump suggested he was encouraged by the move in an unexpected and unprecedented visit to the White House briefing room.

Those talks were seen as a first step toward normalization of relations between the two countries, which have been divided since the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean war.

It's unclear, however, what effect those talks would have on the most pressing question: North Korea's repeated ballistic missile tests intended to demonstrate that it can launch a nuclear-armed ballistic missile.

At a Tuesday press conference, Trump appeared to warm to the idea of talks with North Korea, which he had previously dismissed as "a waste of time."

"I think that they are sincere," he said of North Korea's desire for talks. "I hope they're sincere. We're going to soon find out."
Wow, this is a kick in the head to the Trump haters for sure.
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Let us hope it actually happens.
The Trump haters will find something about which to complain. Hell, they do everything they can to sabotage it.

The last thing the left will allow is a President Trump success. This may well be when America finds out what Progressives are willing to sacrifice to bring down the Administration.
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I don't trust either one of them, but I'll still hold out optimism that this meeting will yield peaceful fruits. This could be another Nixon going to China moment in history if this plays out right.
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Skeptical...

I don't think something like this would be announced by a "South Korean national security adviser"...
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North Korea has been seeking a summit with an American president for more than twenty years. It has literally been a top foreign policy goal of Pyongyang since Kim Jong Il invited Bill Clinton. I wonder if any of tRUmps "aides" have explained that to him. Or, if in their toddler handling, they have led him to believe that he is special and this offer is something unusual. Or perhaps he imagines that only he can meet with a murderous dictator. They literally have propoganda movies in NK where an American President meets with the glorious dictator because of their nuclear and missile programs that forced the Yankees to treat Rocket Man as an equal.

Rocket Man is not inviting tRUmp so that he can surrender North Korea's weapons. Kim is inviting tRUmp to demonstrate that his investment in nuclear and missile capabilities has forced the United States to treat him as an equal.

Here's hoping that Mad Dog , Gen. Kelly, and Masterson can talk some sense into tRUmp before he does even more damage to America's standing in the world.
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Skeptical...

I don't think something like this would be announced by a "South Korean national security adviser"...

I hope you are right. The state department basically denied that this was even a possibility earlier in the day.

But we all know tRUmp does whatever his Russian masters want him to do. And since Russia is North Korea's biggest benefactor and string puller, I won't be surprised if it does happen.
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Meaning no disrespect to the importance of what this may mean,,,; The invitation being a total surprise,,,; I would suggest extreme skepticism about what might happen here with North Korea.

Keep in mind that in the 1950's negotiations, the North Koreans argued for months over the shape of the bargaining table before anyone could sit down to talk. 65 years later, our two nations are still in a condition of war with each other.

And no, they haven't wanted a meeting with USA leaders for the last 20 years. Instead they have been annoying little pr!cks like a mosquito on a bear for most of the 65 years we have had a Cease-fire armistice in place. And we have held 30,000 American troops at their neck for the same period.

Having successfully negotiated surrender/peace terms with the mighty Axis powers of Italy, Japan and Germany we got bested by these little squirts of TPRONK at that negotiating table. This new turn could be a welcome change in our relations or, it could just be more of the same. Kim's family has teased, confused, and outwitted our best diplomats and Presidents the whole time. Trump could be the difference, or just another notch on the gun butt known as TPRONK.

As Restate proffered, Kim's offer to "negotiate" is likely more a self indulging ego boost. He is, after all, personally taking on the purported "best negotiator in the world." Let us hope THE Donald is up to the challenge and prevails.

Of course our President will have the unifying support of America's political parties and the media back here at home. An amoral leader with no principles, who's family has enslaved it's nation for over 70 years, meets a reported self absorbed American billionaire, both with nuclear weapons at their hands. What could possibly go wrong?
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I hope you are right. The state department basically denied that this was even a possibility earlier in the day.

But we all know tRUmp does whatever his Russian masters want him to do. And since Russia is North Korea's biggest benefactor and string puller, I won't be surprised if it does happen.
No, "we all" don't know that. And such a statement proves what you know is crap.

Despite the media flooding the country with salacious innuendo's, Mueller's court has been looking for over a year and found nothing connecting Trump inappropriately to Russia. And although it likely delights Putin to see America's frustrations with the rocket man, it is China who controls TPRONK, not Russia.

And we just p!ssed them off with the tariffs. Those strings from China will play puppet Kimmy more significantly than anything Russia might think to try
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If this goes our way, Trump should be getting the Nobel Peace prize, right? Or is that only for people that "Say" they are going to create peace?
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I find it kind of interesting that when Supreme Leader Kim threatened the USA (Kim threatened first) and then President Trump replied(threatened) with his "fire and fury" statement, most of the press went apesh!t. Most of the press said President Trump should talk and use diplomacy, not threats. Now that talking is on the table, most of the press seems to be opposed to President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim talking.
I'm trying to decide if the press is bipolar, stupid or promoting conflict.
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