POTUS withdraws the USA from talks with North K. 11 replies

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Redlin5

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#1 4 weeks ago

After listening to chants of 'nobel prize' and 'look at what he's done', we see a formal disintegration of the June one-on-one talks.  The posturing would be laughable if we weren't looking at very serious conversations about disarming strikes being discussed behind the closed doors of the Pentagon.  Japan and South Korea have every right to be freaked.

Just remembering that "The Koreas said they hope the parties will be able to declare an official end to the war by the end of this year."  when the leaders of both halves of the peninsula met in April.  Words are like the wind they say but there are very tangible benefits for the North Korean regime if they manage to get sanctions dropped.

So.


Will things go back from face-saving measures and months of back and forth before a new date?  Continuation of sanctions without action, leading to more launches?  China taking a firmer hand?  Or worst case, war?  It is a complicated mess to be sure. 


My own opinion is that both parties want to walk into the room with the table with a 'win' before anything begins whatsoever.  Inflated egos at play here and lack of a focused diplomatic team in South Korea funded by the US State Department (I think they don't have an ambassador still) means these things are going to be hot and cold from one day to the next.  North Korea doesn't want to get strikes, South Korea definitely doesn't want what happens with war and China gets all the refugees on their border they do not want in case of war.  It would be insanity for NK to fire on US assets or its allies in the area.  It would be worse if the war hawks get this President his war.



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#2 4 weeks ago

It's utterly ridiculous and insulting at this point how rarely he ever thinks things through.  At first, it was Kim Jong Un who wanted to talk and Trump would have been right to decline.  Now North AND South Korea seem to have made great strides toward disarmament and peace talks, and Trump starts playing hardball.  Is he that much of a contrarian he just automatically does the opposite of every sane action available?




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#3 4 weeks ago

Yesterday, Trump calls off the talks.


Today, Trump said the talks were back on.


Tomorrow, will he cancel AGAIN?



And this is the guy America thought would make a good President....


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#4 4 weeks ago

He seems a little unstable, don't get me wrong, no love lost for North Korea but they actually seem to be making something of an effort with regards to these talks, and Trump just looks like the irrational idiot.


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#5 4 weeks ago

It definitely makes China look like the voice of reason in the region which is probably EXACTLY what President for Life Xi wants.


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#6 3 weeks ago

In this regard, he might very well be the smartest one.

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Trump just looks like the irrational idiot.

Trump looks exactly like what he is.


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Redlin5

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#7 3 weeks ago

So are they going to meet or aren't they?


At this point this is the most infuriating television 'will they won't they' relationship I've ever been subjected to, mainly because the dramatic stakes are human lives in the real world and not the romantic success of a likeable loser on a sitcom.


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#8 3 weeks ago

Supposed to take place on June 12.  Here's hoping 


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#9 3 weeks ago

That gives Trump 10 days to flop between yes and no.


Given the fact Trump reverses his decision every single day, I fear 12th will fall on a "no" day.


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#10 2 weeks ago

I wonder how tariff battles with China are going to factor into terms at the table.  No doubt that Beijing is beyond angry with current economic winds.


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