President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore yesterday. The Marxist infiltrated American Mainstream media and its merry band of Democrat Useless Imbeciles have been proclaiming since Nov 5th 2015 that Trump would start WWIII with North Korea.
The only thing that has exploded since yesterday… Has been the heads of the Marxist Liberal Democrat left.
From the anally retentive pouty boi screed by Josh Rogin over at the Fifth Column Treasonous Marxist infiltrated compost pile known as “The Washington Post” setting his hair on fire proclaiming in essence that Trump was masterfully played by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
To Yahoo’s New’s carry of AFP feed by Richard Carter, who set his own hair on fire to frantically inform everyone that “Trump summit legitimises Kim“.
Reuters likewise came out with their best Eeyore take on the story. “Historic Trump-Kim summit ends with promise, light on substance”
However, several experts said the summit failed to secure any concrete commitments by Pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear arsenal. They also noted the statement did not refer to human rights in one of the world’s most repressive nations.
TRADING FOR A PROMISE
Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at Washington’s Foundation for Defense of Democracies think-tank, said it was unclear if negotiations would lead to denuclearisation, or end with broken promises, as had happened in the past.
“This looks like a restatement of where we left negotiations more than 10 years ago and not a major step forward,” he said.
While personally I do not disagree with Anthony Ruggiero’s quoted comment in the Reuters piece, making it the central point of their reporting on the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un puts Reuter’s hypocrisy and double standard on full public display. No one at Reuters would have written or published such a article of obvious distrust about Barack Obama. When Obama was making his deal with an even more dishonest and recalcitrant Iran nobody at Reuter’s threw this kind of shade on Obama.
Will North Korea actually denuclearize? They have been disappointingly dishonest in the past, but there are 2 very good reasons to not jump to any concussions just yet.
1) Kim Jong Un is not his father. What I am not suggesting here is that Kim Jong Un is a nice guy and we should start swapping spit and go on a honeymoon. Kim is a hereditary leader of an incredibly oppressive nation. He was educated in Switzerland and has been outside of North Korea enough to know that their propaganda is exactly that.
2) North Korea has nothing to lose by dismantling their incredibly expensive nuclear weapons program. They have proven that they know how to make nuclear weapons. Unlike the process of learning how to make nuclear weapons, which can take 30 to 40 years, once you know how, making nuclear weapons from scratch isn’t that big a deal. North Korea could denuclearize today, completely dismantle everything. And if they suddenly decided that it was a bad idea, have a nuclear weapons program up, running and producing nuclear weapons in probably under 3 years.
So, do I expect North Korea to denuclearize? I think there is a very good chance that they will find something to object to which causes them to pull out of any agreement that they make with President Trump, and I say this for the exact same reason that Anthony Ruggiero said it. Because that is what they have done in the past.
There is of course 1 very significant difference between the North Korea of Kim Jong Il and the North Korea of Kim Jong Un. Under Kim Jong Il, North Korea entered into agreements it never had any intention of honoring, because they were strategically buying time to complete their nuclear weapons program. That program has run its course and because of that the North Korean’s no longer need to stall to buy time.
Kim Jong Un, hereditary leader of a brutally repressive communist/Marxist fractured tiny little insignificant nation met with the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, and he did so as an equal. The national status may be unequal, but Trump and Kim Jong Un met as leaders of nuclear armed nations.
At the end of the day, the fact that the US has perhaps a thousand nuclear weapons and North Korea only maybe half a dozen really does’t make much of a difference. They have them, they know how to make them and denuclearizing will not eliminate the knowledge or skill required to make nuclear weapons that North Korea now possess.
On the other hand, a lot of basic staples have been in short supply in North Korea for a very long time, luxury ideas? Even shorter supply. By giving up his nuclear weapons program Kim Jong Un could literally transform North Korea in almost unimaginable ways practically overnight. Kim Jong Un has opened a dialog with POTUS Donald Trump that could go far beyond merely allowing North Korea to save face over the Korean war. It could give North Korea a reason to stand down militarily. Virtually all of the human rights violation’s North Korea is charged with, stem from the fact that Since the Korean war never actually ended, North Korea is and has been basically living under martial law since the armistice was signed back in 1953. The west, i.e. South Korea, the US, Japan… got lackadaisical a mere decade after the armistice was signed, the North Korean’s did not.
This could be a chance for North Korea to sign an actual peace treaty with South Korea and put an end to the Korean War. The German Reunification could serve as a template for a Korean Reunification.
Do I expect that to happen? No, not really, I make the odds to be somewhere between slim and none. But, stranger things has happened, who knows, maybe the North Korean’s are tired of living under martial law and would like a nice, unstressed date night out with their wives without both of them always looking over their shoulder waiting for the crisis that they expect at any minute. Maybe they would like to get enough to eat, get some restful sleep, do the things that people not at war do.
Only time will tell as President Reagan used to say, “Trust but verify”. My grandfather, father and step father fought in the Korean War, I am only to happy to give the North Korean’s a chance to end the Korean War, even if it means them not “surrendering”. Just as long as it means South Korea doesn’t have has to surrender either.