Prior to the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at Hanoi Summit in Vietnam, a commentator boldly predicted there will be no deal (see Watch Kim Jong Un Smokes A Joint Before Meeting Trump): –
“The meeting between Trump and the Lil Emperor (Kim Jung Un) is after all a farce.
Mark my words – North Korea will not denuclearize.
Trump couldn’t protect any leader from regime change – The only thing that matters to Emperor Kim (Jong Un).”
Video shows a stressed out looking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un taking a pre-dawn smoke break at a train station in China, hours before his arrival in Vietnam for his summit with US President Donald Trump. (Feb. 26)
Comment on the video: –
“If I were him, I’d be stressed out as well … Knowing very well there is an empire out there with decades of history on regime changing, whenever they like eg. Iraq, Libya, Syria, and now Venezuela. And there is nothing to stop the menace (Yes, not even their own President/Congress/citizens can do anything about it except intervened by a foreign country called Israel!).”
By Ted Torrance
True enough, Trump ended the meeting abruptly the next day as predicted, and the commentator who followed up with comment as follows: –
Little did I know Trump doesn’t even have a say in lifting sanctions!
That said, will someone please ask Trump WTF he even bother to meet Kim?
Does Trump actually thinks N Korea will give up nukes just becos he says there is a chance N Korea will become a new Vietnam (which is still a 3rd world sh*thole), and offers nothing else?
You think Trump has nothing better to do, or his IQ is indeed questionable?
I don’t know. You tell me.
Personally, I wouldn’t even bother to see the Commie Emperor if I am not able to even just bullshit like what US did to Iran – Signed the Iran Nuke Deal and just walked away from the deal unilaterally few years later.
Perhaps Trump is a changed man now… that he does care about his own credibility?
Anyway, Kim must be very disappointed. Regime change will come his way as soon as Deep State have no one else to attack. That will be a long time from now since we still have Venezuela/Iran/Syria + anyone else Israel wanted dead.”
The commentator also asked several questions that may help to provide some clues as to what was happening during the summit: –
- Why did Trump says lifting (N Korea’s) sanctions will make (Mike) Pompeo unhappy? (Pompeo is ex-CIA Director = part of the Deep State)
- Why did (Michael) Cohen badmouths Trump at Congress at the same time? (It’s not a coincidence. There is no accident?)
- How is N Korea going to become the ‘Next Vietnam’ if no sanction is lifted? (Re: Trump’s sales pitch)
- Why did Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi praise Trump for not having any peace deal with N Korea? (Both Schumer and Pelosi are Democrats and supposedly nemesis of Trump).
Who is the real Boss in charge of Foreign Policy?
Speaking of which,
- What do you think is Pompeo ready to offer Kim (note I said Pompeo, not Trump)?
The commentator opines that Trump was just trying his luck… hoping Kim Jong Un will just sign a raw deal (since Kim is desperate for peace, so are the South Koreans), and Trump will get a Nobel Peace Prize for nothing – A Free Lunch!
That there is never any intention on the US’s part to offer any peace, cos this against the Deep State’s agenda – which is perpetual war. You know, it’s getting harder and harder to manufacture enemies these days.
After all, Trump or for that matter, any president under prevailing circumstances simply couldn’t function as a president. Not when USA is controlled by ‘Elites’, not when USD is the reserved currency (PetroDollar), not when everything has been ‘Globalized’.
The only solution is for folks to take back America, get rid of system that allow lobbyists, get rid of the system that allows printing money with interest, get rid of the system allows a beloved president to run for maximum 2 terms only, etc.
To sum it up, the commentator believes those who do not understand why the Hanoi Summit failed simply do not understand how the world is run at macro level.
In another word, he is suggesting Deep State is real, and the US President is merely a stooge as demonstrated in this case.
That politicians from both side of the divide supported Trump to walk away from the peace deal. Experience tells us there will be bipartisan support from the Congress on two things: –
- Increase Military Spending
- Support Israel Blindly
It would look like Israel has no role in this case. That left militarism as the only reason for the ‘No Deal’.
What’s the bottom line on the collapse of the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un?
According to Evelyn Farkas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration, it’s that Trump “didn’t make a bad deal, and a lot of people feared he would.”
This is the standard view of America’s foreign policy “Blob” — the oozing mass of think tank experts, future government-officials-in waiting, and cable TV commentators that constitutes the mass mind of Washington, D.C.
The reality is exactly the opposite: Almost any deal would have been preferable to Trump returning home empty-handed. That’s because the most dangerous actor by far on the Korean peninsula is the United States, not North Korea — and that’s in normal times. The U.S. is even more terrifying than normal with the Trump administration running things.
Even the Blob understands that North Korea will never use its nuclear weapon in an unprovoked, suicidal first strike against the U.S. Rather, the Blob’s concern is that its weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, provide a deterrent against military action by America and thus, are unacceptable.
What exactly was possible in Vietnam is unclear. According to Trump, North Korea “wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety” without completely dismantling its nuclear weapons program, “and we couldn’t do that.”
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says that North Korea offered to “permanently and completely dismantle” its main nuclear production facility in return for the lifting of “partial sanctions.” It would be nice to believe that the U.S. government is more trustworthy than North Korea’s on this subject, but that’s actually not the case in general and definitely is not where the Trump administration is concerned.
What is clear is that ahead of the summit, much of the U.S. media acted as a mouthpiece for the Blob and its anxieties. The outline of one potential agreement, Vox explained — a formal end to the Korean War and the relaxing of some sanctions in return for a halt to nuclear activities at a main North Korean facility — “looks like a huge win for Kim. For the U.S.? Not so much.”
NBC reported as a huge bombshell that the U.S. was not demanding that North Korea “disclose a full accounting of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs” as part of a Hanoi agreement. But this was not news at all. Stephen Biegun, Trump’s special representative for North Korea, stated weeks ago that the U.S. would merely require such a declaration “at some point.”
Indeed, insisting that North Korea reveal everything about its nuclear weapons program right now would be a sign that the U.S. intended for negotiations to fail. Without a peace deal, no country is going to tell a powerful adversary exactly what to bomb in case of war. This is particularly true when that adversary is the U.S., which in 1998 used information from United Nations weapons inspections to create a target list in Iraq “stunning in its specificity.” Making the idea even more preposterous is that during the Korean War in the 1950s, America conducted one of the most brutal air wars in history on North Korea. We dropped a greater tonnage of bombs on the country than we used in all of the Pacific in World War II, burning all of its cities to the ground and killing perhaps 20 percent of its population.
What the Blob seems to have completely forgotten is that little more than a year ago, it seemed plausible that Trump was going to singlehandedly drag the world into nuclear war.
In August 2017, Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” That September at the U.N., Trump called Kim “rocket man” and announced that the U.S. may “have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, known to frequently discuss foreign policy with Trump, announced that Trump had told him that “there is a military option to destroy … North Korea itself.” Another GOP senator, Jim Risch of Idaho, reported that Trump was prepared to start a “very, very brief” war with North Korea that would be “one of the worst catastrophic events in the history of our civilization. The end of it is going to see mass casualties the likes of which the planet has never seen. It will be of biblical proportions.”
During this period, the U.S. may have veered close to accidental nuclear war with North Korea several times. In a recent book, Van Jackson, an arms control expert and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, points out three occasions when both inaccurate and accurate news likely made a U.S. attack seem imminent to North Korea.
In September 2017, fake text and Facebook messages told Americans in South Korea that the U.S. government was ordering them to evacuate. In October, the outlet Defense One falsely reported that America’s nuclear-capable bombers were about to be put on 24-hour alert. In November, 66 Navy SEALs — exactly who the U.S. would send on a mission to assassinate Kim — did in fact arrive in South Korea. At the time, retired Adm. James Stavridis, who Hillary Clinton considered as a running mate, put the odds of war at 50 percent.
The world is incredibly lucky that Trump has spun 180 degrees and spent the last year becoming bosom friends with Kim. Why he decided to do this is unknown; perhaps it’s just the natural instinct of a showman who believes that each new season of TV needs a shocking twist. What we do know is that Trump is extremely dangerous and has surrounded himself with people more dangerous still. The best we can hope for is that the U.S. and North Korea just keep talking and come to an agreement — again, almost any agreement — and this reality series is canceled before humanity stumbles into nuclear war.
For the same reasoning, do not expect Trump to come out with anything viable for Israel/Palestine: -=
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennet said on February 24 that US President Donald Trump and PM Benjamin Netanyahu are planning to start working on establishing a Palestinian state after the 9 April election in the country.
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