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John Galt

Trump Signals Openness To North Korea Diplomacy After Putin Says "Kim Won This Round"

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 John Galt    2,144

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-11/trump-signals-openness-north-korea-diplomacy

Having called North Korea's leader a 'maniac', a 'bad dude', mocked him as 'short and fat', and referred to him repeatedly as 'rocket man', President Trump told The Wall Street Journal that "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un."

Mr. Kim is hardly innocent in the exchanges as he previously warned he would “tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” referring to Mr. Trump.

As WSJ notes, it's been a decade since the U.S. engaged in formal talks with North Korean officials. Those “six-party talks” over North Korea’s nuclear ambition, which included South Korea, Japan, China and Russia, stalled in 2009 in disputes about North Korean nuclear and missile activity.

Since then, diplomats say, there have been messages transmitted back and forth through unofficial channels, including “Track 2” talks in which former U.S. officials and Korea experts have met informally with North Korean officials. But those talks don’t amount to official diplomatic communications. In October, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, without elaborating, that “we have lines of communication to Pyongyang—we’re not in a dark situation, a blackout.”

Mr. Trump has vacillated between seeming open to - and even eager for - diplomacy with North Korea, and dismissing the need or value for it, telling Mr. Tillerson that he is “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.”

In the interview, Mr. Trump praised China for help pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear problem, whileadding “they can do much more.”

Interestingly, Trump apparent olive branch offering comes after two key moments with Chin and Russia.

China threatened (reportedly) to slow US Treasury purchases, and sent financial markets into a tizzy for a few hours (before denying it).

And Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “shrewd and mature” and had won the latest standoff with the West over his nuclear and missile programs.

“I think that Mr Kim Jong Un has obviously won this round. He has completed his strategic task: he has a nuclear weapon, he has missiles of global reach, up to 13,000 km, which can reach almost any point of the globe,” Putin told Russian journalists at a televised meeting.

“He is already a shrewd and mature politician,” Putin said.

Trying to establish peace? Lets see how this ends

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 snowball    718

Just days after he boasted about the size of his "nuclear button" in response to North Korea's leader, President Trump said Thursday that he has a "very good relationship" with Kim Jong Un.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un, " Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised."

But when asked if he's spoken with Kim, Mr. Trump said, "I don't want to comment on it. I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment."

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-says-he-has-a-very-good-relationship-with-kim-jong-un/

 

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 John Galt    2,144
1 minute ago, snowball said:

Just days after he boasted about the size of his "nuclear button" in response to North Korea's leader, President Trump said Thursday that he has a "very good relationship" with Kim Jong Un.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un, " Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised."

 

But when asked if he's spoken with Kim, Mr. Trump said, "I don't want to comment on it. I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment."

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-says-he-has-a-very-good-relationship-with-kim-jong-un/

 

Oh man......        1984

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 snowball    718

Does this mean North Korea isn't a "shithole country" ?

It's hilarious that MSNBC was not printing this on their banner
until CNN did, now MSNBC is.

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 Cmonsense101    415
3 hours ago, snowball said:

Does this mean North Korea isn't a "shithole country" ?

It's hilarious that MSNBC was not printing this on their banner
until CNN did, now MSNBC is.

It shows how Trump's barking does not translate into real action in real world. Talking is easy.

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 Stan Hail    213

Wow,  Putin can say what he wants but the directly effected leader of South Korea praised Trump for opening lines of peace. I personally don't think peace in this situation will end up being an option but Trump was smart enough to paint Jongun into a corner to where he had to lose face and request talks. Maybe it's just a delay tactic by N. Korea but it's shown that Trump has caused an opening of dialog between the two countries that Jongun had previously shut down.  regardless of Putins slight, the truth is that it has shown that Trump is willing to allow peace but it also leaves an acceptable opening for the US to strike if N. Korea declines a peaceful resolution and resumes it's aggression towards it's neighbors and other nations.  Putin and his advisors are probably in awe of Trumps unorthodox diplomacy but they themselves are also backed into a corner by Trumps bold and effective move upon the world's stage and are reaching to find criticism. 

Color me shockingly impressed with Trumps effectiveness in this very tricky and dangerous situation, it's still going to be a very tough and dangerous road to negotiate going forward but I as one citizen of the US am absolutely impressed and never saw this  scenario coming  down the pike with Trumps brazen dialog  towards N. Korea.

Bottom line Jongun blinked, the good guys win for the day!

MAGA!!

 

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 John Galt    2,144
10 hours ago, Stan Hail said:

Wow,  Putin can say what he wants but the directly effected leader of South Korea praised Trump for opening lines of peace. I personally don't think peace in this situation will end up being an option but Trump was smart enough to paint Jongun into a corner to where he had to lose face and request talks. Maybe it's just a delay tactic by N. Korea but it's shown that Trump has caused an opening of dialog between the two countries that Jongun had previously shut down.  regardless of Putins slight, the truth is that it has shown that Trump is willing to allow peace but it also leaves an acceptable opening for the US to strike if N. Korea declines a peaceful resolution and resumes it's aggression towards it's neighbors and other nations.  Putin and his advisors are probably in awe of Trumps unorthodox diplomacy but they themselves are also backed into a corner by Trumps bold and effective move upon the world's stage and are reaching to find criticism. 

Color me shockingly impressed with Trumps effectiveness in this very tricky and dangerous situation, it's still going to be a very tough and dangerous road to negotiate going forward but I as one citizen of the US am absolutely impressed and never saw this  scenario coming  down the pike with Trumps brazen dialog  towards N. Korea.

Bottom line Jongun blinked, the good guys win for the day!

MAGA!!

 

See how you will, all will be clear.

Talpiot yinon

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