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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Crying Kim Jong Un may cave

Before he meets with Kim Jong Un, President Trump may wish to read a report in Business Insider, "Kim Jong Un reportedly cried over North Korea's bad economy, and it could show he's ready to cave to Trump."

Hmm.

"A video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crying about his country's terrible economy while surveying its coast is said to be making the rounds among the country's leadership — and it could be a sign he's ready to cave in to President Donald Trump in negotiations," Alex Lockie reported.

Kim has brought some economic reform to North Korea, allowing people to start small businesses.

Perhaps the starvation and deprivations get to him. Maybe he's not as ruthless as advertised.

"Japan's Asahi Shinbun quoted a defector with contacts inside the country as describing a video in which a narrator explains Kim is crying that he can't improve North Korea's economy," Lockie reported.

The CIA threw shade on the upcoming summit.

"A new U.S. intelligence assessment has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon, three U.S. officials told NBC News — a finding that conflicts with recent statements by President Donald Trump that Pyongyang intends to do so in the future," CNBC reported.

Nuclear programs are expensive. Kim may realize that all you get with a nuke is a big fat target painted over your country. It is a suicidal weapon because using one will cause a retaliation that will wipe you out.

The next two weeks will be interesting.

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22 comments:

  1. Is the CIA affiliated with CNN?

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    1. It appears so.
      JimNorCal

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    2. This is the CIA that missed the fall of the Soviet Union, and the one that said that Iran was not building nukes? The non-nukes that Obama paid Iran to non-build?

      -Mikey NTH

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    3. The CIA is CNN's primary source of information for the "Hate Trump" campaign.
      They are often as wrong in their assessments of reality as CNN>

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  2. Business Insider = Fake News

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  3. A lot of people are fixated on the trade situation with China and how this affects our ability to influence NK via China.

    I just remembered something my Dad said when he found out about the plans for the Three gorges Dam. He said that once it was completed, the Chinese would cease to be a strategic threat to anyone who wanted to declare that dam their hostage.

    I'm not saying that we have done this, but Kim may have made the mistake of trying to do so.

    If he ever threatened the Chinese with destruction of that dam and the havoc that would raise, the Chinese would be wise to be rid of that threat at almost any other diplomatic cost.

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  4. he's lived in switzerland and knows about the good life.

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  5. Hard to deal with the Trump family without money to launder. Though, if Trump can build in Azerbaijan to launder money for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, North Korean graft isn't such a stretch. Too bad the North Korea doesn't have trademark property to funnel to Ivanka like China does. Kim does have "comfort women" though, which are a whole lot cheaper than the porn stars Trump likes to spend his money on.

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    1. Pathetic

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    2. Don - is Anonymous your personally assigned troll? At what level does a blog get 2 trolls or one full time and one part time?

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    3. The stupidity of your argument is hard to deny.

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  6. I hope the summit does happen, but by about 60% I don't believe it happens in the next 2 weeks.

    (I also didn't think Trump would win, for probably similar reasons.)

    In any case, this is a good time for lower expectations -- and I fully expect the Dem media to go pretty low, for any outcome.

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  7. That was one happy camper who met the other day with Moon. There are smiles for the camera and there are smiles of joy. Un's was one of joy.

    He was educated in Switzerland and I would imagine he'd like to be able to show his face around the world as his country's leader. Even if he doesn't give a damn about his people starving, he sees that corrupt African dictators get respect but he can't even leave his borders unless it's to go to China with Xi's permission.

    Trump told Un he'd be rich. Un is able to tell the generals they'll be rich. And he'll get to do something good for his people as a by product.

    They know they can live like South Korea. Un will go down in history as having delivered that - he has another 30 or 40 years to rule.

    Trump appealed to Un's self interest. Diplomats do the diplomatic 2 step that resolves nothing.

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  8. Recall that South Korea’s economic success story began while it was still not politically free.

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    1. Yeah, that was back in the day where KIAs stood for Killed In Action because their bumpers were made of styrofoam. They’ve stepped up their game since. Let’s hope the Nork learn from those mistakes.

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  9. The handouts the Kims got from the Demos are over.

    He makes peace or starves.

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  10. Who would believe an NBC/CNBC report?

    Who would believe a video exists of Kim crying?

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  11. I know I'm an outlier here, but I really don't give a hoot if North Korea has nukes or not. If they want to keep them, we can help Japan get them, too. I think South Korea had nuclear-capable Nike surface-to-air missiles back in the '70s, with the SAMs being reprogrammed to surface-to-surface mode. We can help the ROK restart/continue their nuke program.
    With Japan and ROK having nukes, that would leave DPRK with few targets, other than China (uh, oh) and the US west coast.
    Right now, loss of some places on the west coast wouldn't be that big a loss, anyway (yes, that was sarcasm).
    (I really don't believe ROK and Japan are without nuclear programs and do believe both may have nuclear weapon capabilities.)
    Like I said, out in the bushes here.

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