Thursday, May 24, 2018

Last Call For The Drums Of War, Con't

I say "North Korean summit", you say "high-level diplomatic meeting with Pyongyang", let's call the whole thing off.

President Trump has notified Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he has canceled their much- anticipated meeting, which was set for June 12
In a letter dated Thursday to Mr. Kim, the American president said he would not attend the summit due to “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” 
He was referring to recent comments from a North Korean official who described Vice President Mike Pence as “ignorant and stupid.” 
“Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you,” Mr. Trump concluded.

The letter is pure Trumpian hogwash.

We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. l was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.

It's kind of funny for somebody other than the North Korean leader to be the childish, petulant little pissant in this oft-repeated scenario over the last couple decades where that denuclearization summit never happens, but there you are.

Sadly, this is where we are now. America under Trump is very much an untrustworthy, unreliable, and unstable nuclear rogue state that's far more of a global threat and even more dangerous than the North Koreans are.

The prospect of a diplomatic miscalculation leading to deadly shooting war before the end of the year just became exponentially more real with two belligerents facing off rather than just one, yes?

Everything I said 12 weeks ago is still 100% true.

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