I was one of the hopeful ones who thought North Korea (NK) would play ball and do the right thing but the more I look at things and read outside news sources (away from the fog of the opposition media), it’s becoming more evident that NK will never give up its nuclear weapons.
To be honest, it is just common sense. America has never attacked a country with nuclear weapons and come to think of it. Russia convinced Ukraine to give up their nukes before invading Crimea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution by firing squad of four foreign ministry officials after the failure of his Hanoi summit with Donald Trump, a report has claimed.
The officials were reportedly executed after the February talks between North Korea and the US came to an end without any deal being made.
Pyongyang had accused the four officials of selling information to Washington before the Hanoi summit, according to a Japanese news agency.
The executions, which included a diplomat from North Korea’s embassy in Hanoi, have not been verified. [Yahoo News UK]
First, as others have pointed out, a “claim” is just someone making an allegation, which is what the article says right in the original title. Second, if you google “North Korean defectors,” you can read hundreds of accounts of folks who actually lived in North Korea or even worked for the Kims, and you will find that such a claim is entirely plausible.
Third, given what we do know about this regime (both from defectors or outsiders who have been allowed to visit the country) indicates that they have almost absolute control of the information that goes in and out of the country, so any verification of such claims in highly unlikely.
After the failed summit, Trump certainly did what he could to keep hope alive, both here and in North Korea, that a deal could yet be struck and sanctions could be lifted. I take peace from that because it means nothing Trump said or did inflame Kim to do what he allegedly did if he did do it.
People mock Trump’s flattery of Kim, but honey attracts more bees than does vinegar. Slamming the man would be pointless. If you’re going to do that, then don’t even try for a deal, because you won’t get one. You won’t also have a chance. If we want to protect the world and move it forward, we have to work with those in power to achieve what we can. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will world peace be built in a day. These things take time; cultures change slowly. North Korea does not trust us.
Look what we did to Saddam Hussein. The negotiating process with North Korea might be two steps forward and one step back. We have to hang in there and take the long view because the alternative is unacceptable. Frankly, it’s impressive that Trump succeeded in opening dialogue. He’s already succeeded where others have failed.
The door to world peace is no longer bolted shut. Our country and North Korea have open lines of communication. Even if we lose that, we can hope to get it back again, down the road. Our country hates Kim, and he knows it. That doesn’t help what Trump is trying to do.
What do you think about this news? Any validity to it? We’re going to keep watching out for updates so stay tuned.