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Holy Shades Of Dr Strangelove Batman / Trump vs Kim

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    CAN THE U.S. DEFEND AGAINST A NORTH KOREAN MISSILE STRIKE ? || WARTHOG 2017
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    Published on Apr 10, 2017
    A flurry of recent missile tests by North Korea has set nerves on edge and stirred fresh concern about whether U.S. defenses could protect Americans against a sneak attack. North Korea has detonated nuclear devices and is trying to develop long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States.
     
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    ‘We will pulverize the headquarters of evil and ruthlessly ravage US troops’: North Korea makes menacing boast it will take on Donald Trump with ‘merciless’ strikes on South Korea and US bases as China warns of 'war at any moment'
    • Vice Minister Han Song Ryol accused Trump of building up a 'vicious cycle' of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and pointed to his 'aggressive tweets'
    • The military said it would target US bases and 'headquarters of evils' including the South Korean presidential Blue Houseif it was attacked
    • Han blamed the US and Trump for growing tensions, citing military exercises with South Korea and the deployment of a US aircraft carrier to the peninsula
    • Han ominously warned the US the state would 'go to war if they choose' and vowed to continue accumulating nuclear arms
    • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said anyone provoking conflict would 'pay the price'
    • Pyongyang is preparing to mark its national 'Day of the Sun' tomorrow to commemorate the birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung
    • US officials told NBC the US was prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike to halt a nuclear test, but a member of the Trump administration denied the report
    • US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally


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    Likely the Rubicon has been crossed ?

    Its gotten to the point now where so many states have the wind up over NK's posturing and erratic behaviour, that the Kim guys ouster must be pretty much guaranteed ?

    China, Japan, South Korea, and the USA, are all involved in mutual trade that is enormous. Anybody think that they are going to let that be interrupted by what is in trade terms a state with a medieval economy ?

    And remember, the present incarnation of Kim, and likely members of the NK establishment have been sent out into the 'West' to be educated, so they're not going to be the one dimensional cardboard cut outs that the media portrays. So its Likely they'll have the smarts to be able to see that times they are a changing, and as we saw during the fall of Communism in Russia and Eastern Europe, key members of the ruling class usually look to jumping ship early so as to be placed well in the coming setup. I'll wager its only a short time before Kim San takes a trip in a airplane that fails or some such ?
     
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    and because I cant get to U I will kill your friends? aww fuck, sounds like a duel to me.
     
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    Nuking the 30,000 U.S. troops in S.Korea might get some attention.
     
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    Kim's war drums: Tens of thousands of goose-stepping, fanatically-chanting troops parade through Pyongyang for Kim Jong-un led by missiles and tanks on North Korea's Day of the Sun amid threats of nuclear war with Trump
    • Kim saluted thousands of soldiers at Kim Il-sung Square during the Day of the Sun celebrations
    • US officials feared Kim Jong-un would mark the national holiday by launching sixth nuclear weapons test
    • A worrying number of weapons were on display, including prototypes of intercontinental ballistic missiles
    • Large crowds cheered as sword-wielding soldiers marched in a perfectly choreographed display
    • The country's goal is to put a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States
    • Submarine-launched ballistic missiles were also on show for the first time, indicating advancing technology
    • The regime has accused Trump of provoking armed conflict and issued multiple warnings of retaliation


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    “Fat Kid” From North Korea Is On Suicide Mission Against The USA! Trump Says Make My Day
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    The “Fat Kid” From North Korea still doesn't get it that any permutation of conflict with the US results in his untimely demise. No matter what chub-bubba loses.

    Somewhere I suspect there's a cue for China to be the staged peace maker and take Kim's toys away but leave him enough to keep his little kingdom. Neither China, the US or South Korea want to deal with a few million NORK mental basket cases indoctrinated from birth with a FUBAR reality that no matter how much psychological therapy can cure.

    What frightens me is that a war might be the only humane solution to this willful politically engineered madness. Of all the UN failures the Korean conflict has to be the quintessential hallmark of why the UN is not only a complete debacle but also the most covert evil there is.
     
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    But the UN needs a boogey-man to keep the fear ratcheted-up to full torque.

    When I was completing a university thesis paper on nukes, the primary threats going back to the 80s, courtesy of CIA, were NK, Russia and Pakistan.

    The DMZ has been the world's primary threat area for over 50 years.

    Who will replace NK and KJ-UN as feared leader du jour?

    If REAL peace breaks out, the UN would be instantly irrelevant.
     
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    With a flurry of stories on NPR and other extreme left wing sites about Myanmar (again) that would be my guess for next up.
     
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    North Korean ballistic missile launch FAILS: Kim Jong-un launches new 'game changer missile' hours after it was introduced at a military parade - but it BLOWS UP almost immediately in embarrassing failure
    • North Korea is thought to have attempted to fire a missile amid rising tensions
    • But the launch failed in what could prove to be embarrassing for the country
    • According to military official the weapon is 'presumed to be a new ICBM'
    • Comes hours after North Korea unveiled 'game-changer' ballistic missiles
    • US Vice President Mike Pence due to land in South Korean capital Seoul


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    4 or 5 years old, but still worth a watch.
     
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    Fears rise of U.S. strike on North Korea: Trump's national security adviser says 'all options are on the table' as the President sets his sights on key targets
    • After failed missile test Lt Gen HR McMaster said 'all our options are on the table' to try to 'avoid the worst'
    • Frantic talks were taking place with allies including China to 'develop a range of options' regarding N Korea
    • Mr Trump and Lt Gen HR McMaster hope China would convince its neighbour to stop the crisis escalating


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    Oh gee-hawd there search is the ever present mail from the UK insinuating that because the NK couldn't get its dick up it is ripe for attack?
     
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    North Korea's Military Technology In Pyongyang On April 15, 2017.
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    Published on Apr 17, 2017
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    North Korea's Military Technology In Pyongyang On April 15, 2017.

    North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region.
    Missiles appeared to be the main theme of a giant military parade, with Kim's grandson, leader Kim Jong Un, taking time to greet the commander of the Strategic Forces, the branch that oversees the missile arsenal.
    A U.S. Navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month with Tomahawk missiles raised questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions, regularly threatening to destroy the United States.
    Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the "Day of the Sun" at Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square.
    Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square, next to the Taedonggang River that flows through Pyongyang, in the hazy spring sunshine, followed by tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and other weapons.
    Single-engine propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead.
    Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance. China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported U.N. sanctions. China on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis.
    Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
    The North has said it has developed and would launch a missile that can strike the mainland United States but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering all the necessary technology.
    "EARLY DAYS"
    North Korea showed two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of trucks, suggesting Pyongyang was working towards a "new concept" of ICBM,
    The Pukkuksong submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were also on parade. It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles, which have a range of more than 1,000 km (600 miles), at a military parade.
    Displaying more than one of the missiles indicates North Korea is progressing with its plan to base a missile on a submarine, which are hard to detect, said Joshua Pollack, editor of the Washington-based Nonproliferation Review.

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    THE US IS PLANING A STRIKE AGAINST NORTH KOREA — HERE’S HOW IT WOULD GO DOWN || WARTHOG 2017
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    Published on Apr 18, 2017
    Just after North Korea carried out a missile test and a high-profile assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malyasia, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US was considering direct military action against the Kim regime.

    US President Donald Trump has apparently honed in on North Korea as his most serious external challenge, and has reportedly declared them the single greatest threat to the United States. In January, Trump tweeted that North Korean missile hitting the US, as they've often threatened, "won't happen!"

    But in reality, taking out North Korea's nuclear capabilities, or decapitating the Kim regime, would pose serious risks to even the US military's best platforms.
     
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    I see the headlines to day are that NK is going to step up its launches to daily. Daily, really, do they have that much techno stuff to make and launch one a day?
     
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    US 'sends two more aircraft carriers to Korean Peninsula' after Trump warns that Kim Jong-un has 'got to behave'
    • US has already sent USS Carl Vinson steaming towards the Korean Peninsula
    • Reports claim USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz also sailing to Sea of Japan
    • Comes as Donald Trump warned North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to 'behave'


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    'The sword stands ready': Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea of 'an overwhelming and effective American response' that will 'defeat any attack' as he addresses 2,500 cheering sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in Tokyo Bay
    • Pence made the appearance on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on Tuesday while in Japan
    • He told the US and Japanese sailors at the US Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay that the US wanted peace
    • But he warned that the country would be 'ready' to retaliate if North Korea attempted any kind of attack
    • At the same time defense secretary Jim Mattis, who is in the Middle East, said Kim Jong-un was 'reckless'
    • The aggressive stance is undermined by a carrier still off Australia's coast, 11 days after it was to head to Korea
    • The USS Carl Vinson will head out within 24 hours, Pentagon officials said - it was supposed to set off April 8
    • Russia and China have both called on the US to come to a peaceful accord with North Korea


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    Reports today that the USS Carl Vinson group was actually sailing in the opposite direction of NK into the Indian Ocean when proclaimed to be on the way to wave the Big Stick at the Kim guy. Only today has it set sail for the Mouse that Roared :)
     
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    Kim Jong-un smiles and waves as cheering crowd watches simulation of a US city being wiped out by a nuclear attack during North Korean celebrations
    • Pyongyang put on a music show to mark birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung
    • Ended with mock-up footage of ballistic missiles engulfing America in flames
    • The audience cheered and dictator Kim Jong-un smiled as the film was played


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    Inside the ghost town in North Korean built by South Korean company which lost $1BILLION when a tourist was shot dead by Kim's army who then seized the resort
    • Mount Kumgang resort was built in 1998 by South Korean company Hyundai - which paid $1billion for it
    • Luxurious complex boasts hotels, spa, a fire station, a tourism office, a golf course, a supermarket and a clinic
    • Miss Park Wang-ja, a 53-year-old South Korean tourist, was shot there in July 2008 by North Korean sentinel
    • After that South Korea stopped all tours there and North Korea seized the resort - turning it into a ghost town
    • This stopped hundreds of thousands of North and South Korean relatives meeting there after years apart


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    U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Tries to Clear the Air on Carrier Confusion

    April 19, 2017 by Reuters


    RIYADH, April 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looked to address confusion over a U.S. aircraft carrier group on Wednesday, saying that its schedule had been disclosed earlier to be transparent.

    “The bottom line is, in our effort to always be open about what we are doing we said that we were going to change the Vinson’s upcoming schedule,” Mattis told reporters, referring to the Carl Vinson strike group.

    “We don’t generally give out ships schedules in advance but I didn’t want to play a game either and say we were not changing a schedule when in fact we had,” Mattis said.

    There had been confusion after U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea even as the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula.

    The U.S. military’s Pacific Command explained on Tuesday that the Carl Vinson strike group first had to complete a shorter-than-initially planned period of training with Australia.

    But it was now “proceeding to the Western Pacific as ordered,” it said. (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Toby Chopra)

    Related: China Says North Korean Tension Must Not Reach Irreversible Stage

    (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

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    WHY TRUMP MAY BE ABOUT TO DECAPITATE NORTH KOREA || WARTHOG 2017
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    It isn't safe to wait until a dictator can strike America.
     
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    North Korea WILL launch a nuclear strike if Trump attacks, warns foreign ministry spokesman who promises 'death-defying' victory against the American 'Imperialists'
    • North Korea issued a statement Saturday threatening nuclear war if it's attacked
    • Foreign Ministry spokesman said they would 'surely win a victory' against the 'US Imperialists'
    • It was one of three messages delivered, the others towards China and Australia
    • They come after an embarrassing failed nuclear test by North Korea on April 15
    • Satellite photos show that the country may be planning another test this week
    • It would come with the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army


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    Why North Korea wants nuclear weapons
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    BAKU - Most people casually dismiss the North Korean government as either crazy or insane. Even though it’s past decisions have caused widespread famine, resulted in an economic meltdown, and the personality cult surrounding Kim is nothing short of totalitarian, there is strategic thought behind the nuclear program. In fact, it may well be the most sensible thing in North Korea.

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    Entire Senate invited to White House for classified briefing on North Korea from Mattis, Tillerson and top military and intelligence officials
    • All 100 senators have been invited to unusual classified briefing at the White House on danger of North Korea
    • Defense secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will speak along with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of National Intelligence
    • Meeting on Wednesday comes amid tensions mounting between U.S. and reclusive dictatorship run by Kim Jong-Un
    • Classified briefings are usually held in the Capitol briefing not the White House


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    In today's paper.

    Deploy the US financial system against North Korea
    • By David S. Cohen
    • Apr 25, 2017 Updated 6 hrs ago


    In dealing with North Korea, the Trump administration should look to Iran. Specifically, it should take a page out of the Obama administration's Iran sanctions playbook and apply against North Korea the tool used successfully to bring Iran to the nuclear negotiating table -- "secondary sanctions" on those who do business with the regime.

    North Korea is not, by any stretch, "sanctioned out." Despite a broad set of international and U.S. sanctions, North Korea has gotten off relatively easy, especially as compared with Iran. That is largely because the United States has historically been reluctant to impose secondary sanctions to isolate North Korea, particularly against China, the regime's principal legitimate trading partner. Certainly, the Trump administration should do its best to bring the Chinese government on board. But if China drags its feet, President Trump should proceed anyway.

    Secondary sanctions are both simple and enormously powerful. They work by presenting a stark choice to a foreign bank: It can process transactions for a bank already facing sanctions (for example, one of the many North Korean banks that have been listed by the United States) or it can maintain its access to the U.S. financial system, but it cannot do both. That presents an easy choice, because access to the U.S. financial system, which also means access to the U.S. dollar, is a practical necessity for almost any bank anywhere in the world.

    Adopting secondary sanctions against North Korea could cut the last tendrils of its access to the international financial system. As a recent assessment by a special U.N. committee reportedly concluded, North Korean banks and trading companies operate in China through China-based front companies. These front companies, in turn, have accounts at Chinese banks, from which they are able to do business globally, including in the United States.

    If the United States were to adopt secondary sanctions against North Korea, that move would almost certainly force some Chinese banks to choose between facilitating the regime's international banking capacity and maintaining their own access. Some observers fear that this move would so irritate the Chinese government as to make secondary sanctions inadvisable.

    History teaches that we should not worry too much about an adverse Chinese reaction.

    When I was serving in the Treasury Department during the Obama administration, we employed secondary sanctions to significantly ramp up pressure on the Iranian government. Hundreds of foreign banks that had been transacting with sanctioned Iranian banks voluntarily severed those relationships, thereby isolating much of the Iranian banking system.

    But two banks in particular continued to work with sanctioned Iranian banks. One was China-based Kunlun Bank, a midsize institution that, our financial intelligence told us, "provided hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of financial services" to a half-dozen sanctioned Iranian banks. Despite repeated warnings to the Chinese government, Kunlun refused to stop such activity. So in August 2012, Treasury used the secondary sanctions tool and cut off Kunlun from the U.S. financial system.

    What happened next is instructive. The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a relatively tepid and formulaic protest -- and, behind the scenes, the Chinese government directed Kunlun to stop. Despite what some had feared, employing secondary sanctions against Kunlun neither led China to stop cooperating on Iran nor soured our relations with Beijing in any other respect.

    China reacted this way for several reasons -- all of which have parallels to the current situation with North Korea.

    First, we had made clear to Chinese authorities our intention to close loopholes in the sanctions against Iran. Likewise, for several years, the U.S. government has complained to Chinese authorities that North Korean front companies' access to Chinese banks weakens financial sanctions against North Korea. So there would be no surprise if we took action to close that loophole.

    Second, the Chinese understood that our financial pressure campaign against Iran was designed to spur negotiations over its nuclear program. By the same token, the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" policy toward North Korea also appears designed to produce a negotiation over the regime's ballistic missile and nuclear program. And, as with Iran, the Chinese have been pressing the United States to seek a negotiated resolution of concerns with North Korea's nuclear threat.

    Finally, as with Iran, China is worried about the alternative -- military action to destroy North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Whatever sanctions pain China was willing to endure to avert a military strike by the United States (or Israel) against Iran, its deep-seated fear of a military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula means its pain tolerance for secondary sanctions against North Korea would be even higher.

    The Trump administration should start by applying secondary sanctions against midsize Chinese banks that aid North Korean front companies, leaving the larger ones for later, if necessary. Imposing secondary sanctions would send a strong message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the financial noose is tightening in a way that could drive a wedge between Kim and the Pyongyang elite critical to his continued hold on power. And it would demonstrate, to North Korea and China alike, that the United States is serious about generating the leverage necessary for a successful negotiation.

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    David Cohen served as deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency and undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence during the Obama administration.

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    Kim readies for war: North Korean leader salutes as his army fires rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during country's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills
    • North Korea marked military anniversary with the country's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday
    • Kim Jong-Un saluted the army as they fired more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces along Wonsan coast
    • A day later South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US near the border with North Korea
    • Donald Trump said Jong-Un isn't as strong as he claims and blamed global community for not reining him in


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    Kim Un is all hat and no cattle.

    All this hand-wringing over his supposed capabilities ia a waste of ink.

    The US has more secret weapons than they let on.


    I bet the military knows every nook n cranny of N Korea and where the bodies are buried...
     
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    Dummy diplomacy: North Korean weapons displayed during parade are FAKE and their sunglasses aren't even combat ready, US military expert says
    • On April 15, North Korea held massive military parade in Pyongyang in a bid to show off its supposed strength
    • The parade featured 'special operations commandos' bearing RPGs and assault rifles among other weapons
    • But a US analyst and former intelligence offier who looked at pictures says that many of the arms are fake
    • Michael Pregent said: ''This was more about sending a message than being combat effective'
    • One example were cylinders that looked like large rifles, but are actually 'faulty' bullet magazines
    • He also doubts that the AK-47s are even loaded since North Korea is said to have a shortage of ammo


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    'The North Korean crisis is the worst I've ever seen': Pacific's top Navy officer says America must assume Kim Jong Un WILL nuke America if given the chance
    • Harry B Harris Jr, Commander of US Pacific Command made remarks Thursday
    • Harris has been serving since 1978, and believes DPRK is serious about nukes
    • The US, South Korea and Australia are all potential targets for missiles he said
    • He emphasized de-escalation and working to get Kim Jong Un to step down
    • But he said that he had enough manpower that he could go to war tonight
    • In the next few days the US's anti-ballistic-missile systems will cover South Korea
    • Harris made the remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee


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    Trump warns 'major, major' North Korea conflict is 'absolutely' possible and admits he thought the presidency would be easier than his 'previous life' in interview marking his first 100 days
    • Donald Trump said resolving the current tensions peacefully was 'very difficult'
    • He said he hopd to get help from Chinese premier Xi Jinping, a 'good man'
    • And he said that Kim Jong-un had it 'hard' when he took over the DPRK aged 27
    • 'I'm not giving him credit or not giving him credit,' the president said
    • He said he hoped that Kim was 'rational' enough to engage in diplomacy
    • Trump also said he thought being president would be 'easier' than his old job


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    Probably true, but he has the same problem as Don... there is a party/bureaucratic apparatus behind him that will in fact moderate and keep in check everything he is want to do. Kim may get further off the rails but if push comes to shove they will reign him in, self preservation will kick in. These people don't want to die, they have a pea shooter and you have a battle ship ---> no contest once the shooting starts.

    This is a negotiation ploy, tried and true and being trotted out again to test "The Don".

    It also plays to the armed forces position within the US power structure, helps add weight and keep "The Don" where they want him.
     
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    The only way he gets nuked is if it pays the US to do so. If that is the case you have to look to the US/China relationship... that is what North Korea is all about.
     
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    Maybe Trump could invite him to the White House. Talk to the guy and see if they can work things out. Sure couldn't hurt.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: North Korea carries out a non-nuclear missile test says Pentagon - but it fails AGAIN
    • A US official today confirmed that North Korea has carried out a non-nuclear missile launch
    • Launch comes just hours after the county announced it was 'on the brink of nuclear war' as the United States stages military drills with South Korea
    • It was not clear how far the ballistic missile traveled, but a US government source said the test-fire had failed
    • The latest action by Jong Un is only likely to escalate the increasingly tense relations between the US and North Korea


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