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What am I missing? N.Korea etc...

By joshuatrio following x   2018 Jun 12, 2:06pm 1,177 views   112 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I read the comment section on various articles about Trump/N.Korea blah blah...

All the liberals/SJW's are melting down about how Trump gave everything to China/Russia. Am I missing something here?

From my understanding, the only thing Trump agreed to was stopping the twice a year joint exercises that can be restarted at a moments notice. Doesn't seem like much of a concession, AND North Korea halted nuclear and missile testing, gave us our hostages, and verbally agreed to denuclearize. While there is a massive way to go still and an official treaty still needs to be done with verifiable checks - how is this a loss? Why are all the libbies claiming Trump gave it all to China/Russia and all this other conspiracy theory bullshit?

In my opinion, this is a great step towards peace, and aversion to nuclear war.

WTF???

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73   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 11:03am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Where is Obama, Bill Clinton, Baby Bush & Jimmy Carter?

They are pretty quiet! Maybe they haven’t heard the news about North Korea yet!

Somebody send this video to them pic.twitter.com/q3BuK3Q0gX

— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) June 13, 2018

74   RafiMaas   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 11:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Sorry, when you depend on hundreds of billions in exports to keep your economy going, and have no welfare system, you depend on the client, not the other way around.


Does the US not depend on Chinese buying billions in debt? China holds north of $1,170,000,000 of US debt. Correct me if I'm wrong. Who's the client? Who's got us by the balls, China that's who.
75   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 12:14pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
Does the US not depend on Chinese buying billions in debt? China holds north of $1,170,000,000 of US debt. Correct me if I'm wrong. Who's the client? Who's got us by the balls, China that's who.



Nope, we do not depend on the Chinese buying our debt. US Government Debt is one of the most desirable financial assets in the World and more than two thirds of long term Treasuries are held domestically.

Debt is only a problem when you are approaching default and have few options. Currently the dollar is very strong and US Treasuries are in high demand.The rest of the world owns 5x the long-term Treasuries as China, and the domestic market is many, many times China's holdings. The Federal Reserve alone has 2x the holdings of all of China in US Treasuries.



China buys US debt primarily to control the valuation of the Yuan, and to a lesser extent because of the Trade Deficit, and their unwillingness to buy American products in return leaves them with few options other than to buy Treasuries. In 2011, China dumped $200B in US Treasuries over a few days and suddenly, nothing happened - to the US Economy. China now owns less debt that it did.

Thanks to Bretton Wood, almost all world currencies are pegged to the US Dollar and buying US Treasuries is the best mechanism to stabilize and legitimize a foreign currency.

When China shifts from buying US Debt, it will only be because they are buying or investing American, or a desperate attempt to send the Yuan into free fall which would have MASSIVE Chinese Domestic consequences. Keep in mind Chinese are huge savers, all cash or real estate, and a devalued, non-dollar pegged Yuan would cause immense domestic hardship and rage. There's no welfare state in China to soften the blow, either.
76   RafiMaas   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 12:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
China now owns less debt that it did.


What kind of statement is this? $100 billion less than there all time high .... BFD

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
The rest of the world owns 5x the long-term Treasuries as China,


Wrong again. A little over 4x but who's counting... apparently me.

As of March 2018 China $1.19 T. Whole world $6.29 T
6.29-1.19= 5.1/1.19= 4.28x DNE 5x
77   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 12:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
What kind of statement is this? $100 billion less than there all time high .... BFD


They sold ~$200B in one swoop in 2011 and suddenly, nothing happened to the US Economy.

RafiMaas says

Wrong again. A little over 4x but who's counting... apparently me.

As of March 2018 China $1.19 T. Whole world $6.29 T
6.29-1.19= 5.1/1.19= 4.28x DNE 5x


Over 4x to 5x, not a big deal and minimal compared to domestic holdings in any case. Japan holds about as much, also. It's necessary for the world since the USD is the underpinning of the Global financial system with no immediate rival. There are multi-decade contracts for trillions upon trillions for everything from Oil/Gas to Corporate Bonds to Long Term Commodity Contracts that are USD denominated. If China dumps US Teasuries - which because of the varying maturity is more likely to hurt them really bad - others will benefit. And hundreds of millions of Chinese who save 25% of their income in cash and real estate will scream bloody murder as a huge chunk of their lifetime of savings is obliterated overnight - and blame their own Government.

BTW, if China does this, a proportionate tariff to at compensate for the lost value of the Yuan will beat the shit out of China, that would be rocked by massive unemployment and savings destruction on top of that. That'll teach 'em, while creating tons of new domestic jobs.
78   RafiMaas   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 1:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
The rest of the world still owns far more
but nobody holds as much as China. What if the rest of the world sides with China? Trump really has only one (or does he have two now) true friend in the rest of the world, Putin.

How much debt is Russia holding?
79   Hassan_Rouhani   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 13, 2:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
What if the rest of the world sides with China?


Sides to do what? To what end? Over what spat? What kind of fantasy it this anyway?
80   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 2:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
but nobody holds as much as China. What if the rest of the world sides with China? Trump really has only one (or does he have two now) true friend in the rest of the world, Putin.


Japan holds almost as much. I believe the difference between China and Japan is a few tenths of a percent.

RafiMaas says
How much debt is Russia holding?


Miniscule, relative to either China or Japan, and certainly relative to the overall ownership rate. Be surprised if it was more than 1% at the very best.
82   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 4:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Well it has always been suspected of being the case.
Of course we all have to trust that the translator does not have an agenda, or take mavis beacon's online courses and do the word associations ourselves...

Hassan_Rouhani says
Interesting document: http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PRC-Central-Committee-document-translation-revised.pdf
83   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 4:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

fuck i meant rosettas stoned...
84   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 8:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        



This response did not age well.

86   marcus   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 9:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Neither Trump nor the GOP ever make mistakes. Let's face it, it's another YUGE victory for TRump just like the tax cuts. Count your chickens people before they've hatched with Trump, every time. The guys a winner. If you question the intelligence of what he does, you're an SJW faggot. This is exactly as the founding fathers intended.

It's so easy to see through those vapid libtard morons. They act like they are analyzing reality, like they're some kind of analytical wonks but we all know the truth. That is they hate Trump. We know that everything Trump does is awesome and brilliant and beyond criticism. He never does things just for the optics, just for the "win." He's playing the long game.

All the analysts criticism is just becasue it's Trump and they hate him because they envy him. THere is no such thing as a legitimate criticism of anything Trump does. Criticism of Trump is the very definition of fake news. Actually it's treason, and if there were justice in this world all those that are critical of Trump would be tortured or worse.
87   komputodo   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 14, 7:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
Does the US not depend on Chinese buying billions in debt? China holds north of $1,170,000,000 of US debt. Correct me if I'm wrong. Who's the client? Who's got us by the balls, China that's who


Does the US not depend on the FED buying billions in debt? The FED holds massive amounts of of US debt. Correct me if I'm wrong. Who's the client? Who's got us by the balls, the FED, that's who. China can buy up US income producing assets with their dollars (through proxies if need be). No reason for them to quit exporting their junk to the usa.
88   komputodo   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 14, 7:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says
If you question the intelligence of what he does, you're an SJW faggot. This is exactly as the founding fathers intended.


Is there a difference between questioning the intelligence of what he does in a calm reasonable manner and just flat out saying FUCK TRUMP to get praise and applause? Is it impossible that someone you hate can do something good? Is it normal that fully grown adults result to childish insults as to what he eats and how he combs his hair? Is it unreasonable to question the motives behind why someone who hates Trump to express exactly what it is that generated such hatred? Are their unproven generic reasons enough? (he's a rapist, he's a racist)
89   Hassan_Rouhani   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 14, 9:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

komputodo says
Is it normal that fully grown adults result to childish insults as to what he eats and how he combs his hair?


Actors and musicians are not really "fully grown adults". Mentally most of them closer to children. Hence the childish behavior.
90   RafiMaas   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 14, 12:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

komputodo says
Is it normal that fully grown adults result to childish insults


Such as "little rocket man"?

No, it's not normal, but that's who we selected as president!
91   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 1:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says
Neither Trump nor the GOP ever make mistakes. Let's face it, it's another YUGE victory for TRump just like the tax cuts.

Sure is. Name the US President that got North Korea to suspend all nuke and ballistic missiles voluntarily.

I'll wait.
92   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Donnie’s Diary—6/13/18



Well I’m back from Singapore and a playdate with my new bestie, Kim Jong-un. He let me call him Kimmie and we even snuggled when we were alone. We told each other a lot of things that most people don’t know. I asked him about his hair and he asked about mine.

He told me he’s a fatty and that’s why he has a crush on me. He loves Mickey Mouse and I brought him a collection of Mickey cartoons which we watched together. He had his chef make Big Macs, at least they tasted just like a real ones.

His people love him—they really worship him. If it wasn’t for the fake news, they’d be saying that about me. I was a little jealous.

Toughness is the answer. When you’re ruthless, you scare the shit out of everyone and they’ll don anything for you. I really could get used to that.

He told me that they didn’t have a human rights problem and I believe him. He was very honest and our chemistry was great!

I forgot to bring a gift so when he asked for us to stop the war games, I said sure. No only didn’t it cost anything but we’ll save a ton of money.

He didn’t have anything for me and felt a little bad but I told him, next time. He said he would pretend to blow up a missile testing site just for the TV cameras but he whispered that it’s really a scale model like model trains. They use that trick a lot.

I said DO IT. I fool them all the time too. It’s amazing how well we got along. We’re alike in so many ways. I just wish he lived closer.

The fake media said I gave away the store and got nothing in return but I told them I couldn’t give away something that wasn’t mine to begin with and besides, I made a new friend.

Miss him soooo much.

https://www.whatthortoldme.com/donnies-diary-6-13-18/

Donnie
93   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

2017-March 2018: Donnie is gonna get us into NUCLEAR WAR!!! There's no way he'll succeed where Glorious Clinton, Bush, and Obama failed. Obama's meeting with Iranian Oligarch Theocrats to give them all their money back with minimal, time-limited inspections was a breakthrough!

March 2018-: Donnie met a dictator! Nevermind he got suspension of DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile program before they even met as a precondition! He met a dictator, didja hear me? He's gonna make the Chinese mad by creating a void between Kim and the Communist Chinese!!!

Donald Trump Cthulhu R'ley Ftagh!!! IA Shub-Niggurath!!! Donnie is lean an athirst! They're coming to take me away hee hee hoo hoo to the funny farm with chirping birds where life is beautiful all of the time!!!! Why won't Kim nuke us to prove Donnie Devil Wrong!!! Ting Tang Orange Douche Bing Bang! HOO HOO HEE HEE HAH HAH!!!!
94   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Donnie is gonna get us into NUCLEAR WAR!!!


Please be patient. Nothing has been done and John Bolton is patiently waiting just off stage left.

Doesn't take a rocket man or rocket scientist to figure out what comes next when it comes time to save face - bigly.

He did do an awesome job though of saluting that North Korean General !
95   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Please be patient. Nothing has been done and John Bolton is patiently waiting just off stage left.

Doesn't take a rocket man or rocket scientist to figure out what comes next when it comes time to save face - bigly.

He did do an awesome job though of saluting that North Korean General !


Mmmm hmmm. Trump Bashers have been dead on, so far. From an inevitable Hillary Victory, to Russian Collusion, to the Travel ban being unconstitutional, to stopping his SCOTUS appointment, to a nuclear holocaust if Trump strongarmed DPRK.

96   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Nothing has been done so far. Again too much celebrating and chest pounding over the U.S. cancelling the War Games with nothing to show in return except words.

Would be very prudent to remember Potus tends to go with his gut and whoever the last person was he was talking to.

This is far from over. As I mentioned a day or so ago for personal reasons there is no one on this forum that wants to see all of this resolved once and for all - let's not break out the champagne just yet.
97   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

That reminds me



Update: Unemployment lowest in decades.

Also, "Why doesn't the average American twuuuusssstt us", said the Government Employee.
98   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
a nuclear holocaust if Trump strongarmed DPRK.


He didn't strongarm anyone or anything and what the fuck does the unemployment rate have to do with North Korea ?
99   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

As long as the war cabinet is on board - do not count out the next obvious step to save face, should things not go according to plan or the way they were envisioned.
100   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
He didn't strongarm anyone or anything


Oh?

Will Trump's hardball tactics work on China and North Korea?
https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/07/opinions/china-north-korea-opinion-lind/index.html

August 2017: Hyberbolic Rhetoric: Recommends that Trump tone it down
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-way-out-of-trumps-ad-lib-war-with-north-korea

Answer: YES.

Yet more Pundits proven wrong.
101   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It's funny, the Media still thinks this is 1985 where they can make totally bullshit predictions and not be called on it because nobody is going to schlep to the Library's microfiche collection and check a few months gone by.
102   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Getting desperate now citing CNN which is well known fake news outlet.

What is the connection between the unemployment rate in this country and North Korean missiles ?

Back to the blame the media routine now ?

Not sure anyone in the media is citing what I am saying - this is far from over and Bolton is on board. A distraction is a distraction.

The entire time Potus has been in office is to create one or more daily distractions by whatever means necessary to keep the attention away from what is going on behind the curtain.
103   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Getting desperate now citing CNN which is well known fake news outlet.


Yeah, I'm citing their Pundits who have been 100% Incorrect.

Feux Follets says
Back to the blame the media routine now ?


Yep, the Media deserves blame from surrendering 90% of it's coverage to completely incorrect Pundits.

Should I give them a pass for being blatantly and confidently wholly wrong?

When opinion is a big chunk of your business, it's well deserved when your product consistently not only underperforms, but is 180 degrees from accurate.

Feux Follets says
The entire time Potus has been in office is to create one or more daily distractions by whatever means necessary to keep the attention away from what is going on behind the curtain.



Ah, you're learning. Some might call that very Sun Tzu style deception.

Maybe you'll start seeing the purpose behind deliberately misspelling tweets.
104   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 5:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Not playing the game...we have gone from Singapore/North Korea to blame the media.

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Some might call that very Sun Tzu style deception.


Some of us call it bullshit and once again this concept is entirely beyond the attention span of Potus, should he try to use it.

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Maybe you'll start seeing the purpose behind deliberately misspelling tweets.


Ambien ?

Dementia?

Small Hands and Fingers ?

ADHD ?

Barron is actually doing the typing ?
105   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 6:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

17 baby! Do I need to extrapolate?
TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Ah, you're learning. Some might call that very Sun Tzu style deception.

Maybe you'll start seeing the purpose behind deliberately misspelling tweets
106   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 14, 6:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Ambien ?

Dementia?

Small Hands and Fingers ?

ADHD ?

Barron is actually doing the typing ?


So Close, and you lost it.

Better for me and my preferred policies, however.
107   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 15, 12:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
So Close, and you lost it.


Been saying the same thing about the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he's "lost it"
108   Aphroman   ignore (3)   2018 Jun 15, 5:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
That reminds me



Update: Unemployment lowest in decades.

Also, "Why doesn't the average American twuuuusssstt us", said the Government Employee.


Unemployment lowest in decades LMAO. Odd, I remember the Trumpublicans would rush to correct the Obama supporters every time the Unemployment rate dropped, precipitously, under Obama, that UE rate is a Failed Loser metric, and Labor Participation Rate is what matters. What changed? Other then the skin color of the President....


109   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 19, 3:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joshuatrio says
Am I missing something here?


Seoul says North Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearization

South Korea said on Monday (Jun 18) that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation", seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.

Last week's Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produced only a vague statement in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

Amid fears the summit would weaken the international coalition against the North's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed after the meeting that sanctions would remain in place until North Korea's complete denuclearisation.

But his South Korean counterpart suggested on Monday they could be eased sooner.

"Our stance is that the sanctions must remain in place until North Korea takes meaningful, substantive steps towards denuclearisation," Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told reporters.

Seoul and Washington shared the same "big picture" view and would continue close consultations, she added.

The comments come just days after China's foreign ministry suggested that the UN Security Council could consider easing the economic punishment of its Cold War-era ally.

Any reduction in tensions on its doorstep is welcome for China, North Korea's closest ally, which accounts for around 90 per cent of Pyongyang's trade.

The same goes for the South's dovish President Moon Jae-in, who supports engagement with North Korea and held his own summit with Kim in April.

Until recently Trump had pursued a "maximum pressure" campaign - with both China and South Korea on board - of tough rhetoric and tightened sanctions against Pyongyang.

But analysts say the Singapore summit has made it hard for the Trump administration to return to that policy even if its current diplomacy with North Korea proves to be a failure.

"The symbolism of the meeting ensures that the maximum pressure campaign has peaked," said Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea Studies at the US Council on Foreign Relations, in a commentary.

"In practice, China and South Korea will push for relaxation of economic pressure on North Korea," he added.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/seoul-says-north-korea-sanctions-may-be-eased-before-full-10443108

Kim and China just keep on winning thanks to the awesome deal making prowess of the Golden Golem...too funny
110   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 19, 3:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy says
Donnie is gonna get us into NUCLEAR WAR!!!


The forecast is for calm, more calm, and then the storm of the century. You may want a bomb shelter after all.

Trump, like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is feeling the heat of criticism over the joint statement signed in Singapore. Many think that vaguely worded document will not lead to the “amazing deal” the president promised the world in his June 12 interview with Voice of America’s Greta Van Susteren.

There is, despite Trump’s vigorous defense, much to be concerned about.

The American president, until three weeks ago, had brilliantly outmaneuvered Kim. Then, surprisingly, Trump began to make what looked like rookie negotiating mistakes, squandering hard-won advantage.

His most recent tactics have been so ineffective—and the break from smart tactics to poor ones so clear—that it appears Trump may have shifted goals from trying to disarm Kim to winning him over instead.

Yet if Trump is still trying to take away Kim’s missiles and nukes, the forecast is a return to the tension that marked most of last year.

“No one has found a way to persuade North Korea to move in sensible directions,” Stapleton Roy, the former U.S. ambassador to China, told me in early 2004. Then, he was correct. This spring, Trump proved Roy wrong.

Through a combination of Trumpian threats to use force and enhanced sanctions, which cut the flow of international payments to the regime by half according to U.S. government estimates, Kim was motivated to make concessions, including releasing three Americans last month and on April 27 making commitments, through South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to give up his nuclear arsenal. Supreme Commander Kim on April 28 also promised the suspension of weapons testing, and he destroyed at least part of the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site on May 24.

Trump, in a brilliant tactical move, withdrew from the planned Singapore summit on May 24, forcing the North Koreans to turn their rhetoric from belligerent to conciliatory in a matter of hours.

Until the days before the summit, therefore, only the North Koreans were making concessions. Trump was pushing them around, almost at will.

Then Trump, being Trump, flopped. Instead of pressing the advantage—what the North Koreans would have done—the president relaxed the pressure.

With China once again watching his back, Kim can again revert to belligerence. Furthermore, Trump has now given Kim reason to believe the American president can be played.

We all know what happens when Trump feels he has been played. Just ask Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of a country that runs a trade deficit with the one Trump governs. Trump had no substantial trade grievance against Canada, but an annoyed Trump hit back hard nonetheless at the now infamous G7 in Quebec.

Imagine what an enraged Trump will do to Kim. The United States has overwhelming power it can bring to bear on not only North Korea but also its big power sponsors, China, now plagued by a slowing and debt-ridden economy, and Russia, which is always dependent on energy prices.

The Trump administration, in the words of Pompeo, wants “major disarmament” by 2020.

To attain that, the president will probably have to go back to the harsh tactics and rhetoric that got Kim to the bargaining table in the first place. The only difference between 2017, the year of “fire and fury,” and 2020, is that Kim, having bested Trump in Singapore, is undoubtedly overconfident and can therefore miscalculate.

The next cycle of tension will surely be seen by both sides as the final showdown.

Much More: https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-trump-heading-back-to-fire-and-fury-with-kim?yptr=yahoo
111   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 19, 3:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Speaking of people miscalculating we would all do well to remember who is on the Official Potus cabinet dying for chance to launch something on someone somewhere.

China will have Kim's back, so will Pootie.
112   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 19, 3:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joshuatrio says
What am I missing? N.Korea etc...


To answer the question, you did not miss anything because there was nothing to miss except more winning for Team Kim, Team Xi and Team Putin.

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