Timothy Benton | May 17, 2019 | 0
Liberals Rejoice Over North Korea Talks
In a move that is not very surprising, North Korea, who takes their direction from China is balking at talks, condemning the US government of being robber like for demanding North Korea gives up their nukes. The left is rather gleeful over this; you have press pundits are now claiming that the talks are failing.
One should not be surprised, with China and the US’s relationship souring over trade, the US in response to Chinese saber-rattling over Taiwan has sent warships into the straight to show our commitment, China is putting pressure on North Korea to show their displeasure with the US.
What should be expected is North Korea, as they have shown before, will try to push to the limit, see what they can squeeze out of the negotiations, threatened to leave, in the past this has worked. The US rather than respond frantically, handing away much of their leverage like we saw with the last administration do with Iran.
There seem’s to be two takes on the talks, ones with a rather opposite outlook, North Korea accused the Trump administration of making a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization” that was “deeply regrettable.”
Pompeo, who is handling the talks is choosing to ignore the tantrums North Korea is throwing, has come out and said the talks are going well, progress is being made.
He also stated the continuing American goals as he sought to dispel suggestions that the Trump administration has backed down from demanding the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of the North’s nuclear weapons. He said North Korea understood that denuclearization must be “complete” and “verified.”
However, Pompeo said the progress achieved thus far did not warrant any concessions. “While we are encouraged by the progress of these talks, progress alone does not justify the easing of the sanctions regime,” he said.
“Sanctions will remain in place until final fully verified denuclearization as agreed to by Chairman Kim Jong Un has occurred,” he said.
It turns out even FOX’s Harry J. Kazianis sees this as a failure; I have to disagree with him, what we are seeing is the typical petulant responses one would expect from North Korea, what you do is ignore these fits unless they become a problem and continue to push through with the talks. If North Korea wishes to pull out, that is fine as well, you still keep sanctions on, add more, and resume military drills, let them know there will be no quarter from the demands that were made.
MSN came out and quoted Daniel Russel, a significant player in the Obama administration:
“Kim can afford to play hardball because it’s clear to him that Trump, who has already told Americans they can sleep soundly because the threat is now over, badly wants a deal,” Russel said. “And when you want it bad, you get it bad. Why should the North Koreans make concessions to one of Trump’s aides given the president’s record of undercutting them?”
We need to slow down, give this time, talks are never done in days, weeks or even months, they many times drag out well over a year, we need to understand this and give them time. There will be ups and downs, in the end, it is the result that matters, not the journey.
Sadly I think in their wish to see Trump fail, the left would be willing to see America lose a city due to a nuclear strike, if that is what it would take to remove him from power, such is the hate and insanity from the left today.