In an announcement at the White House Thursday night, South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong confirmed that North Korean dictator has extended an invitation to President Donald Trump to meet “as soon as possible,” and that Trump has accepted.
Chung met with Kim Jong-un at an unprecedented meeting of officials from the two Korean states on Monday. Upon returning to South Korea, he confirmed to news outlets there that Kim had agreed to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a meeting on the south side of the border.
In his short statement in Washington on Monday, Chung reiterated his claim that Kim “said he is committed to denuclearization. He said that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear tests.”
Kim also “expressed his willingness to meet President Trump as soon as possible,” Chung added.
“President Trump … said he would meet Kim Jong-un by May to achieve total denuclearization,” he continued. He did not provide any specifics on time or potential location for such a meeting.
Chung described both himself and Trump as “optimistic about continuing a diplomatic process to test the possibility of a peaceful resolution.”
“The Republic of Korea, along with the United States, Japan, and our many partners around the world, remain fully and resolutely committed to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” he added, while asserting that “the pressure will continue until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions.”
The Trump administration has spearheaded a global effort to place unprecedented sanctions on the North Korean regime, which has consistently threatened to use nuclear weapons against American targets like New York and San Francisco. Trump has emphasized China’s role in enforcing these sanctions in particular, as the communist regime’s largest trading partner, and praised China’s communist regime for cooperating in part on pressuring Pyongyang.
The tactic appears to have worked. According to a report in South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo, the sanctions are hurting Kim’s regime in an “unprecedented” way, particularly stalling North Korea’s ability to export goods for cash.
Kim’s meeting with Moon would make him the first North Korean dictator to visit South Korea in history. His meeting with Trump, if it occurs, will also be unprecedented.
Kim is the grandson of founding North Korean tyrant Kim Il-sung and father of preceding dictator Kim Jong-il. In talks with Chung and the South Korean delegation, Kim reportedly claimed denuclearization was his father’s “dying wish,” despite Kim Jong-il’s near-total commitment of the North Korean economy to developing nuclear weapons, rather than much-needed humanitarian aid for the millions of citizens starving in his country.
North Korea forces thousands of citizens into gulags for “political re-education,” both for any behavior constructed as critical of the regime or for being related to anyone considered a threat. Under the tyrannical “songbun” caste system, families of lower “songbun” are banned from Pyongyang, kept out of the nation’s few well-earning jobs, and otherwise ostracized. Low “songbun” can be earned if parents, grandparents, or distant relatives were once opposed to Kim Il-sung’s rise during the Korean War.
North Koreans are subject to public execution if caught with Bibles or foreign media such as Hollywood films. Disabled people, useless to the regime, are hidden from public view in labor camps.
One North Korean defector said of her time in the country, “it’s the same thing as the Holocaust.”
Chung did not mention if or how the meeting of the two leaders would benefit the citizens of North Korea.
North Korea is becoming a daily problem. The rogue nation won’t rest until it drags the world into conflict. It’s dictator, the fat Kim Jong-un, promised to destroy America and our allies. Their aggressive missile testing is hurting more than its enemies.
The people of North Korea suffer. That’s one of the biggest tragedies of the corrupt regime. Kim Jong-un pushes for better weapons. Meanwhile, his people starve. Even soldiers are malnourished and sick. What can be said of the civilians?
Now we are learning that Un’s insane weapons program is hurting his own people. A missile test earlier in 2017 costed significant damage to a North Korea city.
From Fox News:
An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday.
The IRBM was launched April 28, 2017 near Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province and was the third in a series of failed launches that month, the report said.
The missile crashed into the city of Tokchun after one minute of powered flight, the report said. The explosion caused “considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings,” the report said, citing a U.S. government source with knowledge of the program.
The secretive regime makes it nearly impossible to determine the extent of damages. The online magazine theorized that if the missile hit a populated city, the result could have been catastrophic…
North Korea has repeatedly launched missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions throughout 2017. When the missiles are launched, they are not accompanied with any formal warning or notice, leaving neighboring countries and the United States left to interpret Pyongyang’s intentions.
Kim Jong-un is an incompetent, corrupt dictator. He clearly does not care about the welfare of his people. He gets (or stays) fat, while they starve. Whatever resources the country owns get wasted on missile programs. Now we know that vital structures are being damaged.
What will it take to bring North Korea in check? Its citizens are in need. Sanctions meant to punish the government hurt the people as well. Meanwhile, a black market from China ensures that only the wealthy get what they need.
Things will have to change soon. Either Kim Jong-un will attack or the people will revolt. Un will force America and the international community to act. Or his people will revolt, much the way Iran’s people are. The terrible conditions cannot last forever.
Let’s hope things will change soon, for the better.
President Trump has other world leaders right where he wants them. Confused and worried that he may change their sweetheart deals with the United States.
They have all gotten rich off our past leaders idiocy which is fine if we at least got concessions that made the world safer.
But we did not. So Trump has to go fix our bad trade deals and fix the weak security deals that Iran and North Korea are enjoying.
It is not an easy job which is why we elected Trump to do it. We need someone who can go shake things up, get everyone respecting America again and get people to the negotiating table any way possible.
The carrot and the stick approach and none have played it better than Trump.
The media was gathered in South Korea for Trump’s big speech and they were all expecting him to rain down fire and fury on North Korea’s ‘Rocket Man.’
But in a shocking reversal that stunned the media into silence, Trump did the opposite.
“I really believe that it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal that’s good for the people of North Korea and the people of the world.”
As the media picked their jaws up off the floor Trump added a little stick to the negotiation according to The New York Post,
“I think we’re making a lot of progress. I think we’re showing great strength. I think they understand we have unparalleled strength. There has never been strength like it.”
Before adding that North Korea’s worst fears are coming true,
“So China is out trying very hard to solve the problem with North Korea. We hope that Russia, likewise, will be helpful. So if we get China, if we get Russia – and we have some other countries, but we want to get most of them – we think that things will happen, and they could happen very quickly.”
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Since Kim Jong-Un over in North Korea took it upon himself to once again fire nuclear-capable long-range missiles earlier this week, President Donald Trump decided to give him a stern warning with a flare that only he knows how to give.
Standing before a massive U.S. flag and an intimidating B-2 stealth bomber which is a plane that’s capable of dropping more nuclear bombs than Fat Boy Un has in his entire arsenal, Trump lashed out at the dictator with fury. He sent him a stern warning that the highly advanced U.S. weaponry is designed to make the souls of America’s enemies ‘tremble.’ And that’s the way it should be.
What Fat Boy Un doesn’t understand, or just doesn’t have the capability to understand, is how in over his head he really is here.
President Trump isn’t Bill Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama. President Trump won’t let a two-bit 3rd world communist dictator continue to extort goodwill from the US every time he throws a tantrum. The days of getting signed Michael Jordan basketballs are over.
This time Kim Jong-Un won’t be getting his way. And if he continues to push it, all he will be getting is the unique ability to be able to glow in the dark for the next 500 years.
North Korea says seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with U.S.
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month.
“Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying by the state news agency, KCNA.
Kim was shown beaming as he watched the missile fly from a moving launcher in photos released by the agency, surrounded by several officials.
“The combat efficiency and reliability of Hwasong-12 were thoroughly verified,” said Kim as quoted by KCNA. Kim added the North’s goal of completing its nuclear force had “nearly reached the terminal”.
North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim’s leadership as it accelerates a weapons program designed to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile.
After the latest missile launch on Friday, White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the United States was fast running out of patience with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
“We’ve been kicking the can down the road, and we’re out of road,” McMaster told reporters, referring to Pyongyang’s repeated missile tests in defiance of international pressure.
“For those … who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option,” he said, adding that it would not be the Trump administration’s preferred choice.
Also on Friday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the “highly provocative” missile launch by North Korea.
It had already stepped up sanctions against North Korea in response to a nuclear bomb test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on North Korea’s textile exports and capping its imports of crude oil.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, echoed McMaster’s strong rhetoric, even as she said Washington’s preferred resolution to the crisis is through diplomacy and sanctions.
“What we are seeing is, they are continuing to be provocative, they are continuing to be reckless and at that point there’s not a whole lot the Security Council is going to be able to do from here, when you’ve cut 90 percent of the trade and 30 percent of the oil,” Haley said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said that he is “more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming.” He said at Joint Base Andrews near Washington that North Korea “has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community.”
North Korea’s latest test missile flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan on Friday and landed in the Pacific about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) to the east, the Japanese government said.
It traveled about 3,700 km (2,300 miles) in total, according to South Korea’s military, far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which the North has threatened before.
“The range of this test was significant since North Korea demonstrated that it could reach Guam with this missile,” the Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy group said in a statement. However, the accuracy of the missile, still at an early stage of development, was low, it said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated combination photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson called on China, Pyongyang’s only ally, and Russia to apply more pressure on North Korea by “taking direct actions of their own.”
Beijing has pushed back, urging Washington to do more to rein in North Korea.
“Honestly, I think the United States should be doing .. much more than now, so that there’s real effective international cooperation on this issue,” China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said on Friday.
“They should refrain from issuing more threats. They should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation,” he said, while adding that China would never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.
North Korea staged its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test earlier this month and in July tested long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching at least parts of the U.S. mainland.
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Last month, North Korea fired an intermediate range missile that also flew over Hokkaido into the ocean.
Warning announcements about the latest missile blared in parts of northern Japan, while many residents received alerts on their mobile phones or saw warnings on TV telling them to seek refuge.
The U.S. military said it had detected a single intermediate range ballistic missile but it did not pose a threat to North America or Guam.
Global equities investors largely shrugged off the latest missile test by North Korea as shares on Wall Street set new highs on Friday.
DIFFERENCES OVER DIRECT TALKS
Trump has promised not to allow North Korea to threaten the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.
Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said the United States needed to begin talks with North Korea, something that Washington has so far ruled out.
“We called on our U.S. partners and others to implement political and diplomatic solutions that are provided for in the resolution,” Nebenzia told reporters after the Security Council meeting. “Without implementing this, we also will consider it as a non-compliance with the resolution.”
Asked about the prospect for direct talks, a White House spokesman said, “As the president and his national security team have repeatedly said, now is not the time to talk to North Korea.”
South Korean President Moon Jae-in also said dialogue with the North was impossible at this point. He ordered officials to analyze and prepare for possible new North Korean threats, including electromagnetic pulse and biochemical attacks.
The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty. The North accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.
It was known back in Roman times, that any Roman citizen could walk the world without any fear whatsoever of molestation because if any harm would ever come to them, the perpetrators would feel the wrath of whole Roman Empire rain down on them. That’s how it should be today for Americans, we have the technology, the know-how, and the brave souls so that no American Citizen should ever have to incur any harm from any outside force of any kind.
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Tensions have been mounting between the Untied States and North Korea over the past several months, as the chubby dictator continues to rattle his sabers and look for reasons to go to war. As Kim Jong-un continues to play with his toys on the world stage and threatens to strike the United States and other surrounding countries with nukes, unfortunately for this underdeveloped man-child, he could soon be getting a little unexpected company knocking on his door, after what the “assassination squad” and SEAL Team 6 have planned.
It’s never a good idea to screw with America, especially with President Trump and ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis in charge of our military. After months of puffing out his chest and pretending to be a badass, Kim Jong-un is now going to learn that lesson the hard way. According to breaking intelligence reports, SEAL Team 6, who took out Osama bin Laden back in 2011, are now in the active stages of their plot to neutralize “little Kim,” and they have the scopes of their sniper weapons now pointing at the forehead of Kim Jong-un if he makes one more sudden move towards war.
According to breaking reports, the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six is now conducting battle drills with South Korean “assassination squad,” who’s planning to neutralize Kim Jong Un as soon as December should things continue to deteriorate in the region. American Military News reported:
The U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six is reportedly drilling with a South Korean “assassination squad” that would take out North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the event of war.
The South Korean Defense Minister, Song Young-moo, said the assassination squad should be ready in December, and that it is meant to “neutralize ‘command and control’ systems in the North,” according to a report.
The Defense Ministry is calling its assassination plan “Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMPR),” according to the report, and the plan is a “‘three-axis system’ that includes Seoul’s homegrown anti-missile systems, the Korean Air and Missile Defense [KAMD] and Kill Chain, a pre-emptive strike system.”
North Korea recently tested its most powerful nuclear missile yet – and the nation led by dictator Kim Jong Un now says it has more “gift packages” for the United States.
This comes after South Korea has also warned that North Korea has another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICMB) that it will fire.
North Korea’s sixth nuclear missile test caused a 6.3 earthquake and was roughly five times as large as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan. The test came hours after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un claimed that it now had an H-bomb to put onto its long-range ICBMs.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Monday that North Korea is “begging for war,” and that it’s time for the international community to impose the strongest possible sanctions against North Korea.
It’s comforting to know that our military isn’t being led by a terrorist-pandering moron anymore. President Trump has been extremely proactive with his response to North Korea in recent months, and is taking Kim Jong-un’s threats to launch a nuclear strike against the Untied States very seriously. Back in April, SEAL Team 6 conducted training in the Foal Eagle exercise, where other special ops teams including Army Rangers, Delta Forces, and Green Berets trained to take out the “fat kid” in North Korea should he push his antics too far. US military officials have kept the training shrouded in secrecy, only confirming that the joint exercise consisted of ground, air, naval, and special operations teams involving a whopping 17,000 troops.
Under Obama, the world got used to America being led by a pansy, as old Barry made us the literal laughing stock of the world with his anti-American antics. Now Kim Jong-un is catching a glimpse of the massive amount of whoop-ass that could quickly ensue, should he continue with his threats. Come December, and all that could be left of little Kim is could giant grease spot, after SEAL Team Six puts a round of ‘Merica right between his evil gerbil-like eyes.