Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Behind Kim Jong Un's new role as peacemaker: Confidence in his nukes played a key role The change was triggered by a variety of factors, including pressure from economic sanctions, fears of a U.S. strike and perhaps the most critical — Kim’s confidence that his nuclear program is already a credible threat, analysts say. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 11 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jim Michaels, USA TODAY Published 2:54 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump spoke about his plans for meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during a press conference with the Nigerian president. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about Behind Kim Jong Un’s new role as peacemaker: Confidence in his nukes played a key role
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There are two kinds of dictators, the preeminent Jeane Kirkpatrick taught us. There are dictators who are conquerors in their own lands but have no desire to subjugate people beyond their borders; and there are those with extra-territorial ambitions. The former are a blight on humanity’s conscience; the latter a threat to the peace and stability of the world order. To dictators with extra-territorial ambitions, war is unavoidable. Peace is a hiatus in the cycle of war and a time to prepare for its inevitability. They are revolutionary dictators. Time is the greatest commodity revolutionary dictators can have, especially those that believe in their own destiny as future conquerors. Surviving to fight when the time is right is the sine qua non of strategy. Negotiations, as Mao Tse-tung wrote, are not initiated by the revolutionist for arriving at agreements with the enemy. Revolutionists do not compromise. Negotiations are a tactic to advance the strategy of revolution. … [Read more...] about North Korea isn’t interested in negotiations: Kim Jong Un is a revolutionary dictator in mold of Mao
The landmark meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean peninsula in two, according to a report Tuesday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who met with Kim at the same location last week, has persuaded his North Korean counterpart to hold his summit with Trump at the same site, CNN reported. Trump on Monday publicly floated the idea of holding the historic meeting in the DMZ. “There’s something that I like about it because you are there, you are actually there,” Trump said at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden. “If things work out there’s a great celebration to be had on the site, not in a third-party country.” A Trump-Kim meeting would be the first U.S.-North Korean leadership summit in more than six decades of hostility since the 1950-53 Korean War. There is a “strong possibility” the summit will be held in the Truce Village … [Read more...] about President Trump to meet North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in the DMZ
The Terrus Museum in southern France has a little bit of a problem. Half of the paintings in its collection are fakes. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Russia investigationSpecial counsel Robert Mueller is interested in asking President Donald Trump a variety of questions related to the 2016 campaign and people who have figured in Trump's personal life, business interactions and administration, according to Mueller's list of questions for Trump obtained and reported on by The New York Times.The topics, which CNN previously reported can be classified into four main areas, involve questions about Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and any Russian coordination with his presidential campaign, according to the Times. Mueller is leading the investigation into Russian … [Read more...] about Will Trump summit with Kim Jong Un happen along the DMZ?
close Video Trump weighs locations for summit with North Korea Kim Jong Un offers to scrap nuclear weapons if U.S. promises not to invade, formally ends Korean War. Greg Palkot has the story. Before meeting with North Korea’s “very honorable” (Trump’s words) dictator, Kim Jong Un, the president should bone up on the history of that country’s duplicity and deception, including ways it has used the wishful thinking of some past U.S. presidents to achieve its objectives. A good place to start is an essay written by Joshua Muravchik of the American Enterprise Institute for the March 2003 issue of Commentary magazine. As Muravchik notes, North Korea’s nuclear program isn’t a recent development. It began in 1979 and since then, its leaders have played the West, and especially the U.S., like a Stradivarius. In 1989, Pyongyang claimed it would agree that the entire Korean Peninsula become a nuclear-free zone (sound familiar?). Instead, … [Read more...] about Cal Thomas: Trump needs to study up on North Korea’s history of duplicity before meeting with Kim Jong Un