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Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
NY Times ^ | 11-20-2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 11/20/2017 9:01:50 AM PST by NRx

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration. North Korea had been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal.

The president made the announcement at the White House on Monday morning. North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as ones that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.”

Administration officials had hinted in recent weeks that Mr. Trump was considering adding North Korea back to the list in light of that country’s nuclear ambitions and its cyberattacks aimed at the United States and other countries.

The president did not make the announcement during his recently completed 12-day trip to South Korea and other Asian nations. But Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, had said Friday that reporters should expect an announcement early this week.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; bushcrimefamily; cyberattacks; georgebush; georgewbush; korea; nkorea; northkorea; nuclear; statesponsor; statesponsors; surfnorthkorea; terrorism; trump; w
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1 posted on 11/20/2017 9:01:50 AM PST by NRx
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To: NRx

who the heck took them OFF the list?


2 posted on 11/20/2017 9:03:12 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: robroys woman

You really need to ask that?


3 posted on 11/20/2017 9:04:29 AM PST by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: NRx

From the accounts of the ones who have escaped the regime, he is practicing wholesale terror against the entire nation.


4 posted on 11/20/2017 9:05:45 AM PST by odawg
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To: NRx; robroys woman

Strike that comment. I could actually understand someone assuming it was Zero.


5 posted on 11/20/2017 9:06:26 AM PST by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: NRx

GWB did after initially naming them as one of the axis of evil. Remember Iran, Iraq and NK?


6 posted on 11/20/2017 9:07:17 AM PST by eastforker (All in, I'm all Trump,what you got!)
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To: robroys woman

GWB, the president I spent years defending way back before I realized he placed the Uniparty before the country.


7 posted on 11/20/2017 9:08:59 AM PST by lee martell
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To: robroys woman

I had to read almost all the way through the very first sentence to find out.


8 posted on 11/20/2017 9:09:38 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NRx

GW


9 posted on 11/20/2017 9:12:32 AM PST by Iron head mike (punkys revenge)
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To: NRx

Yes!!


10 posted on 11/20/2017 9:16:10 AM PST by kabar
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To: NRx

it’s about damn time


11 posted on 11/20/2017 9:17:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NRx

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a ‘year of friendship’

“The biggest cause for concern is the growing military alliance between Russia and North Korea, with the two regimes recently announcing plans to conduct a series of joint army, navy and air force exercises this year.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11463265/Russia-and-North-Korea-declare-2015-a-year-of-friendship.html

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Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US

May 17, 2017

“Despite efforts by the United Nations to impose isolating sanctions on North Korea in response to the country’s continued development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, trade between Russia and North Korea soared more than 85 percent in the first four months of the year.”

http://www.dw.com/en/russia-steps-up-north-korea-support-to-constrain-us/a-38867861

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Putin very much wants a 'unified Korea' (under communist NK rule)

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Sept 5, 2017

North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said pursuing further sanctions against North Korea is “useless”, saying “they’d rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme”.

The US said on Monday it would table a new UN resolution on tougher sanctions in the wake of the latest test of a nuclear bomb by the North on Sunday.

Mr Putin also said that the ramping up of “military hysteria” could lead to global catastrophe.

He said diplomacy was the only answer.

China, the North’s main ally, has also called for a return to negotiations. ...”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41158281

12 posted on 11/20/2017 9:25:43 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Nukes. See my FR page)
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To: eastforker
GWB did after initially naming them as one of the axis of evil. Remember Iran, Iraq and NK?

Guess he afraid to include the Russians as an obvious member of that axis. When in reality they're the ring leader.

13 posted on 11/20/2017 9:28:47 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Nukes. See my FR page)
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To: lee martell

Dubya was part of the reason I left the R party.


14 posted on 11/20/2017 9:31:30 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: NRx

Trummmp!!!!!!!!

15 posted on 11/20/2017 9:31:46 AM PST by conservative98
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To: jiggyboy

I had to read almost all the way through the very first sentence to find out.


That must have hurt. I was afraid to. ;-)


16 posted on 11/20/2017 9:32:38 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NRx. Oh no, there he goes, being divisive, and trying to start a nuclear war! /sarc

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3606402/posts?page=21#21


17 posted on 11/20/2017 9:37:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: NRx
returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration

WTF?? GW did this?? After all his "axis of evil" talk he did that? Huh, can he get anymore RINO?

18 posted on 11/20/2017 9:41:29 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan from taking office.)
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To: robroys woman; NRx
who the heck took them OFF the list?

Bush. What an idiot.

19 posted on 11/20/2017 9:46:50 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: robroys woman
What really ticks me off about that guy is he sends our troops into Iraq on a BS reason and they gave their lives for it, were maimed for life for it, and when Obama gave everything they fought for right back to the enemy GW didn't say ONE word. Matter of fact he acted like best buds with Obama and Obamas husband Michael. But the second Trump runs, here he comes scuzzing out from under his rock to criticize Trump.


20 posted on 11/20/2017 9:46:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan from taking office.)
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