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  • North Korea did Trump a favor by snubbing John Bolton

    05/21/2018 3:06:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/2018 | BY TOM Z. COLLINA
    It was pure fantasy to think that North Korea was going to turn over its nuclear arsenal within months of the planned June 12 Trump-Kim summit. Yet, apparently, National Security Adviser John Bolton has an active imagination. So it’s a good thing that Pyongyang has rejected Bolton’s ridiculous Libya plan; Trump can now focus on realistic ways to get the denuclearization we all want. Bolton has been aggressively touting his plan to apply the “Libya model” to North Korea. By this he means that, as Libya did in 2003, North Korea should turn over its nuclear program to the United...
  • Pacific island leaders pledge action toward North Korea denuclearization

    05/19/2018 5:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | May 19, 2018 | Saki Hayashi
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The leaders of 16 Pacific island nations and territories, as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand, adopted a declaration at the end of a two-day summit Saturday committing to concrete action toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. It was the first time for participants to refer to the North Korean threat at the summit, which is held every three years. This year's summit, the eighth, was held in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The leaders welcomed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, issued at the April summit between the leaders of...
  • China urges North Korea to proceed with Donald Trump summit

    05/17/2018 12:05:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 16 May 2018
    China urges North Korea to proceed with Donald Trump summit China has urged its ally North Korea to proceed with a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and US president Donald Trump amid threats from Pyongyang to scrap the meeting. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sides should ensure the meeting runs as planned and yields “substantial outcomes”. Mr Kim and Mr Trump are due to meet in Singapore on June 12, but Pyongyang has threatened to withdraw, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure it into abandoning its nuclear weapons. Mr...
  • New York Post Editorial: Blood is on Hamas’ hands, not Trump’s

    05/15/2018 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Amidst the screaming headlines about “massacre” and “war crimes” and unsettling pictures of Arab casualties, keep in mind the central question: When is it the right time to do the right thing? That’s the question President Trump faced when considering whether to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. His three predecessors had used a loophole in the 1995 law requiring the move to give a consistent and increasingly cynical answer of, “Not now, maybe later.” That dodge lasted 22 years, until Trump cut through the nonsense last December with a statement of resounding moral clarity. Now, he said, is the...
  • White House is ready to walk away from North Korea as Sarah Sanders says...

    05/16/2018 7:45:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2018 | Francesca Chambers
    White House is ready to walk away from North Korea as Sarah Sanders says Trump will stay with 'maximum pressure campaign' to force Kim to the table June 12 Singapore summit between Trump and Kim is suddenly in jeopardy North Korean government blames joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises Pyongyang sees the drills as a rehearsal for a full-scale invasion Kim also canceled meeting with South Korea's president on a few hours' notic Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that North Korean outrage was par for the course and the U.S. was moving ahead with preparations A senior White House official...
  • North Korea casts doubt on Trump summit, rejects denuclearization

    05/15/2018 10:14:06 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 16, 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    North Korea on Wednesday injected further uncertainty into plans for a highly anticipated summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The reclusive regime said it will reconsider the historic June 12 meeting scheduled to take place in Singapore if the U.S. insists on Pyongyang relinquishing its nuclear weapons, Reuters reported, citing North Korea's state news agency KCNA. The development is the latest sign of possible backtracking by Kim following the ruler's months-long international charm offensive that was widely hoped to clear tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Earlier, the rogue state canceled talks with South Korea and threatened...
  • Defector: North Korea will never give up their nukes

    05/15/2018 11:07:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Leading up to the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month, a former North Korean official says the country is only putting on a show about getting rid of their nuclear weapons. Thae Yong-Ho defected from North Korea in 2016, where he was the deputy ambassador to Great Britain. He said, “In the end, North Korea will remain a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear power.” He explained that the North “would oppose intrusive inspections as they would be viewed as a process of breaking down Kim Jong Un’s absolute power...
  • Vox Writer Has Mental Meltdown Over Possible Trump Korea Success

    05/15/2018 5:57:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 15, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The big fear of liberals isn't that President Donald Trump will fail. What really gnaws at them is their extreme fear that Trump will be successful. In the case of Vox's senior correspondent, Matthew Yglesias, the specific possibility that Trump's policy towards North Korea could prove to be a success has inspired a Trump deranged horror in him.  You can see the symptoms of his derangement in the very first two paragraphs of his May 14 mental meltdown known as Why are we taking Donald Trump’s Korea diplomacy seriously?
  • $50 million “Asian Village” featuring retail, housing and restaurants coming to Novi (Michigan)

    05/14/2018 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | Mark Cavitt
    A need that was identified years ago may soon be filled. Novi City Council has approved the conditional purchase and sale of a 10-acre property located along Grand River Avenue, just east of Town Center Drive and south of 11 Mile Road for $3.15 million. The developer, Sakura Novi LLC., an affiliate of Robert B. Aikens and Associates, plans to construct a $50 million Asian Village. The village, which will feature housing, restaurants, lifestyle services, retail and office space as well as a 25,000 square-foot Asian market and food-hall operated by Novi-based One World Market, will be a significant asset...
  • The Media Campaign to Downplay Trump’s Deal With North Korea has Begun

    05/13/2018 5:18:49 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Open borders in action! – A 20 year-old Muslim man was shot and killed by Paris police after he had gone on a knifing campaign in which he murdered one victim and injured four others, shouting “Allahu akbar!” as went about his merry way. The man had claimed asylum as a Chechnyan refugee 10 years before. Fake analysts on CNN and MSNBC will spend the next month agonizing over what this poor man’s motivation could possibly have been. Your fake news media in action! – Well, the media campaign to downplay the...
  • SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Schumer SLAMS Trump for Prisoner Release

    05/10/2018 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 95 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 4/10/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer bizarrely attacked the Trump administration Wednesday over the successful release of three American prisoners held by North Korea; suggesting the hostages were used as “bargaining chips.” Schumer offered his scathing critique just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left the Korean peninsula with the three prisoners by his side; saying “No regime has the right to hold American citizens in captivity without cause, and under no circumstances should American citizens be viewed as bargaining chips.” “If countries in the world think they can detain Americans and get something in return, we’ll see many more...
  • Whiny CNN Frets Over Trump Getting Credit for Freed Prisoners, Mentions Mueller

    05/10/2018 8:53:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/10/2018 | Scott Whitlock and Curtis Houck
    What should be the focus of coverage when three United States prisoners are freed from North Korea? If you’re the journalists at CNN overnight, you make sure to mention the Robert Mueller investigation, Stormy Daniels and to worry about Donald Trump getting credit for these Americans returning. At 2:26 AM ET, in the early hours of Thursday, CNN’s cameras were waiting for Trump and Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base. Journalist John Vause deemed this the time to speculate on scandals: “Donald Trump believes that this success in the foreign policy field...
  • Trump Reveals Date And Location For U.S.-North Korea Summit

    05/10/2018 8:56:17 AM PDT · by · 19 replies
    ILOVEMYFREEDOM.ORG ^ | May 10, 2018 | Martin
    President Donald Trump has revealed the date and location for the historic summit between the United States and North Korea. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that the meeting will be in Singapore on June 12th. "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" Trump wrote. The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018 The hotly anticipated date and location of the summit...
  • Japan, China, S.Korea to agree to work on N.Korea

    05/08/2018 4:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    NHK World ^ | May 9, 2018
    The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea are to reaffirm that they will work closely together to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold talks in Tokyo on Wednesday in the first 3-way summit in 2-and-a-half years. Li is the first Chinese leader to visit Japan in 7 years. Moon's visit is the first by a South Korean leader in 6-and-a-half years. The 3 leaders will discuss North Korea ahead of the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader...
  • Today in Military History: V-E Day, and five Medal of Honor actions

    05/08/2018 7:52:10 AM PDT · by fugazi · 1 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 8, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1864: Union Army forces under the command of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee clash in the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse. The outcome at Spotsylvania Courthouse will be inconclusive and the casualties terribly heavy. In less than two weeks, Grant will again break contact and continue his advance toward Richmond. [...] 1945: V-E Day: The unconditional surrender of German forces signed by Gen. Alfred Jodl at the “little red schoolhouse” (supreme allied headquarters in Reims, France) the previous day becomes official. Although clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army will continue for...
  • Today is V.E. Day: on May 8, 1945, World War 2 ended in Europe

    05/08/2018 5:46:07 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 12 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/07/2018 | Harpygoddess
    May 8th is the anniversary of V.E. Day (for "Victory in Europe") in 1945, and commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces, ending World War II in Europe. With Adolf Hitler dead by his own hand, German military leaders signed surrender documents at several locations in Europe on May 7, capitulating to each of their victorious foes. Germany’s partner in fascism, Italy, had switched sides in 1943, though many Italians continued to fight alongside their German comrades in Italy. Upon entering the war in December 1941, the United States had agreed on a “Europe first” strategy:...
  • How to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone

    05/06/2018 6:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kate Springer
    All eyes are on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) right now, where South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in April and vowed to bring peace to the peninsula. Even the US President could be on his way there. A source told CNN in May that Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet President Trump at the DMZ, a no-man's land about 30 miles north of Seoul that was established in the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement. Dividing the peninsula like a scar, the 160-mile-long treaty zone isn't just a strategic political meeting place...
  • Trump and the Nobel Prize: history suggests it’s not that crazy (Left-wing Canadian reporter)

    05/06/2018 12:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    iPolitics ^ | May 6, 2018 | Paul Koring
    Donald Trump and the tainted Nobel Peace Prize jury deserve each other. So just go ahead and award the President the sullied prize. After all it was created by Alfred Nobel, the international arms merchant keen to recast his blood-stained legacy after pocketing a fortune making mass killing far more cost-efficient. And Trump, unlike some of the warmongers, racists, handmaidens to genocide, and terrorists already among the pantheon of winners, might actually have a credible claim to it. At least 18 slavish Republican Congressmen and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in are already on record saying Trump deserves the award. At...
  • Abe, Xi agree to cooperate in tackling N. Korea nuclear issue

    05/05/2018 4:53:11 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 6 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 5/52018 | staff
    In a landmark telephone conversation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday agreed to closely cooperate in resolving the North Korean nuclear and missile issues and confirmed the importance of U.N. sanctions against the North to achieve that goal. In the first telephone talks ever between a Japanese prime minister and Chinese president — demonstrating the rapidly warming ties between Asia’s two biggest powers — Abe and Xi welcomed the recent commitment by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in toward a “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The two leaders...
  • For all the fury we vent at Trump, we have to admit that his macho bluster has had its benefits

    05/04/2018 7:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | May 4, 2018 | Emily Sheffield
    Which element of Donald Trump do you delight in despising most? Every day brings a fresh example of pugnacious behaviour, another execrable opinion, more insights into his arriviste 24-carat gold tap taste or strutting vanity. We lap up every revelation; his bombast is brilliant clickbait. The Trump Show gains top ratings in our everyday dialogue; his latest tweets are a failsafe conversation starter. This week alone brought a basketload of delights (he’s the gift that just keeps on giving. No wonder sales of the New York Times are up 10 per cent). Now we know he’s the author of that...