WINNING! Score another W for the Trump administration.
To show his sincerity in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, Kim Jong-un is holding a public ceremony to initiate the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site at Mt. Mantap prior to his summit with President Trump in Singapore.
No wonder Max Wig (Maxine Waters) practically foams at the mouth at the mention of President Trump’s name. All the guy does is win and make Democrats look like the total losers they are.
I can’t wait to hear the Democrats attempt to give Barack Hussein credit for this one.
Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?
From Fox News
North Korea has scheduled a “ceremony” to dismantle its nuclear testing site on May 23-25 ahead of President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un next month.
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that all the tunnels at the country’s northeastern testing ground will be destroyed by explosion and that observation and research facilities and ground-based testing units will also be removed. The dramatic and symbolic event is part of the Hermit Kingdom’s pledge to discontinue nuclear tests.
“The Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test,” said the announcement. DPRK is an acronym for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The North said they plan to invite journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to inspect the dismantling process.
Analysts say the closure of the site is mostly symbolic and doesn’t represent a material step toward denuclearization.
The announcement comes after Trump said he would hold a summit with Kim in Singapore on June 12. It will be the first meeting ever between a sitting U.S. president and the leader of North Korea.
I’m not saying that Kim coming to heel so unexpectedly happened this way, but stick with me for a minute and just suppose.
Suppose that Kim’s sudden and seemingly inexplicable taming was the result of President Trump pushing his pleasure buttons.
Suppose President Trump offered Kim Jong-un, via Mike Pompeo, $20 million in personal cash, a palace in the Caribbean, a sweet custom jet to tool around the globe in, convinced South Korea and Japan to sweeten the pot with aid and assistance in industrial and commercial development, and promised Kim that he would not be held responsible for the past brutal crimes of his regime.
If that were to happen, Kim would be jetting around the world and living large with his new pal Dennis Rodman while his people enjoy the peace and prosperity they have been literally starving for and for which they will worship Kim forever.
Kind of beats the alternative of Kim and his people being pounded into the North Korean tundra by the US Air Force and its allies, yes?
Say all this cost We the People $50 million. That is less than ten minutes of the tax revenue taken in by the US government in the month of April. Seriously, I calculated it out.
I’m not saying that that’s the way Kim’s sudden change-of-heart transpired. But, suppose it did happen that way. What would you call that?
Pure genius! That’s what. Supernatural brilliance!
For peanuts, President Trump would have rid the world of a dangerous nuclear menace and brought peace to a region that has not seen peace in over seven decades. It would be a fraction of what it costs us to keep the 2nd Infantry Division at the 38th parallel (Korean DMZ), which would become a border between two friendly countries that may very well unite in the future, much like now-united Germany. We could then station the 2nd ID along the US/Mexican border.
Again, not saying it happened that way. But, just suppose.
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Kim had revealed plans to shut down the nuclear test site during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month.
Following the Moon-Kim summit, Moon’s office said Kim was willing to disclose the process to international experts, but the North’s statement Saturday didn’t include any mention about allowing experts on the site.
On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korea can look forward to “a future brimming with peace and prosperity” if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons.
At a ruling party meeting last month, North Korea had already announced that it has suspended all tests of nuclear devices and ICBMs and the plan to close the nuclear testing ground.
Still, the closure of the site could be a useful precedent for Washington and Seoul as they proceed with the nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang, analysts say.
“Now that North Korea has accepted in principle that agreements should be verified, U.S. negotiators should hold them to this standard for any subsequent agreement,” said Adam Mount, a senior defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. “It will make it more difficult for Kim Jong Un to deny inspections now that he has placed them on the table.”
North Korea’s six known nuclear tests have taken place in Punggye-ri, a location in the northeastern part of North Korea where a system of tunnels have been dug under Mount Mantap, Reuters reported.