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Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 08, 2018 12:16AM
Oops.

Oddly enough, I found some of the greatest entertainment value regarding this epic face-plant coming from a Fox News piece. Even they couldn’t sugar-coat it. (not going to link - if you don’t believe me you can google the title below).

What now? Pompeo exits North Korea emptyhanded, leaving US with three options -- all of them bad

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...Option 1: A full U.S. military assault on North Korea to rid the world of Kim’s weapons of mass destruction.

Uh, yeah. The Bolton option, let’s call it. Also called Iraq on steroids. Might not work, and millions of South Koreans dead. I guess that’s bad.

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Option 2: A U.S. policy of containment of North Korea on steroids, or what the Trump administration called “maximum pressure.”

So many steroids, but a great idea. We could appeal to all of our friends in the world today to avoid business with North Korea...which, um, they’re already doing. But the “maximum pressure” part of this is, we get China to really turn the screws. Because our relationship with them is so strong since the trade war... y’know what? Lets move on to #3.

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Option 3: Accepting North Korea as a nuclear power and moving on to deal with the bigger threat of containing China.

Also known as blame the press for reporting what happened, and distracting our saps supporters with more bluster and BS, only this time directed at the world’s second largest economy.

Yeah, that should work.
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Re: Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 08, 2018 12:45AM
"Why should there be such a short fuse? Trump, by making concessions in May and June, created a situation where delay greatly benefits the North Koreans.
Trump placed trust in Kim’s good faith, even generously giving the North Korean incentives to stall negotiations. The president backed off sanctions, for instance, providing de facto relief. Moreover, he has been allowing China to violate U.S. and UN measures with impunity, and he has not acted against a slightly less-brazen Russia either.
More important, since at least the end of May the administration has held off sanctioning almost three dozen entities, some of them Russian and Chinese. Because North Korea continually changes front companies, not going after Pyongyang’s new shells essentially spells the end of sanctions.
Trump gave Kim another gift: suspension of large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea. The president, incredibly, did that without getting the North Koreans to suspend their drills. Therefore, the Korean People’s Army will proceed with its summer training cycle while U.S. and South Korea forego August’s Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, intended to keep UN Command forces at a high state of readiness."

[amp.thedailybeast.com]
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Re: Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 08, 2018 08:19AM
It just the art of the deal, amirite?
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Re: Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 08, 2018 09:02PM
In many ways, it's a rehash of previous 'top level' negotiations with the leader of NK. Only 45 is the only president to meet with him, with the slight increase in status that confers.



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Re: Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 08, 2018 10:08PM
"Only I can fix this…"

BWA HA HA
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Re: Pompeo: It went well! NK: It was “regrettable”
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 09, 2018 03:17PM
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