Sandwich Makers Hold Surprise Meeting in North Korea…

South Korean Prime Minister Moon Jae-in is the Asian version of Barack Obama, and much like North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un essentially irrelevant in this geopolitical confrontation.  Take a seat, or make a sandwich…. it matters not.

Behind the fanciful Korean ‘denuclearization talks‘ and lofty ‘peace initiatives‘ a far more consequential geopolitical economic battle is taking place between the worlds largest two economies.  U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping are engaged.

The Sandwich Maker Summit –  (Reuters) – “South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday in an effort to ensure that a high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place successfully, South Korean officials said.

[…]  Their two hours of talks at the Panmunjom border village came a month after they held the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade at the same venue. At that meeting, they declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

“The two leaders candidly exchanged views about making the North Korea-U.S. summit a successful one and about implementing the Panmunjom Declaration,” South Korea’s presidential spokesman said in a statement. He did not confirm how the meeting was arranged or which side asked for it.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said an advance team of White House and U.S. State Department officials would leave for Singapore on schedule this weekend to prepare for a possible summit there.”  (read more)

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Chairman Xi made a strategic decision in his adversarial approach toward President Trump.  Again, as noted in the briefing by Secretary Pompeo – Panda China is telling Pompeo they too want to see peace, Korean stability and denuclearization.  However, Dragon-China is using the panda mask, and simultaneously leveraging Chairman Kim to aid their trade and economic conquest objectives.

However, Beijing made a fatal mistake; Xi exposed too much dragon face -and brought great shame and embarrassment to the Chinese people- he did not expect President Trump to call him out publicly.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross heads to China June 2-4 with •Steel and Aluminum tariffs; •auto-sector 232 evaluations; •intellectual property penalties; •over $150 billion in additional trade sanctions/tariffs pending; •and financial sanctions against Chinese banks as economic arrows in his dragon slaying quiver.

Don’t doubt for a minute, based on Chairman Xi’s mid-May maneuver with Chairman Kim, Wolverine Ross is not about to fire one -or several- of those arrows directly into the heart of Beijing.  My guess would be the Steel (25%) and Aluminum (10%) tariffs for China go into effect regardless of the disposition of current trade negotiations.

Chairman Xi Jinping made a strategic mistake.  Communist Xi genuinely has no idea the level of hurt President Trump is looking for an excuse to deliver.  Xi Jinping showed great disrespect by attempting to embarrass U.S. President Donald Trump over the Singapore summit.  Things are fixing to get ‘Old-School’.

 

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175 Responses to Sandwich Makers Hold Surprise Meeting in North Korea…

  1. A2 says:

    Just a correction to the Yonhap article. Kim hugged Moon at the end of the two hour meeting, Swiss style (right, left, right) no kissing involved. I saw the up-close footage.

    Moonriver was very happy, Kim not so much. Barely smiled and looked uncomfortable (to me).

    Some trivia: It was reported that North Koreans are trying to buy the commemorative medals from the WH gift shop.

    The lead player and negotiator and the guy who ramped up the nasty rhetoric recently, was known as the ‘salami slicer’ by SK press over the talks during 2003-8. I thought Sundance would appreciate that.

    KJU’s older brother Kim Jong-chol (who is denigrated as a softy loser in NK) has suddenly popped up in the press recently.

    Moon will give a presser in about an hour so no point in commenting on the meeting yet.

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  2. Pam says:

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    • jmclever says:

      Pam, I don’t do Twitter, so could you please tell Mr. Caplan that if the history of confrontation is an issue with Lil Kim, then he should stop threatening the U.S., Japan, and Guam.

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  3. truthbomb says:

    Exactly! NK and Iran are two of China’s pitbulls. China uses the pitbulls as a proxy to threaten the United States over and over again to gain leverage for (insert). We pretend that it is actually China that isn’t threatening us and our allies with nuclear holocaust. Time to stop pretending.

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  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    I have my own theory.

    South Korea has money. North Korea is broke. China wants the USA out of their territory (which they believe Korea is their territory).

    This is the best way for China to take over Korea. The border will be soft, and the Commies will take over.

    We spend a lot of money to keep Korea profitable. Lucky for us our President changed the Trade deal Obama got us into. Just in time.

    Remember to build the wall bill? We need that a Socialist government is coming to Mexico and we will become Socialists with an open border.

    Mexicans vote, and vote often. Just sayin’ Americans need to start taking care of ourselves. Soon….like now!

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. kea says:

    South Korean Prime Minister Moon Jae-in is the Asian version of Barack Obama— I find this very interesting I must say!!! Only better looking right! 😉

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  7. jmclever says:

    “South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday in an effort to ensure that a high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place successfully, South Korean officials said.”

    Sounds like they are positioning Moon Ja-en to receive the Nobel instead of Donald Trump

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  8. Sunshine says:

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a BROKER, and nothing more in this BUSINESS deal.

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    • pageoturner says:

      Remember Moon was a NeverTrumper when Trump won. He rejected Trump’s demand for a beefed up defense system when he was elected.

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  9. pageoturner says:

    Look at Kim’s face. This is one HAPPY man – not the face of an unwilling or reluctant participant in summit talks.

    My guess – he wants out from under China and sees Trump as an ally in that dream Trump promised of wealth and prosperity for North Korea. Un was educated in Switzerland. He knows just how backward North Korea is and how it continues to decline as China prospers.

    Un is looking forward to the Summit like a kid waiting for Christmas.

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