Secretary Pompeo Meets Kim Yong-Chol in New York To Negotiate DPRK Denuclearization Terms…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began the first meeting with North Korean emissary Kim Yong-chol today in New York.  Over the next two days the two leaders are anticipated to discuss terms of North Korean denuclearization and the possibility of a summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un.

Pompeo arriving like a boss

Kim Yong-chol, is one of the most influential North Koreans outside of the Kim Jong-un family.  Premier Kim Yong Chol has been closely involved in with talks with South Korea and is the most senior DPRK official to set foot in the US since 2000.

Over the next two days Secretary Pompeo and Premier Kim Yong-chol are anticipated to discuss the granular details of North Korea giving up all nuclear weapons.  There is a great deal of responsibility on the shoulders of Pompeo to ensure clarity of expectations in advance of any further diplomatic meetings.

North Korean’s leader’s right hand man, arrived at a New York apartment near the UN headquarters for a steak dinner meeting shortly after Secretary Pompeo arrived: VIDEO:

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232 Responses to Secretary Pompeo Meets Kim Yong-Chol in New York To Negotiate DPRK Denuclearization Terms…

  1. Maquis says:

    Winning.

    Liked by 12 people

  2. Hoosier_Friend? says:

    These are, indeed, amazing times to be alive. Thank you SD and thank you POTUSDJT and Trump Administration.

    Liked by 20 people

  3. Bob Thoms says:

    The pace of this thing is amazing.

    Liked by 18 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      TY for sharing that SD! I was pleasantly surprised by the Ambassador that served under Reagan and both Bushes. It was a fantastic interview in the fact that he seems to understand the players and he is willing to believe that we may see everything negotiated by North Korea 🇰🇵.

      Not only denuclearizing but an official end of the Korean War and a reunification of the Peninsula.

      He was also right in the fact that China 🇨🇳 cannot be happy with our military presence on land, in the sea and in the air.

      I wrote this thread the other day:

      I think our President won’t have an issue with getting our men and women out of South Korea 🇰🇷. However, we will not leave Japan 🇯🇵 for the foreseeable future. The Japanese are starting to build their military back up to be offensive again. We need to be there as that buildup continues.

      Liked by 13 people

      • LafnH20 says:

        Agreed, flep.
        Japan has been a Valuable Ally.

        https://libguides.gwu.edu/okinawa/militarybases/maps

        A Strategic Buttress.

        Liked by 5 people

      • helix35 says:

        And yet Bloomfield stated that “only Kim Jong Un” has the power to make any of this happen. Wrong! He’s embarrassingly ignorant of who is actually in charge.

        Liked by 5 people

      • phoenixRising says:

        Thanks for your comments Flep… always informative.
        Such wonderful news regards comments from ambassador…
        So hoping for reunification of Korea… the North Koreans are suffering so, and have suffered for far too long

        Praying for these negotiations.
        Thank God for POTUS… this would not be happening if not for him.

        Liked by 3 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Your absolutely right that without our President, these negotiations wouldn’t be happening. I really believe he wants to make North Korea Great Again for their people.

          That will be his selling point to Kim.

          Liked by 2 people

      • All Too Much says:

        The Korean War has lasted almost seventy years.
        My father fought with the Marines in the Chosin Resevoir battle.
        He was telling me stories about it more than sixty years ago.
        Seems like yesterday.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Bill says:

        I recently ran across Peter Zeihan (former Stratfor employee.)
        Zeihan points out that the US is restructuring our military alliances NOW. Any nation that has economic and Military benefits to the USA will be an ally.

        Zeihan believes the Bretton Woods agreement allowed for securing global trade (at US economic expense) where US allies for allowed to have free unhindered trade in exchange for the US military security for the rest of the world (in order to defeat the Soviet Union.)

        Once the Cold War ended, George Hebert Walker Bush was preparing to re-write the Bretton Woods agreement but lost his 2nd term bid. As a result, the US got stuck with policing the world with with negative benefit to the USA (as the US bore the cost for securing oil and global trade but had given our allies better trade and tariff deals than
        we received from them.) Heck, the US was even providing global security for Chinese oil and exports shipments.

        After 24 years of this military cost and disadvantaged trade positions, the American people elected Trump (but Hillary would have removed us from the same underyling problem.)

        The US (under Trump) has basically told our allies that the previous security agreements need to be re-written and the US won’t be protecting them unless there is a *direct economic* benefit to the US.

        Shinzo Abe and Theresa May get it as they have come with their check book open. Angela Merkel still doesn’t *get it*. When Trump handed Merkel a bill for US protection of Germany, it WASN’T a joke.

        If the US doesn’t receive an direct economic benefit that allows for growth of the US economy, we won’t be helping much (example Germany with it’s barely operational fighter force and non-operational sub fleet (6 units.))

        Zeehan also believes that US Shale oil and Alaska + Off shore oil drilling is allowing the US to withdraw from the Persian Gulf as we have no economic interest in protecting the Persian Gulf as the USA will be energy independent in 2020.

        Zeehan sees 3 probable flash point:
        1) Russia into the Eastern Europe before 2022 (when 24 year old population falls 50% from 2016 levels)

        2) Persian Gulf. If war flares, World oil prices could climb $150 to $200/barrel, while the US could be pumping oil at half that price. (Plus the US will ship Mexico 12 billion cubic feet of cheap natural gas.)

        3) China vs. Japan. Chinese shipping is at great risk & China MUST secure Subic Bay (Philippines) and Cam Rahn Bay (Vietnam) in order to ensure secure Chinese oil shipments. (Japan can take a longer sea tranportation route.)

        Only 8% of the US economy is exports shipped to the USA and is the least integrated (most self sufficient nation in the world), unlike Germany at 50% GDP is from exports. And the US does not intend to provide naval protection for free.

        Zeehan says the Europeans better start working on a plan to secure oil SOON. US oil imports are withering.

        The Japanese will benefit for US protection as long as there are significant economic and military benefits for the USA. (And clearly the USA wants a containment policy for China…)

        Liked by 12 people

        • Robert Smith says:

          That was a nice analysis, thanks.

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        • Convert says:

          Excellent– thanks!

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        • Rockindubya says:

          Possibly the most fascinating hour I have ever spent.

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        • tampa2 says:

          Thank you for this post, Bill. Yes, the costs have been crippling, but one consequence, intended or not, is global Naval hegemony. The world understands this, and must start paying for it. But thank God, we’ve got it.

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        • eagle931 says:

          “After 24 years of this military cost and disadvantaged trade positions, the American people elected Trump (but Hillary would have removed us from the same underlying problem)”. Sorry, but I do not believe that Hillary Clinton would have removed our country from such disadvantageous position. On what basis does Peter Zeihan make this claim? Certainly not on the basis of anything she has ever said! On the contrary, her actions bespeak someone who would have continued this gravy train for other countries and her Pay-to-Play Clinton Foundation.

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        • Hoosier says:

          I would love to buy that man a beer at a bar and learn what he really thinks. When you are usually the smartest man that has walked into the room… Well you recognize your betters. Smart as hell. Brilliant. Should be running the CIA. Hell, him for new House Speaker.

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        • Fools Gold says:

          Thanks for posting. Well worth viewing for any one interesting in the grand scheme of things. Made me appreciate DJT even more if that’s possible.

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      • NavyDoc says:

        Don’t see US military pulling out of South Korea anytime soon. Would create a power vacuum that China will take advantage of.

        Liked by 1 person

    • All Too Much says:

      The Russia angle is fascinating.
      What a time to be alive.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. M33 says:

    Like a Boss!
    😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Liked by 8 people

  5. ForGodandCountry says:

    QUOTE:

    “Over the next two days Secretary Pompeo and Premier Kim Yong-chol are anticipated to discuss the granular details of where/how NK’s senior leadership will avoid the Hague and live in exile.”

    Fixed it for you, SD. No charge.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. kinthenorthwest says:

    Thankful every day for President Trump–TY Sundance for keeping up to date…Posting you stuff on Tweeter every chance I get..

    Liked by 15 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      TY, kinthenorthwest!!
      So true!!

      We are blessed beyond measure!!

      Thank You, Mr. President
      Thank You, Sundance

      God Bless Them… Every One!!
      AMEN

      Liked by 3 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        We need to stick together…yesterday it was Stormy, now it Roseanne..(no condoning her statement) but I am wondering who is next.

        Liked by 1 person

        • LafnH20 says:

          Who/whatever they think the herd will follow/react to, I reckon.

          The whos’ have to come at them in force. Imho
          They’ll pick the individuals off one by one.

          No matter…
          We will prevail!!!

          Liked by 2 people

        • Dennis Leonard says:

          really ,do your mia cuppas privately”no condoning her statement”

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            As a celeb she knew she was sticking her foot out there…However I do believe that it was used wrongly…Don’t believe it was racist..

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        • kiskiminetas says:

          I give her a pass and the media and their SJW BS can kiss my back side. They are the ones who started this whole mess by taking it upon themselves to be the so-called adult speech monitors. They are not the champions of proper speech but on the contrary they are the ones who use hate speech in an attempt to minimalize free speech. If anyone needs to apologize it is them but don’t hold your breath on them doing so. Their day is coming.

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  7. Bob Thoms says:

    The other summit taking place,…..Hashanah

    Liked by 2 people

  8. M33 says:

    I hope I don’t sound insulting, but I think John Goodman would do a great version of Pompeo. He even has a somewhat similar voice and plain-speaking style.
    But no idea what his politics is… I can only assume Left. 😑

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  9. Newt Love says:

    Our Father in heaven, HOLY is your Name.
    Your Kingdom come, and Your will be done,
    On Earth as it is in Heaven.

    We pray for these negotiations between the Trump Administration and the Kim Regime.

    We trust that You are still on the throne, and Prayer changes things.

    By Your HOLY Name,
    Amen

    Liked by 20 people

  10. sundance says:

    It might not be a shock to Premier Kim Yong-chul himself, but his security escorts are probably a bit overwhelmed in NYC…. just saying.

    Liked by 26 people

  11. Pam says:

    Now we find out what they had for dinner tonight. Pompeo is awesome!

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Pam says:

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  13. CNN_sucks says:

    Awesome. Trump really serious hiring good people and good negotiator. Sessions not so much.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Lovearepublican says:

    Wonder what Rex is thinking tonight.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. In the first video @ :49 you can hear one of the reporters ask “Are you all going crash and burn sir?”.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. emet says:

    If this were Secretary Clinton, we would be selling him nuclear weapons. And some White Water property.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Pam says:

    Liked by 18 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Pam great 👍 job as always with this great tweets!

      Liked by 11 people

    • lastinillinois says:

      “….and that right there, Yong-choi, is the street that Donald Trump can walk out into the middle of – and SHOOT somebody – and his Deplorables would still love him….”

      Liked by 4 people

    • Beverly says:

      Pres. Trump KNEW that the Norks would be completely floored by New York City: even Americans who aren’t used to it can be overwhelmed by the size of the place. And, like the lady said, there is so much food and abundance everywhere!!!!

      So he shrewdly is adding the NYC Overwhelm Factor to the scales: “See, little guys? don’t you want to play nice and have a Nice Life, like we do?” Brilliant!

      Liked by 6 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        It reminds me of what I read about Chief Red Cloud, the only Plains Indian Chief to ever defeat the US in a war, when he and his fellow chiefs were taken east and given a tour of the cities and towns of the USA. He was completely overwhelmed by the size, scale, and number of the buildings and by the innumerable swarms of people inhabiting them. All of the Lakota nations together would have disappeared inside any of the larger cities. By the time he returned home he was convinced that there was no stopping the white man, all he could do was try to preserve his way of life as best he could while restraining the younger less knowledgeable braves from attacking the settlers and hunters that kept crowding and harassing his people and the buffalo. Unfortunately Custer’s gold-prospecting expedition to the Black Hills doomed his efforts.

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      • A2 says:

        Sorry, Kim Yong-Chul is familiar with NYC. Even went shopping and sightseeing in the past.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Rockindubya says:

        I’m reminded of a Soviet visit, by Gorbachev or Yeltsin, touring a supermarket and the awe and amazement of the selections available to EVERY American.
        Hearing about the grandeur of The USA is one thing, seeing it first hand must be overwhelming (and enlightening) to even the upper echelon of visitors.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Pompeo is showing them what NoKo can look like soon too…skyscrapers, nice restaurants with American beef all in exchange for their fireworks.

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  18. missilemom says:

    Trump brings the North Koreans on his home ground; where he can dazzle with food, views and power. Pompeo is the perfect host.

    Liked by 2 people

    • wendy forward says:

      Looks like fun!

      Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        So, it looks to me that Kim Young-Chol may be staying at the One UN Millennium Hilton, possibly in the Presidential Suite I designed for the hotel two years ago. Modern historic building right across the street from the UN. Kevin Roche designed. Very corporate. The suite directly overlooks the upper floors of the Glass Menagerie.

        The shiny bars of light from the living room are floors at the UN.

        Soaking tub on the East River.

        Master bedroom overlooking Manhattan South.

        Hopefully, history will be made!

        Liked by 15 people

        • phoenixRising says:

          Awesome work WSB… quite talented your are !
          My late husband was an architect… not on this grand a scale though.
          Kudos.

          Liked by 5 people

          • WSB says:

            How lovely! So sorry you are apart. A truly unique breed!!!!!!! A very introspective group!

            Thank you for the good words!

            A truly unique view of New York from the Millennium. I always think of North By Northwest being up in that suite!

            It looks like they had a private dinner in the hotel as well. Maybe up on the club floor!

            NYC is always a great place to have a meeting!

            Liked by 3 people

        • LafnH20 says:

          WOW!!!
          DID You Really!!!
          WOW!!!

          Full Marks, WSB!!
          STUNNING!!!
          🎩🎩🎩🎩

          Liked by 4 people

        • Lumina says:

          Amazing….beautiful design work….!!! I love the repetition of all the 90 degree angles…hmm…maybe I’ll drop by the thrift store & get some Reader Digest books & spray paint them a creamy white…

          Liked by 3 people

          • WSB says:

            Good thinking! Those happen to be marble, but paint would actually work just as well!!!!!
            😁

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            • Lumina says:

              Did you notice the TV is on CNN….ha, ha….
              again beautiful job…

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              • WSB says:

                When I finally saw the photos, I had a thought to photoshop the red Chinese flower arrangements out and this one to RSBN!!! Haven’t gotten to it yet! 😎

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                • A2 says:

                  BTW, all top gangster NK officials usually stay there.

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                • WSB says:

                  The UN Plaza has been THE hotel for all suspect individuals visiting the UN. Most of them because they may be considered international criminals but have safe passage across the street to neutral territory at the UN! LOL!

                  I once met a man from Kazakhstan in the hallway! Goodness knows!

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                • Lumina says:

                  Is the sofa behind the bed long enough for one of the tall security guys to sleep on? Think they’ll draw straws for which guard sleeps at the end of the bed love seat?
                  That would be a perfect photoshop….
                  I also noticed your little splash of red floral in each setting…nice…

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                • WSB says:

                  So funny!!!!!! I am amazed you picked up on that.

                  I took down all of the walls in the master bedroom suite and floated a California King bed with double-sided sofa back headboard.

                  On the other side is that attached twin-size settee (so, it would fit two North Koreans 72″ tall!) , which is four feet away from floor to ceiling windows overlooking the UN.

                  A great place to sit with a bottle of champagne!

                  But all of the furniture in that bedroom is modular so if the suite can be rented for a hospitality suite, the bed pieces store in the locked master bathroom, and the entire apartment can be used for parties or meetings with the powder room and office/coatroom.

                  Voilà.

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                • Lumina says:

                  You need to post pics of your work in the Open Thread….
                  Some people spend their time gazing at fine artwork. Me, I can spend hours gazing at rooms/homes seeing what works and critiquing what is not quite right…

                  Liked by 1 person

                • WSB says:

                  Oh…then do not look too closely!!!!! Nothing is ever perfect! Especially if you are not there for the photo shoot. You are a designer as well?

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                • Lumina says:

                  Reply button disappeared below….yes I am or was before kids, but probably more decorator. My big claim to fame was a room setting in a Sear’s window covering Idea Book 34 years ago…

                  Liked by 1 person

                • WSB says:

                  Love it! Post on the open thread tommorow!

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        • Fantastic job, WSB!!!

          Liked by 3 people

        • Imagine Kim’s eyes bulging at a city with night lights!

          Fantastic job, WSB!

          Liked by 2 people

          • WSB says:

            Thank you for the enthusiasm, BKR.

            Could you imagine being in a city of light all night like NYC and have Micky D Franchise party favors at each table setting?

            I can just imagine PT taking Lil Kim under his wing and all he would have to do is remind him that Kim would really be In God’s grace to encourage his people to strive for such riches.

            Sometimes it just blows my mind what a teacher President Trump is. Being in his profession, I understand the mindset of building something from a dream.

            And we are able to watch this real time! A new city of light …NOKO!!! Sounds like a neighborhood in NYC. LOL!

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        • wendy forward says:

          Your work is amazing!

          I love architecture and design.

          Liked by 1 person

        • MaineCoon says:

          Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

          Liked by 1 person

  19. jmclever says:

    You like that steak dinner? There’ll be plenty more where thst came from…

    Liked by 2 people

  20. I pray they see what can be their future.

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  21. Fools Gold says:

    On the contrary Sundance, its on the shoulders of this nork and rocket man to not play game with DJT! I’m sure that was made clear by Pompeo.

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  22. Curt says:

    the left and the media can’t stand it that Trump is successful and making headway. They are so full of hatred and self loathing that even President Trump is 100% successful, they will spin it and lie about any success achieved. So far Trump truly has been masterful maneuvering this North Korean peace summit…….

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  23. A2 says:

    It may be important or mean nothing at all, but judging by the dinner photo, Sec Pompeo has only Andrew Kim with him, the CIA guy who, with former Director Pompeo, set up the special unit on NK and helped to get Kim3 to agree to talk. No State department folks unless they were cropped out of the photo. Significant only because the State people are usually included in these events, though maybe the State Dept specialists are all busy in Singapore and SK.

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  24. fred5678 says:

    The two NoKo bodyguards, the only ones wearing shades, look like identical twins — maybe out a a NoKo Brave New World creche??

    I wonder what their thoughts are after seeing the sights of NYC and fine dining in what looks like the penthouse dining room.

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  25. Perot Conservative says:

    Even partial denuking, halting ICBM tests, information exchanges and talks are a huge advance. USA! Peace!

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  26. A2 says:

    OK my take:
    Kim family crony gangster and US sanctioned, Kim Yong-chol is on a shopping trip. He wants to suss out whether the US-side can offer a better deal than the Chinese. His boss, Fatty Kim 3, received over 400K worth of personal goods (bribes) when he visited Beijing and an earful on how China can help their economic development (that is in dire straits) as long as Kim can get the US (and member states of the UN) to lift sanctions. De-nuking is a distant and eventually unrealizable goal (main sticking point re DPRK-re Kim dynasty security concerns).

    China and Xi so far have had the advantage considering past history ( % of trade share and shared ideology and treaty obligations) and continued sanctions violations. Kim3 is upping the ante by the US ‘talks’. It gets China to increase the favorable terms and other sticking points to the NK advantage.

    Let us see.

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    • A2 says:

      Just to underscore my point, “North Korea’s state-run newspaper Tuesday urged the United States to suspend its combined military exercise with South Korea, raising speculation over whether the issue would be raised as an official agenda item for the scheduled US-North Korea summit.

      In an article titled “Behave along the mood for a dialogue,” Rodong Shinmun (official mouthpiece of the Communist Workers Party) said that if the US wants a summit with North Korea, Washington should reconsider holding the upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which is scheduled for this August.

      “The exercise has no benefit to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” the newspaper said. “The exercise is an indicator showing whether the US wants peace or war. … If they proceed with a military drill for invasion, it will put US security at risk.”
      http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180529000806

      That is directly inline with China’s interests.

      The KCNA has published recent diatribes such as:

      KCNA: “Bourgeois morality in capitalist society incites people to a struggle for existence under the jungle law and turns human relations into inhuman relationship in which people are antagonistic and hostile to each other and exploitation and oppression of man by man prevail.”

      KCNA: “Trickery and dog-eat-dog relations for power, means for accumulating wealth, are a commonplace event in capitalist political circles. Murder, rape, abduction, human trafficking, theft and swindle are committed for money, individual honor and luxury.”

      Against the SK folks who want CVID:

      KCNA: “It is just the conservative group of south Korea, a group of traitors, which always put a brake on the efforts for improving the north-south relations…whenever a dramatic change was witnessed in the relations thanks to the proactive measures and efforts by the DPRK.”

      Against the Japanese who unequivocally support CVID drive a wedge:

      KCNA: “The south Korea-Japan agreement on protecting military intelligence is a criminal product traitor Park Geun Hye and the Abe group made under the pretext of ‘threat from the north’…The agreement should be promptly abrogated in view of…the Panmunjom Declaration.”

      KCNA: “The settlement of humanitarian issues attributable to hideous policy for confrontation…pursued by the past conservative regime is a prerequisite. This would also serve as an important occasion showcasing the sincerity and will of the south Korean authorities.”

      Getting the US out of SK a cherished China card:

      KCNA: “If the U.S. sincerely hopes for the talks, it should stop the acts of threatening its dialogue partner by force. It is high time the U.S. behaved properly, clearly seeing what is profitable for it.”

      KCNA: “When the DPRK and the U.S. are coming for face-to-face dialogue with the will to solve the pending issues, it is unnecessary for the U.S. to stage the joint military exercises, the main root cause of aggravating tension and bringing nuclear war to the Korean peninsula.”

      Again an attack on Japan a firm ally of the US.
      KCNA: “Kono, foreign minister of Japan, again talked rubbish that Japan would ‘put maximum pressure on north Korea’… His voice just sounds like grumbling of a dwarf politician going mischievous, ignorant of where he is standing.”

      The US is a ‘paper tiger” meme also a favored China view.

      KCNA: “The U.S. has recently come to realise that the military strength, it regards as almighty, and the anti-DPRK sanctions, it pinned hope on, were all doomed to failure. After all, there could be no other way out for the U.S.”

      KCNA: “The world-startling dramatic change in the DPRK-U.S. ties was entirely thanks to the DPRK’s efforts for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the world.”

      End. It is all according to them a Kim3 Supreme Leader Show.

      Hope Sec Pompeo lets a few choice words on the US military is expert at turning stuff to glass.

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      • A2 says:

        Sorry folks who like to show Kim3 in a MAGA hat and pining for Mickey D’s, no matter how enjoyable these fun posts are, the President, Sec Pompeo and all the others in the Admin, have a quiet chuckle but know the reality is you can not bring them to the table without severe sanctions (working) and a strong military presence.

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      • CorwinAmber says:

        geez, reminds me of Radio Tirana during the Cold War…when I was TDY to parts of NATO where I couldn’t get AFN, I would often amuse myself to sleep by tuning into Albanian radio and listen to them extol the virtues of tractor factories and 5 year plans for whatever. And, every now and then, some Commies from America would appear on the program to marvel at the Worker’s Paradise that had been created there…comedy gold! Running dogs of imperialism, indeed!

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      • IMO, Kim Yong Chol must not be underestimated and, no doubt, SOS Pompeo is on top of it.

        “Kim Jong Un dispatched the general to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February. That visit was protested by conservative South Korean lawmakers because Kim Yong Chol was blamed for a 2010 torpedo attack against South Korean navy ship Cheonan that killed 46 sailors— an attack in which North Korea has always denied involvement—and for the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island, in which two civilians and two soldiers died that same year.

        Kim Yong Chol’s reputation in the U.S. is no less controversial. The general was included in a U.S. list of sanctioned individuals in 2015 after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper identified him as the official responsible for approving the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014.”

        http://www.newsweek.com/who-kim-yong-chol-north-korean-general-blamed-sony-hack-heads-new-york-report-946989

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      • navysquid says:

        A2…great posts. We all need to remember in every country you will have your Pro and Con media forces, mostly your gov’t run voices will be the heaviest that receive the airwaves and as A2 mentions this will still be an uphill climb. Just like Palestinians, Iraqis, Germans, etc are raised with an animus against Americans.

        I mention Germany only because I have experience and relatives (married into the family) that cannot stand Pres Trump and he is berated constantly over there These attitudes will take a while to overcome why our LION shows the world a better way than the Globalist milieu they’ve/we’ve been taught for decades.

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  27. Pyrthroes says:

    One more dusky-lookin’ blonde warbling platitudes on some tubular visigraph, we shall go mad.

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  28. Ospreyzone says:

    The leftist Permanent State is spinning plates right now. They have to protect the corrupt Mueller inquest. They have to protect the flow of cheap labor. They have to protect their benefactor, Planned Parenthood. They have to protect the malodorous Obama legacy. They have to protect the status quo on the global trade front. They have to protect the status quo in N. Korea, etc., etc.,… – All this, because we have a fearless leader charging ahead.

    If I recall, Ronald Reagan eventually defeated the Soviet Union using an offensive strategy very similar to PDJT. He had them defending so many fronts at once, they finally collapsed under their own weight.

    God speed, Mr. President, …God speed.

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  29. Brian L says:

    Pompeo is losing weight, I think. He looks healthier.

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  30. 6x47 says:

    Pompeo looks like Tony Soprano in that “arriving like a boss” photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. PgtSndThinker says:

    Does anyone have more background on K-Y-Chol? His facial expressions remind me of the Chinese leader. Is he acquainted with mercy and grace?

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