Red Dragon Counters Secretary Pompeo Visit To North Korea…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited North Korea amid the backdrop of the U.S. -vs- China trade confrontation.  The geopolitical economic issues form the structural disconnect between the ongoing U.S. negotiations and the responses from China through their proxy province in North Korea.

Secretary Pompeo debriefs the media shortly before departing the DPRK; and expresses a generally positive disposition about the ongoing talks:


However, unnamed officials, likely elements within the central North Korean government who are control agents for Beijing, send a more confrontational message at the conclusion of the meetings:

(AP) North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.

The statement by an unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday came hours after Pompeo concluded two days of talks with North Korean officials led by Kim Yong Chol.

The statement says that the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by making unilateral demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

It says the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.” (AP Link 9:55pm)

How do these different takeaways reconcile?

Keep in mind that Secretary Pompeo was not permitted to meet with Kim Jong-un.  If our ongoing thesis is accurate it is likely Red Dragon (Chairman Xi) is positioning the DPRK for maximum trade and economic leverage.  It would be against Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping’s interests for Pompeo and Kim Jong-un to have a public display of agreement.

Until there is an empirical or factual reason to counter what seems like an obvious geopolitical strategy, we should consider all events through the prism that the primary leadership within the DPRK, the officials controlling Kim, are under the control of China.

The trade confrontation is China’s biggest geopolitical risk.  The primary weapon China holds toward demanding terms from the U.S. would be their ability to change the dynamic in North Korea at any given moment.  From this frame-of-reference things begin to make more sense.

On the surface it appears the U.S. is negotiating terms for a denuclearized North Korea; however, under the surface the bigger issue is the ongoing economic confrontation between the U.S. and China.   The DPRK is Red Dragon leverage.

As we previously shared:

[…]  Consider that Chairman Kim was/is likely put into power not as a linear out-cropping of his familial relationship, but more as a strategy of ongoing Chinese duplicity. Kim Jong-un was seen as easier to control.  Consider the possibility that all of the DPRK officials who carry out the objectives of the ruling North Korean government are factually operating according to the dictates of the hidden Chinese authority.

Within this dynamic Chairman Kim received the scorn of the international community; but was -in reality- merely a figurehead, a false panda face – hiding the true authority behind all of the DPRK policy, and a designed strategy constructed by China.

Consider that by confronting the economic interests of China, President Trump fractured the decades-long ruse, and is now positioned to expose the nature of the Chinese ruling authority within North Korea.   This becomes a stunning paradigm shift; a reality that few could possibly fathom, unless you consider the cunning of Beijing.

Under this scenario, it is adverse to the interest of China for a united, open and democratic Korean peninsula where the North and South are together again.  It would be particularly adverse to Xi’s interests if the U.S., Japan and a united Korea formed any substantive  international alliance.

The best play for China would be to control the outcomes of any unification and position China as the control agent for any united Korea.  This would be critically important if, as I am now increasingly confident, North Korea was/is actually a proxy province of China and has been for decades under the complete -albeit hidden- rule of the Chinese authority.

Under this scenario, Chairman Xi has to play a very careful game of geopolitical cunning; and if at any moment he sees Chairman Kim accepting the rescue of President Trump, Xi will likely move to eliminate Kim and defend his interests quickly.

Imagine the internal stress upon the young Kim Jong-un who has been forced to ride this dragon for almost a decade, and knows his government is not actually his government but rather a governing body with all officials reporting to Beijing.

Imagine you are the next-door-neighbor to an abused child who lives inside the palace of the abuser.  The abuse has been psychological and manipulative upon this child for decades. How do you rescue him?  Additionally, how do you rescue him when the ultimate abuser is the king of all communities, governments, political and legal systems in/around the palace?… and only you know the nature of the dynamic…. (link)

If our overall operating thesis is correct, these are very dangerous times.  Communist China will not give up on a decades-long grand design for economic conquest.  President Trump is confronting that Chinese strategy head-on.

The DPRK officials under the influence of Beijing will use their North Korean position to assist the ruling members of Chairman Xi Jinping.

These are tenuous times, and unfortunately the vast majority of the U.S. media are cheering for President Trump to fail.


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245 Responses to Red Dragon Counters Secretary Pompeo Visit To North Korea…

  1. DPRK, like the US, has its own Deep State issues.

    What is not being reported about the rather lengthy statement is this sentence: “We still cherish our good faith in President Trump.”

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    • cali says:

      @realgaryseven: ^^^^^^^^This! 🙂

      I observed the body language of Kim and China’s president Xi together and then Kim and our president together in Singapore.

      The difference between the two is like night and day: Kim in the presence of XI shows an often stern and stressed young man where as Kim in the presence of our president shows a genuinely happy and smiling Kim. It also showed genuine respect for our president. Kim felt comfort and trust while in Singapore.

      It was Kim’s first introduction to the world community as the leader of NK. What president Trump conveyed was the ability of be humble at this moment why letting this young leader shine.

      Look at the pic Sundance added: Kim’s facial expression is that of a shy student looking for guidance. Kim shows a shy but genuine young man. For the fist time in his young life he is given the opportunity of legitimacy while on the world stage with the most powerful leader – president Trump.

      The optics of it all expressed a willingness by Kim learning how to trust and in this case together with a US president who selflessly open the doors that also included a genuine friendship. 🙂

      I recently learned that Kim’s family going back before the Korean war were practicing Christians. 🙂

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  2. A2 says:

    I have finished my coffee and contemplating breakfast, so a few of my observations.

    There is nothing surprising about the outcome of this meeting for a variety of reasons, and also no significance to the fact that his Porcine Majesty did not meet with Sec Pompeo. In fact it was not on the original schedule. What is important, and also not surprising is the continued willingness to talk. It may be just dithering for time as per NK’s usual negotiation style. Talks, mean no war (for now).

    The official statement put out by the DPRK after the meeting will be interpreted in various ways, from the Left as a ‘failure’ by the President and administration, and by the Right as there are ultra secret stuff going on. Both miss the mark in my opinion. If you read the official statement, it highlights the fact that what was agreed to at the Singapore Summit is understood differently by NK as opposed to the US.

    If you read the Summit statement that Kim3 signed and the ordering of the points of the agreement that are (1) commit to new relations for peace and prosperity (2) build peace regime (3) reaffirm Panmunjom Declaration and NK commits to complete denuke of KP, it is important to note that NK understands this to mean points 1 and 2 are solved before point 3. In other words, denuclearisation comes last. This is reflected in the official statement put out that many people here think that the AP made up.

    Sec Pompeo, and the administration understand the statement in the reverse order, hence the outburst after the meeting.

    Statement here:

    Keep the sanctions up and the US already has a raft of new ones at hand. It is important because NK keeps changing proxies. Kim 3’s personal money conduit should also be stopped.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Interesting and thank you A2


    • yucki says:

      The whole statement makes that pretty clear. Too much speculation around fragments of translated quotes.
      I put as much stock in them as in “comparative analysis” of Kim-3 – is he smiling or scowling?


    • Jan says:

      Thanks for the link. Do you think they want some cheese and crackers to go along with that whine? A LOT of face saving going on…I hope. I also hope trade negotiations going on with China while progress is made in North Korea. Like Sundance says, “It’s complicated.”


  3. jefcool64 says:

    Pompeo is a good choice for this. As a CIA guy, he would know the Chinese pull the strings there. Now he has a chance to punch them in the mouth with Trump’s blessing (Figuratively speaking)

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  4. Cuppa Covfefe says:

    That’s a wonderful thread.

    Instead of teaching about “cultural appropriation”, “BLM”, “white privilege”, and the host of other imagined slights on the oh-so-easily-victimized-SJW-snowflakes, perhaps teaching about other cultures and customs in light of presenting OURS, in such a way that others could understand, and THEIRS, such that we could understand them.

    Folks in the business world have to deal with this each and every day.

    Why is it so hard for the SJW Marxist snowflakes?

    Oh, right. They’re not in the business world. They’re still in the world of their mommy’s basement…

    The other thing about a great deal, which of course escapes the left completely, is that it is not about screwing the other side out of their last penny; rather, it is about getting to a win-win situation, where BOTH sides feel they have come out ahead (and usually have), and that bonds are built for the future. Sort of a MEGA, Make Everywhere Great Again… (yep, in these times of prefix inflation [tera, peta, exa, etc.], mega sounds pretty tame, but back in the day………).

    Politicians cannot grasp the concept of BOTH sides coming out ahead, as compared to the alternatives, which is why they make such lousy leaders.

    One industry leader (who would fit as a politician) once said: “It’s not enough that I win; everyone else has to lose”… I rather suspect he often threw all his toys out of the pram…

    Although, to counter that, he once said, “Equal talent ALWAYS has equal opportunity”.
    Not bad. Heckuva database guy, too…

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  5. We should have waited until there was irreversible de-nuclearization before we imposed the tariffs on China. But they will have to work it out.


    • Dutchman says:

      Not sure about that, melissa.
      Maybe Singapore makes it clear to China that DJT KNOWS that Nork is just a proxie for China, and that if China ‘takes out’ DJT’s ‘good friend’, kim, DJT will expose China as puppetmaster.

      That ‘protects’ Kim, AND eliminates Chinas ability to USE Nork as a proxie.

      Now, can put tarrif on China, without China able to have Nork engage in provocations, so China can get DJT to let off on China, in exchange for them ‘intervening’ with crazy Nork?

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  6. Brilliant analysis as usual. Whenever I see seemingly negative headlines from the MSM I read Sundance and my optimism is again invigorated. Many thanks.


  7. truthbomb says:

    China thinks it can continue to use NK, Iran, Taiwan, the EU and (insert) to rape our economy.


  8. whodoneit says:

    Ever since Donald Trump met with “The Supreme Leader”, I have certainly continued to have my doubts about the sincerity of North Korea. When could North Korea ever be trusted? – never.
    Or China? – never. Let’s not be stupid. Both countries hate us and would love to see us destroyed. And we must not allow them to accomplish that – period.


  9. Sharpshorts says:

    The AP report is totally meaningless, unverifiable and typical of the left’s strategy to baffle with BS.

    >Last month – North Korea announced their willingness for unilaterally abandoning its nuke programs…
    >This Month – “the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit…”

    So which is it AP?… number one or number two?
    Your report reads almost as if the wonderful Hero Little Kim is singularly battling for the safety of the world against the evil forces of Trump’s USA …


  10. Bj Long says:

    Trump met Kim in China in the Forbidden city. In person or via video, nonetheless the deal was brokered by Xi. And Trump is after our spot in the giant trade deals of the Silk Road. And Xi would want that as well since we have given up our horrible elite masters. Putin, Xi and Trump, the three musketeers of making honest money in trade. So they made a deal the three of them, so each came out winning.


  11. It seems like this is the right time to confront Red China, while the U.S. still has military superiority, along with an economic advantage caused by the trade imbalance.

    It’s a high stakes, the highest, game of poker, and America cannot afford to blink.


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