Sunday, May 27, 2018

North and South Korea hold surprise second summit

Gordon Chang is a columnist, blogger and television pundit. He's also written a book titled The Coming Collapse of China based on his idea that that the big four Chinese state banks will likely bring down China's financial system.

The thing that shocked me in this video is Chang saying president Moon has surround himself with officials who would like to unify under North Korean leadership. It's difficult to believe that those people even exist much less rise in government to important spots making such political statements. As American, whose government has protected their government my entire life, I feel cheated.

Comment at the Treehouse to a comical article titled, Little Rocketman Kim Jong-un, "I feel closer to Moon Again." 

jesusbiggerthanthebeatles says:
May 26, 2018 at 11:51 pm

It has become increasingly obvious that Kim Jong-un is very ill, and in a great deal of pain. Compare Kim’s appearance in today’s photos to the one that accompanied the “Guardian” story from 2014, which acknowledged he suffers from gout, diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

Also, note his hands, which are so swollen that he is no longer able to manage a proper handshake.

Kim’s body language tells all. In the smiley photos taken with Sec. Pompeo during the latter’s most recent visit to Pyongyang, Pompeo had his left arm and hand around and on Kim’s back, almost as if to steady him: A familiar gesture to those of us in the West, but a definite breach of Asian decorum for two supposed “enemies.” And now this “embrace” with Moon captured in the unofficial photo.

Kim, now hemmed in on every side, is confronting his own mortality. He’s signaling to President Trump: “Save Me.”

“I will guarantee his safety, yes. He will be safe, he will be happy, his country will be rich, his country will be hard-working and prosperous.” — President Trump.

1 comment:

edutcher said...

The same idea hit me.

There was a no regime change codicil in the agreement and something set Li'l Kim off. I would imagine he needs some guarantees. The big picture that went 'round the world showed the ROK Pres all smiles, Li'l Kim less so.

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