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US/North Korea Talks Undermined by Pompeo and Bolton

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President Trump meets Chairman Kim at the DMZ
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Trump's "fire and fury like the world has never seen" remark about North Korea shifted to the appearance of friendship with Kim Jong-un, DJT saying "(h)e wrote me beautiful letters and we fell in love."

Two summits and Trump's meeting with Kim across the DMZ on North Korean soil, a first by a US sitting president, achieved nothing toward ending US hostility toward the country since the Korean peninsula was divided post-WW II.

Talks between Kim and Trump broke down because of unacceptable US demands in return for empty promises.

Its history is clear a record of breached treaties, conventions and other deals, the US agreeing to one thing, then going another way why it can never be trusted.

Pompeo and Bolton sabotaged talks between Kim and Trump. They got DJT to make Kim an offer to be refused demanding the DPRK transfer its nuclear arsenal and bomb fuel to the US.

In writing, his regime also insisted that Pyongyang dismantle its nuclear and whatever chemical and biological infrastructure it may have, along with eliminating its ballistic missiles, launchers, and related facilities, as well as handing over to the US its dual-use technologies.

Almost everything hi-tech or close to it can be considered potentially dual-use.

Other unacceptable demands included North Korea providing the Trump regime with a full and comprehensive explanation of its nuclear program, giving US inspectors unimpeded access to its facilities, halting construction of everything related to its nuclear activities, along with shifting its scientists and technicians to non-nuclear activities.

The Trump regime demanded unilateral DRRK surrender to its will in return for nothing, not even modest good faith gestures, just empty promises to be broken like countless times before.

Bolton earlier said "(w)e have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004" in dealings with North Korea.

Gaddafi abandoned his WMD development. In February 2011, US-dominated NATO launched naked aggression against the country, raping and destroying it, transforming Africa's most developed country into a dystopian charnel house, sodomizing Gaddafi to death things remaining violent and chaotic today.

Pyongyang has no intention of entrapping itself the same way. Its nuclear and other weapons are solely for defense by a nation that never attacked another state throughout its history.

It's willing to abandon its nuclear arsenal only in return for iron-clad security guarantees, an end to decades of uneasy armistice, removal of unacceptable sanctions, and normalization of relations with the US and other countries.

Its nuclear deterrent was developed and remains maintained, fearing a repeat of what happened in the early 1950s the rape and destruction of its country, massacring millions of its people by a hostile aggressor.

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"Bolton earlier said '(w)e have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004' in dealings with North Korea. Gaddafi abandoned his WMD development. In February 2011, US-dominated NATO launched naked aggression against the country, raping and destroying it, transforming Africa's most developed country into a dystopian charnel house, sodomizing Gaddafi to death things remaining violent and chaotic today."

These imbeciles aren't even clever. They lay out how they intend to destroy North Korea, then whine that it won't play ball. We could randomly pick any third-grader from a public school in the U.S. and find more diplomatic genius than the entirety of Trump's inner circle of foreign policy advisors.

I'm still not sure what kind of reality show Trump is putting on with his presidency. Is it a tough guy competition like the Survivor franchise? Is it sinister comedy like Impractical Jokers? A no-holds-barred mockery like An Idiot Abroad? Or is it a litmus test for our gullibility like Paranormal Witness?

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his would be very very scary.--

--"Last March, Vanity Fair headlined in caps: " 'AMBITION BEYOND BEING SUCH A PATHETIC SECRETARY OF STATE:' AS THE WORLD BURNS AND TRUMP UNRAVELS, MIKE POMPEO IS ACTING A LOT LIKE A GUY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT."

President Pompeo? The possibility should terrify everyone everywhere"

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President of what? The Arts and Craft Project Committee for the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

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Doesn't look like he could hurt that Byberry A-slum.

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Wow. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. You'd have to be crazy to enter a building that looks like this one. It is a poster for Hotel California.

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Vice-President Bolton ... Secretary of State Haley ... Secretary of Defense Abrams ... White House Press Secretary Hannity ...

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As horrific as that group sounds just how much worse is it than Bush-Cheney or Obama-Biden-Clinton?

You notice I did not list the Trump-Pence-Bolton-Pompeo group because Trump has resisted the group of psychopaths thus far. His only failure thus far is not firing the lot of them.


The reality is the United States must divorce itself from the present stranglehold of the MIC.

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You are being too generous.

Which came first, the MIC or the ruling elites? You've warned about the gang of 300, the Trilateral Commission, CFR and other ilk that instruct the MIC, NATO, G7, G28, WTO, IMF, WEF, on steps they wish for them to take to protect their theft.

I'd say let's go after the head.

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You are right that the Committee of 300 has been calling these shots for decades and the MIC is but a small fraction of those carrying out the agenda (See #9).

You're correct that to kill a monster you need to cut off its head, but in this case the head is so far removed from the "action" one can only expose those who are in that elite group. You may recall a while back Paul Krugman had an article almost daily on OEN and I kept exposing him as a member of the Committee of 300 and how his views were in line with that agenda. The result, possibly, is we don't get any articles from him as he appears to have gone undercover.

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Isn't it interesting how the US/western media have made it appear that the North Korean leader is unpredictable, perhaps insane, until the author ticks off one by one the utterings of US government men - Wow, it is very apparent who is the crazy.

The YouTube photo continues the same meme, little bitty rocket man, Big bitty US President with a big hand (lie), peering down at his "friend" who sends him lovely letters.

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When you consider the plight of the N.K's and the isolation they have endured for the last 70 years, yet despite that, this nation has built a total self sufficient defensive military all on it's own. Now that's something that needs to be admired. My own country which claims to be a developed country is incapable of ever doing what the N.K's have managed on their own. We need to import others cast offs which are about as much use as scrap metal for disgusting outrageous prices. Without imports our military would come to a screeching halt. For crying out loud, after three weeks there wont be drop of fuel to move even one tank, let alone aircraft or shipping. So whatever crap they wish to throw at the N.K's, they are miles ahead than many Western nations are.

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