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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,800
    ^ Well said. 
  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 1,153
    edited May 10
    PJ_Soul said:
    bbiggs said:
    I’m not even sure anyone on here gave trump praise or credit for the hostages’ release (i sure didn’t). I do know the first post was about the release announcement and the next thing you know, everyone starts saying trump is an ass hole. Where did that come from? It’s weird to me. We could get a news flash saying a scientist cured cancer and everyone would say trump sucks and why does he deserve credit. Lol. I’ll let the more brilliant minds discuss this one. 
    I didn't give Trump credit for it. From what I can tell, Trump's basically done nothing besides suggest a meeting. I give Kim Jong Un the credit for the release of the hostages - I saw nothing to suggest this release was specifically negotiated. Seems more like Un just decided to it. If there were negotiations of any sort, I've seen nothing to suggest that Trump was involved in them. Un is also the one who requested this upcoming meeting between him and Trump. Trump gets credit for agreeing to attend I guess, although it's probably far too early for that, since we don't know what Trump is going to do at the meeting, and I think we're all justified in worrying about that. Is Trump going to be left alone with Un?? Trump says a lot of crazy shit a lot of the time - I'm worried about him being alone in a room with the second craziest leader in the world. Best to wait until after that before handing out kudos. We all still need to wait and see how all this shit turns out. It could easily go bad, considering the two major players.
    "Trump basically done nothing?"
    You give Kim Jong un credit for the release?
    Trump & Pompeo said release the 3 Americans, or no meeting will occur. Come on now.  The release wasn't negotiated.  It was a precondition of the meeting.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-greets-americans-detainees-freed-north-korea-n872876
    This is good stuff!

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    I prefer hostages that weren't captured.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 14,659
    edited May 11
    Obama released hostages from NK: 11
    Team Trump Treason released hostages from NK: 3

    Where was all the soaring rhetoric about birds of freedom and chants of USA USA USA when that happened? Oh yea, “Our number one priority is to see this administration fail.”

    ”Un is very honorable.”

    ””Un treated them very well for three years.”

    ”Broke record for 3:00 a.m. tv ratings”

    Team Trump Treason still made it all about him. They were but pawns in his alternative reality. Didn’t even have the decency to have their loved ones present, lest it take away from his moment.

    Unbelievable how much Team Trump Treason snake oil some on here consume. Regularly.
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  • JC29856JC29856 Posts: 9,345
    Obama released hostages from NK: 11
    Team Trump Treason released hostages from NK: 3

    Where was all the soaring rhetoric about birds of freedom and chants of USA USA USA when that happened? Oh yea, “Our number one priority is to see this administration fail.”

    ”Un is very honorable.”

    ””Un treated them very well for three years.”

    ”Broke record for 3:00 a.m. tv ratings”

    Team Trump Treason still made it all about him. They were but pawns in his alternative reality. Didn’t even have the decency to have their loved ones present, lest it take away from his moment.

    Unbelievable how much Team Trump Treason snake oil some on here consume. Regularly.
    Duly noted: we grant you official PJ forum hostage scorekeeper!
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    North Korea to hold nuclear site dismantling ‘ceremony’ ahead of summit with Trump

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4204518/north-korea-ceremony-nuclear-site/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalNational

    Here’s why Singapore was chosen to host the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4201913/singapore-donald-trump-kim-jong-un/
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  • dignindignin Posts: 6,218

    UH-OH

    North Korea Denounces Bolton, Threatens to Walk Away from Trump Summit

    There was no attack on the thin-skinned U.S. president, but if Trump thinks he can brag about squeezing North Korea to give up all its nukes, he’d better think again.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-korea-denounces-bolton-threatens-to-walk-away-from-trump-summit
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,955
    dignin said:

    UH-OH

    North Korea Denounces Bolton, Threatens to Walk Away from Trump Summit

    There was no attack on the thin-skinned U.S. president, but if Trump thinks he can brag about squeezing North Korea to give up all its nukes, he’d better think again.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-korea-denounces-bolton-threatens-to-walk-away-from-trump-summit

    I do not hide my "feelings of repugnance" toward Bolton, either. Nice to see they are shared. 
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  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 14,597
    dignin said:

    UH-OH

    North Korea Denounces Bolton, Threatens to Walk Away from Trump Summit

    There was no attack on the thin-skinned U.S. president, but if Trump thinks he can brag about squeezing North Korea to give up all its nukes, he’d better think again.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-korea-denounces-bolton-threatens-to-walk-away-from-trump-summit
    lol

    In a statement carried by the North Korean news agency, obviously with Kim Jong Un’s approval, the first vice-minister of foreign affairs, Kim Kye Gwan feigned something close to heartbreak on hearing such “unbridled remarks” being “recklessly made” in the United States, and singled out Bolton in particular: “We do not hide our feeling of repugnance toward him.”

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    Looks like Trump has blown it. What is the logic of war games near their border at this point in time?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,745
    Looks like Trump has blown it. What is the logic of war games near their border at this point in time?
    Their excuse was that they were planned a long time ago.... and they chose not to cancel it. They somehow think this is a good excuse, I dunno.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    PJ_Soul said:
    Looks like Trump has blown it. What is the logic of war games near their border at this point in time?
    Their excuse was that they were planned a long time ago.... and they chose not to cancel it. They somehow think this is a good excuse, I dunno.
    Stupid people. I was happy to believe we'd finally have peace on the Korean peninsula and that North Korea would develop economically to help the impoverished people there.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    The talks still will take place.  The thought of extracting money from the west is to tempting for little man. The US/South should have called his bluff and said "meetings are off"...
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,125
    Trump has raised the expectations of the meeting to the point where the US is now in a terrible negotiating position.  Trump claims that he will provide security "guarantees" to the regime.  But what guarantee can Trump possibly provide that is stronger than the one NK currently possesses; nuclear warheads?  Kim is negotiating for economic sanction relief for guarantees of peace.  He will never give up his warheads.  Why would he?  It literally makes no sense.  

    To further bolster the point, the US and SK called off the planned exercises in the Peninsula to avoid jeopardizing the talks.  Does that sound like a team negotiating from a position of power?  

    Trump has been duped and it was all too easy because of his outsized ego and giant mouth (and fat fingers).

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/18/us-cancels-south-korea-military-exercise-amid-north-korea-threats-report.html


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,187
    edited May 19
    My money says those two clowns will fuck it up.  Anyone taking bets?
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,734
    mrussel1 said:
    Trump has raised the expectations of the meeting to the point where the US is now in a terrible negotiating position.  Trump claims that he will provide security "guarantees" to the regime.  But what guarantee can Trump possibly provide that is stronger than the one NK currently possesses; nuclear warheads?  Kim is negotiating for economic sanction relief for guarantees of peace.  He will never give up his warheads.  Why would he?  It literally makes no sense.  

    To further bolster the point, the US and SK called off the planned exercises in the Peninsula to avoid jeopardizing the talks.  Does that sound like a team negotiating from a position of power?  

    Trump has been duped and it was all too easy because of his outsized ego and giant mouth (and fat fingers).

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/18/us-cancels-south-korea-military-exercise-amid-north-korea-threats-report.html


    I agree... And how do they know the next administration won't pull out of those security guarantees? (See Iran deal)
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,125
    my2hands said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Trump has raised the expectations of the meeting to the point where the US is now in a terrible negotiating position.  Trump claims that he will provide security "guarantees" to the regime.  But what guarantee can Trump possibly provide that is stronger than the one NK currently possesses; nuclear warheads?  Kim is negotiating for economic sanction relief for guarantees of peace.  He will never give up his warheads.  Why would he?  It literally makes no sense.  

    To further bolster the point, the US and SK called off the planned exercises in the Peninsula to avoid jeopardizing the talks.  Does that sound like a team negotiating from a position of power?  

    Trump has been duped and it was all too easy because of his outsized ego and giant mouth (and fat fingers).

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/18/us-cancels-south-korea-military-exercise-amid-north-korea-threats-report.html


    I agree... And how do they know the next administration won't pull out of those security guarantees? (See Iran deal)
     exactly.  When Trump left the Iran deal,  it raised the stakes of Trumps bar.  He must have the treaty ratified by the Senate now.  
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 14,659
    mrussel1 said:
    my2hands said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Trump has raised the expectations of the meeting to the point where the US is now in a terrible negotiating position.  Trump claims that he will provide security "guarantees" to the regime.  But what guarantee can Trump possibly provide that is stronger than the one NK currently possesses; nuclear warheads?  Kim is negotiating for economic sanction relief for guarantees of peace.  He will never give up his warheads.  Why would he?  It literally makes no sense.  

    To further bolster the point, the US and SK called off the planned exercises in the Peninsula to avoid jeopardizing the talks.  Does that sound like a team negotiating from a position of power?  

    Trump has been duped and it was all too easy because of his outsized ego and giant mouth (and fat fingers).

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/18/us-cancels-south-korea-military-exercise-amid-north-korea-threats-report.html


    I agree... And how do they know the next administration won't pull out of those security guarantees? (See Iran deal)
     exactly.  When Trump left the Iran deal,  it raised the stakes of Trumps bar.  He must have the treaty ratified by the Senate now.  
    But Team Trump Treason is smarter than all of his generals.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    brianlux said:
    My money says those two clowns will fuck it up.  Anyone taking bets?
    I agree ... the only thing funnier would be if Rodman was invited to the talks...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    The sad part ... none of these world leaders have the interest of the Korean people in their best interest...and other people's in the region if a war ever broke out there again...
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    Hi! said:
    I never thought of that ... but it does make me think...hmmmm...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,187
    The sad part ... none of these world leaders have the interest of the Korean people in their best interest...and other people's in the region if a war ever broke out there again...
    Good point!  What hell it must be to live there.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,815
    brianlux said:
    The sad part ... none of these world leaders have the interest of the Korean people in their best interest...and other people's in the region if a war ever broke out there again...
    Good point!  What hell it must be to live there.
    Exactly...we often forget there are other innocent bystanders in the region...that's why I want to stay optimistic...I want the best for the people of the region. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 14,659
    How’s that Nobel Peace Prize coming along? Did the Team Trump Treason supporters submit the application to the Nobel Committee? Art of the deal my ass. More like art of the fail. Suckers.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/politics/trump-north-korea-south-korea-moon/index.html
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  • dignindignin Posts: 6,218

    Trump's North Korea summit was a history-making gamble. Now it may not happen.

    The atmosphere has soured from the euphoric optimism with which Trump welcomed home three US prisoners from North Korea two weeks ago to doubt and uncertainty.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/politics/donald-trump-north-korea-summit-stakes/index.html


  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 5,937
    Fucking morons. It is embarrassing. Nice coin, too. Supreme Leader my ass. Trump is getting played by Lil' Kim, just like he's getting played by China. Clueless.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,745
    That coin idea is so bizarre. And tacky.
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