April 28, 2017

Inside Trump’s deal with China on North Korea

Jack PosobiecWashington Bureau Chief

By now we’ve all seen reports of the rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. 

Rather than sit by and let the issue of the 27-year-old leader's illegal nuclear weapons program continue like Obama did, Trump is confronting the issue head on, and has been since the very start of his administration.

Interestingly, it seems Trump has made a deal with the president of China, Xi Jinping, to put pressure on North Korea – an accomplishment no U.S. president has achieved since the end of the brutal Korean War, in 1953.

 

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commented 2017-04-29 13:10:29 -0400
Stephen Hicken, you are absolutely right, this question has been ignored. I will borrow a phrase from Al Gore and use his words more honestly than he did. How North Korea acquired it’s nuclear capability is an “inconvenient truth!”
commented 2017-04-29 10:55:47 -0400
the question of how exactly North Korea acquired its nuclear capability in the first place has been completely ignored.

Both the Clinton and Bush administrations played a key role in helping the late Kim Jong-Il develop North Korea’s nuclear prowess from the mid 1990’s onwards.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presided over a $200 million dollar contract to deliver equipment and services to build two light water reactor stations in North Korea in January 2000 when he was an executive director of ABB (Asea Brown Boveri). Wolfram Eberhardt, a spokesman for ABB confirmed that Rumsfeld was at nearly all the board meetings during his involvement with the company.

Rumsfeld was merely picking up the baton from the Clinton administration, who in 1994 agreed to replace North Korea’s domestically built nuclear reactors with light water nuclear reactors. Clinton policy wonks claimed that light water reactors couldn’t be used to make bombs. Not so according to Henry Sokolski, head of the Non-proliferation Policy Education Center in Washington, who stated, “LWRs could be used to produce dozens of bombs’ worth of weapons-grade plutonium in both North Korea and Iran. This is true of all LWRs — a depressing fact U.S. policymakers have managed to block out.”

“These reactors are like all reactors, they have the potential to make weapons. So you might end up supplying the worst nuclear violator with the means to acquire the very weapons we’re trying to prevent it acquiring,” said Sokolski.
commented 2017-04-29 09:52:53 -0400
I have deep doubts about Trump’s legendary “4-d chess abilities” – Trump allowed the neo-cons to persuade him to arbitrarily bomb Syria…without Congress approval…without UN approval…and without a declaration of war, and this has put him into an absolute checkmate position. Trump, technically by American and international law engaged in a war crime……he is a war criminal. His enemies can impeach him any time they wish – they own him now – to stave off impeachment and do the domestic things he promised, he has to let the neo-cons and Dem chicken hawks and the deep state run US foreign policy.

I fear this more than the Chi-coms or the Norks because the dissolute evil in the US globalist deep state is the darkest force on earth and would readily propel us to Armageddon.
commented 2017-04-29 03:30:04 -0400
The details of the negotiation would be pretty interesting.
commented 2017-04-29 03:06:30 -0400
Very well explained, Jack. But I’m always careful with China. They are dangerous and untrustworthy.
commented 2017-04-28 22:42:27 -0400
Pretty obvious Trump wouldn’t have a large battle fleet on active maneuvers in the China sea unless there was a solid agreement in place concerning N.Korea. China knows N.Korea is a problem for them as well and the old game of the Chicoms using the Norks as a way to checkmate the US is long past its expiry date – still it’s a volatile situation we haven’t seen since the Cuban missile stand off, and this Nork dictator is really sociopathic.

I suspect the US will be running a total trade embargo/blockade on N.Korea with China’s help.
commented 2017-04-28 21:50:50 -0400
Great summary of the “Trump Effect” Jack Posobiec!
commented 2017-04-28 20:53:18 -0400
I hope it’s true. I won’t forget your prophecy. Keep shining. Like 👍
commented 2017-04-28 20:43:45 -0400
Maurice i am starting to wonder if we may not be better off with WW3 happening.
commented 2017-04-28 18:59:10 -0400
Have no fear, Muhammad is here.

Onward Christian Soldiers, Marching as to war.
commented 2017-04-28 18:17:53 -0400
" … otherwise it’s WWIII. "

Well, if it is, then it is. We have our destination secured.
commented 2017-04-28 17:53:22 -0400
I hope and pray that Trump’s negotiating strategy succeeds, otherwise it’s WWIII.