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Could Kim Jong-Un Kill Trump During Their Meeting?

It’s not likely, but it seems it’s not impossible. It would certainly be a dumb move. It would make America very angry. But it’s a tantalizing thought that one world leader could just kill another.

Certainly not everyone in the United States would be disappointed. At least, if Trump’s more virulent critics are honest with themselves.

From the Washington Examiner:

Experts know that a diplomatic meeting between Trump and Kim would be tightly controlled, with negotiations between U.S. and North Korea determining the number of security personnel joining each leader, as well as any accompanying weaponry.

But there are significant unknowns, including whether Kim would be physically searched, and whether the choice of venue would make it difficult to protect against the most extreme scenarios involving physical risk to Trump.

Experts familiar with diplomatic and security processes cite North Korean self-interest as the best defense against a jarring assault during the meeting, though many note it’s difficult to predict the behavior of one of the world’s most closed, repressive nations.

An assault on Trump would be an unlikely twist to an apparent opening for rapprochement, but North Korea has a long history of assassination schemes against dissidents and rivals. And experts say no level of security can be foolproof . . .

Bonnie Jenkins, who held the rank of ambassador as the State Department’s Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs between 2009 and 2017, focused largely on nuclear, chemical, and infectious disease threats, said she’s confident that the meeting can be held with an acceptable degree of risk.

An “acceptable” degree of risk? Not completely comforting.

South Korea’s Neville Chamberlain Strategy Poses Grave Danger

It’s incredible how no one learns from history. Everyone knows the story of Neville Chamberlain and Hitler. And everyone knows the North Koreans have always offered “hope” and “negotiations” to buy time to build nuclear weapons. The Soviets too were specialists at pretending to be our friends while oppressing Eastern Europe, invading Afghanistan, and seeking to spread communism throughout the world.

It seems even those who know history are condemned to repeat it.

That’s what I’ve been thinking as I watch South Korea’s grateful President Moon Jae-In fall for Kim Jong-Un’s “outreach” nonsense. The potbellied North Korean tyrant is deftly playing his supposedly more sophisticated South Korean counterpart by successfully offering to make the Winter Olympics in South Korea a massive Kumbaya moment.

All at the very moment Kim is about to get attacked, potentially, by the United States. He needs a little more time to perfect a weapon that can land on Boston, and he might just get it.

From the New York Times:

North and South Korea reached an agreement Wednesday for their athletes to march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month, a powerful gesture of reconciliation that further complicates President Trump’s strategy for dealing with the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un.

South Korea, the host of the games, said it hoped a partnership in sports could contribute to a political thaw after years of high tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It came even as the prospect of war over the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests has loomed large.

For the White House, however, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal. This latest gesture of unity, the most dramatic in a decade, could add to fears in Washington that Pyongyang is making progress on a more far-reaching agenda.

We have dithered for years on North Korea, making the problem much worse. Bill Clinton nearly launched an attack, supposedly, until that other genius, Jimmy Carter, ran over to Pyongyang and negotiated peace in our time with Kim Jong-un’s grandfather. Now it’s Moon’s turn to indulge his own gullibility.

Trump understands people like Kim. He won’t be fooled. He just needs to make sure we don’t run out of time while others are played for fools.

MSNBC Analyst: Trump’s Sexual Insecurities Threatening to Wipe Out Planet

President Trump’s My nuclear button is bigger than your nuclear button tweet to Kim Jong-Il seems to have put him back on the couch over at MSNBC, where resident pseudo-psychologists are wondering if Trump will use his allegedly small hands to launch a nuclear war.

Author Anand Giridharadas opines:

As we saw all through 2017, men with profound sexual insecurity can wreak a lot of havoc in the lives of women, in the lives of their families. But perhaps never have we seen a man whose profound sexual and masculine insecurities are literally threatening to annihilate the planet. The way he’s literally capitalizing in that tweet – his “Nuclear Button” – any psychiatrist or psychologist would have a field day with that.

This is pretty nifty for the left, since it links Trump not only to nuclear war but to something even worse: Harvey Weinstein.

And gosh, I don’t even have a nuclear button. Leaves me feeling sort of emasculated.

Look closely. As you can see, Giridharadas obviously finds this whole thing quite hair-raising.

Okay, sorry. But I’m just not sure whose hair scare me more, his or Trump’s.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

Trump Makes It Personal With Kim Jong-Un

President Trump today intentionally insulted North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, describing his state as a bastion of evil and suggesting he had failed his own grandfather. “North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves,” said Trump in his address to South Korea’s national assembly. Why is… Continue Reading

North Korea Figures Out That America’s Leaders are Weak on Hostages

North Korea has just taken a fourth American hostage because Kim Jong-Un has figured out that taking hostage is a very effective way to get U.S. leaders to do what you want. Including the man you would think would be the last person susceptible to this kind of monkey business, President Trump. Note I say… Continue Reading