The denuclearisation option

UPDATE: PDT’s post-meeting press conference: “sometimes you have to walk”.

You should wind the video back to the beginning of the press conference. The original post is below.
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PDT is in Hanoi trying to resolve the Korean War which began 69 years ago and to end the threat of nuclear escalation in North Korea and in a perfect world end all nuclear arms on the Korean Peninsula. This from here.

CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) We had exchanged a very interesting dialogue with each other —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We did.

CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) — for about 30 minutes.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Boy, if you could have heard that dialogue, what you would pay for that dialogue. It was good.

So we’re going to have a very busy day tomorrow, and we’ll probably have a pretty quick dinner and a lot of things are going to be solved, I hope. And I think it’ll lead to wonderful — it will lead to, really, a wonderful situation long term. And our relationship is a very special relationship.

Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. See you tomorrow.

Then there’s this at the other end of the spectrum: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian warplanes, parades captured pilot on video.

Tensions between two of the world’s nuclear powers were raised dramatically Wednesday after Pakistan’s air force said it shot down two Indian warplanes that crossed the disputed Kashmir border and captured each of the aircraft’s pilots.

In America, of course, the media focuses on Michael Cohen’s testimony about nothing. The best comment comes via Powerline.

You would like to laugh at such dark stupidity, but they are a pathetic bunch of lying scum, with Michael Cohen a perfect representation of the way they think and the way they act.

ADDING WHAT SIMON SAYS: Roger Simon, that is: Dems Reelect Trump by Staging Partisan Cohen Hearing During Nuke Negotiations.

The day the Democrats decided to schedule the House Oversight Committee hearing with Michael Cohen to coincide with Trump’s negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi is the day the Democrats ensured the president’s reelection. It was one of those rare moments of clarity you can imagine in the history books.

The Democrats revealed themselves as partisan hacks while the president was halfway around the world trying to save the lives of millions. That’s not just bad timing, it’s atrocious. And it has little to do with the success or failure of the talks with Kim. No one knows how that will turn out, probably not even the principals themselves. It has do with the priorities of the human race like global survival — what a normal person should care about….

The test for Americans of all political parties, indeed of citizens of all countries, is whether they actually wish Trump well in this endeavor. If they don’t, they are truly evil.

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