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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:13 am

I think the chances of this meeting ever going ahead are infinitesimally small.
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:25 am

an ego thing, I think it will go ahead, a victory for NK.
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:12 pm

Dutchy wrote:
an ego thing, I think it will go ahead, a victory for NK.


IMHO it's very unlikely because both sides will set pre-conditions they know the other side will not be willing to meet. Then they can say "Well, we were willing, but they weren't prepared to go that extra mile..."
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:49 am

Just noticed this trivial little detail... The deputy director general for North American affairs at North Korea’s foreign ministry, Choe Kang Il, who was photographed by Reuters at Beijing airport on his way to Finland for talks with South Korean and American officials had seat 53D visible on his boarding pass, i.e. the back of the plane near the toilets. Surprising he showed the boarding pass so openly, but it just goes to show that North Korea doesn't waste valuable foreign-exchange reserves for any additional comfort of their diplomats. It's exactly the seat which can accidentally get bumped by the cabin crew pushing their trolley.

One is probably not in the best mood for negotiations when the queue to the toilet goes right next to you with Chinese tourists almost sitting on your lap. :)
 
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:25 am

Nami wrote:
Just noticed this trivial little detail... The deputy director general for North American affairs at North Korea’s foreign ministry, Choe Kang Il, who was photographed by Reuters at Beijing airport on his way to Finland for talks with South Korean and American officials had seat 53D visible on his boarding pass, i.e. the back of the plane near the toilets. Surprising he showed the boarding pass so openly, but it just goes to show that North Korea doesn't waste valuable foreign-exchange reserves for any additional comfort of their diplomats. It's exactly the seat which can accidentally get bumped by the cabin crew pushing their trolley.

One is probably not in the best mood for negotiations when the queue to the toilet goes right next to you with Chinese tourists almost sitting on your lap. :)


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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:08 am

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That is hilarious.

I see ZERO chance of this meeting happening. I doubt Jon Ping-Pong will meet in South Korea - a close US ally. He might agree to meet in China, but I think the Chinese will balk at that. There are too many ways for this meeting to be a flop, and China will not want to lose face. Ain't happening. There is no other ground on Earth for this meeting to happen.
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:07 am

Reading these threads in hindsight is really very amusing sometimes, if not so scary. it would appear that many or even most here would rather risk nuclear holocaust than have Trump succeed at something. Think about that.

In today's news however...

(TALLINN, Estonia) — Finland’s government said Wednesday that delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the United States concluded “constructive” unofficial diplomatic talks in the Nordic country that were widely believed to be laying the groundwork for an upcoming meeting between the Koreas and a planned U.S.-North Korea summit.

North Korea has yet to confirm talks with the U.S., but its official media on Tuesday carried a commentary saying there “has been a sign of change” in U.S.-North Korean relations.

http://time.com/5210247/us-south-north- ... s-finland/


Of side interest is that China is apparently shut out, Kim seeming to dislike the Chinese as much as, if not more than he does Americans.
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 am

Whaaat?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44134910

Call me gobsmacked!

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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Fri May 18, 2018 7:37 am

Trump got played. Anyone surprised?
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Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Fri May 18, 2018 7:56 am

Not really.

Why would North Korea ever give up their nukes?
Lesson one of geopolitics - have nukes, don't get overthrown.

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