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Old 03-28-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We'll see...

Here's tRump's big opportunity to show off those deal-making skills he brags about constantly.

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Old 03-28-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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Some good thoughts.


As others have said, this meeting appears to show NK pledging or committing to its partnership with China.


Of course, the reverse is true: China is also pledging or committing to its partnership with NK. It may well be a subtle warning to the US of A to not even consider attacking NK.


If the end result is NK getting rid of its nuclear program, all is well. Like many, I harbor doubts. One problem is: we do not know what the two leaders actually talked about. Public statements is one thing, what was said privately may be a different kettle of fish.


I am still rather alarmed about the President of China being given the power by its legislature to extend his rule beyond 2023, perhaps for life (technically, term limits were abolished). These term limits had been enacted during the 1980s, when China was more 'liberal' as they opened up to the West. Now, they have reversed course.


Anyway, two totalitarian leaders meeting does not make me feel all warm and fuzzy about the future. I doubt they spoke of how they can make the World a better place.
Chinese citizens have lots of personal freedoms to do what they want in China (like owning cars, eating out and starting businesses), and the Chinese are the #1 source of global travel to all destinations in the world. How is this a totalitarian state? They don't have the same degree of political freedom, which makes them an authoritarian state. Xi's role as the President of the PRC is only the third of his roles. He is already the Chairman of the CCP and the Military Commission, which are life long roles and have no term limits. This President role is largely ceremonial and don't really mean much in the context of the other two.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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If you say so...
ok
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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And you believe that this meeting between Kim and Xi happened in a vacuum?
If Trump knew about it, or had anything to do with it, he would have been tweeting like a songbird.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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Again? LOL. He, his father and his grandfather have made such promises only to get deals from the US and then go back to building nukes. It's debatable whether China or North Korea is the worst state liar.
If Kim agrees to denuke and it turns out to be a lie, then Trump/Bolton will bomb the crap out of North Korea.
Game over.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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If Kim agrees to denuke and it turns out to be a lie, then Trump/Bolton will bomb the crap out of North Korea.
Game over.
And then we have a war with the Chinese on our hands.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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And then we have a war with the Chinese on our hands.
If we have a war with China it might as well become WW3. I am sure Russia would want in on the action.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Well, it is China who met with South Korea, not us. Do I acknowledge that S. Korea might think we are tad bit crazier than before? Yes. Still, they met with another country, not us.
Typos? I assume you know the difference between South Korea and North Korea. (Hint: it's slightly bigger than the difference between South Carolina and North Carolina!)
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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Typos? I assume you know the difference between South Korea and North Korea. (Hint: it's slightly bigger than the difference between South Carolina and North Carolina!)


Absolutely. Thank you for catching that!!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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If Kim agrees to denuke and it turns out to be a lie, then Trump/Bolton will bomb the crap out of North Korea.
Game over.
Nobody is starting WW3 over any of this stuff.

It's always just a scare tactic to try to swing public opinion in some direction.
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