North Korea is a bully.
The “Supreme Leader” of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has been antagonizing President Trump relentlessly, hoping to goad him into nuclear war.
But the dictator just made one unprecedented move that was quite out of character.
Kim Jong Un is a desperate little “Rocket Man.”
He continues to try and toy with the United States, as he did under former President Barack Obama, but it’s not going to work under the Trump administration.
When Kim Jong Un recently attempted to brag about how he has nuclear weapons and a “button” on his desk to launch an attack against the United States at any time, Trump fired back at his ridiculous allegation, saying:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
And not soon after Trump’s tweet, the North Korean dictator strangely reached out to his southern neighbor after years of silence between the two countries.
“The South Korean government has announced that a series of talks will be held with representatives of the oppressive North Korean regime, about the North’s possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The last minute negotiations come only a month before the PyeongChang 2018 games are scheduled to start on February 9, USA Today reported.
South Korean authorities hope the negotiations will dampen tensions over Pyongyang’s constant threats of nuclear war.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on January 9 at the village of Panmunjom, a town near the border with North Korea.
The offer comes on the heels of a hint from North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un, that he would be open to sending a delegation to the games.
South Korean Unification Minster Cho Myoung Gyon also reported that the White House has been kept closely informed about the possible meeting.
The White House, though, has stated in the past that the U.S. would not join talks with the North over participation in the Olympics unless the North turns away from its talk of nuclear war.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in praised Kim Jong-un’s year-end speech as opening the door to “establish peace.”
President Jae-in though did maintain that improved relations between South and North must be linked to a substantial drawback of the North’s nuclear bomb program.
Still, President Jae has seemed to impute unrealistic expectations into the effect the Olympics would have on the belligerence of the North.
“The doors to PyeongChang, the road to peace, are also open to North Korea,” the South Korean President said in an airy October speech to the general assembly of the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC).
Jae-in seemed to expect that the Olympics could mark “progress” to stop the North’s nuclear missile tests.
“The one step North Korea takes toward PyeongChang will mark a great progress toward peace that cannot be obtained even with hundreds of missiles,” Jae-in added.
“The most serious challenge and threat that lies before us now is North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles. But our principle of peaceful reunification also remains firm,” the left-wing South Korean leader continued.”
The old phrase, ‘Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer’ seems to come to mind here. It makes one wonder what sort of tricks North Korea has up its sleeve.