Understanding the North Korean Dynamic

North Korea has just issued a “surprisingly blunt” warning to the world that they will not denuclearize until the U.S. has fully removed its “nuclear threat.”

Here’s the key concept from the North’s statement:

“The United States must now recognize the accurate meaning of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and especially, must study geography,” the statement said.

“When we talk about the Korean Peninsula, it includes the territory of our republic and also the entire region of (South Korea) where the United States has placed its invasive force, including nuclear weapons. When we talk about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, it means the removal of all sources of nuclear threat, not only from the South and North but also from areas neighboring the Korean Peninsula,” the statement said.

And who, might I ask, was saying from Day One that this was exactly what the North was demanding — and what the biggest idiot in the history of global politics actually signed onto and then boasted about?

Meanwhile, shock is being expressed over this statement, given that smiley Moon Jae-in, a lifelong Marxist, er, um, progressive, who spent most of his first year in office clinking champagne glasses with his nation’s mortal enemy (when he wasn’t actively transforming his vibrant democracy into a socialist banana republic), has continually insisted that the North was demanding no such wholesale U.S. pull-out.

Of course Moon was saying this: He is sympathetic to the North’s communist regime, and hopes to move his half of the peninsula — the half with electric lights — closer to the communist paradise to the north, as quickly as possible, i.e., before anyone notices the rationing, the messages about “tightening our belts,” and the ubiquitous morality police controlling an ever-widening sphere of everyday life.

Trump, as usual, got played. The idea that a man this ignorant and this susceptible to flattery could be given the power to negotiate matters of life and death, liberty and tyranny, with nuclear powers governed by ideological madmen and thugs, and given that power by the people of the “freest nation on Earth,” is as repulsive a thought as can be conceived in the political arena.

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