The Singapore Summit is a Historical First
The June 12th, 2018 meeting between President Trump and Leader Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was a meeting of historical importance. It formalized the agreement and commitment of Kim Jong Un for the total denuclearization of the Korean peninsula to be accomplished over the next 2 ½ years. The agreement further stipulates the full and total verifiable and irreversible dismantling and removal of nuclear weapons, material and factories in the DPRK, under the watchful eyes of international inspection teams. The agreement also calls for the remains of all American war dead from the Korean War are returned to the United States.
Read my article “The Back Story on North Korea” and then tell me nothing has changed.
What do we know about North Korea? Virtually nothing comes out in the media unless it is connected to President Trump. Read this Huffington Post article that came out last year and it will open your eyes to the history of what has been called “The Hermit Kingdom” since the 19th century.
North Korea has been isolated since the 14th century when ruled by the Choson dynasty and went into self-isolation even before being divided at the end of World War II. In 1910 Japan annexed Korea. It was not until after Japan lost World War II that Korea was split into American and Soviet controlled territories. Josef Stalin installed Kim II Sung as North Korea’s leader. After reigning for over 50 years he was replaced by his son Kim Jong II, and later his grandson Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader. During the Korean War which began on June 25, 1950, North and South Korea were backed by their allies and American bombing raids virtually flattened North Korea, leaving one building standing in the capitol. When the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953 it ended the conflict but didn’t end the war, which has kept both nations in a constant state of tension. Kim II Song developed a theory of self-reliance (Juche) that remains the countries ideology today. His three principles: political independence, economic self-reliance and military autonomy. It is the military stance which caused North Korea to become a true hermit kingdom, not cooperating with outside powers.
So threatening to bomb North Korea back into the Stone Age would be a second time for them.
In 2002 President George W. Bush included North Korea in the Axis of Evil and international nuclear inspectors were expelled from Pyongyang. The next year North Korea pulled out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and revealed it had nuclear weapons.
There have been many treaties since 1985, with each one being broken by North Korea. But there has never been an American President who has expressed interest in talking to the leader of North Korea until President Trump.
It appears to have been the general world view consensus that North Korea (DPRK) is a bad boy and it does no good to deal with them. As long as they leave us alone, we’ll leave them alone. American presidents seem to have felt that we hope there can be lasting peace but the chances of that are slim to none. North Korea can’t be trusted to destroy their nuclear weapons in good faith. So why try? We put sanctions on them and that good enough, right? Has anybody asked our living presidents why they didn’t think to talk to the leader of North Korea? It would be interesting to hear their excuses.
Here is what my unnamed Facebook source posted which pretty much sums up the lefts liberal thought process on why the Singapore Summit was a flop:
“Nothing has really changed except Trump recognized Kim as a equal and as a totalitarian that he could admire. Everyone hopes that a lasting peace can be accomplished but people (Democrat and Republican) know that the chances of that are slim. North Korea can not be trusted in good faith to destroy their nuclear weapons or to stop work on them.”
I’m mildly amazed at the thought process that goes into making a statement like that. I wonder where do these people get their information, “liberals are us dot com”? It is thinking like that which has kept the DPRK an unknown entity for centuries and caused every American president since Truman to base their feelings on North Korea without seriously attempted to deal with them.
President Donald Trump has had the foresight to look ahead at what could be, rather than just what we see. Without lifting sanctions, but conceding to terminate Korean theatre training exercises the ball is back in the court of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor the agreement of face the possibility of increased sanctions and/or military action to insure the total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Based on what the Huffington Post writer has written the North Korean kingdom is in economically dire straits with little hope of evading a kingdom collapse. In an attempt to keep is nuclear program going Kim’s regime has employed massive slave labor of its citizens as the norm.
What is hopeful is the successful denuclearization, relaxed sanctions and outside foreign aid to the people of the DPRK, including the closing of ALL labor camps and returning families to their homes again. What Kim has seen in China and what he saw in Singapore could be the carrot to bring the hermit kingdom out of its shell. It could bring good news to the peoples of Korea and end the isolationism that is destroying North Korea.
What about the United States? We are the greatest nation on earth, by far. Our form of government is one of a kind, yet our liberal leaning left “progressives” are attempting to backwards engineer our country into a state worse than the hermit kingdom.
It’s past time to take the blinders off America! History will show that not only were the past 8 years of the Obama administration bad for the nation, but especially bad for the American people. Rather than scandal free as Barack Obama claims, the fruition of the swamp are beginning to show what really went on inside our most “transparent” government ever.
What history is recording now, and will be clearly visible is that regardless of what some Americans have been told and believe as true, Donald Trump has been a good president and remains committed to battle the fake news, personal slander and attempts to subvert his presidency. History will record Donald Trump as one of America’s greatest presidents. – I am the Real Truckmaster!