So we had a landmark occasion yesterday, Kim Jung-un met face-to-face with President Moon Jae-in. I'm thoroughly impressed with Moon thus far over this and hoping that he and Kim can hash out a peace agreement that's beneficial to all; finding common ground in their shared cultures.
Trump's the one unknown, as I can see his unhinged brain buttf*cking whatever peace agreement Moon and Kim hammered out, but I can also see that unhinged arrogance, ego and belligerent attitude both working along side Kim's similar attributes and helping here. 70/30 at this point. Sure Donald's going to try and take credit for any positives that come out of this as that's just who he is and that's an overall 'who cares' if it leads to a peaceful Korean peninsula.
Hopeful about this meeting and what could arise from it.
Somebody mentioned a unified Korea, is that what's on the table here? One Korea under one leader? If so, who? Don't see Kim relinquishing much of his power, which I find odd as I've never seen him as power hungry, even going back to before his father died. He has always struck me as the kind of guy who wants to shoot a gold AK-47 at nothing off his yacht, bang some hookers then watch The Matrix.
__________________ Then lets head down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch
I see more of a peaceful coexistence and trading partners to start off with. NK's citizens would benefit immensely from SK's food supplies alone and Kim could spin that into his favor. He's feeding his people.
Agreed to that being the most likely outcome, but it really depends on what Kim can get out of this and how he can make himself look to NK's population, it's all about perception to guys like him. If he can get a trade contract that's favorable, he's probably willing to scale back his nuclear arsenal some, keeping enough as to still appear tough.
Which is going to be interesting if something like that is what Moon and Kim agree to; Kim reduces nukes by 'X' amount and Moon agrees to provide NK with 'X' amount of needed items, food, medicines, etc. Means Trump's going to have to likely openly accept that NK is a legit nuclear power and be the first US president to do so, that or risk scuttling the peace deal.
If Kim actually manages to calm the **** down and enter the global community, I will give Trump (and his administration) credit for it, even if his contribution was minimal. That might not be the most logical line of thinking, but I know that I would give Obama that benefit.
"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."