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Author Topic: The North Korea thread (aka We Need to Talk About Korea)  (Read 225 times)

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Re: The North Korea thread (aka We Need to Talk About Korea)
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:30:30 pm »
Honestly, I am surprised at how the media hype seems to affect even those as seemingly skeptical of it as Dylan. This was always going to be the plan. Watch carefully - they are promising to suspend more tests, which makes perfect sense, because they already have what they wanted - a true deterrent, in the form of both nukes, and missiles with a fair chance of delivering them to US mainland. They were always going to ask for a peace agreement once they knew they could nuke the other side if it gets broken. I anticipated this since 2013, though I thought it would take them till 2020 to get to the point we are at now.

In all, I would be enormously surprised if by the end of the talks, they'll actually agree to do anything meaningfully taking away their capability for a second strike. Anything less then that serves them just fine.

This is, of course, assuming that Kim is telling the truth when he says they now have nuclear capabilities.  I, for one, am very skeptical of his claims.  I think it's again (as with China) playing the leverage game.  He can leverage a much better deal or more concessions if the people he's negotiating with actually believe he has nukes now. 

Honestly, I don't trust any media outlet for anything.  The ones I trust "the most" are ones like Reuters, Forbes, WSJ, BBC, etc.  Generally, the only times I'll use any of the "big" US "news" sources (NBC, FOX, CNN, etc) is EITHER when they are using direct quotes from somebody who I am interested in finding out exactly what they said (though I have to be careful because NBC and CNN have a big habit of editing those down) OR if I literally cannot find ANY other source for the information into which I am delving.

 

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