They said it couldn't happen. They doubted that any promises or offers would be upheld, but it looks like North Korea is finally coming to the table with an open and honest desire to re-enter the world community.
In just the last week, not only has North Korea said that removing US forces from the Korean peninsula is NO LONGER a prerequisite to talks, but they have also announced that they will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.”
This is huge news not only for America but for the world. The more than 20 million souls who have been living cut off from the rest of the world in a near constant state of peril may finally have a future to look forward to.
And we must give credit where credit is due. President Trump is partly responsible for this. He refused t play the games that other leaders play, he refused to “cower” at threats and insults from Kim Jong Un. The previous administration's policy of “strategic patience” achieved exactly what you would expect of a policy that essentially involves doing nothing for as long as humanly possible.
Perhaps it is time to stop slinging insults at Kim too? We all know the terror he has committed against his own people, but coming to the table must involve a huge personal sacrifice for him… I beg our news media not to start “demanding” that Trump condemn Kim for his past actions (and inevitably condemning Trump if he doesn't) and start thinking of the millions of innocent people who will have a better life and a real future if these talks go well.
It's time to stop political games and start thinking about the human cost.