View Poll Results: What is the best course of action in dealing with North Korea?

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  • Full scale preemptive military strike

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    1 7.14%
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Thread: The Korean Dilemma

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    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44242558

    Trump pulls out of North Korea summit

    US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    He said he had made the decision based on the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent North Korean statement.

    Mr Trump said it would be "inappropriate" to hold the summit as scheduled in Singapore on 12 June.

    In a letter to Mr Kim, he said he was very much looking forward to meeting him "some day".
    Last edited by Ironduke; 24 May 18, at 15:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    snapper, wrong thread?
    Yes. My apologies.

    Trumpkin has apparently pulled out of the Kim meeting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44242558

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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    aannnnd there goes the meeting.
    It could be postponed, never say never

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    looks like The Only Chess Player in the Room forgot to inform his SK ally beforehand.

    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/...to-kim-jong-un

    "“We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means,” South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a statement shortly after the news broke...South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he was “very perplexed and sorry” that the summit had been canceled, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency."
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    Trump torpedoes a summit that would likely have ended with Nth Korea making unreasonable demands & killing the entire process. And he fails to tell the one US ally to whom this is an existential issue. So is this 5D chess, or have we moved to the 6th dimension?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    I was surprised that the letter took such a diplomatic tone, but of course he had to dedicate a few words assuring everyone that our guns are bigger.

    I fear that a peace process may continue involving China and ROK, leaving the US out of the equation and impacting our influence in the region a la Syria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    looks like The Only Chess Player in the Room forgot to inform his SK ally beforehand.
    But how can that be? I heard the President say that he had talked to SKorea and Japan. And that they had agreed to pay for any American attack on NKorea if it comes to that

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8367306.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Team View Post
    I was surprised that the letter took such a diplomatic tone, but of course he had to dedicate a few words assuring everyone that our guns are bigger.

    I fear that a peace process may continue involving China and ROK, leaving the US out of the equation and impacting our influence in the region a la Syria.
    Well except for the first paragraph being typical Trump. My balls are bigger than your balls and I can piss on your tree anytime I want.

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