The US diplomatic corp is basically a failure.
94% of diplomats’ political contributions go to Democrats. They live in a no-conservatives cocoon. State Department employees see Donald Trump as an enemy and they’re not going to support him. Even if they wanted to support him, they don’t have the fire that it takes to negotiate with rogue states. When it’s time to fight, their training makes them weak. Unlike a Manhattan real estate developer, they’ve never had skin in the game. They lack negotiating skills.
And so their opposition to the President is a gift. They do not wish to support him, and he can simply ignore them.
He's working some kind of angle.This is a good thing for him to say, hopefully NK will disarm their nukes in the near future...
North Korea's Kim: I don't want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms - report
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HANOI (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Kim made the rare personal comments to Mike Pompeo during a visit to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in April last year to lay the groundwork for the historic first summit between the North's leader and U.S. President Donald Trump in June in Singapore, former CIA official Andrew Kim said, South Korea's Yonhap news agency and the Wall Street Journal reported.
“'I’m a father and a husband. And I have children'," Andrew Kim quoted the North Korean leader as telling Pompeo, when asked whether he was willing to end his nuclear program.
"'And I don’t want my children to carry the nuclear weapon on their back their whole life.’ That was his answer," Andrew Kim told a lecture on Friday at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center, where he is a visiting scholar.
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
The new title, approved in February, had not been used publicly until Friday when Kim was also re-elected chairman of the State Affairs Commission
- A large rally was also held in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, North Korea, after Kim Jong Un's expected re-election and the reshuffling of the government
- Analysts say the huge reorganization of the government shows Kim has fully come into his own, eight years after he inherited rule from his father, Kim Jong Il
As outrageous and cynical as this is, it has always been the norm for communist regimes.Wow! Kim Jong Un was re-elected.
North Korea releases shots of thousands of soldiers 'celebrating' the re-election of Kim Jong Un | Daily Mail Online
Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia Wednesday ahead of his first meeting with Putin
- North Korean leader made a stop in Hasan before being taken to Vladivostok
- Before he got off his armoured train, guards furiously wiped down the doors
- Train then pulled up in wrong position and had to redjust before he climbed out
- Kim was whisked away in his limousine with guards running alongside it