#1 The Singapore Summit's Failure on North Korean Human Rights - Romancing Kim in Singapore won’t denuclearize North Korea or improve its human rights record. by ThirstyMan 15.06.2018 06:59

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Thanks @pookie18 once again you inspired some research!

Take a look at what trash The Diplomat is producing to counter Trump's embarrasing progress. These are the experts??? TM .

By John Sifton, June 14, 2018

As counterproliferation experts and seasoned North Korea watchers have concluded in parsing the joint communique to Tuesday’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, no significant or tangible steps were actually taken toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. The joint statement released after the meeting, most of which had been agreed to beforehand, committed North Korea to nothing. The two sides essentially agreed to do what they have already decided to do — continue negotiating.

North Korea, which made only vague rehashed pledges, gained significant concessions, including a halt to joint U.S.-South Korea war games. Meanwhile, China, which helped broker and leaven the summit, has relaxed its recently stepped-up enforcement of the UN sanctions, an important piece of leverage on Kim.

One leading counterproliferation expert, Jeffrey Lewis, called the agreement “a joke.” Eliot Cohen, a senior official in George W. Bush’s State Department, said Trump was essentially conning the U.S. media market for political purposes: “He’s a huckster and a fantasist. This is all the fast talk of a New York grifter. You can’t believe any of it.”

Kim, in achieving the remarkable diplomatic feat of transforming from ruthless dictator to world statesmen in just a few months, seems to have learned something from his friend, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, also on hand in Singapore for the summit circus. Indeed, North Korea is now in a position to do what Rodman memorably did exactly 20 years ago on the same night as the summit, during the crucial final minute of Game 3 of the 1998 NBA finals: grab the ball, hold on, and let the clock run out. Kim can now keep talking, keep the clock running, gain legitimacy on the world stage, and ultimately “win,” when the world finally concedes on North Korea’s status as a nuclear power.

The news is even worse for the people of North Korea, who daily suffer from the Kim regime’s totalitarian abuses. In burnishing Kim’s stature, the deal may well end up indefinitely entrenching his rule.
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https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/the-sing...n-human-rights/

#2 RE: The Singapore Summit's Failure on North Korean Human Rights - Romancing Kim in Singapore won’t denuclearize North Korea or improve its human rights record. by ThirstyMan 15.06.2018 07:10

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Here's another, less tainted, perspective...

Trump and Kim Signed a 4-Point Peace Pledge at Their Summit. Here's What It Says

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday asserting that the U.S. president would provide unspecified “security guarantees” to Kim in exchange for the North Korean leader’s “unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”

The two leaders signed copies of the document, in Korean and English, at a signing ceremony to conclude their summit in Singapore — the first ever meeting of the North Korean and U.S. heads of state.

Trump and Kim noted the symbolism of the moment in their document, calling it an “epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities” between the countries.

In four bullet points, they laid out goals of future rounds of negotiations without specifying what immediate steps either side would take. Trump said there would be “many meetings” between the two men.

- They agreed to establish new relations between the countries and committed to “build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula,” where the U.S. and South Korea are still technically at war with the North.

- Kim reaffirmed that he would “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” though there was no indication the two men had agreed on what that would mean.

- And they also agreed to work together to recover “POW/MIA remains,” presumably American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

- The White House has not yet released the document, but the words were clearly visible in photographs taken when Trump displayed it to the gathered reporters.

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http://fortune.com/2018/06/12/trump-kim-...-summit-signed/

#3 RE: The Singapore Summit's Failure on North Korean Human Rights - Romancing Kim in Singapore won’t denuclearize North Korea or improve its human rights record. by algernonpj 15.06.2018 12:33

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I believe these people would rather see the entire world nuked into oblivion than accept that Trump has done something positive.

They are either unwilling or unable to accept that the same ol' same ol' buying off NK with 'humanitarian aid' never worked and never will work.

Trump, OTH, first brought out his big stick, then demonstrated he wasn't afraid to use it, then went to Singapore to show Kim the carrot.

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