This video from the USA says about itself:
Korean War Finally Ending, in Huge Victory for Peace Activists
27 April 2018
North and South Korea have agreed to sign a peace deal, after nearly 70 years of war. Christine Ahn says this is thanks to dedicated activism inside and outside of the Korean Peninsula.
PEACE campaigners around the world took part in demonstrations yesterday calling for the release of hundreds of people imprisoned in Korea for refusing to join the armed forces: here.
Trump’s warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi. Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’: here.
‘POLITICAL DUMMY’ Pyongyang has issued a new threat to pull out of next month’s summit with the U.S., citing the “unbridled and impudent remarks” of “political dummy” Mike Pence, who said North Korea “might end like Libya.” [HuffPost]
Here are the Noble Price for Peace winner next year. Maybe they have to share the price with Donald Trump. Don’t think this is cynism. It may just happen.
Yes, Trump might join the ranks of other undeserving Peace Prize winners.
Pingback: May Day all over the world today | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes Trump, corporate media | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Poet Benjamin Zephaniah on Windrush scandal, anarchism and more | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Donald Trump’s war on Iran? | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Stop Trump’s Iran warmongering, peace movement says | Dear Kitty. Some blog
The People’s Email Network, PO Box 35022, L.A., CA 90035
We had already expressed our measured skepticism that there would be
some kind of diplomatic deal between Trump and North Korea. We said
tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement in particular would jinx the
possibility of any such deal with North Korea.
Well, it didn’t take long for the whole thing to fall apart.
Today, in response to joint South Korea/U.S. military exercises,
North Korea abruptly canceled their parallel summit with South Korea,
and suggested the meeting with Trump might also be in jeopardy.
The State Department says they were taken totally by surprise. We
Trump’s negotiating posture was a demand for unilateral and abject
capitulation. As personified by John Bolton, who would not hold the
position of national security advisor if Trump was not on the same
exact Fox News hot head page with him, the U.S. is demanding that
North Korea physically surrender its entire nuclear program, to be
shipped out to Oak Ridge, TN, down to the last milligram of nuclear
isotopes in their possession.
In return North Korea would get . . . wait for it . . . we’ll think
about it later.
That’s what Trump means by talk of denuclearization, essentially one
sided disarmament. A couple messages back we ridiculed Bolton’s call
for the Libya model to be applied to North Korea. Apparently North
Korea has now had enough time to translate Bolton’s strident Sunday
show appearances, and they beat back on that specifically. They too
remember what happened to Libya.
What North Korea wants is the end of U.S. military domination of
their peninsula, including the nuclear sword over their own heads, a
guarantee of territorial security, and an end to sanctions, in
exchange for giving up their sole bargaining chip, a working nuclear
weapon, whether reliably deliverable to U.S. soil or not.
This Trump will never agree to, as long as he’s playing the right
wing’s favorite blow hard. He couldn’t even make a deal with Nancy
Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who were ready to give him everything he
wanted on his precious fantasy wall.
U.S. foreign policy was already to project military domination from
one end of the earth to the other. Whether successful or not, and it
has been decidedly ineffective in the Middle East, this was the
baseline. Under Trump, the bomb other countries into submission
mentality has reached a new fever pitch.
For all the myth of Trump being such a great deal maker, the model of
a working nuclear deal is (was) in fact the deal with Iran. The one
Trump is so perversely trying to sabotage.
Since his inauguration Trump and our own intelligence agencies have
more than once certified that Iran was in compliance, as have all our
allies. But now Trump has arbitrarily and capriciously repudiated the
Iran agreement, and is threatening our own allies with punishment
themselves if they honor their ends of the agreement.
Trump says he is just delivering on a campaign promise. And yes, he
did make inflammatory threats during the campaign about scuttling the
But why then did Trump not do this the day he was inaugurated, as he
did when he backed out of the TPP? What is the CAUSE NOW, what has
changed, to now suddenly accuse Iran of being out of compliance,
where Trump himself had already certified that they were complying?
Trump says his personal deal-making word is not on the line in the
Iran agreement, nor that of the U.S. because the Senate did not
ratify it, so he feels free to break it. But when has Trump ever
honored even his own word, as he stiffed his contractors left and
right? This deal was ratified by the UN Security Council as well. Who
will ever trust the word of the U.S. again?
The North Korea summit was already likely doomed. The Iran deal
repudiation just made that a certainty.
So why did we even get this far?
At no real cost to himself, release a couple perfunctory prisoners,
dismantle a testing site he no longer even needs because his tests
succeeded, and Kim Jong Un gets the PR of appearing reasonable on the
world stage. And notwithstanding this own despotism, he will garner
sympathy, some sanctions relief from China and Russia, and perhaps
actual military support if Trump does try to bomb his way out of
Emperor Trump gets a bunch of mindless supporters chanting about a
Nobel Peace Prize that was never anything but delusional. Sure, Trump
is going to Oslo in a tuxedo to collect a gold medal, sure he will.
Why, look at all the peace breaking out in Gaza right now as fallout
from Trump’s bonehead embassy move. At the rate he’s going, Trump
will be lucky not to be hauled in front of a war crimes tribunal.
For his part Sean Hannity arrogantly predicted last night, after
heaping contempt on his usual liberal punching bags, that Kim Jong Un
would still roll over on schedule. Got your pool entry down, Sean.
Some fat dear leader chance of that.
And you can demonstrate how you really feel about the debacle named
Trump with any of our policy message advocacy gifts.
Trump, YOU’RE Fired caps: https://www.utalk.us/?g=2:Y
Pingback: Donald Trump sabotages peace process in Korea | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Japanese revanchist right-wingers want more taxpayers’ money for wars | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: G7 trade war news update | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Militarist Japanese government sabotaging Korean peace process | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: ‘British government, stop your nuclear weapons’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: ‘Europeans, spend more on wars’, Trump demands, 7 July protest | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Basketball and peace in Korea | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Nuclear weapons, from Hiroshima to Trump | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Warmonger Trump withdraws soldiers from Syria, other warmongers upset | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Stop war between nuclear armed India, Pakistan! | Dear Kitty. Some blog