Sunday, June 17, 2018

North Korea Peace Treaty

So, the deal is, that to give Li'l Kim the assurance that he won't be khadaffi'd (ala Clinton/Obama/Dems) there will be an actual Treaty with North Korea, such as should have been done with Iran.

Why did Obama not go for a treaty with Iran?
He knew that the Senate would not vote for it.

It just occurred to me that Trump might have the same problem given his demonization by Schumer, et al.

What will the mid-terms look like if the dems oppose a treaty (if it is called for that quickly) or 2020 (if it isn't)?

What do you think?

19 comments:

  1. They will oppose him no matter what. It will depend on the terms of the treaty - but sight unseen, it will not be a train wreck like bowing obama's iran 'deal'. I think the predictable dems will get rolled in the midterms regardless.

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    1. I believe you are correct sir.
      All the political norms have been rendered.

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  2. A treaty between the two Koreas would be necessary before any agreement with the United States.

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    1. More likely than with us I believe.
      Because of our dems.
      A Treaty would demand a Nobel for Trump.
      That won't stand.

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    2. tRump needs Chinese cooperation. That's why he's starting a trade war.
      The man's a loose cannon.

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    3. Duck, sorry I missed your comment before this.
      What if Trump is pressuring China by wooing NoKo?

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  3. If a treaty happens, the detractors will downplay any positive news with warnings of how North Korea can be devious. If not, the detractors will call Trump's effort foolish.

    China will not willingly allow a free country to share a border, so either South Korea joins the Communists, or North Korea stays a nation of Communist servitude.

    I have little faith in any dealings with countries that have a populace unarmed. The thirst for power always leads to tyranny, and unarmed citizens are helpless against their government.

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    1. That's an interesting point about China.

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  4. It's going to be interesting, in any case... sigh. And I REALLY don't want interesting again...

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  5. Can't say I really have a line on this one other than generally speaking, most of Trump's agenda needs to go through Congress so that, unlike obamy's EO's it won't be so hard to erase.

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    1. Yep. I think that's the point of a treaty in this case.

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  7. I agree with CI ... the main players in this drama are North and South Korea, but China has a very large sway that cannot be discounted (along with our other Asian partners). In my view, we should remember the misrepresentations and distortions told us by the US government during the Vietnam War. We were told, for example, that American forces were sent to Vietnam to defend the south from northern aggression. Well, okay ... but that wasn’t altogether true. We not only reneged on the Geneva Accord of 1954, but both Nguyen Dinh Diem and Ho Chi Minh professed to having the same goals: unification —albeit with them in charge of the entire caboodle. Meanwhile, China was working overtime behind the scenes to create conflict in Southeast Asia because China knew if we were otherwise engaged in Vietnam, we could not be engaged further on the Korean Peninsula. I see a parallel then to what is happening now because both South Korea’s Syngman Ree and Kim the Elder intended to unite Korea under their patronage. We do not know if this intention remains in effect, or if both sides of this issue have given up on the idea of reunification. If they have given it up, then the process of implementing a peace treaty will be smooth. If neither side has given up on reunification, then a peace accord will be next to impossible. Personally, I wouldn’t trust Kim any further than I could toss him, and I am hoping that our human intelligence network in China is on over drive.

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    1. I take it that by reneging, you mean not signing.
      Bargaining in bad faith?
      But that's a good take on the situation.
      My main question is whether the US Senate can pass a treaty with the north. We are a participant in the militarization after all. I just think the Dems will block it.

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  8. Truth but verify works for me. Oldie but goodie.

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