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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

An Agreement to Try to Reach an Agreement?

The text is here.

In real estate terms, it sounds like an agreement to enter into contract negotiations.

Which, in this context, is a little bit more than a nothing-burger, but not by much. Nobody has formally agreed to anything, other than Little Rocket Man and the Dotard might stop exchanging insults.

For now.


Nangleator said...

Probably not a mistake that it looks like a real estate discussion. The dotard has delusions of over-priced, under-built condos all along the mined NK coasts. With his name on them, of course.

dinthebeast said...

Well, for the Koreans' sake, I just hope that president Moon is three steps ahead of these shenanigans.
I bet there are some elevated blood pressure levels right now among the upper levels of the Chinese government.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Doug, anything that takes pressure off the NORKs is probably OK with the Chinese. They may be ecstatic that Kim is getting the better of Trump.

It's looking like the NORKs ran rings around Our Dotard.

dinthebeast said...

Well, he made a concession (calling off the military exercises), and making concessions, especially ones that important to the other negotiating party, is definitely a part of successful diplomacy.
Now what did he get for it?
And no, Kim did not agree to begin denuclearization, that was another lie.
At this point, I would accept "we're talking now" as the answer, but apparently Fergus won't. And why is that?

As for the Chinese, they really don't want to clean up after the mess that will occur when the North Korean people find out what has been done to them, for how long, and by whom. Showing pictures of luxury hotels on their beaches on an ipad seems kinda risky on that front, at least to me.

I guess I must take the free movement of information for granted a little, as the average North Korean will never hear about what happened, and would be disinclined to believe it if they did.

-Doug in Oakland

Mike Jones said...

China is the big winner. Haass sums up the deal:

DTWND said...

Our “Great Negotiator” gave NK what they wanted (the cessation of joint military exercises) in exchange for...??? Promises? Promises to denuclearize, promises to destroy launch sites, promises to cease weapons research? In a logical, sane world this would be enough for conservatives, liberals, moderates, war mongers, peace-nicks, etc. to all come together to remove this Russian puppet from office. When will our national nightmare end?


dinthebeast said...

China and Russia.

-Doug in Oakland

CenterPuke88 said...

Winners: Donnie and Vlad, China, North Korea

Losers: South Korea, United States

3383 said...

When NK fails to make any meaningful moves and leaves Trump hanging, then hopefully the President will learn a valuable lesson or three.

Comrade Misfit said...

3383, you're dreaming. Donnie can't even comprehend that he's not supposed to rip up papers. He's immune to learning lessons.

And he has never, in his life, admitted fault over anything. He'll blame Pompeo or Sessions.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, he’s pretty invested in Kim now, so it’s unlikely anything that goes wrong gets blamed on him for a while.

3383 said...

Trump'd never admit it, no; but he will know he was taken.

BadTux said...

Oh puhleeze. He'll forget by next month that he even had a summit with Rocket Man, nevermind agreed to do something. There's not a single soldier leaving North Korea. Though the joint exercises are toast because those don't exceed his RAM buffer length.

Comrade Misfit said...

It's worse than that. He won't just forget, he'll convince himself of something else entirely. Trump makes his own reality; he's not bothered by inconvenient things such as "facts". One of his duty liars, Kellyanne Conway, admitted as much early on.