North Korea reportedly hands Trump another big win by releasing US prisoners
North Korea has released three US citizens detained there, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean activist who campaigns for the release of detainees.
The releases would meet some of the US's demands for North Korea to demonstrate sincerity before a historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un â€” something that John Bolton, Trump's hawkish national security adviser, reiterated during an interview on Fox News on Sunday.
The three citizensâ€” Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk, and Kim Hak-song â€” have been released from a labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, the Financial Times report said....
Pff, you have done some serious thinking about this North Korean problemâť—
David Frum wrote: ...Much of the work of snookering Trump into the Kim summit has actually been done by South Koreans, not North Koreans. It was President Moon who slyly insinuated that Trump deserved a Nobel Prize for the summitâ€”bait that Trump swallowed like a credulous guppy. In fact, it was a South Korean delegation that first put the summit idea into Trumpâ€™s head back in March. It was the South Koreans who immediately announced Trumpâ€™s impulsive â€śyesâ€ť answer at the very entrance to the West Wing, thus effectively locking the door behind the president before he understood the full implications of what he had doneâ€”and before he could be dissuaded by his staff and secretary of state.
The South Korean leadership is not only seeking to constrain Trumpâ€™s optionsâ€”it is advertising that constraint to the world....
Something is VERY wrong with this scenario. I hope I am proven wrong in time but I doubt it. North Korea's government is responsible for the murder of millions upon millions of its people over many many decades going back to the era of Mao himself. Only months ago this same Maoist dictator was threatening the end of the world and nuking the USA and all of a sudden he is "born again"? I don't believe it, Trump or China must have paid this guy off by the hundreds of millions, or made a serious death threat to him and proved they could carry it out putting him in real fear of his life (which I would support if it happened). If not there is some agenda behind this and time will show it. What could Trump have possibly offered this psychotic genocidal Maoist other than showing him he could end his life in an instant. That is the only thing that makes sense, this pathetic psychotic narcissistic doesn't believe in the afterlife, only being worshiped and living out his life in this world alone like the fake god he wishes himself to be, and a serious death threat could be like a spanking of this 4 year old level boy in a fat man's body with a bowl cut to finally put him in fear of his life which caused him to change publicly for now anyways.