by John Galt February 28, 2019 05:30 ET
This morning the news is grim as the North Korea’s intransigence and desire to remain a permanent nuclear power resulted in the Hanoi summit breaking up and President Trump walking away from the negotiations with Kim Jong-Un.
What this means is that instability and the threat of war will increase dramatically in the months ahead. Kim Jong-Un will view this collapse as an opportunity to tighten his ties with communist China and Iran to spread and enhance his nuclear weapons capability.
Sadly, the American left and media have portrayed President Trump as weak and corrupt to the U.S. domestic audience and this may have caused the North Korean leader to mis-interpret our inept political discourse as weakness on Trump’s part. As most Americans know however, this is not the case and the threat of war will now increase as North Korea will continue to refine weapons grade uranium and improve their warhead inventory; possibly even renewing trading with Iran and Pakistan in lieu of a lack of sanctions relief.
Trump said that the issue of dismantling the North’s Yongbyon nuclear complex was discussed in the two-day summit, their first in eight months, but it was “not enough.“
“We had to have more than that,” he said, adding his administration has information on other, secret uranium-enrichment facilities, which have not been reported by media.
“I think they were surprised we knew,” Trump said.
Trump said he wants to take off sanctions, but the North should “give up more.”
“He wants to denuke, but he wants to just do areas that are less important than the areas that we want,” Trump said. “We know the country very well, believe it or not. We know every inch of that country, and we have to get what we have to get. Because that’s a big give.”
The collapse of these talks also exposes the United States to a much larger problem, whether the perception or not is accurate, as the Chinese trade talks now take a sudden dark turn:
President Trump’s mythological negotiating ability has now been pierced and may well be exploited to America’s detriment.