WILL NORTH KOREA PULL THE PLUG ON TRUMP MEETING?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 17, 2018

         IS ANYONE SURPRISED THAT NORTH KOREA HAS PULLED OUT OF TALKS WITH SOUTH KOREA AND THREATENS TO DO THE SAME IN A PLANNED MEETING LATER THIS MONTH WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN SINGAPORE? I’M NOT SURPRISED.

         THEIR EXCUSE – AND THEY CAN ALWAYS FIND ONE AS THEY HAVE DONE MANY, MANY TIMES IN THE PAST AFTER MAKING OTHER PROMISES – THEIR EXCUSE IS THAT THE U.S. AND SOUTH KOREA ARE ENGAGING IN LONG PLANNED MILITARY MANEUVERS. THIS WE HAVE DONE FOR YEARS AND NORTH KOREA HAD TO KNOW IT WAS SCHEDULED AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE NORTH CALLS THE MILITARY MANEUVERS “PROVOCATIVE.” WHAT’S PROVOCATIVE ARE STATEMENTS BY KIM JUNG-UN AND HIS GENERALS TO STRIKE AMERICA WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

         IT COULD BE THE NORTH IS TRYING TO GET EARLY CONCESSIONS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE SCHEDULED MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, OR IT COULD MEAN THEY NEVER INTENDED TO HAVE THE MEETING IN THE FIRST PLACE AND DANGLED IT IN ORDER TO PULLOUT AND BLAME IT ON THE U.S.

         THERE IS ALWAYS A DANGER IN TRUSTING COMMUNISTS AND OTHER ENEMIES TO TELL THE TRUTH. IF THE SUMMIT DOESN’T HAPPEN, IT WILL JUST BE ONE MORE LIE ON TOP OF MANY OTHERS TOLD BY PYONGYANG. I’M CAL THOMAS.