The potential for de-nuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula is truly surprising. Few if any thought it possible just one year ago.
Now the North and South Korean leaders have met in a historic fashion and we can credit president Donald Trump for making it happen.
Trump knew precisely how to deal with the genocidal maniac in North Korea. He knew two things: That NK is desperately poor (North Korea’s annual wealth is less than the tiny US state of Vermont but with 40 times as many people as Vermont) and that, on the other side of their aggression, that the communist leaders are cowards. Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea” brought its dictator to the bargaining table.
Trump said: “We get a kick every once in a while out of the fact that I’ll be watching people that failed so badly over the last 25 years explaining to me how to make a deal with North Korea.”
In his first 15 months in office president Trump is turning the world on its head in a very good way. He has destroyed ISIS in Syria and Iraq, changing the dynamic in the Middle East. He is moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He may be on the road to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. And he is working closely with Asian leaders, including the communist dictator in China, to re-make foreign policy in that region.
The Fake News media will never tell us that Asian leaders, along with hundreds of millions of their citizens, respect and admire Trump for getting the North Korea situation moving toward peace and disarmament.
Look at this from The New York Times to see the truth:
Keeping diplomatic developments coming at a head-snapping pace, the South Korean government said on Sunday that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had told President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States agreed to formally end the Korean War and promise not to invade his country.
In other words Trump is flexing American muscle rather than blathering about the useless Paris ‘climate’ accord or treating ‘global warming’ as the biggest threat to the world.
Even US senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, a frequent critic of Trump’s foreign policy, said about North Korea: “We’re not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Indeed more and more people are saying the same thing including Nikitas3.com. Even South Korean president Moon is saying it.
But here is the Nikitas3.com prediction: If North Korea makes concessions the Nobel Prize will never be given to Trump alone; it will go to Trump, the South Korean president and the NK dictator together as a team in order to slight Trump and elevate the dictator.
It is amusing to recall that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize after just a few months in office and after accomplishing nothing. Fortunately the world has taken that event with a grain of salt.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House this week hoping to convince Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal and to back off his protectionist trade policies. But by the time they left, both leaders had largely given up trying to convince Trump he was wrong and instead focused on how to work around their differences.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had been keeping Trump at arm’s length in recent months, defied the threat of mass protests this week to finally invite him to visit what is often called America’s closest ally.
And the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo, a Trump political ally and former (Tea Party) congressman, to be secretary of state, giving the president a foreign policy team more in line with the international policies he promoted during the campaign.
So what were the policies that Trump promoted during the campaign and for years before?
They were policies of America First. After decades in which Democrats and globalists have put America at the back of the line and implied that evil governments have legitimate grievances with the United States Trump is saying rightfully that America is the best, freest and fairest nation in the world, and in history.
Consider the Iranian hostage crisis for a comparison in presidential styles:
In November 1979 a group of 52 American diplomats was taken hostage by radicals in Tehran, Iran. Democrat president Jimmy Carter spent a year seeking to win the hostages’ release through tough talk and negotiation, and he did attempt one military rescue mission that ended in disaster.
When Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980 the hostage-takers immediately announced that they were going to release the captives. They did not want to face the wrath of Reagan who was a real man compared to the feckless Carter.
Reagan also fixed the crippled Carter economy as Trump is now doing to the Obama economy.
Who could forget Obama asking if Trump was going to wave “a magic wand” to improve the economy. But no, president Trump applied sensible policies that have worked for hundreds of years.
Now he is doing the same on foreign policy, i.e., America is militarily the strongest nation on earth and Trump is acting like it.
In other words Trump is re-making the world by being strong and rational. And the things that he is accomplishing seemed before his election to be as implausible as Trump’s election itself.
President Trump will never take us into a risky war like George W. Bush did in Iraq. Nikitas3.com predicts that there will be record lows in US military combat casualties under Trump. Already the number is extremely low. Expect that to continue.
Trump is not remaining committed to trade deals just to follow international decorum either. He is threatening protectionist taxes and to jettison every agreement if he does not see them serving our American interest first and foremost. Good.
He also may cancel the Iran nuclear deal which we saw in an earlier incarnation in North Korea and which we know turned out disastrously.
When president Reagan called the communist Soviet Union an “evil empire” in 1983 the liberals assumed a fetal position of fear. They said that Reagan was going to start a nuclear war.
Instead the “evil empire” collapsed. And when president Trump announced that he would “totally destroy” North Korea the liberals panicked again.
Instead North Korea appears ready to make historic concessions.
This is what “peace through strength” means …
Trump is working closely with the communist dictator of China for smart, strategic reasons – because he knows that China wields great power globally and that it is better to be communicating with them rather than confronting them.
Ironically president Trump has developed an especially good relationship with the Xi Jinping after years in which he has criticized Chinese policy. In other words Trump is being pragmatic but tough. Good.
On the other hand Trump knows that Russia is a weak and poor nation with limited influence in the world. Have you noticed Trump making any great efforts to work with Putin like he is with the Xi Jinping?
No, because Trump has priorities. The American economy is worth about $20 trillion annually. China is estimated at $10 trillion. Russia is only $1.3 trillion. Can you do the math?
Trump can. And you can rest assured that world leaders are sitting up and taking note that Trump is serious and is not be underestimated or trifled with.
Despite the media hatred of our president Donald Trump appears larger than life on the world stage already. In contrast Obama appeared fragile, insecure and weak while George W. Bush spent his second presidential term under political siege over the failure in Iraq.
On the same note Ronald Reagan loomed large while his predecessor Jimmy Carter disappeared into his own smallness.
Some presidents inherit bad situations and shine while other inherit good times and they shrink. Who could forget Bill Clinton as president from 1993 to 2001 inheriting peace and prosperity following the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union in 1991. He then left office under the cloud of a cheap sex scandal that certainly cost his vice president the White House in the 2000 election.
Consider Trump and ISIS, a bad situation that he inherited. Obama played patty-cake with ISIS throughout his second term as ISIS expanded all over. Trump unleashed American military might by attacking ISIS from the air with precision strikes and devastated them in less than a year.
ISIS fighters were killed by the thousands while the survivors went running back to whatever misery they had crawled out of, preparing to resume the dark, oppressed and cheerless life that they were certain that they were going to escape with terrorist martyrdom.
We can also assume that thousands of innocent lives have been saved from death and injury by terror attacks that have not happened. Thank Trump for that.
This is called success and it cannot be argued with. The Fake News media will never give Trump any credit for turning the world on its head but American voters are seeing the truth.
When president Trump is campaigning for his agenda this coming November and again in 2020 you can be sure that he will be touting his accomplishments loud and clear, speaking directly to the American people without the Fake News media intercepting and sullying his winning message.
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