Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize if the Korean conflict is ended.
Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he was even installed in the Oval Office. He had done nothing to deserve it. And he continued to do nothing for both terms—except destroy Libya, start ISIS, and become the drone president.
A few months ago Donald Trump was accused of trying to start World War III. Now, for the first time in history, the leader of North Korea wallked across the border to meet the president of South Korea.
Will the media consider the possibiltiy that Trump knew what he was doing? Doubtful!
The Associated Press reports, “Kim Jong Un makes history, crosses border to meet his rival.”
With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.
Those small steps must be seen in the context of the last year – when the United States, its ally South Korea and the North seemed at times to be on the verge of nuclear war as the North unleashed a torrent of weapons tests – but also in light of the long, destructive history of the rival Koreas, who fought one of the 20th century’s bloodiest conflicts and even today occupy a divided peninsula that’s still technically in a state of war.
Both leaders smiled broadly Friday as Moon grasped Kim’s hand and led him along a blindingly red carpet into South Korean territory, where school children gave Kim flowers and an honor guard stood at attention for inspection, a military band playing traditional Korean folk songs beloved by both Koreas and the South Korean equivalent of “Hail to the Chief.” It’s the first time a member of the ruling Kim dynasty has crossed over to the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone since the Korean War ended in 1953.
Beyond the carefully choreographed surface, however, it’s still not clear whether the leaders can make any progress in closed-door talks on the nuclear issue, which has bedeviled U.S. and South Korean officials for decades. North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests last year likely put it on the threshold of becoming a legitimate nuclear power. North Korea claims it has already risen to that level.
Kim’s news agency said that the leader would “open-heartedly” discuss with Moon “all the issues arising in improving inter-Korean relations and achieving peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula” in a “historic” summit.
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