John, I beg to differ. Kim Jong Un has been the leader of his country far longer than Trump has ours. Kim has been dealing with international relations far longer than the 6 months that T.Rump has been on stage.
T.Rump is the real beginner here and he has absolutely no idea of East Asia, it's history, it's culture, it's way of communicating, etc. and knows nothing about any of the powers he has to contend with. T.Rumps words are inflammatory and dangerous. I think he should shut up and let the sanctions play out and listen to the advice of others. I'm guessing the rest of East Asia would appreciate that. You'll note that he backtracked a bit—as long as both T.Rump and Kim Jong Un are able to save face, perhaps this will resolve through diplomacy. I don't think that any of us should be so bold as to suggest that T.Rump is saying what he is because he has dedicated his distracted brain to rational considerations. Nor do I think we can suppose how long Kim will be around. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <emily.mae50@...> wrote : Emily, We're actually witnessing a high powered international chess game between beginner and seasoned veteran chess player. The beginner is obviously Kim Jong Un. He doesn't know how to play the game and is unaware of the strategies of the game and is clueless as to the various ranks of the various pieces in the game in order to win. He's thinking the game is between he and Trump, ignoring the other pieces that are involved to win. As of date, he has ignored the support and counsel of other nations and economic powers in Asia or the rest of the world to win the game. This is the reason why Trump is saying that Kim will not be around for much longer due to the tremendous economic powers he is going against, not to mention the powers of Nature that uphold life here on earth. On the other hand, Trump is no grand master at this game. But at least he knows the various powers he has contend with in order to win the game. For this reason, I believe Kim Jong Un will only be the "rocket man" for a short time in world affairs. He will ultimately be a target of assassination by his own people or various countries surrounding N Korea, not to mention the American special forces who are willing to take Kim out, much like Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Trump has a reptilian brain. He isn't "playing" anything and he has no strategy. His MO is simple and he does the same thing with every situation. Easy peasy to figure and predict. Kim Jong Un is not tethered to any reality we are familiar with and T.Rump's escalation should be denounced by our representatives as crazy talk, plain and simple. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote : I think Trump is playing high stakes poker with Kim Jong Un. He wants to know if Kim will blink when US nuclear missiles are aimed at him. If Kim cowers down, Trump will take advantage of it one way or another. Kim doesn't know it, but he's being manipulated by the master salesman. https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-says-trump-declared-war-165250742.html https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-says-trump-declared-war-165250742.html