Well, based on the number of countries that have been trading with North Korea, 
I'd say he's partaking in international relations—as needed.   

 "With the North Korean nuclear threat escalating 
 President Trump tweeted 
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/904377075049656322 that he is 
"considering ... stopping all trade with any country doing business with North 
Korea." Here are the countries that trade with North Korea, based on 2015 data 
http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/prk/#Imports from MIT's 
Observatory of Economic Complexity.
 China is the biggest player, buying 83% of North Korean exports and selling 
85% of the goods that North Korea imports. China is also the United States' 
largest trade partner. The countries traded $578 billion in goods last year. 
India is second, accounting for 3.5% of exports and 3.1% of imports from North 
Korea. All told, Asian countries buy 92% of North Korean exports and source 93% 
of North Korean imports Russia is a European leader in North Korean trade, but 
accounts for less than 2% of imports and exports. Over 100 additional countries 
trade with North Korea, including France, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, 
Brazil and Chile. North Korea's exports increased 54% from $1.83 billion to 
$2.83 billion from 2010 to 2015. Coal comprises a third of North Korean 
exports, and garments represent another third." ~Axios Kim doesn't think he can 
run the world as he runs his own country.  He'd like to keep his own country 
and also re-unify the Korean Peninsula, I'm guessing (but that ain't happening 
any time soon.)  

 We have no idea if he is ignoring the economic pressures coming from the UN or 
not.  The latest round was just enacted a couple of weeks ago.  

 I agree that any allies he might have had are doing an about-face.  It's a 
dangerous and volatile situation, imo.  

 Trump is a lonely guy.  He has no real friends; all his relationships are 
purely transactional ones.  He would likely be the first to say that 
friendships (as defined by most) have no place in business or political 

 When you say Kim's days are numbered, what do you mean?  

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote :



  Kim Jong Un has not been dealing with the rest of the world.  He thinks he 
can run the world as he is ruling his country.  He does not respect any 
authority above his own.  This is the result of inheriting the authority from 
his father, who ruled N Korea with an iron hand.

 Increasingly, he is becoming more independent from the neighboring economic 
powers like China and Japan.  He is similarly ignoring the economic pressures 
coming from the UN and, more likely, hidden organizations like the Illuminati, 
the Mafia and the rest of the underworld.  From what I can tell, he has no 
friends and allies.  How can he succeed?

 While I don't agree with Trump's way of leading the USA, he at least knows he 
needs friends to succeed in politics and business.

 This is the reason why I believe the "rocket man" 's days are numbered.


 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <emily.mae50@...> wrote :

 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 

 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.   

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---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <emily.mae50@...> wrote :


 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.







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