This seems to be the North Korean’s leader move to get ahead of American President Donald Trump being able to claim any credit in a peace between North and South Korean….
Few experts believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will actaully give up his countries nuclear weapon program completely….
North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday committing to work toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made the announcement during a high-stakes summit in South Korea on Friday that represented the first time a leader from the North has visited South Korea.
They also agreed to formally end the Korean War of the 1950s.
The meetings come before what is expected to be an even more important and difficult meeting between Kim and President Trump.
In the declaration, the two nations promised to reduce military arms, cease “hostile acts,” and agreed to transform the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a “peace zone.” …..
This is the gist of Trump versus North Korea, 2018 edition: The U.S. and its democratic allies, South Korea and Japan, are not demanding regime change. North Korea’s vicious regime can continue to run a Stalinist gulag and starve its wretched citizens. This is a concession to China. If the North Korean gulag remains, Communist China will retain an authoritarian and semi-dependent buffer prison state between its border and South Korea.
In exchange for regime existence (Kim dynasty pay off) and the buffer gulag (China pay off), the Kim regime must get rid of its nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons manufacturing capabilities.
The pay off to South Korea, Japan and the U.S. is that North Korea can no longer threaten Seoul, Tokyo, Honolulu and San Francisco with nuclear immolation.
Ah, the deadly fine print: Assuring denuclearization will require a very intrusive, long term, take your shorts off, take your shoes off, spread your glutes, check your hair for lice, open every cave, every bunker, every laboratory, every crevice verification regimen.
Call it maximum verification.
If North Korea balks at maximum verification, what happens next?….