Good Day World!
Raise your arm up if your surprised that North Korea is already pissed off with the Trump Administration's rhetoric prior to the proposed June 12 summit.
Turns out Kim Jong-un really doesn't like America's new national security advisor, John R. Bolton.
Kim's first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye-qwan attacked Bolton for demanding that North Korea quickly dismantle its nuclear facilities and ship them out, as Libya did eleven years ago, before the United States lifts sanctions and provide other benefits.
Apparently Bolton's interview on Sunday's Face The Nation was watched by Kim and his associates. North Korea's fierce antagonism toward Bolton goes back to when he called the North's Kim dynasty "tyrannical," when he was under secretary of state to Bush's administration.
North Korean leaders have been calling him "human scum" since. Kim also sees through Trump's good guy (Pompeo) and bad guy (Bolton) routine and is deeply offended by it.
The abrupt change of tone began yesterday when North Korea indefinitely postponed high-level talks with South Korea, blaming the joint military drills known as "Max Thunder" with the United States.
Analysts say the U.S. is sending mixed signals. This comes as no surprise from the Trump Administration which thrives on lies and half-truths.
There are some optimistic analysts who say the summit will still happen on June 12th. They also recognize what Trump hasn't yet...there's no way in hell North Korea will give up it's nuclear armament.
One more thing.
Trump's move, relocating the US Embassy in Jerusalem the other day, sparked a fire in the middle east that will continue to spread.
Over 60 dead Palestinians, and 3,000 more wounded on the day of Israel's celebration with the U.S. to commemorate the move, was condemned by the United Nations.
Basically, the U.S. lost any chance of brokering a peace deal with the Palestinians and Israelis with this swift move by Trump.
I'd say everything listed above makes a strong argument against even mentioning peace prize and Trump in the same sentence.
When some group comes up with a booby prize for being a World Disruptor, I'll make sure to nominate Trump.
Time for me to walk on down the road...