How To Solve The North Korea Issue

So, President Trump and Kim Jong-Un had a metting which was said to be a first step towards peace. Only general outlines were made, no specifics. Here is a somewhat more specific description on how to achieve peace:

1) North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons. Whish is a MAJOR concession given what happened to Kadaffi and Saddam Hussein after they gave up their weapons of mass destruction.

2) The US gives iron clad security guarantess of not attacking North Korea, similar to the guarantees given to Cuba after the missile crisis in the 1960s

3) US withdraws its troops from South Korea and end military exercises.

4)Warning to North Korea that if it attacks South Korea then points 2) and 3) will be null and void.

5) If North Korean nuclear disarmament is complete and verifiable then the sanctions will be lifted.

Any reasonable observer should see that this is what a final settlement will look like. Let’s hope that after a long time of negotiations, this is what will happen.


1 Comment

  1. When President Trump and dictator Kim Jong Un emerged from their recent talks and signed a short document, it seemed—how shall I put this?—kinda sudden.

    That optimistic suddenness reminded me of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s two impromptu speeches on the day of his return from meeting with dictator Hitler in September 1938:

    “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: … We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.”

    “My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”

    Your five-stage process, Mr. Karlsson, seems eminently more realistic and promising than general expressions of goodwill.

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