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North Korea Hits New Level of
Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

New York Times, by Choe Sang-Hun

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/22/2017 10:19:17 AM

Seoul, South Korea - North Korea has long cultivated an image of defiant belligerence, punctuating its propaganda and diplomacy with colorful threats, insults and bluffs. But Kim Jong-un’s personal statement released on Friday, and his foreign minister’s threat to test a nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean, represent a new level of brinkmanship by the government. (Snip) The North Korean news media carried photographs of Mr. Kim sitting in his office and reading his statement, but his voice was not broadcast. On the country’s state-run Central TV, a female announcer read his statement.

For those of you skeptics that believe that the New York Times is only "fake news," first, grow up. Second, in this article, it reveals important facts about Kim Jong-un´s "televised" statement to President Trump. First, the statement was delivered by a woman news reader over various pictures of him. President Trump had specifically warned North Korea that if Un spoke these words directly, that was a tripwire for confrontation. Then, the hydrogen bomb in Pacific threat was a "prepared statement", not in Un´s speech. Why? Un´s a scared rabbit hiding down one of his manholes.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 9/22/2017 12:11:37 PM     (No. 11391627)

It´d be nice if we had one of our airborne lasers orbiting off-shore and zapped the missile as soon as it launched. Terrible bad luck on the part of Un, eh?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: navybrat, 9/22/2017 5:51:00 PM     (No. 11392036)

Plain and simple. Kim is badly in need of money. This behavior practiced by Kim and his father always worked in the past. U.S. presidents always rewarded this behavior with large amounts of U.S. cash to make them stop and back off their threats. We now have a leader who is not afraid and will not yield to extortion.

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