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North Korea Spooked: Suspends Talks With South Korea, Threatens to Ditch U.S. Summit

North Korea Spooked: Suspends Talks With South Korea, Threatens to Ditch U.S. Summit

North Korea says joint military drills are “provocation” and preparation for invasion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI7jk8eFvoQ

According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Service, North Korea abruptly ended discussions with South Korea and is threatening to cancel the upcoming summit with the United States.

North Korea believes the U.S./South Korean joint military drills are “provocation” and preparation for an invasion.

NBC:

North Korea abruptly canceled talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday and threatened to walk away from talks with the U.S., according to media reports.

North Korea’s state-run Central News Agency said the ongoing joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea are a “provocation” and a preparation for an invasion, according to a Reuters report that cites South Korean news outlet Yonhap.

The move comes as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an unprecedented summit.

The Associated Press, citing Yonhap, reported that North Korea is also threatening to cancel the talks with the U.S. because of the joint military exercises.

The State Department says they have not been contacted by North Korea:

The U.S. State Department said it had not received any information from North Korea about the threat to cancel the June summit between Trump and Kim, Reuters reported.

“Kim Jong Un had said previously that he understands the need and the utility of the United States and the Republic of Korea continuing in its joint exercises,” said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, in a briefing shortly after the North Korean announcement.

The department will continue to plan for the summit, which is currently scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

The Max Thunder joint military drills kicked off Friday and were to continue for two weeks:

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Sounds like President Trump needs to demonstrate that Whoa Fat! has no cards left to play.

    YellowGrifterInChief in reply to SDN. | May 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Actually, he still has the cards to play that got our Whoa Fat to want to talk to him in the first place.

      Nice Try, YellowTroll.

      President Trump is projecting strength into the Korean Peninsula (as well as elsewhere around the world). Kim isn’t forcing anything. He’s BEGGING.

      Kim Jong Un can read the writing on the wall. He knows that if he provokes President Trump that Trump will stomp him into the dirt (see: response to Syria chemical weapons use). He further understands that China (his benefactor) is willing to cut Kim off at the knees rather than lose ground with the United States, because the US looks the other way on a LOT of China’s shenanigans, AND the US can crash the Chinese economy in a matter of MONTHS.

      The Kim dynasty has wanted a direct, face-to-face sit down with the United States President for 30+ years. No other President has been willing to do it, because no other President since Reagan has been willing to use the military the way it’s SUPPOSED to be used: like a broadsword.

        gonzotx in reply to Chuck Skinner. | May 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Reagan ran away after the 200+ marines were killed.

        YellowGrifterInChief in reply to Chuck Skinner. | May 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

        LOL, nice try indeed. BTW, Trump is the yellow troll. It doesn’t look like Kim is begging. I think they will meet and nothing will happen. I am sure you will have an explanation for that, too.

        Projecting strength? Just this week he caved to the Chinese on ZTE. Turkey has recalled its ambassador. The EU is negotiating with Iran. NK is threatening to keep its nuclear weapons. Russia sees him as a ‘useful idiot’. Africa and South America loved being called sheetholes.

        Who is left? Israel and Taiwan?

        What did he do to Syria? Lob some missiles after warning them to evacuate all Russians and Iranians. Scary!!!

        LOL, no other president would do it because they didn’t want to give a tin pot dictator the dignity. But Trump is on Kim’s level. They deserve each other.

        In addition to cutting and running in Lebanon, Reagan beat the hell out of Grenada!!!

        You are not only blind, but dumb and brain-washed. Trump is a grifter and he sure has found some marks.

          “Trump is the yellow troll.”

          Nice try attempting to deflect. However, President Trump does not post on this forum. But you do and there is no doubt that you are a troll. Your screen name is YellowGrifterInChief. If you don’t like being called yellow, then change your name.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 16, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Who needs to invade, just start dropping those Mother Of All Bombs wherever we think he might be. Let his fat ass go out in a blast.

Sammy Finkelman | May 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Well, we know that the stated reason is not the reason.

Could it be that waiving of sanctions on ZTE?

That was punishment for dealing with North Korea. The sanctions had already previously been waived, but the secret trading continued and the executives responsible, instead of being punished were rewarded.

The thing about ZTE is it may indicate to Kim that Trump is afraid of carrying things too far.

YellowGrifterInChief | May 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Weren’t you guys already taking a victory lap on this one?

I figured that Kim wasn’t going to give up his nuclear options as easily you Trumpeteers thought. Kim didn’t get his degree from Trump U.

But I won’t be celebrating. I would like to see a pacified Korean Peninsula even if it is politically beneficial to Trump. But unlike you ideologues, I know that Trump is a grifter whose deals often fail to materialize after all the hype.

Didn’t Trump just back down from punishing ZTE to save Chinese Jobs, too?

    Kim announced he was ready to talk because Xi told him to. As a reward for his actions, the Trump administration cut ZTE some slack. Quid pro quo in action. However, Kim can’t simply buckle under, or even appear to buckle under. And, the Chinese don’t want him to. They will continue to attempt to use Kim to gain concessions from Trump.

    This is just a continuation of the kabuki theater of international relations with China. Kim and the DPRK are nothing but bit players and their actions really are unimportant.

      YellowGrifterInChief in reply to Mac45. | May 15, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      I guess we will see. Kim will not give up his nuclear weapons without a sweet deal from out bumbling head of state.

        Actually, Kim will do whatever XI wants him to do.

        Kim does not control the situation, China does. And right now, Trump controls China. Without Chinese support, Kim ends up with nothing. His people starve, more than they already do. His country will suffer total collapse. And, there is nothing that he can do about it. He will be forced to use nuclear weapons, rather than just threaten to use them. This will result in he and his nation being destroyed by the West. And, China will do nothing to stop it, because even if only half of China ends up a radioactive wasteland, it can not survive, as it is today, without world economic markets. And, it is extremely likely that the rest of the world would blame China for this situation. To avoid what Kim could potentially cause, any number of people and countries, including the PRC, would put a bullet behind his ear.

        Kim and the DPRK are only a threat because the US has allowed them to become one. Just like the man who allows a nut to draw a pistol and point it at him, we are at the point where we may have to pull the trigger if the nut does not drop the gun or his supporters behind him do not hit him over the head and take it away from him. Right now Trump is the man with the gun pointed at Kim and is telling him to drop the gun. And, Kim’s supporter, China, is standing in the line of fire.

          oldgoat36 in reply to Mac45. | May 15, 2018 at 9:56 pm

          Exactly. Kim was pushing forward right up to the summons to China, then Little Rocketman changed his tune very suddenly.

          I would suspect that China is giving him the OK to suspend talks as part of China’s negotiation ploy on the trade talks. Norks don’t do what China hasn’t given the go ahead for, these joint missions have been scheduled long ago, so if they really spooked LRM it would have been a condition of the talks prior to now.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm

        Bumbling, I don’t think so. What I see is a master at leading adversaries around by their nose, tweet by tweet. While behind the scenes, Trump does not accept defeat, he just changes tactics. Trump was elected because many people do not like both parties, he spoke to change, and he has been implementing change.
        If the republican party wants to make any headway, they will run Trump and others cut from the same cloth. That is what brought many Democrats to vote Republican.
        The alternative is for both parties to end up on the sidelines, people are quite capable of electing independents.

    Of course you are celebrating. Why pretend?

Just a probe to see how we respond. The correct response is to go ahead with whatever has been planned. Kim can cancel if he wishes. It’s his life at risk.

Obviously just noise. Max Thunder has a schedule; when that completes and NK isn’t attacked, it will be obvious that no attack was planned.

As for the Big Meeting, nobody’s going to a powwow with the President of the United States just to chat. The meeting doesn’t happen until the agreements are already finalized. So Trump will know exactly what he’s getting before the Meet & Greet. If he thinks what he’s getting is worth it, well, that’s his call to make as the Dealer-in-Chief. Judging by his life track record, I’d trust him far more than I ever trusted Barry O.

buckeyeminuteman | May 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

The optics of Little Rocket Man pulling out of the meeting over military exercises that have literally been happening for decades would be ridiculous. Of course the MSM would spin it that talks failed because of Trump.

Norks dangle carrot and pull it away. Obama/Kerry/Clinton would desperately follow the carrot. Trump would probably pull out stick and make a few practice swings and stare at rocket boy.

Nork whining has gotten them a lot over the years. Adults are now at the table so we will see if Un is a wonder boy or a blunder boy.

I’ve noticed lately the liberals in their hysteria have switched tactics and are now saying it would be nice if Trump gets a good deal with or about (fill in the blank).
Almost like they finally figured out how much real America hates them and their stupid ideas.
So in order to hide in a smoke screen of “moderation” like the cowards they are, the new hotness is to sound semi passive.
They haven’t changed their stupid ideas or other crap, they’re just back to hiding their hate because the losses are getting really big. And their hankies are soaked through and the dryer is broke.

    YellowGrifterInChief in reply to 4fun. | May 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Trump did not win a a majority of the vote and he is not supported by a majority of the country. I don’t know what sewer you have done your ‘noticing’ in, but I am not surprised that you found what you were looking for.

    So far, nothing Trump has attempted has come to fruition. Oh wait, he got one trade deal – I think with Japan.

    You seem like a coward, yourself or maybe a traitor. Trump is certainly a bully, thin-skinned and a coward. Those terms get thrown around here with abandon.

    Enjoy yourself while you can. In the end Trump will sell you out to pay off his debts. We already know he can be blackmailed (Stormy Daniels got 130K for 1 night). If she can do it, you don’t think the Russians and the Chinese aren’t doing it?

      No one won a majority of the vote, because it wasn’t in play. Both campaigns were trying to win Electoral votes. Maybe your team is confused about how we elect the President of the United States?

      “We’ll see”

      We’ve already seen – soon as an issue flips back to Trump’s favor you slither back into your hole to pout.

      No one won a majority of the vote, because it wasn’t in play. Both campaigns were trying to win Electoral votes. Maybe your team is confused about how we elect the President of the United States?

      “We’ll see”

      We’ve already seen – soon as an issue flips back to Trump’s favor you slither back into your hole to pout.

      NO Trump did not win a majority of the vote in this country. Of course, he did win the Presidency, under the rules existing at the time. Also, Trump appears to be some of the things you say that he is; thin skinned and a bully. But, you, like many, fail to understand that most of the people who voted for Trump did not vote FOR Trump. They voted against the Establishment Uniparty. And, whether you believe it or not, trump has done pretty much everything that he said he would do, which he can do unilaterally. The entire American Political class is actively working against Trump. Almost all of the media is actively working against Trump. Most of the federal bureaucracy is actively working against Trump. Even some state governments are working against Trump. And, still things are changing. In fact, Trump has been so successful, that the progressives are panicking and are resorting to attacking the man using a washed-up porn star who essentially got Trump to pay her #130,000 to keep quiet about a consensual one-night stand and signed a non-disclosure agreement and then turned around and broke that agreement for more money.

      As to trade deals, let me enlighten you about economics. The US does not need to establish trade deals with the rest of the world. The US represents 27% of the global consumer market. Countries will line up to make deals favorable to the US economy in order to have access to that market. The US does not have to entice foreign producers to send their products here. We can supply our own market remain viable for decades. Most other nations can not.

YellowGrifterInChief | May 15, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Amazing, but not surprising. You people are doing a victory dance without a victory.

Trump has sold you the bridge. Now you get to find out he didn’t own it and you can’t put tolls on it.

“Trump has sold you the bridge. Now you get to find out he didn’t own it and you can’t put tolls on it.”

Doesn’t understand how elections work, doesn’t understand how to use metaphor. Does someone want to help him unpack his bride? I’m curious what “tolls” are meant to symbolize but I have to wash my hair.

“But but but.. the Patriots won on Total Yards Gained!”

Uh-huh. Let’s see… “Apply to scalp, scrub gently, rinse”. Cool beans. “Take a good look in the mirror, tell me do you like what you see. Masters of corruption deception and evil, but you’re always quick to point the finger at me. Something something something. I just don’t understand, the ways of the world today. Sometimes I feel like there’s nothing to-”

Wife: Would you please stop singing in the shower. Neighbors called the fire department about “a wounded racoon” again. Sigh.

https://youtu.be/bRJjN1elKrQ

OllBlueEyes | May 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Did the collapsed NORK nuclear test site miraculously heal itself?

I’m surprised it took so long for The Fat Rocket Man to back down…..

assemblerhead | May 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm

As long as I can remember, the military has had a 2 week ‘field maneuver / joint training exercise’ every year with South Korea. ( a Scheduled Annual Exercise )

In the 90’s it was called ‘Reforger’.

I think it’s a delay tactic. KJU needs his people to clean up the mountain that collapsed (That they used to do their nuclear test front). He had wanted to clean up the area before the Americans came to verify. I think he wants more time. But they don’t know how much, so they will go ahead and prepare for the meeting on June 12.

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