U.S.-North Korea talks will go bad

Administration is over confident



The proposed meeting between the United States and North Korea will end in failure and result in Trump feeling humiliated. 

The Korean War never ended. A cease fire was signed in 1953 with a truce line at the 38th parallel. There were 34,000 U.S. troops killed, 2.8 million total casualties. In 1961, Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong-un, signed the Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid Treaty with China, which stated that China will come to the defense of North Korea if it is attacked. This is still in effect until 2021. 

With his speech at the United Nations promising to destroy North Korea, Mr. Trump has painted himself into a corner. At the negotiations, North Korea will ask for the total withdrawal of all U.S. forces from South Korea.

In return, they will freeze their missile and nuclear development where it stands. This couldn’t be accepted. Then what? Will Trump launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, as he has boasted, bringing in China to the conflict? Probably. 

South Korea is among the top 10 economies in the world. Its destruction will cause a severe depression over the entire world. So what is the answer? Let South Korea go nuclear and Japan, too. Or fight a nuclear war, which not only will destroy Korea, but also all life on our planet.

Henry Molt


Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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