Fool Me Once Shame on You, Fool Me Twice Shame on Me
Edited by Derek Gutierrez
President Trump decided that enough was enough, so he went to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about possible denuclearization. He arrived at Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday.
Peace is the goal for most of the adversaries in conflict; North Korea’s relationship with the United States was always complicated.
After all, the conflict in question originated during the early 1950s when the Korean War began with the crossing of the 38th parallel by the North Korean military. Shortly after, President Truman declared to defend South Korea against the invasion. The fighting eventually stopped, however, peace was never established until April 27, 2018 when President Trump had his first summit.
Progress was being made, peace talks were happening, a possible denuclearized Korea may have been on the horizon. Unfortunately, this joy was short lived due to Kim making an inconceivable deal. He demanded, with fire and fury, that all sanctions be lifted from North Korea. Trump responded by leaving Kim on read.
The issue is that the two leaders have different definitions of what denuclearization means. For Trump, it means Kim removing all nuclear warheads, while for Kim, it means having the entire Korean peninsula denuclearized. Trump did state how he had little expectations for the summit:
”Sometimes you have to walk”. Trump later continued by expressing, “Speed is not important to me. What is important is that we do the right deal.”
The bottom line, North Korea will not end its nuclear program, at least for the time being.