Yesterday North Korea announced that, in light of America’s failure to lift “brutal and inhumane” sanctions, the country will no longer be bound by any previous commitments to reduce nuclear and missile testing. Two years into their torrid love affair, the Dotard and Little Rocket Man are back to square one. Except now we’ve legitimated the North Korean dictator with a visit by the US president and canceled joint military exercises with South Korea so … square negative 38?
Hey, remember that har-har-hilarious time last February when Donald Trump lurched out to the Rose Garden to announce that he’d been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by his good friend Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister?
“He said: ‘I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’ I said, ‘Thank you,'” Trump bragged. But he seems to have left out one teeny, tiny detail. He must have forgotten to mention that the White House asked the Japanese government to nominate Trump after President Arty McDeals “successfully” managed to convince North Korea to give up its nukes. (Spoiler Alert …)
Denouncing the US sanctions regime, Ju warned that “North Korea may be compelled to seek a new path.” Whether that new path includes testing long-range missiles, and/or nuclear warheads is unclear. Anyway, please clap for this rousing success for Mr. “I Alone Can Fix It.” Nobel committee members, TAKE NOTE!