This needs public, official condemnation

There is a report in the Globe and Mail which says that the Ottawa based Come From China News account on WeChat, a popular Chinese owned message site (similar to WhatsApp), posted messages extolling China’s role in the Korean War in which over 26,000 Canadians fought and in which over 500 were killed in action, …

Farce? Maybe not …

The Guardian, a very respectable journal which has no difficulty in restraining its contempt for US President Donald J Trump, says, in a very recent article, that “Donald Trump had to publicly beg for a meeting with Kim Jong-un and to become the first sitting US president to go to North Korea, in order to get a promise of …

And on again…

The South China Morning Post reports that “US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would happen on June 12 in Singapore after all, despite calling it off last week … [and] … Trump said that North Korea was interested in denuclearisation, and that the US was …

Dumber than dumb

So, relative to North Korea, again, now, it appears, according to the media, that “US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un on Thursday, citing the leader’s “open hostility” towards the US just hours after Pyongyang claimed to have destroyed a key nuclear testing site.” There were, as I …

Preparing for disappointment

An article in the Washington Post explains that “President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that there is a “substantial chance” a scheduled summit with Kim Jong Un could be canceled, as top aides prepared to travel to Singapore for a crucial planning meeting this weekend with North Korean officials … [but] … Their trip comes less than two …

North Korea, again

So, we enter the next phase of the negotiations over the eventual reunification of the Korean Peninsula … having made the world heave a sigh of relief and, almost certainly, gotten himself mentioned in Nobel Peace Prize discussions, North Korea has now, according to an article in the South China Morning Post, “threatened Wednesday to …

Safer, less safe and uh, oh …

OK, without using any scale, I would argue that the world is measurably “safer” because President Donal Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will meet, on 12 Jun, in Singapore. Do they deserve to share the Nobel Peace Prize? Why not? Given the fact that the Norwegian Nobel Committee thrives on controversy it ~ a …