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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This is actually extremely smart posturing on the DPRK's part. My guess is that Kim Jong-un, unlike his father, isn't particularly interested in pursuing a policy of reunification. If he starts warming relations with ROK, and continues to draw Trump into hostile tirades, he can easily get ROK to realize that Trump and the US are obstacles to peace on their border, not facilitators of it. Improving relations with ROK and driving a wedge between ROK/US will result in an improvement in the DPRK's national security and entrenchment of the dictatorship. Trump is doing a great job of playing right into Rocket Man's hand.

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea reopened a border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, restoring a channel of direct dialogue and signaling a possible thaw in relations between the two Koreas after years of hair-trigger tensions.

    The return of the telephone hotline at the village of Panmunjom, which straddles the Demilitarized Zone, the world’s most heavily guarded border, came two days after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, made a rare overture to the South.

    In his New Year’s Day speech on Monday, Mr. Kim continued his nuclear threat against Washington, saying he had a “nuclear button” ready to launch a weapon against any target in the United States. But he also proposed negotiations with South Korea to discuss easing military tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and his country’s possible participation in the Winter Olympics, which are being held in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang next month.
    Or, Kim figures he better get with the program and learn to play nice, because everyone's tired of his ****.

    Either way, this looks like a good thing. Yes?
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    South korea as well has been hostile towards the us and our interests. They should watch how they conduct themselves or they will be left in the dust like n korea.
    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    How has South Korea been hostile? List specific examples, not rhetoric.
    Praxas, this is nothing more than a lame attempt at minimizing the importance of this event. If it turns out that NK and SK start talking again, there is a lot of credit that will go to Pres. Trump is making this happen and that's something that liberals just cannot accept. So you can expect more and more of this kind of minimization, denial of the fact that Pres. Trump's pressuring of NK had a lot to do with this and just general TDS. In fact, I will bet you that this very post will get responded to with at least 3 TDS posts.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    South korea as well has been hostile towards the us and our interests. They should watch how they conduct themselves or they will be left in the dust like n korea.
    Derp.

    If you haven't noticed they are in the direct line of fire and in much more danger than than the U.S. mainland. Then we have Trump throwing gasoline on the fire.

    Dude that has got to be one of THE dumbest posts you've made here. I can only hope you're still in high school or junior high.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    South korea as well has been hostile towards the us and our interests. They should watch how they conduct themselves or they will be left in the dust like n korea.
    What?
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    The US is the biggest factor guaranteeing peace in Korea in the first place. South Koreans aren’t dumb enough to forget the fact that the Norks have done everything from launching commando raids to try and kill the South Korean President, to torpedoing South Korea ships and constant additional naval clashes, to shelling South Korean islands.
    There are no guarantees or predictability with the present U.S. CIC. He's actually making the situation more less predictable.

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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This is actually extremely smart posturing on the DPRK's part. My guess is that Kim Jong-un, unlike his father, isn't particularly interested in pursuing a policy of reunification. If he starts warming relations with ROK, and continues to draw Trump into hostile tirades, he can easily get ROK to realize that Trump and the US are obstacles to peace on their border, not facilitators of it. Improving relations with ROK and driving a wedge between ROK/US will result in an improvement in the DPRK's national security and entrenchment of the dictatorship. Trump is doing a great job of playing right into Rocket Man's hand.

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea reopened a border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, restoring a channel of direct dialogue and signaling a possible thaw in relations between the two Koreas after years of hair-trigger tensions.

    The return of the telephone hotline at the village of Panmunjom, which straddles the Demilitarized Zone, the world’s most heavily guarded border, came two days after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, made a rare overture to the South.

    In his New Year’s Day speech on Monday, Mr. Kim continued his nuclear threat against Washington, saying he had a “nuclear button” ready to launch a weapon against any target in the United States. But he also proposed negotiations with South Korea to discuss easing military tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and his country’s possible participation in the Winter Olympics, which are being held in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang next month.
    More game playing by Kim...that's all this is.

    He has to do much more than this to get the US off his back.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This is actually extremely smart posturing on the DPRK's part. My guess is that Kim Jong-un, unlike his father, isn't particularly interested in pursuing a policy of reunification. If he starts warming relations with ROK, and continues to draw Trump into hostile tirades, he can easily get ROK to realize that Trump and the US are obstacles to peace on their border, not facilitators of it. Improving relations with ROK and driving a wedge between ROK/US will result in an improvement in the DPRK's national security and entrenchment of the dictatorship. Trump is doing a great job of playing right into Rocket Man's hand.

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea reopened a border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, restoring a channel of direct dialogue and signaling a possible thaw in relations between the two Koreas after years of hair-trigger tensions.

    The return of the telephone hotline at the village of Panmunjom, which straddles the Demilitarized Zone, the world’s most heavily guarded border, came two days after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, made a rare overture to the South.

    In his New Year’s Day speech on Monday, Mr. Kim continued his nuclear threat against Washington, saying he had a “nuclear button” ready to launch a weapon against any target in the United States. But he also proposed negotiations with South Korea to discuss easing military tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and his country’s possible participation in the Winter Olympics, which are being held in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang next month.
    North Korea did exactly the same thing in the run up to the 88 games. They kissed the Souths butt as they do not want to be excluded. Post olympics it will be back to sabre rattling. Nothing new here.
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