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    North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    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.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    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.

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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.
    How has South Korea been hostile? List specific examples, not rhetoric.
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    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.
    Unfortunately for Trump, the US is no longer in a position to bend other countries to its will.
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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.
    Is there any country that has more interest in resolving the situation in North Korea than South Korea?
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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.
    Good news. Communications can only help.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Any value to my hope this is NK blinking?

    A minor concession to hopefully jumpstart further discussion?

    Or maybe just a sign that Trump is spooking Kim?

    I know we've been here before, but I'll grasp as many straws as it takes to avoid a military "resolution."

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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.
    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.

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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.


    He just wants to have a part in the Olympics.
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    Re: North Korea Reopens Border Hotline With South

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Unfortunately for Trump, the US is no longer in a position to bend other countries to its will.
    Then why did SK seek the US's approval for the possible meet?
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