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S Korea’s new leader offers support if N Korea denuclearizes

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM

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This fellow has already proven himself to be a loudmouth. Pompous and boastful.

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Besides, South Korea’s incoming government mulls joining US economic pact.

The new president seems adamant in playing the US card with joint military collaboration and economic cooperation.

This is in stark contrast to his predecessor who kept a distance with US to befriend North Korea..

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That nice train of disarmament has just left from UKR to nowhere’s land forever. Everyone knows now, if you give up possession of your nuclear weapons you are in fact already dead and will be occupied one way or another or even completely scratched from the maps. Not that anyone should have sympathy for the regime in NK, but I am quite sure, they or any other similar candidate won’t run into this obvious trap after seeing what currently happens to Ukraine.

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a vow to pursue a negotiated settlement of North Korea's threatening nuclear program and an offer of "an audacious plan" to improve Pyongyang's economy if it abandons its nuclear weapons.

Considering Yoon's agenda has aligned pretty closely with whatever America wants so far, I am not so sure how much I would trust this "audacious plan". I have a feeling that it would involve copious amounts of drone strikes.

NK leadership hasn't survived this long by being that naïve, they wouldn't give up a key element of their deterrence like that.

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So nothing new. That is always the stance if he denuclearizes.

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North Korea is North Korea the junkie family member you try to help, but blame you for everything, then they get a gun. Now what do you do? They are family but totally unhinged and with a gun? If it was a beloved dog you’d kill it.

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@ Venze

And that really worked didn't it? (not)

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Yoon changed his tune real fast .

Super duper flip flop passive agressive.

Is this for real ?

I told ya he was shaking in his boots !

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You have to give NK more incentive than that

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5 years of Moon, appeasing North Korea, granting them their long cherished goal of a direct meeting with the U.S., obstructing US strategic posture by villifying Japan to the point of destroying SK-JPN relations, all produced absolutely nothing in terms of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. So let;s see if Yoon's approach is any better, because it certainly can't be any worse.

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So he is offering to allow a nuclear-armed enemy to disarm. There is nothing wrong with that, unless he is expecting NK to stop snickering quickly.

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo neMay 10  02:56 pm JST

Yoon changed his tune real fast .

Super duper flip flop passive agressive.

Is this for real ?

I told ya he was shaking in his boots !

Loudmouth, big mouth, sassymouth. Now all of a sudden he's playing the old 'One-Eighty' Game. I guess you got to appease as many people as you can to get to the top. Now he's facing reality.

Enough hot air to fill a zeppelin. You think you're 'tuff', don't you, Yoon? You ain't.

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Enough hot air to fill a Zeppelin

Got that right.

Volatile !

The stairway to heaven ain't paved with nukes and comfort women.

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vastly strengthen North Korea's economy and improve the quality of life for its people

That makes a huge assumption that NK leaders actually want this. Seems pretty clear they do not.

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vastly strengthen North Korea's economy and improve the quality of life for its people

That makes a huge assumption that NK leaders actually want this. Seems pretty clear they do not.

Please entertain that you are not entirely correct on this point. North Korea is not the cartoon character it is often depicted as.

https://www.38north.org/2022/03/understanding-kim-jong-uns-economic-policymaking-a-review-and-implications/

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@ Author HYUNG-JIN KIM,

The word 'liberal' means pro-free-market. You are referring to Moon as 'liberal' when in fact he is a left-wing, social democrat and Yoon is a right-wing liberal.

Please don't misuse this word like a FOX New cable TV anchor would. This is pretty misleading.

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