It’s yet another remarkable accomplishment for the Trump administration that the Establishment Media ignores – the normalization of North Korea and South Korea after more than sixty years of war. It is a transition that could potentially unify tens of millions of families who have long been separated by political and military barriers that in turn would greatly help to bring peace and prosperity to an entire region well beyond the borders of both Koreas. Bill Clinton couldn’t accomplish this. Neither could George W. Bush. During the Obama years the situation in North Korea became much worse. Now, after less than two years into the Trump presidency, peace is unfolding all across the Korean peninsula. So much so that Donald Trump is being called by many across the globe as the “President of Peace” even as the Deep State within the U.S. government continues to work against him.
A South Korean army soldier stands guard at the South’s dismantled guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Dec. 12, 2018.
Via Stars and Stripes:
INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE — Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world’s most heavily armed border Wednesday as they inspected the sites of their rival’s front-line guard posts to verify they’d been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks.
Soldiers from the two Koreas exchanged cigarettes and chatted as they inspected the dismantlement or disarmament of 22 guard posts — 11 from each country — inside the Demilitarized Zone that forms their 155-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide border.
The inspections Wednesday were mostly symbolic — the removals will leave South Korea with about 50 other DMZ posts and North Korea with 150, according to defense experts in South Korea — but they mark an extraordinary change in ties from last year, when North Korea tested a series of increasingly powerful weapons and threatened Seoul and Washington with war.
North Korean army soldiers are greeted by South Korean army soldiers, wearing helmets, as they cross the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone to inspect the dismantled South Korean guard post in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
The Trump administration’s efforts to get a sweeping and historic denuclearization agreement from North Korea continues.
It has often been said that Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot. Even as his political contemporaries and media pundits in the 1980’s mocked Mr. Reagan for what they dismissed as an overly-simplistic approach to world affairs, time and time again Reagan proved them wrong and in the end was the man most responsible for freeing hundreds of millions from the tyranny of an oppressive Soviet regime. The parallels between Reagan vs the Soviet government and Trump vs the North Korean government are striking.
A recent social media post by a Trump supporter described the President’s success with North Korea as “genius level diplomacy.”
The gist of that conclusion goes like this:
**Trump comes out swinging against North Korea warning the authoritarian regime he won’t put up with nonsense as previous presidents (Clinton, Bush, Obama) have done.
**Trump moved forcefully against China economically via demands for new trade agreements. While on the surface China tries to appear only mildly upset, behind the scenes Chinese officials are in a panic over what that could do to their economy. This, in turn, makes them, for the first time ever, take the sanctions against North Korea seriously.
**The North Korean regime starts to feel the impacts of real sanctions on them. China quietly but forcefully urges the regime to back off its nuclear ambitions.
**The Trump government is opening back channels of communication with both Chinese and North Korean government officials with an important assist from South Korean and Japanese counterparts. This is the moment when real progress toward possible peace begins.
**Trump orders military strikes against the Syrian regime. These strikes are shockingly precise and devastating. In dealing with Syria Trump is also sending a message to North Korea and North Korea takes note. This is a president who will move quickly with powerful military force should he feel the need to do so. The North Korean government soon after calls for meetings with South Korea – all leading to the remarkable events this week.
GENIUS LEVEL DIPLOMACY.
It might very well be the most significant international success story in a generation and according to South Korean leaders most of the credit goes to President Donald Trump – the same president the U.S. media continues to demean, attack, and threaten at every turn.
President Trump’s tough talk and even tougher sanctions against North Korea were chastised by the far left as the workings of a warmonger. Liberals repeatedly cried on social media about how Mr. Trump was pushing us to war.
Less than a year later the whole world appears to be changing for the better thanks in part to the tough and determined leadership of Donald Trump.
And now this “warmonger” president is overseeing a remarkable transformation on the Korean peninsula that could greatly improve the lives of hundreds of millions and make the rest of the world a much safer place. Bill Clinton made the North Korean situation worse. So too did George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In a matter of months, Donald Trump is managing to succeed where his presidential predecessors failed.
If this had happened under Barack Obama’s watch, the globalists would be falling over themselves to throw him another Nobel Peace Prize. Within just one year, the Trump administration has managed to bring North Korea to the bargaining table with South Korea, and now the two Koreas have agreed to join as one during the upcoming Olympic opening ceremonies.
Last week the South Korean president stated that President Trump deserved a great deal of credit for what is now being accomplished between the two Koreas. That high praise was then all but ignored by the American media. And now this remarkable development. Wonder if the media will finally give Mr. Trump some credit?
You shouldn’t count on it – but great news for the people of both Koreas, regardless.