Stephen Colbert Speaks for the Planet After Trump's Demented North Korea Threats
12 August, 2017, 21:14 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Yun and North Korean diplomat Pak Song II negotiated the release of imprisoned American college student Otto Warmbier in June.
Mr Tillerson has even hinted at an ongoing back channel.
The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a USA attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un.
The early United States focus was on securing the release of several Americans held in North Korea. But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats. "I do not want the Earth to blow up", the Late Show host said.
Colbert had a pitch-perfect response to Trump's suggestion that North Korea will be "in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble" if it doesn't act responsibly: "Oh, my god".
Donald Trump assured us during his campaign, "I know words". If he keeps this up, he's inviting those within his own administration and party to consider whether it's time to invoke the 25th Amendment's provision for his removal: "Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President". Trump's comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open.
"Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the NY channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signalled an openness to engage and 'talk about talks, '" said Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, a US-based group that promotes US-North Korean engagement.
At that meeting, the North Koreans agreed to allow the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, which represents USA interests in the country, to pay a consular visit to all four Americans being held in the country.
The hardwood floor of the Oval Office is resurfaced as the West Wing of the White House in Washington undergoes renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. In May, Yun also met with Pak in NY at the North Korean mission to the UN. Yun demanded to fly to Pyongyang to see him. Three other Americans are still being held in North Korea.
And China has responded to the president's threats by putting both the DPRK and the US on notice: If North Korea strikes first it can not count on China's help to defend it, but if the USA tries a pre-emptive attack, all bets are off.
But he says that, until that happens, the United States "will be the most powerful nuclear nation on earth, by far". Navy aircraft carrier strike group or Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit off the Korean Peninsula right now.
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And Trump's previous notion that China could simply solve this problem for everyone is magical thinking. "Not even close. They eventually agreed to measures that the US says will cost North Korea more than a billion dollars each year.
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