Monday, July 2, 2018

NOKO Shocker: Did Kim Jong Un Lie To Donald Trump About Denuclearization?

Mod: As recently as yesterday Donald Trump has been talking up his success in convincing North Korea's Kim Jong Un to give up his nukes. Over at the right wing fantasy network for the easily fooled "Fox News" yesterday he boldly claimed that this process is actually under way. You can view his interview there with Maria Bartiromo by clicking on the link I've provided below the following screen shot.

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However, beyond Rupert Murdoch's hot house for exotic plants the story is very different. Apparently the North Korean Communist dictator did not tell the easily fooled Trump the truth about his willingness to disarm his nuclear arsenal. Rather he is now feverishly at work building more nukes and the missiles needed to deliver them, and as quickly as he can. Is anybody surprised?

North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say (CNN link): North Korea appears to be finalizing the expansion of a key ballistic missile manufacturing site, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by researchers in the United States.

The images come as leaked reports from US intelligence officials appear to cast doubt on North Korea's willingness abandon its nuclear weapons program, something Washington said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to when he met US President Donald Trump in Singapore last month.

The satellite images, taken by San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc. and analyzed by researchers at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies (MIIS) in Monterrey, show Pyongyang finishing construction at the Chemical Material Institute, which researchers say is based in the North Korean city of Hamhung.

The Chemical Material Institute is known for making carbon composite parts for solid-fueled missiles like nozzles, airframes and nosecones used in re-entry vehicles, according to David Schmerler, a research associate at MIIS.

"The Chemical Materials Institute seems like they have one function, and that's pumping out parts for their missile program," Schmerler said.

North Korea Expands Key Missile-Manufacturing Plant (Wall Street Journal link): North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site, the latest sign Pyongyang is pushing ahead with weapons programs even as the U.S. pressures it to abandon them.

Trump said North Korea was ‘no longer a nuclear threat.’ His spies disagree (Washington Post link): Over the weekend, separate reports citing U.S. officials seemed to confirm what so many experts have long feared — that despite the overtures and sunny proclamations made at the Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang probably has little interest in dismantling its nuclear program.

The North Koreans may have stopped missile and nuclear tests in recent months, but as one U.S. official briefed on the latest intelligence told NBC, “there's no evidence that they are decreasing stockpiles, or that they have stopped their production. There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S.

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North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials (NBC News link): U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks more concessions in nuclear talks with the Trump administration, U.S. officials told NBC News.

The intelligence assessment, which has not previously been reported, seems to counter the sentiments expressed by President Donald Trump, who tweeted after his historic June 12 summit with Kim that "there was no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea."

Analysts at the CIA and other intelligence agencies don't see it that way, according to more than a dozen American officials who are familiar with their assessments and spoke on the condition of anonymity. They see a regime positioning itself to extract every concession it can from the Trump administration — while clinging to nuclear weapons it believes are essential to survival.

Mod: Wednesday is the 4th of July. It is a good time to contemplate the very real possibility that we now have a president who is a bit of a chump.

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57 comments:

  1. For Donald the important thing isn;t whether Kim is getting rid of his nukes, it is having the news media say he is.

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  2. Trumps incompetence is starting to take hold, the world is starting to turn away from him. Trump looks like a dam fool with his North Korea disaster. The world knows he is an idiot. Trump will have a hard time getting other countries to join him on sanctions when needed which will be a disaster.

    Tariffs are going to hurt American workers. It could have a major affect on the world economy.

    Trump spiked the economy with giant tax cuts and deregulation. There are no more spikes left. If the economy starts going into recession, what are they going to do? More tax cuts? Good luck with that. The deficit is going through the roof. His attack on immigrants, health care will weaken the economy.

    It will not be too much longer before the Obama economy ends. The Trump mirage will be exposed and he won't be able to lie his way out of this.

    On top of that, trump and many of his people are being investigated for conspiring with the enemy to attack our election so Trump could gain power. They are traitors.

    Trump is going to have a very bad ending. I have said this from day one.

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  3. Here is the real Trump Derangement Syndrome:

    Man who yelled 'womp womp' and allegedly pulled gun on protesters arrested -- A man who mimicked the derisive remarks of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and brandished a handgun at immigration protesters in Alabama over the weekend was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, AL.com reported Sunday.

    With a gun tucked into the waistband of his pants, Shane Ryan Sealy shouted “womp womp” and carried a sign that said “ICE ICE baby” as he walked in front of protesters gathered in Huntsville, Alabama, part of a nationwide series of marches on Saturday against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/02/womp-womp-suspect-arrested-immigration-protest-689657

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  4. We are looking forward to four more years with President Trump come this next election cycle, Happy 4th of July.

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    1. His term in Leavenworth will be a lot longer than 4 years. Happy 4th of July to you, too.

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    2. They celebrate the 4th in St Petersburg?

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    3. If the Democrats take the House back in November, Maxine Waters becomes the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, and will have the power to subpoena Trump's tax records.

      Pray it happens.

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  5. Trump knows Kim is continuing with his nuclear and missile programs.

    The plan always was to provide Kim with credibility on the world stage and to weaken the NK sanctions so that Uncle Vlad can open up trade with North Korea.

    Every single thing Trump does is to help Russia and hurt the United States, whether it's trashing allies, threatening to withdraw from NATO, or taking actions that pit groups of Americans against each other.

    Trump is not being fooled about North Korea. The only people who are being fooled day in and day out are red state Fox News viewers. Once they figure it out he'll be gone.

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  6. Inside the beltway humor. Intelligence leaked about possible nuke build up's in NOKO yet the Senate hearings have not produced the "leaked" intelligence info of FBI and appointed civil servants from the Obama Administration!

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    1. Three digit IQ humor:
      1) The leaked intelligence about NOKO nuke fibbing is true.
      2) The second part of your comment is pure bulls***.

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    2. Lazy whataboutism.

      Whatsamatter Vladdyboy? Can’t defend Trump’s own actions so you attack others who have nothing to do with running this country.

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  7. Funny thing about Trump supporters is they're supporting a lifelong New Yorker who spent most of his life as a Democrat.

    When will they realize they're being tricked by a real estate huckster from a state they detest who supported things they detest before realizing he could dupe them by jumping to the GOP?

    Think about it red staters, you're being scammed by a New Yorker.

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  8. Let the stupid play in the White House is very dangerous these days - export him back to Eastern Europe where the entire trump family belongs, strip them ALL of their USA citizenship NOW.

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  9. Has it occurred to you that many of President Trump supporters were Democrats until they realized that the Party no longer exhists, it use to represent, now it only divides and promotes hate.

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    1. Well, that was asinine

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    2. They need to hire better trollbots in Russia.

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  10. So, iam guessing that the reset button from the Clinton days made a difference in World Politics?

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    1. Clinton was three presidents ago

      What is your creepy obsession with him

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    2. 9:30 is saddened by the obvious corruption and failure of Donald Trump and longs for for the days when he could whine without consequence.

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  11. Ah oh, a California dreamer trying to shame a New Yorker; that's rich!

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    1. Nice try 9:32, but I was born and raised in NY.

      Say what you want about NYers, but they know a con when they see one. That’s why Trump, despite the help of Uncle Vlad, couldn’t even win his home state.

      Maybe one day red staters will stop being so credulous and recognize Trump and Fox News for the cons they are, but given that they cough up what little they have to help televangelists buy jet planes and seem to celebrate lack of education as a virtue, I doubt they will.

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  12. Sour grapes, President Trump's summit with North Korea, was a opportunity for change; four previous President's could not even arrange a phone call from the Hermit Kingdom.

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    1. The naive and overtrusting Donald allowed a mass murdering Communist despot from a miserable country with an economy the size of Pasadena to make a fool of him on the world stage. If that looks like victory to you then you are a circus clown.

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    2. I bet you pooped your pants when obama normalized relations with Iran and Cuba

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    3. 9:36 needs no special occasions for that.

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    4. Our dim witted friend from St Petersburg thinks giving a murderer everything he wants is presidential. What he doesn’t seem to get is that the historical record exists.

      The North Korean regime has been trying to speak to US Presidents for 5 decades. All previous Presidents had to do was pick up the phone.

      They didn’t because the US does not negotiate with murderous dictators, that is not until January 2017.

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  13. What's the deal with the Dons taxes? Yes, he's rich, so what?
    Maybe he should start a foundation just like the Clintons did so that his kids will have money and jobs!

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    1. A) Donald did start a foundation. It has since been shut down for corrupt practices. Trial to follow.
      B) what does Donald's corruption have to do with the Clintons? Are they his mommy and daddy?

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    2. Lazy whataboutism.

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    3. Trump's groveling to Kim Jong Un, and then his refusal to recognize that he was lied to about the small matter of his making even more nuclear weapons, is not just embarrassing. It is proof that the president is a fool who cannot do the job.

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  14. Only elite Progressives are naive about the negotiations in North Korea.

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    1. Care to expand?

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    2. I might be wrong, but I think 10:35 will take that as an invitation to go out and get some donuts.

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  15. 10:27am exhale when you smoke your bowl, what relations with Iran and Cuba are you imagining?

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  16. 10:24am what is Hillary's obsession in believing she won the election!

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  17. Seriously, why couldn't the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey locate the chemical weapons of Syria?

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    1. So let me guess. Your butt is all red and chafed because this company in Monterey California discovered that Trump's current commie crush is still making nukes and that is embarrassing. Pathetic. You know you're enabling a traitor, right?

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  18. After nearly 10 days trapped in a cave, the Thai Soccer Team and their Coach have all been found alive.

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  19. Saying Trump was duped by North Korea implies that Trump met with Kim in good faith.

    There is little if any empirical evidence that Trump has ever entered into anything in good faith, and there is overwhelming evidence that the things he does and positions he takes are precisely what Putin wants.

    The meeting with Kim was designed to weaken the sanctions and give Russia the green light to sidestep them.

    The world was duped into believing that Trump cares about NK nukes. He doesn’t—except to use them as a means to dutifully do his bidding for Vlad.

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  20. National donut day was so last week.
    Can not do battle with a unarmed opponent, 11:54am.
    Strength thru knowledge.

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  21. 10:53am i would put money on any 5th grader outside the California School System against the elites in Manhattan!
    Look who NYers have for a mayor, need i say more?

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    1. Tiresome and pointless. Need you say more? No.

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    2. Cut 1:33 some slack. He’s just showing off his 5th grade education.

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  22. 12:41pm than you are in support of the Russian summit,good.
    Oh, Pompaio is meeting again with North Korea.
    Meanwhile enjoy paying more money for your Heinz (John Kerry) ketchup during the trade wars!

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    1. The so-called "Russian Summit," which is about Trump's 4th time meeting with Putin since he was installed as president by the Electoral College, is taking place so that he can receive orders without the possibility of American intelligence tapping into the conversation.

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    2. I guess that jan might have hit its target if you could spell the names of your beloveds properly

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  23. Scaramucci mocks draft of Trump trade bill as 'FART Act'

    Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Monday criticized President Trump's Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act, mocking it as the "FART Act" and saying the legislation "stinks."

    "WTO has its flaws, but the 'United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act,' aka the U.S. FART Act, stinks. American consumers pay for tariffs," Scaramucci said. "Time to switch tactics."

    http://thehill.com/homenews/395140-scaramucci-rips-draft-trump-trade-bill-mocks-name-it-stinks

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  24. Trump declines request to lower flags in memory of Capital Gazette shooting victims

    President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week.

    “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was an attack on freedom of speech. It’s just as important as any other tragedy.”

    Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland state flags to be lowered to half-staff from Friday through sunset on Monday.

    Through Maryland’s congressional delegation, Buckley put in a request to the White House over the weekend to lower the American flags.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/annapolis/bs-ac-cn-flag-request-denied-20180702-story.html

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  25. trump could not find his way out of of a wet paper bag.

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  26. Why the Heck would this country lower flags for journalists?

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    1. I'd say it's because they were murdered by an NRA enabled neo-nazi terrorist, but you'd never see the point in that.

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    2. What a truly soulless person you are.

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    3. Heel clicking Trumpies must be getting whiplash this morning from all the rapid changes.

      Sarah Sanders: Trump will lower flags for victims of Capital Gazette shooting

      Source: The Hill

      President Trump will order American flags lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of a deadly shooting last week at an Annapolis, Md. newspaper, CNN reported.

      White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN that the president made the decision to lower the flags after a received a request to do so from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley.

      The order comes days after a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette newsroom last week, killing five people and leaving several others injured. The suspected shooter was arrested and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

      Buckley said that Trump had initially declined his request to lower flags in honor of the victims and their families, the Capital Gazette reported Monday.

      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/395311-sarah-sanders-trump-will-lower-flags-for-victims-of-capital-gazette

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  27. 3:06pm any loss of human life is a sad occasion for all.
    With that said, American Flag etiquette should be followed at all times, so that the significance of half staff is not diminished.

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    1. Because of the debased nature of the Trump presidency people should decide themselves how best to fly the flag.

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    2. From the son of one of the journalists killed in Annapolis

      Thought from Wendi's son, Phoenix (shared with permission):

      Camus cannot capture the sadness, but instead the numbness I feel. I am absolutely heartbroken. Mom, I'm not ready to say goodbye.

      For friends asking what you can do -

      Don't make this story another statistic, another common day where a sad man becomes famous through blood. I don't want your thoughts and prayers: I want YOUR ACTION! YOU must stand up and be heard! Every time someone casually undermines the media to score cheap points, every time someone jokes about killing journalists, every time you let a liar tell you they are the only truth and all the others are lying - YOU must stand up to them! YOU must tell them they are making America worse. YOU must call them out loudly and often. The cold blooded murder of journalists is as anti-American and anti-good as it is possible to be.

      "Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas. J’ai reçu un télégramme de l’asile : "Mère décédée...."

      Donations in Wendi Winter's memory are requested to:
      The Red Cross, The Girl Scouts of America and Planned Parenthood

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