Saturday, January 13, 2018

Having Trump as President Costs Us International Power

Strangely, the supposedly-liberal media have mostly not discussed how Kim Jong Un completely-won his recent squabbles with Donald Trump. Kim got exactly what he wanted and the United States got nothing. Reporting on this inconvenient result is probably just too awkward for the press, but the event didn't go unnoticed. Vladimir Putin, for one, took note:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “shrewd and mature” and had won the latest standoff with the West over his nuclear and missile programs.

“I think that Mr Kim Jong Un has obviously won this round. He has completed his strategic task: he has a nuclear weapon, he has missiles of global reach, up to 13,000 km, which can reach almost any point of the globe,” Putin told Russian journalists at a televised meeting.

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