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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:08 AM

Top South Korean official: Trump comments 'very worrisome,' causing 'confusion'

Source: ABC News

President Trump's recent aggressive threats against North Korea appear to have opened new fissures between the United States and its most important ally against Kim Jong Un's regime – South Korea.

While the country’s new president Moon Jae-in has largely kept quiet and reaffirmed the strategic alliance with the U.S., his outspoken top aide, Moon Chung-in, openly criticized Trump for his bellicose language.

“This is very unusual. We do not expect that the president of the United States would make that kind of statement,” the South Korean ambassador-at-large for international security told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz. “It is very worrisome for the president of the United States to fill [fuel] the crisis.”

Amb. Moon said the South Korean president – a member of the country's liberal party who was elected in May – wanted the U.S. president to tone down his rhetoric, a message he conveyed to Trump when they spoke on the phone last Monday.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/top-south-korean-official-trump-comments-worrisome-causing/story?id=49186973

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Reply Top South Korean official: Trump comments 'very worrisome,' causing 'confusion' (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Aug 13 OP
Voltaire2 Aug 13 #1
Not Ruth Aug 13 #3
lark Aug 13 #4
bathroommonkey76 Aug 13 #2
inanna Aug 13 #5
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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:11 AM

1. Seoul will be taking the brunt of any conflict.

South Korea has a much better plan for dealing with North Korea: wait patiently for the regime to fall apart.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:25 AM

3. That is the ideal plan to deal with almost every potential conflict

Most problems resolve themselves given enough time

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:08 AM

4. Drumpf isn't nearly as smart as they are.

He's a spoiled brat child, whining and yelling for attention. He thinks nuclear war is survivable, he's such a total ignoramus!

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:15 AM

2. Ex-CIA analyst Bruce Klinger predicts Kim Jong-un will target Guam to defy Trump

Kim Jong-un will probably defy Donald Trump and soon try to land missiles in waters near the US Pacific island of Guam to show off strength and test the US President's resolve, according to one of the world's top North Korean analysts.

Ahead of a trip this week to Australia to speak to government officials about the North Korean nuclear crisis, former senior US Central Intelligence Agency officer for Korea, Bruce Klinger, said President Trump could hasten or delay war in attempting to shoot down any missile around the US military island.

"Given the specificity of what North Korea is saying they are thinking of doing and about the number of seconds the flight would take I would think they will launch the missiles towards Guam," Mr Klinger said in an interview with The Australian Financial Review.

"I don't think it's an attack. It would be a very, very provocative demonstration.



Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/excia-analyst-bruce-klinger-predicts-kim-jongun-will-target-guam-to-defy-trump-20170813-gxv3cc#ixzz4pe1nh3IN

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:33 PM

5. This is important news.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:15 PM

6. Trump is doing exactly what N Korea wants

They have no intention in actually attacking anyone, that would be suicidal. What N Korea wants is to become a world player by getting people to talk about/wrongly fear them.

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