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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:39 AM

North Koreans Are No Show at U.S. War Dead Talks, Yonhap Reports

Source: Bloomberg

North Korean officials didn’t show up for a planned meeting with U.S. counterparts to discuss returning the remains of American war dead, South Korean media reported, in the latest sign of tensions between the two sides.

U.S. negotiators arrived Thursday at the militarized border between the two Koreas as previously announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and were kept waiting, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing diplomatic officials it didn’t identify. The meeting was expected to be the first working-level talks between the two sides since Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang ended Saturday with North Korea denouncing the U.S.’s “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.”

A spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea referred questions Thursday to the Department of Defense in Washington. The Pentagon didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment Wednesday. Pompeo had said when announcing the talks that the meeting could “move by one day or two.”

While the details are unclear, a failure to meet on the issue wouldn’t bode well for broader negotiations about North Korea’s nuclear program. The discussions about returning Americans soldiers killed almost 70 years ago was perhaps the most tangible outcome from Pompeo’s trip, which analysts expected would at least secure the release of some remains.



Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-12/north-koreans-are-no-show-at-u-s-war-dead-talks-yonhap-reports

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EricMaundry Jul 12 OP
madaboutharry Jul 12 #1
Submariner Jul 12 #2
exboyfil Jul 12 #4
Botany Jul 12 #6
Laf.La.Dem. Jul 12 #3
Freethinker65 Jul 12 #5
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 12 #7
watoos Jul 12 #8
sdfernando Jul 12 #17
keithbvadu2 Jul 12 #9
RKP5637 Jul 12 #11
Javaman Jul 12 #10
sinkingfeeling Jul 12 #12
heaven05 Jul 12 #13
forgotmylogin Jul 12 #14
Still In Wisconsin Jul 12 #15
melm00se Jul 12 #16
bluedigger Jul 12 #18

Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:42 AM

1. Didn't Trump say.....

that we have already gotten back “hundreds” of remains?

I’m sure there is video somewhere.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:46 AM

2. The remains must have been returned

because the dead veterans parents Trump spoke to have not been protesting at their senior assisted living facilities.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:47 AM

4. Here you go

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:50 AM

6. And that he had heard from the parents of the G.I.s that were in the Korean war too.

Sometimes I feel like everything is crazy .... but that is what they want and it is called
"gas lighting."

BTW every US President from Ike on had refused to meet w/N Korea's Kim family because
they all knew them to be liars but not Donny he just went right ahead and had those
meetings.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:47 AM

3. looks like the great negotiator has gotten zero remains

Sad -

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:47 AM

5. So much winning. Only the best people. Best deal maker. Easy.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:11 AM

7. All they need is the story though.

Then Fox just fills in whatever convenient facts and they loop the story. Never mind that it's false. it's propaganda afterall.
It's been 70 years. You think whether or not we've been friends w NK or not that every president since then didn't get remains returned if there are any? Repub and Dem. Presidents. This was a stunt. Any remains there ever were are long since gone or returned or have been ground up for make-up for the dear leader.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:16 AM

8. I was just SMH

when I heard Trump talk about the parents complaining about their loved one's remains not being returned from the Korean war. So my question is; how many parents of Korean war vets are still alive? My 85 year old golfing buddy is a Korean war vet and his parents died a long time ago.

It's getting to be a matter of fact that when Trump says something, believe the opposite.

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Response to watoos (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:54 PM

17. Yeah I know...WTF

My Dad served in Korea and he will be 91 next month...If his parents were alive today they would be well in to the 110s.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:27 AM

9. Donald said that Kim was "very honorable".

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:51 AM

11. And tRump is after all a Stable Genius, so he tells us ... and some of his supporters

say tRump is smarter than Einstein, so they tell us. OMG, it must be true, I must believe. Hail tRump, the Stable Genius.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:41 AM

10. NK got what they wanted.

they will never come back to the table.

we got fucked.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:55 AM

12. IQ45 has got to be the greatest foreign policy negotiator in the world.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:55 AM

13. trump and kim

 

was a photo op. Kim so played these RW fascists who knew they would get played. They just wanted their uninformed voter base to hear that trump had 'won' over Kim. That's all they are trying to do ahead of the mid-term vote. Make trump some kind of Amerikan fascist superhero. Meeting with Putin WILL be the same thing with minor word changes. I think.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:21 AM

14. Kim ghosted on Trump!

Who knew how difficult denuclearization talks could be? No one did. Certainly not Trump...so no one.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:28 AM

15. Kim got what he wanted: legitimacy.

And, Trump got NOTHING for this country in return. What a master deal maker that Trump fellow is. I can’t wait to see what he gets from Putin!

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:34 AM

16. No one should be shocked

This has been the DPRK's modus operandi for the past 50 years regardless of who is President.

Make promises, get what they want and renege on promises.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:38 PM

18. Their parents will be pretty upset I guess.

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