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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:11 AM

US proposed helping North Korea build tourist area amid nuclear talks: report

Source: The Hill

The U.S. reportedly offered a long-term plan to help North Korea build a tourist area in its country as part of denuclearization talks in Stockholm earlier this month.

South Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo reported Saturday that the U.S. proposed plans for developing the Kalma area, though didn't say how the North Korean delegation responded to the proposal, according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg noted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been trying to get a resort project completed in the Wonsan-Kalma coastal area for some time.

North Korean politician Pak Pong Ju reportedly visited the area in August to encourage workers to make the area ďa scenic spotĒ on the east coast.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/policy-strategy/466567-us-proposed-helping-north-korea-build-tourist-area-amid

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Reply US proposed helping North Korea build tourist area amid nuclear talks: report (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 19 OP
5X Oct 19 #1
not_the_one Oct 19 #2
Canoe52 Oct 19 #3
flibbitygiblets Oct 19 #19
SergeStorms Oct 19 #23
Name removed Oct 19 #4
Sneederbunk Oct 19 #5
dewsgirl Oct 19 #6
karynnj Oct 19 #7
gay texan Oct 19 #8
Me. Oct 19 #9
politicaljunkie41910 Oct 19 #16
Me. Oct 19 #18
soryang Oct 19 #10
not_the_one Oct 19 #12
soryang Oct 19 #13
reACTIONary Oct 19 #21
dalton99a Oct 19 #11
MineralMan Oct 19 #14
greatauntoftriplets Oct 19 #15
NCjack Oct 19 #17
The Liberal Lion Oct 19 #20
IronLionZion Oct 19 #22
burrowowl Oct 21 #24

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:15 AM

1. trump tower NK. and prolly the only reason dipshit was involved at all. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:16 AM

2. What do you want to bet that it would be anchored around a

TRUMP TOWER ?

I'm sure that would become THE new, hot spot tourist destination.

NOT!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:17 AM

3. Maybe put up a NK tRump tower and hold the G7 there?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:20 PM

19. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just "get along" with NK?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:55 PM

23. Complete with Bed Bugs....

imported from Trump National Doral. The Bed Bugs have become the drawing card to Trump properties around the world!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:23 AM

5. Not exactly my dream destination.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:25 AM

6. Because of course he did.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. I doubt the Us is the only country that warns AGAINST going to NK

The name - Otto Warmbier - somehow comes to mind.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:59 AM

8. A fucking trump tower In NK.

God I hate that motherfuckin asshole

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:09 AM

9. What? North Korea As A Destination Vacation?

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

16. On Trump's second trip to North Korea, he was discussing how beautiful NK's beaches were and that

Kim should build some Condos along the coastline. L'il Kim just smiled and nodded and Trump said that he was serious.

It wouldn't surprise me to see a Trump Tower on the North Korean peninsula in the near future. I wouldn't stay there, nor would i even visit there, but I'm sure if Trump can find someone else to front the cost of building a highrise on the NK peninsula and put Trump's name on it, it will happen.

Of course I'd imagine that the South Korean peninsula coastline would probably be just as scenic and beautiful, and you wouldn't have to be concerned with the nutjob neighbor on the other side of the fence.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:20 PM

18. Any American Who Goes To NK Is Taking His Life In His Hands

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:13 AM

10. This is just another of many US miscalculations

I've looked at some of the reports of what was offered in the working level meeting at Stockholm and they're not very clear. The reports seem to originate from a Japanese source, which was then translated and reported in a Korean newspaper, and then reported in English. In included some of the same nonstarters that were in Bolton's stillborn proposal in Hanoi.

I won't bother repeating them. The offer as described was amateurish, and if it was representative of the quality of preparation by Stephen Biegun for the meeting it was a serious disappointment. In fact it was so amateurish, it was hard to believe the report was accurate but sadly it probably was. The issue is and always has been the nature of the negotiating process and how it will go forward. The US cannot get John Bolton's defective "one bundle" approach out of his head.

The idea that North Korea is interested in having the US develop its economy is absurd. In fact, I'd suggest it's the last thing they want. The South Koreans and Chinese have been asking the US to get out of the way of their economic projects in North Korea for years.

Finally the State Department didn't "refute" anything. They rebutted the North Korean assertions with vague assertions. That's fine, I don't expect real diplomacy to be negotiated in the media.

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Response to soryang (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:29 AM

12. This was probably just a trump fantasy, floating nebulously in his VAST brain.

Much like the trump version of the "taco bell stand on every corner"...

It is brilliant, stable, and GENIUS. Just ask him.

"He" don't need no stinkin' planning. (poor grammar intended)

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:39 AM

13. Fantasy is the right word

American illusions about Asia are legend. The so called "loss of China;" the stalemated war in Korea; the debacle in Vietnam; the "trade war" with China... What's next?

38north.org has a new article up on John Bolton's role:

John Boltonís Awful Legacy on North Korea
BY: DANIEL R. DEPETRIS
OCTOBER 17, 2019

https://www.38north.org/2019/10/depetris101719/

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Response to soryang (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:49 PM

21. Thank for the link nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:15 AM

11. The Trump Organization was eager to help



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:24 PM

14. The Trump North Korea Golf Resort?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. Who in hell would choose a vacation in North Korea?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:14 PM

17. They need a Trump resort, and their problems will be over.

They don't need: agricultural and forestry management, consumer manufacturing, healthcare, and about 50 more activities. They need a Trump resort to bring in rich people to golf and gamble. And literally screw their poor women.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 04:15 PM

20. I see others here had the first same thought as I did

Namely that there would be a trump branded building at the center of this all.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:40 PM

22. They should name it after Otto Warmbier



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:01 AM

24. K&R

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