North Korea Extends Olive Branch to South Korea and a Warning to Trump
North Korea announced that its nuclear defense program is now complete, Kim Jong-un has his finger on the button and its missiles can reach the continental United States. And it has indicated that it wants direct peace talks with the South and to discuss the participation of North Korean athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in March.
The South Korean government has welcomed Kim Jong-un's proposal to open a dialogue between the two nations in an effort to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and discuss the possibility of sending North Korean athletes to the Olympic games.
"We welcome that Kim expressed willingness to send a delegation and proposed talks as he acknowledged the need for improvement in inter-korean ties," a spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in said at a press briefing. "The successful launch of the games will contribute to stability not only on the Korean Peninsula but also in East Asia and the rest of the world."
By engaging in talks directly with South Korea and excluding the United States, the two Koreas can move towards de-escalation of tensions, find common ground and have a much greater chance of finding peace.
Peace between the two Koreas presents a challenge to Trump because the real target of American aggression towards North Korea has actually been China and by fomenting conflict between the Koreas the U.S. had an excuse to maintain a heavy military presence on China's front porch. Without that cover, the U.S. will be under pressure to reduce its military presence or stage a false flag attack to reignite tensions to keep pressure on China to not launch its gold-backed Petro Yuan and oil market that could weaken and ultimately lead to the collapse of the U.S. dollar.