North Korea Ex­tends Olive Branch to South Korea and a Warn­ing to Trump

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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.

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