Significance, Not Substance

Why was there no substance to the US and North Korean Summit in Singapore?

 

The Summit of Significance, Not Substance

Apparently there thousands of people around the world who could have met with the North Korean Leader and accomplished more. At least, that’s what they say on Social Media. Perhaps they should lead this Country, right? Perhaps they can solve world hunger, cancer and every other disease or status that plague’s the world; I won’t hold my breath for that to happen, either. The Summit’s significance weighed more than the substance – and that should show that it was effective.

Compromise is not always easy…especially when you consider the road that has been traveled over the last year. At one point, both leaders were threatening each other with Nuclear War. Today, however, they decided to take a different tone and path towards shelving those harsh feelings for the sake of the world’s safety. No matter how I feel about North Korea or Donald Trump: That is SIGNIFICANT.

I find that many people and journalists are unrealistic. They want answers now, with little or no regard to the sensitive nature of such a meeting. As citizens of the United States (subsequently a country that is within reach of North Korea’s missiles) we should be willing to look for the GOOD in the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un and not necessarily in what we are “giving up.”

The Resolution:

  1. “The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.”
  2. “The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula.”
  3. “Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
  4. “The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.”

 

What Are We Giving Up?

It has to beg the question of what exactly are we giving up by meeting with North Korea? Certainly, we cannot be so arrogant to think that we can show up to the summit and get everything we want without any compromise…can we? It sounds like the only thing we are really conceding on is the Joint Military Drills that take place annually in South Korea – for now. Seems like a reasonable “give” in order to receive a promise for verifiable denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

If we, as American’s and citizens of this world would take a step back and look at things without bias, we might find that this is far better than previously thought. While I do agree that it comes at an interesting time, there is no better time than the present to begin the walk towards peace.

Iran is Hating

Hater’s are going to hate. The question is: Why are we negotiating with North Korea when we just cancelled the agreement with Iran? I think it’s safe to assume that there is a lot that the general public does not know. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was agreed to with Iran is pretty complex, and had a time limit. Essentially, once the time limit expired, Iran could essentially begin the enrichment process for weapons grade Uranium once again. There was something significant about the revocation of this #Obama era agreement – I just don’t know what that significance is.

Click Here to Read the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Summary

In closing, we have to understand that this is the BEGINNING of talks with North Korea. There is no “deal”, there is no “agreement” and there is no “compromise” for long term peace. It is a starting point. Think of it as a door knob that is turned and the door is still closed.

Rome was not built in a day, folks.

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