Trump-Kim pre-meeting (still)

Kim Yong Un and Donald trump have both arrived in Singapore ahead of their meeting scheduled for tomorrow. There’s a lot of interest, not surprisingly, but theirs also a lot of conjecture and speculation, which all seems a bit pointless until the meeting takes place and something comes out of it.

And then the meeting is bound to be over-analysed. There are thousands of journalists in Singapore who will all feel compelled to justify their trip.

I hope something good comes of the meeting, but I think it’s likely any possible progress will take a lot more than a single meeting preceded by presidential posturing.

6 Comments

  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 11, 2018

    Fox and Friends co-host Abby Huntsman:

    This is history. Regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators, what we are seeing right now ― this is history.

    This is probably the most honest thing ever said in the programme’s history.

  2. Zedd

     /  June 11, 2018

    I think there is a passage in the bible ‘When they say ‘peace, peace’ then great destruction will come’ ?
    .. just saying.. :/

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 11, 2018

    Interesting background and observations on Kim and Trump:
    http://www.atimes.com/article/tracking-the-man-behind-the-myth-of-kim-jong-un/

    • Gezza

       /  June 11, 2018

      A good read. I agree with his giving Kim credit for smarts & for playing Trump & Xi well, & his reasons for not insisting on the removal of US troops from South Korea – yet. Interesting observations on Kim’s ability to ooze charm, his affability, wit & his willingness to hug people – both much on display of late & pointing to a complex character. Also interesting are the parallels he draws between Kim & Trump in some respects.

  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 11, 2018

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 11, 2018

      That’s exactly the sort of stuff that passes for analysis in the progressive “mind”, Joe.