President Trump’s successful 180 degree turn of Obama’s disastrous foreign policy, must have Barky pissing himself right now.
Via Fox News
Three American prisoners held in North Korea have been released and are en route to the U.S. after a surprise diplomatic mission by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Trump announced Wednesday.
Pompeo is returning with the Americans, said to be in “good health,” after a brief visit to Pyongyang. Trump said he plans to greet them at Andrews Air Force Base when they arrive outside Washington.
“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting,” Trump tweeted, referring to the prisoners. “They seem to be in good health.”
I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Secretary Pompeo and his “guests” will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Trump also said that a date and location have now been set for his meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming summit between the two leaders. Trump, announcing Pompeo’s visit, had hinted at the possibility of the prisoner’s release.
“We will soon be finding out,” he said Tuesday when asked at the White House whether the prisoners would be freed. “It would be a great thing if they are, we’ll soon be finding out.”
Pompeo was heading to North Korea just as Trump announced the U.S. would pull back from the Iran nuclear agreement. Trump is hoping to now make headway against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
……The Americans were all detained within the last couple years.
Kim Dong Chul, a South Korea-born U.S. citizen and former Virginia resident, was sentenced in April 2016 to 10 years in prison with hard labor after being convicted of espionage. He reportedly ran a trade and hotel service company in Rason, a special economic zone on North Korea’s border with Russia.
Tony Kim was detained at Pyongyang’s airport in April 2017 and accused of unspecified “hostile acts” against the regime. He taught accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
Kim Hak Song, an ethnic Korean born in China, was detained in May 2017 for “hostile acts.” He worked in agricultural development at an experimental farm run by the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, which was founded in 2010 with donations from Christian groups.
Another American detainee, Otto Warmbier, died in June 2017 — just days after he was brought back to the U.S. with severe brain damage. He had been arrested in January 2016 and accused of stealing a propaganda poster and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.
This kind of gesture from the Norks never happened under Obama. He was too busy kowtowing and they were too busy laughing their asses off.
Negotiating from a position of strength is one of America’s best attributes.
Whatever accomplishments take place during Trump’s presidency can be credited to his tough, no bullshit approach. But don’t be misled by Fatty the Third’s acquiescence. The proof in the long run, will be if Kim Jong Un actually cooperates, agrees to dismantle his nukes, tear down the NK border on the DMZ, and open up his country to real freedom.
If I don’t seem to be enthusiastic, it’s because I’m not. Over 60 years of brutal communist control won’t just evaporate. One thing is for sure, North Korea does not want to tangle with the U.S. under Donald Trump. He’s made that abundantly clear. Even China, North Korea’s puppet master, has warned them not to mess with Trump.
In any case, Kim Jong Un should be held accountable for perpetuating the atrocities of his predecessors. Either haul his ass up in front of a tribunal or chop him up and throw him in the sewer.