Korean summit: Welcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and peace rituals

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    South Korea's Moon Jae-in has welcomed the North Korean leader with a series of symbolic rituals.

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    A peculiar oft repeated cyclic trait, unique to this part of the world.

    One minute threatening to nuke each other, the next the best of buddies. Rinse & repeat for 50+ years without ever making true progress.

    The false peace ritual will probably only last until North Korea gets the sanctions lifted and the much needed cash injection, then we'll return to threatening each othet.

    I'd be delighted to be wrong but a healthy scepticism is advised whenever the Wicked Witch of the North starts smiling. It'll be interesting to see how long it is before Trump starts singing his own praises for bringing this about then sucks back as it all goes pear shaped again.
     
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    Interesting turn of events, although entirely not out of the ordinary. After 65 years of a personality cult and 'Juche' ideology of North Korean autarky it appears unlikely that Kim could take a step back from the precipice even if he wanted to.

    I would imagine it's just a continuation of the same old strategy of threatening nuclear war and posturing before agreeing to a climb down in exchange for the ending of sanctions and aid.
     
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    The day Oddjob met Asian Nigel Farage

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    His showmanship on the border shows hes not the fool many media sources make him out to be.
     
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