The summit of the century happened.
And it did achieve one thing that the Donald hopped for:
it made him look thin.
Much, much thinner than before. But not in the way he wanted.
Walking the road from big, fat threats to wipe NK off the map of the earth to the “We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith – which both sides are!”, made the Donald lose a lot of weight.
And this is a good thing.
Kim’s weight stayed the same: threats, military exercises and bad jokes did not affect him.
He even gained weight, managing to make the Donald come to the negotiating table.
The Donald has a selective memory : “Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!”.
I seem to remember when he wanted to destroy the whole country himself, but this is just me and my critical thinking.
But, the Donald showed he can adapt his tactics: since threats and war games did not produce any results, he is trying another approach.
The whole world feels safer now that the Donald is in the White House :
“Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!”.
As I said, selective memory. This is adding to his thinness.
But I have to give the Caesar what’s due to Caesar : he did suspend the war games, not sure for how long.
The most important negotiations and backdoor deals, if there were any, are unknown.
Like the cake the Donald ate there and if he tried to eat his cake and have it at the same time. Or if he tried to eat Kim’s cake too.
We all know the Donald likes cake.
Kim dismantled a missile engine test site .
It is whispered that US promised to lift some sanctions.
A Chinese official already signaled the country may ask the United Nations to lift or adjust the penalties; South Korea wants them lifted too.
Both hope for the integration of NK and SK on the Silk Road.
But, to be honest, I do not trust at all the US bearing gifts .
“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” should read ” Timeo Yankees et dona ferentes”.
Remember the comments made by Pompeo and Bolton, regarding the “Libyan model of disarmament”.
Yankees always cheat.
But a Libyan scenario will not materialize , not because US will be honest in its dealings, for once in its history, but because the big neighbors of NK will not let it happen.
I think the Donald really, really wants that Nobel Peace Prize.
He may get it, after all.
Another war criminal having it ( see Syria, the Yemen ongoing genocide, Afghanistan, Ukraine ) will only consolidate the weight of the Nobel and make the Donald look as thin as Obama .