Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Stepping Out of the Corner

Donald Trump is back from his second summit with Kim Jong Un with no clear objectives met. Maybe the reason expectations were not met was because their first meeting was based on a misunderstanding. They were not on the same proverbial page. Denuclearization at this point is not in anyone's best interest. What their first summit achieved was to demonstrate both nations are equal, and that may have been its greatest achievement, because equality is the first requirement for conflict resolution. Ironically, that sense of equality may cost Donald Trump his supporters. How can equality make America great again? 

Equated ideas get people into trouble, because if you lose one, you lose your power. If you equate military might and power, what if another nation or nations have greater power? What if Russia and China join forces, both militarily and economically? Putin has recently announced four "unstoppable" weapons systems--hyper-sonic missiles that can reach any location on Earth, a torpedo that can hit targets far inland, a drone, and a satellite killer. The United States is a debtor nation to China, and China manufactures vital components for US weapons systems. The United States cannot fight China and Russia. While Donald Trump has declared the refugees from Central America a national emergency, China and Russia are rising in power to become the next global superpower.     

Donald Trump's personal relationship with Putin will not keep America safe. The policy of Maximum Pressure from world leaders like Trump, Putin and Xi Jin Ping is failed policy. Kim Jong Un demonstrated how to step out of the corner by doing what is in everyone's best interest. Kim Jong Un has not backed Donald Trump into the corner so much as he has declared his independence from US interference. 

The reunification of North and South Korea is our last government proposal for the first eight government proposals. It pulled mankind back from the edge of the abyss of nuclear war. Now it is time to go back to the first government proposal and to address a better way to end disputes between nations--in a court that considers all nations as equal. The first dispute on the docket is the Iraq War.

The contingency for the Exit Strategy for Iraq is the United States must be willing to agree to the Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal. Until this time, with the Republicans in power, the US government had no reason to agree to the plan. Why would the US government agree to it now? Because Russia and China are rising in power, and both have the capacity to back the United States into the corner, just as Donald Trump backed North Korea into the corner, and as Kim Jong Un demonstrated to the world, the way out of the corner is not to fight or to cave in to the pressure, but to do what is in everyone's best interest, which is to join the World Peace Movement.